Think Comic-Con for Minecraft fans. Minefaire, the Ultimate Minecraft Fan Experience, heads to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center this weekend. Superfans of the popular video game (many in costume) can enjoy virtual-reality experiences, participate in parent-child build challenges, and meet YouTube stars. — Staff report
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Halls A and B, 100 Station Ave., Oaks. $29.50; children 2 and under free. Minefaire.com
Runaway Trolley Ride
A haunted house on wheels with zombies in the seats and killer hitchhikers on the road — it really doesn’t get scarier than that. The antique trolley departs every half hour from 6:30 p.m. to midnight, and it only gets more frightening as darkness falls. Each ride is 30 minutes long, and though the first ride is kid-friendly, there are no guarantees for the rest of the night. — Thea Applebaum Licht
6:30 p.m. Friday, 9240 N. Delaware Ave., $15, 267-575-5003, leperacoachandtrol.wixsite.com/runawaytrolley.
Northern Liberties Zombie Crawl
The freakiest-themed bar crawl to hit Northern Liberties is upon us, and it’s sixth annual reincarnation is scheduled (fittingly) for Friday the 13th. If you can’t wait for Halloween to arrive, this party will give you the chance to get a head start with free makeup at “zombification” stations and drink specials at some of the neighborhood’s best bars. You’ll get access to the Halloween Fest at the Schmidt’s Commons, which features sideshow acts, fire performance, and vendors, as well as to an after-party at an as-yet undisclosed location that will bring the undead madness far into the evening. — T.A.L.
8 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday, beginning at the Schmidt’s Commons, 1001 N. Second St. $15 single ticket, $25 double admissions, $55 party of four. partyplant.com.
Army-Navy Soccer Cup VI
That other big matchup between West Point and Annapolis, the one with the oblong ball, may get the spotlight and the attention of D.C. dignitaries, but the military academies’ rivalry in the world’s game is just as heated. This series, inaugurated in 2012 at the Chester home of the Union, is knotted at 2-2-1, with the opener ending in a tie, Navy taking the next two, and Army the last two. The 8-4 Black Knights, powered by a pair of sharpshooting sophomore forwards, Rex Epps and Keenan O’Shea, would appear to be the favorites, but the Midshipmen (2-9-1) answer with striker Daniel Zaremba and midfielder Aubrey Jones as goal threats. Everybody’s got a rooting interest, but one thing is certain: All of these athletes are first in the hearts of their country. — Michael Harrington
2 p.m. Sunday, Talen Energy Stadium, 1 Stadium Drive, Chester, $18 to $34.50, 610-859-3100, philadelphiaunion.com
PAWS Mutt Strut
The 11th annual dog walk and fall festival features an agility course, a costume contest, consultations with veterinarians and trainers, chances to adopt an adorable pup (they’re all adorable), music, food, and more. It all benefits PAWS’ efforts to save Philadelphia’s homeless animals. — M.H.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, the Navy Yard, 4500 S. Broad St., $25; registration required, pawsmuttstrut.org
Made in Philadelphia Fall Market
Dilworth Park will host the Made in Philadelphia Fall Market, featuring handmade goods from jewelry and accessories to art to skin-care products. This Center City event features local vendors and crafters and runs all weekend long, for three days of crafts and cool weather. — T.A.L.
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St., free, 215-440-5500, dilworthpark.org.
Antique and Vintage Flea Market + Second Saturday Sidewalk Sale
Second Saturday celebrations last all day at this combined sidewalk sale and antique flea market. Over 50 vintage and antique vendors will bring their goods onto the street for the neighborhood-wide weekend celebration, accompanied by live music, art openings, and discounts at stores up and down Passyunk Avenue. Vintage clothes, jewelry, and furniture will be on display as well as crafts, pottery, and much more. — T.A.L.
Antique/Vintage market 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, parking lot between Tasker and Morris Streets. Second Saturday events from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., including sidewalk sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and live music from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Passyunk Avenue between Dickinson and Broad Streets. Free. 215-336-1455, visiteastpassyunk.com.
Compagnie Hervé Koubi
The acrobatic all-male dance troupe performs Koubi’s autobiographical work Ce que le jour doit à la nuit (What the day owes to the night), an exploration of the French choreographer’s African roots fusing hip-hop, contemporary dance, and martial arts. Drawn from the streets of Algeria and Burkina Faso, the 12 dancers perform spectacular flips, spins, handstands, kicks, falls, catches, and lifts. — M.H.
8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, the Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut St., $20 to $62, 215-422-4580, princetheater.org
Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project
The border-crossing Philadelphia-via-Burkina Faso troupe performs Declassified Memory Fragment, Olivier Tarpaga’s theatrical piece about everyday life and stratified society in Africa. — M.H.
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard, $29; $15 students, 215-413-9006, fringearts.com
“And At Last I See the Light”
Created by multimedia artist Lauren Mandilian Huot in reaction to her infant daughter’s disabilities, this piece uses choreography (though Huot is not a trained dancer), video projection, fairy tales, and crochet. — M.H.
8 p.m. Saturday, Mascher Space Cooperative, 155 Cecil B. Moore Ave., $5 to $15, herebegindance.com
The Mount Airy-raised guitarist and former Tonight Show bandleader has a dynamite new album out, East West Time Line. He brings his quartet to his hometown to showcase the new tunes. — M.H.
8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Chris’ Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St., $30 and $35, 215-568-3131, chrisjazzcafe.com
“West Side Story”
By any measure, Leonard Bernstein was a remarkable musician. As a conductor, he led the New York Philharmonic in one of its greatest incarnations. As an educator, he revealed the wonders of classical music to a generation of young people with his TV series. And as a composer, he created enduring works from ballets to symphonies to operas to film scores to the pinnacle of pop songs (i.e., Frank Sinatra’s take on “Lonely Town”). Bernstein’s finest stage work is given a concert performance by the Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin. — M.H.
2 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall, Broad and Spruce Streets, $56 to $158, 215-893-1999, philorch.org
Dolce Suono Ensemble
Flutist Mimi Stillman’s group, along with oboist Katherine Needleman, perform works by Haydn, J.C. Bach, Corelli, Vivaldi, and Hopkinson in a program titled “Music in the Second Capital,” pieces that the Founding Fathers would have heard — in a church they may have attended. — Tom DiNardo
3 p.m. Sunday, Old Pine Street Church, 412 Pine St., $10 to $30, 215-252-1803, dolcesuono.com
The Philadelphia Orchestra’s supreme principal bassoonist plays a recital with three colleagues — violinist Juliette Kang, violist Burchard Tang, and cellist Yumi Kendall — plus guitarist Hao Yang. He has selected music by Mozart, Piazzolla, Danzi, and Bizet, as well as the world premiere of the Bassoon Quartet by busy Curtis-based composer David Ludwig. — T.D.
8 p.m. Tuesday, American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut St., $25, 215-569-8080, pcmsconcerts.org
Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull Live!
An exclamation point is superfluous when it comes to the teaming of Spanish-born singer Enrique Iglesias and Miami-raised Cuban rapper Pitbull. Such brash punctuation is implied when it comes to the mainstream Latin music superstars. While Pitbull is more rapid-fire in his music releases (he’s pretty good for a new, anthemic album every 16 to 18 months such as 2017’s Climate Change), Iglesias hasn’t had a new album out since 2014, leaving only a 2017 single, “Súbeme la Radio,” to represent him in the fresh music stakes. No matter. Iglesias knows how to make a song sultry and a party jump. — A.D. Amorosi
7 p.m. Friday, Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St., $39.95 to $149.85, wellsfargocenterphilly.com
One of the most arresting of Americana artists, Eilen Jewell has decided to take a break from penning her own songs. Instead, the Idahoan has tapped directly into one of the wellsprings of her musical inspiration. Her new album, Down Hearted Blues, is just that, a deep dive into vintage blues in which she tackles 12 old gems by artists well-known and obscure. And she sounds right at home. — Nick Cristiano
With Miss Tess, at 8 p.m. Friday at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Tickets: $20. 215-222-1400.
Musiq Soulchild / Vivian Green / Bilal
Philly soul man Musiq Soulchild’s silky new album, Feel the Real, is out of this world. Quite literally on the interstellar love song “The Moon,” a collaboration with astrophysicist pop star Neil deGrasse Tyson, who does his best Barry White in intoning: “The love that conquers the cosmos? / Our love remains as boundless as the multiverse itself.” Musiq, who was born Taalib Johnson, tops a formidable three-person bill of 21st-century Philly soul with Vivian Green, out now with her sixth album, VGVI, and Bilal, the always-in-demand elastic-voiced singer who’s been heard on recent projects with Kendrick Lamar, Kimbra, and Mac Miller. — Dan DeLuca
8:30 p.m. Friday at the Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St. $35 to $40. 215-627-1332. electric factory.info
The Kentucky-born coal miner’s son Tyler Childers operates on the time-honored Saturday night/Sunday morning sin-and-redemption axis with rough-and-ready charm. His 2011 debut was called Bottles & Bibles, but he’s gaining well-deserved attention with the new Purgatory, released on Hickman Holler records. The bluegrass-flavored tart-and-twangy collection was produced by outlaw country hero Sturgill Simpson and Johnny Cash and U2 engineer David Ferguson as well as A-list Nashville fiddler Stuart Duncan. He brings his sharply observed sawdust-floor songs to South Philly, along with banjo-wielding Chicago rabble-rouser Al Scorch. — D.D.
8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St. $10 to $12. 267-635-4528. bootandsaddlephilly.com
Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions
Hope Sandoval has perfected a seductive, narcoleptic style, first briefly with Opal, then to much acclaim in Mazzy Star, and currently with the Warm Inventions, her partnership with Colm Ó Cíosóig, the drummer of My Bloody Valentine. Even on the occasions when the music churns loudly behind her — on last year’s guest appearance on Massive Attack’s “The Spoils” or on “Antiquity,” the track that builds to a surprisingly dense climax on her new 10-inch EP, Son of a Lady — Sandoval maintains a cool, alluring calm. The EP also includes a solo version of “Let Me Get There,” the duet with Kurt Vile that appeared on last year’s Until the Hunter. On Wednesday, expect haunting beauty cloaked in darkness. — Steve Klinge
8 p.m. Wednesday at the Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St. $35. 215-922-1011, tlaphilly.com