7Days: Regional arts and entertainment
Music of the night A production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1986 musical The Phantom of the Opera, with newly reinvented staging and scenic design, goes on at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Academy of Music, Broad and Locust Streets, and continues with shows at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $35.50 to $160.50. Call 215-731-3333.
They dance funny The kinetic and comedic dance duo Gabrielle Revlock and Nicole Binder perform their new work - a melange of "tap, tango, martial arts, trapeze, roller derby, wrestling, gymnastics, and burlesque," it says here - at 7 p.m. at FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Blvd. Admission is free. Call 215-413-1318.
One-panel masterpieces As the longtime cartoon editor for the New Yorker, Bob Mankoff has been responsible for some of the most memorable material to appear in that august publication. Who doesn't have a tattered, yellowing example tacked up in their cubicle or hanging on their refrigerators? It's a daunting task, selecting fewer than 20 drawings from the thousand submitted each week, as detailed in his memoir "How About Never - Is Never Good For You?": A Life in Cartoons. Mankoff discusses his work at 7:30 p.m. at the Free Library, 1901 Vine St. Tickets are $15; $7 for students. Call 215-567-4341.
Americana Gothic Singer-songwriter and banjo player Alynda Lee Segarra, doing business as Hooray for the Riff Raff, plays her bluesy, downbeat neo-folk gems at 9 p.m. at the World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Tickets are $25. Call 215-222-1400.
Falling up Sometimes, failure means success (though for most of us, a flop is just a flop). Historian Sarah Lewis looks at setbacks that led to great discoveries, inventions and artwork in her new book The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery. She discusses her work at 6:30 p.m. at the National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St. Admission is free. Call 215-409-6700.
Chamber music The acclaimed Takács Quartet plays works by Shostakovich, Webern, and Beethoven at 8 p.m. at the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater, Broad and Spruce Streets. Tickets are $24. Call 215-569-8080.
Distinctive voice The African-Spanish singer Buika mixes flamenco, gypsy jazz, and Afro-Cuban world beat at 7:30 p.m. at the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater, Broad and Spruce Streets. Tickets are $29 to $39. Call 215-893-1999.
Friday & Saturday
Work, life Composer and playwright Ethan Lipton and his orchestra perform his staged song cycle No Place to Go, about the recent economic crisis and its unemployed, at the Kimmel Center's SEI Innovation Studio, Broad and Spruce Streets, at 7 p.m. Friday and 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25. Call 215-893-1999.
All together now As part of the National Water Dance, an effort to bring attention to the fragility of our ecosysystem, choreographer Colleen Hooper presents a collaborative movement choir featuring Temple faculty member Merián Soto along with students and alumni at Race Street Pier, Race Street and N. Columbus Boulevard, at 10 a.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Call 215-204-6281.
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 email@example.com.