Out & About: March 3-9

Out & About: March 3-9

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CANNONBALLING IN SWAN LAKE: Ballet enthusiast and novices alike will delight in the gracefully comedic dance styles of Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo, a troupe of men in tutus doing send-ups of classical ballet numbers with hilarious results, March 8-12 at Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut St. For more information or tickets, call 215-569-9700.

Theater & Arts

American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition exploring watercolor painting’s remarkable rise in the United States between 1860-1925 through May 14, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

Cirque du Soleil: Toruk — The First Flight

The Cirque show based on the hit sci-fi film “Avatar” comes to Philadelphia March 8-12 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.

 

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel about a 15-year-old with an extraordinary brain who is suspected of killing his neighbor’s dog, through March 5 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

 

The Gift

Walnut Street Theatre presents the story behind the making of a great novel through March 19 at Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.

 

Jitish Kallat: Covering Letter

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an immersive installation and video projection by Mumbai-based artist Kallat, presenting a historical letter by Mahatma Gandhi to Adolf Hitler written just weeks before the start of World War II through March 5, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

Laughter On the 23rd Floor

Walnut Street Theatre presents the Neil Simon play that gives the audience a peek into the writer’s room of a hit 1950s television show through March 5, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.

 

Le Corsaire

The Pennsylvania Ballet performs a lighthearted production about a swashbuckling pirate in search of treasure who becomes enamored with a slave girl March 9-19 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

 

Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo

A comedic dance performance featuring men un tutus doing send-ups of classical ballet numbers, March 8-12 at Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.; 215-569-9700.

 

Paul Mercurio

The comedian seen on “The Daily Show” performs March 3-4 at The Punchline Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.

 

Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie

The Barnes Foundation presents an exhibition featuring works by 40 international artists making provocative spectacles of themselves through May 22, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; 215-278-7000.

 

Portrait of Jason

A screening of the groundbreaking film in which Jason Holliday is given the entire screen for an hour and 45 minutes, during which time he makes a candid self-revelation, 7-9 p.m. March 3 at The African American Museum of Philadelphia, 701 Arch St.; 215-574-0380.

 

Shitheads

Azuka Theatre presents the story of a down-and-out bike shop in lower Manhattan, where the new manager has to get creative in order to save the shop he loves, through March 12 at Proscenium Theatre at The Drake, 302 S. Hicks St.; 215-563-1100.

 

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THE ‘RICH’ IS BACK: Comedic cabaret entertainer Miss Richfield 1981 is busting out of the cold confines of suburban Minnesota once again to entertain Philadelphia with her new show, “2020 Vision: A Survival Guide to the New World,” March 10-11 at Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St. For more information or tickets, call 215-922-1695.

Music

The Flaming Lips

The alt-rock band performs 8:30 p.m. March 4 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-625-3681.

 

Los Lobos

The rock band performs 5 and 8 p.m. March 5 at Sellersville Theater 1894, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808.

 

Mike Doughty

The alt-rock singer performs 8 p.m. March 5 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

 

 

Summer Club Presents Ladies Night

An all-female ensemble of musicians, featuring both Philly and Broadway stars, performs big-band and swing standards 8 p.m. March 6 at Venice Island Performing Arts Center, 7 Lock St.; www.summerclubshows.com.

 

Nightlife

Purim Party! with The Schlep Sisters and DJ Robert Drake

An evening of music and entertainment provided by special guests The Schlep Sisters, New York’s Jewish ladies of burlesque, with an ’80s dance party spun by award-winning DJ Robert Drake, 7-9 p.m. March 9 at The Gershman Y. 401 S. Broad St.; 215-545-4400.

 

DIVAS: A Drag Cabaret

Stella D’Oro hosts a special performance featuring PGMC members and special guests honoring divas old and young, 7-10 p.m. March 4 at William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.; 215-732-2220.

 

Beth & Ralph’s Porn Stash

Local gay comedians Beth Eisenberg and Ralph Andracchio watch porn clips and have conversations with a panel of guests of all shapes and sizes 10:30 p.m. March 4 at Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom St.; 267-233-1556.

 

Miss Amateur L’Etage

Vanessa Sterling hosts as 10 amateur queens compete to win a prize 8-10 p.m. March 5 at L’Etage, 624 S. Sixth St.; 215-592-0656.

 

Miss Richfield 1981: 2020 Vision

The comedy queen of Minnesota returns with her new show 8 p.m. March 10 at Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St.; 215-922-1695.

 

Outta Town

Critters

The sci-fi film is screened 9 p.m. March 3 at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.

 

Mrs. Doubtfire

The comedy about an actor who poses as an old nanny to keep tabs on his ex-wife and kids is screened 2 p.m. March 4 at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.

 

Lewis Black

The comedian performs 9 p.m. March 10-11 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.


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