Out & About: Aug. 26-Sept. 1

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Theater & Arts

Aries Spears

The comedian seen on “MadTV” performs 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Aug. 27 at The Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.

 

Christopher Titus

The comedian seen on “Titus” performs through Aug. 27 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.

 

Creative Africa

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of photography, fashion, sculpture and architecture by artists from Africa through Sept. 25, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

Dave Attell

The comedian performs Sept. 2-4 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.

 

Ms. Pat

The comedian seen on “Last Comic Standing” performs Sept. 1-3 at Punch Line Philly, 1004 Canal St.; 215-309-0150.

 

Embracing the Contemporary: The Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Collection

Philadelphia Museum of Art features some of the most prominent European and American artists of the past 50 years through Sept. 5, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

Inside Out

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of large-scale, high-quality replicas of favorite works from the museum’s collection to local neighborhoods through Nov. 1, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

LGBT Mental-Health Book Club

The monthly club meets 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 26 at Philly AIDS Thrift at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; 215-923-2960.

 

Lloyd Ney: Local Color

The Michener Art Museum hosts an exhibition of works by the American painter, sculptor, writer and artistic innovator known for pushing boundaries, embracing Modernism and stirring up controversy through Sept. 11, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown; 215-340-9800.

 

Look Again: Contemporary Perspectives on African Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition drawing from the Penn Museum’s esteemed African collections through Dec. 4, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

Plays of/for a Respirateur

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an installation by Joseph Kosuth that includes a selection of his work, along with a group of seminal works by Marcel Duchamp, through the fall, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

Tête-à-Tête: Conversations in Photography

The Michener Art Museum hosts an exhibition celebrating more than 25 years of regional photographic programming through Sept. 11, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown; 215-340-9800.

 

Music

Bonnie Raitt

The blues guitarist performs 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave.; 215-546-7900.

 

Keith Urban

The country singer performs 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J.; 609-365-1300.

 

Ja Rule and Ashanti

The rapper and R&B singer perform 8 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; 215-627-1332.

 

Ms. Lauryn Hill

The neo-soul singer and rapper performs 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave.; 215-546-7900.

 

Jimmy Buffett

The rock singer performs 8 p.m. Aug. 27 at BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, NJ; 609-365-1300.

 

Periphery

The progressive-metal group performs 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at TLA, 334 South St.; 215-922-1011.

 

Toad the Wet Sprocket and Rusted Root

The alt-rock bands perform 8 p.m. Aug. 28 at Keswick Theatre, 291 Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.

 

Bruce Hornsby

The rock singer performs 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at Keswick Theatre, 291 Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.

 

Korn and Rob Zombie

The hard-rock bands perform 6:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J.; 609-365-1300.

 

Nightlife

Chikn Nug-It’s Episode of Colour In Art TV

Watch the performer’s TV close-up 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at L’Etage, 624 S. Sixth St.; 215-592-0656.

 

Can I Get A Side of Nug-It With That?

Chikn Nug-It hosts an evening of boylesque, drag and burlesque with performances by Donna Ria, Nikki Malicious and Mauve 8 p.m. Aug. 27 at L’Etage, 624 S. Sixth St.; 215

 

Baked Alaska

Aurora Whorealis hosts a pot-themed comedy show featuring Lili St. Queer and Maddy Milan 9 p.m. Aug. 27 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.

 

The Haus of Ham Show

The monthly comedy drag show featuring Lili St. Queer, Eric Jaffe and Mistor Fahrenheit, 9 p.m. Aug. 28 at ICandy, 254 S. 12th St.; 267-324-3500.

 

Outta Town

ZZ Top

The rock band performs 8 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

 

Jim Gaffigan

The comedian performs 8 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

 

KC & The Sunshine Band

The classic disco band performs 8 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Tropicana, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J.; 800-843-8767.  

 

Defending Your Life

The Albert Brooks comedy film is screened 2 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.

 

Hannibal Buress

The comedian performs 8 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

 

KISS

The rock band performs 7 p.m. Sept. 1 at Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 N. 17th St.; 610-433-7541.

 

Howard Jones

The synth-pop singer-songwriter performs 8 p.m. Sept. 1 at World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 302-994-1400.

 

Gabriel Iglesias

The comedian performs 8 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.