Arts & Culture

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.

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.)

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.”

With Philadelphia thoroughly ensconced in PRIDE and local businesses embarking on marketing concepts, both good and bad, the question now is how does one do something both earnest and inclusionary, while making a buzz.

A ‘PERRY’ SPECIAL EVENING: Jane’s Addiction frontman and Lollapalooza creator, Perry Farrell, brings his eclectic new music project, Kind Heaven Orchestra, through Philly for an intimate performance, 8 p.m. June 18 at World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St. For more information or tickets, call 215-222-1400.

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