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7Days: Regional arts and entertainment, by Michael Harrington

MM2 Modern Dance Company will perform "Breath" Wednesday at the Michener Art Museum. (Bill Hebert)
MM2 Modern Dance Company will perform "Breath" Wednesday at the Michener Art Museum. (Bill Hebert)
MM2 Modern Dance Company will perform "Breath" Wednesday at the Michener Art Museum. (Bill Hebert) Gallery: 7Days: Regional arts and entertainment, by Michael Harrington


Casino concerto Conductor Jed Gaylin leads the Bay-Atlantic Symphony in Brahms' Violin Concerto in D major with soloist Amy Beth Horman , plus works by Verdi, Borodin, and Sibelius at 5 p.m. at the Borgata's Music Box Theater, Huron Avenue and Borgata Way, Atlantic City. Tickets are $25. Call 1-866-900-4849.

Playing in the band Former Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir was due in town Sept. 6, but he abruptly cancelled his tour Tuesday. For now, fans will have to make do with Mike Fleiss' 2014 documentary, The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir, using archival footage, performances, and extensive interviews to chronicle the life of a guy who didn't miss much of the 1960s, from Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters to Haight-Ashbury to the endless tours of the world's greatest jam band he helped found. The film screens at 7:30 p.m. at the Trocadero, 10th and Arch Streets. Tickets are $12.

Call 215-922-6888.


Animal sounds Soulful country singer Brett Eldredge plays a benefit concert at 7 p.m. at the Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Ave. Tickets are $55. Call 215-243-1100.


Tell us a story The famed open-mic storytelling competition arrives here with the Philadelphia Moth StorySLAM, in which competitors weave a five-minute yarn on a theme and advance or depart on the whim of judges selected from the audience. The stories start at 7:30 p.m. at World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St. Tickets are $8. Call 215-222-1400.


Dance art The intrepid MM2 Modern Dance Company performs its distinctive work "Breath" at 7 p.m. at the Michener Art Museum,

138 S. Pine St., Doylestown. Tickets are $18; $17 seniors; $16 students; $8 ages 6 to 18; under 6 free (includes museum admission).

Call 215-340-9800.

King's rules Polish director Jerzy Kawalerowicz's 1966 epic, Pharoah, presents the life of Ramses XIII as a stylized study of the clash between idealism and pragmatic power while eschewing many of the genre's conventions. A restored version of the Oscar-nominated film screens at 7 p.m. at International House, 3701 Chestnut St. Tickets are $9; $7 students.

Call 215-387-5125.


Jazz time Singer Al Jarreau and saxophonist David Sanborn play at 8 p.m. at the Dell Music Center, Ridge Avenue and Huntingdon Street. Tickets are $25 to $65. Call 215-685-9560.

Friday & Saturday

Smart pop Cerebral indie-rockers Bishop Allen play textured, downbeat-but-fun tunes from their dynamite new album, Lights Out, at Johnny Brenda's, 1201 Frankford Ave., at 9:15 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $12. Call 215-739-9684.

Peek at the Fringe Get an early start on the Fringe Festival with Skowmon Hastanan's Borneo Odyssey, a multimedia theatrical production inspired by an 1896 expedition to gather specimens for the University of Pennsylvania. The reinterpretation of Hiram M. Hiller's Brief Report of a Journey up the Rejang River in Borneo mixes digital footage with Alfred C. Harrison's original glass-lantern slide photos as the adventures of explorer William H. Furness with Hiller and Harrison are narrated by a talking orangutan (Furness kept chimpanzees and orangutans at his home in Wallingford, and experimented with teaching them basic human speech). The show goes on at the Penn Museum's Harrison Auditorium, 3260 South St., at 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Call 215-898-4000.

On stage Broadway star Christine Andreas headlines the concert show What We Do with local performers Ann Crumb, Nicholas Saverine, John Smitherman, and Patrick Ludt at the Media Theatre, 104 E. State St., Media, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25. Call 610-891-0100.


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

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