The Weekend Guide

24 hour bald soprano!

Friday night lights.

24-Hour Bald Soprano
What: Brat Productions performs the absurdist satire on repeat without a break (botched lines almost guaranteed).
Why: Red Bull, chocolate chip pancakes, and Quizzo prevent you from drowsing, too.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.-Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: Plays and Players Theater, 1714 Delancey Pl. Info at 267-586-9093. Tickets ($20) online at bratproductions.ticketleap.com.

Philadelphia Red Carpet Party
What: Dress in cocktail gear for the Oscars; Jimmy Contreras and Philadelphia Inquirer’s Elizabeth Wellington give yays and nays to the actors’ looks.
Why: Those starlets may have starved their way into their dresses, but you’ll have the free truffle popcorn and champagne, thank you very much.
When: Sun., 6-11 p.m.
Where: 10 Arts, The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia, 10 Ave. of the Arts (215-523-8273). R.S.V.P. by Sun., noon, (mention DailyCandy) to 267-687-0223 or michael@vlahospr.com.

Swap Shop

What: Take a discerning look at your wardrobe, and then haul in at least one bag of clothing to trade.
Why: The purple jeans at the bottom of your drawer deserve a new home.
When: Sun., 1-4 p.m.
Where: Torchlight Arts and Cultural Center, 45 E. Church Ln. Admission is $5.

What: See the one-woman show that gives insight into actress and jazz singer Ethel Waters’s storied life; exit humming “Stormy Weather.”
Why: Bet you didn’t know she was born in nearby Chester, PA.
When: Thru Mar. 11. Tues.-Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.
Where: Walnut Street Theatre, Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St. Tickets ($30) at 215-574-3550 or online at walnutstreettheatre.org.

Photo: Courtesy of Plate 3 Photography

Torchlight Arts and Cultural Center
E Church Ln
@ Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144
825 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
1714 Delancey Pl
@ 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
10 Arts
10 Ave of the Arts
@ Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19102