Gender-fluid drag performer and visual artist, Sasha Velour, brings her first one-queen theatre tour, “Smoke & Mirrors,” blending drag, visual art and magic for an evening of fun, 8 p.m. Nov. 12 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets, call 215-790-5800.
Theater & Arts
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, Wednesdays through Nov. 20 at Good Good Comedy Theater, 215 N. 11th St.; https://goodgoodcomedy.com/womennonbinary/.
ELF: The Musical
Media Theatre Company presents the stage adaptation of the holiday comedy film, Nov. 13-Jan. 12, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100.
Golden Girls…Drag Diva Brunch
Mimi Imfurst and special guests thank you for being a friend with a themed drag show, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 9 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 comedian seen on Netflix performs 8:30 and 10 p.m. Nov. 9 at Good Good Comedy Theater, 215 N. 11th St.; https://goodgoodcomedy.com/womennonbinary/.
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 Stonewall Award-winning out author discusses his book, “How We Fight For Our Lives,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 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, through 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, through Nov. 24 at Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake, 302 S. Hicks St.; 215-563-1100.
The New Yorker staff writer and author discusses her book, “The Library Book,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-686-5322.
The iconic out singer-songwriter performs Nov. 8-9 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.
POPS Rocks Abbey Road
The Philly POPS performs the classic Beatle’s album, Nov. 8-10 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.
Rebirth Brass Band
A New Orleans-based brass band performs Nov. 8-9 at Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.; 215-627-1332.
The New Pornographers
The indie rock band performs 8:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.; 215-232-2100.
Third Eye Blind
The rock band performs 8 p.m. Nov. 9 at Xcite Center, 2999 Street Road, Bensalem; 888-588-7279.
Todrick Hall: The Haus Party Tour
The out singer performs 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-309-0150.
Taking Back Sunday
The punk band performs 8 p.m. Nov. 13 & 14 at Franklin Music Hall, 421 N. Seventh St.; 215-627-1332.
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.
Tenth Annual Philly Beauty Ball
Philadelphia’s premier amateur drag event, 8 p.m. Nov. 9 ay Voyeur Nightclub, 1221 Saint James St.; 215-735-5772.
GQ Kings Bag o' Snacks
Philly's hottest kings perform, 9 p.m. Nov. 9 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.
Celebrating Visibility: A Benefit Cabaret for HRC
Comedy duo Ruth and Estelle host a benefit cabaret in partnership with Nightcap Cabaret and Mauckingbird Theatre Company, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at L’Etage, 624 S. Sixth St.; 215-592-0656.
A night of short theater productions from Philly’s best theater-makers, Nov. 14-15 at Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735.
Get Pegged Cabaret feat. Morgan Bassichis and Girl Poop
An evening of sexy, satirical, daring, delightful, queer and dangerous performers, 10:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at Fringe Arts, 140 N. Columbus St.; 215-413-1318.
The R&B group performs 9 p.m. Nov. 8 at Ovation Hall, 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609 225-9898.
Skid Row & Great White
The rock bands perform 9 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.
Best in Show
The comedy film is screened, 4 p.m. Nov. 9 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.
The award-winning drama film is screened, 1:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.
The Depeche Mode tribute band performs 8 p.m. Nov. 15 at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 202-730-3331.
The singer performs 9 p.m. Nov. 15 at Ovation Hall, 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609 225-9898.
The sci-fi comedy film is screened, 9:45 p.m. Nov. 15 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.
American indie/folk rock group, Big Thief, featuring out singer, Adrianne Lanker, comes to Philly in support of their new album, “Two Hands,” 8:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. For more information or tickets, call 215-232-2100.