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Indy wrestling fans, Brides- and Grooms-to-be and Mummers followers have plenty to be excited about this weekend

Stevie Richards will defend his heavyweight championship belt against Luke Haws. Stevie Richards/Facebook

South Philly

June 10
Wrestling on Swanson Street

The old ECW Arena will be the site for an exciting night of Wildkat Sports Wrestling featuring the likes of Stevie Richards, Homicide, J. Spade and others. $20-$45. 7 p.m. 2300 Arena, 2300 S. Swanson St. 2300arena. showare.com.

June 10
Still undefeated

The 7–0 Philadelphia Soul return home to face the Cleveland Gladiators in Arena Football League action. $15-$60. 7 p.m. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. 888–789-SOUL. philadelphiasoul.com


Night of Motown, Anyone?
Through June 11
Motown The Musical the incredible story of Berry Gordy Jr., the man who helped launched the careers of Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and Marvin Gaye, wraps its run at the Academy of Music. $20-$117. 240 S. Broad St. kimmelcenter.org

Dancing with her company

June 9–10

Anne-Marie Mulgrew and Dancers Company presents its annual Home Season concert, Celebrating 31. $15- $20. 7:30 p.m. June 8–9, 3 p.m. June 10. Christ Church Neighborhood House Theater, 20 N. American St. 215- 462–7720.

June 10
Do you love Beer and Bacon?

If you love beer and bacon, the Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons is the place to be on Saturday for the Beer and Bacon Classic. We’re talking an all-day (noon-11 p.m.) party featuring bacon-infused dishes, 50-plus craft beer and cider samples, games and much more. $45-$55. 1001 N. Second St.

June 10
Mavericks on stage

Grammy-award winners The Mavericks will perform their greatest hits and songs from their upcoming LP “Brand New Day.” $49. 9 p.m. The Event Center at SugarHouse Casino, 1001 N. Delaware Ave. ticketmaster.com.

South Jersey

June 12
Ready for your wedding day?

Are you a bride- or groom-to-be? The Sun News- papers (part of Newspaper Media Group) Wedding Expo will have every area of wedding preparation — from invitations to DJs to honey- moons to flowers — covered. Those who pre-register by June 10 are invited to a special VIP party held at noon, before the event is open to the general public. General admission starts at 12:30 (ends at 4 p.m.). Palace Caterers, 109 N. Black Horse Pike, Blackwood, N.J.

Central Jersey

June 10–11
Time to get Medieval

Here’s your last chance to check out the 2017 New Jersey Renaissance Faire at Liberty Lake Day Camp, 1195 Florence Columbus Road, in Bordentown. We are talking entertainment galore with sword fighting, fire eating, jousting between actual knights, circus performances and more. The event is taking 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine. Visitors can purchase hand-crafted cloth and items. Giant pickles and turkey legs, anyone? Single day passes are $25 for adults and $15 for children.

Jersey Shore

June 9–10
New Year’s Day in June

No need to wait for Jan. 1 to come around again as the Mummers Brigade and String Band Show comes to North Wildwood. The fun begins with the Fancy Brigade Pub Crawl on Friday night (June 9). The parade takes place at 3 p.m. on Saturday (June 10) along Olde New Jersey Avenue. Free. 609–374–0562. northwildwood.com.

June 10
Fireworks are back!

Fourth of July may be the most popular and traditional night to enjoy a fireworks display, but there is no rule against enjoying them throughout the summer. If you are spending Saturday in AC, cap off the day at the Jersey Shore by watching the Tropicana’s eye-opening Multimedia Light & Sound Show & Fireworks Show. Fireworks start at 10 p.m.

Have a weekend event to share? Email info to bgelman@bsmphilly.com.

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