10 Things to Do in Comedy, Movies, Theater and Books

Secret Cinema, Deepak Chopra, Mary Frances Berry and more.

Rachel Feinstein plays Punchline Thursday through Saturday. (nbc.com)

Jeremy McLellan @ Helium | Wednesday, March 14
The South Carolinian is a liberal Christian standup comic with a following in Muslim and libertarian communities.

Small Mouth Sounds @ Suzanne Roberts Theatre | March 14-April 1
Rachel Chavkin directs this Philadelphia Theatre Company production of a play by Bess Wohl about six people who escape from their busy city lives by putting their phones away and going on a weeklong silent retreat.


The Tempest @ Lantern Theater Company | March 15-April 29
Charles McMahon directs this production of the William Shakespeare romantic drama.

Deepak Chopra @ Kimmel Center | Thursday, March 15
The author/self-help personality is touring behind his new book, The Healing Self: A Revolutionary New Plan to Supercharge Your Immunity and Stay Well for Life. Seems like Gnome Chopsky (just googled it, it’s been done, don’t care) has helped a lot of people deal with stress and sleep issues and stuff, but I’ll always associate him with these fake collectible plates on LiarTown.

Rachel Feinstein @ Punchline | Thursday-Saturday, March 15-17
Standup by the Last Comic Standing alum. Feinstein appeared in several episodes of Inside Amy Schumer and HBO’s Crashing. Here she is on the Tonight Show.

Ian Buruma @ Parkway Central Library | Thursday, March 15
Buruma is the editor of The New York Review of Books and the author of a new historical nonfiction book, A Tokyo Romance: A Memoir.

Stavros Halkias @ Good Good Comedy Theatre | Saturday, March 17
The NYC standup and co-host of the Cum Town podcast will perform three shows, and the 8:30 p.m. is already sold out. Halkias is also known for his positive body image Instagram account.



Jokes at Connie’s @ Connie’s Ric Rac | Tuesday, March 20
This new monthly comedy showcase launches on Tuesday with performances by OG Barry Jones, Matt Haggerty, Rachel Fogletto and Latice Klapa, followed by an open mic.

Mary Frances Berry @ Parkway Central Library | Tuesday, March 20
The UPenn professor and human-rights advocate will discuss her new book, History Teaches Us to Resist: How Progressive Movements Have Succeeded in Challenging Times.

The Secret Cinema @ Woodmere Art Museum | Tuesday, March 20
Secret Cinema teams up with the Chestnut Hill Film Group for “B” Picture Double Feature, a free screening of two genre flicks from the 1940s: Mark Robson’s Youth Runs Wild from 1944 and Roy William Neill’s Madame Spy from 1942.