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Posted: November 14, 2011

TAKE YOUNGMAN (PLEASE!)

Think of Jayson Musson as the Sacha Baron Cohen of the art world and Hennessy Youngman as an art critic Ali G (see youtube.com/user/Youngman). "The Grand Manner," Musson's exhibit at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts through Feb. 5, features Youngman's criticism of their great works via cellphone tour. Youngman will do one of his typically hysterical presentations at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at PAFA, 128 N. Broad St. It's free. 215-972-7600, pafa.org.

OTHERWORLDLY DANCE

Chunky Move's riveting, 60-minute work "Connected" launches Dance Celebration's 29th season, "Out of this World." Performances 7:30 p.m. Thursday and through the weekend. Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St., $20-$50, 215-898-3900, AnnenbergCenter.org.

MUCHO MUSIC

Expect torchy, Sade-like vocals and catchy "downtown" grooves from Meshell Ndegeocello. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 7:30 tonight, $42-$52, 215-222-1400, worldcafelive.com.

* Brit-spawned, Philly-based John Wesley Harding returns with members of the Decemberists, R.E.M. and Minus Five in tow. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St., 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, $19-$39.

* The haunted psychedelic waltzes of Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter (with former Whiskeytown guitarist Phil Wandscher) move the time-machine settings back to San Francisco, circa '69. North Star, 27th and Poplar streets, 8 p.m. Wednesday, $13/$15, 215-787-0488, www.northstarbar.com.

* Hear exotic grooves, plinkety tones and bluesy, incantational vocals from Tinariwen, the nomadic tribesmen from Mali. Trocadero, 10th and Arch streets, 8 p.m. Wednesday, $23.50/$25, 215-922-6999, www.thetroc.com.

- Daily News staff

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