Upstairs at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 9 p.m. Friday, $15, 215-222-1400, worldcafelive.com.
A Ben in the hand
Town is awash this weekend in kind and sensitive young British singer-songwriters ready to lead you by the hand to romance and adulthood. Sunday's Ed Sheeran/Passenger bill at Penn's Landing is sold out - drat - though you can still make friends with their kindred spirit Ben Howard at this headlining gig. Gill Landry opens.
Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., 9 p.m. Friday, $20 (all ages), 215-232-2100, utphilly.com.
Kiss her quick
Remember when it seemed startling and brave for a woman to declare in song "I've Kissed a Girl"? What are you doing for us next, Jill Sobule?
Kennett Flash, 102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square, 8 p.m. Friday, $21, 484-732-8295, kennettflash.org.
Canadian indie rockers Metric headline with Half Moon Run as openers.
Tower Theater, 69th and Ludlow streets, 8 p.m. Saturday, $33, $28, $21 (four-pack, individually), 800-745-3000, livenation.com.
for electronic music
The dance DJ named Figure and electronic DJ/producer duo the Killabits are first attractions at a new concert and live music club "experience" down by the river. Renamed Soundgarden Hall, this all-ages venue is the product of Rumor- and G Lounge- creator Mark Marek with help from Live Nation. There's a BYOB/VIP Lounge aspect and plans to bring in alternative, rock, pop and R&B, too. (Sneaker Pimps headline Sept. 29.)
Soundgarden Hall, Spring Garden Street at Columbus Boulevard, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, $20/$25, 215-923-6600, sghphilly.com.
Farm sweet farm
Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews draw attention to Pennsylvania farmers staging their Farm Aid shindig in Hershey. Other participants include Kenny Chesney, Jack Johnson, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and ALO.
Hershey Park Stadium, Hershey, Pa., noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, sold out, portions will be streamed (and contributions accepted) at farmaid.org, or you can listen on Willie's Roadhouse Channel on Sirius XM.
A talented trio
There's strength in numbers as supertalented singers/songwriters Maia Sharp, Garrison Starr and Adrianne Gonzalez trade tunes and quips in his "evening with."
Tin Angel, 20 S. 2nd St., 7:30 p.m. Sunday, $12, 215-928-0770, tinangel.com.
The web she weaves
Lindsey Stirling has cut quite a niche as a new age-toned violinist who ups the ante with themes from video games, dubstep and hip-hop accents, plus giddy choreography befitting a pop showgirl. Stirling's polished music videos have received 120 million views at youtube.com/lindseystomp.
Upstairs at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St., 8 p.m. Sunday, $15, 215-222-1400, worldcafelive.com.
Superfunky and spunky jazz bass stylist/composer Marcus Miller is all over the creative map on his aptly named new "Renaissance" long-player. Hear, here.
World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St., 8 p.m. Sunday, $32/$33, 215-222-1400, worldcafelive.com.
Scottish traditionalists Tannahill Weavers get jigging on with bagpipes, flute, fiddle and guitar - simply the best.
Sellersville Theater, Main and Temple streets, Sellersville, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, $21.50, 215-257-5808, st94.com.
"Can You Hear God Crying?" a new commissioned work by renowned jazz trumpet player Hannibal Lokumbe, with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, celebrates Peace Day Philly.
Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center, Broad and Spruce streets, 8 p.m. Friday, $10-$45, 215-893-1999.
Give peace a chance
Peace Day Philly, involving the city in the International Day Of Peace, will observe the day with an event in Love Park at noon Friday. Mayor Nutter, poet laureate Sonia Sanchez and state Sen. Larry Farnese will speak, with a minute of silence (observed globally) at noon.
Love Park, 15th and JFK Boulevard, 11:30 a.m. Friday, free.
Atlantic City is usually a place where the emphasis is on abusing one's health, not promoting it. But fitness is in the spotlight as Caesars Atlantic City stages the three-day "Sweat AC" festival, which begins Friday.
The program is a virtual orgy of good health, featuring a slew of top trainers, coaches and motivational speakers, all of whom are intent on keeping you alive and kicking.
Among the "health nuts" (you are old if you remember when that phrase was in vogue) on hand will be TV regular Jillian Michaels, Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga founder Sadie Nardini and judo expert (and two-time Olympic bronze medalist) Jimmy Pedro.
Caesars, Boardwalk at Arkansas Avenue, times and prices vary, sweatac.com.
Who says Philly is all Flyers jerseys and sweatpants? Philly gets dolled up this weekend with the culmination of Philadelphia Fashion Week. Get your Anna Wintour on as designers send their best and brightest designs down the runway at the Couture Runway Show, featuring the work of 11 designers on the national and international scenes. Can't make the evening event? The Haute Runway shows brings fashion into daylight with the theme of fighting HIV and AIDS through fashion.
Haute Runway show, 2424 E. York St., 3 p.m. Saturday, free, 215-626-7116, phillyfashionweek.org.
Couture Runway show, 2424 E. York St., 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Saturday, $40, 215-626-7116.
Check out some of Germantown's history with a rare look inside historic houses built in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Sponsored by Mt. Airy Learning Tree, the "In Old German Township" tour features eight houses that are not often highlighted as part of historic Germantown. The tour itself is not guided and some of the stops are not easily accessible by public transportation, so the best way to experience the tour might be by car.
Pick up maps at Mt. Airy Learning Tree, Hortter and Greene streets, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, $25-$30, 215-843-6333, mtairylearningtree.org.
- Compiled by Jonathan Takiff, Chuck Darrow, Molly Eichel
and Tom Di Nardo.