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James Vincent McMorrow plays Union Transfer Saturday.
James Vincent McMorrow plays Union Transfer Saturday.

Music

James Vincent McMorrow. Post-Tropical, Irish singer Morrow's new album, his second, is full of little moments and textures that emerge as one listens deeply. McMorrow sings in a flexible falsetto, which gives the songs a delicate, tender center. That subtle beauty and slowly building energy will be on display when McMorrow, fronting a four-piece band, comes to Union Transfer on Saturday night.

- Steve Klinge


8:30 p.m. Saturday at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. Tickets: $20. Information: 215-232-2100, www.utphilly.com.

Film

New This Week: The Missing Picture (**** out of four stars). Director Rithy Panh's extraordinary memoir, nominated for this year's foreign language Academy Award, is about reclaiming the past - a past taken away from millions of people who lived, and died, under the Pol Pot dictatorship in mid-1970s Cambodia. Panh reconstructs his family's history, and his country's, using clay figurines. It's beautifully simple, full of poetry and pain. No MPAA rating (violence, atrocities, adult themes)

- Steven Rea

Family

Legs Against Arms 5K and 1-Mile Fun Walk. Strengthen your limbs Sunday while opposing illegal handguns in Philadelphia at PSR Philadelphia's (Physicians for Social Responsibility) eighth annual Legs Against Arms 5K and 1-Mile Fun Walk at Arcadia University. Proceeds support PSR Philadelphia's efforts to eliminate youth violence in communities and schools.

- Monica Peters


Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the University Commons at Arcadia, 450 S. Easton Rd., Glenside. Event begins at 9; celebration inside Commons Building is free. Registration: $30, ages 19 and over; $20, ages 13-18; free, ages 12 and younger. Information: www.legsagainstarms.info.

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