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Act II Playhouse´s "Man of La Mancha" stars Peter Schmitz as Don Quixote, Knight of the Woeful Countenance.
Act II Playhouse's "Man of La Mancha" stars Peter Schmitz as Don Quixote, Knight of the Woeful Countenance. BILL D'AGOSTINO
Act II Playhouse´s "Man of La Mancha" stars Peter Schmitz as Don Quixote, Knight of the Woeful Countenance. Gallery: Do This!

Friday

How do you like those apples?

In the program Cider, Cyder, or Cidre?, Tria wine director Michael McCaulley discusses what he considers the perfect beverage - with samples (over 21 only). The First Friday program goes on at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, 315 Chestnut St. Time: 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is free. Information: 215-925-2222 or http://www.chemheritage.org.

 

Friday-Sunday

Dreaming the impossible

Cervantes' tale of Don Quixote, the would-be knight on a deluded quest that is nonetheless honorable, became a Tony Award-winning musical in Man of La Mancha in 1965. The classic goes on at Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler. Times: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $35 and $39. Information: 215-654-0200 or http://act2.org.

 

Friday

Chamber pop

Singer-violinist-songwriter Kaoru Ishibashi, doing business as Kishi Bashi, performs sweet, cerebral, and structured gems from his dynamite new album Lighght at the Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St. Time: 9 p.m. Tickets: $17. Information: 215-922-1011 or www.tlaphilly.com.

 

Saturday

Happy anniversary

The Philadelphia Folklore Project's 27th Year Celebration honors percussionists Nana Korantema Ayeboafo and Elaine Watts, and features performances by the Liberian Women's Chorus for Change and Kulu Mele African Dance and Drum Ensemble, at the Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St. Tickets: $35. Information: 215-726-1106 or http://www.folkloreproject.org.

 

Sunday

Mr. Cool

Though he became a particular 1960s icon, Steve McQueen had a timeless aura of cool that still endures. He was never better than in the 1968 thriller Bullitt, in which he played a police detective with a no-nonsense attitude and a muscle-car Mustang. The film screens at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville. Time: 2 p.m. Tickets: $9; $7 seniors and students. Information: 610-917-1228 or thecolonialtheatre.com.

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