7Days: Regional arts and entertainment
Sunday Chamber music The sensational Serafin String Quartet plays works by Janacek, Grieg, Debussy, Haydn, Mozart, and Andrew Norman at 1 p.m. at the World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Tickets are $18. Call 215-222-1400.
Chamber music The sensational Serafin String Quartet plays works by Janacek, Grieg, Debussy, Haydn, Mozart, and Andrew Norman at 1 p.m. at the World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Tickets are $18. Call 215-222-1400.
Soul man The mellifluously monikered Movin' Melvin Brown presents The Ray Charles Experience - Live!, a one-man variety show in which he performs songs by the Genius and his contemporaries Nat King Cole, Sam Cooke, and Jackie Wilson, with some tap-dance and comedy thrown in for good measure. The Neighborhood Fringe show goes on at the Society Hill Playhouse's Red Room Cabaret, 507 S. Eighth St., at 3 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. next Sunday. Tickets are $25 to $30. Call 215-413-1318.
Rising star Nova Scotia teen Molly Thomason brings jangly guitar, a keen pop sense, and winsome, tough-girl vocals to her rocking new album, Columbus Field. She plays her pop gems in the first of a two-week Monday residency at 8:30 p.m. at the North Star Bar, 27th and Poplar Streets. Admission is free. Call 215-787-0488.
Everland Ben Smallen and Amanda Curry's Wendy and Peter, based on the final chapter of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, looks at the hard truth that all Lost Boys (and Girls) must face: We have to grow up in the end. The Neighborhood Fringe show goes on at Studio X, 1340 S. 13th St., at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10. Call 215-413-1318.
Smart pop Eisley singer and keyboardist Stacy King, doing solo business as Sucré, plays the textured chamber-pop soul tunes off her fine new EP, Loner, at 8 p.m. at Milkboy, 11th and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are $12. Call 215-925-6455.
Slumber sea The collective Found Theater Company presents Deep Blue Sleep, a dreamlike tale of nautical adventure. The Neighborhood Fringe show goes on at the Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St., at 7 p.m. Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. Thursday, 8:30 p.m. and midnight Friday, and 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15. Call 215-413-1318.
Circus art The all-female acrobatic troupe Tangle Movement Arts performs its aerial dance piece Loop in a Neighborhood Fringe show at Philadelphia Soundstages, 1600 N. Fifth St., at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20. Call 215-413-1318.
Old new wave Cheap Trick front man Robin Zander plays solo, with dynamite South Jersey power-poppers Smash Palace as openers, at 8 p.m. at the Sellersville Theater, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville. Tickets are $33 and $45. Call 215-257-5808.
Friday & Saturday
Not what it appears Using found slides of strangers' vacations from the 1960s through the 1980s, playwright and performance artist Josh McIlvain weaves a skewed fictional family history in Slideshow. The Neighborhood Fringe show goes on at Moving Arts of Mount Airy, 6819 Greene St., at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $10. Call 215-413-1318.
Look at the band Though best known for their ingenious, intricate music videos (driving a car that plucks guitars, splattered by paint in a massive Rube Goldberg setup, running on treadmills) the quartet OK Go is a spot-on pop outfit with a great live show. Go see them at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20. Call 215-232-2100.