'The Screwtape Letters'
Through June 15
Lantern Theater Company
923 Ludlow St.
$30 -$38, 215-829-0395
In this dark comedy, adapted from a C.S. lewis novel by Anthony Lawton, a demon named Screwtape sits at a desk in hell, writing letters to his nephew, Wormwood, about how to corrupt a human soul. Expect music, dance and all manners of wickedness.
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'I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change'
Through June 29
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St.
Anyone's who has ever been in a relationship can relate tho this show, which hits on every cliche — from dating, to marriage, to dealing with the in-laws.
Friday, 8 p.m.
291 N. Keswick Ave, Glenside
Eels are an indie band with a cult following — though they did see mainstream success in the ’90s with “Novocaine for the Soul.” They’re touring in support of their 11th studio album, “The Cautionary Tale of Mark Oliver Everett,” released April 21. Supporting Eels on the bill is up-and-coming singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe.
Friday, 8 p.m.
421 N. 7th St.
Ingrid Michaelson might not be a household name, but we bet you know her songs, which have been featured on “Grey’s Anatomy” and “One Tree Hill,” and in commercials and movies. She’s touring in support of her new album, “Lights Out,” released April 15.
‘Serenade to the Cosmos’
Saturday, 8 p.m.
Church of the Advocate
1801 Diamond St.
Free; donations encouraged
The 16 musicians of the Prometheus Chamber Orchestra play in this historic church in North Philly, against a backdrop of 14 murals showing scenes of the black experience in America. The orchestra will be performing selections by Bach, Handel, Glass and Beethoven.
Saturday, 8 p.m.
World Cafe Live
500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Delaware
The burlesque troupe is celebrating 16 years with a Sweet 16 Birthday Show. The lovely ladies are bringing back some of their favorite performances from the past, plus some new numbers as well. The Striptease Orchestra will provide the soundtrack.
FOOD + DRINK
The Food Spot
Bala Cynwyd Farmers Market
GSB Building parking lot
Belmont Ave. and St. Asaph’s Rd.
The City Ave District is looking to engage the neighborhood with the Food Spot, at the Bala Cynwyd Farmers Market. Once a month, head to the market for food trucks, live entertainment, health and wellness demos and, of course, farm-fresh goodies.
Liquor Before Beer Week
Thursday, 7 p.m.
1201 N. Frankford Ave.
Pay as you go, 215-739-9684
“Beer before liquor, never sicker” — so start with the spirits. Johnny Brenda’s is celebrating Philly Beer Week a with a party featuring Dock Street Brewery’s Johnny Berliner, Caliente and Man Full of Trouble Porter on tap and $6 beer cocktails from Art in the Age. Try the Raspberry Berliner, made with Johnny Berliner, Rhubard spirit, raspberry juice, simple syrup and lemon juice, or the Root Beer Float with the porter, Root spirit and vanilla ice cream, garnished with brandy-soaked cherries.
The Dirty Dozen
Saturday, 11:55 p.m.
Helium Comedy Club
2031 Sansom St.
See 12 hysterical comics for just $12 — but leave the kids at home. This event, hosted by Mike Rainey, is designed to test your limits with the raunchiest, dirtiest stand-up around.
Relache in Residence: Hitchcock’s ‘The Lodger’
June 1, 1:30 and 4 p.m.
3260 South St.
$10 for member, $15 for non-members
Watch Alfred Hithcock’s creepy 1927 silent film “The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog” while Relache plays a live score. As an overture to the film, the ensemble will start off with a selection from jazz composer Raymond Scott.