Here's what to do in Philly this weekend

THEATER

 

"The Screwtape Letters" is at the Lantern. Credit: Mark Garvin. "The Screwtape Letters" is at the Lantern. Credit: Mark Garvin.

 

'The Screwtape Letters'
Through June 15
Lantern Theater Company
923 Ludlow St.
$30 -$38, 215-829-0395
www.lanterntheater.org
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.

 

 

'I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change'
Through June 29
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St.
$41.25, 215-574-3550
www.walnutstreettheatre.org
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.

MUSIC

Eels
Friday, 8 p.m.
Keswick Theatre
291 N. Keswick Ave, Glenside
$25-$37.50, 215-572-7650
www.keswicktheatre.com
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.

Ingrid Michaelson
Friday, 8 p.m.
Electric Factory
421 N. 7th St.
$41.45, 215-627-1332
www.electricfactory.info
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
215-978-8000
www.churchoftheadvocate.org
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.

CABARET

Peek-A-Boo Revue
Saturday, 8 p.m.
World Cafe Live
500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Delaware
$20, 302-994-1400
www.worldcafelive.com
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
Thursday, noon
Bala Cynwyd Farmers Market
GSB Building parking lot
Belmont Ave. and St. Asaph’s Rd.
www.balacynwydfarmersmarket.weebly.com
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.
Johnny Brenda’s
1201 N. Frankford Ave.
Pay as you go, 215-739-9684
www.johnnybrendas.com
“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.

COMEDY

The Dirty Dozen
Saturday, 11:55 p.m.
Helium Comedy Club
2031 Sansom St.
$12, 215-496-9001
www.heliumcomedy.com
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 provides the live score for Hitchcock's silent class "The Lodger." Credit: Penn Museum

FILM

Relache in Residence: Hitchcock’s ‘The Lodger’
June 1, 1:30 and 4 p.m.
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
$10 for member, $15 for non-members
215-898-4000
www.penn.museum
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.

 
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