PATRIOT DAMES: Philly’s own drag and cabaret star Martha Graham Cracker (aka Dito van Reigersberg) takes a break from starring in “The Legend of Georgia McBride” to perform an election-eve show 8-11 p.m. Nov. 7 at L’Etage, 624 S. Sixth St. For more information, call 215-592-0656.
Theater & Arts
Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies, I through VII
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents the premiere of a new work that continues the artist’s exploration of video, sound and performance, through Jan. 8, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
Classical Splendor: Painted Furniture for a Grand Philadelphia House
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of furniture designed in 1808 by Benjamin Henry Latrobe through Jan. 1, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
A Christmas Story
Media Theater presents a stage play based on the beloved holiday film Nov. 9-Jan. 8, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100.
Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the new musical about a man obsessed over collecting the hundreds of irreverent, hilarious and weird notes that surround us every day, everywhere, Nov. 9-Dec. 11 at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420.
The comedian performs through Nov. 5 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.
The “Last Comic Standing” winner performs 8 and 10:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.
In My Body
Flying Bulldog Production presents the world-premiere musical telling body stories through song, spoken word, movement and photographic images Nov. 9-13 at Prince Theater’s Black Box, 1412 Chestnut St.; 215-422-4580.
Lewis Black: Emperor’s New Clothes — The Naked Truth Tour
The politically charged comedian performs 8 p.m. Nov. 5 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.
Live and Life Will Give You Pictures: Masterworks of French Photography, 1890-1950
The Barnes Foundation presents vintage prints of nearly 200 classic images by French photographers and photographers working extensively in France through Jan. 9 at the Roberts Gallery, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; 215-278-7000.
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.
Martha Graham Dance Company
Prince Music Theatre presents the legendary dance company performing its masterpiece “Appalachian Spring” through Nov. 6, 1412 Chestnut St.; 267-239-2941.
Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–50
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of Mexican masterpieces by Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Frida Kahlo, Rufino Tamayo and many others through Jan. 8, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
Step Afrika!: The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence
Dance Affiliates and The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents the dance troupe combining African and modern-dance traditions through Nov. 5 at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900.
The Wizard of Oz
Walnut Street Theatre has a yellow brick road running through it Nov. 8-Jan. 8, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.
The classic comedy is screened 8 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.
HEARTBREAKERS: Neo-soul superstars Maxwell and Mary J. Blige team up for the “King and Queen of Hearts Tour,” which rolls through Philly 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets, call 215-336-3600.
The progressive-metal band performs 8 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.
The 1980s tribute band performs 9 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
The alt-rock band performs 8 p.m. Nov. 7 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 1100 Canal St.; 215-625-3681.
Helmet and Local H
The alt-rock bands perform 8 p.m. Nov. 9 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.
The punk-rock band performs 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 1100 Canal St.; 215-625-3681.
The hard-rock band performs 8 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; 215-627-1332.
Happy Bear: #ImWithFur
The bears get ready for the election 5-9 p.m. Nov. 4 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.
Seventh-Annual Beauty Ball
BEV hosts the annual amateur drag party to raise money for William Way LGBT Community Center 7-10 p.m. Nov. 5 at Woody’s, 202 S. 13th St.; 215-545-1893.
The monthly gear party, 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Nov. 10 at The Bike Stop, 206 S. Quince St.; 215-627-1662.
The Canadian horror film is screened 9:45 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.
Cheech & Chong
The stoner comedy duo performs 9 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
The comedy about holiday travel is screened 9:45 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.
The Grammy-winning French DJ and producer spins 10 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Borgata’s Premiere Nightclub, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.