Philadelphia Urban Theater Festival presents a thriller about three childhood friends who are no longer able to trust one another after the ultimate betrayal, Sept. 24 at Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; (215) 921-1108.
The Walnut Street Theatre presents the murder whodunit set against the backdrop of a musical-theater production circa 1959, through Oct. 24, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.
Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde
Bristol Riverside Theatre presents the classic tale of horror, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, Sept. 28-Oct. 17, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; (215) 785-1000.
Arden Theatre Company presents the story of a dead novelist and his secretary, who is still taking dictation from him, through Nov. 7, 40 N. Second St.; (215) 922-1122.
John and Jen
Act II Playhouse presents a musical exploring the complexities of relationships between brothers and sisters and parents and children, set against the background of a changing America between 1950-90, through Oct. 17, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; (215) 654-0200.
Little Shop of Horrors
New Candlelight Theatre presents the musical about a large talking plant with the taste for human blood, through Oct. 30, 2208 Millers Road, Ardentown, Del.; (302) 475-2313.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
People’s Light and Theatre Company presents a drama about a man who thinks he’s beaten the system by getting himself incarcerated in a state mental hospital instead of serving a prison term on a work farm, through Oct. 16, 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern; (610) 644-3500.
The Kimmel Center presents the one-man show that takes the audience on a journey through Philadelphia sports history of the last 50 years, through Oct. 31 at Innovation Studio, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.
The Threepenny Opera
Arden Theatre Company presents the outrageous musical where whores and thieves prowl the streets of London, Sept. 30-Nov. 7, 40 N. Second St.; (215) 922-1122.
Plays and Players Theatre presents Shakespeare’s first tragedy, through Oct. 2, 1714 Delancey Place; (215) 735-0630.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Theatre Horizon presents the Tony Award-winning musical through Oct. 3 at Centre Theater, 208 DeKalb St., Norristown; (610) 283-2230.
Twelve Angry Men
Ritz Theatre Company presents the drama depicting a jury forced to reconsider its nearly unanimous decision by the single dissenter who sows a seed of reasonable doubt, through Oct. 6, 915 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn, N.J.; (856) 858-5230.
MUSIC Dutoit and Bell Season Opening
The Philadelphia Orchestra performs Berlioz’s virtuosic Le Corsaire Overture at 2 p.m. Sept. 24 and 8 p.m. Sept. 25 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 893-1999.
The Dead Milkmen
The punk-rock band performs at 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.
The alternative-rock band performs at 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-6888.
Alice in Chains with The Deftones and Mastodon
The hard-rock bands perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J.; (856) 365-1300.
The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
The orchestra performs with a fireworks display in the backdrop at 8 p.m. Sept. 25 at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave.; (215) 546-7900.
The out rapper performs as part of the Philadelphia Film Festival at 8 p.m. Sept. 25 at The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave.; (267) 671-9298.
The English actress and singer performs at 9 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City; (609) 317-1000.
M.I.A. The world/dance/hip-hop artist performs at 8 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; (610) 784-5400.
Mozart — Chopin
Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia performs works from Mozart and Chopin at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 26 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 893-1999.
Around the World Kickoff Concert for SOS Children’s Villages
Taylor Hicks, Matt Cusson and GrindCity perform a benefit show to provide families and homes for orphaned and abandoned children at 8 p.m. Sept. 26 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 893-1999.
The out singer-songwriter performs at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Puck Live, 14 E. Court St., Doylestown; (215) 348-9000.
Watts Plays Grieg The Philadelphia Orchestra performs with pianist André Watts at 8 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 2 and 5 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 893-1999.
EXHIBITS Acts of Nature
Twenty-Two Gallery presents an exhibition of film and digital landscape photographs by Derek Jecxz, through Oct. 3, 236 S. 22nd St.; (215) 772-1911.
BOI’s of New Hope Art Gallery presents an exhibition of works by the French-American impressionist, through Oct. 31, 9 W. Mechanic St., New Hope; (215) 862-8292.
Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt
The Franklin Institute presents an exhibition of 150 artifacts from Egypt, through Jan. 2, 20th Street and the Parkway; (215) 448-1200.
Desert Jewels: North African Jewelry and Photography from the Xavier Guerrand-Hermes Collection
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of jewelry and historic photographs from Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Egypt and Tunisia, through Dec. 5, 26th Street and the Parkway; (215) 763-8100.
Eakins on Paper: Drawings and Watercolors from the Collection
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of 10 rarely seen drawings and watercolors that survey the early work of Thomas Eakins, through December, 26th Street and the Parkway; (215) 763-8100.
Ellis Island: Ghosts of Freedom
James A. Michener Art Museum presents an exhibition of photos featuring the New York Harbor through the lenses of Lewis Hines and Stephen Wilkes, through Oct. 10 in the museum’s Fred Beans Gallery, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown; (215) 340-9800.
Marginal Utility presents an exhibition of bricolage sculptures by Abigail D. DeVille, through Sept. 25, 319 N. 11th St.; (917) 355-4487.
Grew Up & Blew Up: Character Rehab
SALT Art Gallery presents an exhibition of new works by Thomas Buildmore, Scott Chasse, Chris Clark, Dan King, Kenji Nakayama and Morgan Thomas, through Oct. 22, 212 Race St.; (215) 939-7426.
I Bet You
ArtStar Gallery presents an exhibition of solo works from Baltimore artist Rachel Bone, through Oct. 10, 623 N. Second St.; (215) 238-1557.
AxD Gallery presents an exhibition of works by Maria Nevelson and Val Bertoia, through Oct. 2, 265 S. 10th St.; (215) 627-6250.
Painted Bride Arts Center presents an installation of paintings by Mary Dewitt, through Oct. 16, 230 Vine St.; (215) 925-9914.
Pleasures and Pastimes in Japanese Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of costumes, masks and poetry exploring the ways in which leisure time was interpreted across all social classes in Japanese art, through fall, 26th Street and the Parkway; (215) 763-8100.
DANCE Tap Jam
Tappers, percussive dancers, instrumentalists and vocalists come together for a jam session at 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at Community Education Center’s Meeting House Theatre, 3500 Lancaster Ave.; (215) 387-1911.
Salsa Caliente Dance Party: Foto Rodriquez y Charanga la Unica y Tony Maldonado y su Orquesta
Painted Bride Arts Center hosts some of the best salsa ensembles in the region, 9 p.m. Sept. 25, 230 Vine St.; (215) 925-9914.
FILM Kurosawa Centennial: Red Beard The 1965 film about an intern who wants to be a doctor for a prominent family is screened at 2 p.m. Sept. 26 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.
The 1985 samurai film, loosely based on Shakespeare’s “King Lear,” is screened at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.
BOOKS William Gibson
The acclaimed sci-fi author of “Neuromancer” hosts a reading of his new book, “Zero History,” at 2 p.m. Sept. 25 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; (215) 686-5322.
Lesbian Lust, Love and Sex
Sacchi Green, Kathleen Warnock and DL King discuss their contributions to “Lesbian Lust: Erotic Stories” at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; (215) 923-2960.
The author of “A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy” hosts a discussion at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; (215) 686-5322.
The bestselling author of “The Hot Box: A Novel” hosts a reading at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; (215) 686-5322.
ETC Dave Attell
The comedian performs Sept. 24-26 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; (215) 496-9001.
Gay Days Six Flags
The amusement park opens for the LGBT event featuring DJ Corey Craig and Seth Gold, 6 p.m.-midnight Sept. 24 at Six Flags Great Adventure, 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, N.J.; www.outinevents.com.
Zombie Prom 2010
The undead, wearing tuxes and corsages, party at 8 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-6888.
Scene: So You Think You Can Dance Edition!
The monthly LGBTQ dance party invites guests to dance for prizes, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sept. 25 at Voyeur Nightclub, 1221 St. James St.; www.tlbtbproductions.com.