Diversions: 11/20-11/26

Diversions: 11/20-11/26

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Theater Angels in America BCKSEET Productions presents Tony Kushner’s Tony and Pulitzer award-winning plays about the impact of AIDS on the national culture, through Nov. 28 at The Red Room at Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. Eighth St.; (215) 923-0210.

Boom Flashpoint Theatre Company presents the story of a biologist and a lab assistant who inadvertently change the course of humanity, through Nov. 21 at Second Stage at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St.; (215) 665-9720.

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity InterAct Theatre presents this 2008 Latino Playwrighting Award-winning production set in the world of professional wrestling and hip-hop, through Nov. 22 at The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, 2111 Sansom St.; (215) 568-8079.

The :nv:s:ble Play Philadelphia Theatre Workshop presents the world premiere of the story of people trying to hang on in the workplace, through Dec. 13 at Walnut Street Theatre’s Studio 5, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas The classic holiday tradition comes to the stage as a brand-new musical, Nov. 24-29 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

The Life of John Henry One of the most famous American folk tales comes to life in a world-premiere drama, through Nov. 29 at Centre Theater, 208 DeKalb St., Norristown; (610) 279-1013.

The Light in the Piazza Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the love story set in Italy, through Dec. 6 at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; (215) 985-0420.

Oliver! Walnut Street Theatre presents one of the world’s most beloved musicals, through Jan. 10, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

On Golden Pond Act II Playhouse presents the now-classic drama, through Dec. 13, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; (215) 654-1011.

Rabbit Hole The Arden Theatre presents the story of a family in crisis, facing the challenges of surviving great loss and making a life with the family that remains, through Dec. 20, 40 N. Second St.; (215) 922-1122.

Red, White & Tuna Walnut Street Theatre presents two comic masters bringing to life 24 characters from Tuna, Texas, from Nov. 24-Jan. 3 at Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

Waiting for Godot Amaryllis Theatre Company presents the landmark drama centering around two men waiting for someone or something that may never arrive, through Nov. 22 at The Playground at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St.; (215) 564-2431.

Music classical Mahler’s Seventh Symphony The Philadelphia Orchestra presents a harrowing symphonic journey containing some of the most scintillating instrumental effects of Mahler’s output, 2 p.m. Nov. 20 and 8 p.m. 21 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Chamber Music Concert The Philadelphia Orchestra presents a wide range of ensembles and musical styles, 3 p.m. Nov. 22 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.Music other

Catie Curtis The out singer-songwriter performs at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

The Four Bitchin’ Babes Join this “fabulous female folkestra” for a hilarious musical journey, 8 p.m. Nov. 20 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

Sexy Soul Tour Eric Benet, Mint Condition and Ledisi perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 20 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

PVOP: Music For a While Philadelphia Voices of Pride performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 21 at The Church of St. Luke and The Epiphany, 330 S. 13th St.; www.pvop.org.

Christine Havrilla Band The out singer-songwriter and her band perform at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

Flyleaf The Christian alt-rock band performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 21 at TLA, 334 South St.; (215) 922-1011.

Deadmau5 The electro-dance DJ performs at 9 p.m. Nov. 22 at TLA, 334 South St.; (215) 922-1011.

N’dambi The neo-soul singer performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 24 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

Exhibits Body Worlds 2 & The Brain The Franklin Institute presents an eye-opening journey through the inner workings of the human body through a broad collection of authentic human specimens, through Feb. 20, 222 N. 20th St.; (215) 448-1200.

Common Ground: Eight Philadelphia Photographers in the 1960s and 1970s The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition examining a critical period for the art of photography and the Philadelphia art scene, through Jan. 31, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; (215) 763-8100.

Diana: A Celebration The National Constitution Center presents an exhibition exploring Diana’s childhood, her engagement to Prince Charles, their royal wedding and Diana’s life and work as a global humanitarian, through Dec. 31, 525 Arch St.; (866) 917-1787.

Annual Holiday Show ArtStar Gallery hosts an exhibition of handmade ornaments and holiday cards by select artists, through Dec. 31, 623 N. Second St.; (215) 238-1557.

Kaleidoscope Edge Gallery presents an exhibition featuring Philadelphia artist Tom Hlas and North Carolina artist Robert Langford, through Nov. 29, 72 N. Second St.; (215) 413-7072.

Lace in Translation The Design Center at Philadelphia University presents a new exhibition of contemporary work inspired by historic lace, through April 3, 4200 Henry Ave.; (215) 951-2860.

Paperboy with Pedestals AxD Gallery presents sculpture and works on paper by James Groody, through Dec. 5, 265 S. 10th St.; (215) 627-6250.

Ragas and Rajas: Musical Imagery of Courtly India The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents a diverse selection of paintings and sculptures from across the subcontinent, through Feb. 28, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; (215) 763-8100.

Transplant James Oliver Gallery presents an exhibition of works by painter Ron Johnson and sculptor Steven Earl Weber, through Nov. 21, 723 Chestnut St., fourth floor; (215) 923-1242.

Yo Misma Fui Mi Ruta (I Was My Own Route) The Leeway Foundation hosts an exhibition of works by four artists, all previous recipients of Leeway grants, which includes photographs, paintings, prints, video and installation pieces, by appointment through Dec. 18, 1315 Walnut St., Suite 832; (215) 545-4078.

Opera Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress The Curtis Opera Theatre presents the story of Tom Rakewell, whose reckless decisions pull him deeper and deeper into trouble, while the “help” offered by the sinister Nick Shadow seems only to make things worse, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20-21 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.; (215) 893-7902.

Dance BalletX: Fall Series BalletX opens its third season at 8 p.m. Nov. 20 and 21 and 2 p.m. Nov. 21 and 22 at Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.; (215) 546-7824.

Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company The Kimmel Center presents this spirited ensemble at 3 p.m. Nov. 22 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Film James and the Giant Peach The 1996 children’s film is screened at 2 p.m. Nov. 21 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

Anatomy of a Murder The 1959 drama starring Jimmy Stewart is screened at 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

Bruno The outrageously gay persona created by Sasha Baron Cohen hits the screen at 8 p.m. Nov. 23 at Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-5483.

The Wizard of Oz Bryn Mawr Film Institute presents the classic film at this sing-along event, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; (610) 527-9898.

Books Read-a-thon Nearly 20 LGBT authors including Steve Berman, S. Renee Bess, Perry Brass, Tim Brough, Victoria Brownworth, Rob Byrnes, David Carter, Mark Hardy, Ken Harvey, Bill Konigsberg, Livia Lllewellyn, Malinda Lo, Bobbi Marolt, Mark Merlis, Thom Nickles, Radclyffe, Paul Russell, Scott Sherman and Bob Smith — will read from their works, answer questions and sign books in a 50/50 benefit for the Lambda Literary Foundation and Giovanni’s Room, at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; (215) 923-2960.

Torah Queeries panel discussion The Reconstructionist Rabbinical College is hosting a panel discussion with local contributors to the new book, including co-editor Rabbi Joshua Lesser, at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 at the LGBT Center on Penn’s Campus, 3907 Spruce St.; (215) 576-0800.

Cabaret Eddie Sarfaty The out comedian and author performs a comedy show at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at Harlans at The Nevermore, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; (215) 862-5225.

Etc. Thunder From Down Under The famous male revue from Australia hits the stage at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at Sellersville Theater 1894, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville; (215) 257-5808.

Jim Bruer The outrageous comedy show gets it twisted at 8 p.m. Nov. 25 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; (215) 572-7650.


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