HA-HA IN HEELS: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum and comedian Bob the Drag Queen brings the jokes to Philadelphia 7 p.m. March 12 at The Punchline Philly, 33 E. Laurel St. For more information or tickets, call 215-606-6555.
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.
The author of “Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism” hosts a reading 7:30 p.m. March 13 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-567-4341.
The actor, comedian and author of “Cheech Is Not My Real Name … But Don’t Call Me Chong” hosts a reading 7:30 p.m. March 16 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-567-4341.
The comedian formerly on “Saturday Night Live” performs March 16-18 at The Punchline Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.
Cirque du Soleil: Toruk — The First Flight
The Cirque show based on the hit sci-fi film “Avatar” is performed through March 12 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.
The musical based on the hit film about the competitive world of marching bands runs through March 10 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.
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.
The Importance of Being Earnest
Walnut Street Theatre presents the classic Oscar Wilde play March 14-April 30, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.
The Philadelphia Orchestra performs with the iconic violinist March 15-16 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.
The lexicographer for the Merriam-Webster Dictionary discusses the subtleties of the English language in the venerable volume’s popular “Ask the Editor” video series 7:30 p.m. March 14 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-567-4341.
The Pennsylvania Ballet performs a lighthearted production about a swashbuckling pirate in search of treasure who becomes enamored with a slave girl through March 19 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.
Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo
A comedy-dance performance featuring men in tutus doing send-ups of classical ballet numbers, through March 12 at Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.; 215-569-9700.
Martha Graham Cracker in Lashed But Not Leashed
The new work created by Dito Van Reigersberg for his vivacious alter-ego is a musical fever dream featuring original songs March 16-18 at the Kimmel Center’s SEI Innovation Studio, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.
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.
Phulkari: The Embroidered Textiles of Punjab
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition exploring the beauty and cultural significance of phulkari, ornately embroidered textiles from Punjab, a region straddling Pakistan and India, March 12-July 9, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
Raiders of the Lost Ark with The Philadelphia Orchestra
The Philadelphia Orchestra performs the score alongside a screening of the classic adventure film March 17-19 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5847.
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.
MAKING ANOTHER SPLASH IN PHILLY: After bringing sweet melancholy to the 2015 Philly Pride, Puddles Pity Party, the vaudevillian cabaret band fronted by an imposing 6-foot-8 clown, returns to serenade the city 9 p.m. March 17 at The Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St. For more information or tickets, call 215-922-6888.
The iconic rock singer performs 8 p.m. March 11 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-625-3681.
The singer-songwriter performs 8 p.m. March 11 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.
Enter the Haggis
The Celtic-rock band performs 8 p.m. March 12 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
The South African vocal group performs 8 p.m. March 15 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.
The jam-rock band performs 8 p.m. March 17 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-625-3681.
The alternative rock/funk band performs 9 p.m. March 17 at Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.; 215-627-1332.
Miss Richfield 1981: 2020 Vision
The comedy queen of Minnesota returns with her new show 8 p.m. March 10-11 at Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St.; 215-922-1695.
Glitter and Garbage
Shannon Turner performs classic cabaret with a touch of angst and a filthy mouth 7 p.m. March 11 at L’Etage, 624 S. Sixth St.; 215-592-0656.
Back 2 Basics: Throwback/Welcome Home Party
DJ Deluxx spins at this semi-annual throwback ’80s-’90s-’00s party, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. March 11 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.
Beverything! A Benefit for NECQ
Bev hosts a night of drag, burlesque, music and side show 10 p.m. March 11 at CiBo Ristorante Italiano, 1227 Walnut St.; 215-923-8208.
Turn Up the Trans*mission!
A live performance made by trans people, starring trans people, for trans people, celebrating trans people, 7 p.m. March 12 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.
Shamrocks & Jocks
Happy Bear meet St. Patrick’s Day, with the Philadelphia Gryphons on hand serving up Jell-O shots 4-8 p.m. at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.
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.
The classic musical is screened 2 p.m. March 11 at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.
Strangers on a Train
The classic Alfred Hitchcock film is screened 2 p.m. March 12 at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.