Roy Ziegler The author of “The Parrys of Philadelphia and New Hope: A Quaker Family’s Lasting Impact on Two Historic Towns” hosts a reading 5:30 p.m. at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; 215-923-2960.
My Chemical Romance The rock band performs at 8 p.m. at Tower Theatre, 19 S. 69th St., Upper Darby; 610-352-2887.
Stevie Nicks The rock singer performs at 8 p.m. at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.
Uh Huh Her The electro-pop duo featuring out actress Leisha Hailey (“The L Word”) performs at 8 p.m. at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.
Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience The Led Zeppelin tribute group performs at 9 p.m. at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.
Usher The R&B star performs at 8 p.m. at Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J.; (609) 348-7000.
Maniac The controversial 1980 slasher film is screened at 9:45 p.m. at Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-0223.
Love Songs, Doo Wop and Rock & Roll A Mother’s Day weekend concert featuring classic doo-wop performers kicks off at 8 p.m. at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave.; 215-572-7650.
Girl in a Coma The punk band with openly gay members performs 4 p.m. at North Star Bar, 2639 Poplar St.; 215-787-0488.
Cinco de Miro: Maximum Ballroom Miro Dance Theatre hosts its annual performance and fundraiser 6:30-11 p.m. at Latvian Society, 531 N. Seventh St.; mirodancetheatre.tix.com.
Peek-A-Boo Revue The neo-burlesque group performs at 8 p.m. at World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 215-222-1400.
Nicki Parrott with Jeff Gordon The jazz duo performs at 8:30 p.m. at Bob Egan’s New Hope, Ramada Inn, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; 215-862-5225.
Mint Condition The hit R&B/funk group performs at 7:30 p.m. at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave.; 215-572-7650.
Bruno Mars and Janelle Monáe The two R&B singers perform at 8 p.m. at Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd.; 856-365-1300.
Goldfinger The classic James Bond film is screened at 7:30 p.m. at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave.; 215-572-7650.
A Night of Broadway Stars Broadway performers break out the showtunes to benefit youth shelter Covenant House, 7:30 p.m. at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.
Deftones The hard-rock band performs at 7:30 p.m. at The Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; 800-745-3000.
Philadelphia Sinfonia The award-winning Philadelphia Sinfonia Youth Orchestra performs at 8 p.m. at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.
The Green Hornet The comedic action film is screened at 8 p.m. at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.
Tokyo Quartet Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presents the celebrated quartet, 8 p.m. at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.
Res The rock/R&B singer performs at 9 p.m. at Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 Frankford Ave.; 215-739-9684.
Lorene Cary The author of “If Sons, Then Heirs” hosts a book event at 7:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-567-4341.
Bob Egan’s Variety Showcase Night A variety of talent performs at 8 p.m. at Bob Egan’s New Hope, Ramada Inn, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; 215-862-5225.
Echo and the Bunnymen The alt-rock band performs at 8 p.m. at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.
Misstallica The all-female Metallica tribute band performs at 8 p.m. at Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 Frankford Ave.; 215-739-9684.
Splintered Sunlight The Grateful Dead tribute group performs at 9 p.m. at World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 215-222-1400.
Other Worlds? The Philadelphia Orchestra, hosted by creative director Gerard McBurney and conducted by Charles Dutoit, performs at 7 p.m. at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.
Adele The U.K. singer-songwriter performs at 7:30 p.m. at The Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; 800-745-3000.
Kathryn Stockett The author of “The Help” hosts a book-signing event at 7:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-567-4341.
Nichole Canuso Dance Company’s Third Annual Benefit Cabaret The dance company performs a benefit show 7:30 p.m. at Underground Arts at The Wolf Building, 1200 Callowhill St.; www.brownpapertickets.com/event/166705.
Doug Stanhope The comedian performs at 9 p.m. at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.
Nichole Canuso Dance Company’s Third Annual Benefit Cabaret Nichole Canuso Dance Company hosts a funhouse-themed cabaret with some of the most beloved gypsies in Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. at Underground Arts at The Wolf Building, 1200 Callowhill St.; 215-413-9083.
Guys Night Out: Eastern State Penitentiary Season Eastern State Penitentiary and the William Way Community Center hosts a changing series of artist installations and historic exhibits, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Guests will meet at the center, 1315 Spruce St., and take public transportation to the penitentiary. RSVP is requested to [email protected] or 215-732-2220.
The Shadow Box Center City Theatre Works presents the drama about three terminally ill characters — one of whom is gay — being interviewed about death and dying, through May 15 at Upstairs at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St.; www.centercitytheatreworks.org or 215-546-6718.
Masur Conducts Tchaikovsky The Philadelphia Orchestra performs with Maestro Kurt Masur, the much-decorated former music director of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, 8 p.m. May 6-7 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.
New Hope Celebrates New Hope hosts its eighth annual Pride Week and Parade with a weeklong celebration of LGBT arts and culture, May 11-15; www.newhopecelebrates.com.
Dividing the Estate People’s Light & Theatre Company presents this drama set in Texas in the late 1980s during the oil recession, May 11-June 5, 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern; 610-644-3500.
The Great American Songbook The jazz pianist and producer performs standards and jazz songs May 6-22 at Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Road; 610-565-4211.
String of Pearls Allens Lane Theater and Art Center presents a story about a family’s search for a string of pearls handed down from generation to generation, May 6-21, 601 West Allens Lane; (215) 248-0546.
Holst The Planets The Philadelphia Orchestra performs with violinist Gil Shaham from May 12-17 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.
Judah Friedlander The comedian seen on “30 Rock” performs May 12-14 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.
Beware the Lily Law Eastern State Penitentiary hosts a video installation on the experiences of trans prisoners, May 13-November, 2027 Fairmount Ave.; 215-236-5111.
The Bridge Club Society Hill Playhouse presents a play set on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge as two characters contemplate ending their lives, through May 29, 507 S. Eighth St.; 215-923-0211.
Depth Perception AxD Gallery presents an exhibition by graphic designer and lettering artist John Langdon, best known for his pioneering work with ambigrams, through May 14, 265 S. 10th St.; 215-627-6250.
Hell EgoPo Theater presents the world premier theatrical adaptation of France’s most scandalous novel, about a man who uncovers the secrets of life by peering through a mysterious hole in the wall of his boarding house, through May 15 at The German Society, 611 Spring Garden St.; www.egopo.org.
Little Women Bristol Riverside Theatre presents the Broadway musical based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, through May 22, 120 Radcliffe St.; 215-785-0100.
My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra Walnut Street Theatre’s Independence Studio on 3 hosts a salute to Ol’ Blue Eyes, through June 26, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.
The Peacock Male: Exuberance and Extremes in Masculine Dress Philadelphia Museum of Art, through June, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
Roberto Capucci: Art into Fashion Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of works by Italian fashion designer and artist Roberto Capucci, through June 5, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
Spies, Traitors & Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America The National Constitution Center hosts the exhibition created by the International Spy Museum featuring artifacts, multimedia elements, immersive environments and stories of espionage, treason and deception in the United States, through May 30, 525 Arch St.; 215-409-6600.
Tailoring Philadelphia: Tradition and Innovation in Menswear Philadelphia Museum of Art, through summer, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
To Love, Honor and Obey? Stories of Italian Renaissance Marriage Chests Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of these commemorative works of art, through July, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
Tommy Media Theater presents the classic-rock opera through May 22, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100.
Unsettled: Photography and Politics in Contemporary Art Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of works by nine artists who used photography to address some of the most controversial political and social issues of the late 1970s through the early 1990s, including feminism, racism, the AIDS crisis and gay activism, through summer, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
Aszure Barton & Artists The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents the Philadelphia debut of the acclaimed choreographer and her dancers, through May 7 at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900.
PHILADANCO The dance company performs the Philadelphia premiere of “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” through May 8 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.
Swan Lake Ballet NJ presents the classic production starring dancers from the Pennsylvania Ballet, through May 8 at Voorhees Schools Theatre, 1000 Holly Oak Drive, Voorhees, N.J.; 856-768-9503.
Tosca The Opera Company of Philadelphia performs an opera by Giacomo Puccini through May 8 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.