Orla Gartland plays World Cafe Live on Friday.|Provided1/4 Orla Gartland plays World Cafe Live on Friday.|Provided
Tangle is putting on "Tell It Slant."|Michael Ermilio2/4 Tangle is putting on "Tell It Slant."|Michael Ermilio
Three Aksha will perform at the Painted Bride.|Indus Photography3/4 Three Aksha will perform at the Painted Bride.|Indus Photography
Lee Camp is bringing his comedy to The Fire.|Provided4/4 Lee Camp is bringing his comedy to The Fire.|Provided
Evan Harrington: New Paintings
Through March 28
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221 Arch St.
Evan Harrington’s painting style descends from early 20th century masters like Sargent and Degas — in fact, he scarcely leaves a hint that he’s painting in the 21st century. His still lives are particularly striking, but he isn’t confined to that rarified genre. His cats are a favorite of ours: He paints the felines with all the high-born dignity of Sargent’s society portraits.
‘Tell It Slant’
Thursday through Saturday
Christ Church Neighborhood House
20 N. American St.
“Seven women dance up and down a rope at a crowded party packed with friendship and drama.” So begins the teaser for the Tangle Movement Arts’ latest show, a hybrid of theater and acrobatics they term it “aerial cabaret.” The title comes from Emily Dickinson’s advice, “Tell all the truth, but tell it slant,” or in this case, on a trapeze—same basic idea.
‘And Then There Were None’
Through April 26
Walnut Street Theater
825 Walnut St.
Walnut Street Theater presents Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery, which takes place on a remote island 10 strangers have traveled to at the invitation of a mysterious host. It’s supposed to be a vacation, but when one of them ends up murdered, things get weird. Just when everyone’s starting to get paranoid, another person gets taken out. What’s going on here?
Jack Kerouac Birthday Celebration
Thursday, 7 p.m. to close
530 South St.
No Cover, 215-238-9880
Tribute will be paid to Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac in the only appropriate way: with booze, including special Kerouac-themed cocktails, and a reading organized by TireFire, featuring Robin E. Black, Paul Lisicky, Moez Surani, Hugo F. Dos Santos and Meakin Armstrong. They’ll also be giving away a couple vintage copies of “On the Road” and other goodies.
Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
951 Frankford Ave.
This Fresno, California, MC is back with his latest record, “The Ecology,” produced by no less a luminary than Nas. The title might make it sound like Fashawn’s on an environmentalist kick, but his ecology is more of a social sort — the people, places and events that swirl around each of us, and the web of interconnections that binds it all together.
Friday, 8 p.m.
World Café Live
3025 Walnut St.
Orla Gartland is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from Ireland who first made waves posting cover songs on YouTube at the ripe old age of 13. Fans of Taylor Swift will immediately like her — the only question is whether pop music’s big enough to the two of them. She released her second EP, “Lonely People,” this past January.
Vibhava: An Evening of Bharatanatyam Dance
Friday and Saturday
Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Three Aksha, a local Indian dance troupe, presents this concert, the fruit of a two-week workshop with C.V. Chandrasekhar, one of the masters of the Bharatanatyam form, still dancing at 79. Chandrasekhar himself choreographed “Vibhava,” which interprets the Darwinian theory of evolution through the lens of Hindu mythology.
Saturday, 7 p.m.
412 W. Girard Ave.
Comedian Lee Camp is as political as he is comical. he even has a Howard Zinn quote tattooed on his arm. He hosts a weekly comedy news show called “Redacted Tonight,” which functions as a “Daily Show” for the radical left. So far, though, the global elites have held off subjecting him to a mysterious, “accident” — maybe they think he’s funny.
Friday and Saturday
2023 Sansom St.
Philadelphia Film Society’s “Graveyard Shift” series continues with this 1963 Italian horror anthology directed by Mario Bava, featuring three creepy tales. There’s telephone stalking, vampire killing, revenge from beyond the grave — you know, all the good stuff. And in case you were wondering, yes, the band Black Sabbath took their name from this film’s English title.
Sunday, 9:26 a.m. to 4 p.m.
222 N. 20th St.
3/14/15 is Sunday’s date but it also happens to be the first five digits of Pi, that mysterious “irrational” number written into the architecture of the Universe. Thus we celebrate Pi Day, to pay tribute to this ominous number, lest it decide to destroy us. The Franklin Institute will have a variety of Pi-themed activities, as well as some pie to munch on.
Sunday, 7 p.m.
Vox Populi Gallery
319 N. 11th St.
Even the most successful American poets rarely become household names anymore, but Ukrainian poet Serhiy Zhadan is a literary rock star in his home country, and a well-known activist. The self-described “post-proletarian punk,” a vocal opponent of Russian encroachment in Ukraine, was among those beaten up by pro-Russians at the 2013 Euromaidan protests. He’ll appear here with Philadelphia poet laureate Frank Sherlock.