IN THE BALLET BEGINNING
Acclaimed Philadelphia dance company, Philadanco, performs its most requested ballet, “Genesis,” with alumni guest artist Leslie Odom Jr. joining the ensemble for Saturday’s show, Oct. 5-6 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets call 215-893-1999.
Theater & Arts
The author, artist and poet hosts a discussion about her new book “Where to Begin: A Small Book About Your Power to Create Big Change in Our Crazy World,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-686-5322.
Pennsylvania Ballet performs one of the most popular ballets of all time, Oct. 10-20 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.
The smash-hit blockbuster musical makes its Philly debut, through Nov. 17 at Kimmel’s Forrest Theatre, 1114 Walnut St. St.; 215- 923-1515.
Herbert Ferber: Form into Space
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition featuring sculptures and related drawings that Herbert Ferber (1906-91) created during the 1950s — the artist’s most creative period, through Jan. 5, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
The comedian seen on Comedy Central performs Oct. 4-5 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.
The comedian performs, 7:30 Oct. 10 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.
Matilda: The Musical
Media Theatre Company presents the Tony Award-winning musical based on the beloved literary character created by Roald Dahl, through Oct. 27, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100.
Michael Ian Black
The comedian seen on “The State” performs Oct. 10-12 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. Oct. 5 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.
The writer and comedian (“Three Busy Debras” and “Big Mouth”) performs 8:30 and 10 p.m., Oct. 5 at Good Good Comedy Theatre, 215 N. 11th St.; 215-399-1279.
The Most Revolutionary: LGBTQ Politics and the Radical Left, 1969-1999
William Way Community Center presents an exhibit telling the hidden history of LGBTQ politics and the radical left in the three decades following Stonewall, through Dec. 27, 1315 Spruce St.; 215-732-2220.
William Way LGBT Community Center hosts an exhibition exploring how we use our phones as a tool to record and communicate our stories and how, by sharing, we create a sense of identity, expression and, ultimately, an act of resistance by refusing to be erased, through Oct. 25, 1315 Spruce St; 215-732-2220
Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2
The Philadelphia Orchestra performs works from the acclaimed composer, Oct. 4-5 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.
The former national security adviser talks her new book “Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-686-5322.
Young Frankenstein: The Musical
Walnut Street Theatre presents the stage adaptation of Mel Brook’s classic comedy, through Oct. 20, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.
The cartoonish and over-the-top hard rock band performs 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at Franklin Music Hall, 421 N. Seventh St.; 215-627-1332.
The country star performs 7 p.m. Oct. 5 & 7 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.
The rock band performs 8 p.m. Oct. 5 at The Met, 858 N. Broad St.; [email protected]
The punk band performs at 8 p.m. Oct. 5 at Tower Theatre, 19 S. 69th St., Upper Darby; 610-352-2887.
The alternative rock band performs 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.; 215-232-2100.
The indie-folk band performs 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at Liacouras Center, 1776 N. Broad St.; 215-3204-2400.
The classic rock band performs at 8 p.m. Oct. 10 at Tower Theatre, 19 S. 69th St., Upper Darby; 610-352-2887.
Young Thug and Machine Gun Kelly
The rappers perform 8 p.m. Oct. 10 at The Met, 858 N. Broad St.; [email protected]
Leather Pride Night
Get suited up for some fun, 5-11 p.m. Oct. 5 at Voyeur Nightclub, 1221 Saint James St.; 215-735-5772.
Bev hosts the drag festivities, 10 p.m. Oct. 5 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.
GALAEI presents the Latinx dance party, 10 p.m. Oct. 5 at Boxers PHL, 1330 Walnut St.; 215-735-2977.
Death Becomes Huhr
A live drag version of the cult classic film, 7-10 p.m. Oct. 6 at Frank Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735.
I’m Tired of This Sh*T!
Real Life Burlesque’s debut show about everyday frustrations of work life, home life, parenting and just plain adulting, 8 p.m. Oct. 9 at Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735.
Saul Lyons Gallery presents an exhibition for works by Susan Ottaviano focused on colorful flora, Oct. 5-Nov. 2, 39 Bridge St., New Hope; www.saullyons.com.
Harry Potter and the Drag Diva Brunch
Drag performers spice up your Sunday, noon Oct. 6 at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 202-730-3331.
Found Footage Festival
Hosts Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Late Show with David Letterman) take audiences on a guided tour of their all-time favorite VHS finds, 8 p.m. Oct. 11 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.