Shows On Sale
On Sale Now
Queen + Adam Lambert @ Wells Fargo Center; 8/3
Dead & Company @ BB&T Pavilion; 6/20
Rival Sons @ Union Transfer; 4/17
Shows This Weekend
Friday, and Saturday
Mavis Staples @ World Cafe Live
Tom Cotter @ Helium Comedy (on P&S)
Mumford & Sons @ Wells Fargo Center
Get The Led Out @ Franklin Music Hall (Electric Factory)
Rufus Wainwright @ Keswick Theatre
Christina P @ Punchline Philly (on P&S)
Jewel @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
America @ Santander Performing Arts Center
Ken Jong @ Parx Casino Xcite Center
Lil Uzi Vert @ Wells Fargo Center
The End Of America @ Johnny Brenda’s
Huntertones @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades @ MilkBoy
Maxwell @ Tower Theater
Lawrence @ The Foundry
Ministry @ Franklin Music Hall (Electric Factory)
Cheech and Chong @ Parx Casino Xcite Center
Don McLean @ Whitaker Center (Harrisburg)
Lindsey Buckingham @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Underoath @ Franklin Music Hall (Electric Factory)
I Am The Avalanche @ MilkBoy
Code Red @ The Foundry
The Spirit Of The Beehive @ Johnny Brenda’s
Weedeater @ Kung Fu Necktie
Craig Ferguson @ Parx Casino Xcite Center
SUMO Wrestling + SAKE @ Helium Comedy
What’s going on at MMR?
12/7 Caseyboy will be at Love Park from Noon to 2pm with Metro PCS.
12/8 Brent Porsche will be at the Sprint store in Brooklawn from Noon to 2pm.
12/9 Marisa will be at the Urban Saloon from 1pm-3pm.
What’s Going on in the Movies?
New This Week:
Schindler’s List (R) 25th Anniversary re-release all over the country. Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsly.
Ben Is Back ( R ) Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges
Still in Theaters:
Creed II (PG-13) Michael B Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren
Ralph Breaks The Internet (PG) John C. Reily, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot
Instant Family (PG-13) Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne. Directed by Sean Anders (on P&S 2 weeks ago)
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (PG-13) Johnny Depp, Eddie Redmayne
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch 2018 (PG) Benedict Cumberbatch
Bohemian Rhapsody (PG-13) Rami Malek
Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Gwilym Lee
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (PG) Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Eugenio Derbez,
Happening Around Town:
Through January 1
The Comcast Holiday Spectacular video wall in the Comcast Center lobby, it’s filled with sights and sounds of the holidays, lighting up with a 15-minute show including a few singalongs, as well as a snippet of The Nutcracker done by the Pennsylvania Ballet. It’s one of the largest high-resolution video displays in the world, the festive display starts at the top of the hour daily from 10am to 8pm, excluding 5pm on weekdays, through Jan. 1. 1701 John F Kennedy Blvd.
Through January 6
A Longwood Christmas with crystal ornaments, holiday-themed garden with a reimagined Christmas tree with the fountains outdoors are paired with holiday music, and half a million lights twinkle enchantingly around the garden. “A Longwood Christmas” opens this year at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving, and will be open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily until Jan. 6. Timed ticket reservations are needed to visit. 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square; longwoodgardens.org
Through December 24
Christmas Village at LOVE Park featuring more than 80 vendors. 11am to 7pm Sundays through Thursdays, 11am to 8pm. Fridays and Saturdays, and 11am to 5pm on Christmas Eve. 1500 Arch St.; philachristmas.com
Through December 31
Dickens Village at Macy’s, the 20-year-old Philadelphia holiday tradition with Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol coming to life through animatronic displays and sit on Santa’s lap at the end. The display is located on the third floor of the store and can be viewed through Dec. 31. 1300 Market St.
Through December 31
Franklin Square Holiday Festival has over 50,000 lights light up the square to a holiday soundtrack every 30 minutes, from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. There’s also a holiday train, a heated tent where you can enjoy festive treats, and a winter beer garden. Plus, head to the square on Saturdays to meet Santa himself. (The display is closed on Christmas Day ) historicphiladelphia.org/franklin-square
Through December 31
Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market
More than 40 local designers and artisans transform Dilworth Park into the perfect spot to pick up uniquely Philadelphian presents for your loved ones. You’ll be able to find everything from handmade pottery to art prints to Philly-themed books. The market is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 1 S. 15th St.
Through January 21
The Art of Rube Goldberg at the National Museum of American Jewish History. The first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Rube Goldberg’s work since the Smithsonian’s 1970 celebration of the artist. nmajh.org/rube/
Through March 3
Viking Fest at the Franklin Institute. 600 Artifacts, Full-size 21-foot replica Viking Ship, Activities about everyday life, Authentic Viking games, and Norse mythology www.fi.edu/exhibit/vikings-beyond-legend
Through March 17
Hamilton Was Here
The Constitution Center presents an “interactive playscape” dedicated to the popular founding father, as part of their “Year of Hamilton” celebration.
$19, National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St.
Through March 3
Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now
Ball gowns, bridal wear and other items from the museum’s fashion collection will be on display in this long-running exhibition. Free with museum admission of $20,Philadelphia Museum of Art
Through February 24
Rothman Orthopedics Ice Rink
You can once again skate beneath the eyes of Billy Penn as Dilworth Park’s Rothman Ice Rink reopens for its winter season (and will be on Thanksgiving Day) . The skating spot creates a mini winter oasis right in the heart of Philadelphia.
Dilworth Park. Drop by the Rothman Institute Cabin for seasonal cocktails or hot cocoa after an afternoon on the ice, and don’t forget to explore the holiday-themed garden maze. There is also a light show that will be projected onto City Hall every hour on the half hour starting at 5:30 p.m. centercityphila.org
Happening This Weekend
Hanukkah Celebration at Franklin Square on the seventh day of the Festival of Lights at one of the most illuminated spots in the city. The annual Franklin Square Holiday Festival glows with more than 75,000 bulbs, and this free Friday night affair incorporates all the Hanukkah essentials including dreidel games. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Franklin Square, 200 N. 6th Street Cost: Free WWW.HISTORICPHILADELPHIA.ORG
FRIDAY and SATURDAY
George Balanchine’s ‘The Nutcracker’
The Pennsylvania Ballet will perform ‘The Nutcracker’ at the Academy of Music. 7pm Fri and Sat. Additional dates through Dec. 31.
Breakfast and Photos with Santa at the Philadelphia Zoo 3400 West Girard Avenue with a breakfast buffet, at 8:30 and 9:30am.PhiladelphiaZoo.org
SATURDAY, December 8
Jingle Jog in Fairmount Park, a scenic 5 mile route along the Historic Houses. After grab a free drink at the Ice Bar at Lemon Hill Mansion, a pop-up venue 10:30 am to noon. myphillypark.org/event
Punk Rock Flea Market at the new waterfront Cherry Street Pier. Local vendors selling records, crafts, arts, antiques, and other goods. 11am to 5pm, Cherry Street Pier, pay-as-you-go, cherrystreetpier.com/events
Rittenhouse Row Holiday Fashion Crawl from 1-4 pm at Various locations throughout the square RittenhouseRow.org
Independence Seaport Museum’s Parade of Lights 211 S. Columbus Boulevard 1-6:30pm. Boats will be covered in holiday lights and festive decorations as they head down the Delaware. PhillySeaport.org
Winter Solstice Festival at Penn Museum 1 to 8pm, Free until 5pm. penn.museum
SUNDAY, December 9
Join Radnor Fire Company and the Radnor Volunteer Auxiliary on Sunday, December 9, from 9am to 12pm for RFC’s Santa Breakfast. As always, there will be plenty of good food and cheer. And Santa will make a special visit to RFC to take pictures with children and families. Adult tickets are $10, children are $5 and anyone under age 2 eats for free. Pictures with Santa are $3. All proceeds benefit Radnor Fire Company and the Volunteer Auxiliary.
9am to 12pm. Radnor Fire Company 121 South Wayne Ave. Wayne, PA 19087
Hanukkah Celebration at Elmwood Park Zoo (1661 Harding Boulevard) from 2-3:30pm hosted by local Jewish youth organization jkidphilly. Themed games and crafts, live performances, and menorah lighting. ElmwoodParkZoo.org
Sixers vs Detroit Pistons AWAY @ 7pm
119th Army-Navy Game Army Black Knights vs the Navy Midshipmen @ Lincoln Financial Field; 3pm
Flyers AWAY @ Buffalo Sabers; 1pm
Flyers vs Winnipeg Jets AWAY @ 3pm
Eagles vs Dallas Cowboys AWAY @ 4:25pm