Diversions: Jan. 22-28

Diversions: Jan. 22-28

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THEATER Almost, Maine The Players Club of Swarthmore Theater presents an off-beat comedy where love takes some surprising turns for folks in a tiny northern town, through Jan. 30, 614 Fairview Road, Swarthmore; (610) 328-4271.

Becky Shaw The Wilma Theatre presents the Pulitzer Prize finalist and off-Broadway hit comedy from Obie Award-winner Gina Gionfriddo about a woman who decides to set up her best friend on a blind date with her husband’s mysterious coworker, through Jan. 31, 265 S. Broad St.; (215) 546-7824.

Blue Door Arden Theatre Company presents the story of a successful mathematics professor experiencing a sleepless night, during which a series of ancestors visits to reveal the hardships and victories that have shaped their lives, through March 21, 40 N. Second St.; (215) 922-1122.

A Chorus Line The Ritz Theatre Company presents the smash Broadway musical, through Feb. 13, 915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township., N.J.; (856) 858-5230.

The Eclectic Society The Walnut Street Theatre presents the world premiere of a complex story of drama and humor set on a university campus in 1963 New England, through March 7, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

Gagarin Way Amaryllis Theatre Company presents a story of a botched kidnapping, exploring the characters’ conflicting impulses toward apathy and outrage as dispossessed factory workers decide to make a political statement by kidnapping an executive from the factory’s multi-national corporate owner, through Feb. 7, 2030 Sansom St.; (215) 564-2431.

The Irish ... and How They Got That Way The irreverent but affectionate history of the Irish in America uses classical songs and stories as told by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt, through Feb. 28 at Kimmel’s Innovation Studio, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Love-Nothing The Barley Sheaf Players present an original drama by Andrea Daniels examining the ideals of faith, hope and love as foundations for three different coming-out tales, through Jan. 30, 810 N. Whitford Road, Lionville; (610) 363-7075.

Other Hands Luna Theatre Company presents an examination of love for the technological age, through Feb. 14 at Walnut Street Theatre’s Studio 5, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

Peter Pan An interpretation of the timeless story of Peter, Tinker Bell, Captain Hook and the Lost Boys hits the stage through Jan. 31 at Arden Theatre Company’s F. Otto Haas Stage, 40 N. Second St.; (215) 922-1122.

The Prince Independence Studio presents a story following a popular senator into the backroom of his politically charged court case, through Feb. 7 at Walnut Street Theatre’s Studio 3, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

Theater District Allens Lane Art Center presents a drama by the award-winning writer of “thirtysomething” and “My So-Called Life” about a 16-year-old who moves in with his aloof father and his boyfriend, through Feb. 6, 601 W. Allens Lane; (215) 248-0546.

The Threshing Floor Mauckingbird Theatre Company presents a one-man performance on an imagined encounter with out author James Baldwin and a fictional graduate student, who comes to interview Baldwin at his home abroad, through Jan. 31 at Adrienne Theatre’s Second Stage, 2030 Sansom St.; (215) 923-8909.

TRU Mauckingbird Theatre Company presents a look into the psyche of out author Truman Capote as he reels from social shunning by his elite Manhattan friends following Esquire Magazine’s publication of a gossip-filled chapter from his never-to-be-finished work, “Answered Prayers,” through Jan. 31 at Adrienne Theatre’s Second Stage, 2030 Sansom St.; (215) 923-8909.

Wicked The musical based on the untold story of the Wicked Witch of the West from “The Wizard of Oz” returns, through Jan. 24 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

A Winnie-the-Pooh Birthday Tail Plays & Players Family Series presents the story of a birthday very long ago when Eeyore lost his tail and Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet organized a search, through Jan. 24, 1714 Delancey Place; (215) 735-0630.

MUSIC classical An Evening of Mozart The Philadelphia Orchestra performs Mozart’s most popular works, 8 p.m. Jan. 23 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Bernards Fink Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presents the acclaimed vocalist performing an evening of songs from Germany, Portugal and Spain, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

St. Lawrence String Quartet Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presents the quartet performing the music of Hayden at 8 p.m. Jan. 27 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Beethoven’s Fifth The Philadelphia Orchestra performs one of the composer’s most popular works, 8 p.m. Jan. 28 and Feb. 2 and 2 p.m. Jan. 29 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

MUSIC other John Lilley Project The openly gay Hooters guitarist performs with his band at 8 p.m. Jan. 23 at Sellersville Theater 1984, 24 W. Temple Ave.; (215) 257-5808.

The Smithereens with John Lilley Project The rock band performs, with the out band leader opening, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

Nick Oliveri The former Queens of the Stone Age bassist performs at 8 p.m. Jan. 24 at The Khyber, 56 S. Second St.; (215) 238-5888.

Shawn Mullins and Jeffrey Gaines The two singer-songwriters perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

EXHIBITS Agulhas Gallery 339 presents an exhibition of works by Edward Dimsdale through Jan. 23, 339 S. 21st St.; (215) 731-1530.

American Pastime InLiquid presents an installation of new mixed-media work by artist Katharine Kesselring, through Feb. 5 at the Painted Bride Art Center Café Gallery, 230 Vine St.; (215) 592-1310.

Arabesque Expressionism AxD Gallery presents an exhibition of paintings by Daniel Stuelpnagel and Madeline Adams, through Feb. 6, 265 S. 10th St.; (215) 627-6250.

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 for the Philadelphia art scene, through Jan. 31, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; (215) 763-8100.

8x10 and Under: Small Landscapes Gallery 339 presents a new photography exhibition through Jan. 23, 339 S. 21st St.; (215) 731-1530.

Isaac Lin: A Place Near Here Fleisher/Ollman Gallery presents a solo exhibition of new works from the Chinese-American artist, through Feb. 20, 1616 Walnut St., Suite 100; (215) 545-7562.

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.

Rockwell’s America The largest 3-D Norman Rockwell exhibit in the world takes visitors on a unique journey that includes segments from the Academy Award-winning film “Norman Rockwell’s World,” 20 theatrical environments, 35 three-dimensional life-sized depictions of Rockwell’s characters and dozens of interactive educational experiences, through March 14 at King of Prussia Mall’s Lower Level Plaza, 256 Mall Blvd.; (610) 768-0710.

Step Right Up Bahdeebahdu presents the talented mixed-media work of Ryan Wilson Kelly, Melissa Stern and Ricky Boscarino, each bound by a circle of light to produce a single circus theme, through Jan. 30, 1522 N. American St.; (215) 627-5002.

Supergirl! NEXUS Gallery presents an exhibition of female video artists who represent themselves as superheroes in their work, through Feb. 5, 1400 N. American St., Suite 102; (215) 684-1946.

Twenty-Two Squared Twenty-Two Gallery presents an eclectic offering of affordable original art from 22 area artists, through Feb. 7, 236 S. 22nd St.; (215) 772-1911.

DANCE Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca The Kimmel Center presents the acclaimed touring flamenco company at 2 and 8 p.m. Jan. 23 at Merriam Theater, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

FILM Sing-along Screening: Oklahoma Bryn Mawr Film Institute presents a screening of the western musical at 7 p.m. Jan. 26, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; (610) 527-9898.

BOOKS Stephen Kinzer The author of the critically acclaimed book “All the Shah’s Men” speaks with Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Trudy Rubin about current U.S.-Iran relations at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; (215) 686-5322.

Ozzy Osbourne The rock legend and reality-show star signs his new book, “I am Ozzy,” at 6 p.m. Jan. 27 at Borders Books and Music, 1 S. Broad St.; (215) 568-7400.

OPERA Martha Amici Opera Company presents Flotow’s opera at 4 p.m. Jan. 24 at Tabor Lutheran Church, 4860 N. Mascher St., and 3 p.m. Jan. 31 at Dock Woods Community Center, 275 Dock Drive, Lansdale; (215) 224-0257.

CABARET Bottoms UP! Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre The intrigue begins at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at Harlans at The Nevermore, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; (215) 862-5225.

ETC Golden Globes After-Party GayBINGO AIDS Fund Philadelphia hosts the festivities at 6 p.m. Jan. 23 at The Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad St.; (215) 731-9255.

Dame Edna’s First Last Tour Philadelphia LGBT Community Meetup Group presents the comedic personality at 8 p.m. Jan. 23 at DuPont Theatre, 1007 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; (302) 656-4401.

The Scene The monthly LGBTQ dance party celebrates its one-year anniversary from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Jan. 23 at Voyeur Nightclub, 1221 St. James St.; www.tlbtbproductions.com.

Tropical Paradise on Ice Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Caribbean or Hawaii without the expense: Ice skating outdoors from 1-4 p.m. Jan. 24 at Blue Cross RiverRink, 531 N. Columbus Blvd.; (215) 925-7465.


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