Events Calendar: Nov. 1-7, 2019

Events Calendar: Nov. 1-7, 2019

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ON & ON IN PHILLY: Neo-soul singer and style innovator Erykah Badu brings her hypnotic live show to Philly when she performs 8 p.m. Nov. 5 at The Met, 858 N. Broad St. For more information or tickets, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Theater & Arts                                      

 

Behind the Bookcase: Queer Herman Melville

The Rosenbach explores the author’s nuanced portrayals of sexuality and their resonances with the politics of gender and sexuality in the 21st century, 3-4 p.m. Nov. 1, 2008 Delancey Place; 215-732-1600.

 

Black Violin: Impossible Tour

The musical duo combining classical and hip-hop music performs 8 p.m. Nov. 8 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

 

CLASS Women & Non-Binary Writing

Learn comedy writing and collaboration skills in a comfortable, encouraging space, Wednesday, Oct. 16-Nov. 20 at Good Good Comedy Theater, 215 N. 11th St.; https://goodgoodcomedy.com/womennonbinary/.

 

Come As You Are: Sublime Movement Workshop with Stanley Glover at Ballet

All experience levels are invited to this special introduction to the foundations of Vogue as a dance art form, 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at BalletX Center for World Premiere Choreography, 1923 Washington Ave; 215-561-8888.

 

Come From Away

The award-winning musical based on the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them, through Nov. 3 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

 

Grease Is The Word…Drag Diva Brunch

Mimi Imfurst and special guests perform a “Grease” themed drag show, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 2 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.

 

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.

 

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.

 

The New Negroes

A comedy duo seen on Comedy Central performs, 8 p.m. Nov. 7 at Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.; 215-627-1332.

 

Sally Field

The acclaimed actress discusses her new book, “In Pieces,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-686-5322.

 

Shrek: The Musical

Walnut Street Theatre presents the stage adaptation of the hit animated film about an ogre on a quest to rescue a princess, Nov. 5-Jan. 5, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.

 

A Small Fire

Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth stars in the play about a woman who mysteriously starts losing her senses, through Nov. 10 at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420.

 

Sunset Baby

Azuka Theatre presents a drama about the reunion of a former Black revolutionary and political prisoner with his estranged daughter, Nov. 6-24 at Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake, 302 S. Hicks St.; 215-563-1100.

 

Music                                                          

 

Bob Segar & The Silver Bullet Band

The classic rock band performs 8 p.m. Nov. 1 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.

 

Michael Franti & Spearhead

The reggae/folk/rock group performs 8 p.m. Nov. 1 at Franklin Music Hall, 421 N. Seventh St.; 215-627-1332.

 

X Ambassadors

The indie alt-rock group performs 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at Franklin Music Hall, 421 N. Seventh St.; 215-627-1332.

 

ABBA vs. Fleetwood Mac

A DJ night dedicated to the feel-good music of the 1970s, 10 p.m. Nov. 2 at Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.; 215-627-1332.

 

Fleetwood Mac

The classic rock band performs 8 p.m. Nov. 3 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.

 

Roseanne Cash

The country star performs 8 p.m. Nov. 3 at The Met, 858 N. Broad St.; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

King Princess

The out singer performs 8 p.m. Nov. 4 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-309-0150.

 

Brendan James

The out singer-songwriter performs 8 p.m. Nov. 6 at World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

 

Steely Dan

The classic rock band performs Nov. 6-9 at The Met, 858 N. Broad St.; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

The New Pornographers

The indie rock band performs 8:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.; 215-232-2100.

 

Nightlife                                                       

 

Cirque Noir

An aerials/burlesque sideshow hosted by Lady Vroom Vroom, 8 p.m. Nov. 3 at Frank Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735.

 

November Scratch Night

Talented artists perform new material from shows in progress, 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at Fringe Arts, 140 N. Columbus Blvd.; 215-413-1318.

 

World Music & Dance

A musical tribute to the Middle East Restaurant, 8 p.m. Nov. 7 at Frank Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735.

 

Gender Blender

A trans and nonbinary inclusive dance party, 9 p.m. Nov. 7 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.

 

The Wig Ball

Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus presents its first annual dance party and wig competition, 9 p.m. Nov. 8 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.

 

Outta Town                                              

 

Smokey Robinson

The legendary Motown R&B singer/songwriter performs 9 p.m. Nov. 1 at Ovation Hall, 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609 225-9898.

 

Ruben Studdard Sings Luther Vandross

The R&B singer and “American Idol” alum performs 9 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

 

Sleepy Hollow

The horror film is screened, 9:45 p.m. Nov. 1 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.

 

Larry The Cable Guy

The comedian performs 8 p.m. Nov. 2 at Ovation Hall, 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609 225-9898.

 

Flower Parade

Saul Lyons Gallery presents an exhibition of work by Susan Ottaviano focused on colorful flora, through Nov. 2, 39 Bridge St., New Hope; www.saullyons.com.

 

The O’Jays

The R&B group performs 9 p.m. Nov. 8 at Ovation Hall, 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609 225-9898.

 

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PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM 2019:  The Rocket Man orbits Philadelphia one more time on his farewell tour. Out rock icon, Elton John, proves once again that Saturday night (and Friday too) is alright for fighting when he performs Nov. 8-9 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets, call 215-389-9543.


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