2018 NFL Kickoff Experience

Celebrate the start of the season for our Super Bowl champs at a daylong NFL kickoff event at Penn's Landing. Fans can look forward to appearances by an array of Eagles players, a Super Bowl LII rewatch party at noon, and several live musical performances, including a show by  headliner Shawn Mendes at 6 p.m. Tickets are not required. — Grace Dickinson

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, 101 N. Columbus Blvd, free,


Haddonfield Night Market

More than a dozen food trucks are set to gather along Kings Highway in Haddonfield to cook up a delicious Thursday evening. Chow down on empanadas, pierogies, BBQ, doughnuts, burgers, and more before shopping at the array of boutiques that fill the area. Live music will also unfold at the Gazebo in Kings Court. — G.D.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 3 Kings Court, Haddonfield, N.J. (and along Kings Highway), pay-as-you-go,


Blue Corn Lifestyle: Organic and Green Festival

Celebrate the importance of sustainable living at this annual Peco Multicultural Series festival. The afternoon event will feature food, music, and entertainment that looks at traditions from cultures all around the world. — G.D

Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, 101 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., free,

Children 12 and under get in free to the Museum of the American Revolution this Saturday through Labor Day during a special back-to-school celebration.
MICHAEL BRYANT /Staff Photographer
Children 12 and under get in free to the Museum of the American Revolution this Saturday through Labor Day during a special back-to-school celebration.


Museum of the American Revolution’s Back-to-School Celebration

As you gear up to send the kiddos into another school year, dive into a day of learning with the whole family at the Museum of the American Revolution, offering free admission to children 12 and under this Saturday through Labor Day. Kids will also receive a free back-to-school pack filled with colored pencils, a history-themed coloring book, and a pocket-size Declaration of Independence. — G.D

Sept. 1-3, Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. Third St., free for children 12 and under, $19-$25 for adults,



A three-day Oktoberfest takes over the Cannstatter this weekend with food, live music, German vendors, kid-friendly rides, and a whole lot of beer and wine. Come on out for a day of fun, or purchase a three-day pass for $11. — G.D

Sep. 1-3, Cannstatter Volkfest-Verein, 9130 Academy Rd., $6 and up (children 12 and under are free),


Draken Harald Hårfagre at Penn’s Landing

The Draken Harald Hårfagre, the world's largest Viking ship sailing in modern times, is stopping in Philly on Aug. 31 for six days of ship tours in the Draken Village. During each 30-minute tour, guests can check out the craftsmanship used to build the ship with oak, tar, hemp, iron and silk, along with what life as a crew member is like. Tours are timed and tickets can be purchased online. — Bethany Ao

Aug. 31 through Sept. 6, Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., $14 for adults, $7 for children, free for children under 4, 215-413-8655,


Wines and Beers of the American Revolution

When they weren't busy planning revolutions and scheming up a brand-new model of representative democracy, the Founding Fathers were known to let loose a little. History buffs and nonfans alike can appreciate the drinks that these 18th century Philadelphians enjoyed, including wines, ciders, and beers from the city's past.  — Thea Applebaum Licht

7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Pinot Boutique, 227 Market St. $29 per person. 215-627-9463,


Midnight Madness: Liquid Sky

Liquid Sky turns 35, and you can enjoy the surreal, madcap sci-fi movie like you never have before: in 4K digital restoration. When aliens arrive in the midst of a wild NYC club scene in the early '80s they bring trouble that even out-of-control models Margaret and Jimmy aren't prepared for. This Technicolor cult classic is a movie not to be missed.  — T.A.L.

11:59 p.m. Friday, Ritz at the Bourse, 400 Ranstead Street. $10.25 Midnight Standard. 215-440-1181,


Chris Isaak

Still with an impressive pompadour and swoon-inducing croon, Chris Isaak continues to excel in his role as an early-rock classicist enamored with Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison who delivers his reverb-drenched romances with a touch of David Lynch-like mystery. The Northern California singer and guitarist, who was most recently heard from on 2015's rock-solid First Comes The Night, brings his "Wicked Game" and the tight combo that's been backing him for three decades to Bensalem this weekend. — Dan DeLuca

8 p.m. Friday at Xcite Center at Parx Casino, 2999 Street Road, Bensalem. $35-$75. 888-588-7279.

Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival

The Quebe Sisters
Stewart Cohen
The Quebe Sisters

The 47th annual Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival at the Salem County Fairgrounds in Woodstown, N.J., is both nostalgic and forward-looking. The Saturday headliner of the three-day event is the Earls of Leicester, a supergroup helmed by dobro-wiz Jerry Douglas that pays tribute to legends Earl Flatt and Lester Scruggs; Friday's bill is topped by the award-winning Hot Rize, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary. Other highlights at the kid-friendly event include the sweet-voiced country star Suzy Bogguss, the vibrant Texan fiddle trio the Quebe Sisters (who also play the Sellersville Theater on Thursday), and the history-minded Dom Flemons, cofounder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, as well as young up-and-comers Mile Twelve and High Fidelity. — Steve Klinge

Friday through Sunday, at the Salem County Fairgrounds, Route 40, Woodstown, N.J., 11:30 a.m. -11:05 p.m. Friday, noon-11:10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday .Tickets: $115 for the weekend, $55 Friday and Saturday, $45 Sunday, with discounts for seniors, students and children. 302-321-6466;

Party in the Park at the Dell Music Center

Party in the Park returns to the Dell Music Center on Sunday, bringing a night of R&B tunes to the outdoor amphitheater. Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, winners of the Trumpet Lifetime Achievement Award and BET Cadillac Lifetime Achievement Award, will take to the stage alongside equally danceable band The Whispers. — G.D.

7 p.m. Sunday, The Dell Music Center, 2400 Strawberry Mansion Dr., $40 and up,

Mac DeMarco

To slack or not to slack, that is the question. Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of lo-fi sound and lazy indie-punk melodicism as singer-composer Mac DeMarco has done for so long? Or to take arms against a sea of loping slacker pop troubles and get out of the game as did Beck and Guided by Voices, the kings of slack? Well, DeMarco is no follower, and he has kept to his fabulous, singular lo-fi, low-key, rock-out vibe on his most recent album, This Old Dog, and his brand-new single, a romantic cover of Haruomi Hosono's "Honey Moon." — A.D. Amorosi

7 p.m. Tuesday. at the Skyline Stage at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave., $32.50-$35,


Hayden Molinarolo

On their ambitious, Chris Walla-produced third album Nearer My God, Foxing turn their emo and post-rock roots into something grand and startling. "Heartbeats" blends a stark and stuttering electronic beat with lush orchestral and choral layers; "Grand Paradise" explodes with insistent guitars and declamatory vocals; the nine-minute "Five Cups" explores ambient textures. With echoes of TV on the Radio and Radiohead, the St. Louis band foregrounds their complexities without forsaking their penchant for anthems (especially on the instant-classic, bagpipe-enhanced "Bastardizer"). Foxing, who have a reputation for visceral live performances, come to Union Transfer on Wednesday, topping a bill that includes Philly's Kississippi. — S.K.

7 p.m. Wednesday, Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. $15. 215-232-2100,