Escape the lazy shades of winter : 2019 event preview

Escape the lazy shades of winter : 2019 event preview

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Another holiday season down — and three months of chilly, damp and dark days to go.

Yeah, you could sit home and get caught up on your Netflix backlog. But there’s real fun and cultural enlightenment to be had in local clubs, theaters, arenas, bars and art galleries, no matter the weather.

So far, 2019 in the Philly region is offering something for every interest. Check out these varied shades of winter. After all, you can watch Netflix any time.

Art

New Chinese Galleries

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition featuring 4,000 years of the art of China, opening Feb. 3, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

The Impressionist’s Eye

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition featuring the works of Claude Monet, Mary Cassatt, Vincent van Gogh and others, April 16-Aug. 18, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

Yoshitoshi: Spirit and Spectacle

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition featuring the brilliant colors and spirited lines of Yoshitoshi, the last great master of the traditional Japanese woodblock print, April 16-Aug. 18, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

Comedy & Spoken Word

David Sedaris

The out humorist and essayist performs 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.

Todd Glass

The comedian seen on “The Daily Show” performs Jan. 24-27 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.

Whitney Cummings

The comedian and actress performs Jan. 31-Feb. 2 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.

Wanda Sykes

The out comedian and actress performs Feb. 26-27 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.

Michelle Wolf

The comedian performs March 7-9 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.

Paula Poundstone

The comedian performs 8 p.m. March 23 at Sellersville Theater 1894, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808.

Laverne Cox

The transgender activist speaks 8 p.m. April 12 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.

Dance

Martha Graham Dance Company

Dance Affiliates presents the acclaimed contemporary dance company, Jan. 25-26 at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

The Kimmel Center presents the world-renowned African-American cultural experience and the American modern-dance tradition, March 1-2 at Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

Dance Theatre of Harlem

Dance Affiliates presents the iconic dance company with a world premiere of a new work, March 1-2 at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900.

Vessels

Dance Affiliates presents the all-female dance group, March 7-9 at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900.

Dance Heginbotham

Dance Affiliates presents the New York-based contemporary troupe making its Philadelphia debut, March 15-16 at Harold Price Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900.

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers

Dance Affiliates presents the Philly-based dance group, April 12-13 at Harold Price Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900.

BODYTRAFFIC

Dance Affiliates presents the Los Angeles-based dance group blending hip-hop, jazz and ballet, April 26-27 at Harold Price Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900.

Music

Cracker

The rock band performs 8 p.m. Jan. 18 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

Rob Thomas

The rock singer performs Jan. 18-20 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

Taylor Dayne & Color Me Badd

The R&B singers perform 8 p.m. Jan. 18 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.

Toni Braxton & SWV

The R&B artists perform 8 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

The world-music band performs 8 p.m. Feb. 11 at Sellersville Theater 1894, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808.

Drivin N Cryin

The rock band performs 8 p.m. Feb. 12 at Sellersville Theater 1894, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808.

Peter Murphy

The rock singer performs classic Bauhaus songs, 8 p.m. Feb. 12 at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.; 215-232-2100.

Kick It Out

The Heart tribute band performs 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at Sellersville Theater 1894, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808.

Who’s Bad

The Michael Jackson Tribute band performs 8 p.m. Feb. 15 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.

Bob Mould Band

The out rock singer performs 8:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.; 215-232-2100.

Disturbed

The hard-rock band performs 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.

Strangelove

The Depeche Mode tribute band performs 9 p.m. Feb. 22 at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 202-730-3331. 

Disco Love

A concert tribute to the music of Donna Summer and Barry White, 8 p.m. Feb. 23 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.

Flogging Molly

The punk band performs 8 p.m. Feb. 23 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-625-3681.

Michael Bublé

The singer performs 8 p.m. Feb. 24 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.

Cypress Hill and Hollywood Undead

The rap-rockers perform 7:30 p.m. March 3 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-625-3681.

Tony Toni Tone & Jody Watley

The R&B singers perform 8 p.m. March 9 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.

Lords of Acid

The electro-dance group performs 7 p.m. March 11 at TLA, 334 South St.; 215-922-1011.

KODO: Evolution

Japan’s preeminent taiko drumming troupe performs 7:30 p.m. March 12 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

Sponge

The alternative-rock band performs 8 p.m. March 15 at Sellersville Theater 1894, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808.

Teenage Fanclub

The alternative-rock band performs 8:30 p.m. March 15 at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.; 215-232-2100.

Pixies

The alternative-rock band performs 7:30 p.m. March 18 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-625-3681.

Fleetwood Mac

The classic-rock band performs 8 p.m. March 22 and April 5 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.

Smokey Robinson

The R&B singer/songwriter performs 8 p.m. March 30 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

A Night of Queen

The Queen tribute band performs 8 p.m. April 5 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.

Ariana Grande

The pop/R&B singer performs 8 p.m. March 26 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.

KISS

The rock band’s farewell tour roars through Philly 7:30 p.m. March 29 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.

Muse

The rock band performs 7:30 p.m. April 7 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.

Justin Timberlake

The pop and R&B singer performs 7:30 p.m. April 9 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.

Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers

The rock band featuring the transgender singer performs, 8 p.m. April 19 at Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.; 215-627-1332.

Cher

The pop icon performs 8 p.m. April 20 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.

Theater

Beautiful — The Carole King Musical

Broadway Philadelphia presents the story of the award-winning songwriter and performer, Jan. 8-20 at Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

Fallen Angels

Mauckingbird Theatre Company presents a comedy by England’s distinguished gay writer, Noël Coward, Jan. 9-27 at Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake, 341 S. Hicks St.; 215-568-8077.

Betrayal

Lantern Theater Company presents a drama exploring love, sex, marriage and friendship, Jan. 10-Feb. 17 at St. Stephen’s Theater, 8923 Ludlow St.; 215-829-0395.

Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors

Walnut Street Theatre presents the comedy set in 1930s Paris, just hours away from “The Concert of the Century,” Jan. 15-March 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.

Oleanna

Walnut Street Theatre presents David Mamet’s explosive drama about gender politics, privilege and power, Jan. 15-Feb. 17 at Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.

DRUMline Live

The Kimmel Center presents the show based on the high-energy shows of the country’s best marching bands, Jan. 19-20 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

Broadway Philadelphia presents the stage adaptation of the best-selling novel, Jan. 22-27 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

The Bridges of Madison County

Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the Tony Award-winning play based on the bestselling novel, Feb. 8-March 3 at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420.

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Broadway Philadelphia presents Tony Award-winning Broadway musical based on the classic fairy tale, Feb. 22-24 at Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

Bob: A Life in Five Acts

Azuka Theatre presents the story chronicling the highly unusual life of Bob and his lifelong quest to become a “Great Man,” Feb. 27-March 17 at Proscenium Theatre at The Drake, 302 S. Hicks St.; 215-563-1100.

Kate The Unexamined Life

Walnut Street Theatre presents at production examining the life of Hollywood legend Katherine Hepburn, March 5-April 7 at Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.

RENT

Broadway Philadelphia presents the blockbuster rock musical about struggling artists in Manhattan, March 5-10 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Walnut Street Theatre presents the adventures of a teenage sleuth, March 12-April 28, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.

Miss Saigon

Broadway Philadelphia presents the legendary musical, March 19-31at Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

How To Catch Creation

Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the story of four artists and intellectuals in San Francisco who are struggling to nurture creative impulses and establish a legacy in both their professional and personal lives, March 22-April 14 at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420.

Anastasia

Broadway Philadelphia presents the romantic and adventure-filled new musical about a brave young woman out to discover the mystery of her past, April 9-14 at Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999. 


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