4/24-4/25: Local Flavors, a Festival and a Funny Man

Shad Fest: This Saturday make a stop in Fishtown to celebrate the 2nd Annual Shad Fest. Dedicated to the fish that brought much economic success to the area, Shad Fest will gather local arts and craft vendors, food from Johnny Brenda's Tavern, Cosmic Catering and Festival Foods, community groups, music and much more. WXPN will sponsor and broadcast live from the event as they partner with Weathervane Music, bringing breakthrough artists to the area. Expect to hear music from The Strapping Fieldhands  and local groups Birdie Busch , the Buried Beds, The Lara and Joe Show and Blood Feathers. Shad Fest, Penn Treaty Park at Delaware and Columbia Sts., Philadelphia, Pa. 19125, Free, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Flavors of the Avenue: We all know South Philly is home of the cheesesteak, but make your way down East Passyunk for something more than a sandwich. This Saturday, taste food from Adobe Cafe, Avenue Cheese Shop, Black N Brew, Cantina Los Caballitos, Cellini's, Chiarella's, Da Vinci Ristorante, El Zarape, Fond, Fuel, Isabella Pizza, Izumi, Le Virtu, Lucky 13, Mamma Maria's, Paradiso, Ray's Happy Birthday Bar, South Philly Bar & Grill, Stogie Joe's and Tre Scalini. For only $20, pop from vendor to vendor, sampling local flavors from the areas top restaurants as you enjoy complimentary wine, beer, cocktails and coffee. Flavors of the Avenue, East Passyunk Avenue, between Dickinson and Morris, Philadelphia, Pa. 19148, $20, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. 

King of Comedy: Comedian Steve Harvey is in town Saturday night at the Liacouras Center. Known for his stand-up along side fellow Kings of Comedy, Cedric The Entertainer, D.L. Hughley and the late Bernie Mac, Harvey brings something more to the table. Not only has he appeared on several television shows, he also hosts his own nationally syndicated morning radio show. For under $50, laugh all night long.  Liacouras Center, Temple University, 1776 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19122, $42.50-$49.50, 8 p.m.

Let it Rock: He broke on the scene with “Let it Rock,” featuring Lil’ Wayne, now see singer Kevin Rudolf this Saturday night in A.C. Rudolf will perform his latest hits “Welcome to the World” and “I Made It” at Mixx in the Borgata. Head down for the weekend and party, party, party. Tickets are $20 and we’re sure this Cash Money Records/Universal Republic artist will be around for a long time. Mixx, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, Nj. 08401, +21, $20, 10 p.m.

Sunday Funday: It’s Sunday Funday at McFadden’s. Enjoy a Mexican-themed, $25 all-you-can eat and drink open bar. Snack on hard tacos, fiesta salad, burritos, rice, nachos, chips and Mexican fruit salad. Have as many Coronas and tequila shots as you like. Bring your friends and relax before Monday. McFadden’s Saloon, 461 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19123, +21, $25, 3 p.m.

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