SONIC WAR ‘HORSES’: Punk-rock icon, singer-songwriter and activist Patti Smith lands in Philly to shake things up with an evening of songs spanning her legendary career, 8 p.m. April 29 at The Met, 858 N. Broad St. For more information or tickets, e-mail [email protected]
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 Philadelphia Orchestra performs one of the legendary composer’s most popular works, through April 27 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.
Dance Affiliates presents the Los Angeles-based dance group blending hip-hop, jazz and ballet, April 26-27 at Harold Price Theater, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900.
The comedian performs 8 p.m. April 27 at The Met, 858 N. Broad St.; [email protected]
Civil War Stories
Walnut Street Theatre presents a show featuring a cast of actors/musicians immersing the audience in stories of real people from both sides of the USA’s most divisive conflict, through May 26, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Walnut Street Theatre presents an adventure focused on a teenage sleuth, through April 28, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.
The Impressionist’s Eye
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition featuring the works of Claude Monet, Mary Cassatt, Vincent van Gogh and others of the genre, through Aug.18, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
The comedian formerly of “Saturday Night Live” performs May 2-4 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.
Opera Philadelphia performs the classic April 26-May 5 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.
Koresh Dance Company performs new work inspired by the famous Matisse paintings through April 28 at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-751-0959.
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition featuring the photography of David Lebe, through May 5, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
Mimi Imfurst Presents Drag Diva Brunch
Mimi Imfurst and special guests perform 11 a.m.–2 p.m. April 27 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.
New Chinese Galleries
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition exploring 4,000 years of Chinese art, through summer, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
The Philadelphia Orchestra performs the classic tales of 1001 Arabian Nights, 11:30 a.m. April 27 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.
Tchaikovsky And Elgar
The Philadelphia Orchestra performs with Fritz Kreisler, May 2-4 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.
Arden Theatre Company presents the swashbuckling pirate tale, through June 2, 40 N. Second St.; https://ardentheatre.org.
The comedian and host of “The Daily Show” performs May 3-4 at The Met, 858 N. Broad St.; [email protected]
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition that brings Walt Whitman’s poem, “Song of Myself” to life through the voices of Alabama residents, through June 9, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
Yoshitoshi: Spirit and Spectacle
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition featuring the brilliant colors and spirited lines of the last great master of the traditional Japanese woodblock print, through Aug. 18, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
GOING THEIR OWN WAY: Electronic DJ duo Fleetmac Wood reframes the music of the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Famers through disco, techno and house music, 10 p.m. May 3 at Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St. For more information or tickets, call 215-627-1332.
The singer-songwriter performs 8 p.m. April 26 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.
The classic-rock singer performs the songs of Bob Dylan 8 p.m. April 28 at World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.
The iconic singer performs 8 p.m. April 29 at The Met, 858 N. Broad St.; [email protected]
The classic rock singer performs 8 p.m. May 1-2 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-625-3681.
Anthem: A Sing-A-Long
Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus performs its favorite gay anthems from the 1970s to today, May 3-4 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, 2111 Sansom St.; www.pgmc.org.
Fleetmac Wood Presents Gold Dust Disco
A rave-style DJ duo that reframes the music of Fleetwood Mac through disco, techno and house music, 10 p.m. May 3 at Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.; 215-627-1332.
The drag show feature songs from the 1950s-’60s 7 p.m. April 26 at L’Etage, 624 S. Sixth St.; 215-592-0656.
Amateur Drag Attack
The drag show and competition returns
9 p.m.-1 a.m. April 26 at Tabu, 254 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.
Problematic: A Spice Girls Drag Tribute Show
The wannabes suit up and perform 7 p.m. April 27 at L’Etage, 624 S. Sixth St.; 215-592-0656.
Black Girl Magic
A charity drag show featuring local black drag performers, 7:30 p.m. April 27 at Voyeur Nightclub, 1221 Saint James St.; 215-735-5772.
Gender Queery: A Trans and Nonbinary Drag Show
Retrograde Productions presents the best in binary-busting performers, 8 p.m. May 3 at Stir Lounge, 1705 Chancellor St.; 215-732-2700.
Steam’d: BOS Philly
A steampunk/mask themed party, 10 p.m. at The Bike Stop, 206 S. Quince St.; 215-627-1662.
Lewis Black: The Joke’s on Us
The comedian performs April 26-27 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.
The Manhattans and The Delfonics
The classic soul/R&B groups perform 8 p.m. April 26 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.
The Wizard of Oz
The classic film is screened 7:30 p.m. April 26 and 1:30 p.m. April 27 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.
Close Your Legs, Honey
Bootless Stageworks presents the hilarious and troubling musical about a little
girl competing in the Lil’ Miss Cutie Pie Pageant who would rather be at home playing an astronaut crime-fighter, April 26-28, 1301 N. Broom St., Wilmington, Del.; 717-682-3192.
The singer-songwriter performs 8 p.m. May 3 at Scottish Rite Auditorium, 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood, N.J.; 856-858-1000.
A David Bowie tribute show, 8 p.m. May 3 at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 202-730-3331.
The John Waters film is screened at 9:45 p.m. May 3 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.