Events Calendar: Oct. 18-24, 2019

MIMOSAS AND MIMICRY: Kimpton Hotel Monaco is hosting “Brunch Out with Trevor,” a drag brunch benefit with all the proceeds going to benefit The Trevor Project, noon-3 p.m. Oct. 19, 433 Chestnut St. Brunch bites and cocktails will be on the menu as attendees delight in performances by some of the best queens around including Beyonce-impersonator Miss Shalae. For more information, visit or call 855-546-7866.


Theater & Arts

Alyssa Limperis

The writer and comedian (“Comedy Bang Bang”) performs 10 p.m., Oct. 19 at Good Good Comedy Theatre, 215 N. 11th St.; 215-399-1279. 


Come From Away

The award-winning musical based on the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them, Oct. 22-Nov. 3 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.


Don Quixote

Pennsylvania Ballet performs one of the most popular ballets of all time, through Oct. 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.


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.


Disney Villains Drag Diva Brunch

Mimi Imfurst and special guests perform 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 19 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.


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



The musical about struggling to make it in New York returns, Oct. 18-20 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.


The Roommate

1812 Productions presents the comedy about two women in the ’50s sharing a house in Iowa and in need of a fresh start, through Oct. 20 at Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place; 215-592-9560.


Serena J. Bishop

The author of “Dreams” hosts a reading, 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; 215-923-2960.


A Small Fire

Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth stars in the play about a woman who mysteriously starts losing her senses, Oct. 18-Nov. 10 at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420.


Susan Rice

The former National Security Advisor 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.


Ulla-Stina Wikander

This Swedish artist’s exhibition coincides with CraftNOW Philadelphia, Oct. 25 at Paradigm Gallery, 746 S. Fourth St.; 267-266-0073.


Yannick and Mahler

The Philadelphia Orchestra performs, through Oct. 19 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.


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 Canadian DJ and producer performs 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at The Met, 858 N. Broad St.; [email protected].


!!! (Chk Chk Chk)

The dance/punk band performs, 9 p.m. Oct. 18 at Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.; 215-627-1332.


Charlie XCX

The dance-pop singer-songwriter performs 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.; 215-232-2100.


In This Moment

The hard rock band performs 8:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Franklin Music Hall, 421 N. Seventh St.; 215-627-1332.



The classic pop/rock band performs 8 p.m. Oct. 20 at The Met, 858 N. Broad St.; [email protected].


Twenty One Pilots

The alt-rock band performs 8 p.m. Oct. 20 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.


Philly POPS presents Nightmare Before Christmas

The orchestra performs the score to the stop-animated film, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 & 25 at The Met, 858 N. Broad St.; [email protected].


Peter Hook and The Light

The New Order and Joy Division bassist performs 8:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.; 215-232-2100.


Ingrid Michaleson

The folk singer-songwriter performs 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.; 215-232-2100.



The alternative hard rock band celebrates its 30th anniversary 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400. 



Black Girl Magic

A drag show featuring local Black performers, 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at Voyeur, 1221 Saint James St.; 215-735-5772.


Stargaze Masquerade

Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus performs its annual fundraiser featuring guest appearances by John Jarboe & The Bearded Ladies Cabaret and Martha Graham Cracker, 7-11 p.m. Oct. 19 at World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.


Miss Tabu 2020

Drag performers compete, 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.


It’s a Halloween Thing! A Burlesque Tribute to The Addams Family

A creepy, kooky burlesque show, 8 p.m. Oct. 20 at Frank Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735. 


Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret

The world’s tallest and hairiest drag queen returns with her band, 8 p.m. Oct. 24-25 at Fringe Arts, 140 N. Columbus Blvd.; 215-413-1318.


Outta Town

Sarah Colonna

The comedian seen on Chelsea Lately performs 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 202-730-3331. 


Roy Wood Jr.

The comedian seen on “The Daily Show” performs 9 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.


Flower Parade

Saul Lyons Gallery presents an exhibition for works by Susan Ottaviano focused on colorful flora, through Nov. 2, 39 Bridge St., New Hope;



POETIC JUSTICE: Author, journalist and musician, Barry Alfonso, hosts a reading and discussion of his new book, “A Voice Of The Warm: The Life of Rod McKuen,” the first and only biography of Ron McKuen, a songwriter, poet and an early LGBTQ activist during a time when his outspokenness could have jeopardized his career. The reading takes place 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at Main Point Books, 116 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne. For more information, visit or call 484-580-6978.


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