Diversions: Nov. 6-12

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Theater Angels in America BCKSEET productions presents Tony Kushner’s Tony- and Pulitzer-winning plays about the impact of AIDS on the national culture, through Nov. 28 at The Red Room at Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. Eighth St.; (215) 923-0210.

Boom Flashpoint Theatre Company presents the story of a biologist and a lab assistant who inadvertently change the course of humanity, through Nov. 21 at Second Stage at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St.; (215) 665-9720.

Coming Home The Wilma Theater presents the tale of a South African mother’s return to her hometown in the hope of building a new life for her and her son, through Nov. 15, 265 S. Broad St.; (215) 546-7824.

Defending the Caveman The longest-running solo show in Broadway history returns through Nov. 7 at Kimmel’s Innovation Studio, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity InterAct Theatre presents this 2008 Latino Playwrighting Award-winning production set in the world of professional wrestling and hip-hop, through Nov. 22 at The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, 2111 Sansom St.; (215) 568-8079.

Endgame EgoPo presents Samuel Beckett’s bizarre family comedy featuring torturous fleas and an elderly couple living in trash cans, through Nov. 15 at St. Stephen’s Theater, 923 Ludlow St.; (215) 829-9002.

Grace, or the Art of Climbing The play written by out playwright Lauren Feldman set in the world of rock climbing, runs through Nov. 8 at The Power Plant in Old City, 233 N. Bread St.; (202) 744-3362.

The Life of John Henry One of the most famous American folk tales comes to life in a world-premiere drama, through Nov. 29 at Centre Theater, 208 DeKalb St., Norristown; (610) 279-1013.

Mamma Mia! The musical based on the music of ABBA runs through Nov. 8 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Oliver Walnut Street Theatre presents one of the world’s most-beloved musicals, Nov. 10-Jan. 10, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

Rabbit Hole The Arden Theatre presents the story of a family in crisis facing the challenges of surviving great loss and making a life with the family that remains, through Dec. 20, 40 N. Second St.; (215) 922-1122.

Slasher Luna Theater presents the tale of the “last girl” in a low-budget horror flick and her mother’s feminist rage toward the role, through Nov. 7 at Walnut Street Theater’s Studio 5, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

Waiting for Godot Amaryllis Theatre Company presents the landmark drama centered on two men waiting for someone or something that may never arrive, Nov. 10-22, The Playground at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St.; (215) 564-2431.

Music classical Mozart and Dvorak The Philadelphia Orchestra presents cellist Alisa Weilerstein joining forces with Toronto Symphony music director Peter Oundjian for a capstone of the cello repertoire, 8 p.m. Nov. 7 and 2 p.m. Nov. 8 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Kronos Quartet The Kimmel Center presents the progressive string quartet at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Monsters of Folk The Kimmel Center presents an evening with Mike Mogis, Conor Oberst, M. Ward and Jim James, 8 p.m. Nov. 9 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony The Philadelphia Orchestra performs with Canadian violinist James Ehnes at 8 p.m. Nov. 12-14 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Music other Avi Wisnia The out bassa-nova singer performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 7 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

Drivin N’ Cryin’ The rock band performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 7 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

AFI The gothic punk-rock group performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; (215) 627-1332.

Peaches The gender-blurring electro-roc diva performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 13 at TLA, 334 South St.; (215) 922-1011.

EXHIBITS Body Worlds 2 & The Brain The Franklin Institute presents an eye-opening journey through the inner workings of the human body through a broad collection of authentic human specimens, through Feb. 20, 222 N. 20th St.; (215) 448-1200.

Common Ground: Eight Philadelphia Photographers in the 1960s and 1970s The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition examining a critical period for the art of photography and for the Philadelphia art scene, through Jan. 31, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; (215) 763-8100.

Diana: A Celebration The National Constitution Center presents an exhibition exploring Diana’s childhood, her engagement to Prince Charles, their royal wedding and Diana’s life and work as a global humanitarian, through Dec. 31, 525 Arch St.; (866) 917-1787.

Kaleidoscope Edge Gallery presents an exhibition featuring Philadelphia artist Tom Hlas and North Carolina artist Robert Langford, through Nov. 29, 72 N. Second St.; (215) 413-7072.

Lace in Translation The Design Center at Philadelphia University presents a new exhibition of contemporary work inspired by historic lace, through April 3, 4200 Henry Ave.; (215) 951-2860.

Peaks of Faith: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition encompassing nearly a millennium of art from across the Himalayan region, through Nov. 15, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; (215) 763-8100.

Ragas and Rajas: Musical Imagery of Courtly India The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents a diverse selection of paintings and sculptures from across the subcontinent, through Feb. 28, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; (215) 763-8100.

Shooting Men: a photographic journey of erotica, sexuality and gender AxD Gallery presents an exhibition of photography by Vivienne Maricevic through Nov. 7, 265 S. 10th St.; (215) 627-6250.

Transplant James Oliver Gallery presents an exhibition of works by painter Ron Johnson and sculptor Steven Earl Weber, through Nov. 21, 723 Chestnut St., fourth floor; (215) 923-1242.

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.

Yo Misma Fui Mi Ruta (I Was My Own Route) The Leeway Foundation hosts an exhibition of works by four artists, all of whom are previous recipients of Leeway grant programs, which includes photographs, paintings, prints, video and installation pieces, by appointment through Dec. 18, 1315 Walnut St., Suite 832; (215) 545-4078.

FILM The Convent The exploitative horror film is screened at 9:45 p.m. Nov. 6 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

Muppets, Music and Magic: Jim Henson’s Legacy This series highlights the work of one of the world’s most inspired and innovative film and puppetry artists, Jim Henson, through Nov. 8 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

Disturbing the Universe Drexel University screens a film about William Kunstler, an attorney who represented the black panthers, the Chicago seven and Attica prison rioters, at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at Mitchell Auditorium in Bossone Research Center, 3128 Market St.; (215) 895-6993.

Megashark Versus Giant Octopus The film with the kick-ass title is screened at 8 p.m. Nov. 9 at Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-5483.

Baran Bryn Mawr Film Institute presents this film as part of its Iranian film series, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; (610) 527-9898.

Still Bill Drexel University screens a documentary about musician Bill Withers, at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at Mitchell Auditorium in Bossone Research Center, 3128 Market St.; (215) 895-6993.

BOOKS Drag Poetry Reading Dressed as women, Frank Sherlock, Juliana Spahr, Ebony Malaika Collier, Carlos Soto Roman, Janet Mason, Debrah Morkun and Chris Gullo read poetry to benefit The Global Women’s Strike, at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; (215) 923-2960.

A Texas Hold ‘Em Game, with Butch Butch Cordora of “In Bed with Butch” antes up for this fundraiser for Giovanni’s Room at noon Nov. 7 at O’Neal’s, 611 S. Third St.; [email protected]

Kim Beverly The author of “If Loving Two Is Wrong … ” hosts a reading at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; (215) 923-2960.

Jonathan Safran Foer The author of “Eating Animals” hosts a reading at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; (215) 686-5322.

CABARET Chantal Curtis’ All-Male Revue The festivities get going at 10 p.m. Nov. 7 at Harlans at The Nevermore, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; (215) 862-5225.

ETC UniverSoul Circus The circus brings its all-new production “The World in One Ring,” through Nov. 15 at Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave.; (800) 745-3000.