Diversions: Aug. 14-20

Diversions: Aug. 14-20

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THEATER Beauty and the Beast Surflight Theatre presents the classic story, through Aug. 16, 201 Engleside Ave., Beach Haven, N.J.; (609) 492-9477.

Buddy ... The Buddy Holly Story Surflight Theatre presents the hit musical about the magical early days of rock ’n’ roll, Aug. 18-Sept. 5, 201 Engleside Ave., Beach Haven, N.J.; (609) 492-9477.

The Full Monty ReVision Theatre dares to bare all with the musical based on the Oscar-nominated film, through Sept. 6 at the historic Carousel House on the Boardwalk, 700 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park, N.J.; (732) 455-3059.

Glengarry Glen Ross Emanon Productions presents David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatic comedy, through Aug. 23 at the Dante Hall Theater of the Arts, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City, N.J.; (609) 344-8877.

Little Shop of Horrors Surflight Theatre presents the morbidly upbeat musical about a carnivorous plant, through Aug. 16, 201 Engleside Ave., Beach Haven, N.J.; (609) 492-9477.

Never the Sinner: The Leopold and Loeb Story Mauckingbird Theatre Company presents John Logan’s crime drama set in the spring of 1924, when two young Chicago millionaires set out to commit the perfect murder, through Aug. 30 at Adrienne Theatre’s Mainstage, 2030 Sansom St.; (215) 923-8909.

MUSIC The Shondes The out punk band performs at 8 p.m. Aug. 14 at The Khyber, 56 S. Second St.; (215) 238-5888.

Robben Ford The acclaimed guitarist performs at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at Sellersville Theatre 1894, 24 W. Temple St.; (215) 257-5808.

Colton Ford The former porn star and current recording artist performs at 9 p.m. Aug. 14 at Pure, 1221 St. James St.; (215) 735-5772.

beta hi-fi Music Festival 2009 The showcase of the region’s finest emerging performers runs Aug. 15-21 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

Brad Paisley The country-rock guitarist performs at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J.; (856) 365-1300.

John Legend and India Arie The two R&B stars perform at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave.; (215) 893-1999.

Tori Amos The singer-songwriter performs at 8 p.m. Aug. 15 at Tower Theatre, 19 S. 69th St., Upper Darby; (610) 352-2887.

Angel Taylor The R&B singer performs at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

The Heroes of Woodstock Jefferson Starship, Ten Years After, Canned Heat, Big Brother & The Holding Co. and the Grateful Dead’s Tom Constanten celebrate the 40th anniversary of Woodstock at 8 p.m. Aug. 18 at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave.; (215) 893-1999.

Amy Ray The Indigo Girl performs with her band at 9 p.m. Aug. 18 at Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave.; (215) 739-9684.

O.A.R. The jam band performs at 8 p.m. Aug. 18 at Festival Pier, 121 N. Columbus Blvd.; (215) 569-9400.

Johnny Showcase Fringe-tacular Quasi-Formal Johnny and his Lefty Lucy Cabaret Players preview some of the best Fringe shows, 8 p.m. Aug. 19 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

The Rescues The folk-rock-pop band performs at 8 p.m. Aug. 20 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

American Idols Live Adam Lambert and company perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at Wachovia Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; (215) 336-3600.

EXHIBITS The Art of Japanese Craft: 1875 to the Present The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition surveying the rich diversity of 20th-century Japanese craft, through Oct. 18, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; (215) 763-8100.

Bodies The James Oliver Gallery presents an exhibition uniting the works of Julia Day, Brooke Hine, Sky McDonagh and Dallas Shaw, through Aug. 22, 723 Chestnut St., fourth floor; (215) 923-1242.

Folk Art The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College presents an installation focusing on examples from Dr. David Bronstein’s collection of Pennsylvania and Northeast folk art and artifacts, through Aug. 29, 601 E. Main St., Collegeville; (610) 409-3500.

Frenz Fleisher/Ollman presents an exhibition of works selected by Will Oldham, the prolific singer-songwriter who records and performs under the moniker Bonnie Prince Billy, through the end of summer, 1616 Walnut St., Suite 100; (215) 545-7562.

Kiss’d Cracked World Twelve Gates Art Gallery presents an exhibition featuring the works of sculptor Bryce LeVan Cushing and Michael Maier through Aug. 27, 305 Cherry St.; (267) 519-2737.

Little Show of Horrors This multi-media exhibition presents artist interpretations on the theme of Darwin and carnivorous plants, through Aug. 23 at Historic Bartram’s Garden, 54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard; (215) 729-5281.

Metallic Motion AxD Gallery presents an exhibition of artwork by Nancy Schall, through Aug. 15, 265 S. 10th St.; (215) 627-6250.

A Modern Eye Part II Edge Gallery presents an exhibition of abstract paintings by the gallery’s stable of artists, through Aug. 30, 72 N. Second St.; (215) 413-7072.

Richard Schultz: Five Decades of Design The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of works by the legendary outdoor furniture designer, through Aug. 23, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; (215) 763-8100.

Say Good Morning Tiger Lily ArtStar Gallery hosts an exhibition of works from mixed-media artist Amy Rice, through Sept. 13, 623 N. Second St.; (215) 238-1557.

Shopping in Paris: French Fashion 1850-1925 The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition exploring the American experience abroad between 1850 and 1925, through Oct. 25, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; (215) 763-8100.

Something to Wear: Fashion in Print 1850-1925 The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition exploring the world of fashion and consumer culture through printed publications, through Sept. 7, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; (215) 763-8100.

A Taste for Modern: The Jeanne Rymer Collection of 20th-Century Chairs The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an installation of 23 chairs by the acclaimed designer, through Sept. 20, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; (215) 763-8100.

What Were They Thinking: 160 Years of Bad Taste Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts presents an exhibition of styles that were the height of fashion at some point in recent history, through Nov. 8 at The Carriage House Gallery at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, N.J.; (609) 884-5404.

FILM Wife vs. Secretary The 1936 film starring Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy and James Stewart is screened at 2 p.m. Aug. 16 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Bryn Mawr Film Institute presents a screening of the classic film starring Paul Newman, 7 p.m. Aug. 18, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; (610) 527-9898.

Popeye Independence Seaport Museum’s outdoor amphitheater screens the Robert Altman film starring Robin Williams and Shelly Duvall, with audience participation á la “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” at 7 p.m. Aug. 18, 211 S. Columbus Blvd.; (215) 413-8655.

It Happened One Night Bryn Mawr Film Institute presents a screening of the 1936 film starring Clark Gable, 7 p.m. Aug. 19, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; (610) 527-9898.

BOOKS Emanuel Xavier The author of the novel “Christ Like” hosts a reading at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; (215) 923-2960.

Rodney Lofton The author of the novel “No More Tomorrows: Two Lives, Two Stories, One Love” hosts a reading at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; (215) 923-2960.

Peter S. Beagle The screenwriter and author of “We Never Talk About My Brother” hosts a reading at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at Robin’s Books and Moonstone Arts Center, 110a S. 13th St.; (215) 735-9600.

Michael Montlack The author of the novel “My Diva: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them” hosts a reading at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; (215) 923-2960.

CABARET Brian Kent The cabaret singer performs at 9 p.m. Aug. 15 at Harlans at The Nevermore, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; (215) 862-5225.

AUDITIONS Women’s Pro Football Tryouts The Philadelphia Firebirds are holding their official try-outs to join their full-contact tackle football team, 9-11 a.m. Aug. 16 at Drexel University’s Buckley Field, 33rd and Arch streets; (484) 682-4238.

Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus PGMC is looking for singers of all skill levels and voice parts Aug. 19 and 26 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, 2111 Sansom St. No walk-ins; call or e-mail (215) 731-9230, 1-87-PGMC-SING or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Philadelphia Voices of Pride The city’s premiere LGBT mixed-voice chorus will hold open auditions for new members, 7:30-9:45 p.m. Aug. 18 at the William Way LGBT Community Center’s Mark Segal Ballroom, 1315 Spruce St.; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ETC Jim Gaffigan The comedian seen on Comedy Central performs Aug. 14-15 at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; (609) 317-1000.

Jeff Dunham The comedian and his merry band of puppets performs at 8 p.m. Aug. 15 at Mark G. Etess Arena, 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J.; (609) 449-5150.

Mitch Fatel The comedian performs Aug. 19-22 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; (215) 496-9001.

An Evening with George Takei The out actor best known for his portrayal of Mr. Sulu in the acclaimed television and film series “Star Trek” will meet fans, sign autographs and take photos, 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St.; (215) 448-1200.


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