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COMEDY

Jenny McCarthy and other female comedians will perform at the Keswick Theatre. Credit: Provided Jenny McCarthy and other female comedians will perform at the Keswick Theatre. Credit: Courtesy of Keswick Theatre

'Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy and Friends'
Friday, May 2, 8 p.m.
Keswick Theatre
291 N. Keswick Ave.
$34.50-$44.50,215-572-7650
www.keswicktheatre.com
Former Playboy Playmate of the Year Jenny McCarthy knows a thing or two aboutfemale sexuality. The actress, anti-vaccine activist and current co-host of ”TheView” also knows a thing or two about comedy. McCarthy and a troupe of femalecomedians, featuring Paula Bel, Lynne Koplitz, Justine Marino and Tammy Pescatelli, will be raising eyebrows with adults-only comedy about what it’s really like to be awoman.

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CONVENTION

National Halloween Convention
Friday, May 2, noon; Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m.; Sunday, May 4, 10 a.m.
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Ave.
$40 to $100,484-754-EXPO
www.halloweenshow.com
It’s never to early in the year to prepare your spooktacular Halloween festivities.Let the pros teach you various tricks and treats including carving foam for props,making statues and even how to do makeup. Check the website for a variety ofclasses and bring out your inner monster.

THEATER

'Andy: A Popera, Stage 1'
Friday, May 2, 5 p.m.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Ben Franklin Pkwy.
Free with museum admission
215-763-8100
www.philamuseum.org
The experimental cabaret group The Bearded Ladies are known for over-the-top props and creative costumes. They'll becollaborating with Andy Warhol expert Dr. Peter Never, who discovered the lost“popera” of Andy Warhol. The Bearded Ladies will be performing excerpts fromthe obscure Warhol piece. There will also be a DIY screen printing so don’t forget tobring a t-shirt.

'Manon'
Thursday, May 1, and Saturday, May 3, 7:30 p.m.
AVA’s Helen Corning Warden Theater
1920 Spruce St.
$25-$95, 215-735-1685
www.avaopera.org
"Manon" is a French opera written by Jules Massenet in the 19th century. Regarded as a quintessential piece of the culture of the Parisian Belle Epoque, the opera showcases the talent required to perform such a difficultvocal demand. It's one of the most frequently performed French operasinternationally.

MUSIC

Karen Akers-Time Flies
Thursday, May 1, Friday, May 2and Saturday, May 3, 8 p.m.
Prince Music Theater
$69.50
1412 Chestnut St.
215-972-1000
www.princemusictheater.org
Regarded as one of the most outstanding female cabaret vocalists, Karen Akershas appeared in some of the world’s most prestigious venues such as CarnegieHall and the Hollywood Bowl. In her current act, “Time Flies,” Akers showcasesthe highlights of her extensive career, including her Tony Award-nominated Broadwaydebut in “Nine.”

The Both
Saturday, May 3, 9 p.m.
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
$22-$24,215-232-2100
www.utphilly.com
Musical duo The Both is Aimee Mann and Ted Leo. Mann is best known forher solo work on the “Magnolia” soundtrack and in the '80s new wave band TilTuesday. Ted Leo is a punk and indie rock songwriter best known for his work inbands Citizens Arrest and Ted Leo and the Pharmacists. They are touring insupport of their new album, released this month.

Xtra Ticket
Sunday, May 4th, 8 p.m.
Ardmore Music Hall
23 E. Lancaster Ave.
$10-$12, 610-649-8389
www.ardmoremusic.com
Dancing bears will abound as this Grateful Dead tribute band rolls into the Ardmore Music Hall. The band aims to satisfy all generationsof Dead Heads with classic songs as well as experimental jams.

FESTIVAL

Sister Cities Park International Festival
Saturday, May 3, noon
Sister Cities Park
18thStreet and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Free
www.centercityphila.org
The second annual Sister Cities Park International Festival celebrates culturaldiversity with dance, art, music, and food from Brulee Catering, The Tavern Group and Logan Square Cafe. Explore cultures from around the world with members of the International VisitorsCouncil from the Japan Society of Philadelphia, the Polish American Cultural Center ofPhiladelphia and others.

FOOD

Q & A with Mycopolitan Mushroom Co. at the Farmstand
Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m.
Fair Food Farmstand
51 N. 12thSt.
Free, 215-386-5211
www.fairfoodphilly.org
Mushroom expert and inventor of Mycopolitan mushroom kits Tyler Case will beproviding answers to all of your mushroom-growing questions. His kits, which sprout Philly-sourced oyster mushrooms, will be available at a 10-percent discount. Take this opportunity to check out all Fair Foods Farmstand has to offer.

TOUR

Christ Church Burial Ground will be Christ Church Burial Ground will be one of the stops on the Vampires, Sex, Ghosts tour. Credit: Grim Philly

Vampires, Sex, Ghosts
Wednesdays-Sundays, 7 p.m.
Grim Philly Twilight Tours
599 Market St.
$20, 856-829-3100
www.grimphilly.com
This R-rated tour supplies something a little different than the normal Phillysightseeing tours: A dark side. Joe Wojie researched and developed this tour for overa year with the hopes of packing a macabre punch. Your guide will take you pastIndependence Hall, The Library of Congress and dozens more sights while recantingtraditional stories of Philly’s most famous historic people. Also featured are themost taboo spots of Philly’s dark past, such as whipping posts, gallows, red lightdistricts and historic hauntings.

 
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