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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The classic rock band performs 8 p.m. Nov. 3 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.
The out singer performs 8 p.m. Nov. 4 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-309-0150.
The out singer-songwriter performs 8 p.m. Nov. 6 at World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.
The New Pornographers
The indie rock band performs 8:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.; 215-232-2100.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 R&B group performs 9 p.m. Nov. 8 at Ovation Hall, 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609 225-9898.
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.