Out & About: April 29-May 6

Out & About: April 29-May 6

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Fri. 04/29
Ride HARD: A benefit to end AIDS Drag performer Vanessa Stone and special guests perform 7-10 p.m. at Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.

Zane Booker Dance Tribute Equality Forum hosts a tribute to the out dancer and choreographer at 7 p.m. at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case That Made History Jamie Nabozny hosts a Q&A and screening of his documentary film chronicling his journey as the first student to successfully sue a school district for its failure to protect him from antigay harassment, at 7:30 p.m. at Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad St.; 215-545-4400.

A Night at the Movies A silent film is screened with live music at 8 p.m. at Kimmel’s Innovation Studio, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

Lucille Carr-Kaffashan 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.

Performing Live Opusia Studios presents a debut production starring Las Vegas entertainer Kenneth Blake, performing as Madonna, and professional dancers Daniel Thomson and Paul Pratt, 9 p.m. at Q Lounge, 1234 Locust St.; 215-732-1800.

Burlesque Showcase: Equality Forum Edition Louise LaTease of Swellco & Swellco, Cherry Bomb, Miss Mary Wanna, Cookie Cutter and Timaree of Sister Sirens perform from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. at Sisters, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735.

Sat. 04/30
PIFA Street Fair Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts hosts a day-long Parisian street fair with French street vendors and performers, a giant Ferris wheel and an aerial routine by La Compagnie Transe Express, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. at The Avenue of the Arts; pifa.org/streetfair.

Ward Marston and Rosemary Benson The cabaret duo performs at 8:30 p.m. at Bob Egan’s New Hope, Ramada Inn, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; 215-862-5225.

Sugartown Phreak N’ Queer Festival Benefit The monthly night of women DJs and rockers features Christ, Benni E, Electrelane Tribute Band, Glitter and DJ Lil’ Sis’ at 9 p.m. at Tritone Bar, 1508 South St.; 215-545-0475.

Sun. 05/01
Hamlet Amici Opera Company presents the classic Shakespeare tale, 2:30 p.m. at Dockwood Community Center, 275 Dock Drive; 215-224-0257.

Earl Levit 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.

Mon. 05/02
“Chveneburebi” Festival of Georgian Music and Dance The dance tradition of the small nation near the Black Sea hits the stage at 7:30 p.m. at World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 215-222-1400.

John Sayles The independent filmmaker and author of “A Moment in the Sun” hosts a book event at 7:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-567-4341.

Tue. 05/03
Shaken, Not Stirred The National Constitution Center hosts a spy-themed cocktail party, which also includes admission to the “Spies, Traitors & Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America” exhibition, 6-8 p.m., 525 Arch St.; 215-409-6600

Wed. 05/04
The Medium of Deconstruction: Photographic Journeys in Gender Variance Artist Lorenzo Triburgo discusses his series of portraits, “Transportraits,” in the context of a photographic history invested in examining and undermining gender constructs, at 2:30 p.m. at University of the Arts, 211 S. Broad St.; www.uarts.edu.

Girls Night Out! An Interactive Crafts Workshop Kate Payne, the author of “The Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking,” hosts a workshop at 6 p.m. at Penn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut St.; 215-898-7595.

Francis Fukuyama The author of “The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution” hosts a book event at 7:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-567-4341.

Thu. 05/05
Jennet Conant The author of “A Covert Affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS” hosts a book event at 7:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-567-4341.

Tom Orr, Meagan Hill and Joe Flanagan The cabaret singers perform at 8 p.m. at Bob Egan’s New Hope, Ramada Inn, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; 215-862-5225.

Fri. 05/06
Roy Ziegler The author of “The Parrys of Philadelphia and New Hope: A Quaker Family’s Lasting Impact on Two Historic Towns” hosts a reading 5:30 p.m. at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; 215-923-2960.

Stevie Nicks The rock singer performs at 8 p.m. at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way; 609-317-1000.

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience The Led Zeppelin tribute group performs at 9 p.m. at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

Opening
The Bridge Club Society Hill Playhouse presents a play set on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge as two characters contemplate ending their lives, May 5-29, 507 S. Eighth St.; 215-923-0211.

Little Women Bristol Riverside Theatre presents the Broadway musical based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, May 3-22, 120 Radcliffe St.; 215-785-0100.

My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra Walnut Street Theatre’s Independence Studio on 3 hosts a salute to Ol’ Blue Eyes, May 3-June 26, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.

PHILADANCO The dance company performs the Philadelphia premiere of “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” May 6-8 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

Swan Lake Ballet NJ presents the classic production starring dancers from the Pennsylvania Ballet, April 30-May 8 at Voorhees Schools Theatre, 1000 Holly Oak Drive, Voorhees, N.J.; 856-768-9503.

Tosca The Opera Company of Philadelphia performs the opera by Giacomo Puccini, April 29-May 8 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

Continuing
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.

Epherman Existence Gallery 339, through May 7, 339 S. 21st St.; 215-731-1530.

Hell EgoPo Theater presents the world-premier theatrical adaptation of France’s most scandalous novel, about a man who uncovers the secrets of life by peering through a mysterious hole in the wall of his boarding house, through May 15 at The German Society, 611 Spring Garden St.; www.egopo.org.

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 presents an exhibition of works by Italian fashion designer and artist Roberto Capucci, 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 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.

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.

Unsettled: Photography and Politics in Contemporary Art Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of works by nine artists who used photography to address some of the most controversial political and social issues of the late 1970s through the early ’90s, including feminism, racism, the AIDS crisis and gay activism, through summer, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

Closing
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.

Eiffel Tower Light Show & Plaza ActivitiesPIFA celebrates the transformation of the Kimmel Center Plaza as an 81-foot light-bulb-filled Eiffel Tower 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.

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.

Greek Tragedy and Mythology Philadelphia Orchestra performs two of Stravinsky’s searing mythological compositions, through April 30 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

Rites, Rhythm ... Riot Center City Opera Theater performs a new one-act, vaudeville-style opera, through April 30 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.


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