Highway annual Photographer and installation artist Zoe Strauss is in the seventh year of a 10-year art project in South Philadelphia, in which she displays her work on the pillars under I-95, rain or shine. This year's show goes on from 1 to 4 p.m. at Front and Mifflin Streets. Admission is free (color copies are $5; at show's end, the work will be given away - one to a customer). Call 267-250-4158.
Point of view Performance artist and juggler Sara Felder uses circus arts and puppets to examine the myopia of our personal and international relations in her show Out of Sight. The show goes on at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Shubin Theater, 407 Bainbridge St., and continues on a Thursday- through-Sunday schedule to May 27. Tickets are $20; $15 for seniors and students. Call 1-800-838-3006.
Rising star Pianist Konstantin Soukhovetski is making a name for himself as a performer with intelligence, dash and grace. He plays an eclectic program of works by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Scriabin, Philip Glass and Liszt at 2:30 p.m. at Eastern University's McInnis Auditorium, 1300 Eagle Rd., St. Davids. Tickets are $15; $10 for seniors; $6 for students; children under 13 free. Call 610-647-9086.
Pop life Your parents didn't like your older sister's boyfriend - with his long hair, his boots, his paisley shirts, and his Chevy Camaro convertible. At 11, you didn't care about it - the shouting and the slamming doors couldn't break into your fascination with the latest issue of Fantastic Four. When the lilting guitar intro of "Let's Live for Today" seeped through the wall, you snickered at the simplistic pop platitudes. But at a later stage of life, when the song came on the radio it hit you as, well, just a bit more profound. The Grass Roots, with original lead singer Rob Grill, perform sets at 4 and 7:30 p.m. at Sellersville Theater 1894, Bethlehem Pike and W. Temple Ave, Sellersville. Tickets are $39.50. Call 215-257-5808.
Buzz band It would be easy to write off CocoRosie as a quirky sister act mixing ethereal folk vocals with a hodgepodge of odd electronica flourishes. And they are that, but beyond that, they are a pure delight, with a serious intent and a backbeat behind the buzzes. They play at 8 p.m. at the Fillmore, formerly Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St. Tickets are $16. Call 215-922-1011.
Rock on Featuring ex-Toadies front man Todd Lewis, the Burden Brothers traffic in high-intensity, emotion-charged rock. They play at 8 p.m. at the Khyber, 56 S. Second St. Tickets are $8. Call 215-238-5888.
Barbaro's doctor The veterinarian who cared for the injured Kentucky Derby champion, Dean Richardson of the New Bolton Center, discusses the struggle to save the racing great at 7:30 p.m. at Hatboro-Horsham High School, 899 Horsham Rd., Horsham. Tickets are $20; ages 18 and under free. Call 215-420-5261
Laureate of the lowlife If we had a Nobel Prize ballot, we'd write in Elmore Leonard every year. More than a crime writer, he's one of the best storytellers in America. He reads from his new novel, Up in Honey's Room, about a 1940s marshal tracking escaped POWs, at 7 p.m. at the Free Library of Philadelphia's Montgomery Auditorium, 1901 Vine St. Admission is free. Call 215-567-4341.
Dance dance The renowned troupe Philadanco performs at the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater, Broad and Spruce Streets, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. next Sunday. Tickets are $34 and $44. Call 215-893-1999.
Friday & Saturday
Strings attached The International String Festival features a concert with violinist Darol Anger, mandolinists Mike Marshall and Hamilton de Holanda, All-Ireland champion Seamus Egan, and others at Rutgers-Camden's Gordon Theater, Third and Pearl Streets, Camden, at 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $40. Call 856-225-2700. . . . The great jazz violinist John Blake Jr. teams with virtuoso fiddler Mark O'Connor at the Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Blvd., at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $35; $15 students. Call 215-829-9522.