A WAKING NIGHTMARE: The Annenberg Center presents the world premiere of “Haruki Murakami’s Sleep,” a production inspired by best-selling writer Haruki Murakami’s short story. The tale follows a Japanese housewife whose mundane existence explodes when a haunting dream leads her to cast sleep aside, releasing her into a world of danger and the thrill of the unknown, Oct. 27-28 at Harold Prince Theatre, 3680 Walnut St. For more information or tickets, call 215-898-3900.
Theater & Arts
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.
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Dance Affiliates and the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts present the world-class Chicago-based dance company as it returns to Philly after a 10-year absence Oct. 20-21 at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900.
The Mad Ones
Philadelphia Theatre Company presents an intimate, one-night-only “look and listen” preview of a new musical by Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk scheduled to hit NYC this November, 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420.
Michael Ian Black
The comedian seen on “The State” performs Oct. 26-28 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.
The comedian performs through Oct. 21 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.
Initiated by artist Jeanne van Heeswijk, together 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 Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel
Media Theatre presents the classic American musical through Oct. 22, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100.
Samantha Ruddy and Dina Hashem
The two comedians perform 10 p.m. Oct. 21 at Good Good Comedy Theater, 215 N. 11th St.; 215-339-1279.
The comic-book action film is screened 8 p.m. Oct. 23 at The Trocadero Theater, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.
A Star Wars Celebration
The Philly Pops perform a tribute concert to the iconic sci-fi series Oct. 20-22 at Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.
Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the acclaimed solo show by Aaron Davidman that grapples with the complexities of identity, history and social justice through Nov. 5 at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420.
HILARITY IN NEW HOPE: L.A.-based comedian Jennie McNulty teams up with Seattle-based singer and comedian Lisa Koch for an evening of queer comedy 8 p.m. Oct. 21 at The Rrazz Room, 385 W. Bridge St., New Hope. For more information or tickets, call 888-596-1027.
The EDM artist and producer performs 8:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at The Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; 800-745-3000.
The alt-rock pianist and singer-songwriter performs 9 p.m. Oct. 20 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-625-3681.
Judah & The Lion
The alternative-rock band from Nashville performs 8 p.m. Oct. 21 at TLA, 334 South St.; 215-922-1011.
The classic-rock band performs 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at The Tower Theater, 69th and Ludlow streets, Upper Darby; 610-352-2887.
The Portland-based rapper performs 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at TLA, 334 South St.; 215-922-1011.
The Austrian musician and DJ performs 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at The Trocadero Theater, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.
Philly Loves Animals: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Pink Floyd’s “Animals”
Philadelphia musicians perform the classic Pink Floyd album 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.
The American DJ and producer performs 8 p.m. Oct. 26 at The Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; 800-745-3000.
Lords of Acid, Combichrist and Christian Death perform at this annual goth/industrial party 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at The Trocadero Theater, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.
Bounce: A Qunify LGBTQ Party
A community party featuring local Philly talent, 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 20 at Isla Verde Café, 2725 N. American St.; 215-291-9475.
Heroes & Villians Halloween
Dress as a hero or a villain for this costume party sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Flag Football League 8-11 p.m. Oct. 21 at William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.; 215-732-2220.
Harry Potter and the Drag Show of Azkaban
A Harry Potter-themed drag show featuring performances by BEV, Dylan Kepp, Aloe Vera and Ryan Henaghan Hogwarts, 10 p.m.-midnight at The Victoria Freehouse, 10 S. Front St.; 215-543-6089.
2017 Philly Drag Awards
A glamorous night of awards and performances, 8-11 p.m. Oct. 22 at Voyeur Nightclub, 1221 St. James St.; 215-735-5772.
Spooked on Spruce
A Halloween party and fundraiser benefiting Siloam Wellness, 7-10 p.m. Oct. 27 at Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce St.; 215-732-2515.
Boys of Hallow’s Eve
A costume party for Philly’s super-kinky freaks, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 27 at The Bike Stop, 206 S. Quince St.; 215-627-1662.
Halloween III: Season of the Witch
The horror film is screened 9:45 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
The classic children’s film is screened 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.
The classic-rock band performs 8 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.
Beat The Devil
A new restoration of the international cult film by John Huston and Truman Capote is screened 1:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.
The Rocky Horror Show
Bucks County Playhouse presents the musical based on the popular cult film through Oct. 29, 70 S. Main St.; 215-862-2121.