Friday, 8 p.m.
Parx Casino, free
The Grammy-winning singer and actress performs live at the casino, which hosts live music, DJs, contests and celebrity guests weekly.
Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra
Friday, 9:15 p.m.
Johnny Brenda’s, $12
The former frontman of Beat Circus is on the road with his 10-piece Ghost Train Orchestra and their new album, “Hothouse Stomp.” Also on the bill: locals PercyFearAnts Jazz Band and DJ Corey Duncan.
Saturday, 8 p.m.
The Keswick Theatre, Glenside, $40-$50
The Grammy-nominated jazz artist (gently) rocks the suburbs with his latest album, “Contact.”
The Inked Magazine Music Tour
Saturday, 6 p.m.
The TLA, $16
The Damned Things headline with Fair to Midland, Hour Cast and Maylene & the Sons of Disaster also performing.
Tuesday, 8 p.m.
First Unitarian Sanctuary
The Sonic Youth frontman goes solo again with his latest album, “Demolished Thoughts.” Philly’s own Meg Baird of Espers opens in her haunting, folky way.
Hip Hop Showcase
Wednesday, 9:30 p.m.
Mic Q and Vision present this recurring showcase on the Troc’s balcony.
T. Mills with Young Gliss & K. Flay
Thursday, 7 p.m.
The TLA, $15
The rapper — and we use that word extremely loosely — is on tour with Young Gliss and K. Flay to promote his new album, “Leaving Home.”
‘Cups and Coffee’
Friday through Sept. 18
The Clay Studio
The Clay Studio’s new show features more than 100 mugs designed specifically for coffee by artists across the country.
‘Excavating Ground Zero: Fragments from 9/11’
Through Nov. 6
Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Penn Museum’s memorial display features 15 objects recovered from Ground Zero, including eyeglasses, a keyboard and WTC visitor badges.
The Battle of the Canvas
Saturday, noon to 10 p.m.
The Piazza at Schmidt’s
Visual artists have 10 hours to complete their blank canvasses in this outdoor competition that also includes live music and vendors.
‘Farm Work By Jamie Wyeth’
Through Sept. 11
The Brandywine River Museum
We slept on this one, but there’s still time to check it out: Before depictions of happy free-range chickens and dewy farmlands were trendy, Jamie Wyeth was documenting Chadds Ford and the creatures that call it home. This exhibit collects more than 70 paintings accompanied by commentary from Wyeth.
Black Landlord BBQ
1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Uke Club, Eighth and Franklin streets, $25
The third-annual all-day cookout features live music from Black Landlord, Kuf Knotz and the Strawberry Mansion DJs. In the event of rain/hurricanes, they’ll try again Sunday.
Michael Jackson Birthday Karaoke
Sunday, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Bob and Barbara’s
Sing Your Life Karaoke MC Sara Sherr invites you to celebrate with Michael/
Jackson 5/various other Jackson tracks.