Out & About: April 15-21

Out & About: April 15-21

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Fri. 04/15
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.

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.

Sat. 04/16 Raiders of the Lost Ark The blockbuster action-adventure film is screened at 2 p.m. at Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-0223.

Philadelphia Mr. Gay The fifth annual contest, featuring hosts Frank DeCaro and Brittany Lynn and celebrity judges Michael Musto, Mickey Boardman and Brian Sims is held 9 p.m. at Voyeur Nightclub, 1221 St. James St.; 215-735-5772.

Kathy Griffin The comedian performs at 8 p.m. at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way; 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.

Kirsten Holly Smith Sings Dusty Springfield 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.

Sun. 04/17
Three Stooges Shorts Classic comedy shorts from the slapstick trio are screened at 2 p.m. at Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-0223.

Eileen Fulton The soap star and cabaret singer performs at 3 p.m. at Bob Egan’s New Hope, Ramada Inn, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; 215-862-5225.

Mon. 04/18
Cake The alt-rock band performs at 8 p.m. at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave.; 215-572-7650.

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

Tue. 04/19
Rusted Root The roots-rock band performs at 7 p.m. at World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 215-222-1400.

Pimps of Joytime The funky rock group performs at 8 p.m. at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

Wed. 04/20
Wayne Pacelle The president and CEO of the Humane Society talks up his new book “The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them” at 7:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-567-4341.

The Dumpsta Players in “PromTrash 420” The outrageous drag performance troupe celebrates weed’s international holiday as Mrs. Miller defends her 2010 Prom Trash crown against a freak show of “greenhouse-growin’ and reefer- wreakin’ degenerates,” 10 p.m.-2 a.m. at Bob & Barbara’s, 1509 South St.; 215-545-4511.

Thu. 04/21
Elijah Anderson The sociologist and author of “The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life” appears at 7:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-567-4341.

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.

Splintered Sunlight The Grateful Dead tribute band performs at 9 p.m. at World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 215-222-1400.

Fri. 04/22
The Black Cat Cabaret featuring Karen Gross and Eddie Bruce The cabaret singers perform at 7:30 p.m. at Tin Angel, 20 N. Second St.; 215-928-0770.

Opening
Building on Balanchine The Pennsylvania Ballet performs April 15-17 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

Jesus Christ Superstar The Tony Award-winning biblical rock musical comes to town April 21-23 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave.; 215-572-7650.

Jon Dore The comedian from IFC’s “The Jon Dore Television Show” and Comedy Central performs April 20-23 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.

Paris Wheels and the Ready Maids The Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts presents a storytelling performance using dance, puppetry, music and voice, April 21-23 at Kimmel’s Hamilton Garden, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

Punch Micro Dance Theatre presents a re-imagining of Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella,” April 21-23 at Kimmel’s Innovation Studio, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

The Tree Series University of the Arts and University of Delaware present a jazz emsemble dance performance April 22-23 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

Mahler Symphony No. 4 The Philadelphia Orchestra performs April 15-16 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.

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 about a hairdresser who decides she wants to get educated, through April 23 at Walnut Street Theatre Studio 5, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.

Eiffel Tower Light Show & Plaza Activities The Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts celebrates the transformation of the Kimmel Center Plaza with an 81-foot light-bulb-filled Eiffel Tower that reaches for the sky as trains and planes zoom overhead through May 1 at Kimmel’s Commonwealth Plaza, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

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, including works by regional painters and photographers, through May 1, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown; 215-340-9800.

Godspell The Biblical musical is performed through April 24 at Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Road, Media; 610-565-4211.

The Peacock Male: Exuberance and Extremes in Masculine Dress Philadelphia Museum of Art, through June, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

Proliferation of the Imagination BalletX presents a unique, multi-disciplinary interpretation of surrealist theater pioneer Guillaume Apollinaire’s “Les mamelles de Tirésias (The Breasts of Tirésias),” originally staged in 1916, through April 24 at Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.; 215-546-7824.

Roberto Capucci: Art into Fashion Philadelphia Museum of Art, through June 5, 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.

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
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.

La Baker: The Life and Times of Josephine Baker Temple University presents a collaborative piece by choreographer Kariamu Welsh and playwright Kammika Williams-Witherspoon and students from the dance and theater departments, April 20-21 at Conwell Dance Theater, 1801 N. Broad St.; 215-204-7600.

Mary Poppins The stage 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 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.

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


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