Five things to do today – opera, Swedish day, cycling

A Coffin in Egypt tells the story of an elderly woman who tries to free herself of the resentment that has ruled her life. (Photo by Lynn Lane via Opera Philadelphia)

Let’s get right to it—there’s no time to waste today:

For Swedes: No matter if you’re Swedish or not, today is Swedish National Day and the American Swedish Historical Museum wants you in on their activities, which include free museum admission, strawberry cake and coffee tastings, museum tours and face painting. The South Philadelphia-located museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

For grads and dads: Jewelry boutique Egan Day in Rittenhouse Square wants you to shower your dads (or recent graduates) in the finest of bling. Philadelphia-based men’s jewelry designer Editions De Re will have their USA-made work for sale from noon until 5 p.m. today (and tomorrow) at the store while Little Baby’s Ice Cream will supply refreshments.

For opera lovers: The latest production in the Opera Philadelphia initiative is A Coffin in Egypt, based on the play of the same name in which an elderly Texan woman recounts her history. It opens tonight at 8 p.m. at the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center in Center City.

For cyclers: The World Series of Bicycling begins tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Trexlertown, PA’s Valley Preferred Cycling Center. Spectators can view races every Friday throughout the summer with different promotions every week: all over 21 attendees tonight receive a free drink.

For those who want to go back to the ‘80s: Rock your best neon and leg-warmers. ‘80s tribute band Jesse’s Girl plays Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, PA tonight at 8 p.m.