4 Staff Picks this July
Here are the concerts, shows and events you won’t want to miss.
Main Point Books has recruited 25 stores and restaurants throughout Wayne to create an extensive network for its Where’s Waldo? Scavenger Hunt. Pick up a passport at Main Point and other participating locations, and start snooping around town for you chance to win prizes. The month-long event ends with a party at Main Point on July 31.
116 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne, www.mainpointbooks.com.
Philadelphia native Kevin Hart pays another visit to the area, bringing his Irresponsible Tour to BB&T Pavilion on July 14. The red-hot standup and film star never has any shortage of love for the City of Brotherly Love. Expect a dose of his usual comedic bite—and more.
BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J., www.pavilioncamden.com.
Is there anything Beck can’t do? Over the last 25 years, the sonic chameleon has bounced from folk to hip-hop to funk to rock and back to folk again, winning three Grammys in the process (for 2014’s Morning Phase). His latest LP, Colors, may be his most unabashedly commercial-sounding effort to date—yet it’s still undeniably Beck.
Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, 601 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, (215) 922-1011, www.festivalpierphilly.com.
Thru Sept. 3
Ceramics and mixed media are the focus at the Woodmere Annual 77th Juried Exhibition. This year’s juror, Syd Carpenter, is a professor at Swarthmore College whose work has been featured in the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery, among other places. She’s selected a stunning variety of work that includes the remarkable ceramics of Yinka Orafidiya and Roberto Lugo (pictured). All 75 artists are based within 50 miles of the area, giving the exhibit a regional vibe.
9201 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, (215) 247-0476, woodmereartmuseum.org.