Things to do in Philly this weekend Labor Day 2018 fireworks
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If you’re looking for plans for the long weekend, we’ve got you covered. From laughs and history to food and fireworks, here are the best things to do in Philly this weekend for Labor Day 2018.

Things to do in Philly this weekend for Labor Day 2018

COMEDY

Amy Schumer

If you miss the Amy Schumer who made rude jokes on “Last Comic Standing,” and her own Comedy Central program “Inside Amy Schumer” – as opposed to the Amy Schumer who appeared on Broadway or made a few movies – this night’s for you.

 

Sept.1, 8 p.m., Hard Rock Atlantic City, 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J., $99+, hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com

Ken Jeong

The star of “The Hangiver” and “Crazy Rich Asians” does stand-up? Really? Who knew? And what does it look like?

Sept. 1, 9 p.m., The Music Box at the Borgata, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J., $59+, theborgata.com

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HISTORY

Philadelphia's Historic District in Old City

You never miss the water until the well runs dry, so get to the original OC’s final free showings of the Military Muster at Signers Garden (5th and Chestnut), Storytime in the Square (at Franklin Square) and other events that end this Labor Day weekend.

Sept. 1-3, 10 a.m., various locations, historicphiladelphia.org

MUSIC

Chris Issak

The handsome man behind the '90s classic “Wicked Game” is an amazing guitarist, an impressive humorist, a snappy dresser, and – vocally – the only true successor to the haunting Roy Orbison.

Aug. 31, 8 p.m., Xcite Center at Parx Casino, 2999 Street Rd., Bensalem, $45+, parxcasino.com

The Mad Decent Block Party

One-time Philly fellow Diplo and his Mad Decent label crew (Cashmere Cat, Jai Wolf, Anna Lunoe, Dirty South Joe) show you how to block rock a block party without open fire hydrants, but, surely with jump ropes.
Sept. 2, 10 p.m., The Fillmore Philly, 26 E Allen St., $40, thefillmorephilly.com

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FOOD

Blue Corn Lifestyle: Green and Organic Fest

Sustainable living and eating through the lens of “Mexican indigenous traditions and modern-day Mexican farmer culture, centered around corn” is the best part of this afternoon in the sun.

Sept. 2, noon, Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, 101 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., pay as you go, bluecornlifestyle.com

Volksfest at Canstatter-Verein

The Canstatter German Society in Torresdale gets ready for Oktoberfest early with a three-day party featuring tons of German food and beers. Yahoo.

Sept. 1-3, noon., Cannstatter Volkfest Verein, 9130 Academy Rd., cannstatter.org/history/gallery

ART

Photo Pop Philly’s Last Week

Twelve of Philly's most auspicious Pop artists (These Pink Lips, Martha Rich, Pop Up Polaroid, Alloyius Mcilwaine, Orchid Design, Catron Lee, Nero, AYECrtv, Benjamin Howard, Amberella, Get Up) created an installation-exhibition dedicated to all things local and lovely. That closes out this weekend, with a soundtrack dedicated to Made in America’s players.

Aug. 31- Sept. 3, 12:00 p.m., Philadelphia Building, 1315 Walnut St., $20, showclix.com/event/photo-pop-philly

FAMILY

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest Finale

No more hammocks, mini-golf, outdoor roller rink, Ferris wheel or any of the other additions to the Midway after Labor Day Monday so get down to the Del-Riv and enjoy.

Aug. 31 – Sept. 3, 1 p.m., Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, 101 S. Columbus Blvd., Roller skating $3, skate rental $10, everything else price varies, delawareriverwaterfront.com

Fireworks on the Delaware River

After a military concert with the U.S. Army Band Downrange at Penn’s Landing, it’s time for the big KABOOM – probably the last mega-fireworks show until New Year’s Eve.

Sept. 1, 9:30 p.m., Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, 101 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., free, delawareriverwaterfront.com