Arts & Culture

This weekend, the queer-inclusive TNT show “Claws,” about the female crew of a Florida nail salon, wraps up its first season. This fabulous — and fabulously entertaining — comedy-drama concerns Desna Simms (Niecy Nash), the salon owner who tries to unhook herself from the clutches of the Dixie Mafia, who are making her launder their pill-mill money.

HOT FUNK IN THE SUMMERTIME: Nine-time Grammy-nominated out saxophonist Dave Koz (pictured) brings his “Side by Side” summer tour, featuring funk singer/bassist Larry Graham Jr. (Sly & The Family Stone), to Philly 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Dell Music Center, 2400 Strawberry Mansion Drive. For more information or tickets, call 215-685-9560.

Can you remember when hummus wasn’t everywhere?

Twenty or so years ago, back in the VCR, Walkman and mix-tape days, anyone who knew what the tasty and versatile chickpea puree was had to go on a quest to find it or, God forbid, make it themselves. Today it’s everywhere from convenience stores and bars to football games and upscale restaurants, and for a good reason. Who doesn’t like or love hummus in some way, shape or form?

 “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”                       -J.R.R. Tolkien

Fortunately, this week’s Portrait, David Ramos of Feast Your Eyes Catering, has a fine appreciation for all three. A handsome former military man who can cook is a catch — but, sorry guys, he’s taken.

Charles Busch is going to be naked.

Not literally; more like emotionally. The actor/playwright — famous for his shows and films “Psycho Beach Party” and “Die, Mommie, Die!” — often performs on screen in drag. But for his Aug. 19 cabaret show at the Rrazz Room at the Clarion Hotel in New Hope, Busch may perform out of drag. Fans will have to attend to find out. PGN chatted with Busch about his upcoming show.

Theatergoers who can’t travel to London for the National Theatre’s 25th-anniversary revival of Tony Kushner’s award-winning drama “Angels in America” are in luck: The Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., will screen broadcasts of the two-part play recorded live on successive weekends.

Out glam rocker Ricky Rebel will strut his fashionable stuff in Philly this weekend as part of the Summer Nights Tour, an annual gathering of diverse pop artists performing live in concert. Rebel, who is know for his hits “Stars” and “Boys and Sometimes Girls,” said he was drawn to the tour because it promotes a strong anti-bullying message.

Patti Harrison has been in the comedy game for the better part of the decade, but she made a sensational splash just last week when the trans comedian appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” and took on Trump for his non-trans military rule. This weekend, Harrison is on the Wonderful News bill at Good Good Comedy with Ana Fabrega (from “Portlandia”), Lorelei Ramirez (featured at “VICE”) and Amy Zimmer (a writer for The New Yorker).

OVER A DECADE OF DIVA-DOM: Philadelphia cabaret star Martha Graham Cracker, the entertaining alter ego of Dito van Reigersberg, celebrates her 12-year anniversary with a party that includes performances by Christeene and music by DJ Robert Drake 8:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at The Trocadero Theater, 1003 Arch St. For more information or tickets, call 215-922-6888.

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