Head over to Dilworth Park on Tuesday evening to catch a movie under the stars. This week, they are screening Draft Day, and weather permitting, everyone is invited to bring a chair (or blanket), grab a bite at the Rosa Blanca Cafe, and take in the cinematic festivities. Tuesday, June 2nd, 6:30pm, free, Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street.
Celebrate the lunar cycle this Tuesday evening at this outdoors moonlit yoga class at Race Street Pier. Learn about the power of the moon salutations and be prepared for a refreshing, detoxifying, and enlightening hour of asana and meditation. Tuesday, June 2nd, 8:30pm, $10, Race Street Pier, Race Street at North Columbus Boulevard.
Everyone's favorite Philly drag cabaret takes to L'Etage on Wednesday evening for a night of debauchery and fun. The Martha Graham Cracker folks are claiming that they'll have "a wild pre-summer extravaganza" featuring new songs and a hell of a lot more. Wednesday, June 3rd, 7:00pm, $15, L'Etage, 624 South 6th Street.
First Person Arts is teaming up with Penn's English Language Program to present a Translation Slam on Wednesday night. At this unique event, storytellers will present tales across a variety of languages, translated into English, and will feature local comedian Alejandro Morales. A light reception will follow. Wednesday, June 3rd, 8:00pm, $15, International House, 3701 Chestnut Street.
Noel Gallagher returns to Philadelphia for a one-night only concert at the Merriam Theatre. He's in town to celebrate his new solo album, Chasing Yesterday, and will rock the house with his signature anthems. Wednesday, June 3rd, 8:00pm, $35-89.50, Merriam Theatre, 250 South Broad Street.
The National Museum of American Jewish History is hosting a Young Friends Curated Cocktails night on Thursday. Visitors will be able to enjoy drinks while viewing the museum's "Richard Avedon: Family Affairs" exhibition. A tour curated by Dr. Josh Perelman will provide interesting insight to Avedon's photographs. Thursday, June 4th, 7:00pm, $12, National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East.
This is your last chance to check out this highly anticipated giant light-up art installation that’s been glowing all week at Eakin's Oval—and on your Instagram feed. Future Sensationsfeatures five huge interactive pavilions, a playground, beer garden, food trucks, plus pieces of French-American history interwoven into the exhibit. Check out the Oval after dark to see the pavilions at their best. Through June 6th, open till 10 pm, free, Eakin's Oval, 2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Join Theatre Exile as they present their annual fundraiser on Thursday evening, featuring a roast of Tom McCarthy. There will be a silent auction, tastings from local restaurants, cabaret, "unruly performances," a champagne toast, live music, and more. Thursday, June 4th, 7:00pm, $30-500, The Ruba Club, 414 Green Street.
Experience the grandeur of Disney's The Lion King during it's triumphant return to Philadelphia. Directed by Tony Award winner Julie Taymor, the musical has been a world-wide phenomenon, playing cities around the globe. It isn't just the for the kids: Adults will be wowed by the amazing stagecraft and athletic dancing that tells the story of the classic animated film. Through June 14th, various times, $23.50-169.50, Academy of Music, 240 South Broad Street.
Tom Stoppard spared no words when writing what has arguably become his most well-known play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. The Wilma Theater tackles this intense dark comedy with the same cast that starred in their production of Hamlet, and many of the same characters from Shakespeare's drama make interesting appearances throughout Stoppard's work. Through June 20th, various times, $30, Wilma Theater, 265 South Broad Street.
LAST CHANCE: The Tony Award winning musical Memphis takes to the stage of Walnut Street Theatre, and it's perfect summertime fare. The show tells the story of 1950s underground dance clubs and how one singer was turned into a star. With a score by Bon Jovi's David Bryan, you'll surely be dancing in the aisles as the curtain goes down. Through July 12, various times, $20-85, Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street.
Pig Iron Theatre Company has been at the avant-garde theater game for 20 years. Here, they bring us an “intergalactic gay extravaganza featuring closeted extraterrestrials, high-stakes pursuits and nuns from outer space.” May 22-31, various times and prices, FringeArts, 140 North Columbus Boulevard.
It is arguably one of the best Sondheim musicals ever composed: The Arden Theatre closes out their 2014-15 season with Passion, a story of intrigue, love, and obsession. Featuring local actresses Liz Filios and Jennie Eisenhower, this gorgeous show is one that will haunt theatergoers long after the curtain falls. Through June 28th, various times, $50, Arden Theatre Company, 40 North 2nd Street.