10 fun things to do in Philly this weekend

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In need of some fun things as the last weeks of August fly by? We’ve got you covered. From the legendary Cher down the Jersey shore to dining while wearing white, these are the best of the things to do in Philly this weekend.

Things to do in Philly this weekend

Things to do in Philly this weekend diner en blanc


Diner en Blanc

This may be the most mysterious of all the things to do in Philly this weekend. You don’t know where it is, and who else is going. You’re probably not totally sure what you’re eating unless you’re cooking for it today, but. wear white and you’ll blend in just fine. A few seats remain.

August 16, 6:45 p.m., secret location, $45+, philadelphia.dinerenblanc.com/register



Along with keeping her legend intact by playing the grand Spector-ian hits she did with Sonny Bono in the 1960s (“I Got You, Babe”) and on her own in the ’70s (“Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves”), Cher has continued with electro-disco hits (“Believe”) and, come this September, an album of ABBA songs titled “Dancing Queen.” You go.

August 17-18, 8 p.m.,  Borgata Event Center at the Borgata Casino, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J., TheBorgata.com

Mura Masa

The U.K. electronic producer-turned-pop multi-instrumentalist Alex Crossan makes dreamy, house music-infused punk – or punk-infused house – with mightily memorable choruses and deep beats.

August 18, 8:30 p.m., Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., $25, utphilly.com

Miranda Lambert

The doyenne of smart-alecky country – be it rockabilly-tinged groovers or emotive ballads – hits the Camden waterfront with Little Big Town as her opening act.  Good show.

August 18, 7 p.m., BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J.,  $25+, ticketmaster.com

Blake Shelton

OK, this is weird. Lambert’s ex-husband, the country guy from “The Voice,” is playing a concert just miles from his ex-wife. Dag.

August 18, 8 p.m. Hard Rock Casino Etess Arena, 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J., $100+ hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com/entertainment


Josh Blue

The Blue man won our attention by winning NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” competition – to say nothing of his Comedy Central stand-up special  – and never let go.

August 16-18, various times after 7:30 p.m. each night, Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St., $17+, philadelphia.heliumcomedy.com


Festival of India at the Great Plaza

Penn’s Landing has many great international day fests, but, this day-long celebration of all aspects of Indian culture – from its food and art, to its fashion and music  – is always a worthwhile adventure.

August 18, Noon, Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, 101 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., free, indiacouncil.org/festival-of-india


Mustard Seed Film Festival

The little known Mustard Seed Film Festival  – now in its third year – celebrates South Asian filmmakers and their singular stories through screenings of short films, documentaries and feature length works.

August 16-19, 4 p.m., Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine St., prices vary, asianartsinitiative.org

Billionaires Boy Club

This is probably the last film that Kevin Spacey will ever make, so watch at your peril.

Opens August 17, times and prices vary, AMC Classic, Granite Run Mall 8, 1067 West Baltimore Pike Media, amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/Philadelphia


Ocean Resort’s Philly fights

Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort brings a card starring Philadelphia heavyweight Bryant Jennings and other area superstars such as the still-undefeated super-bantamweight Christian Carto from West Deptford and Millville welterweight contender Thomas LaManna to AC. Before these matches,  Philly super-middleweight Jesse Hart (24-1, 20 KOs)  – the son of the great local middleweight Eugene “Cyclone” Hart – will fight Tacoma, W.A.’s Mike Gavronski (24-2-1, 15 KOs)  in a 10-round bout. ESPN broadcasts.

August 18, 7 p.m., Ocean Resort Casino, 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J., $35+, ticketmaster.com

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