Diversions: Jan. 29-Feb. 4

Diversions: Jan. 29-Feb. 4

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THEATER Becky Shaw The Wilma Theatre presents the Pulitzer Prize finalist and off-Broadway hit comedy from 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 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 Twp., 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.

Love-Nothing The Barley Sheaf Players present an original drama by Andrea Daniels that examines 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.

RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles The show that is the next best thing to seeing The Beatles runs Feb. 2-7 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

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 about 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, (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; (215) 923-8909.

MUSIC classical American Composers Orchestra The Annenberg Center presents Cuban-born composer/saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera joining Orchestra Underground in a concerto for saxophone and double bass, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at Harold Prince Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; (215) 898-3900.

Anniversary Concert The Philadelphia Orchestra performs with Sting at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Soweto Gospel Choir The Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble performs a program of tribal, traditional and popular African gospel, 8 p.m. Jan. 30 at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; (215) 898-3900.

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

Sheherazade The Philadelphia Orchestra performs a rendering of tales from “A Thousand and One Nights,” 8 p.m. Feb. 4-6 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Richard Good and Jonathan Bliss Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presents the acclaimed pianists at 8 p.m. Feb. 4 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

MUSIC other Marc Silver & The Stonethrowers The out singer-songwriter performs a free show with his band at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at Kimmel’s Commonwealth Plaza, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

A Trick of the Tail The Genesis tribute band performs at 8 p.m. Jan. 29 and 30 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; (215) 572-7650.

Sugar Town The monthly show of lady rockers and DJs celebrates its ninth year with Bells Bells Bells, Frisky or Trusty, Party Photographer and Maria T, 9 p.m. Jan. 30 at Tritone, 1508 South St.; (215) 545-0475.

Lukas Rossi “The Rockstar: Supernova” singer performs at 8 p.m. Feb. 3 at Tin Angel, 20 S. Second St.; (215) 928-0770.

EXHIBITS 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.

Inspiring a Nation The National Constitution Center hosts an exhibition featuring World War I posters by Philadelphia Sketch Club artists, Feb. 4-April 25, 525 Arch St.; (215) 409-6700.

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.

Haitian Earthquake Victims Benefit: Jerry Garcia: A Visual Journey The nationally touring exhibition of artwork by Jerry Garcia, featuring one of the largest collections of rare original drawings, watercolors and hand-signed lithographs, and a local charity whose mission is to provide aid to worthy causes, host a sale to benefit the earthquake victims in Haiti, Jan. 29-31 at The Frame Station Gallery, 643 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn; (610) 999-5880.

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 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.

FILM Dust & Illusions: A Burning Man Film The Philadelphia Film Society screens this documentary about the annual festival, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

Steamboat Bill, Jr. The 1928 silent film is screened at 2 p.m. Jan. 31 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

Fight Club The first rule is we don’t talk about it, 8 p.m. Feb. 1 at Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-5483.

Keeping the Peace Bryn Mawr Film Institute presents a screening of the documentary about Delaware resident and Philadelphia native Michael Berg, who became a national media figure in 2004 when his son, Nick, was captured and killed in Iraq by Islamic militants, at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 1, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; (610) 527-9898.

Sin City Mugshots Coffeeshop and Café presents the pulp-action flick as part of its “Graphic Novel Film Series,” 7 p.m. Feb. 3, 2100 Fairmount Ave.; (267) 514-7145.

BOOKS Sonia Sanchez The acclaimed poet and activist hosts a reading at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; (215) 686-5322.

CA Conrad, Frank Sherlock and Zoe Strauss The authors of “The City Real & Imagined” read and sign copies of their new book celebrating Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th St.; (215) 898-7108.

OPERA Martha Amici Opera Company presents Flotow’s opera at 3 p.m. Jan. 31 at Dock Woods Community Center, 275 Dock Drive, Lansdale; (215) 224-0257.

CABARET Hams Across America Pig Iron Theater Company’s annual benefit cabaret and auction kicks off at 8 p.m. Jan. 29 at Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-5483.

Winter Festival — Come to the Cabaret! Lindsey Meredith Buffa will perform standards as well as Broadway showtunes at 7 p.m. Jan. 30 at Harlans at The Nevermore, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; (215) 862-5225.

Pretty Things Peepshow Glitter City Productions gets naughty at 10 p.m. Jan. 30 at Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-5483.

ETC Half Jewish, Half Very Jewish Comedian Elon Gold performs his one-man show about Judaism at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; (215) 572-7650.

Miss’d America Pageant Proceeds from this spoof of the Miss America Pageant benefit the Atlantic City GLBT Alliance, William Way LGBT Community Center, Broadway Cares-Equity Fight AIDS and the South Jersey AIDS Alliance, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; (609) 348-7000.


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