Melancholy lives In Richard Raskind's drama The Bridge Club, a terminally ill young man heads to the Golden Gate to end it on his own terms, only to find he has to wait line for a brash young woman with the same intentions. The show goes on at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. Eighth St., and continues with performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $45. Call 215-923-0210. . . . Horton Foote won two Oscars and a Pulitzer Prize for his screenplays and dramas delineating the darkness and light of the human heart, with an emphasis on the gray. His last play, the 2008 drama Dividing the Estate, set in 1987 amid an economic collapse, follows a genteel, threadbare family as they dysfunctionally try to figure out how to turn so much land into so much cash. The play goes on at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday at People's Light and Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern, and continues on a Wednesday-through-

Sunday schedule to June 5. Tickets are $25 to $45. Call 610-644-3500.

Ring a ding ding The musical My Way celebrates the only swinging cat whose way it could be: the Chairman of the Board himself, Frank Sinatra. A quartet of singers takes a trip through Ol' Blue Eyes' songbook, from the 1940s bobby-soxer swoons to the Rat Pack cool, with a reminder that it wasn't all fun and games, Jack - there's some heavy, even existential stuff in there with the hip-hip hooray. The show, featuring Carl Clemons-

Hopkins, Danielle Herbert, Ellie Mooney, and Fran Prisco, goes on at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Walnut Street Theatre's Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St., and continues on a Tuesday-

through-Sunday schedule to June 26. Tickets are $30. Call 215-574-3550.


Out of the past Talk about a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away - OK, George Lucas' 1973 comedy American Graffiti may be set in Modesto circa 1962, but the director's second film, a paean to his California youth, now seems as far off as Tattooine. The great film about teens making the most of their last idyllic summer night screens at the County Theater, 20 E. State St., Doylestown. Tickets are $9.50; $7 seniors and students. Call 215-345-6789.


The art of styling Our pal Tony the barber may call this feature "Do These 7 Things" while he's clipping, making his way around a certain tonsured head. Given our follicle-challenged pate, we offer this one in admiration of Tony's skills, with a tinge of nostalgia for our disco-driven youth: The acronym in the BYOBD Event stands for "Bring Your Own Blow-Dryer," in which experts teach salon secrets for the essential appliance, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Studio Artur, 728 West Ave., Jenkintown. Admission is $25. Call 215-884-0004.

Dance mix The contemporary company Danza Contemporánea de Cuba performs works by Rafael Bonachela, Pedro Ruiz, and George Enrique Cespédes combining Afro-Caribbean, Spanish, and European dance styles at the Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St., at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Tickets are $16 to $51. Call 215-893-1999.


Show time Sometimes, the artist is the best at describing his work, and so it is with playwright Josh McIlvain, who describes his newest, Carter's Play, as an "anti-feel-good story about low-budget theater-making featuring a play within a play, a set built on stage during the performance, [and] emotional manipulation." Sounds good to us. The play gets an interactive reading at 7:30 p.m. at the Arts Underground at the Wolf Building, 1200 Callowhill St. Admission is free. Call 917-528-0322.

World beat The trio Taina Asili, Gaetano Vaccaro & April Goltz perform flamenco and Latin American folk music at 7:30 p.m. at Crossroads Music, 801 S. 48th St. Tickets are $10 to $30. Call 215-729-1028.


Peers vs. peris The estimable Savoy Company performs Gilbert and Sullivan's delightful operetta Iolanthe, in which a band of fairies takes on politicians and lawyers in the name of love. The show goes on at the Academy of Music, Broad and Locust Streets, at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Tickets are $10 to $55. Call 215-735-7161.

Friday & Saturday

Grand finale It's a season-ending stunner as conductor

Charles Dutoit


the Philadelphia Orchestra

in Berlioz's

The Damnation of Faust

, with soloists

Paul Groves

, tenor,

Susan Graham

, mezzo-

soprano, and David Wilson-John, baritone, at the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St., at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $39 to $113. Call 215-893-1999.

Club classic The virtuosic Prism Quartet plays works for saxophone by composers including Tim Berne, William Bolcom, Robert Capanna, Jennifer Higdon, and James Primosch at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St., at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $23; $18 seniors and students. Call 215-222-1400.