7Days: Regional arts and entertainment, by Michael Harrington
Sunday Chamber pop Singer and violinist Michi Wiancko and composer Judd Greenstein team up to perform new-music works with a dance beat at noon at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Tickets are $15. Call 215-222-1400.
Chamber pop Singer and violinist Michi Wiancko and composer Judd Greenstein team up to perform new-music works with a dance beat at noon at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Tickets are $15. Call 215-222-1400.
Dance movie A film of legendary Soviet choreographer Yuri Grigorovich's early work The Legend of Love, as performed by the Bolshoi Ballet, screens at 1 p.m. at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr. Tickets are $20; $10 for students. Call 610-527-9898.
Smart pop The seminal alt-rock combo Blonde Redhead plays spiky gems off the dynamite new album Barragán at 8 p.m at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. Tickets are $20. Call 215-232-2100.
Fairy tale The acclaimed Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Cinderella goes on in a new production at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Academy of Music, Broad and Locust Streets, and continues with shows at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 2 and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 and 6:30 p.m. next Sunday. Tickets are $20 to $105.50. call 215-893-1999.
Material girl The 1937 screwball comedy Easy Living is not the best-known examples of the genre (the song written for it is a standard, though). But it's got the goods. Directed by Mitchell Leisen and starring Jean Arthur and Ray Milland, the Preston Sturges script tells the story of a poor girl whose life is thrown into chaos when she is hit by a mink coat thrown from a penthouse by a jealous millionaire (and that's before the food fight at the Automat). The film screens at 7:30 p.m. at the Woodmere Art Museum, 9211 Germantown Ave. Admission is free. Call 215-247-0476.
Chamber music The stellar Variation String Trio plays works by Beethoven, David Ludwig, and Fauré with guest Natalie Zhu, piano, at 8 p.m. at the American Philosophical Society, 105 S Fifth St. Tickets are $24. Call 215-569-8080.
Question time Former Soul Coughing front man Mike Doughty plays his new, hip-hop-influenced material in a typically quirky live show featuring cellist Andrew "Scrap" Livingston and between-songs patter drawn from a question jar put onstage before the show. He plays at 8 p.m. at the Tin Angel, 20 S. Second St. Tickets are $22. Call 215-928-0978.
Gobble gobble Before the turkey, take in the Thanksgiving Day Parade, featuring floats, balloons, marching bands, choirs, dance groups, and appearances by Motown founder Berry Gordy, actor Charlie McDermott (The Middle), producer and radio personality Lance Bass, singer Sheena Easton, Miss America Kira Kazantsev, the Eagles cheerleaders, and of course, Santa Claus. The 95th edition starts at 8:30 a.m. at 20th and Market Streets and goes up the Parkway toward the Art Museum. Admission is free. Call 215-599-0776.
Friday & Saturday
Jazz time Guitar great Pat Martino performs at Chris' Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St., at 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $30. Call 215-568-3131.
Get into the spirit The always inspirational Blind Boys of Alabama perform their Christmas show at Havana, 105 S. Main St., New Hope, at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $75. Call 215-862-9897.