Labor Day’s picnics and Made in America just ended, and you still have all that energy? Great. We’ve got you covered with First Friday art openings, punk bands and folkies, family fare and more fun things to do in Philly this weekend.
Things to do in Philly this weekend
Modern pop-bluegrass’ answer to Dolly Parton and Robert Plant’s venerable vocal foil does her own thing in Bensalem, all to the bat of her most recent album, “Windy City.”
Sept. 6,, 7:30 p.m., Xcite Center at Parx,, 2999 Street Rd,Bensalem, $45+, parxcasino.com
First Aid Kit
When did this Swedish folk duo of singing sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg get so big they could play the Fillmore?
Sept. 8, 9 p.m., The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 East Allen St. $25, thefillmorephilly.com
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The last time we heard from the towering downtown NYC garage art-rock trio was when “Mosquito” dropped in 2013 (actually, I may have stopped listening when their singer Karen 0 did the spooky spare soundtrack to “Where the Wild Things Are”). This reunion show could be grating and bracing all at once.
Sept 8., 5 p.m., Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th St., $10+, electrfactory.info
In-the- biz types think of Attell as a “comedians’ comedian,” and incisively witty at all times. Others think of him as a cookie full of arsenic with a caustic sense of humor and a fowl mouth that could rattle your teeth and stain your curtains. Stay tuned as to which one you’ll get.
Sept. 6-9, Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St., $35+, philadelphia.heliumcomedy.com
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The polar opposite of Attell, Fator is a gentle man doing uproarious family comedy based around sensational impersonations of his favorite singers, past and present, and usually with puppets. He doesn’t go political, but his Trump impression, done with a huge orange puppet is pretty great – and straight down the middle, not left or right.
Sept. 7, 8 p.m., The Borgata Event Center at Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J., $45+, theborgata.com
The poor man’s Jim Carrey returns.
Sept. 7, 8 p.m., Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena, 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J., $60+, hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com
Buenas Vibras: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Latinx Artists at Vox Populi
Along with offering a handful of artist member exhibitions with solo shows by Sharon Koelblinger, Abigail Lucien, Lane Speidel and Jim Strong, Vox Populi welcomes Buenas Vibras: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Latinx Artists curated by Wit López. This disabled, gender non-conforming/nonbinary trans visual artist, performer and independent curator of African American and Boricua descent hosts contemporary like-minds in a display of daring, politicized, diverse work.
Sept. 7. 6 p.m., 319 North 11th St, 3rd Floor, free, voxpopuligallery.org
An Ingmar Bergman Centennial Retrospective
One of modern European cinema’s most existential thinkers celebrates a big birthday with one bleak weeks’ worth of glad-to-be-unhappy film fare, staring with “Autumn Sonata” and “Wild Strawberries.”.
Sept. 6-21, times and prices vary, Lightbox Film Center at International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut St., lightboxfilmcenter.org
FOOD & DRINK
Camp Cocktails; An Outdoorsy Cocktail Workshop
You say you want to build a fire and roast marshmallows, but you don’t wat to drink from a canteen? The mixologists at Art in the Age will offer tricks and sips for the perfect camping concoction
Sept. 6, 6 p.m., Art in the Age, 116 N 3rd St., $40, artintheage.com
8th annual Haverford Music Festival
You’ll go for the music (Sloan, the guy from The Civil Wars), but you’ll stay for the local food and drink vendors such as Nellie’s Chicken and Waffles, Luigi & Giovanni The Pizza Cruiser, and Conshohocken Brewing Co.
Sept. 8, 12 p.m., Eagle and Darby Roads in Havertown, free, haverfordmusicfestival.org