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The Weekend Playbook: Celebrate Bastille Day all week long, then eat BBQ and... bugs?

Bastille Day at Eastern State Pen
Daryl W Moran

Event of the WeekMarie Antoinette: Best Sofia Coppola movie ever, or Who is Sofia Coppola? If you answered the latter (the second one), head to Eastern State Penitentiary, where the Bearded Ladies Cabaret will lead the charge inside Philly's most haunted prison for an all-day costumed dance party. Then have your cake and beer, too, at a half-dozen after-parties throughout Fairmount
Thursday, July 11th Score your lunch like you like your favorite Pac Sun jams -- on sale in New Jersey.
Cherry Hill Mall's first Restaurant Week's in full effect, with discount dining at Bobby's Burger Palace, The Capital Grille, and more.
Pub on Passyunk East turns seven tonight. Give the POPE your blessing and imbibe nothing but anniversary drafts, including perfectly rated Firestone Walker XVI.
Friday, July 12th Love punk bands that sound like ABC Family shows?
Hit up the Susquehanna Bank Center where The Wonders Years, Kids Table, Silverstein, and more rock the Camden stop of this year's Vans Warped Tour.
Saturday, July 13th Eat up an epic Phillies tailgate this Sat with Founding Fathers BBQ.
Pair all you can eat wings, butt, burgers, and scrapple sammies with the bottles you bring, and they'll even supply the ice.
Need more Summer in your Summer?
The Trestle Inn kicks off Summer of Summer, an all... Summer... series of Saturday-night disco dance parties and midnight happy hours in their backyard.
Monday, July 15th Sit down to seven courses of BBQ at Sbraga's chef's counter.
Through August 1st, the hometown Top Cheffer's serving up watermelon soup, fried pickles, and jerk brisket to the few who call ahead for a stool.
Wednesday, July 17th Pay as you wish and see a movie too at the PMA every Wed this July.
All month long, the Inqy's film critic's hosting evening screenings of his favorite arty films like Rembrandt and Pollock.
Bug out on tonight's insect dinner at the Morris Arboretum.
Cricket fritters and silkworm Summer rolls are on the menu, as are the needs-no-description Big Bugs stations set up throughout the garden.

Melissa Torre of Cookie Confidential

Local Lady We Love, and Where To Meet Her
Meet Melissa Torre. Cookie Confidante, inflatable animal hunter, and imminent Food Network star. When she's not shooting multiple Food Network and Cooking Channel productions (see her next up on Road Trip with G Garvin), she's firing that sweet Glock at Philadelphia Archery & Gun Club (where she won it last Glock Day!)

Where can you find her: Tattooed gun show in full effect? Just like you, she spends her downtime at Tattooed Mom's and Morgan's Pier; unlike you, she's behind the trigger bar.