Diversions: Jan. 16-22

THEATER Alice in Wonderland Plays & Players presents a play with music based on Lewis Carroll’s classic fantasy for children of all ages, through Jan. 18, 1714 Delancey St.; (800) 595-4849.

Exit, Corpse The dark comedy by Philadelphia playwright Nicholas Wardigo runs through Feb. 1 at Plays & Players, 1714 Delancey St.; (800) 595-4849.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum The New Candlelight Theatre presents the musical featuring the witty lyrics and toe-tapping tunes of legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, through March 14, 2208 Millers Road, Ardentown, Del.; (302) 475-2313.

Give My Regards to Broadway The Kimmel Center’s Broadway Series presents the story of how Broadway developed into a purely American art form, through Feb. 1 at Kimmel’s Innovation Studio, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 893-1999.

My Name is Asher Lev Arden Theatre Company presents the world premiere of the story of a young Hassidic artist torn between his observant Jewish community and his need to create, through March 17 at Arden’s Arcadia Stage, 40 N. Second St.; (215) 922-1122.

The New Works Festival The Society Hill Playhouse presents two weeks of new play readings, through Jan. 25 at The Red Room, 507 S. Eighth St.; (215) 923-0210.

No Child … Two actors portray 16 characters in a live drama drawn from the vivid experience of teaching inner-city kids in New York City, through Feb. 1 at Delaware Theatre Company, 200 Water St., Wilmington; (302) 594-1100.

O Captain, My Captain: Whitman’s Lincoln The Walnut Street Theatre’s Independence Studio on 3 presents the story of two great men with one grand vision for America, Jan. 20-Feb. 8, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

A Raisin in the Sun The Stagecrafters present the passionately moving portrayal of an African-American family in 1950s Chicago, through Jan. 24, 8130 Germantown Ave.; (215) 247-8881

Romance/Romance The Players Club of Swarthmore Theater presents the musical exploring the question of whether years of marriage can survive when flirtation threatens to become something more, through Jan. 17, 614 Fairview Road, Swarthmore; (610) 328-4271.

Skin Deep Inis Nua Theatre Company presents a thriller set in the Dublin art world, through Jan. 18 at Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; (267) 474-8077.

MUSIC classical Eschenbach Returns The Philadelphia Orchestra presents its former conductor Christoph Eschenbach returning with acclaimed violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg for performances of Bruch’s ever-popular First Concerto at 8 p.m. Jan. 16 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Salerno-Sonnenberg Plays Bruch The Philadelphia Orchestra presents violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg performing Bruch’s First Concerto at 8 p.m. Jan. 17 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Chamber Concert The Philadelphia Orchestra presents a wide range of ensembles and musical styles at 3 p.m. Jan. 18 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Curtis Symphony Orchestra The highly acclaimed orchestra performs at 8 p.m. Jan. 20 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Kavakos Plays Bartók The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Christoph Eschenbach leading a program of Central European trajectories, with Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos as the soloist in Béla Bartók’s rhapsodic Second Concerto, at 8 p.m. Jan. 22 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Music other Chris Pureka and Nicole Reynolds The lesbian singer-songwriters take the stage at 8:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at Tin Angel, 20 S. Second St.; (215) 928-0978.

Fiction Family WXPN welcomes the band featuring Jon Foreman of Switchfoot and Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1710.

Jerry Blavat’s Roots of Rhythm & Blues Kimmel Center presents Philadelphia’s legendary radio personality Jerry Blavat celebrating stars of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation, with chart-topping tunes by Gary “U.S.” Bonds, Darlene Love, Tommy Hunt and The Flamingos, Brenda Holloway, Eugene Pitt and the Jive 5 and Kenny Vance and The Planotones, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Reel Big Fish The ska band performs at 8 p.m. Jan. 22 at TLA, 334 South St.; (215) 922-1011.

EXHIBITS Claus Mroczynski: Sacred Places of the Southwest James A. Michener Art Museum presents the German-born photographer’s exhibition featuring sacred Native-American places of the Southwest, through Feb. 1, 500 Union Square Drive, New Hope; (215) 340-9800.

Cross-Coupling AxD Gallery presents an exhibition of circuit-board mosaics by New York City artist Annette Cords, through Jan. 24, 265 S. 10th St.; (215) 627-6250.

First Members’ Exhibition Twenty-Two Gallery presents 17 area artists exhibiting works in a variety of media, through Feb. 11, 236 S. 22nd St.; (215) 772-1911.

Flower Power Edge Gallery presents an exhibition of floral-themed artwork, through Feb. 1, 72 N. Second St.; (215) 413-7072.

A Maine Island Life Allens Lane Art Center presents an exhibition of new photographs by David Graham, through Feb. 20, 601 W. Allens Lane; (215) 248-0546.

New Works: Vivian Beer and Marilyn Kirsch Wexler Gallery presents an exhibition featuring new works from furniture artist Beer and New York-based painter Kirsch, through Feb. 28, 201 N. Third St.; (215) 923-7030.

No One We Know The Clay Studio presents an exhibition of sculptures by John Casey, through Jan. 24, 139 N. Second St.; (215) 925-3453.

The Polish Poster Leonard Pearlstein Gallery presents an exhibition of 1,500 remarkable Polish posters created between the 1930s-’90s and originally collected by Prof. Frank Fox, through Feb. 6 at Nesbitt Hall, 3215 Market St.; (215) 895-2548.

RE: Work (malaprops, homophones, tangents and turquoise) The Clay Studio presents an exhibition of works by Jeremy Brooks, through Jan. 25, 139 N. Second St.; (215) 925-3453.

Saving Face: Portraits from the Collection of Robert Infarinato James A. Michener Art Museum presents an exhibition of iconic portraits of artists and celebrities from the collection of Bucks County resident Robert M. Infarinato, through March 15, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown; (215) 340-9800.

Sendak on Sendak The Rosenbach Museum and Library hosts an exhibition exploring the work of gay artist/author Maurice Sendak, through May 3, at 2008-10 Delancey Place; (215) 732-1600.

Shift: Investigations in Contemporary Art James A. Michener Art Museum presents an exhibition featuring paintings, photographs, film and sculpture with recurring elements, unusual juxtapositions and narratives that skew both time and space, through April 12, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown; (215) 340-9800.

Works on Paper 2009 Philadelphia Sketch Club presents an exhibition featuring works on paper by many of the prominent artists of the region in a variety of media, including transparent watercolor, gouache, acrylics, prints and collage, through Jan. 24, 235 S. Camac St.; (215) 545-9298.

OPERA Beatrice Di Tenda Amici Opera Company presents Bellini’s opera fully staged at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 18 and 25 at The Garden Church, 82 Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne; (215) 224-0257.

DANCE Susan Hess Modern Dance Resident Choreographer Alumni Show Devynn Emory and Kate Watson-Wallace return to Susan Hess Modern Dance to perform their latest works, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, 2030 Sansom St., third floor; [email protected]

FILM The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex The 1939 movie starring Errol Flynn and Bette Davis is screened at 2 p.m. Jan. 18 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

Do The Right Thing The 1989 Spike Lee movie is screened at 2 p.m. Jan. 19 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

The Rape of Europa Bryn Mawr Film Institute presents the 2006 documentary chronicling the systematic theft, deliberate destruction and miraculous survival of Europe’s art treasures during the Third Reich and World War II, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; (610) 527-9898.

BOOKS Marc Vetri The Philadelphia native, chef and author of “Il Viaggio di Vetri: A Culinary Journey” hosts a book event at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; (215) 686-5322.

CABARET The Keith, Melissa and Tom Show Musicians Keith Kaczorowski, Melissa Kolczynski and Tom Wilson Weinberg perform as part of the popular cabaret shows produced by David Perkiss to benefit the William Way LGBT Community Center, at 7 and 9 p.m. Jan. 16, 1315 Spruce St.; (215) 732-2220.

The In-Hog-Ural Ball Pig Iron Theatre Company presents a rip-roaring quasi-gala of presidential proportions at 8 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-5483.

The Pretty Things Peep Show The Vaudevillian burlesque show is held at 10:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at Tin Angel, 20 S. Second St.; (215) 928-0770.

Miss-Cast Mauckingbird Theatre Company presents a cabaret of songs sung by the wrong people and hosted by Miss Martha Graham Cracker, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Adrienne Theatre, Second Stage, 2030 Sansom St.; (215) 923-8909.

ETC. Jim Norton The comedian performs at 9 p.m. Jan. 16-18 at The Music Box at the Borgata, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; (609) 317-1000.

Winter Blast The SAGE Women’s Dance brings together women of all ages and backgrounds, dancing to music of all eras and tempos, from 3:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Opera Club, 264 W. 47th St., New York, N.Y.; (212) 741-2247.