Out & About: Nov. 17-23

Out & About: Nov. 17-23

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INSIDE THE ‘NEVER’ MIND: Broadway Philadelphia presents “Finding Neverland,” the story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters, as playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother, ultimately resulting in the creation of Peter Pan, Nov. 21-26 at Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets, call 215-893-1999.

Theater & Arts

Annie

Walnut Street Theatre presents the beloved musical about the charming orphan through Jan. 7, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.

 

Atomic Blonde

The action film is screened 8 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.

 

Big Jay Oakerson

The comedian seen on Comedy Central performs through Nov. 19 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 through Jan. 14, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100.

 

Dom Irrera

The comedian and Philly native seen on “The Tonight Show” performs Nov. 22-25 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.

 

The Gap

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.

 

Mike Birbiglia

The comedian seen on Comedy Central performs Nov. 17-18 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

 

Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of European art of the likes of Botticelli, Bosch, Titian, Rembrandt and Monet, through Feb. 19, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

Patricia Urquiola: Between Craft and Industry

The work of the acclaimed designer, who creates cool, innovative objects for the home and office, is on display Nov. 19-March 4 at Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

Philadelphia Assembled

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.

 

Rasheeda Speaking

Allens Lane Art Center presents a dark comedy set in the workplace that examines issues of race, power and friendship through Dec. 3, 601 W. Allens Lane; 215-248-0546.

 

TouchTones

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.

 

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GET THE HOLIDAYS SWINGING: Stray Cats singer, guitarist and songwriter Brian Setzer brings his orchestra to town for its 14th-annual Christmas Rocks! Tour, an evening of rollicking Christmas songs, 8 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets, call 215-893-1999.

 

Music

Squeeze

The alternative-rock band performs 8 p.m. Nov. 17 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.

 

John Carpenter: Anthology Tour

The filmmaker performs music from the soundtracks of his movies 8 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.

 

Dream Theater

The prog-rock/metal band performs 8 p.m. Nov. 19 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

 

Nikka Costa

The funk/rock singer performs 8 p.m. Nov. 21 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

 

Kirk Franklin and Ledisi: The Soul & The Saint Tour

The R&B and gospel acts perform 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Tower Theater, 69th and Ludlow streets, 610-352-2887.

 

The Machine

The Pink Floyd tribute band performs 8 p.m. Nov. 24 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.

 

Thrice and Circa Survive

The hard-rock bands perform 6:45 p.m. Nov. 24-25 at The Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; 800-745-3000.

 

Nightlife

Happy Bears: PGMC Early Tidings

The 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.

 

Daddy & Friends

Philly’s monthly Boylesque showcase is back, featuring performances by Josh Schonewolf, Baron Atomy, Kristian Mingle, Avi Wolf, Grampy Knockers, Deadboy, The Amazing Brettzo and Manny T. Lovett, 8 p.m. Nov. 17 at L’Etage, 624 S. Sixth St.; 215-592-0656.

 

Mimi Imfurst Presents Drag Diva Brunch

Mimi Imfurst, Bev, Vinchelle, Sutton Fearce and special guests perform 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.

 

Diabolique Ball 21: Myths & Mysteries

The fantasy-fetish ball benefitting Women’s Medical Fund and Witness to Hunger opens up the dungeon 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Nov. 18 at Voyeur Nightclub, 1221 St. James St.; 215-735-5772.

 

Varla Jean Merman

The drag star performs 8 p.m. Nov. 18 at Ruba Club, 416 Green St.; 215-627-9831.

 

The Real Housewives of BEV’S Bitchfest!

The all-drag extravaganza pays tribute to the funniest, bitchiest, craziest ladies on television 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Nov. 18 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.

 

Happy Bears Stuffed Underwear Party

Party in your skivvies at this bear gathering 5-9 p.m. Nov. 24 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.

 

Queer Performances of Color: Black Friday Edition

The show features performances by Blane Elliott, Blessing Osazuwa, Bugalú Boogie, Icon Ebony Fierce, Jaeda and more 8-11 p.m. Nov. 24 at Writer’s Block Rehab, 1342 Cypress St.; 267-534-3134.

 

Outta Town

Frederick Mann White’s “There’s No Place Like Home” Encore!

The cabaret singer performs 5 p.m. Nov. 18 at The Rrazz Room, 385 W. Bridge St., New Hope; 888-596-1027.

 

Josh Zuckerman

The out rock/pop singer performs 8 p.m. Nov. 18 at The Rrazz Room, 385 W. Bridge St., New Hope; 888-596-1027.

 

Bonnie & Clyde

The crime drama based on the real-life criminal lovers on the run is screened 1:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.

 

Chris Rock

The comedian performs 7 and 10 p.m. at the Borgata Casino and Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

 

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

The classic British comedy film is screened 9 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.

 


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