Events Calendar: Dec 13-19

Events Calendar: Dec 13-19

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HOLIDAY HUMOR: Comedians Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini are The El-Salomons, comedy’s favorite Jewish-Muslim-Palestinian-Lesbian married couple.  This year they are celebrating the holidays with their “The El-Salomons Save Christmas” show, where they tell jokes and stories inspired by the politics of their relationship with observational humor about love in general, 8 p.m. Dec. 14 at Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St. For more information or tickets, call 215-735-0735.

Theater & Arts

BalletX Fall Series 2019

The acclaimed dance company performs two world premieres by choreographers Matthew Neenan and Jo Strømgren, through Dec. 15 at Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.; 215-546-7824.

 

Designs for Different Futures

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition exploring visionary and sometimes controversial designs that promise to transform how we live, eat, heal, travel and even love, in any number of possible futures, through March 8, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

ELF: The Musical

Media Theatre Company presents the stage adaptation of the holiday comedy film, through Jan. 12, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100.

 

Herbert Ferber: Form into Space

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition featuring sculptures and related drawings that Herbert Ferber (1906-91) created during the 1950s — the artist’s most creative period, through Jan. 5, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

Kōgei: Art Craft Japan

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition celebrating Japanese kōgei — one-of-a-kind, handcrafted objects made with traditional techniques and natural materials, through summer 2020, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

Made by Hand: Contemporary Korean Craft

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition where artists find inspiration in Korea’s acclaimed tradition of handmade objects and add their own visual language to the rich mix of techniques, materials, and form, through Jan. 12, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

Mean Gays

A drag queen spectacular of the film “Mean Girls,” 8 and 11 p.m. Dec. 20 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.

 

Off The Wall: American Art to Wear

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of works by mixed-media artists exploring nontraditional materials and methods to create adventurous, deeply imaginative works, through May 17, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

The Most Revolutionary: LGBTQ Politics and the Radical Left, 1969-1999

William Way Community Center presents an exhibit telling the hidden history of LGBTQ politics and the radical left in the three decades following Stonewall, through Dec. 27, 1315 Spruce St.; 215-732-2220.

 

Shrek: The Musical

Walnut Street Theatre presents the stage adaptation of the hit animated film about an ogre on a quest to rescue a princess, through Jan. 5, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.

 

The Spongebob Musical

The musical based on the popular kids’ show takes the audience to Bikini Bottom, through Dec. 15 at Kimmel’s Forrest Theatre, 1114 Walnut St. St.; 215- 923-1515.

 

This Is The Week That Is

1812 Productions presents the annual political satire stage show, through Jan. 5 at Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place; 215-592-9560.

 

A Very Drag Diva Christmas Brunch

Mimi Imfurst and special guests get festive for the holidays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 14 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.

 

Weeding Out the Stoned

Comedians perform while “medicated,” 8 p.m. Dec. 13 at Good Good Comedy Theater, 215 N. 11th St.; https://goodgoodcomedy.com.

 

Xmas Philes

PHILADANCO performs a holiday-themed show, through Dec. 14 at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900.

 

 

Music

A Philly POPS Christmas: Spectacular Sounds of the Season

The Philly POP performs a holiday concert, through Dec. 21 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-731-3333.

 

Darlene Love

The jazz/pop singer performs 8 p.m. Dec. 13 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.

 

Beatlemania Now

The Beatles tribute band performs 8 p.m. Dec. 14 a Sellersville Theater,  24 W. Temple Ave.; 215-257-5808

 

Ween

The alternative rock band performs 8 p.m. Dec. 14 at The Met, 858 N. Broad St.; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

The Misfits

The punk rockers reunite, 9 p.m. Dec. 14 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-336-3600.

 

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

The holiday rock spectacles returns, 3:30 and 8 p.m. Dec. 15 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-336-3600.

 

 

 

Nightlife

Black Girl Magic: Holiday Extravaganza

A holiday drag show featuring local Black performers, 9 p.m. Dec. 14 at Voyeur, 1221 Saint James St.; 215-735-5772.

 

Landon Cider

Altslut69 welcomes winner of “The Boulet Brother’s Dragula Season Three,” 9:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at Fringe Arts, 140 N. Columbus Blvd.; 215-413-1318.

 

A Celebration of Nerds: The Best of Dark Side Burlesque 2019

The Dark Side team revisits our favorite acts of the year, 7 p.m. Dec. 18 at Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735. 

 

Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret

The world’s tallest and hairiest drag queen returns with her band, 8 p.m. Dec. 19 and 20 at Fringe Arts, 140 N. Columbus Blvd.; 215-413-1318.

 

Nuclear Winter - A Burlesque Party Benefiting Planned Parenthood

Philadelphia’s burlesque community comes together for an evening of fun in support of a local charity, 8 p.m. Dec. 20 at RUBA Club, 416 Green St.; 215-627-9831.

 

  

Outta Town

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Holiday Party

The retro swing band celebrates the holidays, 8 p.m. Dec. 13 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.

 

Rick Springfield & Richard Marx

The pop-rockers perform 9 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

 

Craig Shoemaker

The “Love Master” comedian performs 8 p.m. Dec. 14 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228. 

 

I’m So Fanci Fridays Drag Show

Fanci By Design performs her monthly drag show, 9 p.m. Dec. 20 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.

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‘PENT’-UP CHRISTMAS CAROLS: Vocal pop sensation, Pentatonix, gets into the holiday spirit for an evening of festive Christmas songs, 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at The Met, 858 N. Broad St. For more information or tickets, visit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 


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