Riot Roundup: Cool Local Shit Going On This Week 8/24– 8/29

The night is dark and full of rhinestones…

Riot Roundup is a weekly feature detailing fun upcoming events in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. Have an event that you want mentioned in a future column? Drop us an email and let us know!


Life finds a way this week with the original 1993 Spielberg classic Jurassic Park at the Troc’s Movie Monday. As always, the event is 21 and over, doors are at 6 6:30 and the show starts at 8. $3 gets you in and goes toward a drink or snack!


Helium Comedy Club Presents: Sidekicks. From their site “Helium Comedy Club Philadelphia’s latest game show, Sidekicks, pairs together 3 local comics with 3 audience members to compete in a series of ridiculous trivia games! Audience participation is key in this show, as your laughter can add big points to the scores of the hilarious twosomes. Best of all, the audience member on the winning team takes away the Ultimate Prize of $200, straight from the comedians’ pockets!” This show is 21+ (18+ with parent). Tickets will be available for pick up at the box office prior to the show (they are generally available 1.5-2 hours prior to show time.)


“Diamond” David Lee Roth returns to the Philly area with Van Halen at the Susquehanna Bank Center. Tickets are still available here.

Friday and Saturday:

The Mahoning Drive-In Theater in Lehighton PA.From their site: “Air out your tents and pack your sleeping bags for the biggest outdoor horror movie event of the year! On August 28th & 29th, Exhumed Films and the Mahoning Drive-In Theater present “Camp Blood”! Haul out your camping gear and join us as Jason Voorhees and his deranged brethren stalk-and-slash their way across the giant Mahoning theater screen in six killer camping horror classics! We’ll also have vintage horror movie trailers, drive-in shorts and other surprises to be announced! This will be a show you will NOT want to miss!” Tickets are just $10 each night and camping is available on the drive-in theater lot for an additional $10. Friday: FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980). FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2 (1981), FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER (1984)

Saturday: SLEEPAWAY CAMP (1983)  RITUALS [aka. THE CREEPER] (1977)


Whole Flea at Whole Foods Market on South Street. From their site: “WHOLE FLEA is a new rooftop flea market that goes beyond vintage clothing and antiques. Join us Saturday, August 29 at 12 – 5 p.m. on the P2 Rooftop and meet 35+ local artisans selling unique, handcrafted goods, including jewelry, clothing, body products, candles, patches, banners, ceramic art, pottery, prints, illustrations, home goods, toys, gourmet coffee, nut butters and more – all for a great cause – the Whole Kids Foundation, a nonprofit that educates kids about healthy eating by installing gardens and salad bars in schools. Rain or shine – come see us and enjoy an exciting afternoon of shopping, live music, arts and crafts with our Whole Kids Club too!”

Saturday :

Last but certainly not least, Blacklist Burlesque Presents Burlesque Is Coming at the Trocadero. This 21 and over (obviously) event is the only Game of Thrones burlesque tribute show officially approved by Mr. George R. R. Martin himself! I’m assuming they don’t murder anyone, at least not for real, but hey, there’s only one way to find out. Valar morghulis! Tickets are available online for $12


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