Out & About: March 25-April 1

Out & About: March 25-April 1

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Fri. 03/25
Jill Sobule The singer-songwriter performs at 7:30 p.m. at Tin Angel, 20 N. Second St.; 215-928-0770.

Elton John The out singer performs at 8 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-336-3600.

Jeff Beck’s Rock ’n’ Roll Party The legendary guitarist performs at 8 and 10:45 p.m. at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave.; 215-572-7650.

Jefferson Starship The classic-rock band performs at 8 p.m. at Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-0223.

Sat. 03/26
Philadelphia Liberty Dance Challenge The sixth annual same-sex dance competition returns to town from 9 a.m.-noon, 1-5 p.m. and 7-11 p.m. at Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St.; 732-525-0688.

Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker The animated Batman film is screened at 2 p.m. at Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-0223.

From Where We Sit: Black Writers Write Black Youth Victoria Brownworth and contributors to a new anthology, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, Becky Birtha, Lowell Boston and Lisa R. Nelson, host a reading and book signing at 5:30 p.m. at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; 215-923-2960.

The Fab Faux The Beatles tribute band performs at 8 p.m. at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave.; 215-572-7650.

The Legwarmers The ’80s tribute band performs at 8 p.m. at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.

Lil’ Wayne and Nicki Minaj The hip-hop stars perform at 8 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-336-3600.

Joanne DeSimone and Friends The cabaret singer performs with guests Debbie Knight, Janet Wright, Shayne Frederick, Sonny James and Terry Fenningham, 8:30 p.m. at Bob Egan’s New Hope, Ramada Inn, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; 215-862-5225.

Sun. 03/27
Lover Come Back The 1962 film starring Rock Hudson and Doris Day is screened at 2 p.m. at Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-0223.

Garrison Starr The out singer-songwriter performs at 7 p.m. at Tin Angel, 20 N. Second St.; 215-928-0770.

Mon. 03/28
The Social Network The Oscar-winning film is screened at 8 p.m. at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.

Tue. 03/29
Felice Picano and David Pratt The author of “True Stories: Portraits from my Past” and the author of “Bob the Book” host a reading at 5:30 p.m. at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; 215-923-2960.

Thin Lizzy The classic-rock band performs at 8 p.m. at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave.; 215-572-7650.

Whip It The Penn Jersey Roller Girls host a screening of the roller-derby film at 8:30 p.m. at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.

Wed. 03/30
Kaki King The out guitarist and singer-songwriter performs at 8 p.m. at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

Thu. 03/31
Jessica Lea Mayfield with Daniel Martin Moore The singer-songwriter and the guitarist for The Black Keys perform at 8 p.m. at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

The 2011 Miss Bob & Barbara’s Pageant The current reigning Miss Bob & Barbara’s, Desiree Evergreene, along with Miss Lisa Lisa, host and perform at the competition, from 10 p.m.-1 a.m., at Bob & Barbara’s, 1509 South St.; 215-545-4511.

Fri. 04/01
AIDS Fund’s Black-Tie GayBINGO AIDS Fund Philadelphia hosts the fundraising event at 6:30 p.m. at Crystal Tea Room, 100 Penn Square East, The Wanamaker Building; 215-731-9255.

Nnenna Freelon The Grammy Award-winning jazz singer performs 8 p.m. at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900.

The Residents The avant-garde band performs at 8 p.m. at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

Opening
Je’Caryous Johnson’s Marriage Material A couple’s counseling retreat goes sour for a couple when their skeletons come flying out of the closet, March 31-April 3 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-731-3333.

Music and Comedy Peter Nero and the Philly Pops perform with comedian Robert Klein, March 30-April 3 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

Paul Mooney The comedian seen on “Chappelle’s Show” performs March 30-April 2 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.

Speaking In Tongues Walnut Street Theatre presents a psychological thriller comprised of interwoven stories March 29-April 17 at Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.

Truly Classical The Philadelphia Orchestra performs with Canadian-born Philadelphian Marc-André Hamelin, led by Munich-born Jun Märkl, March 31-April 2 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

Continuing
Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps Walnut Street Theatre presents Alfred Hitchcock’s fast-paced spy mystery through May 1, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.

Epherman Existence Gallery 339 presents an exhibition by Tetsugo Hyakutake exploring the contradictions inherent in the Japanese landscape, and how those contradictions offer clues to understanding Japan today, through May 7, 339 S. 21st St.; 215-731-1530.

The Eyes of Babylon The Bristol Riverside Theatre presents the one-man show written and performed by out former Marine Jeff Key, who served in Iraq under the ban on openly gay servicemembers, through April 3, 120 Radcliffe St.; 215-785-0100.

Facing Out, Facing In: Figurative Works The James A. Michener Art Museum, through May 1, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown; 215-340-9800.

Fruitville/The School Papers AxD Gallery presents an exhibition of two series of intimate, seldom-seen works by artist Douglas Witmer, through April 2, 265 S. 10th St.; 215-627-6250.

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.

In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play The Wilma Theater, through April 3, 265 S. Broad St.; 215-546-7824.

Mary Poppins The stage adaptation of the beloved Disney musical, through April 17 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-731-3333.

The Men of Mah Jongg Society Hill Playhouse presents the story of four aging poker buddies who discover the joy of playing mah jongg, through April 17 in the Red Room, 507 S. Eighth St.; 215-923-0210.

The Peacock Male: Exuberance and Extremes in Masculine Dress Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition, drawn from the museum’s collection of Western fashion, examining 300 years of men’s sartorial display, through June, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

Spies, Traitors & Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America The National Constitution Center, through May 30, 525 Arch St.; 215-409-6600.

Superior Donuts Arden Theatre Company presents a comedy about a doughnut shop that’s undergoing some changes along with its surrounding community that it’s in, through April 3 at F. Otto Hass Stage, 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 (1915-73), through summer, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

The Terrible Girls Azuka Theatre presents a dark comedy of friendship, obsession and Southern sensibilities, through April 3 at The Latvian Society, 531 N. Seventh St.; 215-733-0255.

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.

Closing
Ella The Musical The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents the story of the great jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, through March 27 at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900.

French Connection The Philadelphia Orchestra performs with Stéphane Denève, music director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, on a program of music by three major French composers, through March 26 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

John Heffron The comedian who won the second season on “Last Comic Standing” performs through March 26 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.

Resisting Racism: 30 Years of Men of All Colors Together The William Way LGBT Community Center hosts an exhibition highlighting the long and rich history of the gay, multiracial, multicultural organization, through March 25, 1315 Spruce St.; 215-732-2220.

WTC View Allens Lane Theater Company presents the story of a gay photographer who places an advertisement in the Village Voice for an available bedroom in his SoHo apartment, which boasts a view of the World Trade Center and appears on Sept. 10, 2001, through March 26, 601 W. Allens Lane; 215-248-0546.


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