What to see at the Fringe Festival Friday night:

  • 8 p.m.: Ghost Rings. A deeply felt concept-drama and pop concert about childhood and love by the association/rock band known as Half Straddle. Fanciful pantomime animals help the band through a song cycle about closeness, loss, and healing. Part of the Fringe's curated lineup. Friday and Saturday only, so go! Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St. 65 minutes. $29; $20.30 members, $15 students.
    • 10 p.m.: The Omega Transport Video Club. Getting a lot of buzz. Call it "assisted watching of super-strange movies." Experience one of four spectacularly eccentric films, followed by an address from Doctor Ray Cathode. A prize with every ticket! The Art Church of West Philadelphia, 5219 Webster St. Various times on Friday and Saturday and Sept. 14-16, and 21-23. 120 minutes. $10.

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