LAUGH ’TIL IT HURTS: Out performer and raconteur Tom Wilson Weinberg returns with another edition of “Cabaret Vérité VIII: Truth Be Told,” an evening of songs, comedy and resistance featuring appearances by Cookie DiOrio, Andrew Boyask, Messapotamia Lefae, John Jarboe, Amber Hikes, Mr. Maryruth Stine, Chris Bartlett and Meg Rider, 8 p.m. Nov. 17 at The William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St. For more information, call 215-732-2220.
Theater & Arts
Arte Povera: Homage to Amalfi ’68
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition recreating one artist’s reactionary exhibition against Minimalism and Pop Art, through July, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
The Best of English Baroque
The Philadelphia Orchestra performs acclaimed French conductor Emmanuelle Haïm, Nov. 16-18 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.
Between Nature and Abstraction: Edwin Dickinson and Friends
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition exploring the works of the modern American painter through Feb. 10, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
Copland Appalachian Spring
The Philadelphia Orchestra performs a new interpretation of the chamber ballet, Nov. 23-24 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.
Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition exploring the drama and glamour of some of the most creative feminine fashions ever designed, through March 3, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
The comedian performs 7 p.m. Nov. 24 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.
Larry Fink: The Boxing Photographs
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of photographs highlighting the athletic world of boxing through Jan. 1, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
Little Ladies: Victorian Fashion Dolls and the Feminine Ideal
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition exploring the influence of Miss Fanchon, the ultimate toy for privileged girls in the 1860s and 1870s, through March 3, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
Mimi Imfurst Presents Drag Diva Brunch
Mimi Imfurst, Bev, Vinchelle, Sutton Fearce and special guests perform, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 17 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.
Nézet-Séguin And DiDonato
The Philadelphia Orchestra performs with one of the biggest vocal talents in the world, through Nov.10 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.
Philadanco “Choreographers on the Move”
The acclaimed Philadelphia dance company performs a show featuring works from longtime Philadanco resident choreographers Milton Myers and Christopher Huggins, Nov. 16-18 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5847.
Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Broadway Philadelphia presents the classic children’s tale about a mysterious candy maker’s secret empire, through Nov. 18 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.
Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical
Walnut Street Theatre presents the musical based on the beloved children’s book, through Jan. 6, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.
The Rock School Presents Nutcracker 1776
The Rock School for Dance Education presents their revolutionary take on Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic, Nov. 23-24 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.
The comedian and actor seen on “Saturday Night Live” performs, through Nov. 17 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.
Azuka Theatre Company presents a production re-imagining the close relationship between Achilles and Patroclus in a poetic, radical and shockingly funny light, through Nov. 18, 1700 Sansom St.; 215-563-1100.
The throwback holiday show takes the audience back to the 1968 Harper’s Hardware Christmas Party for an evening of songs and humor, through Dec. 30 at Walnut Street Theatre’s Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.
Wizard of Oz
Media Theatre presents the classic musical about Dorothy and adventures in a strange land, through Jan. 13, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100.
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.
DANCING IN THE DARK: Gloriously moody electronic-music stalwarts VNV Nation are back in the U.S. supporting their latest album, “Noire,” performing 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. For more information or tickets, call 215-232-2100.
Philly Loves Animals II: A Pink Floyd Tribute
The tribute band performs performs, 8 p.m. Nov. 16 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
The psychedelic funk band performs, 8 p.m. Nov. 16-17 at TLA, 334 South St.; 215-922-1011
The South Korean K-Pop boy band performs 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at The Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.
The rock band performs, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at TLA, 334 South St.; 215-922-1011
Bisexual/Pansexual Speed Dating 20’s, 30’s and 40’s
All genders attracted to more than one gender are welcome, 6:45 p.m. Nov. 16 at Stir Lounge, 1705 Chancellor St.; 215-732-2700.
Ninth Annual Beauty Ball
An amateur drag party for charity with music by DJ Carl Michaels, 8 p.m. Nov. 17 at Voyeur Nightclub, 1221 Saint James St.; 215-735-5772.
A drag/glam/queer dance party, 11 p.m.-3 a.m. Nov. 17 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.
Muppet Pleasure Island
Dark Side Burlesque presents their new show, 8 p.m. Nov. 18 at Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735.
The monthly drag extravaganza returns 9 p.m. Nov. 19 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.
Amateur Drag Attack: Black Friday Edition
Drag performers compete for glory, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Nov. 23 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.
The Purple Madness Prince Experience
The Prince tribute group performs, 8 p.m. Nov. 16 at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 202-730-3331.
The reggae singer performs acoustically, 8 p.m. Nov. 16 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.
The classic horror film is screened, 9:45 p.m. Nov. 16 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.
Beatles vs. Stones
A Beatles tribute band faces off against a Rolling Stones tribute band for bragging rights, 8 p.m. Nov. 17 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.
The Last Starfighter
The sci-fi film is screened 1:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228. .