Diversions: June 18-24

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THEATER Avenue Q The Tony Award-winning hit featuring people, puppets and irreverent songs runs through June 20 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 893-1999.

Black Pearl Sings! InterAct Theatre Company presents Frank Higgins’ musical drama set in the Depression as two women struggle for acceptance in society, through June 27 at The Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St.; (215) 568-8079.

Dreamgirls The hit musical about an up-and-coming girl group in the 1960s runs June 22-27 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 893-1999.

Fiddler on the Roof Walnut Street Theatre presents the award-winning musical, through July 18, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

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.

RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles The multimedia show takes the audience on a trip through the career of the Fab Four, through June 20 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; (215) 893-1999.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 June 27, 507 S. Eighth St.; (215) 923-0210.

Sunday in the Park with George Arden Theatre Company presents Stephen Sondheim’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, through July 4, 40 N. Second St.; (215) 922-1122.

MUSIC Dave Koz & Sheila E. The out saxophonist and the hit-making percussionist perform at 8 p.m. June 18 at House of Blues, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; (609) 345-8652.

Evelyn Evelyn The duo featuring bisexual singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer performs at 8 p.m. June 18 at TLA, 334 South St.; (215) 922-1011.

Danzig The hard-rock band performs at 7:30 p.m. June 19 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-6888.

Maxwell and Jill Scott The R&B singers perform at 8 p.m. June 19 at the Wachovia Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; (215) 336-3600.

Yes and Peter Frampton The classic rockers perform at 8 p.m. June 19 at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City; (609) 317-1000.

Beth Nielsen Chapman The singer-songwriter, who has penned hits for Emmylou Harris, Bette Midler, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Roberta Flack and Olivia Newton-John, performs at 8 p.m. June 20 at World Cafe Live 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

Cinderella The ’80s hard-rock band performs at 8 p.m. June 23 at House of Blues, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; (609) 345-8652.

Katie Sawicki The out singer-songwriter performs at 8:30 p.m. June 23 at Tin Angel, 20 S. Second St.; (215) 928-0770.

Phil Collins The hit singer performs Motown hits and tells stories at 8 p.m. June 20-21 at the Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; (215) 627-1332.

Hole The alt-rock band performs at 8 p.m. June 22 at the Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; (215) 627-1332.

Project Pitchfork The electronic group performs at 9 p.m. June 23 at Shampoo, 417 N. Eighth St.; (215) 922-7500.

EXHIBITIONS All My Little Friends ArtStar Gallery presents an exhibition of works from Ashley G and Drew, through June 13, 623 N. Second St.; (215) 238-1557.

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

Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt The Franklin Institute presents an exhibition of 150 artifacts from Egypt, through Jan. 2, 20th Street and the Parkway; (215) 448-1200.

East Meets West AxD Gallery presents an exhibition of works inspired by the culture of Japan, through July 3, 265 S. 10th St.; (215) 627-6250.

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.

Mimesis The Clay Studio presents an exhibition of works by Molly Hatch, through June 27, 139 N. Second St.; (215) 925-3453.

Ni Una Mas (Not One More) The Leonard Westphal College presents an exhibition addressing the global issue of femicide — targeted violence against women—through July 16, 3401 Filbert St.; (215) 895-2548.

Queer Voices The Institute of Contemporary Art presents a group exhibition of queer art, through Aug. 1, 118 S. 36th St.; (215) 898-7108.

Smooth Cartographies The Phillip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College presents an exhibition of work from digital media artist Greg Scranton using locative technologies, through Aug. 1, 601 E. Main St.; Collegeville; (610) 409-3500.

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 Orphée and Eurydice The Opera Company of Philadelphia performs the mythical tale, through June 25 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

FILM The Secret of the Kells The 2009 Oscar-nominated animated film is screened, through June 24 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

Back to the Future Marathon All three films in the trilogy are screened beginning at noon June 19 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid The classic 1969 Western is screened at 2 p.m. June 20 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

Matted Rainbow Eye hosts a screening of the film about a high-school student struggling with gender-identity issues, 6 p.m. June 22, 1449 N. Fifth St.; (215) 769-1701.

Youth in Revolt The recent comedy film is screened at 8 p.m. June 22 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-6888.

Sabotage Bryn Mawr Film Institute hosts a screening of the early Hitchcock thriller, 7 p.m. June 23, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; (610) 527-9898.

Lesbian-Themed Short Film Program The New Hope Film Festival hosts this showcase of short films at 7:45 p.m. June 24 at New Hope Arts Center, 2 Stockton Ave., New Hope; (215) 862-9606.

BOOKS Transfags Taking Over: A Seductively Smooth Night of Genderfuct Poetry Moonstone Arts Center hosts an evening of gender play through poetry and performance, 8 p.m. June 18, 110A S. 13th St.; (215) 735-9598.

Samantha Bee “The Daily Show” correspondent and author of “I Know I Am, But What Are You?” hosts a reading at 2 p.m. June 19 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; (215) 686-5322.

Philip Gambone The author of “Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans” hosts a reading at 5:30 p.m. June 19 at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; (215) 923-2960.

Jerome L. Whitehead The author of “Bruthas” hosts a reading at 5:30 p.m. June 20 at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; (215) 923-2960.

Judy Shepard The activist and cofounder of the Matthew Shepard Foundation discusses her book, “The Meaning of Matthew: My Son’s Murder in Laramie, and a World Transformed,” from 6:30-7:30 p.m. June 22 at Penn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut St.; (215) 898-7595.

Robert K. Wittman The founder of the FBI’s National Art Crime Team and author of “Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures” hosts a discussion at 7:30 p.m. June 22 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; (215) 686-5322.

CABARET Black Pearl Cabaret InterAct hosts a benefit show from 5:30-10 p.m. June 21 at the African American Museum, 701 Arch St.; (215) 568-8077.

Cabaret of the Exiled Theatre Exile presents an evening of singing, dancing and cavorting, 8 p.m. June 23 at Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St.; (215) 218-4022.

Red Light Cabaret The light turns on at 8 p.m. June 24 at L’Etage, 624 S. Sixth St.; (215) 592-0656.

ETC Fun and “Gay”mes Weekend Trump Taj Mahal hosts gay bingo and dancing, 8 p.m.-midnight June 19, 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; (609) 449-1000.

Summer Solstice Celebration The Kimmel Center hosts an all-day and all-night celebration showcasing music, dance, performance and activities for all ages and musical tastes, from 3 p.m. June 19 to 6 a.m. June 20 at the center’s Commonwealth Plaza, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 893-1999.

A Penny for Your Thoughts The William Way LGBT Community Center hosts a guided discussion on issues impacting lesbian, bisexual and questioning women, 4-7 p.m. June 19, 1315 Spruce St.; (215) 732-2220.

Live Nude SMod! SModcast Live (Nudity Not Included) featuring Kevin Smith The filmmaker and his long-time producer partner Scott Mosier discuss current events and other non-sequitur topics, 8 p.m. June 21 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.