‘LADIES’ FIRST: The Bearded Ladies Cabaret, the experimental local cabaret troupe, rallies its considerable creative forces to headline the 25th-anniversary gala for the Avenue of the Arts, Inc., 6-9 p.m. May 4 at Doubletree Hotel, Broad and Locust Streets. For more information or tickets, visit www.ave-future.eventbrite.com.
Theater & Arts
The Philadelphia Orchestra performs with conductor Nicholas McGegan for an intimate performance of Italian-style Baroque and neoclassical music, May 4-5 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.
The comedian seen on “Chelsea Lately” and “Conan” performs through May 5 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.
Opera Philadelphia presents the classic story about the irresistible titular Spanish gypsy, through May 6 at Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.
Curio Theatre Company presents Joseph Heller’s stage adaptation of his 1961 satirical novel that asks what it means to be sane while surrounded by madness, through May 19, 4740 Baltimore Ave.; 215-921-8243.
Design in Revolution: A 1960s Odyssey
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of pop art and psychedelia from the civil-rights and anti-war movements, through Sept. 9, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
Jean Shin: Collections
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition by contemporary artist Shin (American, born in South Korea in 1971) in which she transforms everyday objects into dynamic works about connection and belonging, through July 15, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
The Pennsylvania Ballet performs George Balanchine’s only evening-length work without a story, May 10-13 at Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.
Keith Smith at Home
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition spanning five decades of the Rochester-based artist’s mixed-media photographs, prints and books, through July 8, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
Magical & Real: Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd, A Retrospective
The Michener Art Museum presents an exhibition of works by Hurd (1904-84) and Wyeth (1907-97), important contributors to the arts of both the Philadelphia region and the Southwest, through May 6, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown; 215-340- 9800.
Rachel Rose: Wil-o-Wisp/The Future Fields Commission
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of contemporary video installations that ruminate on our image-saturated culture and histories of the past, through Aug. 19, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
Tell Me on a Sunday
Walnut Street Theatre presents the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical where it’s the 1980s and a young English girl, full of energy and optimism, arrives in New York ready to find success and love, through June 10 at Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.
United We Dance: A Benefit for the ACLU of Pennsylvania
Brazilian funk band Philly Bloco performs 8 p.m. May 8 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.
The animated Pixar film is screened 8 p.m. May 7 at The Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.
Yannick and Hélène
The Philadelphia Orchestra performs with conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin and pianist
Hélène Grimaud, May 10-11 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999
ABBA The Concert
The ABBA tribute concert comes to Philly 8 p.m. May 5 at Keswick Theater, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.
The alternative-rock band performs 8 p.m. May 5 at TLA, 334 South St.; 215-922-1011.
Brain Damage — A Tribute to Pink Floyd
The Pink Floyd tribute band performs 8 p.m. May 5 at The Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.
The classic-rock band performs 8 p.m. May 8 at
World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.
The all-female tribute to Iron Maiden performs 9 p.m. May 9 at The Foundry Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-309-0150.
Friday Night Fever
The New York Bee Gees and Donna Summer tribute singer Rainere Martin perform an evening of disco hits, 8 p.m. May 11 at Keswick Theater, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.
Mimi Imfurst Presents Drag Diva Brunch
Mimi Imfurst, Bev, Vinchelle, Sutton Fearce and special guests perform 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 5
at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.
Black (AF) Panther Burlesque
Wakanda takes over the stage for some super naughtiness, 9 p.m. May 11 at The Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.
Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid
Media Theatre presents a new musical version of the classic children’s tale, through May 20, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100.
The horror film is screened 9:45 p.m. May 4 at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.
Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen
The two out television personalities interview each other live, 8 p.m. May 5 at Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.
The Grammy Award-winning singer performs 8 p.m. May 5 at The Rrazz Room in The Clarion Hotel & Suites, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; 888-
The out singer-songwriter performs 8 p.m. May 8 at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 202-730-3331.
The comedian performs 8 p.m. May 11 at Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.
The rock and soul singer and songwriter performs 9 p.m. May 11 at Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.
Can’t Hardly Wait
The teen-angst comedy is screened 9:45 p.m. May 11 at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228. n