Events Calendar: Jan. 17-23, 2020

Events Calendar: Jan. 17-23, 2020

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A MUSICAL TRIBUTE: Inspired by the words and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “We Shall Overcome” is a celebration of his legacy featuring a repertoire from across the African American music traditions weaving spoken word from King’s speeches with a musical lineage of gospel, jazz, classical and Broadway, 8 p.m. Jan. 17 at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St. For more information or tickets call 215-898-3900.

Theater & Arts

Crossing Borders: Painting in the Crown of Aragon, 1400–1500

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition exploring a vast Mediterranean region encompassing much of present-day Spain and Italy, through Feb. 23, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

Designs for Different Futures

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition exploring visionary and sometimes controversial designs that promise to transform how we live, eat, heal, travel and even love, in any number of possible futures, through March 8, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

Diego Rivera: Frescoes

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of murals the revered Mexican artist created in New York for display in an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1931, through spring, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

Drag Diva Brunch: It’s Britney Brunch

Mimi Imfurst and special guests perform a tribute to Britney Spears, noon Jan. 18 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.

 

A Gay Old Time

A showcase of LGBTQ+ comedians, 8 p.m. Jan. 22 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.

 

Kōgei: Art Craft Japan

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition celebrating Japanese kōgei — one-of-a-kind, handcrafted objects made with traditional techniques and natural materials, through summer 2020, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

Marisa Merz

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of sculptures and drawings celebrating the life and legacy of the pioneering Italian artist, through summer, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

Off The Wall: American Art to Wear

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of works by mixed-media artists exploring nontraditional materials and methods to create adventurous, deeply imaginative works, through May 17, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

Paul Taylor Dance Company

Dance Affiliates presents the acclaimed contemporary dance company, Jan. 24-25 at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900.

 

Riverdance

Broadway Philadelphia presents the blockbuster musical, Jan. 21-26 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

 

Shit Arcade

Comedians roast bad arcade games at 8: 30 p.m. Jan. 24 at Good Good Comedy Theater, 215 N. 11th St.; https://goodgoodcomedy.com.

 

Todd Glass

The out comedian seen on “The Daily Show” performs through Jan. 19 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.

 

A Woman of No Importance

Walnut Street Theatre presents Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy of errors, Jan. 14-March 1, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.

 

 

Music

The Man in Black

The Johnny Cash tribute band performs 8 p.m. Jan. 17 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

 

The Motels, Bow Wow Wow and When in Rome

The ’80s new wave groups perform at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at TLA, 334 South St.; 215-922-1011.

 

Cracker

The rock band performs 8 p.m. Jan. 17 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

 

Snoop Dogg

The rapper performs 8 p.m. Jan. 18 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-625-3681.

 

Deadmau5

The electro-dance producer performs Jan. 23-24 at The Met, 858 N. Broad St.; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Motionless in White and Beartooth

The hard rock bands perform at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-625-3681.

 

 

Nightlife

Daddy & Friends

The boylesque show celebrates its third anniversary, 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at L’Etage, 624 S. Sixth St.; 215-592-0656.

 

DISCOHAÜS

The retro dance-club kid party lights up with Paula Deen-White, Thurston Trapp, Onyx Ondyx and more, 9 p.m. Jan. 17 at Tabu, 254 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.

 

Ultimate ’80s Prom

The ’80s tribute event kicks off, 8 p.m. Jan. 18 at World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

 

The Thighs of Skywalker

A Star Wars-themed burlesque show, 8 p.m. Jan. 19 at Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735.

 

Launchpad Burlesque

New burlesque performers get their start, 9 p.m. Jan. 23 at Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735.

 

Gender Reveal Party

A leather-fetish party for trans and gender-nonconforming people, 10 p.m. Jan. 24 at The Bike Stop, 206 S. Quince St.; 215-627-1662.

 

 

Outta Town

Slipkid Ft. Gary Cherone (Of Extreme): A Celebration Of The Who

The Who tribute band performs 8 p.m. Jan. 17 at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 202-730-3331. 

 

The Stranger

The Billy Joel tribute band performs 8 p.m. Jan. 17 at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 202-730-3331. 

 

Rob Thomas

The Matchbox 20 singer performs 9 p.m. Jan. 17-18 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

 

Coolio and Tone Loc

The rappers perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 18 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.

 

The Motels, Bow Wow Wow and When in Rome

The new wave bands perform 9 p.m. Jan. 18 at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 202-730-3331. 

 

Ray On My Mind

The music of Ray Charles is celebrated at 8 p.m. Jan. 19 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.

 

Artie Lange

The comedian performs 8 p.m. Jan. 24 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.

 

Fanci By Design presents I’m So Fanci Fridays Drag Show

Fanci DisMount Stratton and her girls perform their drag show, 9 p.m. Jan. 24 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.

 

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CRASH AND LEARN: January is jumping when the Kimmel Center presents Collision of Rhythm, a high-energy duo comprised of musical virtuoso, Aaron Williams, and accomplished performer and keynote speaker, Bronkar, in a show featuring a wide range of instruments and unique elements of tap-dancing and bounce juggling, 9 p.m. Jan. 23 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 300 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets call 215-893-1999.


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