LOCAL MUSIC MAYHEM: Everyone wants to say that they heard it first. Head down to Northern Liberties at the Piazza At Schmidt’s to see the best in new and local music. Philebrity.com and Vitaminwater will presents The Sync Stage during Popped! Philadelphia & The 2nd Street Festival. The free event starts at 11 a.m. and runs all day. Over 60 vendors will be on hand and there will be performances by Jotto, (The Sounds Of) Kaleidoscope, and many, many others. For more information, head to Philebrity.com/syncstage or PoppedPhiladelphia.org.
AMAZING ALT-ROCK: Believe it or not, alternative rock is still around and three of the best alt-rock acts are heading to the Electric Factory. Anberlin, Taking Back Sunday and Envy On The Coast will show you that alt-rock isn’t dead. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are $27.50 and can be bought on the Ticketmaster Web site.
ICELAND’S QUEEN: While she’s not actually in town, the 941 Theater will screen live concert footage by the one and only Bjork. The film contains highlights from the famous Volta tour, recorded in Paris and Reykjavik with songs from all of her previous albums. Tickets are just $7 and the event is BYOB. For more questions call 215.235.1385.
RUN FOR IT: Make Father’s Day mean something by running in the “Father’s Day Prostate Run” presented by Run 4 Your Life. The 5k Walk/Run starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Art Museum and costs $25 to enter. For more information, head to the Run 4 Your Life Web site.
ROCK+COUNTRY=ROCUNTRY: Make your way down to the TLA to see the Old 97s perform. The alt-country rockers are a self-proclaimed fusion of Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard. The show starts with openers Rhett Miller and Murry Hammond at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 at the door and are available at the Ticketmaster Web site.
STUDENT SHOWCASE: NEXUSselects is an annual exhibition of the area best graduating art school students. This year’s eight selected artists are featured not only for their various work, but also for the dedication, hard work and leadership of their educators. The event at the NEXUS/Foundation for Today's Art is free and run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call 215.684.1964.