6 fun things for the weekend!

PHILADELPHIA - October 18, 2013


  • GARAGE SALES: Before you bargain hunt, see where the deals are!
  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Dance/Music Events
  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Galleries/Exhibitions
  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Religious Events
  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Recreation/Sports
  • Selena Gomez
    Friday @ 7:00pm
    Wells Fargo Center
    World-wide, multi-platinum-selling singer and actress Selena Gomez will perform live at Wells Fargo Center on Friday as part of a 56-city world tour in support of her highly anticipated album. Selena fans have been in a frenzy since she premiered the single "Come & Get It" from her forthcoming album and made her debut television performance of the song live on the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. As an artist, Selena has already sold more than 10 million singles in the U.S., along with three RIAA-certified top-ten debuting gold albums, and three #1 Billboard Dance Singles. Her last album, When the Sun Goes Down with Selena Gomez & The Scene was released June 28, 2011 and was certified gold in November of that year.

    Fiona Apple & Blake Mills
    Saturday @ 8:00pm
    Merriam Theatre
    Featuring songs from their respective catalogues as well as some original yet to be released material, the duo will be performing across North America. Fiona Apple made her debut at age 19 with 1996's Tidal, which is certified triple Platinum and includes the Grammy®-winning single 'Criminal.' 1999's when the Pawn... was hailed by Entertainment Weekly as 'the work of an original' and 2005's Extraordinary Machine was named the top album of the year by The New York Times. Her latest release, The Idler Wheel..., entered the Billboard 200 at No. 3, becoming the Epic Records recording artist's highest-charting album yet. Blake Mills has one of the most diverse careers in music today. As a collaborator with Fiona Apple, Mills served as both opening act and guitarist throughout The Idler Wheel... Tour. Recognized as one of the industry's most creative and in demand musicians, Mills has worked with a wide array of artists.

    "In The Heights"
    Friday @ 8:00pm
    Saturday @ 2:00 & 8:00pm
    Sunday @ 2:00pm
    Walnut Street Theatre
    "In The Heights" is Broadway's Tony Award-winning Best Musical about chasing your dreams and finding your true home. This exhilarating musical tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood - a place where the coffee from the corner coffee shop is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It's a community on the brink of change, full of hopes and dreams where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. With a gripping story and incredible music and dance, "In The Heights" is a groundbreaking 21st century musical and the next chapter in the classic American story.

    Barenaked Ladies
    Friday @
    Sands Bethlehem event Center
    Bethlehem, Pa.
    The Barenaked Ladies (for the record - they're men!) featuring guitarist/vocalist Ed Robertson, bassist/vocalist Jim Creeggan, keyboardist/vocalist Kevin Hearn and drummer/vocalist Tyler Stewart, have sold over 14 million albums worldwide and have won eight Juno awards and earned multiple Grammy nominations. Known for such hits as "One Week," "Pinch Me, "Brian Wilson," "If I Had $1,000,000" and many more. Also Saturday night at the Tropicana in Atlantic City.

    Bobby Vinton
    Saturday @ 8:00pm
    Sands Bethlehem event Center
    Bethlehem, Pa.
    A multi-talented musician, singer and actor, Bobby Vinton has sold more than 75 million albums during his career. In this full-stage musical gala, the "Total Entertainer" pulls out all the stops. Vinton is joined by an orchestra, and family members to sing all his most beloved hits and many more favorites. It's a dazzling concert event that showcases one of music's most beloved artists.

    Suburban Fall Home Show
    Friday 8:00am - 8:00pm
    Saturday 8:00am - 8:00pm
    Sunday 8:00am - 8:00pm
    Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
    Oaks, Pa.
    The Suburban Home Show is the ideal place to be if you're looking for home entertainment ideas or contacts, or simply a fun day out with friends and family. Whether for inside your home on in the yard, you'll see the latest at the show. You'll also meet manufacturers' representatives, and people who can install your purchases.

    Atlantic City Casinos
    Barenaked Ladies - Saturday at the Tropicana (also Friday night at Sands Bethlehem)
    Jerry Seinfeld - Saturday at the Borgata
    Rick Springfield - Saturday at the Golden Nugget
    Travis Tritt - Saturday at Trump Taj Mahal

    Scarecrow Festival
    Daily through Sunday
    Morris Arboretum
    Chestnut Hill
    You can participate in the sixth annual Scarecrow Design Contest! This year, in addition to Fall Favorites scarecrows, participants may create a scarecrow for the theme: What do I want to be when I grow up? All entries will be on display on the Scarecrow Walk at Morris Arboretum. Closes Sunday.

    N.J. Lighthouse Challenge
    Saturday & Sunday, 8:00am - 6:00pm
    Sandy Hook to Caper May, N.J.
    There are eleven lighthouses up and down the Jersey Coast. They're attractions anytime, but if you visit this weekend, you can take part in the annual campaign to keep them alive. Your contribution will help fund ongoing preservation efforts at these longtime landmarks. Most carry an entrance fee.

    Disney On Ice presents "Let's Celebrate!"
    Friday @ 7:30pm
    Saturday @ 11:00am, 3:00 & 7:00pm
    Sunday @ 1:00 & 4:30pm
    Giant Center
    Hershey, Pa.
    It's one colossal party on ice, with all your favorite Disney friends! Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; a Royal Valentine's Day Ball with Disney Princesses, including Cinderella, Ariel and Tiana; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stitch; a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear; a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains and more in a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivities from around the globe. Come join the party when Disney On Ice presents Let's Celebrate! visits Hershey! Disney also owns 6abc.

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