6 things to do in Philadelphia this weekend, Sept. 4 to 6


The Abakening
Friday, 11 p.m.
Underground Arts
1200 Callowhill St.
Free, info@undergroundarts.org
Late Night Cabaret kicks off at the Black Box at Underground Arts with Philly’s own hip-hop/jazz outfit Black Landlord and seasoned actor/director Greg Giovanni of the Big Mess Cabaret. They will bring you high-energy hip-hop and a fairly saucy “openstage” variety show, respectively.


‘The Lid’
Friday to Sunday
Underground Arts
1200 Callowhill St.
$15 – $25, info@undergroundarts.org
This musical Pat Finnerty, part of the Fringe Festival, follows the story of an average man who leads a mundane life, until he encounters a lid in a meadow that can lead him either to a life of excitement, or back to his ordinary existence. Pat Finnerty, Brian Ashby, Jess Conda and Ali Wadsworth tell the story through original songs inspired by ’60s British rock.

‘The Dolls of New Albion: A Steampunk Opera’
Thursday to Sept. 12
Manayunk Theatre Company
Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center
7 Lock St.
$20, 215-685-3583
This four-act musical follows four generations of a family in the mythical city of New Albion. The story begins with scientist Annabelle McAlistair as she tries to revive her dead lover by putting him in the body of a mechanical mannequin. The quirky show is part of — what else? — the Fringe Festival.


Saturday, 8 p.m.
World Café Live
3025 Walnut St.
$13 – $15, 215-222-1400
Head to World Café Life to hear four fiddle players playing From Celtic to psychedelic Appalachian folk: Rose Baldino (Burning Bridget Cleary), Brian Buchanan (Jubilee Roberts), Sarah Larsen (Mason Porter, David Mayfield Parade), and Kiley Ryan (Foxhound, Chris Kasper).


First Friday Gallery Crawl
Friday, 5 p.m.
Throughout Old City
Free, 215-625-9200
If you haven’t been to Friday Friday in Old City in a while, we recommend taking advantage while the weather is still perfect for leisurely strolling. Galleries open their doors, many serving wine and snacks, and art vendors set up on the sidewalks. Most of the galleries are between Front and Third streets, between Market and Vine.


Saturday, 9 p.m.
Franklin Square
Sixth and Race streets
Free, 215-629-4026
Bring a blanket, find your spot, and settle in to watch our favorite parapsychologists battle ghosts in New York.Pre-movie activities, including games, begin at 7 p.m.

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