Fall Preview

Wow! Summer went by quick. Where does the time go?

Soon it will be the holiday season … but before that, there is a lot of fun to be had as we watch the leaves change, the temperature drop and people dress more warmly and conservatively. (The latter depresses us most of all.)

While the live concerts move indoors for the most part as musicians of all stripes store up their nuts for the winter, the theaters start to rouse from their summer hibernation for their new seasons, offering a plethora of must-see shows and productions. So check out our list of shows and events that are sure to make your fall season something special.

Art Barbara Chase-Riboud: The Malcolm X Steles Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of Barbara Chase-Riboud’s Malcolm X sculptures Sept. 14-Jan. 20, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

The Enchanted World of German Romantic Prints Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of prints created by Austrian, German and Swiss artists Sept. 21-Dec. 15, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

Léger: Modern Art and the Metropolis Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of 160 works and a multimedia exhibition of paintings by Fernand Léger, Oct. 14-Jan. 5, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

From Philadelphia to Monaco: Grace Kelly, Beyond the Icon James A. Michener Art Museum hosts an exhibition tracing the unique path Grace Kelly took from Philadelphia to Monaco, Oct. 28-Jan. 26, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown; 215-340-9800.

The Surrealists: Works from the Collection Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of the museum’s unique collection of great masterpieces and lesser-known works of the movement, Nov. 3-March 2, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

Grace Kelly: Beyond the Icon James A. Michener Art Museum hosts an exhibition of the film and fashion icon’s style, Nov. 7-21, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown; 215-340-9800.

Books Mark Rosenberg The author of “Eating My Feelings: Tales of Overeating” hosts a reading at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; 215-923-2960.

Terry McMillan The best-selling author of “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” hosts a reading 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215 686-5322.

Fione Zedde The author of “Broken in Soft Places” hosts a reading 5:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; 215-923-2960.

Jeff Krell The author of “Jayson Gets a Job” hosts a reading 5:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; 215-923-2960.

Jeff Greenfield The author of “If Kennedy Lived: The First and Second Terms of President John F. Kennedy, An Alternate History” hosts a reading 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-686-5322.

Amy Tan The author of “The Joy Luck Club” hosts a reading 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215- 686-5322.

Mattilda Sycamore Bernstein The author of “The End of San Francisco” hosts a reading 5:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; 215-923-2960.

Comedy Funny Or Die Presents The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival Dave Chappelle, Flight of the Conchords and others perform 5 p.m. Sept. 6 at Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J.; 856-365-1300.

Dane Cook The comedian performs 8 p.m. Sept. 13 at Tower Theatre, 19 S. 69th St., Upper Darby; 610-352-2887.

Russell Brand The comedian performs 9 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

Anthony Jeselnick The comedian performs Sept. 14 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

Janeane Garofalo The comedian performs 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

Kathy Griffin The comedian performs 8 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

Drew Carey The comedian performs 9 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

Joan Rivers The comedian performs 6 and 9 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

Dance

Jewels The Pennsylvania Ballet presents George Balanchine’s full-length masterpiece Oct. 17-27 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5847.

Tango Fire The Buenos Aires dance company performs 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at Kimmel’s Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5847.

Paul Taylor Dance Company The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents the acclaimed dance company Oct. 24-26 at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900.

Hungarian State Folk Ensemble The historic dance ensemble performs 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5847.

Keigwin + Company The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents the acclaimed dance company Nov. 21-23 at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900.

Brian Sanders’ Snowball The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents the holiday show by the out choreographer Dec. 4-15 at Harold Prince Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900.

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker The Pennsylvania Ballet presents the holiday classic Dec. 7-29 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5847.

Music Yellowcard The rock band performs 8 p.m. Sept. 4-5 at TLA, 334 South St.; 215-922-1011.

Halestorm The rock band performs 8 p.m. Sept. 6 at House of Blues, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-343-4000.

Blink-182 The rock band performs 8 p.m. Sept. 7 at Revel’s Ovation Hall, 500 Boardwalk; 855-348-0500.

Stone Temple Pilots featuring Chester Bennington The rock band performs 9 p.m. Sept. 7 at House of Blues, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-343-4000.

Christine Havrilla The out singer-songwriter performs 8 p.m. Sept. 13 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

Travis The rock band performs 8 p.m. Sept. 19 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave.; 215-572-7650.

Patty Larkin The out singer-songwriter performs 8 p.m. Sept. 20 at Sellersville Theatre 1894, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5858.

The Hooters, Billy Price and The Holmes Brothers The rock bands perform at the grand opening of the Ardmore Music Hall Sept. 20-21, 23 E. Lancaster Ave.; 610-629-8389.

Lionel Richie The R&B singer performs 8 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

Michael Franti and Spearhead The alt-rock band performs 8:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at The Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; 800-745-3000.

Monster Energy Rock Allegiance Tour Hard-rock bands Volbeat, HIM, All That Remains and Airbourne perform 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave.; 215-546-7900.

Beethoven 9 — Ode to Joy The Philadelphia Orchestra performs Sept. 26-28 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

Earth, Wind & Fire The R&B group performs 8 p.m. Sept. 27-28 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

Liza Minnelli The iconic singer and actor performs 8 p.m. July 3 at Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, N.J. 609-348-4411.

The Beach Boys The rock band performs 9 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

30 Seconds To Mars The rock band performs 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J.; 856-365-1300.

Blondie and X The bands perform 8 p.m. Oct. 3 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave.; 215-572-7650.

Hall & Oates The rock duo performs 8 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg with Andrew W.K. The punk-rock band performs 8 p.m. Oct. 6 at TLA, 334 South St.; 215-922-1011.

AFI The goth-punk rock band performs 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at TLA, 334 South St.; 215-922-1011.

The Temptations The R&B group performs 9 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

Janelle Monáe The pop/R&B singer performs 8 p.m. Oct. 13 at The Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; 800-745-3000.

Drake The rapper performs 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.

Fiona Apple The singer performs 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at Merriam Theatre, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5847. Franz Ferdinand The alternative-rock band performs 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at Tower Theatre, 19 S. 69th St., Upper Darby; 610-352-2887.

Jay Brannan The singer-songwriter performs 8:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

Pearl Jam The rock band performs 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21-22 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.

John Legend The R&B singer performs 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at Revel’s Ovation Hall, 500 Boardwalk; 855-348-0500.

Bitch The out singer-songwriter performs 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

Josh Groban The singer performs 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.

Hanson The pop band performs 8 p.m. Nov. 7 at TLA, 334 South St.; 215-922-1011.

Paramore The rock band performs 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J.; 856-365-1300.

B-52’s The rock band performs 8 p.m. Nov. 8 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave.; 215-572-7650.

Dir En Grey The Japanese metal band performs 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at TLA, 334 South St.; 215-922-1011.

Toad the Wet Sprocket The rock band performs 8 p.m. Nov. 9 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave.; 215-572-7650.

Elvis Elvis Elvis Costello The singer performs 8 p.m. Nov. 10 at Merriam Theatre, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

Justin Timberlake The pop singer performs 8 p.m. Nov. 10 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.

Pat Benatar and Neil Geraldo The rock duo performs 8 p.m. Nov. 16 at Revel’s Ovation Hall, 500 Boardwalk; 855-348-0500.

India Arie The R&B singer performs 8 p.m. Nov. 23 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave.; 215-572-7650.

Lamb of God and Killswitch Engage The metal bands perform 7 p.m. Nov. 24 at The Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; 800-745-3000.

Chris Cornell The rock singer performs 9 p.m. Nov. 29-30 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

Holiday Pops! Peter Nero and the Philly Pops perform Dec. 6-21 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

Pink The pop singer performs 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.

Vienna Boys Choir The vocal group performs 4 p.m. Dec. 14 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave.; 215-572-7650.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra The holiday rock ensemble performs 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.

Theatre In The Heights Walnut Street Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical Sept. 3-Oct. 20, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.

My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m STILL in Therapy Bristol Riverside Theatre presents the sequel to Steve Solomon’s popular comedy Sept. 17-Oct. 6, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100.

Spamalot Media Theatre presents the comedy based on the works of Monty Python Sept. 25-Nov. 3, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100.

The Convert Wilma Theater presents the story of a young girl who escapes a forced marriage and discovers Christianity under the guidance of an African teacher, Oct. 9-Nov. 10, 265 S. Broad St.; 215-546-7824.

Lisa Lampanelli: Skinny Bitch, NOT A Stand-Up Comedy Show The comedian performs her new one-woman show Oct. 10-13 at Kimmel’s Innovation Studio, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

Marcus: Or the Secret of Sweet Joe Turner’s provocative, poignant, fiercely humorous story of a “sweet” young man’s journey to discover the secret of who he really is and where he really came from, Oct. 17-Nov. 3 at Plays and Players Theater, 1714 Delancey St.; 800-595-4849.

The Pearlman Sisters: Devotedly, Sincerely Yours: The Story of the USO The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents the portrait of a courageous female singer in the USO who risks her life to entertain American troops overseas during World War II, Oct. 18-19 at Harold Prince Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900.

Once The Tony award-winning story of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love song, Oct. 29-Nov. 10 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5847.

Pride & Prejudice Bristol Riverside Theatre presents the classic Jane Austin story Oct. 29-Nov. 24, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100.

Flashdance: The Musical The musical production based on the hit film, Nov. 19-24 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5847.

Sophie Tucker: The Last Of The Red Hot Mamas Walnut Street Theatre presents the story of America’s queen of the double entendre, Nov. 19-Dec. 29, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Media Theatre presents the classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Nov. 20-Jan. 4, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast The musical based on the classic fairy tale, Nov. 26-Dec. 1 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5847.

Jersey Boys The Tony Award-winning best musical about Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons hits the stage Dec. 11-Jan. 5 at Forrest Theater, 1114 Walnut St.; 215-923-1515.

I Love Lucy The stage production based on the classic TV show, Dec. 26-29 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

Etc. Philly Zombie Prom The undead still want to party, 8 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.

Dita Von Teese’s Burlesque: Strip Strip Horray! Variety Show The burlesque star performs 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at Tower Theatre, 19 S. 69th St., Upper Darby; 610-352-2887.