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