FACE THE (RHYTHM) NATION: Armed with over 30 years of pop and dance hits, singing icon Janet Jackson brings her State of the World Tour to the area twice this week, performing 8 p.m. Nov. 10 at Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk in Atlantic City, and 8 p.m. Nov. 13 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets, call 215-389-9543.
THEATER & ARTS
Walnut Street Theatre presents the beloved musical about the charming orphan Nov. 7-Jan. 7, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.
The comedian seen on “The Sarah Silverman Show” and “Big Bang Theory” performs through Nov. 11 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Media Theatre presents the musical adaptation of the Disney classic Nov. 15-Jan. 14, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100.
The comedian performs 8 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.
Full Metal Jacket
The war film is screened 8 p.m. Nov. 13 at Trocadero Theater, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.
Azuka Theatre Company presents the world premiere of a dark comedy by Philadelphia playwright Rebecca Wright about family secrets, performing and sisterhood through Nov. 19, 1700 Sansom St.; 215-563-1100.
The actor and author of “The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir” hosts a book-signing and Q&A 6-8 p.m. Nov. 16 at The African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch St.; 215-878-7625 ext. 243.
The comedian seen on “Comedians of Comedy” performs 8 p.m. Nov. 12 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-625-3681.
Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of European art featuring the likes of Botticelli, Bosch, Titian, Rembrandt and Monet through Feb. 19, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
Phantom of the Opera
The classic stage drama comes to Philadelphia as part of a new North American tour through Nov. 12 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.
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.
Allens Lane Art Center presents a dark comedy set in the workplace examining issues of race, power and friendship Nov. 17-Dec. 3, 601 W. Allens Lane; 215-248-0546.
Arden Theatre Company presents a new musical comedy about love, sex and the fantasy at the other end of the line through Dec. 3, 40 N. Second St.; 215-922-1122.
Transcendents: Spirit Mediums in Burma & Thailand
The Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents internationally known and acclaimed photojournalist Mariette Pathy Allen for the first public exhibit of her new works, which document transgender lives and experiences around the world, through Jan. 2, 522 W. Maple St., Allentown; 610-347-9988.
CRY ME A PUDDLE: Philly Pride performer Puddles Pity Party brings his impossibly tall, imposing visage and smooth crooning voice back to the area 8 p.m. Nov. 16 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave. in Glenside. For more information or tickets, call 215-572-7650.
The Used and Glassjaw
The alt-rock groups perform 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-625-3681.
Tegan and Sarah
The out rock duo performs 9 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Tower Theater, 69th and Ludlow streets, 610-352-2887.
The rock icon performs 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Tower Theater, 69th and Ludlow streets, 610-352-2887.
Periphery and Animals As Leaders
The prog-metal bands perform 8 p.m. Nov. 11 at The Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; 800-745-3000.
The Grammy-winning hip-hop artist performs 8 p.m. Nov. 13 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-625-3681.
Leelah James and Tank
The R&B/soul singers perform 8 p.m. Nov. 14 at TLA, 334 South St.; 215-922-1011.
The gothic-rock group performs as part of its farewell tour 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-625-3681.
The alternative-rock band performs 8 p.m. Nov. 17 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.
Local gay comedians Betty and Ralph and a bunch of their comedian friends watch random clips of porn and talk about love, sex, relationships, politics, society and anything else that may come up 10 p.m. Nov. 10 at Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom St.; 267-233-1556.
Mimi Imfurst Presents Drag Diva Brunch
Mimi Imfurst, Bev, Vinchelle, Sutton Fearce and special guests perform 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 11 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.
Equality Day at Six Flags
The theme park opens its gates to the LGBT community for exclusive ride time, community resources, a DJ and more starting at 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at the park in Jackson, N.J.; www.sixflags.com/greatadventure/special-events/equality-day.
Liberty Belles Burlesque Revue The brightest stars of burlesque perform 9 p.m. Nov. 12 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.
Happy Bears: PGMC Early Tidings
Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus provides a preview of its winter show, “Tinseltown Tidings,” at this bear gathering 6-10 p.m. Nov. 17 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.
The pop superstar performs 8 p.m. Nov. 10 at Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-348-7000.
The out comedian performs 8 p.m. Nov. 11 at The Rrazz Room, 385 W. Bridge St., New Hope; 888-596-1027.
This is Spinal Tap
The classic faux documentary-comedy film about a fictional heavy-metal band is screened 9 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.
The comedy film about a struggling hockey team is screened 9 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.