More than 400 kids from the Philly area will rock out all day at World Cafe Live at this inaugural event on two stages. Food and beverages are available for purchase, and all proceeds will benefit the music nonprofit LiveConnections, which provides music education for under-resourced schools in the area.
1 p.m. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St., $20 general admission, 215-222-1400, worldcafelive.com
The Fumo Family Library is making two vegetarian-friendly soups with seasonal vegetables, perfect for powering through the rest of winter. Soup enthusiasts should also mark their calendars for a soup swap in two weeks.
6 p.m. Fumo Family Library, 2437 S. Broad St., free, 215-685-1758, freelibrary.org
The Ethiopian American experimental R&B singer nurtured and refined her talent on a series of mixtapes and EPs before stepping to the head of the class at age 34 with last year's superb debut, Take Me Apart. — Dan DeLuca
8:30 p.m. Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St., $22.50, 215-922-1011, tlaphilly.com
This Tony Award-nominated musical tells the story of two brothers who set out to write the world's first musical, with plenty of laughter, singing, and dancing along the way.
7:30 p.m. Academy of Music; with additional performances through March 4, 240 S. Broad St., $20 to $99, 215-893-1999, kimmelcenter.org
An adaptation of the classic novel in which Pecola believes having Shirley Temple's blue eyes will lead to happiness. — John Timpane
7 p.m. Arden Theatre Company; with additional performances through April 1, 40 N. Second St., $15 to $37, 215-922-1122, ardentheatre.org
It's been more than a decade since MTV had Tom Green putting his backside on things on The Tom Green Show. Green has since evolved from shock-oriented TV presenter to a slightly less shock-oriented comedian, podcast host, and TV presenter. This most recent incarnation will be on display at Helium. — Nick Vadala
7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St., $25, 215-496-9001, philadelphia.heliumcomedy.com
Jane Austen fans will be delighted by this ballet version of Pride and Prejudice, which premiered last year in Princeton. It's as charming and witty as the novel. — Ellen Dunkel
8 p.m. Saturday, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St., $45 to $65, 215-898-3900, annenbergcenter.org