Film

New This Week: Midnight's Children (*** out of four stars) Deepa Mehta's adaptation of Salman Rushdie's novel tells the parallel stories of Saleem (Satya Bhabha) and his subcontinent. Born in 1947 as India and Pakistan become independent, his colorful, partitioned turbulent life mirrors his nation(s). 2 hrs., 6 mins. No MPAA rating (brief nudity, discreet sex, violence)

- Carrie Rickey

Music

James Blake. James Blake caused a stir with his 2010 self-titled debut when he took lessons learned as a dubstep DJ producer and applied them to a sensitively soulful singer-songwriter approach. Blake has gone deeper still with his second album, Overgrown, - Dan DeLuca

James Blake plays at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Theatre of Living Arts,

334 South St. Tickets: $25. Phone: 215-922-1011, www.tlaphilly.com.

Family

Elmwood Park Zoo. Norristown's Elmwood Park Zoo continues its summer opening celebration with a Season Kickoff Carnival Saturday and Sunday. - Monica Peters

Season Kickoff Carnival noon to 10 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown. Zoo hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $14, $10 for ages 3-12 and 65 and older, $12 for students. Free for ages 2 and younger. Carnival tickets available for purchase at the zoo. Information: 610-277-3825, www.elmwoodparkzooevents.com.