Diversions: Feb. 27-March 5

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THEATER 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.

Honor and the River The Walnut Street Theatre’s Independence Studio on 3 presents Anton Dudley’s powerful coming-of-age story about deep rivers and deeper emotions, through March 15, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

Hugging the Shoulder The Walnut Street Theatre presents the story of a young man who kidnaps his older brother and takes him on a grueling road trip to conquer his heroin addiction, through March 8 at Studio 5, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

The Irish and How They Got That Way The Kimmel Center presents an irreverent but affectionate history of the Irish in America that mingles laughter and sentiment in a tapestry of classical songs and stories, as told by Pulitzer-winning author Frank McCourt, from March 5-29 at Kimmel’s Innovation Studio, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

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.

The Karma Cookie 1812 Productions presents a comedy following two British brothers around the globe on their quest for enlightenment … sort of, from March 5-29 at The Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; (215) 592-9560.

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.

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, through March 1, 56 E. Butler Ave.; (215) 654-0200.

Scorched The Wilma Theater presents the East Coast premiere of the epic drama/mystery written by acclaimed Lebanese-Canadian playwright Wajdi Mouawad, through March 29, 265 S. Broad St.; (215) 546-7824.

Six Degrees of Separation The dark and witty play explores themes of the New York elite, racial tensions, homophobia, homelessness, obsession with status and relationships between parents and children, March 5-22 at Tri-County Performing Arts Center, 245 E. High St., Pottstown; (610) 970-1199.

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.

A Year with Frog and Toad Arden Theatre Company presents the revival of the smash-hit musical based on the Newbery and Caldecott-honored children’s books by Arnold Lobel, March 4-April 19 at 40 N. Second St.; (215) 922-1122.

MUSIC classical Chamber Concert The Philadelphia Orchestra presents a wide range of ensembles and musical styles at 3 p.m. March 1 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Mariza The Portuguese recording star performs at 7:30 p.m. March 1 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

iPalpiti Orchestra Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance presents a performance from the acclaimed group at 7:30 p.m. March 2 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Hilary Hahn The Kimmel Center presents the violin virtuoso at 8 p.m. March 4 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Jurowski Conducts Mahler The Philadelphia Orchestra presents a unique program of early orchestral works by two composers who reshaped 20th-century music, at 8 p.m. March 5, 7 and 10 and 2 p.m. March 6 and 8 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

MUSIC other Mudvayne, In This Moment and Nonpoint The metal bands team up to perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 27 at the House of Blues, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J.; (609) 236-2583.

3 Doors Down The rock band performs at 8 p.m. Feb. 28 at the House of Blues, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J.; (609) 236-2583.

Bruce in the USA The Bruce Springsteen tribute band performs at 8 p.m. Feb. 28 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; (215) 572-7650.

Stebmo The Philadelphia Art Alliance and Ars Nova Workshop present the East-West Coast jazz collaboration featuring Steve Moore on piano and keyboard, Todd Sickafoose on bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums, 8 p.m. March 2, 251 S. 18th St.; (215) 545-4302.

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.

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 today 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 Devon 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.

L’arte d’alluminar Haverford College Library Special Collections presents an exhibition of illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy, through April 22, 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford; (610) 896-1161.

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.

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

OPERA Turandot The Opera Company of Philadelphia presents Puccini’s opera sung in Italian with English translations, at 2:30 p.m. March 1 and 8 p.m. March 6 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

FILM Susperia The 1977 Italian horror film is screened at 9:45 p.m. Feb. 27 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

To Catch a Thief The 1955 Alfred Hitchcock film is screened at 2 p.m. March 1 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

BOOKS Susan Stryker The activist and author of “Transgender History” hosts a reading at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; (215) 923-2960.

Charles Duelfer The author of “Hide and Seek: The Search for Truth in Iraq” hosts a book event at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; (215) 686-5322.

CABARET A Slice O’ Minnelli Rick Skye performs as Liza at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at Harlans Cabaret, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; (215) 862-5225.

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Eddie Griffin The comedian performs at 8 p.m. Feb. 27 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; (215) 572-7650.

Jesus, The Bible, Homosexuality and the Church Collingswood Presbyterian Church hosts author the Rev. Jack Rogers for a seminar for equal rights both in the church and in society for LGBT people, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the church, 30 Fern Ave., Collingswood, N.J.; (856) 854-4523.

The Scene TLBTB Productions’ newest LGBTQ party in Philly is held from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Feb. 28 at Vesuvio, 736 S. Eighth St.; (215) 922-8380.

The Peking Acrobats The troupe of 20 acrobats, jugglers, contortionists, magicians and more performs March 1-4 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; (215) 572-7650.

Gender and Race in the Post-Election Era: A Media Perspective The League of Women Voters of Philadelphia and the Center for Law and Society at Community College present a panel discussion about the future of gender and race issues in the country, from 6-8 p.m. March 3 at Community College of Philadelphia’s Winnet Student Life Building, 1700 Spring Garden St.; (215) 435-8914.