On Sale Now:
Billy Joel @ Citizens Bank Park on May 24th
Shows This Weekend
Friday and Saturday
Adam Ray @ Helium (on P&S this week)
Amir K @ Punchline (on P&S this week)
David Sedaris @ Keswick Theatre
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion @ Johnny Brenda’s
The Revivalists @ Met Philly
Sublime w/ Rome @ Borgata Event Center
The Naked Sun @ World Cafe Live
Funeral Chic @ Kung Fu Necktie
Bark At The Moon @ The Queen
Noname @ Union Transfer
Iliza Shlesinger @ Merriam Theater
What’s going on at MMR?
Join Kathy Romano and the MMRmy at the Philadelphia Home Show tonight from 5pm-7pm.
What’s Going on in the Movies?
New This Week:
The Upside (PG-13) Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart
A Dog’s Way Home (PG) Ashley Judd, Bryce Dallas Howard
Replicas (PG-13) Keanu Reeves, Alice Eve
Still in Theaters:
Aquaman (PG-13) Jason Momoa Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman.
Mary Poppins Returns (PG) Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda
Bumblebee (PG-13) Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena
Happening Around Town:
Center City Restaurant Week
Restaurants across Center City offer three-course dinners for only $35* per person. In addition, many will also offer a three-course lunch for $20.* Some restaurants won’t be offering all meals on Saturday and Sunday. This will be clearly marked on their menus. Check centercityphila.org for more menus and details about the festival. Also you can follow them on Twitter for updates- @PhilaRestWeek.
Through January 13
The Philly Loves Bowie Week is an annual volunteer production of a family of fans of the Star-man … folks who felt it was important to gather together as a city to celebrate a truly one-of-a-kind performer as we mark both his birth date and the one-year anniversary of his passing. Be-sides a week+ of events and activities designed to celebrate the man and his unique spirit, it is also a portal to raise awareness and funds to help benefit cancer research in David’s memory, and who better to benefit than children … and when it comes to caring for children, there’s no place better than the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. As the Starman said himself… let all the children boogie!! More info of all the events/times/days at phillylovesbowie.wordpress.com/
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 February 24
Dilworth Park’s Rothman Ice Rink with a holiday-themed garden maze, a light show that will be projected onto City Hall every hour on the half hour starting at 5:30 p.m. centercityphila.org
Through March 3
Blue Cross RiverRink celebrating 25 YEARS in Philadelphia! Winterfest is a world-class ice skating rink, outdoor seating with fire pits, warming cabins, a kids lodge with a arcade, and a chalet-inspired Lodge with food and beverages. Open seven days a week including all holidays from November 23, through March. For times and tickets go to delawareriverfront.com
Through January 21
The Art of Rube Goldberg, a comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Rube Goldberg’s work. at the National Museum of American Jewish History.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 an “interactive playscape” dedicated to the popular founding father, as part of their “Year of Hamilton” celebration at the 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
Happening This Weekend
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
The 2019 Philadelphia Pen Show will take place in the 7000 square foot Grand Ballroom at The Philadelphia 201 Hotel (formerly Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown). Explore, discover and learn as there are never before seen seminars and workshops, meet industry leaders and fellow enthusiasts and see all the latest products under one roof. For more info and tickets go to philadelphiapenshow.com/
Friday and Saturday
Philly Home Show
Stop by this annual event to check out special guests from HGTV, a succulents bar, and vendors specializing in kitchen, bath, home design, landscape and more, plus many DIY workshops. Noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Convention Center, 12th and Arch Streets, $13 for adults, Go to phillyhomeshow.com for tickets and info.
Saturday and Sunday
World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour
This show is about promoting the hobby of model railroading. It’s intended to introduce the general public to model railroading in an entertaining, lively and family-friendly atmosphere. There is model railroad skills span from carpentry to artistry, from electrical engineering to historical research. Model railroading is truly the World’s Greatest Hobby. There are Free train rides for kids, 100 Trains for kids to play with, demonstrations, seminars and new products.
Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sunday 10am – 5pm at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oakes.
FRIDAY, January 11
Babyface Reid – Beginner Feats of Strength Workshop
Learn to rip phonebooks in half as well as to bend metal with local strong man, Babyface Reid. Starts at 7pm at The Collective, 3245 Amber Street, Philadelphia, PA19134. For tickets and more info go to facebook.com/BabyfaceReid
Saturday January 12
2nd Street Festival
The folks behind Northern Liberties’ summertime 2nd Street Festival also bring a little public entertainment to the street during the rest of the year. Local businesses like North Bowl, El Camino Real, Urban Village Brewing Company, Standard Tap, Heritage, Cantina Dos Segundos, and Art Star will host outdoor street performers, like a stilt walker and juggler, as well as offer food and drink specials. North 2nd Street
Masquerade Ball on the Moshulu
Relive the drama of every teen movie at this masquerade ball on board the Moshulu. Wear your teensy mask with pride as you sway to live jazz tunes, sip on open bar libations, and munch on appetizers like tuna tartare, mini crab cakes, and cheesesteak spring rolls. Go to eventbrite.com for tickets and info.
Winterfest Live Xfinity Live!
It’s cold outside, but the Winterfest Live has winter warmup lagers to keep you toasty. Sample over 150 porters, stouts, and hard ciders from over 75 breweries all afternoon, while bands play live in the background and fire crackles in pits outdoors. Go to xfinitylive.com for info and tickets.
US Lacrosse Convention
Fan Fest opens the expo hall and demonstration fields to lacrosse fans of all ages, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. It features the latest in lacrosse gear, uniforms and swag from 150 exhibitors in the sport’s largest expo hall, plus demonstrations and autographs from members of Team USA and other top players in the game. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch Streets. For tickets and more info go to uslacrosse.com
Sunday January 13
Center City Restaurant Week
Restaurant Week kicks off Sunday, with three-course meals for $20 (lunch) and $35 (dinner) at 120-plus restaurants, including such newcomers as Giuseppe & Sons and Lou Bird’s. Reservations are recommended. The winter edition of Center City Restaurant Week kicks off today (and runs through January 25) at a number of restaurants like Mission Taqueria, Barbuzzo, and Oloroso. If you’re going for dinner, expect a $35 three-course prix-fixe menu; for lunch, you’ll get three courses for $20. Jan. 13-25 at various locations. centercityphila.org for more info.
SIXERS HOME vs Atlanta Hawks @7pm
FLYERS AWAY vs New Jersey Devils @ 1pm
WINGS HOME vs Georgia Swarm 7pm
EAGLES AWAY vs New Orleans Saints @4:40pm
SIXERS AWAY vs New York Knicks @1pm