7Days: Regional arts and entertainment, by Michael Harrington
Dance reprise It's still the holiday season, but you never need an excuse to take in The Nutcracker one more time. A film of the Mariinsky Theatre's production in St. Petersburg, Russia, with choreography by Vasily Vainonen, screens at noon at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr. Tickets are $20; $18 for students. Call 610-527-9898.
'Boys' back The electrifying story of the Four Seasons' rise to pop fame returns, as the musical Jersey Boys goes on at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Forrest Theatre, 1114 Walnut St., and continues with shows at 7:30 p.m. Monday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 6:30 p.m. next Sunday. Tickets are $42 to $107. Call 1-800-447-7400.
Not just for kids The Quintessence Theatre Group presents Alan Bennett's 21/2-hour adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows in a minimalist production of the tale of adventurous woodland friends (no fake tails or whiskers, no painted backdrops). The show goes on at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave., and continues with shows at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. next Sunday. Tickets are $15 to $25. Call 215-987-4450. . . . Stan Heleva's American Fairy Tales adapts three little-known stories by Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum in an interactive show requiring the audience's help with sound effects and music. The B. Someday Productions show goes on at 4 p.m. Sunday at Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Ave., and continues with shows at 4 p.m. Monday and 7 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets are $12; $7 for ages 14 and under. Call 215-427-9255.
Jam on The fine jam band Lotus plays at the Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St., at 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Tickets are $25 and $40. Call 215-627-1332.
Hit the town Ring in 2014 with some local heroes: Rambunctious rocker Ben Arnold starts the rumpus at 9 p.m. at Steel City Coffee House, 203 Bridge St., Phoenixville. Tickets are $50. call 610-933-4043. . . . Mount Airy musicologist Alec Ounsworth and his latest incarnation of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah play at 9 p.m. at the North Star Bar, 2639 Poplar St. Tickets are $25. Call 215-787-0488. . . . Soulful folkie Mutlu performs at 9:30 p.m. at the Tin Angel, 20 S. Second St. Tickets are $25. Call 215-928-0978.
Golden slippers If it's a new year, it's time for the comics, wenches, string bands, and fancies to strut their stuff. The Mummers Parade starts at 9:30 a.m. at Washington Avenue and Broad Street and heads up to JFK Boulevard and 16th Streets. Admission is free. Call 215-965-7676.
Words and music Saxophonist, flutist, and poet Elliott Levin performs with his quartet at 7:30 p.m. at the Collingswood Community Center, 30 E. Collings Ave., Collingswood. Tickets are $10; $5 for students. Call 856-858-8914.
Friday & Saturday
Sound and vision With the aerialists, contortionists, dancers, and strongmen of Cirque de la Symphonie performing to the music, conductor Cristian Macelaru leads the Philadelphia Orchestra in works by Sibelius, Wagner, Emmanuel Chabrier, Tchaikovsky, and more at the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall, Broad and Spruce Streets, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $50 to $150. Call 215-893-1999.
A man apart Japanese animation genius Hayao Miyazaki based his 1992 adventure film Porco Rosso on his own watercolor manga about an Italian ex-World War I fighter pilot, cursed with the features of a pig, battling air pirates and dodging fascists while exiled in 1930s Croatia. The film screens at International House, 3701 Chestnut St., at 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $5. Call 215-387-5125.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.