Fri. 04/08 Toad the Wet Sprocket The alt-rock band performs at 7 p.m. at World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 215-222-1400.
PIFA Fashion Nine top local designers and student designers showcase their work in a Paris-inspired runway show, 8 p.m. at the Kimmel Center’s Commonwealth Plaza, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.
Ralphie May The comedian performs at 8 p.m. at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave.; 215-572-7650.
Colleen Zenk 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.
Club D’Elf with special guest John Medeski The Moroccan trance/dance artist performs at 9 p.m. at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.
Sat. 04/09 Jesse Ventura The former Navy SEAL, professional wrestler, actor, TV personality and governor of Minnesota talks up his new book, “63 Documents the Government Doesn’t Want You to Read,” at 2 p.m. at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-567-4341.
John Lithgow The award-winning actor performs a musical children’s show at noon and 4 p.m. at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900.
Aimee Mann The acclaimed singer-songwriter performs at 8 p.m. at World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 215-222-1400.
Sue Matsuki, Gretchen Reinhagen & Richard Skipper The New York City-based cabaret singers perform at 8:30 p.m. at Bob Egan’s New Hope, Ramada Inn, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; 215-862-5225.
Colin Hay The Men at Work frontman and solo artist performs at 8 p.m. at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave.; 215-572-7650.
Sun. 04/10 New Hope Parks and Recreation Benefit Lisa Sherman, Michael Traupman and Barbara Gurskey perform a variety show with Bob Egan at the piano at 2 p.m. at Bob Egan’s New Hope, Ramada Inn, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; 215-862-5225.
Silent Movie Cornucopia Five classic comedy shorts featuring Chaplin, Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, with Wayne Zimmerman on the organ, are screened at 2 p.m. at Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-0223.
Tea with Hagrid featuring Dinah Bucholz The author of “The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory” appears at 2 p.m. at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-567-4341.
40th Anniversary Tribute to Carol King’s Tapestry Birdie Busch, Brittany Ann, Vanessa Reddin and Natalie Acciani perform at 7:30 p.m. at Tin Angel, 20 N. Second St.; 215-928-0770.
Chris Cornell The Soundgarden singer and solo artist performs at 8 p.m. at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave.; 215-572-7650.
Mon. 04/11 First Person StorySlam Philadelphia-based spoken-word artists perform at 8:30 p.m. at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.
Tue. 04/12 David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket: Essential Songs of Philadelphia An all-star Philly jam by the city’s finest rotating band hits the stage at 8 p.m. at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.
Wed. 04/13 Out in the Silence The documentary about local residents confronting homophobia in a conservative small Pennsylvania town is screened at 6 p.m. at Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown; www.novabucks.org/index.html.
Girlyman The LGBT folk-rock group performs at 7:30 p.m. at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.
Donnie The openly gay recording artist will perform at 8 p.m., 1310 N. Broad St.; 267-902-5245.
Thu. 04/14 Variety Showcase Night Eddie Bruce hosts a showcase at 8 p.m. at Bob Egan’s New Hope, Ramada Inn, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; 215-862-5225.
Orchestre National de France France’s best-known orchestra performs at 8 p.m. at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215- 790-5800.
Fri. 04/15 Ricky Martin The out Latin superstar performs at 8 p.m. at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.
Tower of Power and Average White Band The funk groups perform at 8 p.m. at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave.; 215-572-7650.
Opening BalletX Spring Series 2011: Proliferation of the Imagination BalletX and The Wilma Theater present a multi-disciplinary interpretation of surrealist theater pioneer Guillaume Apollinaire’s “Les mamelles de Tirésias (The Breasts of Tirésias),” April 12-24, 265 S. Broad St.; 215-546-7824.
Pulcinella Alive The Philadelphia Orchestra performs with Finnish native and Boston Ballet resident choreographer Jorma Elo, April 8-10 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.
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.
Basil Twist’s Petrushka The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents the story of a tragic love triangle brought to life by innovative puppetry, through April 16 at Harold Prince Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900
Depth Perception AxD Gallery presents an exhibition by graphic designer and lettering artist John Langdon, best known for his pioneering work with ambigrams, through May 14, 265 S. 10th St.; 215-627-6250. Educating Rita Quince Productions presents a comedy abut a hairdresser who decides she wants to get educated, through April 23 at Walnut Street Theatre Studio 5, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.
Epherman Existence Gallery 339, through May 7, 339 S. 21st St.; 215-731-1530.
Facing Out, Facing In: Figurative Works The James A. Michener Art Museum hosts an exhibition exploring this temperamental and stylistic dichotomy in figurative art, and includes works by regional painters and photographers, through May 1, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown; 215-340-9800.
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 this month, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
Godspell The Biblical musical is performed through April 24 at Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Road, Media; 610-565-4211.
Joe Rogan The comedian seen on “Fear Factor” performs April 14-16 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.
Mary Poppins The adaptation of the beloved Disney musical is on stage through April 17 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-731-3333.
The Men of Mah Jongg Society Hill Playhouse, 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, through June, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
Roberto Capucci: Art into Fashion Philadelphia Museum of Art, through June 5, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
Speaking In Tongues Walnut Street Theatre presents a mystery comprised of three interwoven stories, through April 17 at Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.
Spies, Traitors & Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America The National Constitution Center, through May 30, 525 Arch St.; 215-409-6600.
Tailoring Philadelphia: Tradition and Innovation in Menswear Philadelphia Museum of Art, through summer, 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 of the commemorative works of art, through July, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
Tommy Media Theater presents the classic-rock opera through May 22, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100.
Closing Ben Bailey The comedian seen on “Cash Cab” performs through April 9 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.