Academy Award-winner Estelle Parsons stars as Violet Weston, a pill-popping, deeply unsettled woman dealing with the disappearance of her alcoholic husband and her extended family in this dark comedy, April 27-May 2 at Forrest Theater, 1114 Walnut St.; (215) 893-1999.
Walnut Street Theatre presents a comedy about bored wives, old flames and high society, through May 2, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.
Girls Night: The Musical
Follow five friends as they relive their past, celebrate their present and look to the future on a hilarious karaoke night out, through May 23 at Kimmel’s Innovation Studio, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.
The Lion King
The Kimmel Center’s Broadway Series presents the wildly successful stage adaptation of the hit animated film, through April 24 at the Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.
A Queer Divine
Out performance artist and juggler Sara Felder stars in a new solo comedy, 7 p.m. April 24 at The Wilma Theatre, 265 S. Broad St., and April 26 at Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St.; www.sarafelder.com.
Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins
Philadelphia Theatre Company presents Kathleen Turner starring in this world-premiere play written by noted journalists and twin sisters Margaret and Allison Engel, celebrating the life of the acclaimed columnist, through April 25, at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; (215) 985-0420.
Respect: A Musical Journey of Women
Society Hill Playhouse presents an exuberant musical that recounts the journey of women in the 20th century with popular music, through May 23, 507 S. Eighth St.; (215) 923-0210.
Romeo and Juliet
The Acting Company and the Guthrie Theater combine forces in this production of the classic love story, through April 24 at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; (215) 898-3900.
11th Hour Theatre Company presents the story of two ambitious artists trying to stay together through the punk and new-wave explosion of the late 1970s and early ’80s, through May 2 at the Independence Black Box at Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.; (267) 987-9865.
Plays and Players Theatre presents the story of two men in Dublin dealing with the ghosts of their pasts and seeking redemption, through April 25, 1714 Delancey St.; (215) 218-4022.
The Walnut Street Theatre’s Studio 5 presents a dark comedy about one family’s attempts to keep out the “sickness” of the world by isolating itself in a house where all the windows are covered with plastic, through May 2, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.
When We Go Upon The Sea
InterAct Theatre Company presents a world-premiere production written by Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-nominated playwright Lee Blessing, imagining George W. Bush at a hotel in The Hague the night before going on trial for international war crimes, through May 9 on the Mainstage of The Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St.; (215) 568-8079.
William Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part I
Lantern Theater Company presents Shakespeare’s historical play, through May 2 at St. Stephen’s Theater, 923 Ludlow St.; (215) 829-0395.
MUSIC classical The Great American Tenor
Peter Nero and the Philly Pops perform a tribute to Mario Lanza, 8 p.m. April 23 and 3 p.m. April 24-25 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.
The Jack Wolgin Orchestral Concerts
Curtis Symphony Orchestra performs an evening of classical selections, 8 p.m. April 24 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.
Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presents a performance by the award-winning ensemble, 8 p.m. April 28 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.
The Kimmel Center presents the Beijing-born piano phenom, 8 p.m. April 29 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.
MUSIC other Tony Enos
The out singer kicks off his national tour with a performance at 7 p.m. April 23 at the William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.; www.myspace.com/tonyenos.
The out singer-songwriter performs at 8 p.m. April 23 at Sellersville Theater 1894, 136 N. Main St., Sellersville; (215) 257-3000.
The Righteous Babe Records-approved singer-songwriter performs at 7 p.m. April 24 at Tin Angel, 20 N. Second St.; (215) 928-0770.
The rock band performs an acoustic show at 8 p.m. April 24 at Sellersville Theater 1894, 136 N. Main St., Sellersville; (215) 257-3000.
Tunnel and Rumorosa perform this evening of girl-rockers and DJs, 9 p.m. April 24 at Tritone, 1508 South St.; (215) 545-0475.
Echo & The Bunnymen
The alt-rock band performs at 8 p.m. April 25 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; (215) 572-7650.
EXHIBITS Ancient Rome & America
The National Constitution Center presents an exhibition of rare artifacts from Italy and the United States, including excavated remains from Pompeii and Roman busts of Julius Caesar and Cicero, through Aug. 1, 525 Arch St.; (215) 409-6600.
The James A. Michener Art Museum presents an exhibition on the works of four regional artists, mining both collective and personal stories to create sculptures that retell new histories, through June 13, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown; (215) 340-9800.
For Ruthie: Ruth Krauss, Maurice Sendak and Their Young Philosophers
The Rosenbach Museum presents an exhibition exploring the working relationship between the two authors, through June 21, 2008-2010 Delancey Place; (215) 732-1600.
The Hermaphrodites: Living in Two Worlds
Wexler Gallery presents a group show focusing on figural sculptures that embody the literal definition of hermaphrodites (encompassing both genders) and the conceptual nature of the term, through May 1, 201 N. Third St.; (215) 923-7030.
Inspiring a Nation
The National Constitution Center hosts an exhibition featuring World War I posters created by Philadelphia Sketch Club artists, through April 25, 525 Arch St.; (215) 409-6700.
Bahdeebahdu presents an exhibition of photography by multimedia artist R. Lane Clark, projecting elemental images from nature, color or hand-drawn textures onto the bodies of models, through May 8, 1522 N. American St.; (215) 627-5002.
Moore Adventures in Wonderland
The Rosenbach Museum presents a Marianne Moore and “Alice in Wonderland”-inspired installation, created by Rosenbach artist-in-residence Sue Johnson, through June 6, 2008-2010 Delancey Place; (215) 732-1600.
Of This Century
The Clay Studio presents an exhibition by select guest artists, through May 2, 139 N. Second St.; (215) 925-3453.
AxD Gallery presents an exhibition of graphite-and-ink work by Greg Brellochs and sculpture and prints by Allen Linder, through May 8, 265 S. 10th St.; (215) 627-6250.
The Peaceable Queendom
Wexler Gallery presents an exhibition by Adelaide Paul exploring the alternately sentimental and callous relationship between humans and both domesticated and wild animals, through May 1, 201 N. Third St.; (215) 923-7030.
Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition from the influential artist from the period between 1905-45, through May 2, 26th Street and the Parkway; (215) 763-8100.
The Souvenir Shop
ArtStar Gallery presents works from ceramic artists from all over the country, through April 25, 623 N. Second St.; (215) 238-1557.
Amici Opera Company presents Verdi’s opera at 3 p.m. April 25 at The Garden Church, St. Nicholas School Hall, 910 Pierce St.; (215) 224-0257.
DANCE Brandywine Ballet Company
Brandywine Ballet Theatre performs a piece featuring the choreography of Opus 1 founders Tim Early and Lina McMenamin and the music of Led Zeppelin, April 24-25 at Painted Bride Arts Center, 230 Vine St.; (215) 925-9914.
Koresh Dance Company Spring Season Koresh Dance Company opens the season with the world premiere of “Sense of Human,” by Ronen Koresh, and the company premiere of “Passomezzo” by Ohad Naharin, artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, April 29-May 2 at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; (215) 985-0420.
FILM The Wizard of Oz
The classic film is screened at 2 p.m. April 24 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.
The 1984 baseball film is screened at 2 p.m. April 25 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.
The new blaxploitation film is screened at 8 p.m. April 26 at Trocadero Theater, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-6888.
Bryn Mawr Film Institute screens the film as part of its opera lover’s series, 7:30 p.m. April 28, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; (610) 527-9898.
BOOKS Philip Clark The co-editor of “Persistent Voices: Poetry by Writers Lost to AIDS” hosts a reading with local poets at 5:30 p.m. April 24 at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; (215) 923-2960.
The doll artist signs copies of her new book, “Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland,” noon-3 p.m. April 25 at Happily Ever After, 1010 Pine St.; (215) 627-5790.
CABARET It’s Madame with an E
The iconic and bawdy puppet performs at 8:30 p.m. April 24 at Harlans Cabaret, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; (215) 862-5225.
Brunch with Estelle
Enjoy a “Drag Sunday Brunch” at noon April 25 at Harlans Cabaret, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; (215) 862-5225.
Red Light Cabaret
The festivities start at 8 p.m. April 29 at L’Etage, 624 S. Sixth St.; (215) 592-0656.