Friday-SundaySun sets on British raiment
What better setting for the exhibition Costumes of Downton Abbey than Winterthur, the 175-room Delaware mansion of a du Pont heir, renowned for its collection of decorative arts. Before you take in the fifth-season premiere of the high-brow soap opera set on a post-Edwardian Yorkshire estate at 9 p.m. Sunday on PBS, peruse the display of duds worn by the characters on its final weekend at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, 5105 Kennett Pike, in Winterthur, Del. Tickets: $25. Times: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Information: 1-800-448-3883 or http://www.winterthur.org.
Friday-SundayLand of ice
In Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen, a brave girl sets out to rescue her lost friend from the clutches of a frozen realm's evil ruler. The Enchantment Theatre Company tells the tale with life-size puppets, expressive masks, original music, and imaginative theatrical effects at the Arts Bank Theater, Broad and South Streets. Tickets: $16 to $29. Times: 2 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Information: 215-496-9160 or enchantmenttheatre.org.
Two Silent Film Shorts from movie-comedy greats: Buster Keaton's 1920 debut as a star, One Week, in which he's a hapless bridegroom trying to build a seven-day prefab dream house (unaware that a jilted suitor changed the instructions), paired with 1929's Big Business, in which Laurel and Hardy are door-to-door Christmas tree salesmen who get in an increasingly destructive argument with a cranky customer. The films, with live accompaniment by the organ-ukulele duo Musical Promise, screens at the Ambler Theater, 108 E. Butler Ave., in Ambler. Time: 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $4. Information: 215-345-7855 or http://www.amblertheater.org.
Talented pianist Claire Huangci plays a recital of works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Chopin, and Wagner at the German Society, 611 Spring Garden St. Time: 3 p.m. Tickets: $20. Information: 215-627-2332 or germansociety.org.
Back to the '80s
Formed by Bigger Thomas singer Roger Apollon Jr. and bassist Marc Wasserman with a plethora of bandmates drawn from New York City's music scene, Rude Boy George features a rocksteady recall of the heyday of 1980s two-tone ska and New Wave. They play at the Sellersville Theater, 24 W. Temple Ave., in Sellersville. Time: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $19.50. Information: 215-257-5808 or http://www.st94.com