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.
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 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 through April 9 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.
Carol Burnett: An Evening of Laughter and Reflection
The comedy icon tells stories and answers questions 7:30 p.m. April 11 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.
Hand to God
Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the Tony Award-nominated Broadway comedy about a puppet at the Christian Puppet Ministry 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.
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.
The acclaimed Philadelphia dance company performs April 13-15 at Perelman Theater, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5847.
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 Pennsylvania Ballet performs a playful modern ballet through April 9 at Kimmel’s Merriam Theatre, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.
Sesame Street Live
Elm, Grover, Abby Cadabby and all their “Sesame Street” friends come to town through April 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, through April 7 at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900
The comedian and actor seen on Comedy Central performs through April 8 at the Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.
The comedian seen on “Apollo Live” performs April 14-15 at the Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.
Yannick and Trifonov Reunited!
The Philadelphia Orchestra performs selections with young Russian prodigy Daniil Trifonov through April 9 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.
You For Me For You
InterAct Theater Company presents the fantastical humor-filled play about North Korean sisters racing across time and space to be together again through April 16 at The Drake Proscenium Theatre, 302 S. Hicks St.; 215-568-8079.
DRAG INJECTION: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum and singer Sharon Needles comes to Philadelphia to rock out 7:30 p.m. April 14 at Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St. For more information or tickets, call 215-291-4919.
The electronic music artist and DJ performs 9 p.m. April 7 at BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J.; 609-365-1300.
The singer-songwriter performs 8 p.m. April 8 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.
The acclaimed rock guitarist performs 8 p.m. April 10 at Sellersville Theater 1894, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808.
The new-wave band performs 8 p.m. April 11 at Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave.; 215-739-9684.
Nancy & Beth
The punk-vaudeville duo performs 8 p.m. April 11 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.
The rap artist performs 8 p.m. April 12 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-625-3681.
The concert series performs the music of Beyoncé and Bruno Mars 8 p.m. April 14 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.
The indie-rock band performs 8 p.m. April 14 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-625-3681.
The Shady Bunch: Aloe’s Girls vs. Turnpyke’s Boys
Sharp Robert, Babyface Reid and Josh Schonewolf perform 8 p.m. April 12 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.
The drag star seen on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” performs 8 p.m. April 14 at Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St.; 215-291-4919.
One Night of Queen
The Queen tribute band performs 8 p.m. April 7 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.
The soft-rock band performs 8 p.m. April 9 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.
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.
Leela James and Daley
The R&B singers perform 8 p.m. April 13 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.