Out & About: Sept. 20-26, 2019

Out & About: Sept. 20-26, 2019

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PAGE TURNER: Gabby Rivera, out author of the queer coming of age tale, “Juliet Takes a Breath,” creator of the comic series “AMERICA” and first Latina to write for Marvel comics, hosts a live Q&A, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St. For more information, call 215-686-5322.

Theater & Arts

Billy Bragg
The rock musician and activist talks about his book, “Three Dimensions of Freedom,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-686-5322. 

Hamilton
The smash-hit blockbuster musical makes its Philly debut, through Nov. 17 at Kimmel’s Forrest Theatre, 1114 Walnut St. St.; 215- 923-1515.

Herbert Ferber: Form into Space
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition featuring sculptures and related drawings that Herbert Ferber (1906-91) created during the 1950s — the artist’s most creative period, through Jan. 5, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

Hiker Trash
A book release and art exhibition by Sarah Kaizar, Sept. 27-Oct. 19 at Paradigm Gallery, 746 S. Fourth St.; 267-266-0073.

Horace Pippin: From War to Peace
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of paintings highlighting Pippin’s pursuit of a range of themes, from racial violence and the alienation of war to the serene beauty of his home in Chester County, Pennsylvania, through Oct., 2, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

John Kerry
The former presidential nominee and Secretary of State speaks, 8 p.m. Sept. 23 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

Mimi Imfurst Presents Drag Diva Brunch
Mimi Imfurst and special guests perform 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 21 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.

9 to 5: The Musical
Theatre Non-Conforming presents the stage adaptation of the classic workplace comedy, through Sept. 29 at Centre Theater, 208 Dekalb St., Norristown; 267-789-9249.

#QueerLifePHL
William Way LGBT Community Center hosts an exhibition exploring how we use our phones as a tool to record and communicate our stories and how, by sharing, we create a sense of identity, expression and, ultimately, an act of resistance by refusing to be erased, through Oct. 25, 1315 Spruce St; 215-732-2220

The Roommate
1812 Productions presents the comedy about two women in the ’50s sharing a house in Iowa and in need for a fresh start, Sept. 26-Oct. 20 at Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place; 215-592-9560.

Ta-Nehisi Coates
The activist and author of “The Water Dancer” hosts a discussion at 8 p.m. Sept. 25 at Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce St.; 215-898-5552.

Un Poyo Rojo
Fringe Fest presents the charismatic Argentinian duo Un Poyo Rojo who explore the range of possible relationships among men, through Sept. 21 at Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St.; 215-413-1318.

Young Frankenstein: The Musical
Walnut Street Theatre presents the stage adaptation of Mel Brook’s classic comedy, through Oct. 20, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.

Music

Adam Ant
The new wave rock musician performs, 8 p.m. Sept. 20 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

Big Wreck
The rock band performs 8 p.m. Sept. 20 at The Foundry, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-309-0150.

Tycho
The electronic artist performs 8:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Franklin Music Hall, 421 N. Seventh St.; 215-627-1332. 

Massive Attack
The trip-hop group performs, 9 p.m. Sept. 20 at The Met, 858 N. Broad St.; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Rancid with Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies and The English Beat
The punk rock bands perform, 4 p.m. Sept. 22 at Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave.; 215-546-7900.

King Crimson
The classic prog-rock band performs, 8 p.m. Sept. 23 at The Met, 858 N. Broad St.; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A Night with Janis Joplin
A celebration of the music of the iconic singer, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

Bad Religion
The punk rock band performs 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-309-0150.

Tyler the Creator
The rapper and producer performs, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave.; 215-546-7900.

Alter Bridge & Skillet
The hard rock bands perform, 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at The Met, 858 N. Broad St.; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Leslie Stevens
The indie-folk/pop singer-songwriter performs 8 p.m. Sept. 25 at World café Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

K.Flay
The singer and rapper performs 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at TLA, 334 South St.; 215-922-1011.

POPS Goes to Hollywood: From Raiders to Gotham
The Philly POPS performs the soundtrack scores to blockbuster action and adventure films, Sept. 27-29 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

Nightlife

LGBTQ Multigenerational Dance Party
William Way LGBT Community Center hosts a dance party featuring music from the ’50s to today, 7-10 p.m. Sept. 21, 1315 Spruce St.; 215-732-2220.

Mischief Managed: A Harry Potter burlesque show
A wizard fantasy-themed burlesque show, 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735. 

Amateur Drag Attack: Love & Hate Edition
Amateur drag performers get emotional and compete, 9 p.m. Sept. 22 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.

Spice Up Your Life!
A Spice Girls-themed drag tribute show, 8 p.m. Sept. 25 at Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735. 

The Rainbow Connection
Mimi Imfurst hosts a Muppets-themed drag tribute show, 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735. 

Amateur Drag Attack: September Edition
Amateur drag artists end the month with a bang, 9 p.m. Sept. 27 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.

Outta Town

Rock ‘n’ Roll High School
The classic rebellious comedy celebrates its 40th anniversary with a screening 9:45 p.m. Sept. 20 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.

Clutch
The acclaimed rock band performs 8 p.m. Sept. 22 at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 202-730-3331. 

Grungefest
The tribute band performs the music of Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Hole and more, 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 202-730-3331. 

Fanci by Design presents #ImSoFancy Drag Show
Fanci DisMount Stratton and her girls perform 9 p.m. Sept. 27 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228. 

 

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TOASTING THE TREASURE TROVE: Philly AIDS Thrift is celebrating its 14th  Anniversary with a block party featuring food trucks, carnival games, music from DJ Robert Drake, a performance by Squidling Brothers and a special appearance by Unidos da Filadelfia, noon-6 p.m. Sept. 21, 710 S. Fifth St. For more information, call 215-922-3186.

 


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