Theater & Arts
The writer and comedian (“Seek Treatment”) performs 8:30 and 10 p.m., Oct. 12 at Good Good Comedy Theatre, 215 N. 11th St.; 215-399-1279.
The Philadelphia Orchestra performs music by Tan Dun and John Adams, as well as works celebrating Chinese musical culture, 8 p.m. Oct. 12 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.
Pennsylvania Ballet performs one of the most popular ballets of all time, through Oct. 20 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.
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.
Matilda: The Musical
Media Theatre Company presents the Tony Award-winning musical based on the beloved literary character created by Roald Dahl, through Oct. 27, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100.
Michael Ian Black
The comedian seen on “The State” performs through Oct. 12 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.
Mimi Imfurst Presents Drag Diva Brunch
Mimi Imfurst and special guests perform 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 12 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.
The Most Revolutionary: LGBTQ Politics and the Radical Left, 1969-1999
William Way Community Center presents an exhibit telling the hidden history of LGBTQ politics and the radical left in the three decades following Stonewall, through Dec. 27, 1315 Spruce St.; 215-732-2220.
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
1812 Productions presents the comedy about two women in the ’50s sharing a house in Iowa and in need of a fresh start, through Oct. 20 at Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place; 215-592-9560.
The comedian on “The Late Show” and Comedy Central records her live comedy album, 8:30 and 10 p.m., Oct. 11 at Good Good Comedy Theatre, 215 N. 11th St.; 215-399-1279.
Serena J. Bishop
The author of “Dreams” hosts a reading, 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; 215-923-2960.
The former national security advisor talks her new book “Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-686-5322.
Yannick and Mahler
The Philadelphia Orchestra performs, Oct. 17-19 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.
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.
The alternative rock band performs, 9 p.m. Oct. 12 at Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.; 215-627-1332.
The Black Keys
The rock band performs 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.
Greta Van Fleet
The singer-songwriter performs 8 p.m. Oct. 17 at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.; 215-232-2100.
!!! (Chk Chk Chk)
The dance/punk band performs, 9 p.m. Oct. 18 at Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.; 215-627-1332.
Philly Drag Wars returns with a special Halloween edition, 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Voyeur, 1221 Saint James St.; 215-735-5772.
Mr. Philadelphia hosts an Outfest underwear dance party fundraiser, 10 p.m. Oct. 11 at The Bike Stop, 206 S. Quince St.; 215-627-1662.
Philly’s biggest, queerest monthly dance party, 8 p.m. Oct. 12 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.
Melangerie: An All QPOC Show
Essa Terick, Foxworth Vorn, Leila Estrella, Arayna AKA Pyxilation Ray and Renaissance Noir perform, 8 p.m. Oct. 16 at Frank Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735.
Harry Potter and the Night of Drag
Drag performers wave their magic wands, 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.
Black Girl Magic
A drag show featuring local black performers, 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at Voyeur, 1221 Saint James St.; 215-735-5772.
Found Footage Festival
Hosts Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Late Show with David Letterman) take audiences on a guided tour of their all-time favorite VHS finds, 8 p.m. Oct. 11 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.
The comedian seen on “The Daily Show” performs Oct. 11-12 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.
The comedian seen on Chelsea Lately performs Oct. 17-18 at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 202-730-3331.
Roy Wood Jr.
The comedian seen on “The Daily Show” performs 9 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.
Saul Lyons Gallery presents an exhibition for works by Susan Ottaviano focused on colorful flora, through Nov. 2, 39 Bridge St., New Hope; www.saullyons.com.
Stars of American Ballet brings together the best of the dance form for the ensemble’s Philadelphia debut, Oct. 18-19 at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St. For more information or tickets, call 215-898-3900.