Out & About: March 17-23

Out & About: March 17-23

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UNTAMED MELODIES: Philly cabaret star Dito van Reigersberg unleashes a new show as his alter ego Martha Graham Cracker in “Lashed But Not Leashed,” a musical fever-dream featuring original songs, through March 18 at the Kimmel Center’s SEI Innovation Studio, 300 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets, call 215-893-1999. Photo: Kevin Monko

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 from 1860-1925 through May 14, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

Brad Williams

The comedian performs March 23-25 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.

 

Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies, I through VII

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of new works by Bruce Nauman, which continues the artist’s exploration of video, sound and performance, through April 16, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

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.

 

The Importance of Being Earnest

Walnut Street Theatre presents the classic Oscar Wilde play through April 30, 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 through March 19 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

 

Lino Tagliapietra: Painting in Glass

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition showcasing the artist’s complex glass vessels through July 16, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

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 through March 18 at the Kimmel Center’s SEI Innovation Studio, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

 

Mercandante’s La Vestale

Amici Opera Company presents the opera 3 p.m. March 19 at Redeemer U.M.C., 1128 Cottman Ave.; 215-227-0257.

 

Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov

Amici Opera Company presents the opera staged in Italian 4 p.m. March 18 at Redeemer U.M.C., 1128 Cottman Ave.; 215-227-0257.

 

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, through 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 along to a screening of the classic adventure film through March 19 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5847.

 

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I

Broadway Philadelphia presents the story of a British schoolteacher and governess who is invited to Siam by its imperious king to educate his many wives and children March 22-April 2 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

 

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STOP! HAMMERSTEIN!: Broadway Philadelphia presents the stage classic “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I,” the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and a British schoolteacher and governess, March 22-April 2 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 250 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets, call 215-790-5800. Photo: Matthew Murphy

Music

Splintered Sunlight

The jam-rock band performs 8 p.m. March 17 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-625-3681.

 

Fishbone

The alternative-rock/funk band performs 9 p.m. March 17 at Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.; 215-627-1332.

 

Puddles Pity Party

The imposing crooner in a clown costume sings his heartbreak 9 p.m. March 17 at The Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.

 

Bring Me the Horizon

The U.K. hard-rock band performs 7 p.m. March 22 at The Liacouras Center, 1776 N. Broad St.; 215-204-2400.

 

Garth Brooks and Tricia Yearwood

The country superstars perform 7 p.m. March 24-26 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.

 

The Temptations and The Four Tops

The R&B vocal groups perform 8 p.m. March 24 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.

 

Nightlife

Shamrocks & Jocks

Happy Bear meets St. Patrick’s Day with the Philadelphia Gryphons on hand serving up Jell-O shots 4-8 p.m. March 17 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.

 

Are We There Yet? Just A Little Father(hood Cabaret)

Barrymore Award-winning actor, vocalist and cabaret artist Ben Dibble performs his cabaret show about fatherhood and mentorship 8 p.m. March 17-18 at Arden’s Studio Theatre at the Hamilton Family Arts Center, 62 N. Second St.; 215-922-1122.

 

Eric Jaffe Show

The monthly live-singing cabaret featuring Philadelphia’s best singers and musicians, 6:30-9:30 p.m. March 18 at Tavern on Camac, 243 S. Camac St.; 215-545-0900.

 

Daddy & Friends

Josh Scheonwolf’s monthly burlesque showcase, 8 p.m. March 19 at L’Etage, 624 S. Sixth St.; 215-592-0656.

 

Outta Town

St. Patrick’s Day Party

Wear green and celebrate 6 p.m.-1 a.m. March 17 at Crimson Moon Tavern, 1909 W. Sixth St., Wilmington, Del.; 302-654-9099.

 

Pee Wee’s Big Adventure

The classic 1980s comedy is screened 2 p.m. March 18 at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.

 

Cowboy & Cowgirl Party

The Western-themed party night, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. March 18 at Crimson Moon Tavern, 1909 W. Sixth St., Wilmington, Del.; 302-654-9099.

 

The Birds

The classic Alfred Hitchcock film is screened 2 p.m. March 19 at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.

 

Dope & Combichrist

The industrial-rock groups perform 6 p.m. March 22 at Reverb, 1402 N. Ninth St., Reading; 610-743-3069.

 


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