Out & About: April 28-May 4

“TROUBLE” MAKER: Gay screenwriter, director and pop-culture icon John Waters — who was behind such classics as “Pink Flamingos” and “Hairspray” — hosts a live Q&A about his latest book, “Make Trouble,” 7:30 p.m. April 29 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St. For more information, call 215-567-4341.

Theater & Arts

American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition exploring watercolor painting’s remarkable rise in the United States between 1860-1925 through May 14, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

Caitlyn Jenner

The transgender sports figure and author hosts a reading 7:30 p.m. April 28 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-567-4341.

 

Channeling Nature by Design

Philadelphia Museum of Art explores how designers of handmade and industrial objects — including furniture, pottery, kitchenware and even a 3-D printed neckpiece — have responded to the beauty and fragility of the natural world through July 16, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

Clue: On Stage

The comedy/murder mystery production based on the classic board game runs May 2-20 at Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope; 215-862-2121.

 

Gabourey Sidibe

The actor and author hosts a reading of her new book, “This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare,” 7:30 p.m. May 4 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-567-4341.

 

Hand to God

Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the Tony Award-nominated Broadway comedy about a puppet at the Christian Puppet Ministry that presents a shockingly sinister agenda of its own through April 30 at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420.

 

The Importance of Being Earnest

Walnut Street Theatre presents the classic Oscar Wilde play through April 30, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.

 

Jerry’s Girls

Walnut Street Theatre presents Broadway’s electrifying tribute to the all-American master of song, Jerry Herman, through July 2 at Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.

 

La La Land

The acclaimed 2016 musical film is screened 8 p.m. May 1 at The Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.

 

Lino Tagliapietra: Painting in Glass

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition showcasing the artist’s complex glass vessels through July 16, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie

The Barnes Foundation features works by 40 international artists making provocative spectacles of themselves through May 22, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; 215-278-7000.

 

Phulkari: The Embroidered Textiles of Punjab

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition exploring the beauty and cultural significance of phulkari, ornately embroidered textiles from Punjab, a region straddling Pakistan and India, through July 9, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

Sanctuary

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers present a new dance piece inspired by the Pulse Nightclub tragedy through April 29 at Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.; 215-422-4580.

 

Sense of Human

Koresh Dance Company reprises its repertoire favorite, which explores the perception of reality, self-discovery and the reasons we choose to wear carefully chosen façades, May 4-7 at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420.

 

Shut Up & Dance 2017

MANNA is the beneficiary of the annual event hosted by Martha Graham Cracker and featuring performances by the dancers by the Pennsylvania Ballet 7 p.m. April 29 at Forrest Theatre, 1114 Walnut St.; 215-923-1515.

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JUST BOB: Out alternative-rock pioneer, singer and band leader Bob Mould comes to Philadelphia without the benefit of backing musicians on his solo electric tour 8 p.m. April 29 at Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St. For more information or tickets, call 215-928-4004.

Music

Darius Rucker

The country singer performs 8 p.m. April 28 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-625-3681.

 

The New Pornographers

The Canadian indie-rock band performs 8:30 p.m. April 28 at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.; 215-232-2100.

 

The Revolution

The funk band known for performing with Prince performs April 29-30 at TLA, 334 South St.; 215-922-1011.

 

Lea Michele

The singer and actress performs 8 p.m. May 1 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-732-1366.

 

Old 97’s

The alternative-country band performs 8:30 p.m. May 2 at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.; 215-232-2100.

 

Black Lips

The garage-rock band performs 8:30 p.m. May 3 at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.; 215-232-2100.

 

Lez Zeppelin

The all-female Zeppelin tribute band performs 8 p.m. May 5 at Sellersville Theater 1894, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808.

 

Start Making Sense

The Talking Heads tribute band performs 8 p.m. May 5 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

 

Nightlife

The Sweet Spot

Rita Lynn and Nunn Betta host the women’s party, with DJs Hvnlee, Dommis and JStarr spinning, 10 p.m. April 28 at TLO Event Complex, 1621 Cecil B. Moore Ave.; 973-980-7600.

 

Mr. Philly Drag King 2017!

Liberty City Kings Drag & Burlesque presents the amateur competition featuring kings from Philly, New Jersey and Delaware 8 p.m. April 29 at William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.; 215-732-2220.

 

Envoute Magic & Burlesque

The burlesque, music and magic sideshow kicks off 7:30 p.m. April 30 at L’Etage, 624 S. Sixth St.; 215-592-0656.

 

Outta Town

Every Time I Die

The metal band performs 8 p.m. April 28 at World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 302-994-1400.

 

Buddy Guy

The blues guitarist performs 9 p.m. April 28 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

 

Michelle Wiley

The jazz singer performs 8 p.m. April 29 at The Rrazz Room, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; 888-596-1027.

 

Tower of Power and Average White Band

The funk bands perform 8 p.m. April 30 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.

 

Steve Grand

The singer-songwriter performs 8 p.m. May 5 at The Rrazz Room, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; 888-596-1027.