Flyers Fan Fest
Remember the Flyers? While they're not the team with the big mo' this weekend, they do have a massive open house going on. The guys practice on ice at the Center, and there are alumni autograph sessions and other fandemonium throughout the day nearby at Xfinity Live.
Practices, Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St., 8:30, 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. today and tomorrow, free; Fan Fest, Xfinity Live, 1100 Pattison Ave., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. today and tomorrow, free, parking free for both events, flyers.nhl.com.
The world celebrates peace next Saturday, Sept. 21. But we locals get started early with films, lectures, mindfulness training, community meals and much more, including an African youth soccer tourney today in Eastwick. Look for more on the international event here next Friday.
Various locations, times, most events are free, 215-688-6127, peacedayphilly.org.
Mexican Independence Day
Grito de Dolores is Tuesday, but why wait to party? Rock out to Mexican bands, get your face painted, watch folk and ballet dancing, and shout "Viva Mexico!" with hundreds of other Philadelphians.
Great Plaza, Penn's Landing, Columbus Boulevard and Market Street, 1-7 p.m. Sunday, free, 215-629-3200, delawareriverwaterfront.com.
So you won't find a section for it at the Hallmark store. You will, however, get free admission, the chance to bask in the glow of civil-rights leader Congressman John Lewis, arts & crafts, and a welcome return to the NCC's roots via town-hall-style discussions on drones and DOMA.
National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St., 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, free, 215-409-6600, constutioncenter.org.
Mt. Airy Street Fare
Forty-five food trucks convene on Germantown Avenue as hungry crowds "Sip, Savor and Stroll" among French crepes, Caribbean soul food, fried "doubles," gourmet burgers and microbrews of the former Mount Airy Night Market. An outdoor screen will simulcast the Birds game, too.
Germantown Avenue, Sedgwick to West Mt. Airy avenues, 6-10:30 p.m. Thursday (rain date Sept. 26), free, 215-844-6021, gomtairy.com.
Chill with this seasoned trumpet and flugelhorn master, in fine company with vibraphonist Tony Miceli and saxophonist Chris Farr, Jill Scott's music director. Available food and drinks add to the jazz-club vibe.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Ben Franklin Pkwy., 5-8:45 tonight, $14-$20, 215-763-8100, philamuseum.org.
New Riders of the Purple Sage
Ain't no originals left in this legendary hippie cowboy band. But the annointed descendents stay true to the buzzy sound and Grateful Dead-offshoot attitude, even collaborating on their last album with lyricist (and friend of the devil) Robert Hunter.
The Blockley, 3801 Chestnut St., 9 tonight, $18-$22, 215-222-1234, theblockley.com.
It's always a party with one of the leading members of the "big hat" generation of country stars.
Trump Taj Mahal, Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue, Atlantic City, 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, $36-$76, 800-736-1420, ticketmaster.com.
Kool & the Gang
"Celebrate good times" with the funk-pop outfit that is currently in its 50th year of existence.
Tropicana, Boardwalk at Brighton Avenue, Atlantic City, 8 p.m. tomorrow, $50-$75, 800-736-1420, ticketmaster.com.
Several cuts above most machine music makers, this eclectic mixmaster gives us hope for a more creative approach to EDM at this newly re-named, re-focused venue (formerly the Starlight Ballroom). Dave Mass spins first.
Starlight Ballroom, 460 N. 9th St., 9 p.m. tomorrow, $20-$30, 215-908-2063, NVConcert.com.
Aussie country man's sweet tunes and rockin' guitar suggest a deeper debt to Kenny Loggins and Dan Fogelberg than to Hank Williams (either of 'em) or Waylon Jennings. Even diehard pop and rock devotees find him appealing. With Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch.
Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, 7 p.m. tomorrow, $25-$54.75, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Garage 'n' glitz make for a sexy, sensual "Sacrilege" of a sound from Karen O and company.
River Stage, Great Plaza, Penn's Landing, Columbus Boulevard and Market Street, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, $35, 800-745-3000, livenation.com.
Robert Randolph and the Family Band
Bet you can't sit still when this scorching, sacred steel guitar player and band serve up their joyously life-affirming, Southern soul/rocking testimonies. Yeah, they were lost but now they're found - and you will be,too. The family's latest "Lickety Split" album is their snappiest ever! Drive a little, enjoy a lot.
World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, $28-$33, 302-994-1400, worldcafelive.com.
Bolder and bluesier on their latest long player "Am," with less jittery angst in their pants, these Brits ain't monkeying no more. The Walkmen open.
Skyline Stage, Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave., 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, $35-$37, 215-893-1999, manncenter.org.
Portland Cello Project
Going where no cellos have dared before, this ensemble puts a weirdly classy spin on everything from OutKast's "Hey Ya!," to Dave Brubeck's "Take Five" somehow mashed up with the theme from "Mission: Impossible." Seasoned singer/songwriter Jolie Holland is along for the ride.
World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St., 8 p.m. Thursday, $15-$17, 215-222-1400, worldcafelive.com.
The Way of Chopsticks
Husband and wife artists Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen bring their massive sculptures and video installations to Rittenhouse, and you won't want to miss it. This three-story work examining the evolution of Chinese family dynamics from Mao Zedong in the 1970s up to today's one-child policy resonates visually, culturally and emotionally.
Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th St., through Dec. 29, $3-$5, 215-545-4302, philartalliance.org.
The Malcolm X Steles
It's been a decade since Philadelphia native Barbara Chase-Riboud has had such a big show. The stars of this just-opened exhibition are undeniably her solidly ethereal steles - commemorative slabs - that explore her time and experiences during the civil-rights movement and traveling the globe. Don't miss. Discuss.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Ben Franklin Pkwy., through January 20, $14-$20, 215-763-8100, philamuseum.org.
I Contain Multitudes:
"Perspectives from People Experiencing Homelessness," an exhibition of photos, essays, found objects and film, opens next week in the shadow of City Hall. A visit just might make you view the people struggling on the surrounding sidewalks differently.
Community Art Gallery, Philadelphia Foundation, 1234 Market St., Suite 1800, Wednesday-Jan. 24 (weekdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m.), free, 215-563-6417, philafound.org.
Summer Camp Sleepover
What's a campout without a ghost story - or half-dozen scary movies? This summer-long film festival celebrates tonight's superstition-tinged date by inviting fans of both retro ("Friday the 13th") and newer ("Jug Face") guts and gore to stay up all night scaring the sleep out of themselves. BYO tent.
Adventureland Day Camp, 6401 Hulmeville Road., Bensalem, 4 p.m. tonight-tomorrow morning, $23, theawesomefest.com.
Talk about defying gravity! This family-friendly Fringe show is inspired by Fred Astaire's legendary ceiling-dancing scene in the film "Royal Wedding."
Arts Bank, University of the Arts, 601 S. Broad St., 6 and 9 p.m. tonight and Sept. 20, 2 p.m. tomorrow and Sept. 21, noon and 4 p.m. Sunday and Sept. 22, 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, $20-$29, 215-413-1318, fringearts.com.
The Brit bad boy is back on the comedy trail with the "Messiah Complex" tour, which makes two regional stops this weekend.
Borgata, One Borgata Way, Atlantic City, 9 p.m. tonight, $69-$79, 866-900-4849, theborgata.com. Sands Bethlehem, 77 Sands Blvd., 8 p.m. tomorrow, $45-$89.50, 800-745-3000, sandseventcenter.com.
"A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen
The EgoPo Classic Theater continues its reinvention of the famed 19th century drama about a housewife who finds herself in a particular nasty situation. Part of the Fringe Festival.
The PlayGround at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St., 11 p.m. tomorrow, 8 p.m. Sunday, Wednesday through Sept. 20, 5 and 8 p.m., Sept. 21, 2 p.m. Sept. 22, $5-$25, 215-413-1318, fringearts.com.
"My Mother's Italian...
My Father's Jewish & I'm STILL in Therapy" gives one-man show Steve Solomon the chance to recall the comical characters in his relatable life. Doesn't everyone have a cousin Sal who's run into trouble with the law?
Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol, Tuesday-October 6, $10-$46, 215-785-0100, brtstage.org.
"Bat Boy the Musical"
Not a "Batman" prequel, this Fringe Fest musical from the Life Theater Company is based on a tabloid article about a kid who is half-bat and half-human.
Skybox at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St., 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sept. 20, 3 and 8 p.m. Sept. 21, 3 p.m. Sept. 22, $15-$20, 215-413-1318, fringearts.com.