The South African-born comic has come into his own after an understandably rocky start as host of The Daily Show after taking over the gig from Jon Stewart. Many fans of the show, however, don’t realize that Noah has done stand-up for about a decade, so don’t miss his stop in A.C.
7 p.m. the Borgata, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, $59-$99, 609-317-1000, theborgata.com
Enjoy art, including a moving installation made from recycled materials like 60,000 soda tabs, and snack on fare from Hardena, Cooperage, and Little Baby’s Ice Cream while taking in sweeping views of the Delaware River. Dogs on leashes are welcome.
11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Cherry Street Pier, 121 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd., pay as you go, 215-923-0818, cherrystreetpier.com
Football-themed trivia hits the Piazza Pod Park this week, where you and your teammates can grab bites from Empanada Box Philly and Wine Bar by Urban Village Brewing. Bonus points if you show up in a football jersey.
7 to 9 p.m., Piazza Pod Park, 1075 Germantown Ave., free, 215-710-8185, piazzapodpark.com
Vampire Weekend was initially a blog band of the mid ’00s, an indie outfit of Ivy Leaguers who took Paul Simon’s Graceland as a template in making unabashedly collegiate, perky pop songs that drew from a world of musical influences. A decade-plus later, key player Rostam Batmanglij has gone solo, though he does turn up on a few songs on the new Father of the Bride, but leader Ezra Koenig remains at the top of his game in delivering a record good enough to make you care again about a band you thought you moved on from. Blues prodigy Christone “Kingfish” Ingram opens.
7:30 p.m., Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave., $25-$99.50 (plus $5 on day of show), 215-546-5900, manncenter.org
Philly’s arts venues are booked solid with dance, theater, comedy, and other performances during this 17-day festival curated by FringeArts. With more than 1,000 events, featuring local and national acts, the art is near-endless. It kicks off in earnest on Thursday, when a flurry of shows start, including a one-man adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry V and The B-Side: “Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons,” a performance based on work songs and spirituals recorded at Texas’ then-segregated prison farms in 1964.
Various times through Sep. 21, various locations and ticket prices, 215-413-1318, fringearts.com
In collaboration with the Hudson River Museum, Doylestown’s Michener Museum celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing with an exhibition focused on the moon in American landscape painting. Some 50 artists — from Thomas Cole to Norman Rockwell — explore the moon in the sky and in the imagination. This is the last weekend it’s on display.
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Michener Art Museum, 138 Pine St., Doylestown, $15, $13 for seniors, $8 for college students, $5 for ages 6 to 18, free for children under 6, 215-340-9800, michenerartmuseum.org
Laurel Hill Cemetery curated an extensive collection of antiques, oddities, vintage items, and artwork for this outdoor market. Steampunk and Victorian attire is encouraged, and shoppers can purchase food and beer from vendors. Parking is extremely limited, so public transit is recommended.