ROCK ON: Hailing from our neighbors from the north, Nickelback takes the stage at the Susquehanna Bank Center with fellow hard rockers Hinder, Papa Roach and Saving Abel. The head banging, mosh pitting and crowd surfing starts at 6 p.m. and tickets range between $15 and $85. For more information, call 856.365.1300.
VIVA LA FRANCE: It’s Bastille Day! What’s Bastille Day you ask? It’s pretty much the 4th of July for the French and all over the city people will celebrate the French uprising. From 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., the National Constitution Center will show free exhibits that compare the American and French revolutions. At Eastern State Penitentiary, a reenactment of the storming of the Bastille prison will be followed by a French-themed street party at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for students and children. And then at 7 p.m. the International House on Chestnut will screen Le Combat dans L’ile, a tale about love and betrayal cloaked in the guise of a stylish political thriller. Tickets for the screening are $5 for students and seniors and $7 for general admission.
WATCH, DANCE, EAT AND STRETCH: From the minds of Missoula Oblongata comes “The 50 Greatest Ladies and Gentlemen” at Studio 34. A veteran from the Great War, who is genetically predisposed to cowardice, follows a mysterious letter from his brother to a town that's been swept up by a dance mania. Vegan cupcakes will be served during the play and afterwards, a dance party and midnight yoga will ensue. Entry is a $5 or $10 donation. For more information, call 267.909.2633.
SUPPORT THE MUSIC, BUY SOME STUFF: In this time of economic uncertainty, everyone is looking for cheap deals. Sometimes, for more niche items, those deals are hard to find. If you’re into the punk scene look no further for cheap deals because the Punk Rock Flea Market at the Starlight Ballroom is the spot to be. Running from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., vendors will sell old records, clothes, art, music, bicycles, stereo equipment, instruments, automobiles, tools, posters, furniture, computers, skateboards and lots of other cool stuff. It’s just $3 to get in and the money goes to keep the music alive at the First Unitarian Church.
TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES: We all live a busy life and it’s time to relax. Head down to the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden in West Fairmount Park and experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony led by a tea master. Learn about this history and principles of Chanoyu (tea ceremony), drink matcha (green tea) and taste a seasonal dessert. Tickets are $28 for nonmembers and $25 for members. The event starts at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. To make reservations, call 215.878.5097.
ROCK AND BACH: What do Bach and The Beatles have in common? The Rock Tenor at Wilma Theater will feature them both. Fusing rock and roll anthems, Broadway classics, opera favorites, country rhythms and classical melodies, The Rock Tenor will play classics from Puccini, Journey, Handel, The Police, Meatloaf, Les Miserables, Mozart, Sondheim, Bon Jovi, Andrea Bocelli, Styx, The Rolling Stones and more. The show starts at 2 p.m. and tickets start at $30.