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7Days: Regional arts and entertainment, by Michael Harrington

Lyn Philistine, Christopher Sutton in "I Love You, You´re Perfect, Now Change." (Mark Garvin)
Lyn Philistine, Christopher Sutton in "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change." (Mark Garvin)
Lyn Philistine, Christopher Sutton in "I Love You, You´re Perfect, Now Change." (Mark Garvin) Gallery: 7Days: Regional arts and entertainment, by Michael Harrington

Sunday

The dating game Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts' long-running Off-Broadway hit I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change takes a comic look at love and lovers. The musical comedy revue goes on at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Walnut Street Theater's Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St., and continues on a Tuesday-through-Sunday schedule to June 29. Tickets are $35 to $45. Call 215-574-3550.

Together again The stellar comedy troupe the Kids in the Hall had an eponymous TV show in the 1990s, beloved by fans of surreal sketches and characters such as Mr. Heavyfoot, Headcrusher, and Bruno Puntz Jones. Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson reunite for the show Rusty and Ready at 8 p.m. at the Merriam Theater, Tickets are $37.50 to $45. Call 215-893-1999.

Monday

Good folk The sensational Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit plays gems off their dynamite new album Stay Gold, featuring characteristic candy harmonies and a more expansive sound, at 8:30 p.m. at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. Tickets are $22. Call 215-232-2100.

Tuesday

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  • Jewish jazz Composer and guitarist Ty Citerman explores the connections between nigunim (improvisational Hasidic melodies), punk rock, and free jazz with his group Bop Kabbalah. The quartet plays its engrossing, cerebral tunes at 8 p.m. at the Little Shul, 2015 S. Fourth St. Tickets are $10 to $20. Call 215-839-6018.

    Wednesday

    Snip snip In Vicki Vasilopoulos' documentary Men of the Cloth, three master tailors - in New York, Philadelphia, and Penne, Italy - seek to pass on the secrets and tradition of making custom suits. The film screens at 7 p.m. at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr. Tickets are $12; $9 for seniors; $8 for students. Call 610-527-9898.

    Thursday

    Biff! Kerrang! Ka-pow, eh? Will Pascoe's 2013 documentary Lost Heroes looks at the history of Canadian superheroes in the 1940s, including stalwarts such as Commander Steel, Johnny Canuck, Mr. Monster, and Nelvana of the Northern Lights. The film screens at 7 p.m. at International House, 3701 Chestnut St. Tickets are $9; $7 for students. Call 215-387-5125.

    Eclectic dance To close out its season, the Pennsylvania Ballet presents a varied programs of works by William Forsythe, Jerome Robbins, and Matthew Neenan at the Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St., at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. next Sunday. Tickets are $25 to $125. Call 215-893-1999.

    Friday & Saturday

    Dance music When you're billed as the "Rolling Stones of Salsa," the bar is set pretty high, but the venerable El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico has a long history of being on top. They play at the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall, Broad and Spruce Streets, at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $45 to $75. Call 215-893-1999.

    Double bill The estimable Savoy Company presents two by Gilbert and Sullivan: the legal satire Trial by Jury and The Sorcerer, in which a love potion upends Victorian class distinctions. The show goes on at Longwood Gardens, Route 1, Kennett Square, at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $30 (includes garden admission). Call 215-735-7161.

    Stop motion Before there was CGI, sci-fi and fantasy film aficionados were captivated by Dynamation, created by special effects genius Ray Harryhausen using models and stop-motion animation. A Harryhausen Marathon features three of his films: 1961's Mysterious Island (with giant crabs, birds, and bees), the 1963 masterpiece Jason and the Argonauts (giant bronze warriors, an army of skeletons), and 1973's The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (a six-armed, sword-fighting statue). The films screen at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville from 12:45 to 4:45 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $9; $7 for seniors and students. Call 610-917-1228.

     


    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 mharrington@phillynews.com.

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