This knits us together.
Craft Spoken Here
What: View the collection of ceramic, fiber, and glass art, then pick up skills from local favorites like Art Star (Thurs., 1-3 p.m.) and the Claymobile (Aug. 5, 1-3 p.m.).
Why: Plop down on an ottoman and DIY with yarn, pom-pom makers, and embroidery floss.
When: Thru Aug. 12. Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Perelman Bldg., Fairmount Ave., at Pennsylvania Ave. (215-763-8100). Admission is $10.
Firefly Music Festival
What: Indulge in hot air balloon rides, RV or luxury camping, plus sets from Jack White, John Legend, The Flaming Lips, rising stars like Polica and Grouplove, and others.
Why: Download the app before you go for maps, schedules, and a festive photo filter.
Where: The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway, 1131 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover. Info at 312-253-6532. Tickets ($68-$88 per day) at fireflyfestival.com.
Random Concerts in the Backyard
What: Bands (Lobo Marino, The Great Unknown) gather in The Random Tea Room & Curiosity Shop courtyard for a free show.
Why: Dave Watkins’s twangy Appalachia-inspired tunes jibe with the lazy summer night.
When: Sun., 8-11 p.m.
Where: 713 N. Fourth St. (267-639-2442).
Good Food, Good Beer, and the Rest Is History
What: A ticket gets you dinner from an array of food trucks (Sweet Box, Chez Yasmine) and access to demos.
Why: Wash it down with suds from local brewers.
When: Sat., 6-9 p.m.
Where: The Shambles, S. Second St., at Lombard St. Tickets ($30) at brownpapertickets.com or at the door ($35).
What: Rex 1516 accommodates sensitive bellies with choices like shrimp and grits, tofu scramble, and duck confit omelets.
Why: Go ahead and slather on the butter; toast is made without a hint of wheat.
When: Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 1516 South St. (267-319-1366).
Photo: Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art