7Days: Regional arts and entertainment
When President Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a federal holiday in 1863, setting the fourth Thursday in November as the day, it meant that Turkey Day can never be later than Nov. 28 in any year. Coincidentally, Hanukkah, because of the Jewish calendar, can never start earlier than Nov. 28. Which means this year's convergence of the two holidays is a very rare event indeed. (How rare? It won't happen again for more than 70,000 years.) Celebrate the Festival of Lights by taking in the exhibit and sale of glass menorahs by artists including Ede Horton, Steve Resnick, Eunsuh Choi, and Jacques Rivard at the Gershman Y's Borowsky Gallery, 401 S. Broad St., to Dec. 8. Admission is free. Call 215-545-4400.
In Fritz Lang's 1944 noir masterpiece The Woman in the Window, a married psychology professor (Edward G. Robinson), involved with a girl whose portrait he's seen, becomes entwined with jealous lovers, corrupt cops, and murder. The film screens at 2 p.m. at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville. Tickets are $9; $7 for seniors and students; $5 for members and children under 13. Call 610-917-1228.
The vaudeville star Sophie Tucker, a frequent visitor to Philadelphia in the early 20th century, is recalled in Richard Hopkins, Jack Fournier, and Kathy Halenda's fun musical Sophie Tucker: The Last of the Red Hot Mamas. The show goes on 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Walnut Street Theatre's Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St., and continues on a Tuesday-through-Sunday schedule through Dec. 29 (no show on Thanskgiving). Tickets are $35 to $45. Call 215-574-3550.
Da Vinci's painting known as the Mona Lisa has been in the Louvre, mostly, for more than 200 years, though she's been moved a few times. In 1911, she was stolen and thought lost forever. Among those suspected were poet Guillaume Apollinaire and his friend, Pablo Picasso. But the painting was found in Florence, Italy, two years after the theft, hidden in the apartment of former museum worker Vincenzo Peruggia, who had simply walked out with the masterwork under his coat. In Joe Medeiros' 2012 documentary The Missing Piece: Mona Lisa, Her Thief, the True Story, the filmmaker tells of his obsession with the crime and finding Peruggia's motive with the help of his relatives. The film screens at 7 p.m. at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr. Tickets are $10.50; $8 for seniors; $7 for students. Call 610-527-9898.
Sweet-voiced Rosi Golan plays her folk-pop gems at 8 p.m. at the Tin Angel, 20 S. Second St. Tickets are $12. Call 215-928-0978.
Cherry Hill East grad Amos Lee plays his roots-rock at 8 p.m. at the Tower Theater, 69th and Ludlow Streets, Upper Darby. Tickets are $35 to $59. Call 610-352-2887.
Get out, get down
Counter the Thanskgiving tryptophan haze by going to move and groove with dynamite jam-funksters Bodega at 9 p.m. at the Note, 142 E. Market St., West Chester. Tickets are $10. Call 484-947-5713.
Friday & Saturday
Conductor Richard Egarr leads the Philadelphia Orchestra in Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, with violin soloist Giuliano Carmignola, plus Henry Purcell's Suite No. 1 from "The Fairy Queen" and Haydn's Symphony No. 101 ("The Clock") at the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall, Broad and Spruce Streets, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. next Sunday. Tickets are $48 to $125. Call 215-893-1999.
Portly comic John Pinette is as likely to do an Ewok impression as tell about the time he was mistaken for Free Willy. He performs at the Keswick Theatre, Easton Road and Keswick Avenue, Glenside, at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $38.75. Call 215-572-7650.
A complete guide to events in the region over the coming weekend will appear in the Weekend section in Friday's Inquirer. Send notices of events for "7 Days" to Michael Harrington at firstname.lastname@example.org.