Out & About: Oct. 17-23

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 ACTION COMICS: Nijicon, a convention for fans of comics, novels, and other media that feature same-sex male couples, comes to the area 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Double Tree Hotel by Hilton, 301 W. Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia. For more information, visit www.nijicon.com.

 

Theater & Arts

BalletBoyz

The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents the British dance group Oct. 23-25 at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900.

Bill Bellamy

The comedian performs Oct. 17-19 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.

Cornel West

The professor, philosopher and author of “Black Prophetic Fire” hosts a reading noon Oct. 17 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-567-4341.

Detroit

Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the Pulitzer Prize-nominated story of the couple who befriends a transient couple, then moves into a vacant house next door, through Nov. 9 at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420.

Era of ABBA

The Philly Pops perform the music of ABBA Oct. 17-19 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

The Events

The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents the story of a survivor who tries to find the answer to the most difficult question of all through Oct. 19 at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900.

In Reverse

Muse Art Gallery presents an exhibition of works by Terri Fridkin through Nov. 2, 52 N. Second St.; 215-627-5310.

Nijicon

A convention focusing on comics, novels and other media that features same-sex male couples, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Double Tree Hotel by Hilton, 301 W. Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia; www.nijicon.com.

Norman Lear

The legendary TV producer and author of “Even This I Get To Experience” hosts a reading 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-567-4341.

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.

Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents a major retrospective of the critical figure in the history of modern art, photography and filmmaking Oct. 24-Jan. 4, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

Press Play: The Directorial Debut of Ángel Corella

The Pennsylvania Ballet performs through Oct. 26 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

The Stunning Slavic Mass

The Philadelphia Orchestra performs Janacek’s “Glagolitic Mass” through Oct. 18 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5847.

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.

Walter Isaacson

The author of “The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution” hosts a reading 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-567-4341.

X-Men: Day of Future Past

The superhero film is screened 8 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.

Music

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Anna Lunoe

The Australian DJ and producer performs 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Oct. 17 at Voyeur Nightclub, 1221 St. James St.; 215-735-5772.

Richard Marx

The hit singer and songwriter performs 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

Primus

The rock band performs 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at Tower Theatre, 69th and Ludlow streets; 610-352-0313.

Bryan Adams

The singer performs 8 p.m. Oct. 23 at Tower Theatre, 69th and Ludlow streets; 610-352-0313.

The Misfits

The punk-rock band performs 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at TLA, 334 South St.; 215-922-1011.

Nightlife

Miss Fancy Brigade Show and Auction

A drag performance and fashion show, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 18 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.

Wonder Women Film Series

A showcase of short films tackling the topics of domestic violence and street harassment with humor, artistry and insight, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 21 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.

Stimulus Presents: Sixth Annual Mischief & Mayhem — A Halloween Bash

The monthly LGBTQ party celebrates Halloween 10 p.m.-3:30 a.m. Oct. 24 at Voyeur Nightclub, 1221 St. James St.; 215-735-5772.

Outta Town

House Divas

An evening of drag with Brittany Lynn, Aeryanah Von Moi, Marissa K Devine, Lisa Thompson and The Goddess Isis celebrating classic club music, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 24 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.

Paula Cole

The acclaimed singer-songwriter performs 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at Sellersville Theater 1984, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808.

Eddie Bruce

The cabaret singer performs 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Rrazz Room, in The Ramada New Hope, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; 888-596-1027.

Anthony Jeselnik

The comedian performs 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave.; 215-572-7650.

Cuff Me! The Fifty Shades of Grey Unauthorized Musical Parody

A comedy based on the wildly popular book, 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave.; 215-572-7650.

The Beach Boys

The ever-popular singers perform 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

Marcus Goldhaber

The cabaret singer performs a CD- release show 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Rrazz Room, in The Ramada New Hope, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; 888-596-1027.