WEEKEND ROUNDUP: A 007 Cabaret, Pumpkin Palooza, Christopher Rice and More

john jarboe bearded ladiesThe Bearded Ladies is back with a free, one-night-only performance of their popular 2012 show “Beards Are For Shaving: A 007 Cabaret.” The group — known for putting their own, queer slant on different pop culture gems — will perform outdoors, at 30th Street Station’s Philadelphia Porch, and offer free adult beverages to those who roll in early.

The free liquor won’t be the only thing you’ll want to sip on, though. The dashing John Jarboe, who plays 007, will have you swooning like a Bond Girl. Don’t believe me? Take a peek at this funny trailer of the show. But don’t let it fool you. The spoof is much more than a presentation of eye candy and giggles: It explores deeper themes, like gender and sexuality, while simultaneously showcasing synchronized dance numbers inspired by classic characters from the Bond series.  Keep your fingers crossed for Pussy Galore!  Fri., Oct. 18, 5:30 p.m. (show up starting at 4:30 p.m. for those free drinks), free, Philadelphia Porch at 30th Street Station.