Form and fun Artist and architect Michael Graves, who died March 12, was known for a whimsical, almost cartoonish, approach to design, but beloved for his accessibility (his housewares may have been made by the Italian high-end firm Alessi, but you could also get an affordable Graves toaster at J.C. Penney). A retrospective of his work finishes its run at Grounds for Sculpture, East State Street and Sculptors Way, Hamilton Township, N.J., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, and Tuesday through Saturday. Tickets are $15; $12 seniors; $10 students. Call 609-586-0616.

Adventure time The Scottish company Visible Fictions presents the epic Jason and the Argonauts, based as much on the 1963 Ray Harryhausen stop-motion classic as it is on Greek myth, as a two-man show with action figures filling out the crew. The show goes on at People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern, at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $27 and $47. Call 610-644-3500.


Man's fate In Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers, residents of a Mumbai slum scheme to escape their circumstances, scrounging refuse from the nearby airport. A film of the National Theatre in London's production of David Hare's stage adaptation screens at 7 p.m. at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr. Tickets are $20; $10 students.

Call 610-527-9898.


Dog's life Kornél Mundruczó's 2014 allegorical drama White God tells of a young girl who is separated from her beloved mongrel when the state institutes a tax to encourage pedigree breeds. As the pound fills up, and her pet leads a canine revolt against the animals' former best friends, the relationship of a girl and her dog becomes the only hope for peace. The film screens at 7:30 p.m. at the PFS Theater at the Roxy, 1600 N. Fifth St. Tickets are $12. Call 267-239-2941.


Lift every voice Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra in Bach's magnificent Passion According to St. Matthew, with soprano Carolyn Sampson, mezzo-soprano Karen Cargil, tenor Andrew Staples, and bass-baritones Andrew Foster-Williams and Philippe Sly as soloists, at the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall, Broad and Spruce Streets, at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. Tickets are $41 to $171. Call 215-893-1999.


The American way One of our most inventive writers, T.C. Boyle is known for his explorations of history in novels such as World's End. His new book, The Harder They Come, looks at contemporary gun culture and paranoid politics in the conflict between a California father and son. Boyle will read from his work at 7:30 p.m. at the Free Library, 1901 Vine St. Admission is free. Call 215-567-4341.

Friday & Saturday

Blues man The great guitarist Joe Louis Walker performs at Puck, East State Street and Printers Alley, Doylestown, at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $25. Call 215-348-9000.

Like you should The androgynous disco star Sylvester seemed to come out of nowhere in the late 1970s, but he had been forging his path as a transformative cultural figure for years. The story is told in Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical at the Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St., at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 3 and 7:30 p.m. next Sunday. Tickets are $30 to $100. Call 215-925-9914.