Learn all about knife play during Sexploratorium at Passional Toys (7-8:30 p.m.).
Allen Lane Theatre‘s take on Scooby Doo – Spooky Dog and the Teenage Gang Mysteries – includes a drag performance by Brittany Lynn (8 p.m.) with shows through the weekend.
ICandy hosts the first annual intercollegiate Back to School Party (9 p.m.) to benefit the Pennsylvania Student Equality Coalition. Wear your school colors.
Hear some Friday Night Underground Sounds from DJ Zip at Crimson Moon Tavern (9 p.m.) in Wilmington, Del.
DJ Deejay spins at the Barbary (9 p.m.) with special guest DJ John D.
Saturday, Oct. 1
Find a new treasure at the West Philadelphia Community Flea Market (9 a.m.) on the tennis courts at 5200 Wyalusing Ave. before stopping by the Clark Park Farmers’ Market.
Step back in time with a tour of the Secrets of the Schuylkill River (noon) with stops at Bartram’s Gardens and the Fairmount Water Works.
Get to know local artists at the Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (noon-6 p.m.) around town all weekend.
Liberty Bears host a happy hour at The Bike Stop (5-7 p.m.) for all the curious cubs, daddies, otters and others.
Do you have your tickets to the Indigo Ball (6 p.m.) and IndiGoGo (9 p.m.)? The ball’s at the Arts Ballroom this year -including a dinner and entertainment by the Philadelphia Freedom Band. Afterwards, head to the Troc for a dance party with loads of live entertainment. Click here for the details.
The Bangles play the TLA (8 p.m.).
The Kimmel Center hosts The Big Bang (8 p.m.), a Broadway show about a Broadway show.
Sunday, Oct. 2
Join the New Hope-Lambertville AIDS Walk to benefit FACT (9 a.m.).
Learn all about the art of tea during a Japanese Tea Ceremony (1 p.m.) at the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden.
Take in a matinee of August: Osage County (2 p.m.), a play about a dysfunctional family at Arden Theatre.
The Opera Company of Philadelphia goes all “Bizet” with Carmen at the Academy of Music (2:30 p.m.).
Celebrations on Market hosts Franklin’s T-Dance (3-7 p.m.) in Wilmington, Del., featuring Jeff Watson and Bob McGinnis.
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