Five things to do today – butterfly house, singing Divas, free theater

Monarch butterflies in a holding cage are readied for release. (Ed Hille / Staff Photographer)

Are you ready for this?

For a winged affair: Butterflies in all stages of development are flitting, flying and transforming right before your eyes in the Butterfly House at the Tyler Arboretum in Media, Pa. You can swing by between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. today.

For jazzy divas: DivaNation, a group of Philadelphia-based female jazz vocalists, show off their range at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Central Branch today at 7 p.m. This is their final public showcase before their performances at Drexel’s Mandell Theatre on September 12 and 13.

For free theater: Camden, N.J.’s South Camden Theatre Company presents a free staged reading of “Recycled,” a play written by Joseph M. Paprzycki at 7 p.m. After the performance at the Waterfront South Theatre, talk with the writer, director and actors and help shape the work before it’s officially brought to the stage. This performance is for mature audiences.

For personal anecdotes: Husband-and-wife duo Michael Tucker and Jill Eikenberry (and “LA Law” costars) share their personal musings concerning the polarity between their two homes: New York City and Umbria, Italy. They perform twice tonight — 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. — at the Cape May Stage in Cape May, N.J.

For some laughs: Infusing melodies with his comedy, Gary DeLena, promises to bring laughs at the Tropicana in Atlantic City, N.J. for a 10 p.m. show. 

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