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.
Beauty Queens Gone Wrong GayBINGO! AIDS Fund hosts the popular monthly event from 7-10 p.m. at Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad St.; 215-731-9255.
The Inca Trail The Philadelphia Orchestra performs music from South America at 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.
Queer & Trans Yoga with Jacoby Ballard A class specifically for the LGBT community that recognizes and adores the many ways of expressing gender and loving others, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Studio 34, 4522 Baltimore Ave.; 215-387-3434.
Steamboy The Japanese anime film is screened at 2 p.m. at Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-0223.
Big Shot: The Ultimate Billy Joel Experience The cover band performs at 8 p.m. at Sellersville Theater, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808.
Flatland 2010 The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and idyosynCrazy productions presents a physical theater work examining human miscommunication, 8 p.m. at Harold Prince Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; (215) 898-3900.
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 at 8 p.m. at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5847.
The Village People and Gloria Gaynor The dance acts perform at 8 p.m. at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave.; 215-572-7650.
The Philthy New York Grind Show The sideshow and burlesque extravaganza from Coney Island hits town at 9:30 p.m. at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.
The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek The controversial 1944 comedy is screened at 2 p.m. at Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-0223.
The Barber of Seville Amici Opera Company presents Rossini’s opera at 3 p.m. at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, 411 Susquehanna Road, Ambler; 215-224-0257.
2U The U2 tribute band performs at 7:30 p.m. at Sellersville Theater, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808.
Chris Pureka The out singer-songwriter performs at 8 p.m. at Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 Frankford Ave.; 215-739-9684.
2011 Miss’d America Pageant The annual fundraiser, hosted this year by out comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer, returns from 8-10 p.m. at Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-449-7129.
Her HRC Philadelphia Liberty City Kings Drag & Burlesque perform at the first Her HRC program, specifically designed by the Human Rights Campaign to celebrate women and engage them in the fight for equality, from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at Sisters, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735.
Police Advisory Commission The William Way LGBT Community Center hosts a community meeting about concerns over crime and increased sensitivity training for police personnel, 6-8 p.m., 1315 Spruce St.; 215-732-2220.
Mark Ballas The dancer from “Dancing with the Stars” and musician performs an acoustic set at 7:30 p.m. at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.
Catfish The 2010 film is screened at 8 p.m. at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.
Gay Roller Skating Party Liberty Belle Invitational hosts an evening of fun on wheels from 8:30-10:30 p.m. at Cherry Hill Skating Center, 664 Deer Road, Cherry Hill, N.J.; 856-795-1919.
Thomas Belton The author of “Protecting New Jersey’s Environment: From Cancer Alley to the New Garden State” hosts a discussion at 6 p.m. at Penn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut St.; (215) 898-7595.
Edmund Morris The author of “Colonel Roosevelt” hosts a reading at 7:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-686-5322.
Mitsuko Uchida Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presents the acclaimed pianist at 8 p.m. at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5847.
Chef Louisa Shafia The author of “Lucid Food: Cooking for an Eco-Conscious Life” hosts a discussion at 5:30 p.m. at Penn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut St.; (215) 898-7595.
Book Club: “Our Lady of Flowers” by Jean Genet The William Way LGBT Community Center hosts a discussion of Genet’s first, and some argue greatest, novel, which was written while he was in prison, 7-8 p.m., 1315 Spruce St.; 215-732-2220.
Sister Hazel The alt-rock band performs an acoustic set at 8 p.m. at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.
Fighting Homophobia in Africa: Frank Mugisha Speaks Out in Philadelphia The William Way LGBT Community Center hosts a discussion with Mugisha, the executive director of Sexual Minorities of Uganda (SMUG), on the current political, religious and social climate for LGBT people in Uganda, from 5-7 p.m., 1315 Spruce St.; 215-732-2220.
Brian Sanders’ JUNK-18 3/4 Anniversary Celebration The choreographer celebrates his company’s 18-plus years of success with a performance from 7-9 p.m. at Arts Bank, 601 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.
Ching-Yun Hu The concert pianist performs a benefit for William Way LGBT Community Center at 7 p.m. at the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia, 1906 Rittenhouse Square; call 215-732-2220 for tickets.
An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt The two solo artists perform at 8 p.m. at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5847.
Yo La Tengo The alternative-rock band performs at 8 p.m. at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.
Pigadilly Circus Pig Iron Theater Company hosts its annual benefit cabaret and auction at 8 p.m. at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.
Stimulus DJ K.ash is back for the monthly LGBTQ dance party, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. at Marathon Grill, 929 Walnut St.; www.stimulusphilly.com.
Amadeus Walnut Street Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning play about the legendary composer, Jan. 18-March 6, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.
Boom Bap Tourism The Painted Bride Art Center presents Makoto Hirano’s newest solo performance, directed by Sarah Sanford, Jan. 20-21, 230 Vine St.; 215-922-9914.
California Redemption Value Papermill Theater presents a comedic celebration of the redemptive power of lying, Jan. 15-Feb. 6, 2825 Ormes St.; 510-292-6403.
Coming: A Rock Musical of Biblical Proportions Traverse Arts Project presents a musical starring Erik Ransom as narrator Damian Salt, an openly bisexual, avowed atheist glam icon who just so happens to be the antichrist, through Feb. 6 at Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.; 215-569-9700.
The Glass Menagerie Walnut Street Theater presents an all-new production of the classic Tennessee Williams play, Jan. 20-Feb. 6 at Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.
In the Heights The Kimmel Center presents the Tony Award-winning musical set in a vibrant Manhattan community, Jan. 18-23 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5847.
Keigwin + Company The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents the full-length production fusing concert dance, camp and cabaret, Jan. 20-22 at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; (215) 898-3900.
Race Philadelphia Theatre Company presents Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet’s newest play about two lawyers, one black and one white, offered the chance to defend a wealthy executive charged with a shocking crime against a young black woman, Jan. 21-Feb. 13 at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420.
Woman/Object AxD Gallery presents an exhibition of Larry Wood’s works of sculpted steel evoking shapes of the female body, through Feb. 19, 265 S. 10th St.; 215-627-6250.
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.
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.
The Fantasticks The Players Club of Swarthmore Theater presents a musical about a girl and a boy and the Spanish gaucho hired by their fathers to whip up a romance, through Jan. 22, 614 Fairview Ave., Swarthmore; 610-328-4271.
Gilbert Conducts The Philadelphia Orchestra teams with New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert for Rouse’s Oboe Concerto, Jan. 20-22 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5847.
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 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.
Mark Cohen: Strange Evidence Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of 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.
Parenting 101: The Musical! The musical comedy about the various stages of raising children is on stage through March 6 at Kimmel’s Innovation Studio, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5847.
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.
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 (1915-73), through summer, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
[title of show] Mauckingbird Theatre Company presents a production looking behind the scenes of the creation of a Broadway-bound musical, through Jan. 30 at Upstairs at The Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-923-8909.
To Love, Honor and Obey? Stories of Italian Renaissance Marriage Chests Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of the commemorative works of art, through July, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
The Understudy Wilma Theater presents 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 1550-1600 in Antwerp and Haarlem, through Feb. 27, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
The King’s Speech The acclaimed 2010 film is screened through Jan. 20 at Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-0223.
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.
Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders The 2008 film is screened through Jan. 16-19 at Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-0223.