Diversions: July 24-30

Diversions: July 24-30

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Theater City of Nutterly Love: Funny as Bell! Philadelphia Theatre Company collaborates with legendary The Second City comedy theater to create this world-premiere revue, through July 26 at Suzanne Roberts Theater, 480 S. Broad St.; (215) 985-0420.

End Days People’s Light and Theatre Company presents an outrageous comedy about acceptance and the importance of family ties, with “guest appearances” by Jesus and Stephen Hawking, through Aug. 3, 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern; (610) 644-3500.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival presents a production of Shakespeare’s masterfully orchestrated comedy, through Aug. 2 at Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley; (610) 282-9455.

The Rock Tenor The Wilma Theatre presents a show fusing rock ’n’ roll anthems, Broadway classics, opera favorites, country rhythms and classical melodies, through Aug. 2, 265 S. Broad St.; (215) 546-7824.

The Tempest The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents William Shakespeare’s magical and mysterious romance, through Aug. 2 at the Greek Theatre on the campus of the College of St. Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road, Morris Township, N.J.; (973) 408-5600.

Music classical Verdi and Rachmaninoff The Philadelphia Orchestra performs works from the two classical music greats at 8 p.m. July 28 at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave.; (215) 893-1999.

Tchaikovsky with Fireworks The Philadelphia Orchestra blows it up classical-style at 8 p.m. July 29 at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave.; (215) 893-1999.

Ann Elise Smoot The Kimmel Center presents the acclaimed organist at 7 p.m. July 30 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Kailash Kher’s Kailasa The Kimmel Center presents the Indian singer and Bollywood star at 7:30 p.m. July 30 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Music other All Gershwin The Philadelphia Orchestra performs works from the classic composer at 8 p.m. July 24 at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave.; (215) 893-1999.

Robin Thicke The singer-songwriter performs at 8 p.m. July 24 at the House of Blues, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J.; (609) 236-2583.

Mick Taylor The former Rolling Stones guitarist performs at 8:30 p.m. July 24 at Sellersville Theatre 1894, 24 W. Temple St.; (215)-257-5808.

The Blind Boys of Alabama and Ladysmith Black Mambazo The two world-music acts perform at 8 p.m. July 25 at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave.; (215) 893-1999.

Chris Issak The singer-songwriter performs at 7:30 p.m. July 28 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; (215) 572-7650.

Jody Watley The R&B singer performs at 7:30 p.m. June 28 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

Yes and Asia The classic-rock bands perform at 8 p.m. July 28 at the Tower Theatre, 19 S. 69th St., Upper Darby; (610) 352-2887.

Neko Case The Kimmel Center presents the singer-songwriter at 8 p.m. July 29 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Gordon Lightfoot The folk singer performs at 7:30 p.m. July 29 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; (215) 572-7650.

Herbie Hancock The Philadelphia Orchestra backs the legendary songwriter at 8 p.m. July 30 at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave.; (215) 893-1999.

Exhibits The Art of Japanese Craft: 1875 to the Present The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition surveying the rich diversity of 20th-century Japanese craft, through Oct. 18, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; (215) 763-8100.

Bodies The James Oliver Gallery presents an exhibition uniting the works of Julia Day, Brooke Hine, Sky McDonagh and Dallas Shaw, through Aug. 22, 723 Chestnut St., fourth floor; (215) 923-1242.

Cadaver Corpse Space 1026 presents a corpse drawing painting, and collage show featuring over 50 artists from around the world, through July 31, 1026 Arch St.; (215) 574-7630.

Draw 4 Art Star Gallery & Boutique presents a group exhibition featuring Ryan Myers, Lisa Hurwitz, Kurt Halsey, Isaac Bushkin, Mandy Sutcliffe of Belle & Boo, Angie Mason, Ashley Goldberg, Rachel Bone and Susie Gahremani of Boy Girl Party, through July 26, 623 N. Second St.; (215) 238-1557.

Folk Art The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College presents an installation focusing on examples from Dr. David Bronstein’s collection of Pennsylvania and Northeast folk art and artifacts, through Aug. 29, 601 E. Main St., Collegeville; (610) 409-3500.

Frenz Fleisher/Ollman presents an exhibition of works selected by Will Oldham, the prolific singer-songwriter who records and performs under the moniker Bonnie Prince Billy, through the end of summer, 1616 Walnut St., Suite 100; (215) 545-7562.

Hello! Fashion: Kansai Yamamoto 1971-73 The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of the work of one of the founding fathers of Japanese contemporary fashion, through July 31, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; (215) 763-8100.

Metallic Motion AxD Gallery presents an exhibition of artwork by Nancy Schall, through Aug. 15, 265 S. 10th St.; (215) 627-6250.

A Modern Edge Part 1 Edge Gallery presents an exhibition of abstract paintings by the gallery’s stable of artists, through July 26, 72 N. Second St.; (215) 413-7072.

New Work The Clay Studio presents an exhibition of works from artist Alyssa Welch, through July 26, 137 N. Second St.; (215) 925-3453.

Outgrowths AxD Gallery presents a solo sculpture exhibition by artist Carey Netherton, through Aug. 2, 265 S. 10th St.; (215) 627-6250.

Richard Schultz: Five Decades of Design The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of works by the legendary outdoor furniture designer through Aug. 23, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; (215) 763-8100.

Shopping in Paris: French Fashion 1850-1925 The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition exploring the American experience abroad between 1850-1925, through Oct. 25, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; (215) 763-8100.

Something to Wear: Fashion in Print 1850-1925 The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition exploring the world of fashion and consumer culture through printed publications, through Sept. 7, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; (215) 763-8100.

A Taste for Modern: The Jeanne Rymer Collection of 20th-Century Chairs The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an installation of 23 chairs by the acclaimed designer, through Sept. 20, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; (215) 763-8100.

Urban Convergence Asian Arts Initiative hosts a multi-artist exhibition merging and morphing of artistic genres and culture — high art with street art, underground with pop, fine art with street culture, through Aug. 2 at 1219 Vine St.; (215) 557-0455.

What Were They Thinking: 160 Years of Bad Taste Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts presents an exhibition of styles that were the height of fashion at some point in recent history, through Nov. 8 at The Carriage House Gallery at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, N.J.; (609) 884-5404.

Opera La Boheme Amici Opera Company presents Puccini’s classic opera at 8 p.m. July 25 at Dante Hall, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City, N.J.; (609) 344-8877.

Dance The 9 Muses Music and Motion Dance Productions presents a dance production inspired by the mythology of ancient Greece at 1 p.m. July 26 at Lloyd Hall, 1 Boathouse Row; (215) 685-3936.

Film From The Terrace The 1960 drama starring Paul Newman is screened at 2 p.m. July 26 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

The Birds Bryn Mawr Film Institute presents a screening of the classic Alfred Hitchcock film July 21-22, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; (610) 527-9898.

Books Catherine Asaro The author of the sci-fi rock-star tale “Diamond Star” hosts a reading at 7 p.m. July 24 at Robin’s Books and Moonstone Arts Center, 110a S. 13th St.; (215) 735-9600.

Debra Greene The author of “Endless Energy: The Essential Guide to Energy Health” hosts a reading at 7 p.m. July 27 at Robin’s Books and Moonstone Arts Center, 110a S. 13th St.; (215) 735-9600.

Chris Hedges The author of “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle” hosts a reading at 7:30 p.m. July 28 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; (215) 686-5322.

Cabaret Peek-A-Boo Revue The naughty burlesque troupe performs 8 p.m. July 25 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

Etc. Patrice O’Neal The comedian seen on Comedy Central and HBO performs July 24-25 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; (215) 496-9001.

The Scene TLBTB Productions’ newest LGBTQ party will be in Philly from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. July 25 at Vesuvio, 736 S. Eighth St.; (215) 922-8380.

Fourth Annual Philly’s Funniest Person Contest The city’s up-and-coming comic talents battle it out for supremacy July 27-30 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; (215) 496-9001.


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