Diversions: May 14-20

THEATER An Evening With(out) Woody Allen 1812 Productions presents the world-premiere comedy featuring short stories and essays by Woody Allen, through May 16 at Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St. ; (215) 592-9560.

And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little Ocelot on a Leash Theater Company presents a dark comedy about how three sisters handle daily life and the stress of loss in 1965, through May 16 at Shubin Theater, 407 Bainbridge St.; (215) 592-0119.

Box Office of the Damned 1812 Productions presents a one-night-only performance of Michael Ogborn’s hit musical comedy, 7:30 p.m. May 17, at Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St.; (215) 592-9560.

By Strouse Gershman Y presents a musical revue celebrating the songs of Tony Award-winning composer Charles Strouse, best known for writing the scores to such hits as “Annie,” “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Golden Boy,” through May 16 at the Arts Bank, 601 S. Broad St.; (215) 545-4400.

Falsettos City Theater Company presents the Tony Award-winning musical comedy about a married man exploring what it means to be a modern family with the help of his gay lover, his wife, his shrink, his son and the lesbians next door, through May 22 at Opera Delaware Studios, 4 S. Poplar St., Wilmington, Del.; (302) 220-8285.

Girls Night: The Musical Follow five friends as they relive their past, celebrate their present and look to the future on a hilarious karaoke night out, through May 23 at Kimmel’s Innovation Studio, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

I Am My Own Wife Amaryllis Theatre Company presents a one-man show portraying 40 characters exploring the will to live, through May 23 at Playground at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St.; (215) 564-2431.

The Musical of Musicals: The Musical Independence Studio on 3 presents a pastiche of elements from big-name musicals, through June 27, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

The Next Reunion Society Hill Playhouse presents the story of friends who crash a 10-year high-school reunion after their own turns out to be a bust, through June 20, 508 S. Eighth St.; (215) 923-0210.

Rent The blockbuster musical about artists struggling with love and HIV in the 1980s runs through June 6 at Media Theatre, 104 E. State St., Media; (610) 891-0100.

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 23, 507 S. Eighth St.; (215) 923-0210.

Rodgers and Hammerstein Are Dead Philadelphia Joke Initiative presents a fully improvised musical comedy, through May 29 at Latvian Society, 531 N. Seventh St.; (215) 821-8754.

Shrink Rap Jazzyone Productions presents a play about people struggling with HIV, 6 p.m. May 15 at Ibrahim Theatre, 3701 Chestnut St.; tickets available at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; (215) 923-2960.

The Swedish Match Red Square Theatre presents the world-premiere stage adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s comedy murder mystery, through May 16 at The Mascher Dance Building, 155 Cecil B. Moore; redsquaretheatre.weebly.com.

MUSIC Alo Brasil The Philadelphia-based Brazilian band performs at 8 p.m. May 14 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

Winding Around the ’60s and ’70s with Maureen McGovern Peter Nero and the Philly Pops perform Broadway and Hollywood songs, 8 p.m. May 14 and 3 p.m. May 15-16 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Exposure Music Festival Up-and-coming local acts perform at this all-ages show beginning at noon May 15 at Trocadero Theater, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-6888.

Freedom is Coming The Rainbow Chorus of Delaware performs at 8 p.m. May 15 at First and Central Presbyterian Church, 1101 Market St.; Wilmington, Del.; www.therainbowchorale.org.

Public Image Limited The band fronted by that guy from that iconic punk band performs at 9 p.m. May 15 at The Borgata Spa and Casino’s Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City; (609) 317-1000.

Insane Clown Posse, Kottonmouth Kings, Kittie and Coolio These colorful rap and metal acts perform at 7:30 p.m. May 19 at the Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; (610) 784-5400.

Lizz Wright The jazz singer-songwriter performs at 7:30 p.m. May 19 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Los Angeles Philharmonic Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel returns for a performance, 7:30 p.m. May 19 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Love, Lust and Longing Philadelphia Voices of Pride performs a concert, 8 p.m. May 15 at the Church of St. Luke and the Epiphany, 330 S. 13th St.; www.pvop.org.

Unforgettable Fire The U2 tribute band performs at 8 p.m. May 20 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.

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.

For Ruthie: Ruth Krauss, Maurice Sendak and Their Young Philosophers The Rosenbach Museum presents an exhibition exploring the working relationship between the two authors, through June 21, 2008-2010 Delancey Place; (215) 732-1600.

Moore Adventures in Wonderland The Rosenbach Museum presents a Marianne Moore and “Alice in Wonderland”-inspired installation, created by Rosenbach artist-in-residence Sue Johnson, through June 6, 2008-2010 Delancey Place; (215) 732-1600.

Slow Movements ArtStar Gallery presents an exhibition of works from Julie West, through June 13, 623 N. Second St.; (215) 238-1557.

Small Favors V The Clay Studio presents an exhibition of small sculptural works, through May 30, 139 N. Second St.; (215) 925-3453.

Sublime Nature AxD Gallery presents an exhibition of the photography of Mark Fields and Georg Purvis III, through June 5, 265 S. 10th St.; (215) 627-6250.

Thomas Hucker & Thomas Huang Wexler Gallery presents an exhibition of works by the two furniture artists, through June 26, 201 N. Third St.; (215) 923-7030.

OPERA La Traviata The Opera Company of Philadelphia presents Verdi opera sung in Italian with English translation, through May 16 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

DANCE Aspen Santa Fe Ballet The Kimmel Center presents one of the nation’s pioneering contemporary dance companies, through May 15 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Lord of the Dance Michael Flatley and company return May 14-16 to Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; (215) 893-1999.

FILM What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? The psychological horror film, featuring Redgrave sisters Vanessa and the recently deceased Lynn, is screened at 2 p.m. May 16 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

Legion The sci-fi/horror film is screened at 8 p.m. May 17 at Trocadero Theater, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-6888.

BOOKS Tom Mendicino The out author of “Probation” hosts a discussion 6-7 p.m. May 18 at Penn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut St.; (215) 898-7595.

Sebastian Junger The author of “The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea” hosts a reading at 7:30 p.m. May 20 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; (215) 686-5322.

CABARET Ladies of the 80s The ’80s music female impersonation revue show features Anita Mann, Karyn Thomas, Brie Daniels and special guests, 9:30 p.m. May 14 at Cube Restaurant and Bar, 16 Marrows Road, Newark, Del.; (302) 533-7178.

Mel & El The cabaret duo performs at 9 p.m. May 15 at Harlans Cabaret, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; (215) 862-5225.

Drag Brunch Drag queens and mimosas, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 16 at Harlans Cabaret, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; (215) 862-5225.

ETC Gay Comedy Night Adam Sank, Shawn Hollenbach, Alejandro Morales and Cara Killduff perform at 8 p.m. May 14 at Voyeur, 1221 St. James St.; (215) 735-5772.

Tom Papa The host of “The Marriage Ref” performs through May 15 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; (215) 496-2001.

Brad Loekle The gay comedian performs at 10:30 p.m. May 14 at Rainbow Mountain Resort, 210 Mount Nebo Road, East Stroudsburg; (570) 223-8484.

The “C” Word: Stand-up “C”omedy Scott Sutherland, Dwayne Dunlevy and Adrian Colon perform at 9 p.m. May 14 at Harlans Cabaret, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; (215) 862-5225.

Bobcat Goldthwait The comedian performs May 20-22 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; (215) 496-2001.