7Days: Regional arts and entertainment
Hey, Figaro! Better known these days as operas, Beaumarchais' comic plays The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro originated the wily valet. Stephen Wadsworth's adaptations restoring material cut for the musical versions are being performed in repertory, with The Marriage of Figaro going on at 2 p.m. Sunday at the McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place, Princeton, and continuing with shows at 8 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday. The Barber of Seville is performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday. Tickets are $20 to $84.50. Call 609-258-2787.
Ladies' man Mozart's Don Giovanni takes a darkly comic look at the legendary rake. Opera Philadelphia's production goes on at the Academy of Music, Broad and Locust Streets, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 8 p.m. Friday, and 2:30 p.m. next Sunday. Tickets are $10 to $232. Call 215-893-3600.
Chamber music The ensemble American Virtuosi plays works by Mozart, Eugene Ysaye, Astor Piazolla, Chopin, and David Popper at 3 p.m. at the German Society, 611 Spring Garden St. Tickets are $20. Call 215-627-2332. . . . Kammermusik Main Line performs works by Vivaldi, Debussy, and Roussel, with guest Edward Schultz, flute, at 3 p.m. at the Main Line Unitarian Church, 816 S. Valley Forge Rd., Devon. Tickets are $18; $15 for seniors; $13 for students. Call 610-664-0346. . . . The Sima Trio plays works by Haydn, Brahms, and Arno Babadjanian at 3 p.m. at Eastern University's McInnis Auditorium, 1300 Eagle Rd., St. Davids. Tickets are $20; $15 for seniors; students free. Call 610-649-2517.
Key player Acclaimed pianist Richard Goode plays works by Janacek, Schumann, and Debussy at 8 p.m. at the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater, Broad and Spruce Streets. Tickets are $24. Call 215-569-8080.
Not just for kids The 30th annual Philadelphia International Children's Festival, at the Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut St., is a showcase for theater, puppetry, and live music from around the world.
Here's the lineup:
- The Cashore Marionettes presenting Simple Gifts, vignettes set to music by Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven, and Copland (not recommended for ages under 8). Times: 9:45 and 11:45 a.m. Wednesday through Friday, noon and 2 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday.
- Gale LaJoye's silent comedy Snowflake, in which he recycles found objects into comic treasures. Times: 9:45 and 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, 11:45 a.m. Thursday, 9:45 a.m. Friday, 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday.
- Patch Theatre Company from Australia presenting a fanciful tale of a girl who finds a way to be friends with her shadow, Me and My Shadow. Times: 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. Thursday, noon Friday, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, noon and 3 p.m. Sunday.
- The New Orleans-based Lightwire Theater's "electroluminescent" puppet shows The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise & the Hare (recommended for ages 5 to 8). Times: Noon Wednesday and Thursday, noon and 2 p.m. Saturday.
- Edinburgh Fringe vets Tall Stories, out of London, performing their fantastic adventure The Snail and the Whale (recommended for ages 4 to 9). Times: 9:45 a.m. Thursday, 11:45 a.m. Friday, 10 a.m. and noon Saturday.
- Spoken-word artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain's mix of hip-hop and classical music, We Shall Not Be Moved: the Hip H'Opera Project (not recommended for ages under 12). Time: 10 a.m. Friday.
Tickets are $10 (weekday shows) and $12 (weekend). Call 215-898-3900.
The end of something For his 1963 documentary epic Le Joli Mai, director Chris Marker filmed 55 hours of random interviews on the streets of Paris, just after the end of the war in Algeria, asking his subjects to express their attitudes and feelings. What emerged is a portrait of a nation in a moment of time. The film screens at 7 p.m. at International House, 3701 Chestnut St. Tickets are $9; $7 for students. Call 215-387-5125.
Friday & Saturday
Dance of memory In her one-woman autobiographical piece Midway Avenue, the sensational dancer and choreographer Nichole Canuso looks back at growing up in 1980s Philadelphia while simultaneously deconstructing the past. She performs at FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Blvd., at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. next Sunday. Tickets are $29. Call 215-413-1318.
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 email@example.com.