Battle of ideas Based on the famed Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925, Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee's courtroom drama Inherit the Wind presents the legal arguments as a Tennessee teacher challenges a law banning the teaching of evolution. The 1955 classic goes on at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol, and continues on a Wednesday-to-Sunday schedule to June 9. Tickets are $35 to $45. Call 215-785-0100.
Rust Belters Dynamite Cincinnati roots-rockers Mad Anthony play their hard-driving tunes at 8 p.m. at Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St. Tickets are $8. Call 215-291-4919.
Cherchez la femme The great clown Pierre Étaix had a 10-year movie career in the 1960s in which he made five features and three shorts (winning an Academy Award for one, 1962's Happy Anniversary), before going back to the circus in 1971. Due to disputes with distributors, his films drifted into obscurity, but they have been restored and made available again. He wrote, directed and starred in the 1969 comedy Le Grand Amour, in which he plays a married office drone who becomes dreamily obsessed with his teen secretary. The film screens, along with his Oscar-winner, at 7 p.m. at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr. Tickets are $10.50; $8 seniors; $7 students. Call 610-527-9898.
Everybody's music Alt-rapper Aesop Rock and Moldy Peaches guitarist Kimya Dawson, teaming as the Uncluded, play their quirky children's-rhyme pop anthems to the marginalized on a bill with Hamell on Trial at 8 p.m. at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Tickets are $20. Call 215-222-1400.
Disorder and creativity In the multimedia work Tourette's: A Dancing Disorder, the collaborative troupe Band of Artists considers the kinetic and creative aspects of the neurological syndrome. The performance goes on at 7 p.m. at the Michener Art Museum, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown. Tickets are $15; $13 seniors; $11 students; $7.50 ages 6 to 18; under 6 free (includes museum admission). Call 215-340-9800.
Waiting to start Judging from the title of his new book, I'll Seize the Day Tomorrow, radio humorist Jonathan Goldstein (This American Life, Wire Tap) is our kind of guy. He discusses his meditation on turning 40 at 7:30 p.m. at the Free Library, 1901 Vine St. Admission is free. Call 215-567-4341.
Funny man Though best known as an actor in films such as The Usual Suspects and Casino, Kevin Pollak is an adept stand-up comic. He performs at the Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St., at 8 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $16 to $33. Call 215-496-9001.
Friday & Saturday
The stories we tell The ensemble Anne Marie Mulgrew and Dancers performs a complete version of the choreographer's multimedia biographical narrative work The Keepers Project at Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St., at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. next Sunday. Tickets are $20; $15 seniors and students. Call 215-462-7720.
In clubland When War on Drugs bassist Dave Hartley steps up front as a solo act, he does so under the moniker Nightlands. His indie-hip take on Herb Alpert "I Fell in Love With a Feeling" is at the top of our playlist right now. The Fishtown resident performs his exquisitely crafted dream-pop at Johnny Brenda's, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $12. Call 215-739-9684. . . . English electronica duo Mount Kimbie bring their fractured post-dubstep sound to Union Transfer, 1024 Spring Garden St., at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $15. Call 215-232-2100.
Dino's girl Singer Deana Martin, daughter of Dean Martin, pays tribute to her father's music and shares anecdotes, home movies, and photographs in the show Deana Sings Dino at Caesars Hotel, 2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $52.50 to $68.50. Call 1-800-745-3000.