Out & About -May 17-23, 2019

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LIVE & SMOKING: Iconic rocker and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Joan Jett performs as part of the annual WMMR BBQ concert along with Shinedown, Evanescence, Bad Wolves, The Struts and more, 1:30 p.m. May 18 at BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J. For more information or tickets, call 856-365-1300. 

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. 

Civil War Stories

Walnut Street Theatre present a show featuring a cast of actor/musicians immersing the audience in compelling, passionate, and true stories of real people from both sides of our country’s most divisive conflict, through May 26, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.

 

Eve Ensler

The Tony Award-winning Playwright, author and activist hosts a reading and Q&A, 7:30 p.m. May 22 at Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-567-4341.

 

Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Yeomen of the Guard

Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the comic opera set in Shakespearean times during the reign of King Henry VIII., May 17-18, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420.

 

Godfrey

The comedian seen on Comedy Central and “Comics Unleashed” performs May 17-19 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.

 

The Impressionist’s Eye

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition featuring the works of Claude Monet, Mary Cassatt, Vincent van Gogh and others, through Aug.18, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

Indecent

Arden Theatre Company presents Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel’s critically acclaimed play with music is about the creation of the controversial Yiddish play God of Vengeance, May 23-June 23, 40 N. Second St.; 215-922-1122.

 

John Waters

The out filmmaker (“Cry-Baby,” Hairspray” and “Serial Mom”) and author hosts a reading and Q&A, 7:30 p.m. May 23 at Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-567-4341.

 

John Witherspoon

The comedian seen in “Friday” and “The Boondocks” performs May 24-26 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.

 

Legally Blonde: The Musical

Walnut Street Theatre presents the musical adaptation of the hit comedy film about a SoCal sorority girl who becomes a law student, through July 14, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.

 

Margaret Cho

The out comedian, actress and activist performs through May 18 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.

 

Mimi Imfurst Presents Drag Diva Brunch

Mimi Imfurst and special guests perform 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 18 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.

 

Treasure Island

Arden Theatre company presents the swashbuckling pirate tale, through June 2, 40 N. Second St.; https://ardentheatre.org.

 

Whitman, Alabama

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition 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 Yoshitoshi, the last great master of the traditional Japanese woodblock print, through Aug. 18, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

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‘WHO’ GOES THERE: Australian dance-pop singer Betty Who brings her tour to Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., 8:30 p.m. May 23. For every ticket sold to the event, $1 will go to support The Trevor Project and its work providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ youth. For more information, call 215-232-2100. PHOTO CREDIT: Zak Cassar

 

Music

KT Tunstall

The rock singer-songwriter performs 8 p.m. May 17 at World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

 

Bear’s Den

The folk-rock band performs, 9 p.m. May 17 at Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.; 215-627-1332.

 

Lizzo

The R&B singer performs 8 p.m. May 18 at TLA, 334 South St.; 215-922-1011.

 

Sharon Katz & The Peace Train

The multicultural South African Band, celebrates 25 years of South African equality, social justice and democracy with a very special concert and dance party, 8 p.m. May 18 at First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia

2125 Chestnut St.; 267-207-4210.

 

The Hives & Refused

The alt-rock bands perform 8:30 p.m. at Franklin Music Hall, 421 N. Seventh St.; 215-627-1332.

 

Nashville Pussy

The hard rock band performs, 9 p.m. May 18 at Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.; 215-627-1332.

 

Animals As Leaders

The hard rock/prog group performs 8 p.m. May 19 at TLA, 334 South St.; 215-922-1011.

 

Aly & AJ

The pop duo performs 8 p.m. May 21 at TLA, 334 South St.; 215-922-1011.

 

Slayer

The metal band plays a farewell performance, 6 p.m. May 24 at BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, NJ; 856-365-1300.

 

The Amy Ray Band

The out Indigo Girls singer and her band perform 8 p.m. May 24 at World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

 

Billy Joel

The pop-rock singer performs 8 p.m. May 24 at Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way; 215-463-1000.

 

Nightlife

Daddy & Friends

Josh Schonewolf hosts a birthday drag/cabaret show, 7:30 p.m. May 17 at L’Etage, 624 S. Sixth St.; 215-592-0696.

 

Get Pegged Cabaret

Courtnee Rose and performance by Glitter and Garbage are on the menu, 10:30 p.m. May 17 at Fringe Arts, 140 N. Columbus Blvd.; 215-413-1318.

 

PHLthy: Pups & Mid-Atlantic Leather Women

A leather pup & pet play night, 7 p.m. May 18 at The Bike Stop, 206 S. Quince St.; 215-627-1662.

 

Spice Up Your Life: a Spice Girls tribute show

A Spice Girls themed drag show, 8 p.m. May 23 at Tabu, 254 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.

 

 

Outta Town

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood

The rock band fronted by the former Black Crowes siinger performs, 8 p.m. May 17 at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 202-730-3331.

 

Streets of Fire

The action/comedy thriller is screened 9:45 p.m. May 17 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.

 

Cracker

The rock band performs, 8 p.m. May 24 at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 202-730-3331.