Out and About Sept. 28 – October 4, 2018

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UP WITH PEOPLE: Circa, the contemporary and highly acrobatic circus troupe from Australia, returns to the Annenberg Center with the U.S. premiere of “Humans,” about the power of physical and emotional strength, Sept. 28-29 at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St. For more information or tickets, call 215-898-3900. Photo: Pedro Greig

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.

Deborah Harkness

The bestselling historical fantasy/romance/horror writer and author of “Time’s Convert” hosts a reading 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-567-4341.

The Duchamp Family


Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition highlighting the close-knit family of artistic innovators and the many connections linking their groundbreaking works, through August 2019, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

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 combine hip-hop with modern ballet, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

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.

THE GLOW: A Jack O’Lantern Experience

A family-friendly, immersive Halloween stroll along a trail illuminated by more than 5,000 hand-carved jack o’ lanterns, weekends Oct. 4-28, 4160 Horticultural Drive; www.theglow-jackolantern.com.

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William Way LGBT Community Center’s 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. 

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.

John Kerry

The former Democratic presidential nominee participates in a live Q&A, 1 p.m. Oct. 5 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-567-4341.

Love Never Dies

Broadway Philadelphia presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to “The Phantom of the Opera” Oct. 2-7 at Academy of Music, 240 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. 29 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.

Rebecca Traister

The bestselling writer and author of “Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger” hosts a reading 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-567-4341.

South American Sounds

The Philadelphia Orchestra explores the music of South America with pieces by Argentinian and Peruvian composers, Oct. 4-6 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

Vijay Iyer

The Grammy-nominated composer-pianist comes to town for a rare solo performance, 8 p.m. Sept. 29 at Harold Prince Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900.

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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FOUR DECADES OF ‘POPS’: the Grammy and Tony Award-winning singer, actor and “Hamilton” star Leslie Odom, Jr. performs singing selections from The Great American Songbook with the Philly POPS as part of their 40th-anniversary celebration, Sept. 28-30 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets, call 215-893-1999.

Music

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.

Lost 80’s Live

New Wave acts Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Naked Eyes, DJ Robert Drake and more perform 8:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at The Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; 800-745-3000.

Bush

The grunge-rock band performs 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at The Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; 800-745-3000.

Liz Phair

The alternative-rock singer performs 8:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.; 215-232-2100.

Havana Nights: A Celebration of Cuban Music & Food

Philly band, Conjunto, performs 8 p.m. Oct. 5 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

Simple Minds

The ’80s new-wave band performs 9 p.m. Oct. 5 at Tower Theater, 69th and Ludlow streets; 610-352-2887.

Nightlife

Happy Bear

The bear-themed happy hour is held 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 local professional performers, 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 takes the stage 9 p.m.
Sept. 28 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.

Forever 27

Franky Bradley’s hosts a burlesque tribute to the artists of the “27 Club,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735.

Paul’s Drag Kitchen

Paula Deen White hosts a drag show featuring her friends, 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at L’Etage, 624 S. Sixth St.; 215-592-0656.

Outta Town

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.

The Stylistics Revue

The classic Philly Sound R&B group performs 8 p.m. Sept. 29 at The Rrazz Room, 385 W. Bridge St., New Hope; 888-596-1027.

Halloween

The classic horror/slasher film is screened 9:45 p.m. Oct. 5 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228. n