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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

LGBTQ | Mr. Philadelphia Leather Bar Night

Get it nice and right and tight for this benefit for the Black Trans Travel Fund. This organization ensures trans folks can travel the world freely and without discrimination. Guzzle down Jell-O shots and get loose for a cause. | 10 pm. Prices vary. The Bike Stop, 204 S. Quince St. facebook.com

Learn | Beer: The Fuel of Ancient Civilization

The bubbly brew is undoubtedly a major influence around the world. Learn how some of the first humans to walk the Earth couldn’t get enough of the stuff. The world has switched up energy sources throughout history - coal, oil, nuclear, solar, etc. The one fuel that has remained in power is beer. | 6 pm. $10. Science History Institute, 315 Chestnut St. eventbrite.com

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Party | Area 51 Raid Party

Some brave people are taking one for the team and raiding the top secret government facility. We’re doing it in search of aliens, but little did we know that they’re all around us here in Philly. Rage all night long and choose your own role as a raider or an alien. | 8 pm. $20. Warehouse on Watts, 923 N. Watts St. eventbrite.com

Music | Adam Ant

We’ve been marching to ant music since we learned how to walk. It only seems natural this 80s legend will be gracing us with his presence. | 8 pm. $39-$60. Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St. kimmelcenter.org

Festival | Summer’s End Festival

It’s officially over. Say goodbye to our favorite season by showing it a damn good time. Fresh food, music and raffles are all going down at this good old fashioned party. | 5:30 pm. $15-$150. Novick Family Urban Farms, 3660 S. Lawrence St. summersendfest.brownpapertickets.com

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Music | Masked Intruder

These guys are bustin’ down the door with their ski masks on. We’ll never know who these guys really are, because they’ll never take off those damn masks. Let’s just jam and jump in the pit while we have them. | 8 pm. $16.50. First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, 2125 Chestnut St. facebook.com

Music | Tycho

Not everybody could be indie pop royalty. Let’s tip our hats to this group, who has brought their own sound to the scene. It’s no wonder they ended up with a Grammy nomination back in 2016. | 8:30 pm. $45. Franklin Music Hall, 421 N. 7th St. bowerypresents.com

Festival | Fall Festival

There’s still plenty of things to do as the weather gets colder. This weekend-long celebration on the water starts with a salsa dance session. Between events, chill out with some locally made food and beer. | 7 pm. Free. Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Columbus Blvd. facebook.com

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Music | An Evening with Osler Circle and The Beatles

Ok, so the real Brit Beatles won’t be here tonight, but this ensemble will be delivering all the essence of the greatest band in the world. All of their shows since forming in 2010 have benefitted the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia - where five of the band members work full-time. | 8 pm. $20. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. worldcafelive.com

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Comedy | Danny Duncan

Duncan’s mission is simple - make the world laugh. He’s been going after it for a while, posting funny videos on YouTube and all over social media. He’ll keep us laughing - even with just a stage at his fingertips. | 8 pm. $25. Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St. venue.tlaphilly.com

LGBTQ | Drag Your Ass to Brunch

Come out of the house to learn a heartwarming story of how Philly drag queens Aunt Mary Pat and Rita Marie first met. They’re making it 80s themed, so you can feel like you’re reliving their craziest times as friends. | 10:30 am. $35. Mifflin Tavern, 1843 S. 2nd St. eventbrite.com

Festival | MANAfest

Land in the middle of Main Street in Manayunk for this all-day neighborhood festival. Live music will be played all day at several stages. Homegrown food and art will also be waiting for you. | 11 am. Free. Locations vary. facebook.com

Festival | South Street Oktoberfest

It’s been 11 years of straight beer drinking and schnitzel eating. Sure, the food and drinks are enough reason to celebrate, but all the facets of German culture are even better. This tradition is nothing short of exciting for everybody. | 12 pm. Free. Locations vary. facebook.com

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Food & Drink | South Philly SausageFest

We’re all in it for the wieners. Step outside into a neighborhood-wide celebration of community. Who knew that some food off the grill would be such a uniter of all? | 11 am. Free. Locations vary. southphillysausagefest.com

Art | Weirdo: East Kensington Arts and Oddities Festival

This festival of weird art and merchandise will hopefully teach you to embrace your odd side. You’ll see how many people come out to support all the “weirdos” that are behind the event. | 2 pm. Free. Kensington Community Food Co-Op, 2670 Coral St. facebook.com

Interests | Fall Punk Rock Flea Market

A simple, traditional flea market where you can buy some not-so-simple punk junk. We love to think of all the former punks that now have families and full-time jobs and were forced to dump all their cool shit. Well, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. | 10 am. Free. 23rd Street Armory, 22 S. 23rd St. facebook.com

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Music | Grandson

Jordan Benjamin - the man behind the moniker - has combined all the genres he’s been most influenced by to create his own sound. If you’re into songs that are actually relatable and tell a story, this is the show for you. Be a good grandparent and support your little boy. | 8 pm. $23. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. utphilly.com

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Music | Rancid

Something smells… good. Us old punks have been headbanging to this band for decades. It helps that it seems they’re always on tour. Rest assured there’s always a decent punk band traveling and making themselves remain relevant, even after all these years. | 4 pm. $45. The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave. manncenter.org

Learn | Patch Making Workshop

You’re not punk unless you have hundreds of patches. If you want to be a punk - or just want to learn a fun skill - come to this class on how to make any kind of patch you want. Embellish all your items with your own little trademark. | 3 pm. $40. Tattooed Mom, 530 South St. eventbrite.com

Interests | North Front Farmers’ Market

Get everything you need to create the perfect fall home. Fresh produce for some warm, home-cooked food, and fresh cut flowers for some welcoming decorations. Can you tell how excited we are for fall? | 10 am. Free. Locations vary. facebook.com

Interests | 71st Emmys Watch Party

Get the red carpet experience at this first annual watch party of the major awards ceremony. Dress up in your finest attire and munch on catered food while you watch those little golden trophies get handed out to tearful television stars. | 7:30 pm. $100. The Met Philly, 858 N. Broad St. film.org

Festival | Black Women’s Arts Festival

Black excellence is in full swing at this night honoring women who can do it all. This has been going for 13 strong years, giving exposure to countless creators in the city. Whether you’re an artist yourself or a supporter, you’re strongly encouraged to come out and pay attention to these trailblazers. | 1 pm. Free. The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St. facebook.com

Interests | Car, Bike and Truck Show

Car go vroom,vroom. Speed on over to see the best vehicles in show in several categories, from best engine to best paint. Your Toyota Camry could never. | 9 am. $30. Lighthouse Field, 199 E. Erie Ave. facebook.com

Interests | Pinups and Pints

This is a different kind of car show for you to check out. Pinup girls and adoptable dogs make it all the more appealing for everyone. Participate in the judging of cars and the Miss Hops Pinup Contest to support ACCT Philly. | 12 pm. $10. Philadelphia Brewing Co., 2440 Frankford Ave. facebook.com

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

LGBTQ | Queen of the Night

The pageantry world is overflowing with drama and ridiculousness. Let’s just all laugh about it at this mock drag beauty pageant. Get ready for lots of extravagant looks and intense lip sync smackdowns. | 8 pm. $5. Bob and Barbara’s Lounge, 1509 South St. facebook.com

Food & Drink | Punch Drunk Monday: Industry Night

The bar is turned around at this night for workers of the nightlife industry. If you’re usually pouring drinks for people, come get pampered.  | 9 pm. Free. The Thirsty Soul, 1551 W. Passyunk Ave. facebook.com

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Music | Fall Philly Jazz Party

Ease into the most chill season with some smooth jazz. Drink some fancy wine and munch on tiny appetizers as you listen to the sweet sounds of local musicians. | 7 pm. $20. Drummers, 2152 E. Norris St. facebook.com

Trivia | It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Trivia

Choose your gang to support you at this trivia night all about the city’s favorite TV show. Hopefully you won’t need any riot punch to power through the night. | 7 pm. Free. The Bourse, 111 S. Independence Mall East eventbrite.com

Discussion | Billy Bragg

Bragg has been a musician and a political activist for a long time. He’s here to discuss his new book, “Roots, Radicals and Rockers.” We love seeing people using their platforms for good. | 7:30 pm. Free. Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St. facebook.com

Music | The Midnight Hour

These guys fill our soul with some heartfelt, powerful jazz with a full orchestra. Their musical influence has drawn in several big acts to collaborate with them, like Cee-Lo Green. | 8 pm. $20. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave. eventbrite.com

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Music | Ryosuke Kiyasu

We’re not really sure how to describe this guy. His drum performances hardly involve drumsticks - he slams his head and throws shit instead. It’s not often that an artist travels all the way to Japan just for us - especially one of this caliber.  | 7:30 pm. $8. Century, 1350 S. 29th St. facebook.com

Art | Non-Linear

This exhibit is a visual example of the healing process. Black LGBTQ artists will display their work to support this deeper message. | 7:30 pm. Free. Vox Populi, 319 N. 11th St. facebook.com

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Music | Bad Religion

These guys may have as many devoted followers as any other religion. They’ve been consistently touring and creating music for as long as we can remember. They’re on tour now to hype their latest album, “Age of Unreason.” | 8 pm. $32.50. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St. thefillmorephilly.com

Comedy | Josh Gondelman

Who knew we could be so lucky to have this guy here? Gondleman is a goddamn professional comedic writer - with an Emmy to prove it. You’ve probably watched something he’s written, so why not come out and support his stand-up? | 8 pm. $16. Good Good Comedy Theatre, 215 N. 11th St. goodgoodcomedy.com

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Music | A Night with Janis Joplin

We really wish Joplin could actually be here. However, her spirit will be channelled by honoring her memory and all the music she was known for. She really made a huge impact in such a short lifetime. | 7:30 pm. $29-$69. Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St. kimmelcenter.org

Music | Mallrat

Grace Shaw – the Australian behind the stage name – has been called “the Hannah Montana of the rap scene.” We don’t really know what that tells us about her music. All we know is we’re so into it. | 8 pm. $15. Voltage Lounge, 421 N. 7th St. eventbrite.com

Interests | Science After Hours: Clue

We think it’s pretty cool that you get to play this classic murder mystery game in a museum. Slink on through the huge halls and crack a tough case as you hone your investigative skills. | 7 pm. $25. Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St. fi.edu

Learn | Coffee Cocktail Class

Enjoy the buzz of caffeine and alcohol combined. You’ll definitely be able to impress your friends by learning how to make a cocktail like this. | 6:30 pm. $40. Art in the Age, 116 N. 3rd St. artintheage.com

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Learn | Women’s Self Defense Class

People out here are crazy as hell. Everybody has to learn how to defend themselves, especially women. Learn how to kick some ass if you ever do find yourself in a bad situation. | 7 pm. Free. Mayfair Community Center, 2990 St. Vincent St. facebook.com

Arts | First Person Arts StorySlam: Lessons Learned

We’ve all had to learn them the hard way. Come out to share the stories of those pivotal moments in your life where you really learned something. Getting to take something from other peoples’ experiences is part of the beauty of life. | 7:30 pm. $10. ComedySportz, 2030 Sansom St. firstpersonarts.org

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Comedy | Stay Silly Comedy

We can’t take life too seriously. Joke around with a line-up of some of Philly’s silliest comedians. Life is one big joke and we’re all just clowns being underpaid for our performances. | 8 pm. $16. Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St. facebook.com

LGBTQ | Spice Up Your Life!

Add some red pepper flakes, a little cumin… and bam, you’ve been spiced up. Now, all you need is a little bit of Sporty, Scary, Baby, Ginger and Posh for some added flavor to your life. | 8 pm. $12. Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St. eventbrite.com

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Interests | Squirting 101

It’s not just an urban legend - it can actually happen. You may have only seen it happen in all the adult content you watch, but come learn how to unlock that insane ability in a real-life woman. Be sure to bring a towel. | 6 pm. Free. The Velvet Lily, 1204 Chestnut St. eventbrite.com

Art | Art Walks

Get tantalized by an entire exhibit of art that tells unique stories. Witness a wide variety of mediums each portraying the powerful thoughts behind the artists. You can connect deeply with them without ever seeing their faces. | 5:30 pm. Free. The Yard, 21 S. 11th St. eventbrite.com

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Trivia | Spongebob Quizzo

Are you ready, kids? Go under the sea tonight and recall everything you know about America’s favorite sponge. All those hours in front of the TV idolizing these talking ocean creatures will finally pay off. | 9 pm. Free. City Tap House University City, 3925 Walnut St. facebook.com

Music | Songbird 12: Opening Night

All the finest Philly talent will be coming out of the woodwork for this singing competition. The next Mariah Carey could be sitting next to you on the El - it could even be you. It’s always worth it to take a chance. | 8 pm. $12. L’Etage, 624 S. 6th St. eventbrite.com

Music | Philadelphia Music Festival

This four-day festival has seen some serious success over its three years. It’s a blowout full of Philly’s best bands from all different genres. The mission here is to find your scene where you fit in, and explore others while generously giving back to local charities. | 8 pm. $13-$50. Locations vary. phlmusicfest.com

Music | Pinegrove

New Jersey breeds some awesome musicians. Pinegrove makes emo-influenced, alternative music that is actually acceptable to listen to as an adult. It’s more than acceptable, actually - it’s damn good. Hype yourself up with their latest single “Moment,” which they just released at the end of August. | 8 pm. $22. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. utphilly.com

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Music | Injury Reserve

It’s easy to digest this trio’s exhilarating music. They’re bringing back all the hype of hip-hop groups of the past - like A Tribe Called Quest - and mixing it with the story-telling, upbeat music of today from bands like BROCKHAMPTON. Yet, they stay true to themselves. | 8 pm. $15. The Foundry, 29 E. Allen St. thefillmorephilly.com

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Music | Lean Back: 2000s Hip-Hop Party

Lean with it, rock with it, step with it all the way to the bar for this nostalgic night. Relive the days of Juicy Couture sweatsuits and MTV music video countdowns. The world was better when we could buy clips from our favorite hip-hop songs and use them as ringtones on our flip phones. | 9 pm. Free. The Dolphin Tavern, 1539 S. Broad St. facebook.com

Comedy | The Lineup

Pick a comedian out of the lineup and tell us how they hurt you. If they haven’t yet, they’re about to by making you laugh so damn hard. Single out the funniest motherfucker and have a great time being exposed to everyone’s talent. | 8 pm. $20. Mayfair Blackbox Theater, 6243 Frankford Ave. hahaforhire.com

LGBTQ | Problematic

We’re all a little problematic, whether we want to admit it or not. Queen Aunt Mary Pat is the most problematic of all, but we still love her for who she is. Laugh with her about all the craziness going on in her not-so-perfect life. | 8 pm. $13. L’Etage, 624 S. 6th St. eventbrite.com

Interests | Philly Fashion Week Showcase

New York Fashion Week isn’t the only fashion event we should care about. Local designers are creating some stunning garments that we need to pay attention to. Come see all the streetwear designed by Philadelphians that’s in style right now. | 7 pm. $40. Fashion District, 801 Market St. eventbrite.com

Music | Summer Jazz in the Park: Curtis Jones Jr.

Squeeze out that last bit of summer with this final outdoor performance. This series is coming to an end as the season comes to a close. Listen to some beautiful jazz and fill up the park with good vibes. | 6 pm. Free. Triangle Park, 1838 N. 54th St. facebook.com

Discussion | Malcolm Gladwell

This guy may be the most woke one out there. His books add dimension and explanation to things we all encounter in life. He’ll be in town to discuss his newest release, “Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know.” | 7:30 pm. $30-$60. Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce St. libwww.freelibrary.org

Art | Artists Against Gun Violence

Local activists are taking more action against gun violence than our government is. It’s pretty grim, but at least somebody is doing something about it. Join in the fight by supporting some Philly artists at this benefit for Everytown, a nonprofit focused on gun safety. | 6 pm. Free. Tattooed Mom, 530 South St. facebook.com

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