SHE’S AN OPEN “BOOK”: R&B singer and actress, Fantasia, brings her Sketchbook Tour to the area for an evening of her hits when she performs, 8 p.m. Dec. 27 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J. For more information or tickets, call 609-317-1000.
Theater & Arts
A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage
The animated classic comes to life on stage, Dec. 20-21 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.
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.
Disney on Ice presents Road Trip Adventures
Disney characters come to life on ice, Dec. 27-28 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-336-3600.
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.
The comedian seen on “Conan” and “Solar Opposites” performs 10 p.m. Dec. 21 at Good Good Comedy Theater, 215 N. 11th St.; https://goodgoodcomedy.com.
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.
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. 21 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.
Weeding Out the Stoned
Comedians perform while “medicated,” 8 p.m. Dec. 27 at Good Good Comedy Theater, 215 N. 11th St.; https://goodgoodcomedy.com.
A Philly POPS Christmas: Spectacular Sounds of the Season
The Philly POPS perform a holiday concert, through Dec. 21 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-731-3333.
A Beatles tribute concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of “Abbey Road,” 8 p.m. Dec. 26 at World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.
Arthur Thomas & The Funktorium
The group performs the music of Parliament Funkadelic, 8 p.m. Dec. 27 at World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.
The Rush tribute band performs 8 p.m. Dec. 27-28 a Sellersville Theater, 24 W. Temple Ave.; 215-257-5808
Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret
The world’s tallest and hairiest drag queen returns with her band, 8 p.m. Dec. 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.
Peek-A-Boo Revue Holiday Show
The burlesque groups unleashes their festive side, 8 p.m. Dec. 21 at World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.
Verse with Vinchelle and Sutton
The drag show ramps up for the holidays, 9 p.m. Dec. 21 at Tabu, 254 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.
Problematic: a Holiday DIVA Spectacular
Miss Troy impersonates Mariah Carey, and Rita Brujeria impersonates Ariana Grande in this drag show, 8 p.m. Dec. 26 at L’Etage, 624 S. Sixth St.; 215-592-0656.
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.
The Stevie Wonder tribute band performs 8 p.m. Dec. 20 at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 202-730-3331.
A Christmas Story
The classic holiday film is screened 1:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.
It’s a Wonderful Life
The classic holiday film is screened 4:30 p.m. Dec. 21 and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 22 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.
The Pink Floyd tribute band performs 8 p.m. Dec. 21 at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 202-730-3331.
SANTA CIRQUE IS COMING TO TOWN: Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean the festivities stop. Broadway Philadelphia presents the holiday-themed circus arts show, “Cirque Dreams: Holidaze,” Dec. 26-29 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets, call 215-790-5800.