Out & About: Jan. 20-26, 2017

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RETURN OF THE ‘KING’: New-wave rock and pop icon Adam Ant is celebrating the 35th anniversary of his landmark album “Kings Of The Wild Frontier,” playing it in its entirety on his latest tour, which stops in the area 8 p.m. Jan. 26 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave. in Glenside. For more information or tickets, call 215-572-7650. Photo: Andy Gotts

Theater & Arts

Brandon T. Jackson

The comedian and actor performs through Jan. 21 at The Punchline Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.

 

Broadway Up Close: Vanessa Williams

The singer and actor comes to town for a live Q&A 8 p.m. Jan. 21 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

 

Constellations

The Wilma Theater turns the boy-meets-girl story on its head as playwright Nick Payne launches it into the quantum multiverse through Feb. 5, 265 S. Broad St.; 215-546-7824.

 

Having Our Say

Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the story of 103-year-old Sadie Delany and 101-year-old Bessie Delany, who welcome us into their home to share an endearing true story, Jan. 27-Feb. 19 at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420.

 

Hidden History Exposed

Photography enthusiasts Tracy Buchholz and Jason Giordano present an exhibit highlighting friendship, photography and one very cold winter, through Feb. 24 at William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.; 215-732-2220.

 

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Part Two

Hedgerow Theatre presents the second installation of Douglas Adams’ original radio play through Jan. 29, 64 Rose Valley Road, Media; www.hedgerowtheatre.org.

 

#IMomSoHard

Performers Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley bring their comedic show about motherhood to town 8 p.m. Jan. 27 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.

 

Irene Levy Baker

The author of “Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad” hosts a reading 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-567-4341.

 

Jitish Kallat: Covering Letter

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an immersive installation and video projection by Mumbai-based artist Kallat, detailing a historical letter by Mahatma Gandhi to Adolf Hitler written just weeks before the start of World War II, through March 5, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

John

Arden Theatre Company presents a new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker about spirituality, relationships and other scary stories through Feb. 26, 40 N. Second St.; 215-922-1122.

 

Korea Now: Contemporary Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of contemporary Korean art across all media through Feb. 23, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Walnut Street Theatre presents Neil Simon’s classic comedy about a man trying to find love in the 1960s through Feb. 5, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.

 

Laughter on the 23rd Floor

Walnut Street Theatre presents the Neil Simon play that gives the audience a peek into the writer’s room of a hit 1950s television show through March 5, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.

 

Romeo & Juliet

Media Theatre presents the classic Shakespeare tragedy Jan. 25-Feb. 19, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100.

 

Todd Glass

The comedian performs Jan. 26-29 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.

 

Vlisco: African Fashion on a Global Stage

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition exploring how the Dutch company Vlisco became one of the most influential textile brands in West and Central African fashion through Jan. 22, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

What a Joke Fest: An ACLU Benefit

On inauguration weekend, comedians raise money for the ACLU, 8:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at Good Good Comedy Theater, 215 N. 11th St.; www.goodgoodcomedy.com/whatajoke.

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 IN THE COMFORT ZONE WITH VANESSA: Broadway Up Close brings acclaimed actor and singer Vanessa Williams to the stage for a live Q&A 8 p.m. Jan. 21 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 300 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets, call 215-790-5800.

Music

The Smithereens

The rock band performs 8 p.m. Jan. 20 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

 

David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket

The Hooters drummer and Philly native leads an all-star band playing Philadelphia tunes 8 p.m. Jan. 25 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

 

Kris Kristofferson

The actor and singer-songwriter performs 8 p.m. Jan. 25 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.

 

Adam Ant

The new-wave singer performs 8 p.m. Jan. 26 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.

 

Nightlife

The Eric Jaffe Show

The monthly live singing cabaret featuring musicians and singers 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at Tavern on Camac, 243 S. Camac St.; 215-545-0900.

 

Beth & Ralph’s Porn Stash

Local gay comedians Beth Eisenberg and Ralph Andracchio watch porn clips and converse with a panel of guests including business leaders, stand-up comedians and artists, 10:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom St.; 267-233-1556.

 

Songbird 8

The singing competition returns with hopefuls vying to be crowned Philly’s best singer 8 p.m. Jan. 24 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.

 

This Town Ain’t Pig Enough for the Two of Us

Pig Iron Theater presents an evening of top-notch cabaret performers headlined by the one and only Martha Graham Cracker 8 p.m. Jan. 27 at The Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.

 

Baked Alaska

A night of “high-larity” featuring performances by drag stars Aurora Whorealis, Lili St. Queer and Zsa Zsa St. James, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Jan. 27 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.

 

Outta Town

Splintered Sunlight

The Grateful Dead tribute band performs 8 p.m. Jan. 20, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 302-994-1400.

 

Anina

The animated kids film is screened 2 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.