Shows On Sale Today:

KISS – The End of the Road Tour @ Boardwalk Hall in AC on August 29.

 

Shows This Weekend

All Weekend

Marlon Wayans @ Punch Line

Jim Norton @ Helium

 

Friday

TOOL @ Boardwalk Hall AC

The Pineapple Thief @ Union Transfer

Fred Hammond Feat. Marvin Sapp @ The Met

Mikal Cronin @ Underground Arts

Gramatik @ The Fillmore

Vance Gilbert @ World Cafe Live – Upstairs

Corey Smith @ City Winery

The McCartney Years @ Keswick Theatre

John Cleese @ Xcite Center

10,000 Maniacs @  Ardmore Music Hall

Eric B. & Rakim @ The Queen

 

Saturday

Alice Cooper @ Ovation Hall – Oceans Casino AC

Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers @ Ardmore Music Hall

Naughty By Nature @ Franklin Music Hall

Boston Manor @ The Foundry

Jimbo Mathus’ Incinerator @ MilkBoy

Alice Smith @ Underground Arts

San Fermin @ Union Transfer

Pip Blom @ Kung Fu Necktie

John 5 @ Chameleon Club (Lancaster)

Marshall Crenshaw @ City Winery

Cimorelli @ The Loft – City Winery

Ginuwine @ Keswick Theatre

Dave Attell/ Jeff Ross @ Xcite Center

Alice Cooper @ Ovation Hall Ocean

 

Sunday

Cannibal Corpse and Thy Art Is Murder @ TLA

Vintage Trouble @ Ardmore Music Hall

Dessa @ City Winery

Trisha Yearwood @ Keswick Theatre

Falling In Reverse @ The Queen

 

 

 

What’s going on at MMR?

Friday

Turn on NBC Sports Philly tonight at 9pm to watch Marisa Magnatta host “FTW Philly” the broadcast focuses on highly competitive gaming across the Philadelphia region.

 

Saturday

Marisa Magnatta will bop on over to the Sprint store in Jing of Prussia from 1pm to 3pm .The event will be in support of the Camp Out for Hunger with free Camp Out Tote bags and one random bag will have a Golden Ticket for Flyers tickets and Concert tickets.

 

Sunday

Jacky Bam Bam will rise from his coffin to  be at the Sprint store in Deptford, NJ from 1pm to 3pm .The event will be in support of the Camp Out for Hunger with free Camp Out Tote bags and one random bag will have a Golden Ticket for Flyers tickets and Concert tickets.

 

What’s Going on in the Movies?

New This Week:

21 Bridges  ( R ) Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, J.K. Simmons  (Filmed in Philly)

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood ( PG) Tom Hanks

Frozen II (PG) Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Sterling K. Brown

 

Still in Theaters:

The Good Liar  ( R ) Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen

Ford vs Ferrari ( PG-13 ) Matt Damon, Christian Bale

Charlie’s Angels (PG-13) Kristen Stewart, Elizabeth Banks, Naomi Scott

 

 

 

Happening Around Town:

Through December 1

Mean Girls

Broadway Philadelphia presents Tina Fey’s hit movie-turned-hit musical comedy about high school politics.

Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St. kimmelcenter.org

 

Through December 8

Tiny Beautiful Things

The Arden Theatre presents the play based on the book by Cheryl Strayed (Eat Pray Love) and adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos. Arden Theatre, 40 N. Second St. ardentheatre.org

 

Through December 8

UniverSoul Circus

Combining acrobatics, motorcycle stunts, and professional dance, the UniverSoul Circus is a modern day circus spotlighting performers of color. The traveling act comes to Philly for a three-and-a-half week run kicking off this weekend. Look for the big top in Fairmount Park: That’s where all the pyrotechnics, spectacles, and dancing will go down.  Thurs: 12p – 8p, Fri: 9a – 8p, Sat: 10a – 8:30p, Sun: 10a – 7:30p, Mon: 11a – 7p , Tues: 11a – 8p. Fairmount Park at 52nd & Parkside Ave. universoulcircus.com

 

Through December 17

Flow

“Floating sculptural installations” created by Philadelphia artists — Stephen Talasnik, Miguel Horn, Giorgia Volpe and more — will be on display in the boat basin outside the Independence Seaport Museum at Penn’s Landing. Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Blvd. philaflow.org

 

Through December 24

Christmas Village in Philadelphia

Christmas Village returns to LOVE Park for its 12th season to put Center City in the mood for the winter holidays. From Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Eve, Philadelphia’s largest holiday attraction will transform LOVE Park into an authentic open-air German Christmas market with holiday sights and sounds featuring thousands of twinkling lights, festive Christmas decorations, live music at the main stage, children’s activities and European food and drinks. Preview Weekend Sat 11am-8pm and Sun 11am-7pm. Opens Thurs Nov. 28 11am-7pm  every day.  LOVE Park, 1500 Arch Street.

Through December 31

Franklin Square Holiday Festival & Electrical Spectacle Light Show

Once again quant little downtown park Franklin Square will be transformed into a dazzling display of winter cheer and electrical bravado. The festival features light shows every night and a calendar full of family-friendly events. Free, opens November 14, continues through December 31, Franklin Square, 200 N. Sixth St. historicphiladelphia.org

 

Through January 1

Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market

The Market will once again transform Dilworth Park into a holiday shopping wonderland from Saturday, November 23  to January 1. Over 50 artisans, designers, crafters and confectionaries from the greater Philadelphia region will offer decorations, gifts and holiday foods inside white, festively lit tents topped with original Herrnhut Stars. Just feet away from the tents will be the dazzling holiday Christmas Village Philadelphia Carousel delighting children of all ages in the City Hall Courtyard..madeinphila.com for more information. Fri-Sat 11am-8pm, Sun-Thurs 11am – 7pm. 1400 John F Kennedy Boulevard (West Side of City Hall).

 

Through January 4

Grand Illumination Celebration

Peddler’s Village will once again get into the holiday spirit with lights, decorations etc. This Friday’s opening celebration includes Santa Claus, apple cider, hot chocolate, marshmallow toasting, a display of award-winning gingerbread houses and more.

Peddler’s Village, 2400 Street Rd., New Hope, PA. peddlersvillage.com

 

Through January 5

A Longwood Christmas

The holiday display begins a week before Thanksgiving. In our celebration of all the shapes of the season, we’ve swathed our Conservatory in undulating ribbons, colorful confectionery, shimmering crystals,  delicate snowflakes, and so much more. Outdoors, illuminated trees, glowing orbs, a shimmering tunnel of lights, and captivating light displays choreographed to holiday music set the tone for Christmas at Longwood.. 9am-10pm. Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA. longwoodgardens.com

 

Through January 5

LumiNature

If for some reason a collection of exotic animals from all over the fricking world isn’t enough for you, perhaps this winter-themed light show will tickle your fancy. LumiNature features “12 different illuminated experiences” throughout the zoo. Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Ave. phillyzooluminature.org

 

Through January 5

Merry and Bright II: The Christmas Collection of Jeanette Turnbull

Vintage and contemporary Christmas decorations will adorned the corridors of Chestnut Hill’s beloved Woodmere Art Museum. See also: Saturday’s Chestnut Hill Circle of Trees event featuring live music, hot chocolate, cookies, Santa Claus and more.

Opens Saturday, continues through January 5, Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave. woodmereartmuseum.org

 

Through January 5

Photo Pop

This photogenic “winter wonderland” offers colorful backdrops for visitors to photograph themselves in front of. According to the web site, “Photo Pop strives to design thought-provoking and wholesome experiences that weave art, pop culture and seasonal celebrations together for guests to escape reality, have fun, and express themselves.” So: No boomer bashing. And if you notice somebody having trouble working their phone, why not help them?  inside The Bourse, 111 S. Independence Mall East. Photopopphilly.com

 

Through January 12

30 Americans

Thirty African-American artists (including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Nick Cave, Lorna Simpson, Xaviera Simmons and Purvis Young) contribute to this ambitious group show that aims to “explore identity against a backdrop of pervasive stereotyping — of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class.”

continues through January 12, Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. barnesfoundation.org

 

Through January 20

Notorious RBG

Subtitled The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, this exhibition tells the story of the Supreme Court Justice who has captured America’s fancy in recent years. Also, this is fun: “In homage to Notorious B.I.G., the exhibition section titles are inspired by his lyrics.” continues through January 20, National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Mall East . nmajh.org

 

Through January 20

Dinosaurs Around the World

The Academy of Natural Sciences’ newest exhibition features super-sized animatronic dinosaurs. Plus fossils, a hands-on dig site and other kid-friendly activities. Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

 

Through February 2

Ancient History of the Distant Future

This group show at PAFA has 13 contemporary artists creating pieces “in conversation with” artworks in PAFA’s collection. Artists include Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Matthew Buckingham, Cassils, Enrique Chagoya, Minerva Cuevas, Alex Da Corte and more.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 128 N. Broad St. pafa.org

 

Through February 9

‘Pigskin Peanuts’

Perhaps tailored more to the adult nostalgia than modern childhood interest, this exhibit shows 50 of Charles M. Schulz’s famous football comics (Oh Lucy, why so mean to poor Chuck?) alongside Bucks County gridiron memorabilia. Cute, right? through Feb. 9, Mercer Museum, 84 S. Pine St., Doylestown, included with admission, 215-345-0210, mercermuseum.org

 

Through March 1

In Conversation: Visual Meditations on Black Masculinity

This group show — presented by MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora — features the work of 55 women and non-binary photographers that “explore the construct of Black masculinity.”

African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch St. aampmuseum.org

 

 

Through March 8

Designs for Different Futures

This new exhibition at the PMA has a distinctly sci-fi feel, though many of the strange robots and such in its displays are not fiction at all. Designs for Different Futures offers multiple takes on the world of tomorrow. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. philamuseum.org

 

Through March 17

Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier

This new exhibition at the Museum of the American Revolution tells the remarkable and tragic story of Richard St. George who served in the British Army before becoming an artist and art subject in Europe.

Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. Third St. amrevmuseum.org

 

Through April 19

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Experience

Based on Philadelphia-based Quirk Books’ best-selling survival series, the world-premiere exhibit will feature a hands-on logical series of immersive challenges providing the essential instructions for surviving unexpected but possible real-life scenarios. Stay calm, be prepared, and jump the shark. Through April 19, Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St., fi.edu

 

Through May 17

Off the Wall: American Art to Wear

This exhibition explores clothing design from the ’60s and beyond created by “pioneering artists who used body-related forms to express a personal vision and frames their work in relation to the cultural, historical and social concerns of their time.” Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.  philamuseum.org

 

 Happening This Weekend

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY

Philadelphia Marathon

The weekend kicks off with the race expo at the Convention Center on Friday and Saturday, complete with plenty of gear and vendors. The races are set for Saturday (half marathon and 8K) and Sunday (marathon). Friends of runners, you better have made your quippy sign by now. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, and

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. For times and registration go to philadelphiamarathon.com.

 

Sunset Baby

Azuka Theatre presents Dominique Morriseau’s drama about a former Black revolutionary reuniting with his estranged daughter. Directed by Amina Robinson. Pay what you wish (after the performance), continues through November 24, Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake, 302 S. Hicks St. azukatheatre.org

 

South Street from the 90’s

Artist Phoebe Murer recreates the South Street she remembers from its 1990s heyday with hand-painted 3D collages, paying tribute to bygone storefronts and landmarks. And you gotta follow her on Instagram.

Free, continues through November 24, Da Vinci Art Alliance, 704 Catherine St. davinciartalliance.org

 

The Barber of Seville

Curtis Opera Theatre performs the beloved opera buffa by Gioachino Rossini. (What’s an opera buffa, you ask? It’s a comic opera. So we learned something just now.) Conducted by Christian Capocaccia, directed by Chas Rader Shieber.

$35-$75, runs Thursday-Sunday, Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St.

 

Come Together Dance Festival

Koresh Dance Company presents four days of performances by performers in a multitude of genres, including Pennsylvania Ballet, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, Rennie Harris Puremovement, REACH Dance Company and tons more. Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S Broad St. koreshdance.org

 

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22

Black: Opening Reception

Trends may come and go, but black will always be the new black. A new exhibit at Moore, which opens tonight, explores the ubiquity of the color in fashion — as a mark of sophistication, mourning, and mystique. Check out garments and accessories like a Quaker mourning dress and Jackie Kennedy-inspired pieces from Moore’s Historic Costume Collection, dating from the 1840s to the 1990s, that exemplify all the reasons and occasions women wore black throughout the decades. 5pm – 7pm. The Galleries at Moore, 1916 Race Street. moore.edu

 

Sutton Foster

The Tony-winning theater/television star (TV Land’s Younger) will sing originals and Broadway tunes and tell stories about life and the biz.  8 p.m., Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St. kimmelcenter.org

 

 FRIDAY and SATURDAY November  22 & 23

Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Fall Film Fest

This annual fest offers lots of features, shorts and documentaries by Jewish filmmakers from all over the world. Prices vary; $55 for “big nights pass;” multiple locations. Pjff.org

 

 

SATURDAY NOVEMBER  23

Local Comic Shop Day

This Saturday, support your local comic book vendor by shopping there and maybe picking up some special Local Comic Shop Day items. Participating shops in the area include Brave New Worlds (55 N. Second St.) and Atomic City (638 South St.). All day Saturday, multiple locations. Localcomicshopday.com

 

The Altering Shores

Filmmaker Roderick Coover teams up with poet Nick Montfort and composer Adam Vidiksis for a unique video/music performance (described as “virtual reality and environmental storytelling”) “set in the marshlands and industrial wastelands of our local Delaware River watershed and others worldwide.”

Free but registration is required, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut St. annebergcenter.org

 

The Rainbow Fish

A kid-friendly show about a colorful fish based on the stories of Marcus Pfister. 12pm  & 3 p.m., Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St. kimmelcenter.org.

 

The Gathering: Black Women + The Photograph

This symposium — which ties in with the African American Museum’s current exhibition In Conversation: Visual Meditations on Black Masculinity — focuses on the “work and experiences of Black women and non-binary photographers.”

$7-$12, noon-5 p.m., African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch St.

 

SATURDAY and SUNDAY November 23 & 24

Holiday Art Star Craft Bazaar

Shop from 80 craft vendors selling everything from jewelry to hand-knit children’s toys to coconut oil soap. Food and drink vendors, like Okie Dokie Donuts, Labarra Empanadas and Sandwiches, and the Chocolate Alchemist will also be on-site, and a few make-and-take stations will be set up, too. Show up early for a free tote bag, a giveaway for the first 100 guests each day.  11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Event Center at Rivers Casino, 1001 N. Delaware Ave. artstarcraftbazaar.com

 

Donkey Konga Line

A bunch of local Youtube Personalities will be streaming themselves playing every version of the Donkey Kong video games.  They will be playing the video games for 24 hours straight and collecting money for CHOP through an organization called Extra Life. All proceeds will be benefiting the Child Live Services department. 12pm Sat to 12pm Sunday. The stream and donations can be found at donkeykongaline.xyz.

 

 

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 24

L’Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal and Joyce DiDonato

Philadelphia Orchestra music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin reunites with his former, north-of-the-border musical colleagues. Joyce DiDonato’s lends her rich mezzo sound to Mozart’s “Ch’io mi scordi di te? … Non temer, amato bene” with Nézet-Séguin taking the piano part, and “Parto, ma tu ben mio” from La clemenza di Tito. After intermission, Nézet-Séguin leads his fellow Montrealers in Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4.  2 p.m. Sunday, Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St., $29 and up, 215-893-1999, philorch.org

 

Money Changes Everything

Laurel Hill takes visitors on a jaunt around the burial ground to learn about the life and fortunes of some of its most famous residents like an industrialist who went bankrupt trying to buy votes and a con artist who took extraordinary measures to get rich. Tour starts at 10am.  The Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue. Thelaurelhillcemetery.org

 

Sports Up!

Friday

SIXERS HOME vs San Antonio Spurs  @ 8pm

 

Saturday

SIXERS HOME  vs  Miami Heat  @ 7:30pm

FLYERS HOME vs Calgary Flames @1pm

 

Sunday

EAGLES HOME vs Seattle Seahawks  @ 1pm