First Friday Extravaganza
What: Endless Safari and Druid Circles play while Steve Teare paints live on stage at this listening party at the Caterpillar lot.
Why: The early bird gets the worm.
When: Fri., 6-9 p.m.
Where: 2205 Frankford Ave.
The Sync Stage
What: The free musical lineup of the summer with BC Camplight, The Tough Shits, and Pink Skull.
Why: Easy listening.
When: Sat., 2-9 p.m.
Where: The Piazza at Schmidts, 1001-13 N. Second St.
Hurrah Presents Independence Day
What: Shawn Ryan has his Fourth of July dance-a-thon with disco, electro, and house at Medusa after the free Roots show.
Why: You’re feeling celebratory.
When: Sat., 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 27 S. 21st St.
What: Catch the art museum’s awesome Independence Day display from your blanket or beach chair.
Why: Let freedom ring.
When: Sat., 10:30 p.m.
Where: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. (215-763-8100).
WRAP IT UP
What: Fun, garage-punk tunes for postfirework jamming.
Why: He always puts on a good show.
When: Sat., 10 p.m.
Where: Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave. (215-739-9684). Tickets online at ticketweb.com.