A Reading with Rey Drew The author and other contributors to “The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard” host a reading 5:30 p.m. at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; 215-923-2960.
Marilyn Manson & Rob Zombie The shock-rock bands perform 8 p.m. at Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J.; 856-365-1300.
Melissa Etheridge The out singer-songwriter performs 8 p.m. at Caesars Circus Maximus Theater, 2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, N.J.; 609 348-4411.
The Misfits The ghoulish punk-rock band performs 8 p.m. at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.
The Pietasters The ska-punk band performs 8 p.m. at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.
Psychedelic Furs and The Lemonheads The alt-rock bands perform 8 p.m. at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave.; 215-572-7650.
Sat. 10/20 Auditions: La Cage Aux Folles Actors, singers and dancers needed for all roles including Les Cagelles (drag performers, each with strong individual characterization), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Steel River Playhouse, 245 E. High St., Pottstown, by appointment; [email protected]
Alanis Morissette The rock singer performs 8 p.m. at The Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; 800-745-3000.
Asia The classic rock band performs 8 p.m. at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave.; 215-572-7650.
Rick Springfield The rock singer and guitarist performs 9 p.m. at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.
Where the Wild Things Are The hit film is screened 2 p.m. at Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-0223.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show The cult film is screened 10 p.m. at Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-0223.
Sun. 10/21 Dead Ringer and Sisters The two drama films are screened 2 p.m. at Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-0223.
Mon. 10/22 Groove Night Local musicians join forces to bring the R&B, soul, jazz and funk, 7 p.m. at World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 302-994-1400.
David Sedaris The out humorist performs 8 p.m. at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave.; 215-572-7650.
Lipstick Mondays A weekly drag show featuring a changing roster of queens takes the stage 9 p.m. at The Raven, 385 W. Bridge St., New Hope; 215-862-2081.
Tue. 10/23 Unlabeled: The Acoustic/Electric Open Mic for Up-and-Comers Sign up and play 7 p.m. at World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 302-994-1400.
Wed. 10/24 4W5 Blues Jam Local musicians get down 7 p.m. at World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 302-994-1400.
Thur. 10/25 Janis Ian The out singer-songwriter performs 8 p.m. at Sellersville Theatre 1894, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5858.
Bob and Barbara’s Drag Show The outrageousness begins 11 p.m. at Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South St.; 215-545-4511.
Fri. 10/26 Michael J.P. Williams The author of “Baptism by Green Fire, Baby Crib, and Evolution: Dissolution: Revolution” hosts a reading 5:30 p.m. at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; 215-923-2960.
Queer Fear Cabaret A series of provocative and engaging music events is sure to thrill, 7:30-10 p.m. at William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.; 215-732-2220.
Aimee Mann The singer-songwriter performs 8 p.m. at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.; 215-232-2100.
Burlesque Showcase: Halloween Edition The live performances start 9 p.m. at Sisters Nightclub, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735.
Opening Bell, Bernstein, and Brahms The Philadelphia Orchestra performs Oct. 25-27 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-580
Continuing Cooking With the Calamari Sisters The all-singing, all-dancing, all-cooking hit musical comedy, through Nov. 4 at Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. Eighth St.; 215-923-0210.
Cy Twombly: Sculptures Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of works from the Swiss sculptor, through March, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
Enchanted Exchanges: Chirps and Chatter ArtStar Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Jordan Elise Perme of Horrible Adorables, through Nov. 18, 623 N. Second St.; 215-238-1557.
Giselle The Pennsylvania Ballet performs the classical show choreographed by Marius Petipa, through Oct. 28 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.
Hairspray Media Theater presents the musical based on the classic John Waters film, through Nov. 4, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100.
Learning from Frank Furness: Louis Sullivan in 1873 Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of drawings and furniture by the famed architect, through Dec. 30, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
On My Honor: 100 Years of Girl Scouting The National Constitution Center presents an exhibition highlighting the history, contributions and traditions of Girl Scouts, including entrepreneurship, environmental awareness and civic engagement, through Dec. 31, 525 Arch St.; 215-409-6895.
Presidential Artifacts The National Constitution Center presents an exhibition of artifacts from collections around the country, through Dec. 31, 525 Arch St.; 215-409-6895.
Prom Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of photographs by Mary Ellen Mark, through Oct. 28, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
Ronaldus Shamask: Form, Fashion, Reflection Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of drawings and sketches by the fashion designer, through March 10, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100. Shipwreck! Winslow Homer and The Life Line Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of 33 paintings by American artist Homer, through Dec. 16, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
Stars of David Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the musical adaptation of Abigail Pogrebin’s best-selling book, through Nov. 11 at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420.
This is the Week That Is 1812 Productions presents a special election edition of its smash political satire, through Nov. 4 at Plays and Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St.; 215-592-9560.
To Stir, Inform and Inflame: The Art of Tony Auth The James A. Michener Art Museum hosts an exhibition exploring the work of the noted Philadelphia Inquirer editorial cartoonist, through Oct. 21, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown; 215-340-9800.
Closing Loni Love The comedian seen on “Chelsea Lately” performs through Oct. 20 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001. Angels in America, Parts 1 and 2 Wilma Theater presents the Tony Award-winning epic play, offering both parts on select dates, through Oct. 21, 265 S. Broad St.; 215-546-7824.
Collab: Four Decades of Giving Modern and Contemporary Design Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition that includes some of the finest examples of European, American and Japanese design, until Oct. 21, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
Love Story, The Musical Walnut Street Theatre presents an adaptation of the popular novel, through Oct. 21, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.