Diversions: Feb. 13-19

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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 white 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 of war by out Pulitzer Prize finalist Christopher Shinn, through Feb. 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, through Feb. 28 at Second Stage at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St.; (215) 665-9720.

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 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 the University of Pennsylvania presents a comedy set in Florence, Italy, during the Renaissance, through Feb. 28 at Prince Music Theatre, 1412 Chestnut St.; (215) 569-9700.

The Philly Fan Act II Playhouse presents the popular one-man show starring Tom McCarthy, Feb. 17-March 1, 56 E. Butler Ave.; (215) 654-0200.

The Prayer Kareem Rogers Productions presents a show about a man on his journey to find happiness, his purpose and the meaning of life, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

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 at the Mainstage at The Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St.; (215) 568-8079.

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.

What You Will Bristol Riverside Theatre presents the world premiere of the urban interpretation of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” directed by Keith Baker and Broadway choreographer Donald Byrd, through March 1, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; (215) 785-0100.

MUSIC classical Brahms: Ein Deutshes Requim The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia presents a performance by the Choral Arts Society at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

A Celebration of Ol’ Blue Eyes Peter Nero and the Philly Pops presents Frank Sinatra songs at 3 p.m. Feb. 15, 21 and 22 and at 8 p.m. Feb. 18 and 20 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Plácido Domingo The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia presents a recital with the world-renowned tenor at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

MUSIC other Ben Folds The bandleader and pianist performs at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; (215) 627-1332.

Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant The solo R&B stars and New Edition members team up to perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; (215) 572-7650.

Rufus Wainwright The out singing sensation performs at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

The Revolutionary Snake Ensemble The colorful Mardi Gras-influenced group performs at 8 p.m. Feb. 16 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1710.

Jann Klose The out singer-songwriter performs at 8 p.m. Feb. 19 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1710.

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.

Chelsea Hotel: An Artist’s Memoir The Sol Mednick Gallery presents a photographic exhibition by Linda Troeller, through March 6 at The University of the Arts Terra Hall, 211 S. Broad St.; (215) 717-6300.

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

Eli VandenBerg The out artist exhibits drawings from two series: “Passing,” which explores gender transition, and “Place and Home,” which focuses on discovering and rediscovering origins, through Feb. 27 at the William Way LGBT Community Center’s Art Gallery, 1315 Spruce St.; (215) 732-2220.

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 presents a mixed-media installation by New York-based artist Dikeou through March 14, 20th Street and The Parkway; (215) 965-4027.

Landscape: Terrestrial and Extra-Terrestrial Twenty-Two Gallery presents an exhibition of “spacescape” paintings by Jerome Schwartz, through March 8, 236 S. 22nd St.; (215) 772-1911.

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.

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 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 multi-sensory, interactive environment, through March 14, 20th Street and The Parkway; (215) 965-4027.

FILM The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Jacques Demy’s award-winning 1964 musical is screened at 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

Singles Anti-Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt Saturday Meet Market Adventures hosts a competitive hunt for fun and sometimes racy items at 4 p.m. Feb. 14 at Rum Bar Lounge and Restaurant, 2005 Walnut St.; (877) 668-6338.

Casablanca The 1942 Hollywood classic is screened at 2 p.m. Feb. 15 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

Sing-along Mama Mia! Hiway Theater hosts a screening of the hit movie musical in a special sing-along format with Philly’s own Chumley and Carlota Ttendant leading the festivities, 7 p.m. Feb. 15, 212 Old York Road, Jenkintown; (215) 886-9800.

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist The 2008 queer-friendly comedy is screened at 8 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-5483.

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington The 1939 classic about an idealistic new senator is screened for President’s Day at 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

BOOKS CA Conrad The author of “The Book of Frank” hosts a reading at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; (215) 923-2960.

The Erotic Literary Salon L’Etage hosts a place to exchange information on erotic works, favorite authors, Web sites, blogs or original erotica, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at Beau Monde, 624 S. Sixth St.; (215) 592-0656.

Bryan Burrough The author of “The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes” hosts a book event at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; (215) 686-5322.

CABARET Cupid’s Burlesque Show Miss Shady Pines hosts a bevy of drag queens in an old-fashioned burlesque show, 7 p.m.-midnight Feb. 14 at the Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad St.; (215) 731-9255.

Golden Girls Gone Wild! The Dumpsta Players conjure up another twisted show at 11 p.m. Feb. 18 at Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South St.; (215) 545-4511.

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

ETC.
3 Dollar Bill Dance Party The dance party open to all kinds kicks off at midnight Feb. 14 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1710.

Speaker’s Panel on Homophobia and Heterosexism Dunning Coaches’ Center hosts a panel discussion about homophobia in athletics with a Q&A session to follow, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 18, 231 S. 33rd St.; (215) 573-4025.