People and places

"Faces and Places," an exhibit of portraits and landscapes by the Manayunk Artists' Co-Op, opens with a reception this afternoon. The works — paintings, drawings, photos, sculpture and mixed media — range from strict realism through expressionism to almost abstract.

The Manayunk Art Center, 419 Green Lane, noon-3 p.m. reception; exhibition continues through May 27, gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, free, 215-482-3363 or


Funny mummies

"The Mom Squad," described by its creators as "Lord of the Flies" meets "Mommy and Me," is an offbeat tribute to modern motherhood by Freefall Productions' Mary Carpenter and Micheline McManus. Bring your mom and get a discount.

Actors Center, 257 N. 3rd St., 2 p.m. (Showtimes: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, through May 13), $15, 215-849-1381 or


Jewish stories

Renowned storyteller Peninnah Schram shares the wit and wisdom that Jews have transmitted from one generation to the next, in a family-friendly event called "Have I Got a Story for You!" The hour-long storytelling will be followed by an afternoon family-history workshop.

Rosenbach Museum and Library, 2008 Delancey St., storytelling 11 a.m.-noon, workshop 1-3 p.m., free, 215-732-1600 or