Diversions: Nov. 13-19


THEATER Angels in America BCKSEET productions presents Tony Kushner’s Tony and Pulitzer award-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 hope of building a new life for her and her son, through Nov. 15, 265 S. Broad St.; (215) 546-7824.

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.

The Long Christmas Ride Home Azuka Theatre begins its 10th-anniversary season with the Philadelphia premiere of openly gay Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel’s story about three children and their parents taking what will turn out to be an ill-fated ride to grandmother’s house, through Nov. 15 at Mandell Theater, 3300 Chestnut St.; (215) 733-0255.

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

On Golden Pond Act II Playhouse presents the now-classic drama, Nov. 17-Dec. 13, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; (215) 654-1011.

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.

MUSIC classical Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony The Philadelphia Orchestra performs with Canadian violinist James Ehnes at 8 p.m. Nov. 13-14 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

The Christmas Music of Mannheim Steamroller The yuletide concert begins at 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 14 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Chopin For Lovers The Kimmel Center presents an evening of classical piano concertos, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Mahler’s Seventh Symphony The Philadelphia Orchestra presents a harrowing symphonic journey containing some of the most scintillating instrumental effects of Mahler’s output, 8 p.m. Nov. 18 and 21 and 2 p.m. Nov. 20 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Tokyo Quartet The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presents the acclaimed string quartet at 8 p.m. Nov. 18 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847

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

Nneka The Afro-German neo-soul singer performs at 10:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

That 1 Guy presents Mustaches and Laser Beams Classically trained musician and performance artist Mike Silverman performs an inventive one-man concert at 9 p.m. Nov. 14 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

My Dear Disco The abstract dance music group performs at 11:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

Dionne Warwick The R&B singer performs at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; (215) 572-7650.

The Cranberries The hit alternative-rock group performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; (215) 627-1332.

Skinny Puppy The pioneering industrial group performs at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-5483.

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.

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.

Annual Holiday Show ArtStar Gallery hosts an exhibition of handmade ornaments and holiday cards by select artists, through Dec. 31, 623 N. Second St.; (215) 238-1557.

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.

Paperboy with Pedestals AxD Gallery presents sculpture and works on paper by James Groody, through Dec. 5, 265 S. 10th St.; (215) 627-6250.

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.

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.

DANCE Philadanco The Kimmel Center presents the kick-off of the company’s 40th-anniversary season, through Nov. 15 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

FILM Vertigo The Alfred Hitchcock classic is screened at 2 p.m. Nov. 15 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

The Greening of Southie Bryn Mawr Film Institute presents the documentary about the construction of South Boston’s first certified residential green building, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; (610) 527-9898.

BOOKS Joyce Angela Jellison The author of “Black Apple” hosts a reading at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; (215) 923-2960.

Thomas Glave The author of “The Torturer’s Wife” and editor of “Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles” hosts a reading at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; (215) 923-2960.

George Packer The author of “Interesting Times: Writing from a Turbulent Decade” hosts a reading at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; (215) 686-5322.

CABARET Kelly King The singer-songwriter performs at 9 p.m. Nov. 14 at Harlans at The Nevermore, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; (215) 862-5225.

ETC Humor in the Hardbacks: A Comedy Benefit for Giovanni’s Room Liberty City Kings, Kelli Dunham, Neil McGarry and Cheryl Burke perform a comedy show from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.; (215) 732-2220.

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.

The Guy Fieri Road Show The Kimmel Center presents the star of three top-rated Food Network shows, including “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,” for a two-hour live cooking event, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at Kimmel’s Merriam Theater, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Sara Felder: Juggling Workshop The out master juggler teaches the basics in this workshop from 1:15-3 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Gershman Y, 401 South Broad St.; (215) 545-4400.