Things to do in Philadelphia this weekend

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    Temple vs. Army: On Sept. 2, the Owls kick off the season at Lincoln Financial Field against Army West Point. The game starts at 7 p.m. Tickets start around $30. To see the full schedule of games and to purchase tickets, visit

    Made in America Music Festival: The annual Made in America Festival returns to the Ben Franklin Parkway Sept. 3 and 4. The two-day festival is put together by Jay Z. while Coldplay and Rihanna headline the festival. Other performers include Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros, ColleGrove and DJ Khaled. Festival grounds include food trucks, beer gardens and merchandise tents. Tickets start around $99. To purchase tickets, visit

    Labor Day BBQ at Sesame Place: From Sept. 3-4, celebrate the long weekend with Elmo, Big Bird and the whole Sesame Street crew at Sesame Place. The barbecue includes a cookout at Big Bird’s Riverside Pavilion at 5 p.m., with fireworks at sundown. Adult tickets (ages 10 and up) are $29, and children 2-9 are $9. Reservations are required (including for children 23 months and younger). Visit for more information.

    Parks on Tap at FDR Park: For 14 weeks, Parks on Tap has set up a traveling beer garden in different parks across the city. For Labor Day weekend, it finds a home in FDR park, which will be open for extended hours from September 1-5. Friday through Sunday, the beer garden will be open from 1-11 p.m. and on Monday from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday includes a free yoga class at noon. Draft beers and food options from corn on the cob to pulled pork sliders are available. Visit for more information.

    The Science Behind Pixar: The Franklin Institute’s special exhibit celebrating the Science Behind Pixar comes to an end Sept 5. The exhibition goes into the engineering and mathematical concepts behind the popular animated movies. The 14,000 square-foot interactive display encourages children to explore science, technology, math and engineering (STEM) used to create favorite characters from Woody to Sully. Tickets are $29.95. To purchase (and learn more), visit