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Theater 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.

The Little Foxes The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents American playwright Lillian Hellman’s compelling work about the ambitious, Southern, middle-class Hubbard siblings and their less-than-honorable scheme to become rich even at the expense of destroying their own family, through June 28 at The F. M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave., Madison, N.J.; (973) 408-5600.

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.

The Producers The Walnut Street Theatre presents an all-new production of Mel Brooks’ Tony Award-winning musical, through July 12, 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 through June 28 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Urban Convergence Asian Arts Initiative hosts a multi-artist exhibition merging and morphing 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.

Willy Wonka Jr. The Media Theater presents the stage adaptation of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” featuring songs from the classic family film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” through July 4, 104 E. State St.; (610) 891-0100.

Music classical Best of Romantic The Philadelphia Orchestra presents a performance of Romantic-era pieces, at 7 p.m. June 26 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Chamber Concert The Philadelphia Orchestra presents an intimate concert at 3 p.m. June 28 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

The Legendary Beethoven The Philadelphia Orchestra performs some of Beethoven’s best, 8 p.m. June 29 at Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave.; (215) 546-7900.

Mozart and A Midsummer Night’s Dream The Philadelphia Orchestra celebrates music written by prodigal geniuses when they perform at 8 p.m. June 30 at Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave.; (215) 546-7900.

Music other Beyoncé The pop/R&B singer/actress performs at 8 p.m. June 26 at the Wachovia Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; (215) 336-2000.

Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald The two Grammy-winning artists perform at 8 p.m. June 26 at Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave.; (215) 546-7900.

REO Speedwagon, Styx and .38 Special The classic rock bands perform at 8 p.m. June 26 at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; (609) 317-1000.

Femi Kuti The Afrobeat artist performs 9 p.m. June 26 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

The Slip The avant-garde rock band performs 8 p.m. June 27 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

Sugar Town: Girls Rock Philly benefit Beloved Infidels, Acres of Diamonds (featuring members of Kitten Disaster), The Lemon Treasures and DJ Julia Factorial perform at 9:30 p.m. June 27 at 1508 South St.; (215) 545-0475.

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars The West African roots reggae band with the message of peace and love performs 7:30 p.m. June 30 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

311 The funk-rock jam band performs at 8 p.m. June 30 at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, 301 S. Columbus Blvd.; (215) 928-8801.

Tim Williams The local singer-songwriter performs a CD-release show 7:30 p.m. June 30 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

Sonic Youth The punk-rock group performs at 8 p.m. July 2 at the Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; (215) 627-1332.

The Wallflowers The acclaimed rock band performs at 8 p.m. July 2 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; (215) 572-7650.

Exhibits 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 and Boutique 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.

Folk Art The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College presents an installation focusing on examples from Dr. David Bronstein’s collection of Pennsylvania and Northeast folk art and artifacts, through Aug. 29, 601 E. Main St., Collegeville; (610) 409-3500.

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.

Himalayan Visions Blue Lotus Gallery presents an exhibition by Nepal-based photographer Kishor Kayastha, through July 19, 1314 Sansom St.; (215) 545-2800.

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.

Pulp Function Fred Beans Gallery at Michener Art Museum presents a wide variety of artistic expressions using handmade paper pulp, recycled paper, paper cuts, cardboard, papier-mâché and folded paper, through June 28, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown; (215) 340-9800.

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.

Dance Philly Tap Challenge ’09 On Fire Philadelphia Civic Ballet Company presents some of the world’s top tap dancers, who will converge to instruct, perform, meet and celebrate, June 26-27 at University of the Arts’ Arts Bank, 250 S. Broad St.; (215) 490-3717.

Film Philadelphia Independent Film Festival 2009 Indie films are screened through June 27 at 941 Theater, 941 N. Front St.; (215) 235-1385.

Das Rheingold Image Bryn Mawr Film Institute presents a screening of Barcelona-based theater group La Fura dels Baus’ interpretation of the first of the four operas in Wagner’s Ring cycle, through June 28, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; (610) 527-9898.

The Magnificent Seven The 1960 classic Western is screened at 2 p.m. June 28 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

Tropic Thunder The 2008 comedy is screened at 8 p.m. June 29 at The Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-5483.

Cabaret Travels and Home: Songs for the Journey Quince Productions presents cabaret performer Nathan Ohm at 7:30 p.m. June 26 at Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. Eighth St.; (215) 923-0210.

From Berlin to Broadway, and a Few Random Stops Quince Productions presents cabaret performer Maggie Laird at 9:30 p.m. June 26 at Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. Eighth St.; (215) 923-0210.

Pants on Fire: Songs About Liars, Lust and Flaming Pants Quince Productions presents cabaret performer Melissa Kolczynski at 7:30 p.m. June 27 at Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. Eighth St.; (215) 923-0210.

The Best is Yet to Come Quince Productions presents a show featuring members of the Cabaret Performance Class at 9:30 p.m. June 27 at Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. Eighth St.; (215) 923-0210.

Welcome to the Red Room Quince Productions presents a show featuring Peter Andrew Danzig and Aimée Robidoux at 6 p.m. June 28 at Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. Eighth St.; (215) 923-0210.

Etc. Ben Bailey The comedian and star of Discovery Channel’s “Cash Cab” performs June 26-27 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; (215) 496-9001.

Manayunk Arts Festival The region’s largest outdoor arts and crafts festival, now in its 20th year, will run from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. June 27 and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 28 along Main Street in Manayunk; (215) 482-9565.

The Scene TLBTB Productions’ newest LGBTQ party in Philly, will be held 10 p.m.-2 a.m. June 27 at Vesuvio, 736 S. Eighth St.; (215) 922-8380.