One of Philly's sweetest festivals returns this weekend for three days of events designed to draw awareness around the important role that honeybees play in the environment and to promote urban beekeeping and gardening. Look forward to honey extractions and tastings, hive demos, and various other bee-themed presentations and activities. All events are free and take place across multiple locations (Glen Foerd on the Delaware; Wyck Historic House, Garden and Farm; and Bartram's Garden). — Grace Dickinson
Sept. 7-9, locations vary, free, phillyhoneyfest.com
The esteemed Philadelphia Orchestra will perform a free show under the stars this Saturday at Penn's Landing. Programming for the night includes excerpts from both Romeo and Juliet and Carmen, all led by conductor Kensho Watanabe. — G.D.
8 p.m. Saturday, Penn's Landing, 101 N. Columbus Blvd, free, philorch.org
A shopping frenzy is set to take over Fairmount Avenue this Saturday as one of the city's largest outdoor markets descends upon the area surrounding Eastern State Penitentiary. Dozens of vendors will fill the sidewalks, bringing plenty of antiques and thrifty gems to be found. — G.D.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 2201 Fairmount Ave., free, philafleamarkets.org
Fishtown's sunny streets will host some of Philly's best small, independent businesses as they come together for a show of crafts and design. You can shop for friends, or take home a piece for your own home. You'll be able to shop for everything from clothes and skin care to food and jewelry, so you're sure to find something to love. — Thea Applebaum Licht
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 1700 N. Front St. www.fishtownflea.us.
The largest outdoor, juried arts festival returns to Bucks County, bringing 160 artists to one spot for a grand showcase of handcrafted jewelry, paintings, photography, woodwork, and beyond. In between shopping, attendees can catch live music and interactive demonstrations on five different stages, and also chow down on eats from a variety of food vendors. — G.D.
Sep. 8-9, E. State and Main Sts., free, dtownartsfestival.com
Cycling enthusiasts of all levels are invited to come out and compete at the Thompson Bucks County Classic. The annual event encompasses six different races, including demanding, pro-level 62-milers, a casual and costumed Brompton (folding bicycle) race, and events designed for kiddos of all ages. — G.D.
10 a.m. Sunday, North Clinton and West State Streets, Doylestown, free to watch, fees vary to participate, buckscountyclassic.com
Be a judge of the chowder cook-off, enter into the crab cake-eating contest, or simply enjoy eats from dozens of food vendors at the Atlantic City Seafood Festival. In addition to clams, calamari, oysters, and more, festivalgoers can also look forward to an array of sudsy options for washing it all down, available from 15-plus participating brewing companies. — G.D.
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Bader Field, 501 N. Albany Avenue, Atlantic City, N.J., $10 (plus fees) per day, acseafoodfest.com
The Secret Cinema will screen Brute Force, a 1940s film portraying a brutal depiction of prison life, inside the fitting setting of Eastern State Penitentiary on Friday night. Doors open an hour before showtime, allowing moviegoers to explore the historic prison before settling in for the violence-heavy film noir. — G.D.
Doors at 7 p.m., film at 8 p.m., Friday, Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Ave., $10-$13, inliquid.org
It's a record-release show for RunHideFight, the garage rock derriere-kickers fronted by Geeta Dalal Simons and featuring second guitarist John Terlesky (aka Brother JT). The band's double-sided single "He's A Jerk" backed with "Because I Love You" is out now on Hidden Volume Records. Wham glam '70s platform-shoes rockers Creem Circus, whose leader Chris DiPinto built the double-necked ode-to-Cheap Trick checkerboard guitar Dalal Simons plays onstage, are also on the bill. The excellently named Sheen & the Nosebleeds complete the lineup. — Dan DeLuca
8 p.m. Friday at Johnny Brenda's, 1201 N. Frankford Ave. $10. 215-739-9684. johnnybrendas.com
Although First Aid Kit came through early this year, shortly after the duo's fourth album, Ruins, arrived, they're back in advance of a new EP, Tender Offerings. Recorded during the same sessions as the sometimes-overstuffed Ruins, the four songs are indeed tender offerings: gentler in tone if not in sentiment, more acoustic, more indebted to Leonard Cohen and to the sisters' early work. At the Fillmore, sisters Klara and Johanna Soderberg will front a five-piece band with their crystalline close-harmonies. Here's hoping the set list also has room for their least tender offering: last year's loud protest single "You're the Problem Here." — Steve Klinge
9 p.m. Saturday at the Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St. $25. 215-309-0150, thefillmorephilly.com.
It's like 2003 all over again. Interpol was here a few weeks ago; now, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs headline the Goose Island 215 Block Party outdoors at the Electric Factory. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs were at once the most punk and the most artful of the turn-of-the-century New York scene. Between the inventive guitarist Nick Zinner, avant-drummer Brian Chase, and captivating singer Karen O, who possesses one of rock's great screams, the YYYs veered from riff-happy rock-and-roll-bent blues to synth-based pop to tender ballads (the classic "Maps"). Their last album was 2013's underrated Mosquito, so Saturday's show offers an opportunity to catch up with them, as well as garage rockers Twin Peaks, rapper Joey Purp, and punks Mannequin P-. — S.K.
5 p.m. Saturday at the Electric Factory outdoors, 421 N. 7th St. $22. 215-627-1332, electricfactory.info.
Texas rocker Alejandro Escovedo's long and storied career stretches back to the dawn of punk rock: His band, the Nuns, opened for the Sex Pistols at the British band's final show in San Francisco in 1978. With Rank and File, True Believers, and a long solo career, his music has often been concerned with border crossings, musical and otherwise. Next week, he releases the punky The Crossing, a collaboration with young Italian band Don Antonio that also features Wayne Kramer of the MC5 which tells the tale of immigrant rockers in pursuit of the American dream. He's playing his first ever show with Don Antonio in the United States this weekend among the fungi at the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival. — D.D.
8 p.m. Saturday at the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival, State and Willow Streets, Kennett Square. $35-$55. 484-732-8295. kennettflash.org.
Seven of the country's finest tribute bands join together for a night of grunge music and dancing. You'll question whether the '90s ever really ended, and rock out to the music of Pearl Jam, the Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, and more. — T.A.L.
6 p.m. Saturday, World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Standing room/reserved table $20/$30 advance, $22/$32 at door. All ages. 215-222-1400, http://www.worldcafelive.com/.
The "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour that Elton John announced last winter has finally arrived. The three year global trek promises "a musical and highly visual journey spanning a 50-year career of hits." The 71-year-old pianist and Apple Music Rocket Hour radio host launches the global enterprise on with three Pennsylvania shows, all of which are sold out, starting at PPL Center in Allentown on Sunday, followed by dates at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia on Tuesday and Wednesday. — D.D.
Before 2016, NYC-based saxophonist Donny McCaslin was renowned for blending avant-garde jazz, post-rock and free electronica into 11 albums under his name (to say nothing of his contributions to records by such like minds as Maria Schneider and Dave Douglas). After 2016, McCaslin continued on with similar sonic spirit, but what changed (or changed him and audiences outlook on him) was an affiliation/collaboration with David Bowie for his brooding, but eerily joyous Blackstar. As far as finales go, Bowie's last album was a doozy, a recording that put its inspirational thumbprint on McCaslin's future work more for its devil-may-care methodology and use of manipulation than its melodic theatricality. — A.D. Amorosi