What: Philadelphia School of Circus Arts staffers twirl on silks, soar on the trapeze, and perform other gravity-defying feats.
Why: Inspired? Sign up for a class.
When: Tonight, 8 p.m.
Where: 5900 Greene St. (215-849-1991). Tickets ($10) online at brownpapertickets.com or at the door.
Flying Monkey Cupcake Bowl
What: See contestants shovel down delectables in honor of the bakery’s fourth birthday.
Why: First dibs on what they don’t destroy.
When: Wed., noon.
Where: Flying Monkey Patisserie, at Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th St. (215-928-0340). Admission is free.
Eugenia Kim Sale
What: DC readers get exclusive early access to the millinery master’s vintage-inspired cloches, caps, and fedoras at up to 45 percent off.
Why: Giddyap and grab that Poppy equestrian number and a floppy sun hat.
When: You’re sweating through another summer music fest.
Where: Online at swirl.com.
First Person StorySlam
What: Ten audience members have the chance to spill their guts during this raucous, interactive evening.
Why: An opportunity to get that white lie off your chest, since the night’s theme is whoppers.
When: Tues. Doors open, 7:30 p.m.; show, 8:30 p.m.
Where: L’Etage, 624 S. Sixth St. (215-592-0656). Tickets ($10) at the door.
What: Union Trust opens a swanky spot on its mezzanine level with drinks, fancy cheesesteak, and other yummy bites ($7-$13).
Why: Beware of the Pear Drop. Made with rock candy syrup, this cocktail goes down rather easy.
When: Mon.-Fri., 5 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 717 Chestnut St. (215-925-6000).
Photo: Niff Nicholls / Courtesy of Philadelphia School of Circus Arts