12 Things to Do in Comedy, Film, Dance, Art and more

Starring Kevin Hart, Kumail Nanjiani, J.B. Smoove, The Moth and more.

Kumail Nanjiani leads the Big Sick Comedy Tour to the Troc on Wednesday. (photo from cc.com)

Big Sick Comedy Tour @ Trocadero | Wednesday, May 31
This stacked stand-up comedy tour features the stars of Kumail Nanjiani’s film The Big Sick. Performers include Nanjiani (Silicon Valley), Ray Romano (whom everybody once loved), Aidy Bryant (SNL) and Kurt Braunohler (Bunk, Hot Tub, etc.).

Photo Op with Kevin Hart @ Free Library | Wednesday, May 31
Buy your ticket ahead of time to get a signed copy of the Philly comedian/movie star’s new book I Can’t Make This Up and have a professional photo taken with him.

McQueen Adams @ PhilaMOCA | Thursday, June 1
The comic known for his impressions presents his hi-tech musical comedy show “San Pedro” Also on the bill are Philly comedy duos House of Solitude and Scrote.

Philadelphia International Tango Festival @ The Germany Society | June 1-4
The annual fest promises four days of teaching and dancing at multiple levels of the Argentine dance tradition.

The New York Hardcore Chronicles @ PhilaMOCA | Friday, June 2
The Philadelphia premiere of Drew Stone’s documentary about NYC hardcore and punk from past to present. Stone and several band members will take part in a Q&A after the screening.

J.B. Smoove @ Punchline Philly | Friday, June 2
Roots MC Black Thought continues his Delirious comedy series. Smoove — from Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Millers and Real Husbands of Hollywood — is doing two shows on Friday, 8 and 10 p.m.

Cecelia Condit Videos @ Lightbox Film Center | Friday, June 2
Experimental short films followed by a Q&A with the Philly-educated experimental filmmaker and artist.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 @ Underground Arts | Saturday, June 3
Metal lord Don Dokken plays an acoustic set in honor of A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors 30th Anniversary Celebration. The evening includes “live movie commentary by franchise star Heather Langenkamp, director Chuck Russell” and a midnight screening of Russell’s remake of The Blob. The evening is hosted by Andre Gower and Ryan Lambert, stars of The Monster Squad.

Bedside Manner zine release @ Little Berlin | Saturday, June 3
The Bedside Manner zine collects “stories and illustrations related to people’s experiences with healthcare professionals” and features stories and images by Andrea Beithon, Eric Anthony Berdis, Caitlin Cocco, Amy Cousins and more, including anonymous contributions.

Craig Robinson @ Helium | Sunday, June 4
Standup comedy by the actor and comic known for The Office, This is the End and Hot Tub Time Machine. He’s also going to be in an X-Files-ish comedy series with Adam Scott that sounds pretty excellent.

The Moth Storyslam @ World Café Live | Tuesday, June 6
Top notch storytelling.

The House on Coco Road @ Lightbox Film Center | Tuesday, June 6
Director Damani Baker will be on hand for the screening of his 2016 film, described as “an intimate portrait of Fannie Haughton, an activist and teacher who moves her children from Oakland, California in 1983 to participate in Grenada’s Afro-centric Socialist Revolution only to find her family in harm’s way of a U.S. military invasion.”