This Monday night, find out who will make the cut to become a Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader during the final audition show for the squad at the Kimmel Center. Over 60 candidates will take to the stage to compete in several categories, including fitness, beauty, dance, and on-stage interviews. Several celebrity judges will be on hand to select the winners. Monday, April 27th, 7:00 pm, $45, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street.
The English Beat is crossing the pond and landing at World Cafe Live this Monday for a one-night-only performance. The group, which was founded in March 1979, has been through plenty in its 36 year history, and they'll be bringing their ska-infused stylings to Philly audiences in what's sure to be a great way to kick off your week. Monday, April 27th, 8:00 pm, $25-38, World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street.
Philadelphia Generocity is hosting a happy hour this Tuesday at Field House to meet and mingle with city dwellers who are looking to make a difference. You'll be able to chat with former #PhillyChangers, locals who have been highlighted on Philadelphia Generocity's website for their community work and projects. It's a great way to unwind and support your city. Tuesday, April 28th, 5:30 pm, free, Field House, 1150 Filbert Street.
The mega smash hit musical Kinky Boots is strutting its way into Philly's Forrest Theatre. Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the Cyndi Lauper-composed show tells the story of two unlikely friends who join together to show the world that anything is possible. Get your highest heels out for this one! Through May 10th, various times, $57-152, Forrest Theatre, 1114 Walnut Street...
A First Person Arts Storyslam always promises a good time, but this Tuesday's theme, "online dating," is going to be one insane round of fun at L'etage. Brush up your favorite tale and enter for a chance to win an opportunity to bare it all on stage. The best stories of the evening win prizes and a chance to compete in the Grand Slam. Tuesday, April 28th, 8:30 pm, $15, L'etage, 624 South 6th Street.
It's a myth-busting evening of fun this Wednesday as the Philadelphia Science Festival invades Frankford Hall for Nerd Nite. The party will examine rumors and hearsay around cryptozoology, gluten free diets, and forensics. Of course, all of that science will work up an appetite, so make sure to chow down on some of the Hall's signature food. Wednesday, April 29th, 7:30 pm, $5, Frankford Hall, 1210 Frankford Avenue.
Verdi’s classic tale of a love triangle gone wrong plays at the Academy of Music as Opera Philadelphia presents Don Carlo. The production features Philly-born opera legend Eric Owens (pictured) as King Philip II, and includes a talented cast (we did a pretty fun Q&A with them here). Of course, Verdi's sweeping score will fill the gorgeous Academy. Through May 3rd, various times, $19-239, Academy of Music, 240 South Broad Street.
She's baaaaaaack! After a rip-roaring show at Philly's TLA, Bianca Del Rio returns this Wednesday night for another round of Rolodex Of Hate, her comedy act that is just wrong. The winner of RuPaul's Drag Race, Bianca has something to say…about just about everyone! If you thought Joan Rivers was naughty, well, you ain't seen nothing yet! Wednesday, April 29th, 9:00 pm, $35, Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South Street —Bryan Buttler.
Philly knows it's close to summer when Morgan's Pier re-opens for the season, and this Thursday, you can get a little taste of the warm weather and sun to come as the outdoor beer garden welcomes back guests. This year, Chef Nick Elmi, from TV's Top Chef, will be at the helm, creating memorable snacks and meals that you'll be able to enjoy throughout the venue. Opens Thursday, April 30th, various times, Morgan's Pier, 220 North Columbus Boulevard.
Can you imagine a flying robot that can grasp like an eagle? Well, such a thing exists, and you can see it this Thursday at the Painted Bride Art Center as local scientists and engineers present an engaging program on how nature inspires technology. You'll hear about several complex scientific problems and get to experience a robot that can swim like a fish! Thursday, April 30th, 6:30 pm, $10-12, Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street.
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