THURSDAY, AUGUST 30

Music | Steve Martin & Martin Short: An evening you will forget for the rest of your life

Two comedians and a banjo. Need more of a hint? It’s Steve Martin and Martin Short of course! The comic legends and real-life friends are touring with their variety show that will be filled with laughs and music. Joining the pair will be Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” keyboardist Jeff Babko. While the artists joke that it’s a forgettable evening, it is still a night you don’t want to miss! | 8pm. Prices vary. The Mann Center for Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave. manncenter.org

Outdoor Movies | ‘Despicable Me 3’

Grab a blanket, your favorite snacks and all your little minions to watch “Despicable Me 3.” Take advantage of the remaining summer nights with the third movie in the animated trilogy about the reformed supervillain Gru and his three adopted children. | 8pm. Free Great Plaza, 101 S. Columbus Blvd. facebook.com/events/170227443681208/

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Drinks | End of Summer Beer Garden

Come visit the Mütter Museum for the annual End of Summer Beer Garden before the holiday weekend with full museum access. Enjoy access to the entire Mütter Museum during these exclusive late-night hours and drink specialty beers and sangrias in the Benjamin Rush Medicinal Garden. | 6-10pm. Free-$12. Mutter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 S. 22nd St. eventbrite.com/e/end-of-summer-beer-garden

Music | Jill McCracken, Alyssa Joseph and Scavengers Like Me

An evening of indie soul songwriters and alt. pop/folk goodness! Jill McCracken hits Philly supporting the release of her new album "Shake Me Up," joined by beloved Philly acts Alyssa Joseph and Scavengers Like Me. | 8pm-midnight. $8-$10. Bourbon & Branch, 705 N. 2nd St. ticketfly.com/purchase

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Music | Flow Tribe

Get into the flow of the week with Flow Tribe. The six-member American funk rock band will be bringing their New Orleans beats for your listening pleasure. | 8pm. $15. The Foundry, 29 E. Allen St. thefillmorephilly.com/

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31

Comedy | Wonder Bus Tour with Emily Kinslow

Imagine this: You’re in Hollywood, California, taking a behind-the-scenes tour through your favorite TV show’s set. Now imagine watching your fave stars chatting, fighting and flirting between takes creating a blooper reel before your very eyes. Stop imagining. Hop on the Wonder Bus Tour and find out. | 9-10pm. $10. Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom St. phillyimprovtheater.ticketleap.com/wonderbus-tour-with-emily-kinslow-08-31-2018/

Drinks | Wines and Beers of the American Revolution

So what did the Founding Fathers drink anyway? Which Founding Father is considered the "Father of American Wine" and why? How cool was Philly during its heyday as the largest metropolis in North America and the capital city of the United States? Learn about America’s drunkard history as you sample wines, ciders and beers like those enjoyed by Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Franklin while founding a new nation right here in the City of Brotherly Love. | 7-8pm. $29. Pinot Boutique, 227 Market St. pinotboutique.com/events/

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Outdoor Film | ‘Black Panther’ in Clark Park

“Wakanda forever!” Wear your best superhero outfit and take an adventure to Wakanda to see the smash hit “Black Panther” under the stars! In attendance will be Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, the only Black-woman owned shop of its kind, for activities, giveaways and a costume parade. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy a free movie in beautiful Clark Park! Food will be available for purchase. | 7-10pm. Free. Clark Park, 4300 Baltimore Ave. facebook.com/events/959582730880235/

Comedy: Weeding Out The Stoned

Sixteen comedians enter. All but one of them are stoned. It’s up to all of us to find the sober individual so the entire audience can win prizes! Officer Alex Grubard administers field sobriety tests, takes audience testimony, and asks trivia questions of Philly’s premier drug-induced comics as we all seek justice by weeding out the stoned. | 8:30-10pm. Good Good Comedy Theatre, 215 N 11th St. goodgoodcomedy.com/weed/

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Music | Smooth Jazz Summer Nights: The Baylor Project

Let’s get jazzy. This is the last night of the free, outdoor concert series that highlights renowned jazz and blues musicians from across the globe. The Baylor Project will play out the end of August with those smooth jazz beats. | 7:30-9pm. Free. Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, 101 S. Columbus Blvd. facebook.com/events/604292319936469/

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Labor Day | Labor Day Concert with Fireworks

Celebrate the traditional end-of-summer with a free concert by The U.S. Army Band Downrange, followed by fireworks. What a spectacular way to celebrate Labor Day … and a long weekend! | 8pm, concert. 9:30pm, fireworks. Free. Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, 101 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. facebook.com/events/164477890902984/

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Oktoberfest | Labor Day Volksfest

Every Labor Day Weekend (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday) the Cannstatter holds its very popular Volksfest (Oktoberfest) party. Three days full of great food, fantastic entertainment, prizes, vendors, rides for the kids and much more. | Noon-10pm. Free-$11. Cannstatter Volksfest Verein, 9130 Academy Road. facebook.com/events/2647383145487297/

Market | Pretzel Park's Weekly Farmers Market

Who doesn’t love a good farmer’s market? Come to this weekly market and shop among vendors who feature locally grown produce, meats and plants as well as locally produced spirits. The market also highlights local artists, bands and food trucks! | 10am-2pm. Free admission. 4300 Silverwood St. facebook.com/events/1741084689306303

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Market | Art Star Pop Up Market

Shop ‘til you drop at this weekly, handmade pop up market curated by Art Star within Spruce Street Harbor Park. Peruse crafts as well as local produce and plants by the waterfront.  You never know what you just might find. | Noon-5pm. Free. Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. artstarcraftbazaar.com/about-spruce-street-harbor-park/

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Attraction | Farewell to Summer: Closing Weekend at Blue Cross RiverRink

Take one last spin on the carousel, Ferris wheel and roller skating rink before Summerfest closes up shop for the season. The venue will be having fun, family-friendly activities and events all weekend long. | Sept. 1-3. Times vary. Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Blvd. facebook.com/events/234891230587470/

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Museum | PECO Free First Sunday Family Day

It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes, family activities and entertainment! Visitors have access to the collection and the chance to view the Renoir: Father and Son/Painting and Cinema exhibition before it closes on Monday. | 10am-5pm. Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. facebook.com/events/2093029467692337/

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Music | Mad Decent Block Party Presents: Diplo and Friends

“Welcome to the Party,” with music spinning by DJ Diplo. Even if you can’t attend Made in America, get a taste of the fest with Diplo’s “friends”: Cashmere Cat, Jai Wolf, Anna Lunoe and Dirty South Joe. | 10pm. $40. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St. concerts1.livenation.com/mad-decent-block-party-presents-diplo-philadelphia-pennsylvania-09-02-2018/event/02005510EEB80FFA

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Hiking | Fun with Fabulous Fungi with Faith Watson

Explore the hills near Andorra Meadow and learn about the role underground fungi play in helping trees grow and communicate. You will also be introduced to the above-ground fruiting structures: knobs, buttons, shelves, cups and umbrellas we all know as mushrooms. While this hike is not about touching or eating the fungi, it will make for some great photography. | 10-11:30am. Free. The Cedars House, 200 W. Northwestern Ave. fow.org/event/fun-fungi-fw1/

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Music | Screen/Play Presents: Prince + Questlove: ‘Under The Cherry Moon’

Celebrate Prince’s “Under the Cherry Moon” and its brilliant soundtrack with a special brunch. The event will feature a screening of the film followed by an exclusive video interview with renowned Prince expert Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson. The afternoon will close out with a live music performance and set from Questlove, inspired by the film and featuring songs from Prince’s catalogue. The entry price includes one raffle ticket to win a custom designed Prince-inspired jacket from Miss TLC. | 1pm. $30. World Cafe Live Philadelphia, 3025 Walnut St. ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1740680?utm_medium=ampOfficialEvent&utm_source=fbTfly

Fitness | Wissahickon Warriors Yoga

Get into warrior position and tap into your inner chi. Bring a mat for this all-level yoga class. Come for a great stretch and post-class pint. The yoga class happens every Sunday. | Noon-1pm. $12. Wissahickon Brewing Company, 705 W. School House Lane. wissahickonbrew.com

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

Open Mic | Community Drafts

Think you got the creative chops to take the stage? Show off your talent at this monthly open mic series open to all artists of all genres. Performances should be kept to less than 15 minutes. | 8-11pm. Free. Lucky 13 Pub, 1820 S. 13th St. facebook.com/events/1663602477101621/

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Labor Day | Philadelphia Labor Day Parade & Family Festival

Celebrate Labor Day with a day jam-packed with activities. Start with a pre-parade kickoff rally, then parade and finish off with the Philadelphia AFL-CIO Family Celebration. Enjoy food, refreshments, kids activities, crafts and live music as you celebrate America’s workers. | 8:30am-2pm. Free. Sheet Metal Workers' Local 19 Union Hall, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd. facebook.com/events/221841861830048/?active_tab=about

Music | Comfy

Get Comfy and settle in for a night of music! Unwind with a lineup of indie rockers, including  The Sharp Shadows, Kangaroo and Slophouse. | 6:30pm. $7. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St. kungfunecktie.com/event/1742621-comfy-philadelphia/

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Kid-Friendly | Storytime in the Square

For the perfect summertime activity for kids of all ages, come for a storytime reading at Franklin Square Pavilion. The weekly stories are read by Margaret Bernardi of the Independence Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia. | 10-11am. Free. Franklin Square, 6th and Race streets. facebook.com/events/225681314817962/?event_time_id=225681321484628

Movies | Philadelphia Psychotronic Film Society Meeting
Calling all movie buffs. Come for free screenings of cult/weirdo/B-movie fare. BYOB and watch a flick with other film lovers. After signing into three meetings, you will receive an enamel pin of the Philadelphia Psychotronic Film Society Logo. | 7:30-9:30pm. Free. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St. psychotronicphilly.org/

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Theater | ‘Kill Move Paradise’

Catch the opening night of James Ijames' New York Times Critic Pick play. “Kill Move Paradise” tells the story of Isa, Daz, Grif and Tiny, four Black men who find themselves stuck in a cosmic waiting room in the afterlife. This play, inspired by the ever-growing list of slain unarmed black men and women, depicts these men as symbols of life and hope. Gone but never forgotten, “Kill Move Paradise” illustrates the possibilities of collective transformation and radical acts of joy. The show runs through Sept. 23. | 6:30-8:30pm. $33. Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St. tickets.wilmatheater.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=55043

Theater | Irving Berlin's ‘Holiday Inn’

Come to opening night of the Walnut Street Theater’s latest musical production. Broadway veteran Jim leaves the bright lights of show business for the quiet of a country farm. But life just isn’t the same without song and dance, so Jim turns his farmhouse into a fabulous inn with dazzling performances to celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July. But can Jim also work the same magic on his love life? | Sept. 4-Oct. 21. 8pm. Prices vary. Walnut Street Theater, 825 Walnut St. walnutstreettheatre.org/season/show/irving-berlins-holiday-inn

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Music | XPN Welcomes Mac DeMarco

Back by popular demand! Mac DeMarco returns to the Skyline Stage on Sept. 4. Last year, Mac released “This Old Dog,” his fifth album in just over half a decade, to rave reviews. | 7pm. $32.50. The Mann Center for Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave. manncenter.org/events/mac-demarco

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Fringe Festival | Almanac's ‘Jeanne/Jean/John/Jawn’

Acrobatics, live music, botany and cheesesteaks. The company behind Fringe hits “Exile 2588” and “Leaps of Faith and Other Mistakes” returns to its roots in this indoor-outdoor extravaganza of jaw-dropping circus feats, courage, camouflage and contradictions. Going on through Sept. 16, come check out the opening night of your new favorite show. | 8pm. $25. The Garden at The Maas Building, 1320 N. 5th St. fringearts.com/event/jeannejeanjohnjawn-15/

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Games | ‘Scrubs’ Trivia

Grab your stuffed dog and come for some ‘Scrubs’ Trivia. It will be a fun night of five unique and challenging rounds of trivia, celebrating the wacky doctors of Sacred Heart. | 8-10pm. Free. Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St. eventbrite.com/e/scrubs-trivia-registration-48376617766?aff=efbeventtix

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

Causes | Pittie Party w/ PSPCA

No, not a pity party – a pittie party! Get your tail wagging for this monthly yappy hour that features Poocha Coladas. Treat your best pal to homemade dog-friendly "cocktails." Proceeds benefit the community outreach program at the PSPCA. For every dog that finds their forever home at the Pittie Party, the rescue partners pledge to open a spot in their adoption programs for a pit bull from the Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia’s shelter. | 5-8pm. Free. The Trestle Inn, 339 N. 11th St. eventbrite.com/e/pittie-party-w-pspca-tickets-49358645036?aff=efbeventtix

Drinks | Parks on Tap: Pleasant Hill Park

Why go home after work when you can have brews and bites with Parks on Tap? The next stop for the traveling beer garden is Pleasant Hill Park,  along the Delaware River in the Torresdale section of Northeast Philadelphia. Kick off the latest stop with a happy hour that benefits the park. | 5-10pm. Free admission. Pleasant Hill Park, Linden Ave. facebook.com/events/1672473302841764/

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Gardening | Hanging Bubble Terrarium Workshop

As summer comes to a close, bring some greenery to into your home sweet home with your very own succulent terrariums! Your ticket includes all the ingredients you need to create your terrarium and step-by-step guidance through the entire design process. You will also learn some of the best kept secrets to making sure your succulents thrive in their new home! | 7-8pm. $20. The Schmidt’s Commons, 1001 N. 2nd St. eventbee.com/v/buckscountyflowers/event?eid=149662183#/tickets

Politics | Meet and Greet: Rep. Bullock and Rep. Sims

Meet-and-greet with your state legislators: Representatives Bullock and Sims. They want to get to know their constituents, hear about the environmental issues that matter to you and tell you about how they're working to move things forward in Harrisburg. Enjoy some light refreshments and meet other members of your community who share your values. | 6:30-8pm. Free. City Tap Logan Square, 119 N. 18th St. secure.everyaction.com/ZCkAI74lhUaVn5bg22suJA2?=FBpost

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Fringe Festival | ‘Close Your Legs, Honey’

She’s plucked, sucked, and tucked – beauty has met its match! Join Honey and her foul-mouthed mama on a darkly comedic, high-glitz musical misadventure taking on an army of pint-sized glamazons for Grand Supreme glory! Will she win? Mama say a prayer! An ugly story in a beautiful world. About kids, for adults. | 8:30-9:45pm. $15-$18. Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom St. eventbrite.com/e/philly-fringe-2018-close-your-legs-honey-tickets-48790780538?aff=efbeventtix

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

Film Festival | Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival

Grab the popcorn because the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival is in town.Featuring an eclectic mix of alternative movies from around the world, the festival will screen more than 45 movies. In addition, the film fest will have local art and special guests from the film industry. | Sept. 6-9. Prices and times vary. Proscenium Theater, 302 S. Hicks St. filmfreeway.com/PhiladelphiaUnnamedFilmFestival/tickets

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Music | Ziggy Marley

Eight-time Grammy Award-winning musician and reggae icon Ziggy Marley returns to the Mann to support his seventh full-length studio album, “Rebellion Rises.” Fully written, recorded and produced by Marley, this passionate and indelible new collection of music encourages people to stand together in activism through love. | 6pm. $30-$50.50. The Mann Center for Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave. manncenter.org/events/ziggy-marley

Fringe Festival | ‘Onwards & Upwards: The Italian American Dream’

This show is performed in Italian and English, and deals with past Italian immigration and recent immigration that happens worldwide, the values that immigrants bring along, and their life-long difficulties and upsets. | Sept. 5-8. 5pm & 7pm. $29. History of Italian Immigration Museum, 1834 E. Passyunk Ave.

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Music | Poetry vs. Hip-Hop

It’s poetry vs hip-hop. Who will have the better line and rhyme? Hosted by internationally award-winning poet and comedian Queen Sheba, this nationally touring show is all about the master of the verse. | 8pm. $10-$25. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. worldcafelive.com/event/1745403-poetry-vs-hip-hop-philly-philadelphia/

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Book Launch | ‘Building the Cycling City'

Celebrate the release of the book "Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality." Expect beer, food, laughs and learning as Melissa and Chris Bruntlett discuss the process of the Netherlands becoming the world's top cycling nation, and how North American cities are starting to implement Dutch-inspired ideas and infrastructure. | 6:30-8:30pm. Free. Firth & Wilson Transport Cycle, 1105 Frankford Ave. 5thsq.org/building_the_bicycling_city

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