7 days of things to do in Philadelphia from July 8 to 14


Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Arts Festival

Cute downtown Haddonfield hosts one of the biggest art festivals in the area, with more than 100,000 attendees a year. You can pick up all kinds of handmade goods, from ceramics to jewelry and paintings.

Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday July 8 along Kings Highway and Tanner Street, free, downtownhaddonfield.com


La Noche

The Kimmel Center has a quiet July planned, but its monthly La Noche night of live music (and plenty of dancing) keeps things fun. This month, Orquesta el Macabeo performs with the La Noche band.

8 p.m. Monday July 9, Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St., free, kimmelcenter.org

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La Noche performing in September at the Kimmel Center.


Night Skies in the Observatory

This monthly stargazing event features planetarium shows, a live presentation on astronomy, hands-on astronomy activities, and access to the museum’s rooftop observation deck, where there’s a cash bar. And, of course, there’s continuous telescopic viewing all evening — weather permitting.

7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday July 10, Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St., $10, 215-448-1200, fi.edu

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Night Skies in the Observatory at the Franklin Institute.


Ballet X

BalletX’s final program of the season features three world premieres: by award-winning choreographers Penny Saunders (a 2016 Princess Grace choreographic fellow), company co-founder Matthew Neenan, and BalletX choreographic fellow Andrew McNicol. The Saunders piece will have original music by Rosie Langabeer, who with Neenan co-created the highly regarded Sunset, o639 Hours.

8 p.m. Wednesday July 11 with preshow Q&A with artistic collaborators, additional shows through July 22, Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.., $50 full admission, $45 seniors, $25 students, 215-546-7824, balletx.org


On the Exhale

Martín Zimmerman’s tale of a woman facing the specter (and the political issue) of gun violence – and how we’re all involved. Performed outdoors in Theater with a View’s beautiful surroundings.

7 p.m. Thursday July 12 with additional performances through July 28, Theater with a View, 481 Ebelhare Rd., Pottstown, $30 to reserve a seat, $20 for students, 484-925-1547, theaterwithaview.com


Taylor Swift

Wyomissing’s unstoppable force pop superstar is back on the road in support of Reputation, last year’s mega-selling, catchy, well-constructed enterprise. The album finds the 28-year-old former country singer still fixated on her haters, who are represented in the tour’s dominant visual motif: snakes.

7 p.m. Friday July 13 and Saturday July 14, Lincoln Financial Field, $45 and up, 267-570-4000, lincolnfinancialfield.com

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Taylor Swift performs during the “Reputation” stadium tour opener at the University of Phoenix in May.

Bastille Day

Thousands of spectators visit each year for the block party on Fairmount Avenue, which includes confetti cannons, stilt walkers, free Tastykakes tossed from the walls of “the Bastille,” and the annual Bastille Day cabaret performance by the Bearded Ladies Cabaret Show. This is Eastern State Penitentiary’s last Bastille Day celebration, so you won’t want to miss it.

5:30 p.m. Saturday July 14, Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Ave., $14 general admission for tours before the cabaret performance, performance is free, 215-236-3300, easternstate.org

Note to readers: These events for the coming week ran in error in last week’s “7Days.” They are correct for this week.