Arts

Grace Jones, the androgynous singer/songwriter, supermodel, actress and iconic queer icon, is the subject of the Sophie Fiennes documentary, “Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami” opening at the Landmark Ritz at the Bourse May 4.

International drag performer and entertainer Varla Jean Mermen will bring female empowerment to Philadelphia in a new comedic cabaret show.

“Wonder Merman” pays tribute to women, both real and fictional, who have inspired the iconic performer.

 Few interpretive theater singers and players have the integrity and innovative wiles of Mark Nadler.

Along with juggling the pioneering tradition and often-coded lyricism of the greats, the pianist and vocalist finds modern twists and elegant nuance in every song he performs. Don’t believe me? See Nadler at Dino’s Backstage April 27-28 (as a music historian, he’s unparalleled, plus he does a mean Jimmy Durante impression).

On May 3, as part of a Mexican Week celebration, Lightbox Film Center is hosting an outstanding program of short films featuring sexual diversity. The eight films, which consist of live-action, animation and documentary shorts by, for and about LGBTQ Mexicans, will screen at 7 p.m., followed by a panel discussion, a Q&A and a Cinco de Mayo celebration.

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