Diversions: Feb. 6-12

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THEATER

Altar Boyz The Media Theatre presents the satirical story of a Christian boy band from Ohio dealing with the marketing of religion, the judgments people make toward one another and the fact that everyone should basically be just who they are, through Feb. 15, 104 E. State St., Media; (610) 891-0100.

The Day of the Picnic People’s Light & Theatre Company presents a mysterious new play about a witch doctor’s revenge on the widow of a missionary 30 years later, through Feb. 15, 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern; (610) 644-3500.

Dying City Amaryllis Theatre Company presents the Philadelphia premiere of a dark drama about the personal and political fallout from war by out Pulitzer Prize finalist Christopher Shinn, Feb. 10-22, at The Playground at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St.; (215) 564-2431.

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.

Jump/Cut Flashpoint Theatre Company presents the Philadelphia premiere of Neena Beber’s play about a writer/filmmaker couple who document their friend’s mental decline and the unraveling of both, Feb. 11-28, at Second Stage at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St.; (215) 665-9720.

Mistakes Were Made Philadelphia Theatre Company presents a reading of the new comedy by playwright Craig Wright (“Dirty Sexy Money,” “Six Feet Under”) at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; (215) 985-0420.

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.

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, through Feb. 8, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

The Odd Couple The classic Neil Simon play runs through March 1 at Kimmel’s Innovation Studio, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847. Oh, the Humanities! There’s Something about Mona The Mask and Wig Club of University of Pennsylvania presents a comedy set in Florence, Italy, during the Renaissance, Feb. 12-28, at Prince Music Theatre, 1412 Chestnut St.; (215) 569-9700.

The Rant InterAct Theatre Company presents a new drama in which the witnesses of the shooting of a young African-American teenager offer varying accounts of the event, through Feb. 22 on the Mainstage of The Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St.; (215) 568-8079.

Rent Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp, stars of the original Broadway production and film adaptation, reprise the roles they made famous in this new tour, through Feb. 8 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Resurrection Philadelphia Theatre Company presents a new play by out playwright Daniel Beaty about five men from one community ranging in age from 20-60 who have their lives transformed by an extraordinary 10-year-old boy, through Feb. 22 at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; (215) 985-0420.

A Streetcar Named Desire Walnut Street Theatre presents the Tennessee Williams classic as part of its landmark 200th-anniversary season, through March 1, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

MUSIC classical Randy Brecker The Kimmel Center presents the award-winning trumpet player performing the music of Miles Davis at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Cleveland Orchestra The Kimmel Center presents conductor Franz Welser-Möstan and an evening of masterpieces at 3 p.m. Feb. 8 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

MUSIC other Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin and Shawn Colvin The acclaimed singer-songwriters perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; (215) 572-7650.

Jewel The singer-songwriter performs at 8 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Borgata Hotel’s Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; (609) 317-1000.

John Legend and Estelle The R&B singers perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Borgata Hotel’s Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; (609) 317-1000.

The Cassidy Project The former Antigone Rising lead singer performs at 10 p.m. Feb. 7 at Tin Angel, 20 S. Second St.; (215) 928-0770.

Ballas Hough Band The pop-rock group featuring Mark Ballas and Derek Hough, as seen on “Dancing with the Stars,” performs at 10:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1710.

Combichrist, Black Light Burns and Acey Slade The electronic and hard-rock acts perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-5483.

Erin McKeown The out singer-songwriter perform at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Tin Angel, 20 S. Second St.; (215) 928-0770.

EXHIBITS a/chroma/scape/s AxD Gallery presents an exhibition of original paintings by Greg Minah and John Cartwright, through Feb. 28, 265 S. 10th St.; (215) 627-6250.

Adventure Bound The Clay Studio presents an exhibition of sculptures by Pavel Amromin, through Feb. 22, 139 N. Second St.; (215) 925-3453.

Black Hands, Blue Seas — The Untold Maritime Stories of African Americans Independence Seaport Museum presents an exhibition that explores the African-American maritime experience, through March 22, Penn’s Landing on the Delaware River, 211 S. Columbus Blvd.; (215) 413-8631.

Circling Cartography Proximity Gallery presents a new series of works by Marie DesMarais, through Feb. 28, 2434 E. Dauphin St.; (267) 825-2949.

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.

Impressions of an Age: Ukiyo-e Prints from the Berman Collection The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College presents an exhibition of woodblock print (ukiyo-e) art made popular during Japan’s Edo Period, through April 17, 601 E. Main St., Collegeville; (610) 409-3500.

InSights: Devon Dikeou — Marilyn Monroe Wanted to be Buried in Pucci The Galleries at Moore present a mixed-media installation by New York-based artist Devon Dikeou through March 14, 20th Street and The Parkway; (215) 965-4027.

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.

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.

Plates The Clay Studio presents an exhibition of works by Howard Kottler, through Feb. 22, 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 The 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.

Women through the Lens of Time The Galleries at Moore presents a photojournalism exhibition featuring people, subjects, issues and events that student curators feel have reflected or shaped women’s lives, drawn from the archives of The Inquirer, which span 180 years, through March 14, 20th Street and The Parkway; (215) 965-4027.

Yumi Kori: Utatane The Japan-based architect transforms the Goldie Paley Gallery at Moore College of Art using video and sound to create a multisensory, interactive environment, through March 14, 20th Street and The Parkway; (215) 965-4027.

DANCE Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers Painted Bride Art Center hosts the company that combines Eastern and Western influences at 8 p.m. Feb. 6-7, 230 Vine St.; (215) 925-9914.

AUDITIONS The Last Airbender M. Night Shyamalan’s new fantasy movie is holding an open casting call for soldiers, martial artists, dancers, gymnasts, athletes and families to works as extras, and looking for Near Eastern, Middle Eastern, Asian, Mediterranean and Latino ethnic groups, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 7 at Independence Hall Visitor Center’s Independence Ballroom, Sixth and Market streets; (215) 574-7878.

FILM

Oldboy The 2008 comedy thriller is screened at 9:45 p.m. Feb. 6 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

Zack and Miri Make a Porno The 2008 comedy is screened at 8 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-5483.

Sita Sings the Blues The 2008 animated film from Nina Paley is screened at 2 p.m. Feb. 7 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

Gone With the Wind The 1939 classic is screened at 2 p.m. Feb. 8 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

BOOKS T.C. Boyle The award-winning author of “The Women” hosts a book event at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; (215) 686-5322.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. The author of “In Search of Our Roots: How 19 Extraordinary African-Americans Reclaimed Their Past” hosts a book event at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; (215) 686-5322.

CABARET Eddie Bruce: A Salute to Tony Bennett Morgan’s Cabaret presents a tribute to the music of Tony Bennett, Feb. 11-22 at Prince Music Theatre, 1412 Chestnut St.; (215) 569-9700.

ETC.
Cupid’s Corral Liberty Gay Rodeo Association hosts their third annual cowboy/cowgirl-themed Valentine’s event, from 8 p.m.-midnight Feb. 6 at Pure, 1221 St. James St.; (215) 735-5772.

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