Out & About: Nov. 4-10

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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.

 

Found

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.

 

Gilbert Gottfried

The comedian performs through Nov. 5 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.

 

liza Shlesinger

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.

 

Young Frankenstein

The classic comedy is screened 8 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.

 

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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.

Music

Meshuggah

The progressive-metal band performs 8 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.

 

The Legwarmers

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.

 

Good Charlotte

The punk-rock band performs 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 1100 Canal St.; 215-625-3681.

 

Asking Alexandria

The hard-rock band performs 8 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; 215-627-1332.

 

Nightlife

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.

 

VICE

The monthly gear party, 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Nov. 10 at The Bike Stop, 206 S. Quince St.; 215-627-1662.

 

Outta Town

Ginger Snaps

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.

 

Cedric Gervais

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.