Pulse: Pursuits: Hot Tickets

Stuff you can’t miss in September

Back to School
The kids are in class again, so why not you, too? Fortunately, you have much better options than trig and econ. Try salumi-­making at Foster’s (9/26; shopfosters.com) or flower arranging at Winterthur (various dates; winterthur.org), or, if you’d like serenity with your education, conquer bonsai at Fairmount Park’s Japanese House (9/12; shofuso.com).

Dave Matthews Band
Take in the fresh air and starry sky one last time this season with Dave & Co. at the Susquehanna Bank Center (9/19-20; livenation.com).

Bee beard contests? An absurdist infomercial? An America-worshipping cult in the South Pacific? All this can only mean one thing: the return of the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe. To find your way through the 16 days and hundreds of performers, check out our picks (9/4-19; livearts-fringe.org).

Bike Philly 2009
Twenty miles of car-free Philadelphia streets! Whee! (9/13; bicyclecoalition.org)

“Common Ground”
In this new exhibit, PMA celebrates the work of eight groundbreaking Philadelphia photographers active in the 1960s and ’70s, like Will Brown, whose circa-1967-’74 work, Marie’s Bar, is pictured (from 9/12; philamuseum.org).

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