Summer Grand Slam and BBQ
What: Finalists gather at the biggest slam of the year to see who’s best at spinning a yarn, plus there’s a show from Brooklyn band Peculiar Gentlemen.
Why: Feast on eats from Sweet Lucy’s Smokehouse, then wash them down with Narragansett Beer.
When: Sat., 5-10 p.m.
Where: Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St. (215-925-9914). Info at 267-402-2055. Tickets ($12-$30) online at brownpapertickets.com.
Your Favorite Hair Product
What: We told you our summer picks — now you tell us yours. Post it on our Facebook page.
Why: One random poster will receive a package of stellar hair care products.
When: You’re procrastinating at work.
Where: Online at facebook.com.
Summer Studio with Anthony Campuzano
What: A series of free events (screenings, reading groups, discussions) led by artists and professors.
Why: Hands-on classes (plus supplies) perfect for art school veterans and newbies.
When: Thru July 31. Schedule online at icaphila.org.
Where: Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th St. (215-898-5911).
Sun Ra Arkestra
What: The legendary ensemble plays its signature blend of spacey jazz.
Why: Free Rita’s Italian ices bring you back to earth.
When: Sat., 6 p.m.
Where: Free Library of Philadelphia, Walnut Street West Branch, 201 S. 40th St., in the field behind the library (215-685-7671). Info at 215-243-0555. Admission is free.
Garces Trading Company Coffee
What: Ever-busy chef Jose Garces debuts four bean varieties ($13-$14), each roasted locally in small batches.
Why: Fingers crossed that potent Formula 1111 espresso makes us half as productive as he is.
When: You need a pick-me-up.
Where: Locations online at grg-mgmt.com; purchase online at shop.grg.mgmt.com.
Photo: Erika Vonie / Courtesy of First Person Arts
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