Diversions: June 19-25


THEATER Avenue X Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival Theater presents an all a-cappella musical set in Brooklyn circa 1963, in which two young men want nothing more than to sing at the Legendary Fox Theater, through June 21, 2111 Sansom St. ; (267) 987-9865.

Grey Gardens Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the eccentric lives of the reclusive Little Edie Beale and her mother Edith Bouvier Beale, the cousin and aunt of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, respectively, through June 28 at Suzanne Roberts Theater, 480 S. Broad St.; (215) 985-0420.

Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits The Walnut Street Theatre presents a tribute to the big shows and bigger legends in this hilarious, loving and endlessly entertaining revue, through June 28 at Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

It Was A Very Good Year Bristol Riverside Theatre presents the musical featuring pop standards of the late ’50s and early ’60s, through June 28, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; (215) 785-0100.

Little Lamb InterAct Theatre Company presents the story of a gay couple who adopts a baby only to have the birth mother visit with strong opinions about the placement of her daughter, through June 28 at The Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St.; (215) 568-8079.

Little Mary Sunshine Barley Sheaf Players presents the silly and wonderful musical with a little bit of everything: Colorado Rangers, a stalwart captain, a chorus of simpering school girls and a villainous Indian, through June 20, 810 N. Whitford Road, Lionville; (610) 363-7075.

The Producers The Walnut Street Theatre presents an all-new production of Mel Brooks’ Tony Award-winning musical, through July 19, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

Respect: A Musical Journey of Women Act II Playhouse presents a high-energy celebration of just how much women have changed, using the best songs of the past 100 years, through June 28, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; (215) 654-0200.

Spring Awakening Broadway’s most talked-about new musical celebrating the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood runs June 23-28 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

MUSIC classical Berlioz’s Requiem The Philadelphia Orchestra presents a significant and daring piece by Hector Berlioz, written in 1837 for a large chorus, an enormous orchestra and ethereal tenor solo, at 2 p.m. June 19 and 20 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Best of Baroque The Philadelphia Orchestra presents the music of the Baroque period at 7 p.m. June 24 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

MUSIC other Diana Krall The Canadian pop and jazz singer performs at 8 p.m. June 19 at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave.; (215) 546-7900.

Pawnshop Roses The rock band performs 8 p.m. June 19 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

Francis Dunnery The singer-songwriter performs at 7 and 10 p.m. June 20 at Tin Angel, 20 N. Second St.; (215) 928-0770.

Nylon Magazine Summer Music Tour Cutting-edge rock performers Patrick Wolf, Living Things, Plasticine and Jaguar Love perform at 7 p.m. June 20 at North Star Bar, 2639 Poplar St.; (215) 787-0488.

Def Leppard, Poison and Cheap Trick The good-time rock bands perform at 7 p.m. June 23 at Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J.; (856) 365-1300.

The Fray and Jack’s Mannequin The alt-rock bands perform at 8 p.m. June 24 at Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J.; (856) 365-1300.

George Benson, Babyface and Ledisi The highly successful jazz, pop and R&B artists perform at 8 p.m. June 24 at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave.; (215) 546-7900.

Ryan Cabrera The singer-songwriter performs at 8:30 p.m. June 25 at Tin Angel, 20 N. Second St.; (215) 928-0770.

EXHIBITIONS Crazy Ladies Proximity Gallery presents a collection of drawings, paintings and other works by Christine Jones thematically linked to achieve both the reticence of youth slipping away and the quiet musings of adult expectation, through June 30, 2434 E. Dauphin St.; (267) 825-2949.

Draw 4 Art Star Gallery presents a group exhibition featuring Ryan Myers, Lisa Hurwitz, Kurt Halsey, Isaac Bushkin, Mandy Sutcliffe of Belle & Boo, Angie Mason, Ashley Goldberg, Rachel Bone and Susie Gahremani of Boy Girl Party, through July 26, 623 N. Second St.; (215) 238-1557.

Frenz Fleisher/Ollman presents an exhibition of works selected by Will Oldham, the prolific singer-songwriter who records and performs under the moniker Bonnie Prince Billy, through the end of summer, 1616 Walnut St., suite 100; (215) 545-7562.

Invasive Species The NEXUS co-operative at the Community Arts Center presents an experimental group exhibition through June 19, 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford; (610) 566-1713.

New Abstractions Edge Gallery presents an exhibition featuring the work of modernist painter Robert Langford, through June 28, 72 N. Second St.; (215) 413-7072.

New Works The Clay Studio presents an exhibition by artist Rebecca Chappell, through June 28, 137 N. Second St.; (215) 925-3453.

Outgrowths AxD Gallery presents a solo sculpture exhibition by artist Carey Netherton, through July 28, 265 S. 10th St.; (215) 627-6250.

Pickles and Pop The Clay Studio presents the latest works from artist Melissa Mytty, through June 28, 137 N. Second St.; (215) 925-3453.

Urban Convergence Asian Arts Initiative hosts a multi-artist-exhibition merging and morphing of artistic genres and culture — high art with street art, underground with pop, fine art with street culture, through Aug. 2 at 1219 Vine St.; (215) 557-0455.

What Were They Thinking: 160 Years of Bad Taste Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts presents an exhibition of styles that were the height of fashion at some point in recent history, through Nov. 8 at The Carriage House Gallery at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, N.J.; (609) 884-5404.

OPERA Guglielmo Ratcliff Amici Opera Company presents Mascagni’s opera at 7 p.m. June 20 at The Garden Church, 82 N. Lansdowne Ave.; (215) 224-0257.

Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims Opera Company of Philadelphia presents a film of one of Rossini’s finest compositions, through June 21 at Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; (610) 527-9898.

DANCE Look Inside Dancer and choreographer Meredith Rainey performs June 19-21 at the CEC Meeting House Theatre, 3500 Lancaster Ave.; (215) 387-1911.

FILM Bjork: Voltaic Live in Paris The concert film is screened at 8:30 p.m. June 20 at 941 Theater, 941 N. Front St.; (215) 235-1385.

Lord of the Rings marathon All three director’s cuts of the epic fantasy films are screened beginning at 10 p.m. June 21 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

Donnie Darko The creepy 2001 drama is screened at 8 p.m. June 22 at The Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-5483.

ÇABARET Sex and the Single Singer Quince Productions presents cabaret performer Karen Gross at 7:30 p.m. June 25 at Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. Eighth St.; (215) 923-0210.

BOOKS James Lovelock The environmentalist and author of “The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Call to Action” hosts a reading at 7:30 p.m. June 23 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; (215) 686-5322.

Joseph Olshan The author of “The Conversion” hosts a reading at 5:30 p.m. June 25 at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; (215) 923-2960.

Farai Chideya The journalist, radio host and author of “Kiss The Sky” hosts a reading at 7:30 p.m. June 25 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; (215) 686-5322.

ETC D.L. Hughley The raucous comedian performs at 9 p.m. June 19 at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; (609) 317-1000.

Kaiju Big Battel People in monster suits beat the crap out of each other at 8 p.m. June 20 at The Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-5483.