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From the opera to the night market, here are the 10 best things to do in Philadelphia this week – The Philadelphia Inquirer | Gmx Pharm

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(Community) As part of this year’s Philadelphia Fringe Festival, the Circus Campus is bringing a series of interactive comedy shows, juggling, sleight of hand, and great escapes. Each performance promises to add a little magic to your week. Secure your tickets in advance. (Various dates and locations circuscampusphiladelphia.com)

(Community) This outdoor festival, hosted by Asian Americans United, is a celebration of the East and Southeast Asian Mid-Autumn Festival, but particularly central to Chinese traditions. Early Saturday afternoon is packed with performances such as dancing, kung fu demonstrations, drumming, a moon cake eating contest and more. At 7:00 p.m., a lantern parade moves through Chinatown with lanterns for sale. (Sept 17, 12pm-7pm, 10th & Arch St., instagram.com/asianamericansunited)

(Community) Celebrate the 15th year of the Philadelphia Orchard Project with an afternoon in the orchard. Join us for art projects, fresh cider pressing and tastings of seasonal produce from other community partners. Golden Dragon, Weckerly’s Ice Cream and other local favorites provide refreshments. (September 17, 12-3 p.m., 4000 Woodland Ave., phillyorchards.org)

(Music) For over 70 years, the Blind Boys of Alabama have captivated audiences and established themselves as living legends of gospel music. This performance aims to uplift and inspire audiences as the group performs from their Capstone album, Almost home. To celebrate Penn Live Arts’ 50th Anniversary, come until 7:00 p.m. for complimentary coffee and dessert before the show. ($38, September 17, 8 p.m., 3680 Walnut St., www.pennlivearts.org)

(Arts/Community) Whether you’re a veteran artist or just starting out, this flea market was made for you. Shop for once-loved art items of all kinds from other working artists in Philadelphia, including pottery, fiber, jewelry and everything in between. (Sept. 17, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 715 S. 50th St., blackhoundclay.com)

(story) State laws have been on everyone’s lips lately, but how much do you really know about state constitutions? Visit the Museum of the American Revolution for two days of family-friendly activities focused on the documents that govern our states. You’ll learn all about how these documents were developed and adopted, how they differ from state to state, and how they affect our daily lives. (17-18 Sept., 101 S. 3rd St., amrevmuseum.org)

(History/Community) In collaboration with Opera On Tap and Historic Germantown, this performance explores the true cost of patriotism. Four classically trained singers star, accompanied by a pianist who plays music mostly written by local composers. Performing at the historic Johnson House, the cast will fully immerse themselves in the meaning of performing at a tube station. ($25, September 17 and 18, 6306 Germantown Ave., johnsonhouse.org)

(Community) Get ready for games, food, music and fun activities for the whole family. Expect live music from the likes of Remember Then, The Business, Carmine Yusko and more at this event in South Philly. The Kids Zone offers rides, games and fun activities for younger participants, and local food trucks and vendors will also be on hand while you enjoy a day of community fun. (Admission free, September 18, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., 10th and Biglerstrasse, facebook.com)

(Music) Rising singing stars Sun-Ly Pierce and Magdalena Kuźma will perform solos and duets in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Lyric Fest, which opens the 2022-23 season. The singing stars will serenade the audience with selections from Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Canteloube, Rachmaninoff, Boyle, Ferré, Higdon, Cipullo, Lieberson and more. If you can’t do the first show, there will be another performance on September 20th at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church. ($25, Sept. 18, 3 p.m. Academy of Vocal Arts, 1920 Spruce St., lyricfest.org)

(Community) The Northern Liberties’ favorite outdoor market is back for the fall. Come hungry and prepare to feast from some of the area’s best food trucks and vendors. While you dine and browse the stalls, there are also plenty of games, live music and performances to keep you entertained. (Sept. 22, 5-10 p.m., North Second Street between West Laurel Street and Fairmount Avenue, northlibertiesnightmarket.com)

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