Out and About – Sept. 21 – 27, 2018

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THE LULLABIES OF BROADWAY: The annual Miss’D America Pageant returns to the Borgata with TV personality Carson Kressley hosting this year’s event celebrating the Great White Way, with lavish sets and performance numbers from some of Broadway’s classic and latest shows, 8 and 11 p.m. Sept. 22, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J. For more information or tickets, call 609-317-1000.

Theater & Arts

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.

 

Book Talk: “Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation”

William Way LGBT Community Center presents author Robert W. Fieseler reading and signing his essential work of American civil-rights history, which chronicles the June 24, 1973, fire at the Up Stairs Lounge in New Orleans, 7 p.m. Sept. 27, 1315 Spruce St.; 215-732-2220.

 

Circa

Australia’s bold, contemporary circus troupe returns to the Annenberg Center with the U.S. premiere of new show “Humans,” Sept. 28-29 at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900.

 

The Duchamp Family

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition highlighting the closeknit family of artistic innovators and the many connections linking their groundbreaking works, through August 2019, 26th Street and

the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

Garden Bouquet

Still-life artists Ian Shiver and Barbara Sosson present an exhibition of art featuring colorful live horticulture designs, through Nov. 3 at Hot Bed Gallery, 723 Chestnut St., second floor; 267-918-7432.

 

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.

 

Flying Steps presents Flying Bach

The award-winning and globally recognized German dance crew combines hip-hop with modern ballet, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

 

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William Way LGBT Community Center Art Gallery presents a new installation by Natalie Hope McDonald that showcases the diverse iconography of the LGBT community, through Oct. 26, 1315 Spruce St.; 215-732-2220. 

 

iLuminate

The technologically advanced dance troupe seen on “America’s Got Talent” performs Sept. 21-22 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

 

I’m Afraid of Men

Asian Arts Initiative hosts a Q&A and reading with Vivek Shraya, a trans artist who explores how masculinity was imposed on her as a boy and continues to haunt her as a girl, 1-2 p.m. Sept. 23, 1219 Vine St.; www.asianartsinitiative.org/.

 

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

Walnut Street Theatre presents the musical based on the classic Universal Pictures film, through Oct. 21, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.

 

Lavell Crawford

The comedian seen on “Breaking Bad” performs through Sept. 23 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.

 

Leslie Odom Jr.

The Grammy and Tony Award-winning singer and actor seen in “Hamilton” performs as part of the Philly POPS 40th-anniversary celebration, Sept. 28-30 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

 

Mimi Imfurst Presents Drag Diva Brunch

Mimi Imfurst, Bev, Vinchelle, Sutton Fearce and special guests perform 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 22 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.

 

Philly AIDS Thrift Lucky 13th Anniversary Block Party

Philly AIDS Thrift is celebrating with a block party featuring music by DJ Robert Drake and performances by Squidling Brothers and The Cheddar Boys, noon-6 p.m. Sept. 22 on the 700 block of South Fifth Street.

 

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

The Philadelphia Orchestra performs music by the iconic composer, through Sept. 22 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

 

Wanda Sykes

The out comedian performs 8 p.m. Sept. 28 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.

 

Yael Bartana: And Europe Will Be Stunned

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition blurring fact and fiction, with the artist reimagining historical narratives to spur a dialogue about urgent social and geopolitical issues of our time, through Jan. 1, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

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MODERN ‘SAVAGE’: New-wave icon and industrial pioneer Gary Numan brings his new tour in support of his latest album, “Savage (Songs From a Broken World),” performing 8 p.m. Sept. 23 at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del. For more information or tickets, call 202-730-3331.

Music

The Crystal Method

The electronica group performs 8 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888. 

 

Joan Baez: Fare Thee Well Tour 2018

The folk singer and activist performs 8 p.m. Sept. 26 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

 

The Young Dubliners

The Celtic rock band performs 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

 

Belly

The alternative rock band performs 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.; 215-232-2100.

 

Social Distortion

The SoCal punk-rock icons perform 8:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at The Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; 800-745-3000.

 

Nightlife

Happy Bear

The bear-themed happy hour takes place 5-9 p.m. Sept. 28 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.

 

Take It Off Broadway

Philly Dance Fitness presents a mix of burlesque, dance and drag, featuring professional performers from
the area, 8-11:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at Ruba Club Studios, 416 Green St.; 215-645-2717.

Amateur Drag Attack

The drag show that needs chicken wire turns up 9 p.m. Sept. 28 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.

 

Sting & Shaggy

The iconic singer and the reggae artist team up for a show, 8 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Borgata, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

 

Joe Posa as Joan Rivers

The comedian channels the late, great icon of comedy, 8 p.m. Sept. 22 at The Rrazz Room, 385 W. Bridge St., New Hope; 888-596-1027.

 

Jay Mohr

The comedian performs 9 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Borgata, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

 

Scott Nevins

The TV personality and comedian performs 8 p.m. Sept. 28 at The Rrazz Room, 385 W. Bridge St., New Hope; 888-596-1027.