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Taylor 2 dance company at Longwood Gardens and other must-dos for August.

2 Step

The critically acclaimed, New York-based Taylor 2 dance troupe brings its engaging humor and breathtaking physicality to Longwood Gardens on Aug. 20. Athletic and youthful, this six-person ensemble delivers elements of classical ballet and modern dance. Paul Taylor’s world-renowned choreography drives captivating narratives that range from the humorous to the romantic to the socially aware. Not a dance enthusiast? This fast-paced, uniquely stylized show should appeal to everyone. 7:30 p.m. Free with general admission. 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square. Call (610) 388-5200 or visit —McNally Lee

Bugged Out

Roses are red, violets are blue, insects are yummy, so don’t even think about saying, “Eeew!”—especially when renowned bug chef Zack Lemann serves them up Cajun-style Aug. 14-15 at the Academy of Natural Sciences’ annual Bug Fest. You can also pet a tarantula, boogie with honeybees, watch roaches race, and root for battling robotic beetles. Exercise your insect intellect with a round of “Are You Smarter Than a Cockroach?” Or heighten your creepy-crawly-inspired creativity with make-and-take arts and crafts. Free with admission. 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia. Call (215) 299-1000 or visit —Marilyn Odesser-Torpey

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On the Chase

Come Aug. 1, thousands of women will descend upon the roads and waterways of Philadelphia—swimming, biking and running for their lives. The fourth annual SheROX Philadelphia Triathlon supports the American Cancer Society while providing inspiration for all competitors, who can be seen navigating the Schuylkill River and tearing through Fairmont Park. The race includes a .8K swim, a 25K bike race and a 5K run. The day also features a children’s race, food vendors and more. 8 a.m. $105-$175. Visit —Emily Riley

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