Thomas Meglioranza sings Schubert’s Die Schone Mullerin

Baritone Meglioranza visits Philadelphia Chamber Music Society concerts sometimes as part of the Bach Gamut Ensemble, and this time he's singing a solo recital with pianist Reiko Uchida. His voice is sort of a rest cure from the truck-driver singing of grand opera, with superb diction and natural vocal elegance that should be an excellent fit with Schubert's great song cycle.

3 p.m. American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut St., $25, 215-569-8080,

Thomas Meglioranza
Laura Rose
Thomas Meglioranza


Drag Queen Quizzo

Quiz mistress Brittany Lynn puts your knowledge of all things trivial to the test at the Fumo Family Library. Teams of up to five are allowed and you'll be playing for fabulous prizes.

6 p.m. Fumo Family Library, 2437 S. Broad St., free, 215-685-1758,



Los Angeles genre-blending sensual songwriter and showman Miguel Pimental's War & Leisure was a late-breaking 2017 standout, if not quite up to the standards of his best album, 2012's Kaleidoscope Dream.

8 p.m., the Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St., $96 general admission from third-party sellers, 215-309-0150,


Julius Caesar

Spare, taut, conflicted, this study of revolution, real-world politics, and persuasion remains among Shakespeare's most worldly, eloquent plays. And, yeah, you, too, Brutus.

7:30 p.m. the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave., $20, 215-987-4450,



Part of the Annenberg Center's three-week Cuba Festival, this Cuban contemporary dance company makes its Philadelphia debut with Maison, a full-length love letter to Havana, with all its passions and conflicts.

7:30 p.m.,  with an additional show  at 8 p.m. Friday, Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut St., $30 to $57, 215-898-3900,


k.d. lang

The Canadian chanteuse celebrates the 25th anniversary of her 1992 breakthrough with the Ingenue Redux tour, which will include a complete performance of the album that included "Constant Craving."

8 p.m. Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., $59.50 to $89.50, 215-572-7650,

Ryan Davis

Davis is a relative newcomer in mainstream comedy — a fact he lampoons with the line "Who the hell is Ryan Davis?" that he features on his social media. The internet comedy favorite is a recognized standup transitioning out of his "opening act" phase after performing with SNL star Jay Pharoah and with Tom Green.

7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday; with additional shows on Thursday and Saturday, Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St., $23, 215-496-9001,

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live

This Aussie production hits the sweet spot for younger dino fans. Puppeteers ply lifelike creatures — a titanosaur, triceratops, baby dinos, more — and use audience reactions to amp it up, tone it down,  and make it personal.

2 p.m. Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut St., $30 to $80, 215-898-3900,

T-Rex and friend at Dinosaur Zoo Live.
C. Waits
T-Rex and friend at Dinosaur Zoo Live.

T-Rex and friend at Dinosaur Zoo Live.