COMMUNITY EVENTS/ENTERTAINMENT

Made in America

Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Saturday-Sunday

This annual festival is expected to have performers on three different stages. Some of the performers will include Lizzo, Gucci Mane, Anderson.Paak, Lil Uzi Vert, and Tierra Whack. Hip-hop artists Cardi B and Travis Scott will be the headliners. To get more details, go to madeinamericafest.com.

Fringe Festival

Various locations

Sept. 5-21

For two weeks, avant-garde performances meets street theater throughout the city. Call (215) 413-9006 or visit fringearts.com.

Mary J. Blige and Nas Royalty Tour

Liacouras Center

Sept. 7

R&B and hip-hop’s leading lady, Mary J. Blige, also know as the “Queen of Hip Hop Soul” will be singing all of her hits live in this performance. Visit ticketmaster.com for more information.

Meek Mill and Future: The Legendary Nights Tour

BB&T Pavilion, Camden, N.J.

Sept. 13

This concert will feature two of hip-hop’s most innovative artists. Philadelphia’s own Meek Mill and Future. This is one hip-hop concert you don’t want to miss. Visit ticketmaster.com for more details.

Chris Brown Indigo Tour

Wells Fargo Center

Sept. 17

Multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning R&B singer and performer Chris Brown will be returning to the area when he graces the stage for his tour Indigo. Brown will be joined by Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla $ign, Joyner Lucas, and Yella Beezy. To get details, visit ticketmaster.com.

An Afternoon of Music

509 S. Broad St.

Sept. 17

Trinity Center for Urban Life presents An Afternoon of Music in memory of Dante Austin featuring bass baritone Ronald Campbell who will be accompanied by Everett P. Williams Jr. The concert will start at 1 p.m. Call (215) 732-2515.

Grand opening of Fashion District Philadelphia

Various locations

Sept. 19

Three city blocks — 8th to 11th streets from Market to Filbert streets — transform the old Gallery mall into a retail, dining and entertainment destination. Visit fashiondistrictphiladelphia.com to check out all of the happenings.

Terror Behind the Walls

Eastern State Penitentiary

Sept. 20-Nov. 9

Thrill-seekers celebrate Halloween season by testing their nerves at Eastern State Penitentiary’s annual haunt, one of the country’s most popular, inside an abandoned prison. Call (215) 236-3300 or visit easternstate.org for more details.

Sweet Honey in the Rock

Zellerbach Theatre

Sept. 21

Internationally renowned a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock is known for its stunning vocal prowess rotted in the rich textures of African American legacy. This powerhouse group celebrates its 45th anniversary with a joyful mix of gospel, blues, jazz and R&B. Check out annenbergcenter.org for more information.

Arts in the Parlor Series

Paul Robeson House and Museum

Sept. 22

The Paul Robeson House and Museum is kicking of its Arts in the Parlor Series. The event, which will take place 4 to 6 p.m., will replicate the joy Robeson had throughout his house through singing, acting, dancing, and poetry.To find out more, call (215) 747-4675 or visit paulrobesonhouse.org.

Pops Goes to Hollywood: From Raiders to Gotham

Verizon Hall (Kimmel Center)

Sept. 27-29

Magic and music come together when the Philly pops take the stage to perform signature sounds from Hollywood adventure-action films (Raiders of the Lost Arc, Star Wars, Batman, and more). Audience members are encouraged to attend superhero costumes. To get details, call (215) 893-1999 or visit phillypops.org.

THEATER

Hamilton: An American Musical

Forrest Theatre

Now-Nov. 17

Lin Manuel Miranda’s Broadway smash comes to the Forrest Theatre and the city of its namesake’s greatest achievement (founding of the National Bank) and his romantic downfall (the Reynolds affair). For more information on this usually sold-out hit, call (215) 893-1999 or visit kimmelcenter.org.

chill@phillytrib.com (215) 893-5716

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