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.
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.
PHILADANCO performs a holiday-themed show, through Dec. 14 at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900.
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.
The jazz/pop singer performs 8 p.m. Dec. 13 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.
The Beatles tribute band performs 8 p.m. Dec. 14 a Sellersville Theater, 24 W. Temple Ave.; 215-257-5808
The punk rockers reunite, 9 p.m. Dec. 14 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-336-3600.
The holiday rock spectacles returns, 3:30 and 8 p.m. Dec. 15 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-336-3600.
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.
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.
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.
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.