There is plenty to choose from with ArenaBowl XXX, Mayweather/McGregor, “Wicked” and the International Winefest on tap.
Here is a saying you don’t hear everyday: The Philadelphia …. repeat as league champions. The Soul, the defending ArenaBowl champs, will have the hometown support as they attempt to accomplish that rarity in Philadelphia sports — winning back-to-back league championships. They will play the Tampa Bay Storm, a team they defeated three times during the regular season, in ArenaBowl XXX. 7 p.m. Aug. 26. $15-$60. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.
Also in South Philly:
Get pumped up for ArenaBowl XXX by attending The Fanatic Fantasy Fest, taking place in lot G of the Wells Fargo Center parking lot, 3601 S. Broad St., and just outside of Xfinity Live!, 1100 Pattison Ave. There will be live bands, interactive games and celebrity appearances. Noon-5 p.m. Aug. 26. Use ArenaBowl XXX ticket to gain free access to Fantasy Fest beginning at 3 p.m. Lot F, aka Soulville, will be the designated tailgate area. philadelphiasoul.com.
The time for hype is over as Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will finally step in the ring for the most anticipated fight of the year. No need to book a last-minute trip to Las Vegas as fans can watch it on the big screen at Xfinity Live! Doors open at 5 p.m. Aug. 26. $20 in advance/$25 at the door (VIP and reserved seating are sold out). 1100 Pattison Ave.
Puppy Yoga is an ideal morning outing for puppy and yoga lovers. Enjoy the free class at Xfinity Live! while checking out the cute adoptable pups from Pennsylvania SPCA. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 27. 1100 Social, 1100 Pattison Avenue. Donations to PSPCA are encouraged. Every yogi receives a complimentary beverage after the class and a brunch menu is available.
Urban Celebrity presents Philly Summerfest Concert featuring Summer Valentine, Yo Ken, Flex Squad, Kill Switch, Delco Boyz, Chatta Boyz, Total Kaos, Dance Krew, O Dollaz, Celebrity Flash, Dollar Boyz, 2 Unik, Reco Havoc, Tre Prada, Young Kashmir, 2 Plus One, Cess and Kid Rod. 5 p.m. Aug. 27. $22. Theatre of the Living Arts, 334 South St. venue.tlaphilly.com.
This weekend is the last chance to catch “Wicked” — part of the Broadway Philadelphia series — as the musical wraps its extended run. Though Aug. 27. Enjoy this reimagined classic story of the “Wizard of Oz.” Academy of Music. Times and prices vary. 240 S. Broad St.
Who is ready to find their way out of Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze? For those who have yet to visit this 1,700-square-foot exhibit at The Franklin Institute, there is still time to navigate your way through this seemingly infinite repeating pattern of floor-to-ceiling mirrors. Through Sept. 4. There is an additional $19 admission fee. Last admission is at 6 p.m. The Franklin Institute, 221 N. 21st St.
Show some “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” for Aretha Franklin as this “Natural Woman,” aka the Queen of Soul, sings some of her greatest hits. Had a rough week? The concert will be your “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” 8 p.m. Aug. 26. $59.50-$129.50. The Mann, 5201 Parkside Ave.
Alternative rock bands Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows come together for an entertaining night at the BB&T Pavilion. 6:45 p.m. Aug. 26. Tickets start at $22. 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J. bbtpavilion.org.
If you love wine — we are talking an assortment of more than 100 wines from around the world — then put a trip to the Golden Nugget on the weekend planner. The two-day International Winefest brings wine ambassadors, producers and enthusiasts together to swirl, smell and taste samples from the world’s most prestigious wine-making countries. The Wine and Jazz Reception Under the Stars takes place 7–10 p.m. August 25. Wines from more than 65 of the most prolific global wineries will be served, complemented by hand-picked, award-winning cuisine. The menu will feature hot and cold hors d’oeuvres including crab cakes, Barolo poached pears with goat cheese and pepper crusted beef satay and a pasta station featuring cheese agnolotti with rosa sauce and Reggiano and shrimp scampi primavera. $49. The Winefest Grand Tasting, taking place 7-10 Aug. 26, will offer attendees a taste of what the most prominent winemakers in Italy, Spain, France, Portugal, Germany, United States, Australia, New Zealand, Uruguay, and South Africa have to offer. $85 (includes a souvenir wine glass). Golden Nugget Atlantic City, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard.