Here's what to do in Philadelphia this week

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From an opera about people stuck in an elevator to a Fourth of July celebration with fireworks and games, there's plenty to enjoy in Philadelphia this week. Read on for a rundown of ideas on how to fill your calendar.

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ENAensemble Serial Opera

From the event description:

The opera, with a premise by the award-winning author and librettist Aleksandar Hut-Kono, follows the drama, comedy and terror of people stuck in an elevator.

When: Tuesday, July 2, 7-8 p.m.
Where: Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St.
Admission: Free

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Firefly Fireworks II

From the event description:

Get started on your holiday celebration with an evening visit to our meadow and enjoy an explosive display by the firefly. Bring a blanket and bug jar.

When: Tuesday, July 2, 8-9:30 p.m.
Where: Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 W. Northwestern Ave.
Admission: Free

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Late Lunch: The Day Party

From the event description:

Celebrate the Fourth of July at a day party at Haute Restaurant and Lounge this Wednesday. The event will feature DJ entertainment and cigars.

When: Wednesday, July 3, 3-9 p.m.
Where: Haute Restaurant & Lounge, 1420 Locust St.
Admission: Free

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Fireworks Spectacular on the Waterfront

From the event description:

Take in views of the fireworks following Camden's Freedom Festival across the Delaware River on Thursday night. Tickets include admission to Independence Seaport Museum and the Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna.

When: Thursday, July 4, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Admission: $14-$18

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Stenton's Annual Fourth of July Celebration

From the event description:

Celebrate America’s birthday with an old-fashioned Fourth of July festival at Stenton. Keep cool by making your own flag-themed fan while noshing on hot dogs and ice cream. You'll also enjoy music by Run of the Mill string band, along with games and a visit from Ben Franklin.

When: Thursday, July 4, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: Stenton, 4601 N. 18th St.
Admission: Free

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Parking in Philadelphia can be tough, especially during popular events. To find free or cheap parking and to book parking in advance, see this map of Philadelphia parking from SpotAngels. And to get there by public transportation, check SEPTA's website for nearby stations and schedules.

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