Coley returns home to Philly, where he got his start at the now-defunct Laff House -- much like fellow Philly funnyman Kevin Hart, for whom he has opened on the road. Now based in L.A., he’s known as “The Prince” thanks to D.L. Hughley, for whom he has opened since 2012.
7:30 p.m. Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St., $15, 215-496-9001, philadelphia.heliumcomedy.com
Tactical Urbanism: Diplomacy Edition
Head to Johnny Brenda’s Monday evening for a talk about solutions to the stubborn segregation in cities. Speakers include Lauren Murphy-Sands of the North Philly youth rugby club the Nomads, Hazami Sayed from Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, and other movers and shakers with innovative ideas.
6 to 9 p.m. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 Frankford Ave., free but registration required, 215-739-9684, urbanconsulate.ticketleap.com/diplomacy
Harry Potter trivia
Calling all Potterheads: Compete for Landmark restaurant gift cards at this Harry Potter trivia event. You can also enjoy $2 tacos and drink specials all night long. Reservations are recommended.
9 to 11:30 p.m. Landmark Americana University City, 3333 Market St., pay as you go, 215-222-4500
If the Arden’s recent spate of standout children’s productions (Snow White, A Year with Frog and Toad) is a good predictor, the latest from director Whit MacLaughlin will bring laughter, warmth, and a wet eye or two. Also, great snacks at intermission.
10 a.m. Arden Theatre with additional performances through Jan. 27, 40 N. Second St., $20 to $36, call the box office for tickets, 215-922-1122, ardentheatre.org
Itamar Moses' dramedy of smart people, tough relationships, and science, good and bad.
7 p.m. Theatre Exile with additional performances through Dec. 23, 2329 S. Third St., sold out, but other performances are $25 to $40, 215-218-4022, theatreexile.org
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
A Wonderful Life
Musical setting of the Capra classic It’s a Wonderful Life. Zuzu, what happens every time a bell rings?
8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at Broadway Theatre of Pitman, N.J., with additional performances through Dec. 16, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman, N.J., $28, 856-384-8381, thebroadwaytheatre.org
Jessica Lang Dance
Doylestown native Jessica Lang is one of the most sought-after choreographers today. She is bringing a selection of her work to the Annenberg, including her 2018 This Thing Called Love, celebrating the music of Tony Bennett, and us/we, a world premiere.
8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St., $20.30 to $58, 215-898-3900, annenbergcenter.org