Philip Glass performs
Philip Glass performs from his Works for Solo Piano at the Gordon Theater, Third and Pearl Streets, Camden. Glass has published eight full symphonies, dozens of operas and mini-operas, and many chamber and instrumental works. Some of his work includes film scores from Kundun, The Hours, and Koyaanisqatsi. Before the performance there will be a moderated discussion with Glass in the Stedman Gallery, at Gordon Theater. $30 and $26. Reserved seating. Free parking is available. 6 p.m. discussion; 8 p.m. performance. 856-225-2700 or www.gordontheater.com.
The Gloucester County Institute of Technology puts on an Elizabethan Spring Festival Saturday and Sunday. Visitors can travel back 500 years and celebrate spring with food, strolling merchants, and live entertainment. A production of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew will be performed by the senior drama class in a replica of 16th-century London's Globe Theater today, Friday and next Sunday. 1 p.m. Elizabethan actors and strolling entertainers; 4 p.m. Taming of the Shrew performance. $10. 856-458-1445, Ext. 2104.
Outdoor & Garden Show
There will be an Outdoor Living & Garden Show at the Swedesboro Auction House on Locke Avenue. The show brings together the latest products and services for gardening and enjoying the outdoors. There will also be a local farmers' market including an asparagus cooking display. Visitors can also tour historic Trinity Church. $100 to $150 vendor cost for booth space. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1-888-315-8009, Ext. 1.
Diamond jubilee gala
Celebrate the 75th anniversary season with the Garden State Chorale at Haddonfield Middle School, 5 Lincoln Ave., Haddonfield. The chorale returns to Haddonfield, where it performed its first show in 1932. The group's Diamond Jubilee Gala - 75 Years of Music is filled with songs from the chorale's history. This is a nonprofit South Jersey community choral group composed of about 50 auditioned singers from Camden, Burlington and Gloucester Counties. The musical selections include sacred works, early 20th-century classics, and current hits. $12 adults; $10 senior citizens; $5 students ages 5 to 18. 2 and 8 p.m. 856-231-0781 or www.gschorale.org.
This Weekend Only
The Gloucester County Animal Shelter joins PetSmart of Deptford to hold an Adopt-a-Thon this weekend. PetSmart, 1800 Clements Bridge Rd., houses an adoption center for the Gloucester County Animal Shelter. During the event animals will be brought to the store for customers to consider. Animals can go home only with applicants who have been approved. Get pre-approved by filling out an application available for downloading at www.co.gloucester.nj.us (go to the Animal Shelter link). Applications are also available by calling or visiting the shelter or PetSmart. Cats and kittens are $95; dogs and puppies are $125. The prices include spaying or neutering and age-appropriate shots. All the animals have been wormed. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. 856-881-2828 or www.co.gloucester.nj.us.
Spring fling dance
To celebrate Older Americans month, the Kennedy Health System will have a Spring Fling Dance next Sunday at the Bellmawr Park Fire Hall, 12 Essex Ave. Beginners and experienced dancers are welcome, as are those who just want to watch and listen to the big band sounds of Jonathan & His Orchestra. There will also be line dancing, demonstrations and refreshments. Registration is required. $10. 1 to 4 p.m. 1-800-522-1965.