Agnes Martin: The Untroubled Mind/Works from the Daniel W. Dietrich II Collection
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents paintings and drawings exploring the ideas that shaped Martin’s minimalist art, through Oct. 14, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
The author hosts a reading and discussion of her latest book, “The Trans Generation: How Trans Kids (and Their Parents) Are Creating a Gender Revolution,” 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; 215-923-2960.
Biting Wit and Brazen Folly: British Satirical Prints, 1780s–1830s
Philadelphia Museum of Art’s display on the appeal of caricature in Georgian England and the ways in which those images teased and provoked audiences, through Aug. 22, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
Cirque du Soleil’s VOLTA
The new Big Top production by the international acrobatic circus-arts company performs through Aug. 19 at Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks; 484-754-3976.
Design in Revolution: A 1960s Odyssey
Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibition of pop art and psychedelia from the civil-rights and antiwar movements through Sept. 9, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
Experiments in Motion: Photographs from the Collection
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents a photographic exhibition where artists stop, extend and rearrange time for their own creative ends, through Aug. 19, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
Face to Face: Art by Women
The William Way LGBT Community Center hosts an exhibition of works by queer female artists living in Philadelphia, through Aug. 31, 1315 Spruce St.; 215-732-2220.
Face to Face: Portraits of Artists
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition exploring how photographers helped craft the public personas of their creative subjects in this stunning collection of rare photographs from the museum’s collection, through Oct. 14, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
IN THE PUBLIC EYE: Philadelphia’s LGBTQ Community and the Media
The William Way LGBT Community Center hosts an archival and photographic exhibition examining the relationship between the mainstream press and the community, through Aug. 31 in the John J. Wilcox Jr. exhibit space, 1315 Spruce St.; 215-732-2220.
The comedian seen on “Last Comic Standing” performs Aug. 16-18 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.
The former SNL cast member performs Aug. 9-11 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.
Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of American art epitomizing the early 20th century, through Sept. 3, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
Rachel Rose: Wil-o-Wisp/The Future Fields Commission
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents 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.
Serena J. Bishop
The out author hosts a reading and signing of her latest novel, “Beards,” 6:30-7 p.m. Aug. 11 at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; 215-923-2960.
We (Too) Are Philly Poetry Festival
A free summer poetry festival featuring poets from Philadelphia and beyond, 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at Norris Square Park, 2100 N. Howard St.; https://raquelsalasrivera.com/we-too-are-philly/.
311 & The Offspring: Never-Ending Summer Tour
The alt-rock bands perform 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, 601 N. Columbus Blvd.; 215-922-1011.
Dead Letter Office: A Tribute to R.E.M.
The tribute band performs 8:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.
The alternative-rock band performs 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J.; 609-365-1300.
The singer performs 8 p.m. Aug. 11 at The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave.; 215-546-7900.
Gladys Knight & The O’Jays
The classic R&B singers perform 8 p.m. Aug. 12
at The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave.; 215-546-7900.
Nancy Wilson of Heart
The rock guitarist performs with her new band 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at Xcite Center in Parx Casino, 2999 Street Road, Bensalem;
American Idol Live
Singers from the latest season of the hit TV show perform 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at Tower Theater, 69th and Ludlow streets; 610-352-2887.
The vocal pop group performs 8 p.m. Aug. 14 at BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J.; 609-365-1300.
Breaking Benjamin and Five Finger Death Punch
The hard-rock bands perform 6 p.m. Aug. 15 at BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J.; 609-365-1300.
CAKE and Ben Folds
The alternative rockers perform 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave.; 215-546-7900.
The bear happy hour runs 5-9 p.m. Aug. 10 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.
Mimi Imfurst Presents Drag Diva Brunch
Mimi Imfurst, Bev, Vinchelle, Sutton Fearce and special guests perform 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 11 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.
Paula’s Drag Kitchen
Paula Deen White’s monthly drag show with her friends, 9 p.m. Aug. 16 at L’Etage, Sixth and Bainbridge streets; 215-592-0656.
La Maison Rose
A burlesque tribute to Aerosmith 10 p.m. Aug. 16 at Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735.
Peek-a-Boo Revue: Summer Vacation
The acclaimed Philly burlesque group performs 8 p.m. Aug. 17 at Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735.
The cabaret singer performs 8 p.m. Aug. 10 at The Rrazz Room, 385 W. Bridge St., New Hope; 888-596-1027.
The out comedian performs 8 p.m. Aug. 11 at The Rrazz Room, 385 W. Bridge St., New Hope; 888-596-1027.
North by Northwest
The classic Hitchcock film is screened 1:30 p.m. Aug. 12 and 7:30 p.m. Aug.13 at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.