The Rock Bottom Remainders
What: Stellar authors Amy Tan and Scott Turow, along with other writers, band together to show off their musical chops.
Why: One hundred percent of proceeds goes to the Free Library of Philadelphia.
When: Tonight, 8 p.m.
Where: Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St. (215-627-1332). Tickets ($35) online at rockbottomremainders.com.
What: Right before the dreaded humidity sets in, hairstylist André Richard schools you on products and techniques for taming unruly locks.
Why: Free samples and 25 percent off any one service booked that night.
When: Tonight, 7 p.m.
Where: Product by André Richard Salon, 1218 Locust St. (215-735-1590). Admission is free.
What: DJ Dirty and Shawn Ryan spin the Eurythmics, Human League, and other ’80s classics that’ll have even the biggest wallflowers out on the dance floor.
Why: You were looking for an excuse to break out those leg warmers.
When: Sat., 10 p.m.
Where: Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St. (215-291-4919). Admission is free.
Flavors of the Avenue
What: Twenty restaurants gather under a tent and lay out a serious spread, from sweet pea wontons to rosemary meringue cookies.
Why: Stock up on wares ($5-$100) at the Crafty Balboa craft show while you’re there.
When: Sat., noon-5 p.m.
Where: E. Passyunk Ave., b/t Dickinson & Morris Sts. For info, call 215-336-1455. Tickets at the door ($25) or in advance online ($20) at visiteastpassyunk.com.
Photo: Courtesy of The Rock Bottom Remainders