Five things to do today – Bacon Fest rescheduled, zoo sleepover, after party

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The official opening of The Oval for the 2014 summer season on July 16, 2014. (Photo by Albert Yee, courtesy of Cashman and Associates)

This is the real deal, folks.

For an exclusive look: Archivists at the Penn Museum on South Street take visitors on a behind-the-scenes look at the museum’s Egyptian collection twice today – 11:15 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

For a rescheduled event: Remember last week’s Bacon Fest? And how the not-so-nice weather turned it into a washout? Well the event is back on for today with a bacon rocket launch, free bacon samples, demonstrations and food trucks at The Oval on the Parkway from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

For a safari sleepover: The Elmwood Park Zoo still thrives at night and young explorers are invited to spend the night. Get to the Norristown, Pa. zoo by 5:30 p.m. for the campout, which includes a nighttime safari featuring the zoo’s giraffes.

For an opening night: A Rodgers and Hammerstein classic in which a British schoolteacher is hired by the King of Siam and the relationship they endure gets a two-weekend run courtesy of the Off Broad Street Players. Opening night of The King & I is tonight at 8 p.m. at Millville, N.J.’s Levoy Theatre.

For an all-nighter: If you weren’t able to score tickets to the Mad Decent Block party – or just enjoy a prolonged romp – this after party at Spring Garden’s Union Transfer will fulfill your needs. The lineup of the show includes Dillon Francis, Swizzymack and Noah Breakfast. Heads up: this event, starting at 2 a.m. is 21 and older. 

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