Out & About: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

Out & About: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

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GIGGLES & GLAM: British comedian, actor and writer Eddie Izzard lands in Philly on his “Believe Me Tour,” an intimate evening where he performs stand-up, shares photos and stories and answers questions from the audience, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets, call 215-893-1999.

Theater & Arts

AFROFEST 2017

The Annual African/Caribbean indoor festival and party runs 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Sept. 30 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.

 

Cameron Esposito & Rhea Butcher: Back To Back

The two out comedians, partners and actors perform 8 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.

 

First Glance Film Festival 20th Anniversary

The Philadelphia Independent Film Festival runs Oct. 6-8 at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

 

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Walnut Street Theatre presents Stephen Sondheim’s classic Tony Award-winning musical through Oct. 22, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.

 

Hocus Pocus

The 1993 comedy/horror/fantasy film starring Bette Midler is screened 8 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.

 

Kinky Boots

The Broadway musical, with music by Cyndi Lauper, centers on how a drag queen’s sturdy footwear helps save a failing shoe factory Oct. 3-8 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

 

Lewis Black

The comedian performs 9 p.m. Oct. 6-7 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

 

Philadelphia Assembled

Initiated by artist Jeanne van Heeswijk, with hundreds of collaborators from across the city, the project explores Philadelphia’s changing landscape and tells a story of radical community-building and active resistance through Dec. 10 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

Robert Kelly

The comedian seen on “Louie,” “Trainwreck” and “Nurse Jackie” performs Oct. 5-7 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.

 

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel

Media Theatre presents the classic American musical through Oct. 22, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100.

 

Whitney Cummings

The comedian performs 8 p.m. Oct. 5 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.

 

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POETRY IN MOTION: Dance Affiliates presents Philadelphia’s acclaimed contemporary dance company BalletX as it makes its Annenberg Center debut, performing three of the company’s favorite pieces Oct. 6-7 at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St. For more information or tickets, call 215-898-3900.

Music

Dinosaur Jr.

The alternative-rock band performs 8:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.; 215-232-2100.

 

Hello, I Must Be Going: The Ultimate Phil Collins Tribute

No jackets are required for this concert, 8 p.m. Sept. 30 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

 

Ani DiFranco

The out folk-rock singer-songwriter performs 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.

 

The Church

The alternative-rock band performs 8 p.m. Oct. 3 at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.; 215-232-2100.

 

Herbie Hancock

The award-winning instrumentalist and R&B songwriter performs 8 p.m. Oct. 4 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

 

Harry Styles

The British singer-songwriter performs 8 p.m. Oct. 5 at Tower Theater, 69th and Ludlow streets; 610-352-2887.

 

Zakk Sabbath

Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde leads a Black Sabbath tribute band 9 p.m. Oct. 5 at Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.; 215-627-1332.

 

Paramore

The rock band performs 8 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Tower Theater, 69th and Ludlow streets, 610-352-2887.

 

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

The roots-rock band featuring The Black Crowes singer performs 8:30 p.m. Oct. 6-7 at Ardmore Music Hall, 23 E. Lancaster Ave.; 610-649-8389.

 

KMFDM

The industrial-rock band performs 9 p.m. Oct. 6 at Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.; 215-627-1332.

 

Nightlife

 

Happy Bear: Salmon Run

The bear-themed party swims upstream 5-9 p.m. Sept. 29 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.

 

Baked Alaska

Aurora Whorealis, Lili St. Queer and special guest Maria Topcatt perform at this “high”-ly entertaining drag show 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Sept. 29 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.

 

Philadelphia Leather Pride Night

The leather and kink communities are celebrated with an auction and dance party hosted by Ms. Philadelphia Leather 2017 Heather Raquel and Ms. New Jersey Leather 2017 and Velvet Storm 5-11:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Voyeur Nightclub, 1221 St. James St.; 215-735-5772.

 

Amateur Drag Night

Drag performers compete for a cash prize of $100 at this Halloween-themed event 8 p.m. Oct. 1 at L’Etage, 624 S. Sixth St.; 215-592-0656.

 

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul

The E Street Band member rocks out with his side band 8:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at The Electric Factory. 421 N. Seventh St.; 215-627-1332.

 

See You Next Tuesday: An Evening with Philly’s Most Hated Queens

A screening of “Mean Girls” followed by a drag show featuring Chastity St. Cartier, Cherry St. Cartier, Satine Harlow, Onyx Black and Aunt Jennifer 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 3 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.

 

Bebashi Happy Hour

Money raised from drink purchases will be donated to AIDS Fund, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 5 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.

 

Happy Bear: OutFest Weekend 2017

The bear-themed party makes the fur fly 5-9 p.m. Oct. 6 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.

 

Outta Town

Natalie Douglas: A Tribute to Nina Simone

The singer performs songs by the influential R&B singer 8 p.m. Sept. 30 at The Rrazz Room, 385 W. Bridge St., New Hope; 888-596-1027.

 

Stone Sour and Steel Panther

The hard-rock bands perform 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, 77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem; 484-777-7777.

 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents the quirky musical comedy through Oct. 15, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100.


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