Out & About

WE CAN GO FOR THAT: The Hoagie Nation Festival celebrates the Philly food staple with a concert featuring Hall & Oates, Tears for Fears, G. Love & Special Sauce and more, kicking off 2 p.m. May 27 at Festival Pier, 601 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd. For more information or tickets, call 215-922-1011.

WE LOVE THE ’80S: Retro new-wave super group Dreamcar, which features everybody from No Doubt who isn’t Gwen Stefani and the singer from goth/punk rockers AFI, gets its neon-lit groove on 8 p.m. May 22 at TLA, 334 South St. For more information or tickets, call 215-922-1011.

PULLING SOME STRINGS: Out string quartet Well-Strung, known far and wide for putting its own classical-tinged stamp on pop songs, is coming to town, with Thorgy Thor from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” opening the show, 8 p.m. May 13 at TLA, 334 South St. For more information or tickets, call 215-922-1011.

INTO THE GROOVE: Out singer-songwriter and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello brings her unique blend of neo-soul, funk, rock and R&B music to Philly 8 p.m. May 6 at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St. For more information or tickets, call 215-898-3900.

“TROUBLE” MAKER: Gay screenwriter, director and pop-culture icon John Waters — who was behind such classics as “Pink Flamingos” and “Hairspray” — hosts a live Q&A about his latest book, “Make Trouble,” 7:30 p.m. April 29 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St. For more information, call 215-567-4341.

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