Did you catch James Morrison the other night on Leno? Yeah, there's a bit of disconnect between his balmy Memphis soul sound and pale, skinny Brit appearance. But like fellow Jameses Blunt and Cullum, Morrison's doing great by the genre (six million album sales worldwide). He sounds most assured on his current (third) album "The Awakening." Honeyhoney opens. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St., 8 p.m. Monday, $25, 215-222-1400, worldcafelive.com.
"Of Mythic Proportions" is a performance by 9th-12th graders talking about themselves and how violence affects their lives. B. Someday Productions of Kensington/Fishtown has worked for a semester with Mariana Bracetti Academy High School students on the piece. Showtimes are 4 and 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Ave., bsomeday.org. Free.
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Julia Scotti's Comedy Test Kitchen at the Dark Horse Pub in Head House Square is described as a "freewheeling, crossbreed cabaret, with [a] heavy emphasis on spontaneity." Check out the Wednesday night variety show featuring cast regulars Scotti, Marty Kryszwonos, Jason Pollock, LaTice, Chris Coccia, Chris Rich and The Legendary Wid. And performers of all persuasions — comics, musicians, specialty acts — are welcome to take a turn onstage. Dark Horse Pub, 421 S. 2nd St., 8 p.m. Wednesdays, $3, 215-928-9307, darkhorsepub.com.
MOMIX concludes Dance Celebration's 29th season with "reMIX," a snapshot of the company's three decades, starting Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut St., and continuing through the weekend. $30-$70; AnnenbergCenter.org or 215-898-3900. MOMIX is known for conjuring worlds of surrealisticbeauty using props, light, shadow, humor and the human body.
BLAST FROM THE PAST
In the psychedelic hey-daze, Lydia Pense was a queen of the San Francisco scene, especially Fillmore West. Club proprietor Bill Graham signed the belter and her band Cold Blood to his record label. The group was often compared to Janis Joplin with Big Brother & the Holding Company, though Cold Blood's uptown, funky soul-revue was far more polished. How have they held up? Find out Thursday, 8 p.m. at Kennett Flash, 102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square, $20, 484-732-8295, kennettflash org.