Diversions: Nov. 26-Dec. 2

Diversions: Nov. 26-Dec. 2

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THEATER
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the award-winning tale of six kids in the throes of puberty vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime, through Dec. 5 at Suzanne Roberts Theater, 480 S. Broad St.; (215) 985-0420.

Annie Media Theater presents the musical with out comedian and TV star Wanda Sykes star as Miss Hannigan, through Dec. 12 and Jan. 12-16, 104 E. State St., Media; (610) 891-0100.

The Borrowers Arden Theatre Company presents an adaptation of the beloved children’s novel, Dec. 1-Jan. 30 on the F. Otto Haas Stage, 40 N. Second St.; (215) 922-1122.

Caesar’s Palace O’ Fun The Walnut Street Theatre presents a musical variety show centered around an outrageous lounge lothario, through Jan. 2 at Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

I Capture The Castle The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents the romantic comedy about a 17-year-old budding writer, Cassandra, and her eccentric family, who live in a crumbling 17th-century English castle, Dec. 1-Jan. 2, 36 Madison Ave., Madison, N.J.; (973) 408-5600.

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas The Walnut Street Theatre presents an all-new production of the holiday Broadway musical, through Jan. 9, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

Jersey Boys The Kimmel Center’s Broadway series presents the award-winning musical about Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi, through Dec. 12 at Forrest Theatre, 1114 Walnut St.; (215) 790-5847.

My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy Society Hill Playhouse presents a comedic one-man show through Dec. 12, 507 S. Eighth St.; (215) 923-0210.

Old Wicked Songs Bristol Riverside Theater presents out playwright Jon Maran’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama about a piano prodigy who travels to Vienna, desperate to regain his waning creative spark, through Dec. 5, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; (215) 785-0100.

The Santaland Diaries Flashpoint Theatre Company presents an adaptation of out humorist David Sedaris’ comedic look at the holidays, Dec. 1-19 at Second Stage at The Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St.; (215) 568-8077.

Sister’s Christmas Catechism The Kimmel Center’s Off Broadway Series presents the holiday-themed comedy, through Nov. 28 at Innovation Studio, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

South Pacific The Kimmel Center’s Broadway Series presents the classic musical, through Nov. 28 at the Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

This Is the Week That Is 1812 Productions presents the smash news comedy returning for its fifth year, Dec. 2-31 at Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St.; (215) 592-9560.

MUSIC
Bob Dylan The legendary rock singer performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City; (609) 317-1000.

KT Tunstall The rock singer performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-6888.

The Machine The Pink Floyd tribute band performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 26 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; (215) 572-7650.

Bret Michaels The rock singer performs at 9 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Tropicana Casino & Resort, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; (609) 340-4000.

Beatlemania Now The Beatles Tribute act performs at 3 and 8 p.m. Nov. 27 at Sellersville Theater, 24 W. Temple Ave.; (215) 257-5808.

Ray Davies The classic-rock singer performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 27 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes The E Street band member performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 27 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; (215) 572-7650.

Sugar Town benefit for Philabundance Janet Bresslerm Prima Donna, Jeska from Showin Tell, Little Invisibles, Christine Leneem and Alison Tartalia perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 27 at Tritone, 1508 South St.; (215) 545-0475.

Brandon Flowers The Killers frontman performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; (610) 784-5400.

Debbie Reynolds The actress, singer and dancer performs at 8 p.m. Dec. 1 at Taj Mahal Atlantic City, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Ave.; (609) 449-1000.

Mike Doughty The Soul Coughing singer performs at 8 p.m. Dec. 2 at Sellersville Theater, 24 W. Temple Ave.; (215) 257-5808.

Res The pop/rock singer performs at 8 p.m. Dec. 2 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

EXHIBITS
Art of the American Soldier The National Constitution Center presents the world-debut exhibition of over 15,000 paintings and sketches created by 1,300 American soldiers in the line of duty, through Jan. 10, 525 Arch St.; (215) 409-6895.

Best of Show University of the Arts hosts an exhibition of The Photo Review 2010 Competition Prize Winners, through Dec. 10 at Gallery 1401, 14th floor of Terra Hall, 211 S. Broad St.; (215) 717-6300.

Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt The Franklin Institute presents an exhibition of 150 artifacts from Egypt, through Jan. 2, 20th Street and the Parkway; (215) 448-1200.

Desert Jewels: North African Jewelry and Photography from the Xavier Guerrand-Hermes Collection Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of jewelry and historic photographs from Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Egypt and Tunisia, through Dec. 5, 26th Street and the Parkway; (215) 763-8100.

Eakins on Paper: Drawings and Watercolors from the Collection Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of 10 rarely seen drawings and watercolors that survey the early work of Thomas Eakins, through Dec. 19, 26th Street and the Parkway; (215) 763-8100.

A Glimpse of Paradise: Gold in Islamic Art Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition exploring the unique status of gold in Islam through a small group of objects drawn from the museum’s collection, through April, 26th Street and the Parkway; (215) 763-8100.

John Folinsbee and American Modernism Woodmere Art Museum presents a fresh look at the New Hope painter’s life and work, revealing the artist’s move from impressionism toward modernism, through March 6, 9201 Germantown Ave.; (215) 247-0476.

Listen to My Story, See Through My Eyes: Stories from the Robert R. Rosenbaum Oral History Project The William Way LGBT Community Center presents video recordings of over 40 oral histories from local activists, celebrities and everyday people in the LGBT community, through Dec. 25, 1315 Spruce St.; (215) 732-2220.

Object and Fields AxD Gallery presents an exhibition of works by Mike Stack and Carrie Patterson, through Dec. 4, 265 S. 10th St.; (215) 627-6250.

Pleasures and Pastimes in Japanese Art Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of costumes, masks and poetry exploring the ways in which leisure time was interpreted across all social classes in Japanese art, through January, 26th Street and the Parkway; (215) 763-8100.

The Visionary State: A Journey Through California’s Spiritual LandscapeUniversity of the Arts hosts an exhibition by photographer Michael Rauner taking the viewer on a tour of California’s more eccentric religious movements, through Dec. 10 at Gallery 1401, 15th floor of Terra Hall, 211 S. Broad St.; (215) 717-6300.

DANCE
Parsons Dance The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents the multi-media dance troupe, Dec. 2-4 at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; (215) 898-3900.

FILM
Monty Python and the Holy Grail The classic comedy is screened Nov. 26-29 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

The Lady Vanishes The Alfred Hitchcock film is screened at 2 p.m. Nov. 28 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

The Expendables The 2010 action film is screened at 8 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-6888.

BOOKS
Arlene Weintraub The author of “Selling the Fountain of Youth: How the Anti-Aging Industry Made a Disease out of Getting Old — And Made Millions,” hosts a discussion at 6 p.m. Dec. 1 at Penn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut St.; (215) 898-7595.

Dr. Joan Capuzzi The veterinarian and author of “Knack Puppies: A Complete Guide to Raising a Happy Puppy in a Positive Environment” hosts a Q&A at 5 p.m. Dec. 2 at Penn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut St.; (215) 898-7595.

CABARET
Back In The Army Cabaret Society Hill Playhouse presents the military-themed show filled with drag and drama, through Nov. 28, 507 S. Eighth St.; (215) 923-0210.

ETC
Morris Arboretum’s Holiday Garden Railway The holiday-themed quarter mile displays bustling model trains and buildings, through Jan. 2, 100 E. Northwestern Ave.; www.morrisarboretum.org.

Jo Koy The comedian performs at 9 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City; (609) 317-1000.

Jay Leno The comedian and TV personality performs at 9 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City; (609) 317-1000.


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