The week ahead
Dark City The psychedelic noir film is screened 9:45 p.m. at Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-0223.
Celebrate People’s History: Book Release & Poster Show The book release and exhibition celebrates the works of activist artist Josh MacPhee, who commissioned and produced over 100 posters by more than 80 artists that pay tribute to revolution, racial justice, women’s rights, queer liberation, labor struggles and creative activism and organizing, 7-10 p.m. at Studio 34, 4522 Baltimore Ave.; 215-387-3434.
Kiki’s Delivery Service The Japanese anime film is screened 2 p.m. at Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-0223.
Nancy Harms The cabaret singer performs at 8:30 p.m. at Bob Egan’s New Hope, Ramada Inn, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; 215-862-5225.
CA Conrad The out author celebrates Elvis’ birthday with a reading of his book “The Complete Advanced Elvis Course,” 5:30 p.m. at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; 215-923-2960.
Cristoforo Colombo Amici Opera Company presents Franchetti’s opera at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at Dock Wood Community, 275 Dock Drive, Lansdale; 215-224-0257.
Chamber Music Concert The Philadelphia Orchestra performs an intimate show with guest artists, 3 p.m. at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5847.
Nancy Weiss The cabaret singer performs at 3 p.m. at Bob Egan’s New Hope, Ramada Inn, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; 215-862-5225.
Steven Berkoff’s East EgoPo Salon hosts a celebration of wasted youth in London’s East End, 8:30 p.m. at L’Etage, 624 S. Sixth St.; www.egopo.org.
Equality PA, HRC & ACLU Town Hall Meeting The advocacy groups host an open meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.; 215-732-2220.
Machete The pulp action film is screened at 8 p.m. at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.
First Person StorySlam Spoken-word artists throw down at 8:30 p.m. at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.
Wine Tasting: Celebrate French Wines Randy Uhler from Southern Wines and Spirits will guide guests through the intricacies of France’s rich wine culture, 5 p.m. at Sellersville Theater, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808.
Dr. David Brendel The visiting scholar and author of “What is Your Psychiatrist Thinking About” hosts a discussion at 4 p.m. at Penn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut St.; 215-898-7595.
Philly Sings Sun Records Local artists perform a tribute to the sounds of the legendary Sun Records, 8 p.m. at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.
Kim and Kang Play Bach The Philadelphia Orchestra performs with guest conductor Donald Runnicles of Deutsche Oper Berlin, the BBC Scottish Symphony and the Grand Teton Music Festival, 8 p.m. at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5847.
“Dwayne 2011” Cabaret singer Dwayne Dunlevey performs at 8 p.m. at Bob Egan’s New Hope, Ramada Inn, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; 215-862-5225.
Terrance Dean The author of “Straight from Your Gay Best Friend: The Straight-Up Truth about Relationships, Work and Having a Fabulous Life” hosts a reading at 5:30 p.m. at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; 215-923-2960.
The Seventh Annual Elvis Birthday Bash Two acclaimed Elvis impersonators perform a tribute show, 8 p.m. at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave.; 215-572-7650.
The Inca Trail The Philadelphia Orchestra performs music from South America, 7 p.m. at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5847.
The Smithereens The rock band performs at 8 p.m. at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.
[title of show] Mauckingbird Theatre Company presents a production looking at the creation of a Broadway-bound musical, Jan. 12-30 at Upstairs at Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-923-8909.
Woman/Object AxD Gallery presents an exhibition of Larry Wood’s works of sculpted steel evoking shapes of the female body, Jan. 14-Feb. 19, 265 S. 10th St.; 215-627-6250.
Amadeus Theater Alliance of Greater Philadelphia presents the story of the famed composer, Jan. 7-16 at The Kelsey Theatre at MCCC, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, N.J.; 609-570-3333.
Pumpgirl Inis Nua Theatre Company presents the story of a homely, tomboyish pump girl at a rundown gas station in rural Ireland, whose obsession with a local racetrack star threatens more than the feelings of his disenchanted wife, Jan. 11-23 at Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-454-9776.
Annie Media Theater presents the musical through Jan. 23 with out comedian and TV star Wanda Sykes starring as Miss Hannigan, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100.
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 2011, 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 towards modernism, through March 6, 9201 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-0476.
Les Misérables The Kimmel Center presents a new 25th-anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, through Jan. 15 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5847.
Mark Cohen: Strange Evidence Philadelphia Museum of Art presents a select group of some 50 of Mark Cohen’s black-and-white and color photographs made over the past 40 years, through March 13, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
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 Jan. 30, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
The Borrowers Arden Theatre Company presents the story of a tiny family whose dollhouse lives are uprooted and they are forced to make their way in the giant universe that surrounds them, through Jan. 30, 40 N. Second St.; 215-922-1122.
Tailoring Philadelphia: Tradition and Innovation in Menswear Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition focusing on Philadelphia’s tailoring industry, featuring clothing designed by Francis Toscani (1915–1973), through summer 2011, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
To Love, Honor, and Obey? Stories of Italian Renaissance Marriage Chests Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition the commemorative works of art, through July 2011, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
The Understudy Wilma Theater presents a comedy about a war of will between actors, through Jan. 30, 265 S. Broad St.; 215-546-7824.
Virtues and Vices: Moralizing Prints in the Low Countries, 1550-1600 Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of moralizing prints created between 1550 and 1600 in Antwerp and Haarlem, through Feb. 27, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
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.
Between Now & Then AxD Gallery presents an exhibition of paintings by Matthew Ostroff and Amber Dubois, through Jan. 8, 265 S. 10th St.; 215-627-6250.
Eakins on Paper: Drawings and Watercolors from the Collection Philadelphia Museum of Art presents 10 rarely seen drawings and watercolors, early work of Thomas Eakins, through Jan. 9, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
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.
Miss Witherspoon New City Stage Company presents a dark farce about a woman who kills herself and is forced to return to earth to finished the lessons she needs to learn, through Jan. 9 at Adrienne Theatre Mainstage, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-568-8079.
Mozart’s Requiem The Philadelphia Orchestra performs works by the legendary composer, through Jan. 9 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5847.
Nuncrackers Hedgegrow Theatre presents Dan Goggin’s holiday sequel to “Nunsense” featuring original cast member Micki Sharpe, through Jan. 9, 64 Rose Valley Road, Media; 610-565-4211.
The Three Musketeers: A Musical Panto People’s Light and Theatre Company presents a swashbuckling musical, through Jan. 9, 39 Conestoga Road; 610-644-3500.