The Philadelphia Theatre Company presents Venus in Fur at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. The award winning show by David Ives is a dark and seductive story about a young actress determined to be the lead role in a new, erotic novel. The story blurs the lines between fantasy, reality, power, love, and sex. 480 S. Broad St.; philadelphiatheatrecompany.org/shows/venusinfur/Lucy Stone and Imaginary City
Milkboy Philadelphia welcomes Lucy to their restaurant venue. The Philadelphian produces hits by combining folk harmonies, indie-pop and R&B sounds. The singer will share the stage with Canadian band Imaginary City. 1100 Chestnut St.; milkboyphilly.comThird Thursdays Live and Local
Celebrate Third Thursdays at the Race Street Pier. Take in the breezy summer night with music and entertainment. N. Columbus Blvd.; delawareriverwaterfront.com/events/third-thursdays-live-and-localDaniel Tosh in Upper Darby
Standup comedian and host of Tosh.0, Daniel Tosh will perform at Tower Theater in Upper Darby. The actor and producer will visit the venue as part of his self-titled 2013 tour. 19 S. 69th St., Upper Darby, PA; thetowerphilly.comLunar Stroll: Photographing Laurel Hill After Hours
Calling all photo enthusiasts! Take a nighttime stroll through the chillingly beautiful Laurel Hill Cemetery and capture all of the unique shots of the Kelly Drive historical gem. 3822 Ridge Ave.; thelaurelhillcemetery.org/index.php?m=4&id=108Street Craft Market
Showcasing locally crafted jewelry, clothing, ceramics, art, and more, the 30th Street Craft Market is back for another year. Head to The Porch, rain or shine, from 11-4 p.m. to check out pieces from over 50 artisan vendors. Through June 30. 30th St. Station; universitycity.org/events/30th-street-craft-market-0Great American Backyard Campout
Grab your tent and head out for a night under the stars with the annual Great American Backyard Campout. Cook outdoors, fish, hike, tell stories around the campfire, learn camping skills and more on this overnight adventure. 8480 Hagy’s Mill Rd.; schuylkillcenter.org/eventsSimian Mobile Disco
Philadelphia’s favorite outdoor restaurant and bar, Morgan’s Pier, presents the Simian Mobile Disco. The English music duo is known for their heart pounding, catchy, remixes. 221 N. Columbus Blvd.; morganspier.ticketfly.com/event/252379-simian-mobile-disco-dj-set-philadelphiaManayunk Arts Festival
It’s time again for the annual Manayunk Arts Festival. This marks the 24th year of the tri-state area’s largest outdoor arts festival, where artists from across the country present the finest arts and crafts. Main St., Manayunk.; manayunk.com/signature-events/manayunk-arts-festival.htmlJazz Jam Sessions Hosted by Pete Souders
Owner of Ortlieb’s Lounge, Pete Souders hosts the coveted Jazz Jam Session at the Northern Liberties Tex Mex pub. The free event starts at 8:30 p.m. 847 N. 3rd St.; ortliebslounge.com/events-details.php?day=1372132800'Love, Loss, and What I Wore'
The intimate collection of heartfelt stories by Delia and Nora Ephron, Love, Loss, and What I Wore debuts at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre through July 7. Featuring an all- star cast including Kate Flannery (The Office), Joyce Van Patten (Desperate Housewives) and more, the fashion-forward play is the perfect girls-night-out. 480 S. Broad St., 215-980-0420; philadelphiatheatrecompany.org/shows/love-loss-and-what-i-wore/Pearl S. Buck House Grand Re-opening Celebration
After 8 years of work, the Pearl S. Buck House is ready to reveal their beautiful restoration. Tour the beautifully preserved national landmark with live entertainment, food and drinks, hosted by woman of the year, Karen Moyer. 520 Dublin Rd.; pearlsbuck.org/openingDavid Sanborn & Bob James
The Keswick Theater presents David Danborn & Bob James along with bassist, James Genus and drummer, Steve Gaad. Sanborn is an alto sax master who played a crucial role in what is considered contemporary jazz and instrumental pop. 291 N. Keswick Ave.; keswicktheatre.com/?events=david-sanborn-bob-jamesA-Frame Vertical Gardening Workshop
Greensgrow Farms Nursery teaches students how to make a vertical garden using pallets with the A-Frame method. Learn how to grow herbs and greens throughout the summer, and receive a $10 Greensgrow Gift Card after the workshop. 2501 E. Cumberland St.; greensgrow.org/event/a-frame-vertical-gardening-workshop'Up, Up and Away'
Relive a simpler time with Up, Up and Away, the musical. The Bristol Riverside Theater brings the audience back to an era where “You’re So Vain,” “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Roll Over Beethoven” were popular favorites. 120 Radcliffe St.; brtstage.org/productions/and-awayNavasha Daya Live in Philly
Soulful songstress and co-founder of Fertile Ground, Navasha Daya, debuts her new solo EP, Rebirthed: Above Ground, at World Café Live. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with Philly DJ, Spark Asoul. 3025 Walnut St.; navashaphillyshow.bpt.meAll-American Celebration on the Mall
Celebrate Independence Day with an All-American Celebration on the Mall. Join the Natural Constitution Center as they celebrate their 10th anniversary with a day filled with activities and programs for all ages. 525 Arch St.; constitutioncenter.org/calendar/all-american-celebration-on-the-mallThe Maine
The Theater of the Living Arts welcomes The Maine. The rock band hails from Tempe, Arizona and is currently headlining “The 8123 Tour” with A Rocket To The Moon, all summer long. 334 South St.; tlaphilly.com/event/02004A8C01F3B8E0'Wicked' Broadway Tour
The Kimmel Center for Performing Arts welcomes Wicked! The twisted story about the good and bad witches of the Land of Oz comes alive on the stage through the talented singers and actors. Playing through August 4. 1500 Walnut St.; kimmelcenter.org/events/?id=4399"Modern Women at PAFA"
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, in conjunction with "The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World," presents "Modern Women at PAFA," works by modern artists who paved the way for future generations. Over 20 female artists are celebrated, exploring motherhood, beauty, landscape, self-portraits, and more. 118 N. Broad St.; pafa.org/modernwomenOld-Fashioned 4th of July
Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle presents the Old-Fashioned 4th of July celebration! Attendees will enjoy a decorated bike parade, town ball, watermelon eating contest, old-time games, food, and live music. 84 S. Pine St., Doylestown; mercermuseum.org/program-calendar/Event/1196Wawa Welcome America! Taste of Philadelphia
The Wawa Welcome America event presents Taste of Philadelphia. Penn’s Landing welcomes Philadelphia’s favorite food vendors and live entertainment during this three-day sampling event. welcomeamerica.com/preview/taste-of-philadelphiaSeaport Fireworks Spectacular
Celebrate Independence Day all weekend long at the Seaport Museum. Beginning at 630 p.m., guests will enjoy face painting, and crafts throughout the Seaport Museum. Light refreshments available for purchase. 211 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.; phillyseaport.org/eventsPhiladelphia Duets and Arias
The Trinity Center for Urban Life welcomes Sunday Opera for an afternoon of opera duets and arias. In addition to an after-concert-reception, guests will enjoy an afternoon of beautiful melodies performed by local mezzo, tenor, and soprano singers. 22nd & Spruce St.; sundayopera.us/philadelphia-duets-and-arias.html'Cirque Zuma Zuma'
The Mann center welcomes Cirque Zuma Zuma as part of the Young People’s Concert Series. Watch as the talented artists celebrate the richness of African cultures by combining acrobatics, dance, and music. 5201 Parkside Ave.; manncenter.org/events/2013-07-08/cirque-zuma-zumaShe & Him
Songwriter/Actress Zooey Deschanel and guitarist/producer M. Ward, of She & Him, make their way to The Mann Center’s main stage with special guest Camera Obscura. 5201 Parkside Ave.; manncenter.org/events/2013-07-09/she-himScreening Under the Stars: 'The Dark Knight Rises'
Enjoy a beautiful night under the stars while watching a blockbuster hit Penn’s Landing’s Great Plaza. Beginning at dusk, guests will watch as The Dark Knight Rises comes alive on the big screen. phillyseaport.org/events'Two Gentlemen of Verona'
Set up shop at the Rockwood Park for a picnic with family and friends while enjoying Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, The Two Gentleman of Verona. 4651 Washington St.; delshakes.org/Bastille Day at the Eastern State Penitentiary
The Eastern State Penitentiary presents the 19th Annual Bastille Day Festival. Attendees will celebrate all things French while enjoying theatrical performances from The Bearded Ladies and reenactments of the storming of the Bastille. 2027 Fairmount Ave.; easternstate.org/bastille-day104.5 Summer Block Party
Radio 104.5 presents the Summer Block Party Series at The Piazza. Cold War Kids and Bad Books make their way to Northern Liberties’ Piazza at the Schmidt’s. Get there early for good spot! 1050 N. Hancock St.; atthepiazza.com/events.html&date=07-13-2013Japanese Tea Ceremony
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden is hosting a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, lead by the houses tea school. Attendees will learn how to conduct a proper tea ceremony from members of Urasenke Philadelphia, and will enjoy their very own bowl of matcha (green tea) and a seasonal sweet. Horticultural and Lansdowne Drives; shofuso.com/?page_id=770&event_id=173Blueberries & Bluegrass
Head to Peddler’s Village for the first Bluegrass and Blueberries event! Guests will enjoy a full weekend of live bluegrass and country entertainment, and an array of fresh baked blueberry goods. Route 202 & 263, Bucks County; peddlersvillage.com/calendarevents/detail.aspx?eventID=95The Rock School for Dance Education
The Mann Center presents The Rock School for Dance Education Young People’s Concert Series. Audience members will watch in amazement as dancers perform classical ballet, modern dance, urban hip-hop and more. 5201 Parkside Ave.; manncenter.org/events/2013-07-08/rock-school-dance-educationSummer Nature Adventures
Head to the Peace Valley Nature Center in Doylestown for the Summer Nature Adventures program. Guests can journey to different areas to discover wetlands, who would live there, why they are important, and more. 170 Chapman Rd.; peacevalleynaturecenter.orgTaylor Swift & Ed Sheeran Concert
Music sensations Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran take the stage at Lincoln Financial Field for this cant-miss summer concert. The duo perform a track on Swift’s latest album, Red. 1020 Pattinson Ave.; ticketmaster.com/Taylor-Swift-tickets/artist/10942155th Annual Philadelphia Zoo Summer Ale Festival
The Philadelphia Zoo presents the 5th Annual Summer Ale Festival! Guests will enjoy an evening of craft beer and local cuisine sampling amongst birds, apes, big cats and more. 3400 Girard Ave., 215-243-1100; philadelphiazoo.org/Explore/Upcoming-Events/Summer-Ale-Festival.htm