7.24: 'Into The Woods'
Stephen Sondheim's and James Lapine's now classic fairy tale musical kicks off <a href="http://shakespeareinthepark.org/" target="_hplink">its summer run at the Delacorte Theater</a> this Tuesday, as part of Shakespeare in the Park's 50th anniversary programming.
Ad execs across the country are probably rubbing their hands together in greedy anticipation of "Gossamer," Passion Pit's followup to their debut full-length album "Manners." According to <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/07/15/156545328/first-listen-passion-pit-gossamer" target="_hplink">early reviews</a>, the Cambridge-based masters of glossy sounds that so perfectly accent TV shows and <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z2kYx4h7WY" target="_hplink">commercials for electronics</a> haven't lost their touch.
7.25: Bradley Cooper's 'Elephant Man'
This Wednesday, Bradley Cooper joins the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/22/theater/bradley-cooper-takes-on-the-elephant-man.html" target="_hplink">short line of attractive men who've played John Merrick</a>, the title character of the "Elephant Man." The sold-out stage production <a href="http://www.wtfestival.org/2012/elephant" target="_hplink">runs until Aug. 5</a> at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
7.27: 'Never Sorry'
Alison Klayman's <a href="http://aiweiweineversorry.com/" target="_hplink">award-winning debut documentary "Never Sorry</a>" focuses on the celebrated and <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/20/ai-weiwei-tax-challenge_n_1688934.html" target="_hplink">beleagured life</a> of the Chinese dissident artist Ai Wei Wi. It opens in select theaters Friday.
7.27: The Olympics
Whether Michael Phelps will set a record this summer is yet to be seen, but already a few have been broken in the name of the games: on Friday, London will become the first city to host the Olympics three times, and NBC will start streaming<a href="http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/television/13832975-421/nbc-plans-to-achieve-unprecedented-time-in-olympics-coverage.html" target="_hplink"> 2000 more hours of the spectacle</a> than the network ever has before. Not excessive at all, the Olympics.