Your week: Fun things to do, see and hear Nov. 1-7
Pumpkin-ed out? Pick up a bushel and have a peck at some apple butter, dumplings, fritters, pies - you name it - at this weekend-long celebration of the fall fruit that doesn't fall far from the tree but does keep the doctor away.
Peddler's Village, Routes 202 and 263, Lahaska, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday, free, 215-794-4000, peddlersvillage.com.
Ethiopian contortionists, Caribbean stilt walkers, Russian acrobats, Motown singers, hip-hop artists - plus your mandatory clowns, elephants and so forth combine for unerring derring-do outside the Mann.
5201 Parkside Ave., through Nov. 17, $19-$29 (under 1 free), 866-448-7849, ticketmaster.com.
Muge Lithuanian Fair
Lest you think the neighborhood has been overtaken by hipsters, Port Richmond reminds folks otherwise via live accordion music, dance, crafts, food (potato pancakes! honey cakes!) and, naturally, beer.
Lithuanian Music Hall Association, 2715 E. Allegheny Ave., noon-6:30 tomorrow (concert 5 p.m.), noon-6 p.m. Sunday, $3-$5 (under 13 free), 215-739-4831, lithuanianmha.org.
Day of the Dead
When it comes to celebrating our most dearly departed, Latinos do it better. This colorful, dance-ful, skull-ful Día de los Muertos invites loved ones to consider death differently.
Penn Museum, 3260 South St., 1-4 p.m. tomorrow, $10-$15 (ages 5 and under free), 215-898-4000, penn.museum.
Pirate Adventure Day
Talk Like a Pirate Day is long past. But with N.C. Wyeth's illustrations from Treasure Island and Hedgerow Theatre's audience-participatory "Peter Pan" performance (plus a treasure hunt), the holiday lives on.
Brandywine River Museum, Route 1, Chadds Ford, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, free before noon, then $6-$12 (ages 5 and under free), 610-388-2700, brandywinemuseum.org.
August Burns Red
Lancaster's gift to Christian (not Amish!) metalcore lets it burn, with more fuel for the fire from blessthefall, Defeater, Beartooth.
Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., 7:30 tonight, $22-$25, 215-232-2100, utphilly.com.
Super bluegrass chanteuse serves it up with wine and cheese.
New Hope Winery, 6123 Lower York Rd., New Hope, 8 tonight, $30-$40, 215-794-2331, newhopewinery.com.
The Stray Birds
Classy Americana trio soars with fiddle, banjo, guitar and stand-up bass. Tough and tender troubadour Ana Egge opens.
Upstairs at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St., 8 tonight, $8, 215-222-1400, worldcafelive.com.
Veteran country singer makes a rare area appearance.
Sellersville Theater, 3 and 8 p.m. tomorrow, $39.50-$55, 215-257-5808, st94.com.
On his new long player "Last of the Great Pretenders," the impassioned Mr. N. goes bicoastal, luring in the lonely hearts with ensnarlers like "Last Days of Summer in San Francisco" and "Sunday New York Times." Sigh. Joshua Radin opens.
Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th St.,
8 p.m. tomorrow, $27.50, 215-627-1332, electricfactory.info.
David Hayes conducts Brahms' beloved German Requiem, in the composer's version for two pianos. Soprano Margi Leone and baritone Franklin Phillips solo.
Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut St., 8 p.m. tomorrow, $10-$35, 215-751-9494, philadelphiasingers.org.
Thousands will rally to this handsome tenor's soaring cause. Judith Hill, a session singer featured on "The Voice" and "Twenty Feet From Stardom," earns 40 minutes of respect as opener.
Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St., 7:30 p.m. Sunday, $49.50-$99.50, 800-298-4200, comcasttix.com.
Network For New Music
Enterprising ensemble presents five world and local premieres of songs by Jewish composers: Daniel Asia, Philip Maneval, Shulamit Ran, George Rochberg and Richard Wernick. Soprano Sarah Joanne Davis and baritone Brian Ming Chu are the interpreters; Jan Krzywicki conducts.
Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1906 S. Rittenhouse Sq., 8 p.m. Sunday, $25, 215-848-7647, networkfornewmusic.org.
Robert Glasper Experiment
Like Jill Scott, Dwele and Emeli Sande (just a few of the stellar guests on his new "Black Radio 2" album), Glasper finds the cool in the connections - jazz, R&B, electronica, hip-hop - as a manifestation of contemporary black culture and self-expression.
World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, 8 p.m. Monday, $23-$25, 302-994-1400, worldcafelive.com.
You know him as sax stand-in for his late Uncle Clarence in the E-Street Band. But as a frontman, singing originals like "You Must Be Crazy," he proves more indebted to The Boss than the Big Man - until he interrupts with a horn solo.
Sellersville Theater, 136 N. Main St., Sellersville, 8 p.m. Monday, $12.50-$17.50, 215-257-5808, st94.com.
Veteran Jersey boys are still seriously wanted, dead or alive. The proof? They're 2013's biggest grossing rock band touring the planet.
Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St., 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, $26.50-$572 (not a typo!), 800-298-4200, comcasttix.com.
Don't miss this free concert. Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts audience favorites: Bernstein's "Candide" Overture, Ravel's "Bolero," Britten's "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra" and Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet."
Temple Performing Arts Center, 1913 N. Broad St., 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, free, 215-893-1999, philorch.org.
Joe Bonham Project
Don't wait till Veteran's Day to view these dramatic portraits of wounded Iraq and Afghan War vets. Such truths hurt, and empower.
Hahnemann Library, New College Building, Drexel U. College of Medicine, 245 N. 15th St., through Nov. 11, free, drexel.edu.
Heavy with optical illusions and dream references, the 70-odd (pun intended) paintings, sculpture, sketches and more from the PMA's collection are as freaky today as they were 80 to 90 years ago. Revisit favorites by Dali and Miro, and explore archival materials to answer the obvious question, "What the bleep is this?"
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Ben Franklin Pkwy., Monday through March 4, $14-$20 (12 and under free), 215-763-8100, philamuseum.org.
The next in this company's bag of bring-it-to-the-people tricks is an all-female, all-Serbian, all-fun "Svadba-Wedding" at the new FringeArts building - and a bona fide post-wedding bash after.
N. Columbus Boulevard and Race Street, 7 p.m. tomorrow, Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, $65, 215-732-8400, operaphila.org.
'The Woman in Black'
Halloween is over, but if you're still looking for a scary time, this classic ghost story, the second-longest-running play in London history, should do the trick.
Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, through Nov. 24, showtimes vary, $27-$34, 215-654-0200, act2.org.
'The Real Legend of Sleepy Hollow'
Another All Hallows holdout, this musical, a world premiere, is a new take on the classic Washington Irving short story.
TD Bank Performing Arts Center, 519 Hurffville-Crosskeys Rd., Sewell, N.J., 8 tonight, 1 and 7 p.m. tomorrow, $14-$29, 800-736-1420, ticketmaster.com.
Some sold-out shows are worth paying top dollar (or about $59) on StubHub. This 80-year-old comedy pioneer brings her twice-in-one-night, poor-little-rich-lady schtick to Absecon Island.
The Borgata, One Borgata Way, Atlantic City, 6 and 8 p.m. tomorrow, sold out, theborgata.com.
Sonia Sanchez, Toni Morrison and more
You've been meaning to attend an event featuring Philly's poet laureate Sonia Sanchez for a year. This is your last chance - and a great one, at that. The ethereally earthy scholar-diva-goddess is joined by artful sisters Toni Morrison, Rita Dove and Ruth Naomi Floyd, who'll send her out with spoken song.
Main Auditorium, Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut St., 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, $35, 215-895-6910, drexel.edu.
Wanna watch Howard Eskin, Marilyn Russell, Jennaphr Frederick and other local lumes read Seuss real fast? Hop off pop and on over to this First Book Philadelphia fundraiser, where every ticket buys a local kid a home library.
Union League, 140 S. Broad St., 6-8 p.m. Thursday, $35-$65, firstbookphilly.org.
- Compiled by Tom Di Nardo,
Lauren McCutcheon, Jonathan Takiff