Out & About

“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.

THE ‘KEYS’ TO ATLANTIC CITY: Alternative-rock pianist Ben Folds takes a break from his trio, Ben Folds Five, and his recent gigs with various orchestras to perform solo on his “Ben Folds and a Piano” tour 9 p.m. April 21 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J. For more information or tickets, call 609-317-1000.

CLICK YOUR HEELS TOGETHER: Out singer-songwriter, choreographer and “American Idol” alum Todrick Hall is hitting the road to promote his “Straight Outta Oz” album and is whirling through town 8 p.m. April 17 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St. For more information or tickets, call 215-625-3681.

BURLESQUE BONANZA: More than 50 burlesque artists share the stage and their art for a four-day festival through April 9 at both Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St., and Plays & Players, 1714 Delancey Place. The annual festival will also celebrate the debut of the Sparkle Market from noon-6 p.m. April 9 at Irish Põl, 114 Market St., a showcase of local artists and small businesses. For more information, visit www.phlburlesquefest.eventbrite.com.

BUCKLE UP AND CHUCKLE UP: Comedian and “America’s Got Talent” finalist Julia Scotti headlines a comedy show to benefit Philly AIDS Thrift featuring James Bradford, Betty Smithsonian and more 7 p.m. April 6 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St. For more information or tickets, call 215-964-9675 or visit comedyforacause.org.

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