Star’s Summer Calendar Series

Star is now of­fer­ing a week-by-week list of city­wide sum­mer events in ad­di­tion to our reg­u­lar cal­en­dar!

Wed­nes­day, Ju­ly 18

Learn about the an­cient Bib­lic­al manuscripts, the Dead Sea Scrolls, at the Frank­lin In­sti­tute (222 N. 20th St.), and come to know how sci­ence and re­li­gion might work to­geth­er to deep­en our un­der­stand­ing of the uni­verse.

Many guest speak­ers will share their know­ledge at this lec­ture. Tick­ets cost $5 and can be pur­chased on­line at For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-448-1200. ••

Thursday, Ju­ly 19

South Philly Re­view will host the fourth-an­nu­al Pizza Olympics at 6 p.m. at Penn’s Land­ing, at 1301 Colum­bus Blvd. The event fea­tures over 20 area pizza par­lors that will put their pies to the test.

Must be 18 years old to enter. Tick­ets cost $10. For more in­form­a­tion or for tick­ets, call 215-336-2500, or vis­it www.south­phil­lyre­ ••

Fri­day, Ju­ly 20

The Wine School of Phil­adelphia is of­fer­ing a wine tour of one of Europe’s most beau­ti­ful re­gions, the Alps. In this class, you’ll sample wines from Ger­many, Aus­tria, France and Italy.

The class will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Wine School of Phil­adelphia, at 127 S. 22nd St. Tick­ets cost $54.98. For more in­form­a­tion, call 1-800-817-7351. ••

Sat­urday, Ju­ly 21

Rock and roll le­gend Aer­o­s­mith will come to the Wells Fargo Cen­ter (3601 S. Broad St.), with a per­form­ance of their “Glob­al Warm­ing Tour” fea­tur­ing open­ing act Cheap Trick at 8 p.m.

Tick­et prices range from $49.50 to $149.50. Tick­ets are on sale ex­clus­ively through Com­cast­TIX at Com­cast­, by phone at 1-800-298-4200 or in per­son at the Wells Fargo Cen­ter box of­fice. ••

Sunday, Ju­ly 22

White­m­arsh Boat Club (WBC) will hold Dis­cov­er Row­ing Day from 10 a.m. un­til 2 p.m. at the Hines Row­ing Cen­ter, 801 Wash­ing­ton St., Con­sho­hock­en. The pro­gram is open to men and wo­men over 14.

The pro­gram will fea­ture coached row­ing ma­chine train­ing, an equip­ment over­view and an on-river row, plus light re­fresh­ments.

No row­ing ex­per­i­ence is re­quired. Tick­ets cost $50 at the door, $30 in ad­vance. For more in­form­a­tion or to pur­chase tick­ets, vis­it white­m­arsh­ or call 610-272-8116. ••

Monday, Ju­ly 23

The fi­nal night of QFest, the largest LGBT film fest­iv­al on the East Coast, will be held to show­case the fa­vor­ite films from the weeklong fest­iv­al. The films will be  shown at theat­ers throughout the city.

These films bring to­geth­er the very best in LGBT com­edy, drama, and ro­mance, while also tack­ling trans­gender is­sues, im­mig­ra­tion and the leg­al­iz­a­tion of same-sex mar­riage.

For more in­form­a­tion, spe­cif­ic show list­ings and loc­a­tions or to pur­chase tick­ets, vis­it the web­site at ••

Tues­day, Ju­ly 24

Join the Phil­adelphia Zoo at 11 a.m. for their Rock and Roar sum­mer con­cert series on Im­pala Lawn. All of the con­certs in the series are rain or shine, and an al­tern­ate in­door loc­a­tion is avail­able in the event of rain.

For more in­form­a­tion on each con­cert, vis­it the zoo’s events cal­en­dar at www.phil­adelphia­ The con­cert is free with ad­mis­sion to the Phil­adelphia Zoo.  ••

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