Arts & Culture

Driving into San Francisco, Laura Linney’s Mary Ann Singleton is flush with nostalgia, her lips gently bending into a soft, soothed smile. Home is here and she is home.

JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED: Iconic out rocker, Melissa Etheridge, hits the road in support of her new album, “The Medicine Show,” where she covers classic rock and soul songs from the STAX Records catalog, 8 p.m. June 27 at Xcite Center, 2999 Street Road, Bensalem. For more information or tickets, call 888-588-7279.

During a Pride month that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the heralded Stonewall uprising in the most pop-culturally driven ways — from Taylor Swift’s rainbow flag Stonewall performance to themed cocktails such as Cape Mentelle’s Cape-Tini — it’s crucial that the 1969 riots are represented in a serious and literate sense.

Mink Stole is a scene stealer in John Waters’ films. From her roles as Connie Marble who vies with Babs Johnson (Divine) for the title “Filthiest Person Alive” in “Pink Flamingos” to the prudish Dottie Hinkle who is scandalized by obscene phone calls in “Serial Mom.”

For the second year running, Final Girls Berlin Film Festival, a showcase of women and nonbinary filmmakers in horror, will grace PhilaMOCA’s big screen with a selection of the best short films from its 2019 season.

The styles of music are constantly changing. When I was a lad, there were some DJs that had a name, but mostly they played music, going from song to song. These days, DJs are often the producers of the music and are as big a draw as the headliners.

Two massively popular performances are dazzling Philadelphia audiences this month: one, a classic Broadway evergreen; the other, an icy acrobatic adaptation.

“Cats,” the record-breaking blockbuster by Andrew Lloyd Webber, was the longest-running musical on Broadway when it ended in 2006. (“Phantom of the Opera” broke that record in 2018.)

Magic goat-insect hybrids in vivid colors. A samurai elf facing down a soot-caked celestial beast. Woodland fawns cut out and laid over parochial scenery.

When PGN interviewed Netflix’s “Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness in February for his Road to Beijing stand-up comedy tour stop at The Tower Theatre, he said, “I think this is actually my first time in Philly ever.”

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