Mall in bloom

Pick up the perfect gift for mom at the African Violet Society of Springfield's 56th annual violet show and plant sale. See an assortment of rare violets grown by members that will be judged during the course of the day. In addition to the exhibit, the public can purchase a variety of flowers and plants.

Springfield Mall, outside Macy's, lower level, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. today-Sunday, free, 1250 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, 610-328-1200.

Juggling relationships

Sara Felder uses circus tricks and clever narrative to examine her Jewish faith and the relationship between mothers and daughters, in her one-woman play "Out of Sight." Felder has listened to her mother tell a lifetime of stories about Israel, but when she goes there on a class trip, she starts to question her faith.

The Shubin Theatre, 407 Bainbridge St., 8 p.m. tonight and tomorrow, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, through May 27, $15-$20, 267-350-9188 or


Lost in the crowd

In "Pitch Black," the Miro Dance Theatre and PRISM Saxophone Quartet explore the connection humans have to their urban surroundings, specifically the idea that people should be recognized "in the anonymous crowd of city life." The dynamic dance explores how modern man often gets lost in the shuffle of urban energy and noise.

Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th Street and the Parkway, 5:45 p.m., $8-12, 215-763-8100 or