Arts & Culture

Charles Busch is going to be naked.

Not literally; more like emotionally. The actor/playwright — famous for his shows and films “Psycho Beach Party” and “Die, Mommie, Die!” — often performs on screen in drag. But for his Aug. 19 cabaret show at the Rrazz Room at the Clarion Hotel in New Hope, Busch may perform out of drag. Fans will have to attend to find out. PGN chatted with Busch about his upcoming show.

Theatergoers who can’t travel to London for the National Theatre’s 25th-anniversary revival of Tony Kushner’s award-winning drama “Angels in America” are in luck: The Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., will screen broadcasts of the two-part play recorded live on successive weekends.

Out glam rocker Ricky Rebel will strut his fashionable stuff in Philly this weekend as part of the Summer Nights Tour, an annual gathering of diverse pop artists performing live in concert. Rebel, who is know for his hits “Stars” and “Boys and Sometimes Girls,” said he was drawn to the tour because it promotes a strong anti-bullying message.

Patti Harrison has been in the comedy game for the better part of the decade, but she made a sensational splash just last week when the trans comedian appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” and took on Trump for his non-trans military rule. This weekend, Harrison is on the Wonderful News bill at Good Good Comedy with Ana Fabrega (from “Portlandia”), Lorelei Ramirez (featured at “VICE”) and Amy Zimmer (a writer for The New Yorker).

OVER A DECADE OF DIVA-DOM: Philadelphia cabaret star Martha Graham Cracker, the entertaining alter ego of Dito van Reigersberg, celebrates her 12-year anniversary with a party that includes performances by Christeene and music by DJ Robert Drake 8:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at The Trocadero Theater, 1003 Arch St. For more information or tickets, call 215-922-6888.

With some prime real estate in historic downtown Phoenixville, right across the street from the Colonial Theatre, Taste is sneaking savory vegan fare into the suburbs. And if patrons haven’t found out they are eating vegan fare, mission accomplished.

The sixth-annual Black Star Film Festival, unspooling at various locations around the city, offers a showcase of Afro-centric films. There are a number of LGBT shorts featured in this year’s program, all of which are worthwhile.

THEY WILL ROCK YOU: Regal rockers Queen, fronted by out singer Adam Lambert, come storming through Philly, performing their greatest hits, 8 p.m. July 30 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets, call 215-389-9543.

“Fill with mingled cream and amber,

I will drain that glass again.

Such hilarious visions clamber

Through the chamber of my brain —

Quaintest thoughts — queerest fancies

Come to life and fade away;

What care I how time advances?

I am drinking ale today.”

— Edgar Allen Poe

Well, if you are in the mood for the queerest fancies or some cold ale, make your way over to Locust Street and see this week’s Portrait, Tony Lantz. The handsome former military man has been a staple for 15 years at U Bar (originally known as Uncles) and can be found pouring libations Wednesdays through Sundays.

A rollicking spy vs. spy flick, “Atomic Blonde” has the title character, MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron), arriving in Germany right before the Berlin Wall falls. Lorraine has been sent to meet David Percival (James McAvoy) and secure “the list,” a document detailing agents — one a double — who must not fall into the hands of the KGB, who will kill for it.

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