Your week: Sept. 5-11
Our picks for what to do, see and hear.
Roar to the Shore
A four-day convention has a name with a warning: Pack earplugs. Hundreds of flashy hogs and riders aren't shy about out making their presence audibly known. If you're so inclined, join in the free-wheelin' ruckus, right down to the Biker Babe contest.
Wildwoods Convention Center parking lots, Burke, Ocean, Oak and Atlantic avenues, Wildwood,N.J., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. today and tomorrow, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, free, 609-729-8870, roartotheshoreonline.com.
This is bound to get sticky. Three days, three places to climb inside the hive via honey extraction demos, author chats, mead-making sessions and a finale cocktail party (3:30 p.m. Sunday, $25) at Bartram's.
Wagner Free Institute, 1700 W. Montgomery Ave., 10 a.m.-noon and 5-7 p.m. today, free ($8 suggested donation), 215-763-6529, wagnerfreeinstitute.org; Wyck Historic House and Garden, 6026 Germantown Ave., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. tomorrow, free, 215-848-1690, wyck.org; Bartram's Garden, 54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, 215-729-5281,$10-$15 bartramsgarden.org; phillyhoneyfest.org.
All your pierogi and polka dreams come true, plus magic shows, music, rides and vendors.
National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, 654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, noon-8 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday, $12, 215-345-0600, polishamericanfestival.org.
The mushroom capital of the world celebrates its spores with a fried mushroom eating contest, parade, growing exhibits, farm tours, a 5K and mushrooms in everything - including ice cream and candy. Kickoff parade tonight at 6, followed by dinner and dancing in the street. Carnival open till 10 tonight and tomorrow adds extra fun-gi.
State Street between Mill Road and Willow Street, Kennett Square, 6-10 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. tomorrow, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, $2, 610-925-3373, mushroomfestival.org.
Organic workout gear, up-cycled jewelry, recycled dog toys, edible bugs are yours for the buying, while a bike is yours for the winning (leave your two-wheelers with the bike valet). Get schooled in eco issues. Pick up a blue recycling bin. Realize: It is easy being green.
2nd Street, Pine to South Street, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, free, 215-567-4004, greenfestphilly.org.
The first woman to win "Best Rock Video" at the VMAs brings her infectious act to Philly ahead of her set at Boston Calling.
Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave., 7:30 tonight, $40-$59.50, 800-745-3000, manncenter.org.
Blake Shelton's wife recently collaborated with Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban and continues the country cooperation by bringing along Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett and Jukebox Mafia to set the tone for the Platinum Tour.
Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbor Blvd., Camden, 7:30 tonight, $25-$49.50, 800-745-3000, livenation.com.
Modern pop comes easy and fun in "Bubbly" and "Fallin' For You," and takes on a bigger message in "Try." Also expect tunes from her upcoming album "Gypsy Heart."
Harrah's, 777 Harrah's Blvd., Atlantic City, 9 tonight, $35-$65, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.
Though he fronted a few alt-rock bands in the '80s and '90s, Mould spent time post '96 crafting solo work, producing for other bands (Soul Asylum, Low) and working with and hanging around the Foo Fighters.
TLA, 334 South St., 9 tonight, $25, 800-745-3000, lnphilly.com.
Haverford Music Festival
Flashback to the Beatles' local debut 50 years ago this week with the tribute band Beatlemania Now, offering note-perfect renditions of Fab Four classics at this family-oriented freebie, which spans four stages and more than 30 performers. Also on tap: genre-defying cover band Chico's Vibe, seasoned Philly originals Ben Arnold, David Falcone, Nixon's Head and Cabin Dogs, plus newbie Audra McLaughlin, the darlin' country singer who done us proud on "The Voice." Children's activities, food and a beer garden should also keep your gang happy, yeah, yeah, yeah!
E. Eagle and E. Darby roads, Havertown, noon-9:30 p.m. tomorrow, free, haverfordmusicfestival.org.
What I Learned
About Outer Space
Three swiftly created world premieres bring together two Curtis Institute composers, three choreographers, a chamber group of Curtis alumni, Ensemble 39 and members of the Pennsylvania Ballet for the first FringeArts performances held in the Fringe's new waterfront facility.
FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Blvd., 2 and 8 p.m. tomorrow, 2 p.m. Sunday, $15-$29, 215-413-1318, fringearts.com.
Welcome to the "Hotel California" and the Eagle who championed that groundbreaking hit.
Tropicana, 2381 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 8 p.m. tomorrow, $25-$45, 800-345-8767, ticketmaster.com.
Symphony in C and
the Wanamaker Organ
Conductor Rossen Milanov and Symphony in C, with Wanamaker organist Peter Richard Conte (and the Wanamaker, the world's largest performing organ), combine in Elgar's "Cockaigne" Overture, Poulenc's stirring Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani and Saint-Saens' familiar "Organ" Symphony, his Third.
Macy's, 1300 Chestnut St., 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, $75-$110, 856-963-6683, wanamakerorgan.com.
& Peter Noone
Henry the VIII he's certainly not, but the Brit Invasion band frontman still brings the charm.
Sellersville Theater, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville, 3 and 8 p.m. Sunday, $49.50, 215-257-5808, st94.com.
Part Disney (Tony Oller got his start in 2007 on the channel's "As the Bell Rings") and part "Lost" (other half of the duo, Malcolm Kelly, from the show's first season) met on-set at another teen TV show. Poppy tunes ensued.
TLA, 334 South St., 7 p.m. Monday, $19.50, 800-745-3000, lnphilly.com.
& Patti LaBelle
Two soulful, Philly-bred artists co-headline. Special guest: "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard, the other Big Rube.
Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave., 7 p.m. Sunday, $29.75-$150.75, 800-745-3000, manncenter.org.
Justin Townes Earle
Second-gen Americana musician continues to impress with his unique, edgy vision. Expect lots from Justin's just-birthed "Single Mothers" set.
Ardmore Music Hall, 23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, 8 p.m. Thursday, $28-$35, 610-649-8389, ardmoremusic.com.
Innovative contemporary ballet company offers a free public performance presented by University City District.
Porch at 30th Street Station, 5 p.m. tomorrow (rain date Wednesday), free, 215-546-7824, balletx.org.
Be one with the water. The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary nods to both Philly rivers with free swan boat, kayak and ferry rides and complimentary shuttle service to the Fairmount Water Works.
Columbus Boulevard at Walnut Street, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. tomorrow, free, 800-445-4935 delawareestuary.org.
South Philly Garden Tour
Trading bars for botanicals, this self-guided backyard crawl features 16 public and private green spaces, including a rare Japanese tea garden.
Gold Star Park, 613 Wharton St., 1-4 p.m. tomorrow (rain date Sunday), $25, 215-839-8213, southphillyfoodcoop.org.
Great Phila. Craft Beer Crawl
Twelve locations around Fairmount; 24 beer samples. Plus food to keep you going.
Various locations, noon-6 p.m. tomorrow, $20 ($10 designated driver), upcomingevents.com.
MGK Brew Blast
Craft brew sipping on the waterfront with a historic vessel as a backdrop. WMGK's on-air staff, a tour of the Battleship New Jersey, and live classic rock tunes make this an all-American day.
Battleship New Jersey, 110 Clinton St., Camden, 1-5 p.m. tomorrow, $45, wmgk.com.
Delaware River Craft Brewfest
Inaugural event on Union's home field features more than 100 beers by Victory, Troegs, Redhook, Kona, more.
PPL Park, 1 Stadium Drive, Chester, 3-6 p.m., $45 ($60 VIP, $10 designated driver), 610-859-3100, philadelphiaunion.com.
"Odd Couple" meets Little League in a play about two coaches - one who knows his stuff; one who doesn't.
Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, show times vary, Tuesday through Oct. 12, $24-$35, 215-654-0200, act2.org.
Cirque du Soleil: Varekai
Gypsy-theme acrobatics extravaganza contorts its way here.
Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St., 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Sept. 12-13; 4 p.m. Sept. 13; 1:30 and 5 p.m. Sept. 14, $36-$145, 800-745-3000, comcasttix.com.
360 Dance Company
Our local modern dance company and New York's 360 share a program of modern dance classics and contemporary works. Part of the FringeArts Festival.
Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine St., 6 & 9 tonight, 3 & 6 p.m. tomorrow, $25, 215-222-7633, performancegarage.org.
- Compiled by Tom Di Nardo, Jonathan Takiff, Allison Volpe