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Things to do in Philly, Nov.3-Nov. 9: Pa. Ballet, 150 Carpenters

From Rosanne Cash to Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Jeffrey Rosen chat at the National Constitution Center in February 2012.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Jeffrey Rosen chat at the National Constitution Center in February 2012.Read moreRich Myers for the National Constitution Center


Rosanne Cash and Ry Cooder

This we’re-lucky-to-have-it, five-city tour pairs Johnny Cash’s daughter with a guitarist for whom the Man In Black was a formative influence when Cooder was growing up in Los Angeles in the late 1950s. The show is called Cash and Cooder on Cash: The Music of Johnny Cash.

8 p.m., The Met Philadelphia, 858 N. Broad St., 800-653-8000,


Translations: Martha Clippinger

Rugs made in collaboration with weavers in Oaxaca, and ceramics and quilts fashioned from found materials.

11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through Nov. 10, Magic Gardens, 1020 South St., 215-733-0390,


‘Shrek The Musical’

Big, green, fun – no, not the Phillie Phanatic.

8 p.m., with additional performances through Jan. 5, Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St., 215-574-3550,


Conversations with RBG

Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law. Jeffrey Rosen, who runs the NCC, discusses his newest book, a kind of informal intellectual portrait of Justice Ginsburg, largely through her own words, spoken in conversations with Rosen going back nearly 30 years.

6:30 p.m., National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St., 215-409-6600,


Pennsylvania Ballet

Pennsylvania Ballet’s mid-autumn program is one of world premieres. This time, it will be three pieces by a trio of up-and-coming choreographers: American Garrett Smith, Brazilian Juliano Nuñes, and Chinese choreographer Yin Yue.

7:30 p.m., until Nov. 10, 250 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, 215-893-1999,


Black Violin

Violist Wil Baptiste and violinist Kev Marcus keep returning to Philadelphia in ever-bigger venues — World Café Live, then the Merriam, and now, with this Impossible Tour appearance, the Academy of Music. The Kimmel has the high-energy duo as part of its jazz series, but classical, hip-hop, and rock were the primary elements in the mix heard in their 2015 World Café Live performance.

8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St., 215-893-1999,

Music for 150 Carpenters

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Ursinus College, of which Berman Museum is a part, the sound artist Douglas Henderson brought together 150 carpenters and others, along with 150 sawhorses and 10,000 nails, in a performance at the museum last weekend. An aerial-view video and audio recording of the performance will be projected onto the floor of the museum’s main gallery starting Thursday, Nov. 7, where visitors can view it as part of an art installation. The gallery is also exhibiting David Scher’s “The Tool-bag Years,” a collection of drawings.

Until March 15, Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College, 601 E. Main St., Collegeville, free, 610-409-3500,