Out & About - May 18-24, 2018

Out & About - May 18-24, 2018

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STIRRED AND READY TO SHAKE: Whether you see it as a large band or a small orchestra, Pink Martini is bringing its entertaining blend of jazz, classical and old-timey pop music to the ears of the area 8 p.m. May 19 at Keswick Theater, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside. For more information or tickets, call 215-572-7650.

Theater & Arts

Biting Wit and Brazen Folly: British Satirical Prints, 1780s–1830s

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition exploring the appeal of caricature in Georgian England and the ways in which those images teased and provoked audiences, through Aug. 22, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

Catch-22

Curio Theatre Company presents Joseph Heller’s stage adaptation of his 1961 satirical novel that asks what it means to be sane while surrounded by madness, through May 19, 4740 Baltimore Ave.; 215-921-8243.

Dancing Dead IPX

Brian Sanders’ JUNK performs an immersive dance experience set to engage all the senses, through June 2 at Shiloh Baptist Church, 2040 Christian St.; 347-933-9931. 

Design in Revolution: A 1960s Odyssey

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of pop art and psychedelia from the civil-rights and anti-war movements, through Sept. 9, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

Donnell Rawlings

The comedian seen on “Chappelle’s Show” performs May 24-27 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.

Experiments in Motion: Photographs from the Collection

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents a photographic exhibition where artists stop, extend and rearrange time for their own creative ends, through Aug. 19, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

Hannibal Buress

The comedian performs 8 p.m. May 19 at Kimmel’s Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

Jay Leno

The comedian, formerly of late-night television, performs 8 p.m. May 19 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

Jean Shin: Collections

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition by contemporary artist Shin (American, born in South Korea in 1971) in which she transforms everyday objects into dynamic works about connection and belonging, through July 15, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

Keith Smith at Home

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents five decades of the Rochester-based artist’s mixed-media photographs, prints and books, through July 8, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

Love! Valour! Compassion!

The Tony Award-winning play about eight gay men who spend three summer weekends together at a country farmhouse to hash out their passions, resentments and fears, May 18-20 at Ruba Club, 416 Green St.; 215-627-9831.

Magical & Real: Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd, A Retrospective

The Michener Art Museum presents an exhibition of works by Hurd (1904-84) and Wyeth (1907-97), important contributors to the arts in both the Philadelphia region and the Southwest, through May 6, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown; 215-340- 9800.

Rachel Rose: Wil-o-Wisp/The Future Fields Commission

Philadelphia Museum of At presents contemporary video installations that ruminate on our image-saturated culture and histories of the past, through Aug. 19, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

Tell Me On A Sunday

Walnut Street Theatre presents the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical where it’s the 1980s and a young English girl, full of energy and optimism, arrives in New York ready to find success and love, through June 10 at Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.

Yannick and Hélène

The Philadelphia Orchestra performs with conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin and pianist Hélène Grimaud, through May 20 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.Brandi Carlile

The out alt-country singer-songwriter performs 7 p.m. May 18 at Kimmel’s Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

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DADDY ISSUES: The global smash musical “Mamma Mia!” the story of a daughter’s quest to identify her father on the eve of her wedding set to the music of ABBA, brings its feel-good charm to town through July 15 at Walnut Street Theatre’s Main Stage, 825 Walnut St. For more information or tickets, call 215-574-3550.

Music

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Dukes

The E Streeter and his band performs 8 p.m. May 18 at Keswick Theater, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.

Andrew W.K.

The rock singer performs 8:30 p.m. May 21 at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.; 215-232-2100.

New Found Glory

The punk-rock band performs 7:15 p.m. May 23 at Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; 215-627-1332.

Nightlife

Get Pegged Cabaret: Do You Want a Cookie? Test Batch

The Bearded Ladies Cabaret performs an evening of uncensored and stimulating entertainment, where local and international artists try out recipes for the perfect cabaret confections, 10:30 p.m. May 18 at Fringe Arts, 140 N. Columbus Blvd.; 215-413-9006.

Mimi Imfurst Presents Drag Diva Brunch

Mimi Imfurst, Bev, Vinchelle, Sutton Fearce and special guests perform 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 19 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.

Metamorphosis

Mazzoni Center hosts its annual fundraising gala May 19 with a DJ, live music and a silent auction, 6-10:30 p.m. at University of the Arts, 211 S. Broad St.; www.mazzonicenter.org.

First Person Arts GrandSlam: Momma Said

Gutsy audience members sign up at the door to tell true stories on the theme of the night, 8 p.m. May 22 at Fringe Arts, 140 N. Columbus Blvd.; 215-413-9006.

Happy Bear

The bear-themed happy house takes place 5-9 p.m. May 25 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.

Outta Town

Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid

Media Theatre presents a new musical version of the classic children’s tale, through May 20, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100.

Chaslyn Sweetwood

The New Hope native and cabaret singer performs 8 p.m. May 18 at The Rrazz Room, in The Clarion Hotel & Suites, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; 888-596-1027.

Nick Swardson

The rock and soul singer-songwriter performs 9 p.m. May 19 at Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

The cinema classic is screened 1:30 p.m. May 20 at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.

John Fogerty and ZZ Top

The classic rockers perform 8 p.m. May 25 at Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000. n

 


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