Flip for it.
What: Montreal-based troupe 7 Fingers incorporates a portable projector, mirrors, and a tape deck into its acrobatic routine.
Why: Think Cirque du Soleil without the crazy costumes.
When: Thurs., 7 p.m.; Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St. Tickets ($20-$55) at 215-893-1999 or ticketleap.com.
What: Searchlights flash across the night sky accompanied by voice recordings from the public in Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s art installation.
Why: Record your own message, grab a snack from the food trucks, and count down the minutes ’til kickoff at the opening celebration.
When: Thru Oct. 14, 8-11 p.m. Party, tonight, 7:30-11 p.m.
Where: Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., b/t N. 21st & N. 24th Sts.
The Mildred Opens
What: What happens when you cross American, French, and British cuisine? Suckling pig croquettes, pot pie, and plum clafoutis.
Why: Go all out with chocolate cake with lemon ice cream and salted caramel.
When: Tues.-Thurs. & Sun., 5:30-10:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5:30-11 p.m.
Where: 824 S. Eighth St. (267-687-1600).
12th Street Art & Music Festival
What: Expect a crowd outside Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art for the free party with craft vendors and bands (The Love Club, Thom McCarthy).
Why: The Institute Bar keeps the revelry alive with beer.
When: Sat., noon-8 p.m.
Where: N. 12th St., at Ridge Ave.
Photo: Lionel Montagner / Courtesy of 7 Fingers