Eight Things to Do in Movies, Books, Comedy and more
Hedwig and the Angry Inch @ Forrest Theatre | Through April 23
Broadway Philadelphia delivers the modern-classic rock musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask, directed by Tony-winner Michael Mayer. Hedwig is the funny, heartbreaking story of a transgender East German singer.
Weeding Out The Stoned @ Good Good Comedy Theatre | Thursday, April 20
The official description: “Sixteen comedians enter. All but one of them are stoned. It’s up to all of us to find the sober individual so the entire audience can win prizes.” Since it’s 4/20, host/wrangler of high people Alex Grubard is doing a double header (8 and 10 p.m.).
Queer & Trans Artists of Color @ Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse | Thursday, April 20
Bay Area-based editors Elena Rose and Nia King celebrate the release of volume two of Queer & Trans Artists of Color with featured artists Joyce Hatton, Princess Harmony and Alex Smith.
Donnie Darko @ Prince Theater | Thursday, April 20
A 4K “restoration” of the 2oo1 Jake Gyllenhaal/Jena Malone/Mary McDonnell/Patrick Swayze cult favorite.
Never Not Funny @ Helium | Saturday, April 22
Popular podcaster Jimmy Pardo comes to town to tape an episode of Never Not Funny on Saturday afternoon. He was an early adopter, having started, sigh, pardcasting in 2006. Pardo basically created the medium’s most enduring format: L.A.-based comedians sitting around making each other laugh.
Joe Beddia @ Free Library | Monday, April 24
The owner/chef of Fishtown’s beloved 40-pies-a-night take-out joint talks about his new book Pizza Camp: Recipes from Pizzeria Beddia with Bon Appétit’s Andrew Knowlton. Beddia has recently, ominously declared that he’s “not going to be around forever” so you should probably get the book and learn how to make your own pizza.
Split @ Trocadero | Monday, April 24
M. Night Shyamalan continued his gradual return to respectability with his 2016 psychological thriller about a guy with multiple personalities (James McAvoy) kidnapping teenage girls. Somehow Criminal Minds never thought of that one.
David Grann @ Free Library | Tuesday, April 25
The author of the amazing Lost City of Z returns with a new historical thriller, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.