MUSIC Friday, October 22: Rusko, with Dirty South Joe & Flufftronix, the Trocadero, $15–19.50 The dirty basslines of dubstep have taken America by storm over the past year. While the genre’s long been a staple of the overseas music scene, only recently have acts like Brit turntablist Rusko began to pack our dance halls, providing an apropos soundtrack for the hoardes of ecstasy-fueled college kids who’ve embraced the new wave in electronica. Recently signed to local hero Diplo’s record label, Rusko’s new LP, "OMG!," boasts some banging tunes, featuring guests as diverse as Gucci Mane and Amber Coffman (of the Dirty Projectors). Expect a bona–fide shitshow perfect for sweat-soaking your bright spandex leggings.
Sunday, October 24: Matt & Kim with Donnis, Starlight Ballroom, $15–17 Indie darlings and real–life couple, Brooklyn natives Matt and Kim have a special surprise for you this weekend. They’ll be debuting their new album, "Sidewalks," over a week before its Nov. 2 release, in its entirety. Known for their stellar live shows, the pair are sure to impress with ten drum–and–keys ditties and amuse with their legendary stage antics. ART
Now — November 13: Warren Rohrer - To Make a Live Painting, Locks Gallery, free Rohrer, a profilic artist whose entire oeuvre was granted the accolade of a retrospective at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, crafts beautiful surfacescapes reminiscent of the rural Pennsylvania. This new exhibit at Locks Gallery showcases a particular subset of his opus and spans the late '70s and early '80s, strategically layering rich hues to build stroke-driven textures. Methodologists will be particularly thrilled with the exhibition of Rohrer’s sketchbook, which outlines his complex creative process. THEATER
Now — November 21: Uncle Vanya, Latern Theatre Company, $20 for preview week Anton Chekhov, brilliant Russian playwright and dramatist extraordinaire, would have been 150–years-old this month. In celebration the Latern Theatre Company is staging one of his most comic and provacative works, centered around an uncle and his niece who have toiled to keep up the family estate. An unexpected visit from estranged family rekindles suppressed emotions and forces a confrontation of unfufilled desire. WORKSHOP
Saturday, October 23: Dracula DIY, Rosenbach Museum and Library, free With all the Twi–hards running around these days, it’s hard not to get sucked in to the vampire frenzy. Keep it old school by embracing an old school legend: Bram Stoker’s titular terror. The folks over at Rosenbach will teach you all the tricks you need to make yourself some new treats including a screenprinted t–shirt, cupcakes from beyond the grave, fang-bitten necklaces and a publication with the assistance of science DIY geniuses Hive76.