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 www.fi.com/scrolls. 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.southphillyreview.com. ••
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 ComcastTIX.com, 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 whitemarshboatclub.org 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 www.qfest.com. ••
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.philadelphiazoo.org. The concert is free with admission to the Philadelphia Zoo. ••