6 fun things for the weekend!

September 18, 2013 8:46:58 AM PDT
Here are some great ideas to get out and have some fun in the Philadelphia region!

COMPLETE LISTS OF EVENTS IN THE DELAWARE AND LEHIGH VALLEYS:

  • GARAGE SALES: Before you bargain hunt, see where the deals are!
  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Dance/Music Events
  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Galleries/Exhibitions
  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Games
  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Religious Events
  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Recreation/Sports
  • Hero Thrill Show
    Saturday @ 12:00 Noon
    Wells Fargo Center Parking Lot
    The Mission of the Hero Thrill Show is to raise money to pay for the college tuition for children of Philadelphia Police officers and/or Firefighters killed in the line of duty. To support the fund, city police and firefighters hold this show each year, showing the skills they're prepared to use every time they put on the uniform. You'll be amazed...even if you've seen this every year!

    Michael Buble
    Saturday @ 8:00pm
    Wells Fargo Center
    He looks young, but his sound is classic. Canadian-born Michael Buble would've been right at home in the heyday of Frank Sinatra and company. His rich vocals, backed by a big band, will whisk you back to that era, and fans can't get enough. He's on a world your rolling out his latest album, "To be Loved". It's sold out major venues from here t London. But Buble loves his fans so much he recently did a surprise a cappella performance for commuters on a New York City subway. No trains inside the Wells Fargo Center, but he loves his Philly fans just as much!

    International Peace Day Concert 2013
    Saturday @ 7:00pm
    Verizon Hall
    Kimmel Center
    The Philadelphia Boys Choir, the Philadelphia Girls' Choir, and some of the region's finest musicians team for this annual performance to benefit the Harmony for Peace Foundation. The evening's program, appropriately, includes works by composers from around the globe.

    Steely Dan
    Saturday @ 7:30pm
    Mann Center
    Fairmount Park
    You could say they'll reel in the hits of a lot of years! Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Steely Dan bring their jazz-infused rock to the Mann mainstage Saturday night. As the vehicle for the songwriting of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, Steely Dan defied all rock & roll conventions - preferring instead to build an eclectic body of work blending jazz, traditional pop, blues, and R&B influences with rock. Since their formation in 1967, Steely Dan successfully developed and maintained a sophisticated, distinctive sound with accessible melodic hooks, complex harmonies and time signatures. They currently boast over 30 million album sales worldwide.

    Fall Doo-Wop Cavalcade
    Saturday 2:00 & 8:00 pm
    American Music Theatre
    Lancaster, Pa.
    Lineup includes performances by Pennsylvania-born Lou Christie, Willie Winfield & The Harptones, Shirley Alston Reeves - original lead singer of The Shirelles, Johnny Tillotson, The Marcels, The Mystics and The Dubs.

    Glenn Miller Orchestra
    Saturday @ 2:00pm
    Landis Theater
    Vineland, N.J.
    You can't think of the Big Band Era without the Glenn Miller Orchestra coming to mind. Decades later, the current members create their musical memories. Still the most-sought-after band of its day, you'll enjoy faithful performances of the original arrangements...hits like In The Mood," "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "A String of Pearls," "Moonlight Serenade" and "Tuxedo Junction."

    Mike Epps
    Friday @ 8:00pm
    Sands Bethlehem Events Center
    Bethlehem, Pa.
    You know one side of Mike Epps, with a long list of comedic film credits. But this is your opportunity to meet the other Mike Epps, a sought-after standup comic. He's in the region one night only, playing the Sands in Bethlehem. His "On The Edge" Tour has been selling out venues from coast to coast. But, like many comedy shows, this one's for adults only. No one under 18 will be admitted.

    Sarah Brightman
    Sunday @ 8:00pm
    Sands Bethlehem Events Center
    Bethlehem, Pa.
    Based on recording sales, you'd have to call her the world's favorite soprano. Her much-anticipated album, "Dreamchaser", was released this spring. Since then, Sarah Brightman has been ol a world tour featuring its tracks. This is your chance to enjoy her doing her latest, live and in person. One night only at the Sands in Bethlehem.

    Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza
    Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
    Oaks, Pa.
    The Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza is the largest and most prominent quilting arts event in the Northeast all under one roof. The quilt competition features wonderful entries from throughout the nation. Entries to the competition include traditional and innovative quilts. The exhibits of the Extravaganza will offer over six hundred quilts and garments presented in gallery style as well as more than two hundred vendor booths offering everything from completed quilts and garments to all the supplies and equipment used in making them.

    Atlantic City Casinos
    Martina McBride - Friday at Caesars
    Graham Nash - Saturday at the Golden Nugget
    Lionel Richie - Saturday at the Borgata
    Toby Keith - Sunday at the Revel
    Gilberto Santa Rosa - Saturday a the Tropicana

    The Sklar Brothers
    Friday 7:30 & 10:00pm
    Saturday 7:30 & 10:00pm
    Helium Comedy Club
    Center City
    Identical twins Randy and Jason Sklar have done everything from comedic TV to serious drama...they played conjoined twins once on an episode of "Grey's Anatomy". But this is pure comedy...times two. They bring their standup routine to Helium Comedy Club for four shows...two each on Friday and Saturday nights. They don't build their jokes on being twins but are likely to use that as a device...even echoes.

    Ocean City Board...Walk to Defeat ALS
    Saturday @ 9:00am
    6th Street Practice Field
    (adjacent to Sports Civic Center)
    Ocean City, N.J.
    This 2 mile walk raises funds to support patient services and research into finding a cure for Lou Gehrig's Disease. For more information call 215-643-5434 or visit ALS of Philadelphia.

    Corvette Show
    Sunday - 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Boardwalk between 6th & 10th streets
    Over 350 cars exhibited. One of the largest shows of its kind in the East. Models from every year Corvettes were manufactured comprise this colorful show. Displayed on the boardwalk from 6th- 10th Street. For registration information visit Boardwalk Corvettes.

    Boardwalk Classic Car Show
    Friday & Saturday, 8:00am - 3:00pm
    The Wildwoods, N.J.
    It's a classic car weekend in the Wildwoods. Enthusiasts will be able to take part in a show and auction Thursday through Sunday. There are fees associated with those events. But classic car buffs can see the dreamy machines up and down the Wildwoods' boardwalk for free...Friday and Saturday between 8:00am and 3:00pm. You're bound to see something you remember!

    Sippin' by the River
    Saturday 1:00 - 5:00pm
    SugarHouse Casino
    Fishtown
    You can raise a glass, help a good cause, and now, get in a little slot machine play, too. Sippin' by the River is back for its 19th annual edition, now inside the SugarHouse casino. Your ticket entitles you to $15 in slot play. Proceeds, as always, benefit the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. Park free on the remote lot and the SugarHouse shuttle will take you right to the door for free. And if you're feeling hungry, your ticket also gets you a $20 dining credit.

    Philadanco
    Friday @ 7:30pm
    Center for the Arts
    The College of New Jersey
    Ewing Township, N.J.
    They're Philadelphia's official dance company but they venture elsewhere from time to time. If you live in Central New Jersey, this is your opportunity to experience their creative energy. The program includes company and audience favorites such as Enemy Behind the Gates and A Rag, A Bone And A Hank of Hair, a tribute to the athleticism of the company and breathtaking diversity of their programs.

    Scarecrow Festival
    Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Sunday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Peddler's Village
    Route 202 at Route 263
    Lahaska, Pa.
    Enjoy a weekend of fall family fun including scarecrow-making workshops, pumpkin pie eating contests, pumpkin painting, live musical entertainment and children's activities. It's the ideal way to welcome the new season (autumn arriving Sunday at 4:44pm)

    Dave Mason Unplugged
    Sunday @ 7:30pm
    Theatre 1894
    Sellersville, Pa.
    He's in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. His list of hits is lengthy and impressive, and he wrote more hits other artists took to the charts. He's performed with Traffic, and with Fleetwood Mac. But you'll enjoy Dave Mason as a solo act in this one-night-only show at Theatre 1894.


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