Diversions: Jan. 30-Feb. 5

Diversions: Jan. 30-Feb. 5

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THEATER The Day of the Picnic People’s Light & Theatre Company presents a mysterious new play about a witch doctor’s revenge on the widow of a white missionary 30 years later, through Feb. 15, 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern; (610) 644-3500.

Exit, Corpse The dark comedy by Philadelphia playwright Nicholas Wardigo runs through Feb. 1 at Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St.; (800) 595-4849.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum The New Candlelight Theatre presents the musical featuring the witty lyrics and toe-tapping tunes of legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, through March 14, 2208 Millers Road, Ardentown, Del.; (302) 475-2313.

Give My Regards to Broadway The Kimmel Center’s Broadway Series presents the story of how Broadway developed into a purely American art form, through Feb. 1 at Kimmel’s Innovation Studio, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 893-1999.

My Name is Asher Lev Arden Theatre Company presents the world premiere of the story of a young Hassidic artist torn between his observant Jewish community and his need to create, through March 17 at Arden’s Arcadia Stage, 40 N. Second St.; (215) 922-1122.

No Child...

Two actors portray 16 characters in a live drama drawn from the vivid experience of teaching inner-city kids in New York City, through Feb. 1 at Delaware Theatre Company, 200 Water St., Wilmington; (302) 594-1100.

O Captain, My Captain: Whitman’s Lincoln The Walnut Street Theatre’s Independence Studio on 3 presents the story of two great men with one grand vision for America, through Feb. 8, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

The Odd Couple The classic Neil Simon play runs Feb. 5-March 1 at Kimmel’s Innovation Studio, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

The Rant InterAct Theatre Company presents a new drama in which the witnesses of the shooting of a young African-American teenager offer varying accounts of the event, through Feb. 22 on the Mainstage of The Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St.; (215) 568-8079.

Resurrection Philadelphia Theatre Company presents a new play by out playwright Daniel Beaty about five men from one community ranging in age from 20-60 who have their lives transformed by an extraordinary 10-year-old boy, through Feb. 22 at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; (215) 985-0420.

A Streetcar Named Desire Walnut Street Theatre presents the Tennessee Williams classic as part of its landmark 200th-anniversary season, through March 1, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

The Trojan Women The Players Club of Swarthmore Theater presents Euripides’ classic tragedy, through Jan. 31 at Second Stage, 614 Fairview Road, Swarthmore; (610) 328-4271.

MUSIC CLASSICAL Visions of America Peter Nero and the Philly POPS present a visual and musical journey through our great country at 8 p.m. Jan. 30 and 31 and 3 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Saeka Matsuyama Astral presents the Philadelphia recital debut of the acclaimed violinist, 3 p.m. Feb. 1 at Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce St.; (215) 735-6999.

Simon Shaheen The Kimmel Center presents the Palestinian composer and virtuoso of the oud and violin, 3 p.m. Feb. 1 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

The Longevity of the Short Piece: Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel The Kimmel Center presents a one-of-a-kind program emphasizing the repertoire of the short piece, including works by Grieg, Mendelssohn, Schubert and Brahms, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

MUSIC OTHER The Pretenders The classic rock band performs at 8 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Borgata’s Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; (609) 317-1000.

Sugar Town The monthly show of lady rockers and DJs features a reunion of The Friggs along with an L7 and Bikini Kill Tribute performance and DJ Julia Factorial, 9 p.m. Jan. 31 at Tritone, 1508 South St.; (215) 545-0475.

The English Beat The influential rock group performs at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1710.

Sexcop The Philly-bred rock singer performs at 8 p.m. Feb. 3 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1710.

EXHIBITS a/chroma/scape/s AxD Gallery presents an exhibition of original paintings by Greg Minah and John Cartwright, through Feb. 28, 265 S. 10th St.; (215) 627-6250.

Adventure Bound The Clay Studio presents an exhibition of sculptures by Pavel Amromin, through Feb. 22, 139 N. Second St.; (215) 925-3453.

Black Hands, Blue Seas — The Untold Maritime Stories of African Americans Independence Seaport Museum presents an exhibition that explores the African-American maritime experience, through March 22, Penn’s Landing on the Delaware River, 211 S. Columbus Blvd.; (215) 413-8631.

Claus Mroczynski: Sacred Places of the Southwest James A. Michener Art Museum presents the German-born photographer’s exhibition featuring sacred Native-American places of the Southwest, through Feb. 1, 500 Union Square Drive, New Hope; (215) 340-9800.

First Members’ Exhibition Twenty-Two Gallery presents 17 area artists exhibiting works in a variety of media, through Feb. 11, 236 S. 22nd St.; (215) 772-1911.

Flower Power Edge Gallery presents an exhibition of floral-themed artwork, through Feb. 1, 72 N. Second St.; (215) 413-7072.

Impressions of an Age: Ukiyo-e Prints from the Berman Collection The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College presents an exhibition of woodblock print (ukiyo-e) art made popular during Japan’s Edo Period, through April 17, 601 E. Main St., Collegeville; (610) 409-3500.

InSights: Devon Dikeou — Marilyn Monroe Wanted to be Buried in Pucci The Galleries at Moore presents a mixed-media installation by New York-based artist Devon Dikeou through March 14, 20th Street and The Parkway; (215) 965-4027.

A Maine Island Life Allens Lane Art Center presents an exhibition of new photographs by David Graham, through Feb. 20, 601 W. Allens Lane; (215) 248-0546.

New Works: Vivian Beer and Marilyn Kirsch Wexler Gallery presents an exhibition featuring new works from furniture artist Beer and New York-based painter Kirsch, through Feb. 28, 201 N. Third St.; (215) 923-7030.

The Polish Poster Leonard Pearlstein Gallery presents an exhibition of 1,500 remarkable Polish posters created between the 1930s-’90s and originally collected by Prof. Frank Fox, through Feb. 6 at Nesbitt Hall, 3215 Market St.; (215) 895-2548.

Plates The Clay Studio presents an exhibition of works by Howard Kottler, through Feb. 22, 139 N. Second St.; (215) 925-3453.

Saving Face: Portraits from the Collection of Robert Infarinato James A. Michener Art Museum presents an exhibition of iconic portraits of artists and celebrities from the collection of Bucks County resident Robert M. Infarinato, through March 15, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown; (215) 340-9800.

Shift: Investigations in Contemporary Art James A. Michener Art Museum presents an exhibition featuring paintings, photographs, film and sculpture with recurring elements, unusual juxtapositions and narratives that skew both time and space, through April 12, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown; (215) 340-9800.

Urban Organic The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and the Center for Emerging Visual Artists present an exhibition of work by eight artists affiliated with both organizations, through Jan. 31 at Projects Gallery, 629 N. Second St.; (267) 303-9652.

Women through the Lens of Time The Galleries at Moore presents a photojournalism exhibition featuring people, subjects, issues and events that student curators feel have reflected or shaped women’s lives, drawn from the archives of The Inquirer, which span 180 years, through March 14, 20th Street and The Parkway; (215) 965-4027.

Yumi Kori: utatane The Japan-based architect transforms the Goldie Paley Gallery at Moore College of Art using video and sound to create a multisensory, interactive environment, through March 14, 20th Street and The Parkway; (215) 965-4027.

DANCE Greed: The Tale of Enron The Rebecca Davis Dance Company explores the roots of today’s fiscal turmoil, bringing the most explosive corporate scandal of the decade to life, at 8 p.m. Jan. 30-31 at Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.; (215) 569-9700.

Israeli Dance Marathon Gershman Y hosts an evening of Israeli dance classics, snacks and music at 8 p.m. Jan. 31, 401 S. Broad St.; (215) 446-3021.

Batsheva Dance Company Dance Affiliates presents works from a number of popular Dance Celebration companies, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at Annenberg Center’s Zellerbach Theater, 3680 Walnut St.; (215) 898-3900.

AUDITIONS Philadelphia Chamber Chorus PCC is auditioning singers of all voice parts for its 2009 season on Feb. 2; call (610) 352-3565 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details and an appointment; www.philachamberchorus.org.

FILM Wuthering Heights The 1939 classic tale of brooding passion is screened at 2 p.m. Feb. 1 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

RocknRolla The 2008 Guy Ritchie film is screened at 8 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-5483.

BOOKS Malcolm Gladwell The author of “Outliers: The Story of Success” hosts a book event at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; (215) 686-5322.

Mark Bittman The author of “Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating” hosts a book event at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; (215) 686-5322.

Donna McDaniel and Vanessa Julye The two Quaker authors of “Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship: Quakers, African Americans and the Myth of Racial Justice,” a revealing tale of the relationships between Quakers and African Americans from 1700 to today, host a book event from 6:30-9 p.m. at Arch Street Meetinghouse, Fourth and Arch streets; www.archstreetfriends.org .


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