Diversions: March 26- April 1

Diversions: March 26- April 1

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THEATER Broken Glass The Walnut Street Theatre’s Studio 5 presents Arthur Miller’s exploration of what it means to be Jewish and American in 1938, through April 4, 825 Walnut St. ; (215) 574-3550.

Fallen Angels Walnut Street Theatre presents a comedy about bored wives, old flames and high society, through May 2, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

The Firebird Enchantment Theatre Company joins the Philadelphia Orchestra to perform the classic Russian folk tale, 11:30 a.m. March 27 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Happily Ever After 1812 Productions presents four-time Barrymore Award-winner Mary Martello in her new cabaret about the lives of aging fairy-tale princesses, through March 28 at Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; (215) 592-9560.

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 April 18 at Kimmel’s Innovation Studio, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Language Rooms The Wilma Theater presents a black comedy that exposes the divided loyalties among today’s immigrants, discovering the rising cost of the American dream, through April 4, 265 S. Broad St.; (215) 546-7842.

Museum The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents a comic play by Tina Howe, set in the contemporary gallery of an art museum on the final day of a group show, through March 28 at the Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 S. 34th St.; (215) 898-3900.

Respect: A Musical Journey of Women Society Hill Playhouse presents an exuberant musical that recounts the journey of women in the 20th century with popular music, through April 18, 507 S. Eighth St.; (215) 923-0210.

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Arden Theatre Company presents the tragic love story, through April 11 on Arden’s F. Otto Haas Stage, 40 N. Second St.; (215) 922-1122.

Some Assembly Required BCKSEET Productions presents the one-act musical about a woman’s struggle with what is real and what is part of her medicated daydreams, through April 17 at the Red Room at Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. Eighth St.; (215) 923-0210.

Take Me Out Plays and Players Theatre looks at what happens when the star player of a professional baseball team suddenly announces his homosexuality, and the ripple effect it has on the team over the course of a season, through March 27, 1714 Delancey Place; (215) 735-0630.

Travels With My Aunt The Walnut Street Theatre’s Independence Studio 3 presents the adventures of retired bank employee Henry Pulling and his effervescent aunt Augusta as they travel around the world, April 1-18, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

Up Bristol Riverside Theatre presents the story of a man who uses a lawn chair, a weather balloon, a BB gun and a beer to escape the ordinary, through April 4, 120 Radcliffe St.; (215) 735-7356.

Waiting for Godot EgoPo Classic Theater presents an imaginative and unique staging of Samuel Beckett’s classic play, through March 28 at The Latvian Society, 531 N. Seventh St.; (800) 595-4849.

MUSIC classical Mozart and Elgar The Philadelphia Orchestra presents the debut of the stellar American violinist and Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient Stefan Jackiw, 2 p.m. March 26 and 8 p.m. March 27 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Lady in Satin Goes Latin featuring Claudia Acuña The Kimmel Center presents the Latin jazz singer from Chile, 7:30 p.m. March 26 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

The Stage Door Canteen: Lynn Roberts Returns Peter Nero and the Philly Pops perform an evening of USO songs, 8 p.m. March 26 and 3 p.m. March 27-28 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Red White and FaBLUElous The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware performs music from the 1940s and ’50s inspired by the USO, from 7-11 p.m. at Arden Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway, Arden, Del.; (302) 475-3126.

MUSIC other Mint Condition and Ledisi The R&B group and the Grammy-nominated singer perform at 8 p.m. March 26 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; (215) 572-7650.

Sweet Namaste The out acoustic folk duo performs at 7:30 p.m. March 27 at Tin Angel, 20 N. Second St.; (215) 928-0770.

Sugar Town The monthly night of lady DJs and rockers presents Gemeni Wolf, Lillie Ruth Bussey, Attia Taylor and DJ Jem, 9 p.m. March 27 at Tritone, 1508 South St.; (215) 545-0745.

Fooling April Performs “Abbey Road” The Philadelphia-based band performs the classic Beatles album at 7:30 p.m. April 1 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

EXHIBITS Ancient Rome & America The National Constitution Center presents an exhibition of rare artifacts from Italy and the United States including excavated remains from Pompeii and Roman busts of Julius Caesar and Cicero, through Aug. 1, 525 Arch St.; (215) 409-6600.

Contemporary Folklore The James A. Michener Art Museum presents an exhibition featuring the works of four regional artists mining both collective and personal stories to create sculptures that retell new histories, through June 13, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown; (215) 340-9800.

Chromatic Alchemy AxD Gallery presents an exhibition of paintings by John Clark and Gabriel Turner Byrne, through April 3, 265 S. 10th St.; (215) 627-6250.

The Hermaphrodites: Living in Two Worlds Wexler Gallery presents a group show focusing on figural sculptures that embody the literal definition of hermaphrodites (encompassing both genders) and the conceptual nature of the term, through May 1, 201 N. Third St.; (215) 923-7030.

La Femme Mystique: A Tribute to Women’s Month Vivant Art Collection presents an exhibition of works exploring femininity, through March 30, 60 N. Second St.; (215) 922-6584.

Nameless and Reverberating Fleisher/Ollman Gallery presents a solo exhibition of new drawings by Chicago artist Luis Romero, through March 27, 1616 Walnut St., Suite 100; (215) 545-7562.

Of This Century The Clay Studio presents an exhibition of works by select guest artists, through May 2, 139 N. Second St.; (215) 925-3453.

The Souvenir Shop ArtStar Gallery presents an exhibition of works from ceramic artists from all over the country, through April 25, 623 N. Second St.; (215) 238-1557.

DANCE Philadelphia Liberty Dance Challenge The same-sex ballroom dance competition — which includes the North American Same-Sex Ballroom Championship — benefits the Sapphire Fund, 5 p.m. at the Convention Center, 1101 Arch St.; (800) 428-9000.

FILM On The Waterfront The classic drama starring Marlon Brando is screened at 2 p.m. March 28 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

The Robe Bryn Mawr Film Institute screens the biblical epic at 7:30 p.m. March 31, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; (610) 527-9898.

BOOKS Open Mic The readings and/or performances start at 7 p.m. March 27 at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; (215) 923-2960.

Women’s/Trans Reading Group “Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness and Liberation” by Eli Clare is discussed at 5 p.m. April 1 at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; (215) 923-2960.

Robert Coover The author of “Noir: A Novel” hosts a book event at 7:30 p.m. April 1 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; (215) 686-5322.

OPERA BrAVA Philadelphia Academy of Vocal Arts presents a performance by Metropolitan Opera artists Joyce DiDonato, James Valenti, Angela Meade, Michael Fabiano, Burak Bilgili and more, 7:30 p.m. March 31 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

CABARET Mel & El The cabaret duo performs at 8:30 p.m. March 27 at Harlans Cabaret, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; (215) 862-5225. Etc. Tom Wilson The comedian seen on “Back to the Future” performs March 26-27 at Helium, 2031 Sansom St.; (215) 496-9001.

Both Sides of the Wall: Transgender Jewish Identity Joy Ladin, an author and the first openly transgender employee of an Orthodox Jewish institution, hosts a discussion from 8:30-9:30 p.m. March 26 at Penn Hillel, 215 S. 39th St., and from 1-2 p.m. March 27 at the University of Pennsylvania’s Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St.; (215) 898-7391.

Suzanne Westenhoefer The out comedian performs at 9 p.m. March 27 at Trump Taj Mahal’s Xanadu Theater, 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; (609) 449-1000.

Scene The monthly LGBTQ dance party celebrates its one-year anniversary from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. March 27 at Voyeur Nightclub, 1221 St. James St.; www.tlbtbproductions.com.


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