Since moving to its spacious, prominently situated building on Third Street in 2011 - and dropping its quaint former name, the Wood Turning Center - the Center for Art in Wood has been busily raising its profile. Tops on its agenda is letting the art-minded public know it considers all kinds of work exploring the possibilities of wood in various fashions, not just what fits within conventional notions of woodworking.
New This Week Company (Bucks County Playhouse) It's single Bobby's 35th birthday and his friends have ideas about what he should want. Opens Friday.
Sunday Who's that girl George Bernard Shaw's witty mix of rom-com and philosophical debate, Man and Superman, in which a young woman's charms resist and ultimately triumph over her reluctant guardian's anarchic argument, is presented in sparkling style by England's National Theatre. A film of the production screens at 1 p.m. at the County Theater, 20 E. State St., Doylestown. Tickets are $18. Call 215-345-6789.
Beginning Saturday, May 30 through Saturday, June 6 French building material company Saint-Gobain introduces its global exhibition, "Future Sensations" to Eakins Oval for the only United States stop on the tour.
When the moment of romantic consummation finally arrives between the main characters of Stephen Sondheim's Passion, the man and woman who have been pondering, dismissing, and obsessing over each other are standing on opposite sides of the bedroom in an odd state of wonder.
With expensive instruments to look after and the need for rest after a transatlantic flight, why would any Philadelphia Orchestra player want to add young children to the barely movable feast that is the 2015 tour of Europe?
Maker Brad Litwin, 59, makes kinetic sculptures in his East Oak Lane studio, including a line he calls MechaniCards - intricately laser-cut paper made into tiny, greeting-generating machines. They're sold online, at MechaniCards.com, and at museum stores, including those of the Princeton Art Museum and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Attention, musical-theater lovers: Whatever you hold dear about the genre, hold it even closer before you see Act II Playhouse's Forbidden Broadway's Greatest Hits. But even then it won't matter, as this hilarious send-up will leave you - willingly or not - laughing at everything ridiculous and overwrought about the Great White Way.