Diversions: April 2-8


THEATER Alice in Wonderland Media Theatre presents Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, April 3-24, 104 E. State St., Media; (610) 891-0100.

The Averagazzi Present Librofacé: A Social Notworking Farce Walking Fish Theatre presents a parody of Internet social networking, 4 and 8 p.m. April 3, 2509 Frankford Ave.; (215) 427-9255.

Broken Glass The Walnut Street Theatre’s Studio 5 presents Arthur Miller’s exploration of what it means to be Jewish and American in 1938, through April 4, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

Doubt, A Parable The Players Club of Swarthmore presents the Tony Award-winning psychological drama, through April 3, 614 Fairview Rd.; (610) 328-4271.

Fallen Angels Walnut Street Theatre presents a comedy about bored wives, old flames and high society, through May 2, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

The Irish … and How They Got That Way The irreverent but affectionate history of the Irish in America uses classical songs and stories as told by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt, through April 18 at Kimmel’s Innovation Studio, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Language Rooms The Wilma Theater presents a black comedy that exposes the divided loyalties among today’s immigrants, discovering the rising cost of the American dream, through April 4, 265 S. Broad St.; (215) 546-7842.

The Laramie Project Temple University Queer Student Union presents a production of the play about the reaction to the anti-gay murder of Matthew Shepard, 7:30 p.m. April 3 at William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.; (215) 732-2220.

The Lion King The Kimmel Center’s Broadway Series presents the wildly successful stage adaptation of the hit animated film, through April 24 at the Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins Philadelphia Theatre Company presents Kathleen Turner starring in this world-premiere play, written by noted journalists and twin sisters Margaret and Allison Engel, celebrating the life of the acclaimed columnist, through April 18, 480 S. Broad St.; (215) 985-0420.

Respect: A Musical Journey of Women Society Hill Playhouse presents an exuberant musical that recounts the journey of women in the 20th century with popular music, through May 2, 507 S. Eighth St.; (215) 923-0210.

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Arden Theatre Company presents the tragic love story, through April 11 on Arden’s F. Otto Haas Stage, 40 N. Second St.; (215) 922-1122.

Some Assembly Required BCKSEET Productions presents the one-act musical about a woman’s struggle to determine what is real and what is part of her medicated daydreams, through April 17 at the Red Room at Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. Eighth St.; (215) 923-0210.

Travels With My Aunt The Walnut Street Theatre’s Independence Studio 3 presents the adventures of retired bank employee Henry Pulling and his effervescent Aunt Augusta as they travel around the world, through April 18, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

Up Bristol Riverside Theatre present the story of a man who uses a lawn chair, a weather balloon, a BB gun and a beer to escape the ordinary, through April 4, 120 Radcliffe St.; (215) 735-7356.

William Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part I Lantern Theater Company presents Shakespeare’s historical play, through May 2 at St. Stephen’s Theater, 923 Ludlow St.; (215) 829-0395.

MUSIC classical Brahms Requiem Vox Ama Deus presents an evening of works by Brahms, 8 p.m. April 2 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Marian Anderson Award Concert The Philadelphia Orchestra presents a multimedia tribute honoring Bill Cosby as the recipient of this year’s Marian Anderson Award for outstanding artist humanitarian, 8:30 p.m. April 6 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Rising Stars Astral Artists presents an evening of performances by new artists, 7:30 p.m. April 7 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Beyond the Score: Rite or Wrong? The Philadelphia Orchestra presents a multimedia concert series developed by the Chicago Symphony, 7 p.m. April 8 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Wharton International Cultural Show The celebration of the myriad international cultures represented by the Wharton community starts at 8:15 p.m. April 8 and 8 p.m. April 10 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

MUSIC other Jo Dee Messina The country singer performs at 8 p.m. April 3 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; (215) 572-7650.

The Wailers Bob Marley’s reggae group performs at 8 p.m. April 8 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; (215) 572-7650.

Baby Dee The transgender musician performs at 9 p.m. April 8 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

EXHIBITS Ancient Rome & America The National Constitution Center presents an exhibition of rare artifacts from Italy and the United States including excavated remains from Pompeii, Roman busts of Julius Caesar and Cicero, through Aug. 1, 525 Arch St.; (215) 409-6600.

Chromatic Alchemy AxD Gallery presents an exhibition of paintings by John Clark and Gabriel Turner Byrne, through April 3, 265 S. 10th St.; (215) 627-6250.

Contemporary Folklore The James A. Michener Art Museum presents an exhibition featuring the works of four regional artists mining both collective and personal stories to create sculptures that retell new histories, through June 13, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown; (215) 340-9800.

The Hermaphrodites: Living in Two Worlds Wexler Gallery presents a group show focusing on figural sculptures that embody the literal definition of hermaphrodites (encompassing both genders) and the conceptual nature of the term, through May 1, 201 N. Third St.; (215) 923-7030.

Inspiring a Nation The National Constitution Center hosts an exhibition featuring World War I posters created by Philadelphia Sketch Club artists, through April 25, 525 Arch St.; (215) 409-6700.

Of This Century The Clay Studio presents an exhibition of works by select guest artists, through May 2, 139 N. Second St.; (215) 925-3453.

The Peaceable Queendom Wexler Gallery presents an exhibition of works by Adelaide Paul exploring the alternately sentimental and callous relationship between humans and both domesticated and wild animals, through May 1, 201 N. Third St.; (215) 923-7030.

Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of works from the influential artist from the period between 1905-45, through April 25, 26th Street and the Parkway; (215) 763-8100.

The Souvenir Shop ArtStar Gallery presents an exhibition of works from ceramic artists from all over the country, through April 25, 623 N. Second St.; (215) 238-1557.

DANCE Sleeping Beauty The Moscow Festival Ballet performs the classic story, 7 p.m. April 2 at The Grand, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; (302) 652-5577.

Sprung Between Movement Contemporary Dance Company performs at the bi-monthly performance art event, 8 p.m. April 3-4 at The Community Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Ave.; (215) 387-1911.

Standing at the Edge: We Dance, A Documentary on the Life of Joan Myers Brown The Programs in Dance and Black Studies and the Swarthmore College Library present a screening of a documentary on the life of the founder of the Philadelphia Dance Company and the Philadelphia School of Dance Arts, 7 p.m. April 6 at 500 College Ave., Swarthmore; (610) 328-8557.

FILM The Fly The 1986 horror film is screened at 9:45 p.m. April 2 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

Praying With Lior The Prince Music Theater hosts a screening of the documentary that asks whether someone with Down Syndrome can be a spiritual genius, 6 p.m. April 6 at the Black Box, 1412 Chestnut St.; (215) 569-9700.

Sherlock Holmes The 2009 adventure starring Robert Downey Jr. is screened at 8 p.m. April 5 at Trocadero Theater, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-6888.

BOOKS Thom Nickels The Philadelphia-based, Lambda Literary Award-winning author hosts a discussion on sacred architecture, 1-4 p.m. April 7 at Philadelphia Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch St.; (215) 569-3186.

Jacqueline Edelberg The author of “How to Walk to School: Blueprint for a Neighborhood Renaissance” hosts a book event at 7:30 p.m. April 7 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; (215) 686-5322.

Leah B. The transgender author of “ ——- and Her Brain” hosts a reading at 7 p.m. April 8 at Wooden Shoe Books, 704 South St.; (215) 413-0999.

CABARET Logan & Dallas: Two Fierce Queens Two of New York City’s best drag performers take the stage at 8:30 p.m. April 3 at Harlans Cabaret, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; (215) 862-5225.

ETC. I Do Exist The Attic Youth Center will host high-school students from around the Philadelphia area as they share their coming-out stories through poetry, monologue and dance, 8-10 p.m. April 2 and 4-6 p.m. April 3 at William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.; (215) 732-2220.

Thea Vidale The comedian performs April 2-3 at the Laff House Comedy Club, 221 South St.; (215) 440- 4242.

David Sedaris The out humorist performs, 8 p.m. April 6 at The Grand, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; (302) 652-5577.