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.
Theater & Arts
The actor and author of “Nevertheless: A Memoir” hosts a reading 7:30 p.m. April 7 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-567-4341.
American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition exploring the watercolor painting’s remarkable rise in the United States between 1860-1925 through May 14, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
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.
Broadway Philadelphia presents the classic Tony Award-winning musical April 4-9 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.
The comedian known for his character “The Lovemaster” performs through April 1 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.
Hand to God
Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the Tony Award-nominated Broadway comedy about a puppet who presents a shockingly sinister agenda of its own through April 30 at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420.
The Importance of Being Earnest
Walnut Street Theatre presents the classic Oscar Wilde play through April 30, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.
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.
Pat Metheny and the American Beat
The Philadelphia Orchestra performs selections with the acclaimed composer through April 1 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.
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.
The comedian seen on Comedy Central performs through April 1 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I
Broadway Philadelphia presents the story of a British schoolteacher who is invited to Siam by the king to educate his many wives and children through April 2 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.
The Pennsylvania Ballet performs a playful modern ballet April 6-9 at Kimmel’s Merriam Theatre, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.
Sesame Street Live
Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and all their “Sesame Street” friends come to town April 6-9 at The Liacouras Center, 1776 N. Broad St.; 215-204-2400.
Dance Affiliates and the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts present the full-length piece about a teenage girl who wakes up one day to something incredible lurking behind her bedroom wall April 6-8 at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900.
The comedian seen on Comedy Central performs April 6-8 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.
You For Me For You
InterAct Theater Company presents the fantastical humor-filled play about North Korean sisters who attempt to flee across time and space to be together again through April 16 at The Drake Proscenium Theatre, 302 S. Hicks St.; 215-568-8079.
SUCH A SQUARE: Electronic-music artist and creatively masked DJ Deadmau5 brings his “lots of shows in a row” tour to the area with an even bigger, eye-catching cube (which he performs perched atop) with various kinetic enhancements 9 p.m. April 7 at BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J. For more information or tickets, call 609-365-1300. Photo: Matt Barnes
Slick Rick, Whoodini, Al B. Sure and Doug E. Fresh
The R&B and hip-hop legends perform 7 p.m. March 31 at The Liacouras Center, 1776 N. Broad St.; 215-204-2400.
The rock icon performs 7:30 p.m. March 31 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.
Flannel: A Grungy ’90s Revival
The grunge-tribute band performs the music of Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer and more 8 p.m. March 31 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.
The metal band performs 8 p.m. April 5 at The Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; 800-745-3000.
The tongue-in-cheek glam-rock/metal band performs 8 p.m. April 5 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-625-3681.
Friday Night Beats: Stacked House
Three local DJs get the dance floor moving 9 p.m. March 31 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.
Queer Comedy for a Cause
Julia Scotti headlines a comedy show to benefit Philly AIDS Thrift 7 p.m. April 6 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.
FADE: The Newest LGBTQ Women’s Night
The newest nightlife experience for queer women and femmes of color featuring performances by Kat C.H.R, K-Dubb, Kidthegreat, The means and Nayo Jones, 9 p.m. April 5 at LIVE at William Street Common, 3900 Chestnut St.; www.recphilly.com/live-at-wsc.
Lisa Lisa’s Miami Getaway Party!
A drag show to send off Miss Philly Gay Pride 2016, 11 p.m. April 6 at Bob & Barbara’s, 1509 South St.; 215-545-4511.
A League of Their Own
The 1990s dramedy about an all-female baseball team is screened 2 p.m. April 1 at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.
The Beach Boys
The rock band performs at 3 and 8 p.m. April 1 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.
The comedian performs 8 p.m. April 1 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.
The rock icons perform 8 p.m. April 1 at the Golden Nugget, Huron and Brigantine Blvd., Atlantic City, N.J.; 800-726-1420.
The Beast Within
The 1980s horror film is screened 9:45 p.m. April 7 at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.