Out & About: Sept. 12-18

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Varekai

Cirque du Soleil’s latest arena show drawing inspiration from world music, through Sept. 14 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.

 

“___ vs. ___”

Yes! And … Collaborative Arts presents a youth-led look at a Fringe show looking at personal and societal responsibility in tragedies such as the murder of Matthew Shepard Sept. 12-13 at Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 N. Broad St., and Sept. 18-19 at 21 W. Washington Lane; 215-413-1318.

The Book of Mormon

The Tony Award-winning musical comedy by the creator of “South Park” runs through Sept. 19 at The Forrest Theatre, 1114 Walnut St.; 215-923-1515.

Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier

The blockbuster superhero films are screened 8 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.

Comedian Deconstruction

The show featuring comedians and improv performers, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at L’Etage, 624 S. Bainbridge St.; 215-592-0626.

Doug Stanhope          

The comedian performs 8 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.

Form and Color

Muse Gallery presents an exhibition of collages by Kathryn Lee through Sept. 28, 52 N. Second St.; 215-627-5310.

Gilbert Gottfried

The comedian performs through Sept. 13 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.

The Main Dish

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of modern and contemporary kitchenware through Sept. 28, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition highlighting the works of the famed fashion designer through Nov. 30, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

Suspended

FringeArts presents the latest show by Brian Sanders’ JUNK through Sept. 20 at Philadelphia Dance, 2040 Christian St.; www.fringearts.com.

That’s So Gay: Outing Early America

The Library Company of Philadelphia presents the exhibition exploring gay culture through Oct. 17, 1314 Locust St.; 215-546-3181.

Varekai

Cirque du Soleil’s latest arena show drawing inspiration from world music, through Sept. 14 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.

White Elephant

The Buenos Aires blockbuster about the slums of Argentina is screened 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut St.; 215-387-5125.

Music

Gaslight Anthem, Jimmy Eat World and Against Me

The alt-rock bands perform 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave.; 800-745-3000.

Chris Isaak

The crooner performs 8 p.m. Sept. 12 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave.; 215-572-7650.

King Crimson

The prog-rock band performs 8 p.m. Sept. 12-13 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

Snarky Puppy

The instrumental band performs 8 p.m. Sept. 12 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

Philadelphia Celebration of Gospel

The Rev. Dr. Alyn E. Waller, Brockington Ensemble, Willis Hickerson Jr., ENON Tabernacle Mass Choir and the Sharon Baptist Church Praise Team perform 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave.; 800-745-3000.

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Melissa Ferrick

The out singer-songwriter performs 8 p.m. Sept. 14 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

The rock band performs 8 p.m. Sept. 15 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.

Lily Allen

The pop singer performs 8 p.m. Sept. 19 at The Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; 800-745-3000.

Pink Martini

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

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions

The Mann Festival Orchestra performs a musical retrospective of the popular video-game franchise’s most memorable melodies, 8 p.m. Sept. 19 at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave.; 800-745-3000.

Nightlife

Coming Out: Storytelling on Being Queer and/or Undocumented

GALAEI hosts a discussion 6-8 p.m. Sept. 15 at PhillyCAM, 699 Ranstead St.; 267-639-5481.

Philadelphia’s Burlesque Battle Royale: Cycle 2

Performers of all genders strut their stuff 9 p.m. Sept. 16 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.

September Stimulus: Fourth Annual Back to School Party!

The monthly party celebrates higher education 10 p.m.-3 a.m. at Voyeur Nightclub, 1221 St. James St.; www.stimulusphilly.com.

Outta Town

Hedda Lettuce Movie Classics Interactive “Valley Of The Dolls”

The drag performer hosts a screening 8 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Rrazz Room, in The Ramada New Hope, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; 888-596-1027.

Demolition Man

The sci-fi film is screened 9:45 p.m. Sept. 12 at Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-0223.

Andrea McArdle

The Broadway actor and original titular character of “Annie” performs Sept. 13-14 at the Rrazz Room, in The Ramada New Hope, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; 888-596-1027.

Three Days of the Condor

The 1975 political thriller is screened 2 p.m. Sept. 14 at Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-0223.