Extreme outdoor adventure reaches new heights at the 35th Annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, screening March 4-5 at Immaculata University. Fifty finalists (including Last Paradise, shown here) were selected out of 257 entries from 32 countries. From there, the international jury was faced with a monumental challenge: to pick the 11 best films (plus two special jury mentions) in categories like Exploration and Adventure, Mountain Sports, and Creative Excellence. But the jury’s tough task doesn’t compare to what happened in front of—and behind—the cameras for these amateur and pro filmmakers and their subjects. 7:30 p.m. $15.99-$18. Alumnae Hall, 1145 King Road, Immaculata. Call (877) 822-7673 or visit philarockgym.com. —Shannon Hallamyer
Continuing the tradition begun by Betsy Wyeth in 1949, Chadds Ford Elementary School is hosting its 62nd Annual Art Sale & Show March 25-26. It features works from more than 70 regional professional artists—notably West Chester’s Richard Bollinger, this year’s featured talent (whose work is shown here). And be sure to check out donating artist John Hannafin’s collection. Also from West Chester, Hannafin traveled 10,000-plus miles, creating the landscapes in his book, Art Across America. Meet the artists at a free reception at 7 p.m. on March 25. 3 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford. Call (610) 388-1112 or visit cfes.ucfsd.org. —Emily Riley
Calling all pinball wizards: The Who’s Tommy: The Musical debuts at the Media Theatre on March 30. In the onstage adaptation of Who guitarist Pete Townshend’s rock masterpiece, child abuse, murder, illness and more threaten to derail Tommy, a catatonic protagonist who discovers he has quite a knack for a certain arcade game that’s his ticket to superstardom and cult adoration. It’s hardly your typical rags-to-riches success tale, but with multiple Tony awards to its credit and a powerful soundtrack, Tommy truly rocks. $27-$49. 104 E. State St., Media. Call (610) 891-0100 or visit mediatheatre.org. —E.R.