Arts & Culture

ORIENT-ATION: Five millennia of traditional Chinese culture come to the stage when the Shen Yun Dancers perform traditional dance and visuals Feb. 24-March 11 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets, call 215-893-1999.

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”

— Plato

Winona Wyatt is a multitalented Philadelphian full of charm and gaiety- and some interesting surprises.

The internationally renowned God Save the Queen will celebrate its 20th anniversary with its first mega-tour of the United States. The Queen cover band will present a spectacular recreation of its classic namesake concert experience, with this season focusing on the ’80s Queen and a short-haired, mustachioed Freddie Mercury as opposed to the ’70s long-haired late lead singer.

STRIP STAKES: Things heat up in the kitchen when “Chefs: The Sizzling Kitchen Showdown” hits the stage featuring live athletic chefs cooking through a series of escalating culinary challenges — and when they lose, they lose their shirts, 8 p.m. Feb. 23 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave. For more information or tickets, call 215-572-7650.

 

Trans actress Daniela Vega gives a remarkable performance as Marina, a trans woman grappling with intolerance following the sudden death of her lover, Orlando (Francisco Reyes), in the Chilean drama “A Fantastic Woman.” The film opens Feb. 16 at Landmark Ritz Five Theater.

 

Jody Kuehner will take drag drama to new levels of socio-feminist change, audience interactivity and intimate personal recollection this month. The Seattle-based dancer/performance artist, who performs in drag as Cherdonna Shinatra, will bring her show “Clock that Mug or Dusted” to FringeArts Feb. 22-24. 

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