Diversions: Feb. 12-18

Diversions: Feb. 12-18

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

Bye Bye Birdie The Players Club of Swarthmore Theater presents the Tony Award-winning musical Feb. 18-March 6, 614 Fairview Road, Swarthmore; (866) 811-4111.

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.

Master Class The Media Theatre presents Terrence McNally’s award-winning play about a diva using the class she is teaching as a platform for her own glory as she reminisces about her career and her life, through Feb. 21, 104 E. State St., Media; (610) 891-0100.

Medea Villanova Theatre presents the scorching tale of passion, love and vengeance where a scorned wife, unhinged by grief, lays plans for swift and terrible retribution, leaving catastrophe in her wake, through Feb. 14 at Vasey Hall, 800 Lancaster Ave., Villanova; (609) 519-7474.

The Music of Andrew Lloyd Weber Six Broadway stars perform classics by the legendary composer, through Feb. 14 at the Merriam Theater, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

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.

Our Funny Mother: I’m Not Crazy Showbliz presents a comedic perspective on marriage, motherhood and the unrealistic perfection that is thrust upon women, Feb. 18-20 at Walnut Street Theatre’s Studio 5, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

MUSIC classical The Firebird The Philadelphia Orchestra performs the Stravinsky piece among other concertos at 8 p.m. Feb. 13 and 16 and 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Orion Quartet Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presents the acclaimed group premiering a new work written by esteemed composer David Dzubay at 8 p.m. Feb. 12 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Philadelphia Premieres The Philadelphia Orchestra performs an evening of new works at 8 p.m. Feb. 18 and 2 p.m. Feb. 19 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Takács Quartet Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presents the Grammy Award-winning quartet at 8 p.m. Feb. 18 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

MUSIC other Garrison Star The out singer-songwriter performs at 10:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at Tin Angel, 20 S. Second St.; (215) 928-0770.

Alô Brasil: Carnaval 2010 The Philadelphia group specializing in Brazilian music performs at 8 p.m. Feb. 13 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

Songwriter Competition: Valentine’s Day SUCKS BCKSEET Productions hosts its sixth-annual benefit concert with Carlota Ttendant serving as mistress of ceremonies, 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at Society Hill Playhouse’s Red Room, 507 S. Eighth St.; (215) 923-0210.

Cassidy The former Antigone Rising lead singer performs a solo acoustic show at 10:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

Rev. Run The Run DMC MC hosts the after-party of the Kid Rock concert, 11 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa’s Club Mixx, 1 Event Center, Atlantic City, N.J.; (609) 317-1000.

A Valentine’s Evening of Solid Gold Memories Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, Earl “Speedo” Carroll & The Cadillacs, The Marcels, La La Brooks (original lead singer of The Crystals), Johnny Farina (of Santo & Johnny) plus Philly’s own Charlie Grace perform a night of golden oldies at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; (215) 572-7650.

Mardi Gras with Wild Bohemians Celebrate Fat Tuesday at 8 p.m. Feb. 16 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

Tegan and Sara The out rock duo performs at 8 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Tower Theater, 19 S. 69th St., Upper Darby; (609) 352-2887.

Mos Def, De La Soul, Pete Rock and Slick Rick The hip-hop stars perform 8 p.m. Feb. 18 at Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-5483.

EXHIBITS Fabricated Stories AxD Gallery presents an exhibition of mixed-media works by Dolores Poacelli and David Carrow, through March 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.

Inspiring a Nation The National Constitution Center hosts an exhibition featuring World War I posters created by Philadelphia Sketch Club artists, through 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.

It Was Good While It Lasted Space 1026 presents a joint exhibition by Blake E. Marquis and Justin Van Hoy, through Feb. 26, 1026 Arch St., second floor; (215) 574-7630.

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.

Sanbao: A Way of Living and Working The Clay Studio presents an exhibition of works from Jackson Li, through March 14, 139 N. Second St.; (215) 925-3453.

Dance The Mentalist The Annenberg Center presents a movement installation that transforms an empty room on site, covering the space with sound, video paintings, live graffiti writing, punk-rock ramblings and breathtaking dancing, at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Harold Prince Theater, 3680 Walnut St.; (215) 898-3900.

FILM 300 Mugshots Coffeeshop and Café presents the over-the-top action film as part of its “Graphic Novel Film Series” at 7 p.m. Feb. 12, 2100 Fairmount Ave.; (267) 514-7145.

Casablanca The classic film is screened at 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

Office Space The comedy film is screened 8 p.m. Feb. 17 at Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-5483.

Ghost World Mugshots Coffeeshop and Café presents the film as part of its “Graphic Novel Film Series” at 7 p.m. Feb. 15, 2100 Fairmount Ave.; (267) 514-7145.

Big Picture Alliance 15th Anniversary Bryn Mawr Film Institute presents films produced and directed by Philadelphia’s young filmmakers at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; (610) 527-9898.

Time Cop Mugshots Coffeeshop and Café presents the science-fiction film as part of its “Graphic Novel Film Series” at 2 p.m. Feb. 17, 2100 Fairmount Ave.; (267) 514-7145.

CABARET Isn’t It Romantic Eddie Bruce performs a Valentine’s Day show at 5 p.m. at Top of the Tower, 1717 Arch St., 50th floor; (215) 567-8787.

ETC Michael & Michael Have Live Tour Comedians Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 12 at Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-5483.

Brothers Network Discussion Forum: Black-on-Black Male Love The provocative, no-holds-barred discussion series continues with an exploration of black-on-black male love, images of which the mainstream media almost never present to the general public, from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 13 at Arts Condo Community Room, 1324 Locust St.; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PGMC Bachelor Auction Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus’ annual fundraiser features a chance to bid on a date with some of the most eligible bachelors in town, as well as DJ Michael DeCero, a karaoke contest and much more, at 9 p.m. Feb. 12 at Voyeur, 1221 St. James St.; (215) 735-5772.

Cupid Ain’t @#$%!: An Anti-Valentine’s Day Poetry Movement The event featuring out poets finally gives singles and political aficionados sick of Hallmark cards something fun to do on Valentine’s weekend, at 8 p.m. Feb. 12 at Mar Bar, 200 S. 40th St., and 8 p.m. Feb. 13 at Marathon Grill, 1818 Market St.; e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for tickets.

Kathleen Madigan The comedian performs at 8 p.m. Feb. 13 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; (215) 572-7650.


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