Magic man Viewed by some scholars as Shakespeare's valedictory, The Tempest is a romantic fantasy about an aging and embittered sorcerer who uses his powers to gather his friends and enemies on a remote isle, with unforeseen consequences. The venerable Hedgerow Theatre production of the Bard's last masterpiece goes on at 2 p.m. Sunday at the company's theater, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media, and continues on a Friday-through-Sunday schedule to June 10. Tickets are $10 to $25. Call 610-565-4211.

Day at the beach The always delightful Mum Puppettheatre presents the third installment of Robert Smythe's ongoing Boy and Dog series with The Adventures of a Boy and His Dog on the High Seas. This episode features a treasure map, girl pirates and a manatee ballet. The show goes on at 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday at the company's theater, 115 Arch St., and continues on a Saturday-and-Sunday schedule to June 10. Tickets are $12. Call 215-925-7686.

Sign of the times Choreographer Jaamil Olawale Kosoko took the inspiration for his new performance piece Wet Purple Love Affair from the music of Prince. The "hip-hopera" goes on at 3 p.m. at the Community Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Ave. Tickets are $10; $8 seniors and students. Call 215-387-1911.

Musician remembered The esteemed violist Tony Simmons was killed in a car accident in 2005 at age 38, and the loss is still keenly felt by the Philadelphia music community. Violists Kathleen Foster, Marka Kasker-Simmons, Ruth Frazier and Luigi Mazzocchi, plus hornist Lloyd Smith, cellist Carolyn Ellman, mezzo soprano Jody Kidwell, double bassist Douglas Mapp, marimbist Harvey Price, and the Serafin String Quartet play a memorial concert of works by Kile Smith, Roberto Pace, David Laganella, Robert Capanna, and Mark Hagerty at 7:30 p.m. at the Settlement Music School's Curtis Branch, 416 Queen St. Admission is free. Call 215-320-2600.


More than one hit The gravel-voiced alt-country troubadour Shawn Mullins may be best known for his 1998 hit "Lullaby," but he's a pop craftsman of the highest order. He plays at 7:30 p.m. at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Tickets are $25. Call 215-222-1400.


American spirit In his new book, Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989, historian Michael Beschloss charts the intrepid actions of our nation's leaders, from George Washington to Ronald Reagan. He discusses his work from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St. Tickets are $15; reservations required. Call 215-409-6700.


Mood music Guitar goddess Swati plays her moody art-folk on a bill with intense folkie Griffin House and country-pop combo Sons of William at 8:30 p.m. at the Tin Angel, 20 S. Second St. Tickets are $10. Call 215-928-0770.


Second chapter Afghan novelist Khaled Hosseini had an international best seller with his debut, the coming-of-age tale The Kite Runner. His second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, follows the intertwined destinies of two women against the background of war and religious strife. He reads at 7 p.m. at the Free Library of Philadelphia's Montgomery Auditorium, 1901 Vine St. Admission is free. Call 215-567-4341.

Dance dance The inventive Koresh Dance Company performs works by Ronen Koresh and Robert Battle at 8 p.m. at the Annenberg Center's Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St. Tickets are $28 to $38. Call 215-898-3900.

Friday & Saturday

Sound artist Avant-jazz "noise percussionist" Z'ev uses found objects and texts from his wide range of studies to create his distinctive art. He plays at International House, 3701 Chestnut St., at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $8. Call 215-805-3376.

Dance vision The innovative Anne-Marie Mulgrew and Dancers perform works for props and video with guitarists Keith Calmes and Ryan Patrick Johnson at the University of the Arts' Drake Theater, 1512 Spruce St., at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15. Call 215-462-7720.

A complete guide to events in the region over the coming weekend will appear in the Weekend section in Friday's Inquirer. Send notices of events for "7 Days" to Michael Harrington at