Honey bees get their rightful day in the sun this weekend during the sixth annual Honey Festival. The festivities take place over the course of three days and three different locations: On Friday, attend a Honey Happy Hour from 6-9 p.m. at Glen Foerd on the Delaware; a full day of family-friendly to-dos take place Saturday at Wyck Historic House from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and things close out Sunday at Bartram’s Garden with food, water activities, honey-centric workshops and more from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
South Philly Sausage Fest
Sept. 10, noon-8 p.m.
West Passyunk Avenue between Broad and 15th streets
A sliver of West Passyunk Avenue closes down Saturday for the second annual Sausage Fest in Newbold. Ten area restaurants, like Grubhouse, Taproom on 19th, Vegan Commissary and Mike’s BBQ provide the grub, while Philadelphia Brewing Co., Sly Fox Beer and other breweries help you wash it all down. On the activity front, jam to live music all day from local acts New Pony, Griz and more, and let the kids go wild in a sectioned-off play area.
Sept. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Second and Pine streets
Headhouse Square transforms into a festival of all things green and sustainable. Touted as the largest environmental fest in the tristate area, Greenfest features demonstrations on how to prepare vegan food, a beer garden, free yoga for kids and adults, and a marketplace where you can peruse eco-friendly, handmade merch.
Buzzed Ice Cream Social
Sept. 11, 3-5 p.m.
5400 Lindbergh Blvd.
The official end of summer may have come and gone, but ice cream never goes out of season. Stop by Bartram’s Garden Sunday afternoon for an old-fashioned ice cream social. Your $15 ticket gets you your first drink, an ice cream or float and access to the historic gardens. Frozen treats and boozy ice cream floats come courtesy of Little Baby’s Ice Cream and Art in the Age, so you know it’s going to be delicious.
Skeletor Karaoke Gung Show
Sept. 9, 10:30 p.m.
1003 Arch St.
The coolest karaoke party in Philly celebrates nine years with a special night of tunes featuring the most dastardly KJ in all the land, Skeletor. Check out karasong.net to start planning what you’ll sing that night. Be careful what you pick, though. As always, people who sing sucky songs just may get gonged off the stage before they have a chance to reach the final note.
2016 Fringe Festival
Various prices and locations
It’s one of the most exciting few weeks in Philadelphia theater. The Fringe Festival gives you a chance to explore venues across the city where arts organizations both established and emerging bring their own unique brand of performance. The options are overwhelming — hundreds of performances this weekend alone — but that’s part of the fun. Check out the festival guide at fringearts.com to find something that’s right for you. Looking for a sure bet? Take a look at "The Sincerity Project" by Team Sunshine Performance Corp., which runs Sept. 8-24.