7Days: Regional arts and entertainment, by Michael Harrington 7 Days



Casino classic Conductor Jed Gaylin leads the Bay-Atlantic Symphony in Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, with soloist Terrence Wilson, plus Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C minor at 5 p.m. at the Borgata's Music Box Theater, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard, Atlantic City. Tickets are $25. Call 866-900-4849.

Rock and soul The blues-rock powerhouse Tedeschi Trucks Band teams with force-of-nature soul combo Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings at 6 p.m. at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, North 52d Street and Parkside Avenue. Tickets are $25 to $99. Call 215-546-7900.


Pure pop Music doesn't get any better than this super double bill: Steely Dan and Elvis Costello and the Imposters play at 7 p.m. at the Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden. Tickets are $25 to $125. Call 1-800-745-3000.


Life is funny From a show that looked like here-and-gone filler when it debuted in 1975 (there's a reason they're called the Not Ready for Prime Time Players), Saturday Night Live has gone on to become a pillar of pop culture, with cast members serving as icons for particular generations, whether John Belushi, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon - or Chris Farley. The documentary I Am Chris Farley details the doomed life of the portly comedian, with interviews, family photographs, and clips of his best bits. The film screens at 7:30 p.m. at the PFS Theater at the Roxy, 2023 Sansom St. Tickets are $12. Call 267-239-2941.


Ring those bells An annual summer tradition continues when carillonneur Margaret Pan takes a turn at the Washington Memorial National Carillon at 7:30 p.m. at Valley Forge National Historical Park's Washington Memorial Chapel, Route 23, Valley Forge. Admission is free. Call 610-783-0120.


The great man The Inquirer has many points of pride: a batch of Pulitzers, a distinguished staff roster that has included Edgar Allan Poe and Samuel Clemens (as a compositor) as well as Jennifer Weiner and Stephen A. Smith, and a legacy as one of the oldest papers in the country. Add to that, this: We now work in the former Strawbridge & Clothier building, where once toiled one William Claude Dukenfield, better known as W.C. Fields. (Top that, New York Times.) He was one of the great film comics, and his best may be 1940's The Bank Dick, in which he's a henpecked drunkard who stumbles into unlikely jobs as a security guard and film director. The film screens at 7 p.m. at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr. Tickets are $12; $9 seniors; $8 students. Call 610-527-9898.

Friday & Saturday

Political punk Conor Oberst and his agitprop garage-rock outfit Desaparecidos play at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $25. Call 215-232-2100.

Political yuks A gaggle of D.C. types crowd a stage, talking nonsense sprinkled with bits of wonky policy jargon before suddenly breaking into a goofy song and dance. But enough about the presidential debates. The Capitol Steps comedy troupe explains it all, with new bits such as the campaign song "76 Unknowns" and "Greece! The Musical," at the Sellersville Theater, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville, at 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $39.50 and $50. Call 215-257-5808.

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.