7Days: Regional arts and entertainment, by Michael Harrington
Sunday Art rock You have all their records, now get their artwork. The annual WMGK Classic Rock Art Show features pieces by the likes of Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, and others, plus photographs
Art rock You have all their records, now get their artwork. The annual WMGK Classic Rock Art Show features pieces by the likes of Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, and others, plus photographs, Beatles animation art, gold records, concert-tour posters, and more. The show is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Montgomery Mall, Route 309 and DeKalb Pike, North Wales, and continues daily to Dec. 24. Admission is free. Call 215-362-1604.
Love story It's an 18th-century tale that has attracted adaptations from artists including Jean Cocteau, Tanith Lee, Alan Moore, Philip Glass, and Disney. Charles Way's Beauty and the Beast is a fine reimagining of the lovely but shy Belle and her hirsute lover. The show goes on at noon and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Arden Theatre, 40 N. Second St., and continues on a Tuesday-through-Sunday schedule to Feb. 1. Tickets are $18 to $36. Call 215-922-1122.
Smart pop Local combo Sincerely, the Alchemists stirs dubstep rhythms, intricate electronica, and knowing lyrics into a winning mix. Band plays at 8 p.m. at Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St. Tickets are $6.
How things work Author, actor, and mechanical engineer Bill Nye (the Science Guy) discusses his book Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation along with all things scientific at 7:30 p.m. at the Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St. Tickets are $35 to $75.
Three by David Lynch A trio of short films by the eccentric director David Lynch: 1968's The Alphabet, a disturbing mix of animation and live action (starring the filmmaker's then-wife, Peggy; 1988's odd comedy The Cowboy & the Frenchman, about a clash of cultures in the Old West; and 2002's wild Rabbits, a skewed sitcom about animal-human hybrids. The films screen at 7 p.m. at International House, 3701 Chestnut St. Admission is free; reservations required.
The master's voice The Gamut Bach Ensemble presents an evening of cantatas by Johann Sebastian featuring soloists Sarah Shafer, soprano, and Thomas Meglioranza, baritone, at 8 p.m. at St. Mark's Church, 1625 Locust St. Tickets are $24. Call 215-569-8080.
Everyman Acclaimed Israeli writer David Grossman reads from his new novel, Falling Out of Time, an allegorical work, part prose, part play, about a man searching for his dead son and meeting others also suffering from loss. The author reads from his work at 7:30 p.m. at the Free Library, 1901 Vine St. Admission is free. Call 215-567-4341.
Holiday harmonizing The sensational Sweetback Sisters present their Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular at 8 p.m. at the Sellersville Theater, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville. Tickets are $19.50 and $29.50. Call 215-257-5808.
Friday & Saturday
Sedaris' stocking stuffers Two slightly sour takes on the season by the satirist David Sedaris: Holidays on Ice, based on a collection of the humorist's essays, goes on at the Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. Eighth St., at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. next Sunday. Tickets are $20. Call 215-923-0210. . . . Keith Conallen stars in the Flashpoint Theatre Company's production of The Santaland Diaries, the author's recounting of time spent as an elf at Macy's. The one-man show goes on at the Off Broad Street Theater, 1636 Sansom St., at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. next Sunday. Tickets are $15 to $25. Call 215-665-9720.
Soul girl The dynamite GoGo Morrow performs her high- energy R&B show at the Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St., at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $15.
Guitar man Composer and guitarist Ty Citerman explores the connections among klezmer, nigunim (improvisational Hasidic melodies), punk rock, and free jazz with his group Bop Kabbalah at the Little Shul, 2015 S. Fourth St., at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20. Call 215-839-6018.