Diversions: Aug. 13-19

Theater Beirut Quince Productions presents a production about the Lower East Side of New York City becoming a quarantine zone for “positives,” through Aug. 28 at Shubin Theater, 407 Bainbridge St.; (215) 592-0119.

Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy The animal-themed show blending circus elements and Broadway theatrics runs through Sept. 5 at Trump Taj Mahal’s Xanadu Theater, 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; (609) 441-6150.

Empress of the Moon Iron Age Theater presents an epic gender-bending adventure featuring six actresses playing multiple parts, both male and female, through Aug. 22 at Adrienne Theatre’s Second Stage, 2030 Sansom St.; www.iatsoe.org.

Henry V The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre presents a new interpretation of the coming-of-age story, through Aug. 15, 2111 Sansom St., second floor; (215) 496-8001.

Just Say Love Quince Productions presents the romantic comedy centered on a young gay artist and a questioning construction worker, through Aug. 29 at Shubin Theater, 407 Bainbridge St.; (215) 592-0119.

Philly Fringe Preview Plays and Players presents a peek at some of the upcoming Fringe productions, 8 p.m. Aug. 16, 23 and 30, 1714 Delancey Place; (215) 735-0630.

Music Public Enemy The hip-hip group performs at 8 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-6888.

Styx, Foreigner and Kansas The rock bands perform at 8 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City; (609) 317-1000.

Herbie Hancock The award-winning pianist and composer performs at 8 p.m. Aug. 13 at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave.; (215) 546-7900.

Beth Orton The English singer-songwriter performs at 8 p.m. Aug. 13 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

Paul McCartney The rock icon performs at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14-15 at the Wachovia Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; (800) 298-4200.

Rihanna and Ke$ha The pop singers perform at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14 and 18 at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City; (609) 317-1000.

Maroon 5 The pop/rock band performs at 8 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J.; (856) 365-1300.

Sheryl Crow The rock singer-songwriter performs at 8 p.m. Aug. 14 at Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City; (800) 277-5990.

Girls Rock Philly Showcase The girls rock out all day beginning at 1 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-6888.

Barry Manilow The singer performs at 8 p.m. Aug. 14 at Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; (609) 348-7000.

MGMT The rock band performs at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave.; (215) 546-7900.

The Veronicas The rock band performs at 8 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City; (609) 317-1000.

English Beat The rock band performs at 8p.m. Aug. 16 at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave.; (215) 546-7900.

Creed The rock band performs at 8 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J.; (856) 365-1300.

Mary Chapin Carpenter The award-winning singer-songwriter performs at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; (215) 572-7650.

Queensryche The metal band performs an adults-only cabaret show at 8 p.m. Aug. 19 at the House of Blues, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; (609) 345-8652.

Exhibits 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.

Converted Bambi Gallery presents an exhibition of sculptures by artist and hairstylist Julius Scissor, through Aug. 29, 1001 N. Second St., Suite 7; (267) 319-1374.

Ellis Island: Ghosts of Freedom James A. Michener Art Museum presents an exhibition of photos featuring the New York Harbor through the lenses of Lewis Hines and Stephen Wilkes, through Oct. 10 in the museum’s Fred Beans Gallery, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown; (215) 340-9800.

Fugitive Elements AxD Gallery presents an exhibition of works by Vincent McLoughlin and Susanne Scherette King, through Sept. 4, 265 S. 10th St.; (215) 627-6250.

Gold Mountain Marginal Utility presents an exhibition of bricolage sculptures by Abigail D. DeVille, through Sept. 25, 319 N. 11th St.; (917) 355-4487.

Inspiring Fashion: Gifts from Designers Honoring Tom Marotta Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of contemporary special-occasion and eveningwear, through Sept. 6, 26th Street and the Parkway; (215) 763-8100.

Juried Art Winners: McLean, Muller, Stroud The William Way LGBT Community Center hosts an exhibition of the three winners of the fifth-annual Juried Art Competition — Kathy McLean, Elke Muller and Jeff Stroud — through Aug. 27, 1315 Spruce St.; (215) 732-2220.

Maker, Make, Made The Clay Studio presents an exhibition of artwork by Ryan Greenheack, through Aug. 29, 139 N. Second St.; (215) 925-3453.

Out of the Wild ArtStar Gallery hosts an exhibition of works featuring animal imagery, through Aug. 29, 623 N. Second St.; (215) 238-1557.

Pleasures and Pastimes in Japanese Art Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of costumes, masks and poetry exploring the ways in which leisure time was interpreted across all social classes in Japanese art, through the fall, 26th Street and the Parkway; (215) 763-8100.

Scratched and Demented Bambi Gallery presents an exhibition of paintings by Andrew Abbott, through Aug. 29, 1001 N. Second St., Suite 7; (267) 319-1374.

Sculpting Nature The Center for Emerging Visual Artists presents an exhibition of works from Susan Benarcik, R. Noel Shaak and John Woodin, through Sept. 2, 1521 Locust St., lower level; (215) 546-7775.

Wired and Hazy SALT Art Gallery hosts an exhibition featuring the works of Chris Harford, Jill Allen, Thomas Pitilli, Sheila Delvin and Tim Ward, through Aug. 21, 212 Race St.; (215) 939-7426.

Film Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work The documentary about the legendary comedian is screened at 9:45 p.m. Aug. 13-19 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

Gimme Shelter The documentary filmed in 1969 during the Rolling Stones’ U.S. tour is screened at 2 p.m. Aug. 15 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

Stand By Me The 1980s film starring River Phoenix and Keifer Sutherland is screened at 8 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-6888.

Take Me Home: The Story of the Georgia Puppy Caravan The documentary film is screened, with live performances following, at 8 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-6888.

A Hidden Fortress Bryn Mawr Film Institute hosts a screening of the 1950 film as part of the Akira Kurosawa Retrospective film series, 7 p.m. Aug. 17, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; (610) 527-9898.

A Place in the Sun Bryn Mawr Film Institute screens the 195l film starring Elizabeth Taylor, 7 p.m. Aug. 18, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; (610) 527-9898.

Books Thom Nickels The out author of “Spore” hosts a reading and reception at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Lippincott House Mansion B&B, 2023 Locust St.; (215) 523-9251.

Book Club: “A Home at the End of the World” by Michael Cunningham William Way LGBT Community Center hosts a discussion of the novel from 7-8 p.m., 1315 Spruce St.; (215) 732-2220.

Cabaret Liberty City Kings Drag and Burlesque 2011 Calendar Release Party Philly’s only queer drag king and burlesque queen performance troupe performs at 8 p.m. Aug. 15 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

Auditions Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus The chorus auditions new members from 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, 2111 Sansom St. E-mail [email protected] to set up an audition or call (215) 731-9230.

Etc. Kevin Nealon The comedian from “Weeds” and “Saturday Night Live” performs Aug. 13-14 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; (215) 496-9001.

Don Rickles The comedian performs at 9 p.m. Aug. 13-14 at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City; (609) 317-1000.

Queer Queens of Qomedy Out comedians Poppy Champlin, Carol Leifer and Dana Goldberg perform at 8 p.m. Aug. 19 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; (215) 572-7650.

Rachel Feinstein and April Macie The comedians from the sitcom “Last Comic Standing” perform Aug. 18-21 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; (215) 496-9001.