Out & About: Dec. 15-21, 2017

Out & About: Dec. 15-21, 2017

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SANTA FUNK IS COMING TO TOWN: Holidelic, the uproarious holiday show and concert rooted in the flashy traditions of ’70s and ’80s funk, is the brainchild of out Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, producer, actor and dancer Everett Bradley. Enjoy all the funky fun when the revue rolls through town 8 p.m. Dec. 15 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. For more information or tickets, call 215-222-1400.

Theater & Arts

Annie

Walnut Street Theatre presents the beloved musical about the charming orphan through Jan. 7, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.

 

The Color Purple

The Tony Award-winning musical based on the acclaimed film returns to Philly through Dec. 17 at Forrest Theatre, 1114 Walnut St.; 215-923-1515.

 

Die Hard

The classic action film is screened 8 p.m. Dec. 18 at The Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.

 

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Media Theatre presents the musical adaptation of the Disney classic through Jan. 14, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100.

 

A Dream Is a Wish: Princess Holiday Concert

Philadelphia Theatre Company presents a live concert sing-along featuring nine Disney princesses — including Princess Sofia, Cinderella, Elsa, Mulan, Moana, Belle and others — 3:15 p.m. Dec. 17 at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420.

 

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

The Pennsylvania Ballet performs the beloved holiday classic through Dec. 31 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

 

The Glorious Sound of Christmas

The Philadelphia Orchestra performs its annual Christmas concert series through Dec. 17 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

 

Great Russian Nutcracker

The Moscow Ballet performs the holiday extravaganza featuring puppets, nesting dolls and gloriously hand-crafted costumes Dec. 18-19 at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900.

 

Messiah

The Philadelphia Orchestra performs a holiday concert Dec. 21-22 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

 

Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of European art from the likes of Botticelli, Bosch, Titian, Rembrandt and Monet through Feb. 19, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

Patricia Urquiola: Between Craft and Industry

The work of acclaimed designer Urquiola, who creates cool, innovative objects for the home and office, is on display through March 4 at Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

Peter Pan

Arden Theatre presents the classic children’s story through Jan. 28, 40 N. Second St.; 215-922-1122.

 

PHILADANCO: H-I-S-T-O-R-Y

The acclaimed dance company preserving the legacy of African-American choreographers performs new pieces through Dec. 17 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

 

A Philly POPS Christmas

The Philly POPS get into the holiday spirit when the group performs through Dec. 19 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

 

This Is The Week That Is

1812 Productions presents its annual political-comedy show through Dec. 31 at Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St.; 215-592-9560.

 

Transcendents: Spirit Mediums in Burma & Thailand

The Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center present internationally known and acclaimed photojournalist Mariette Pathy Allen for the first public exhibit of her new works documenting transgender lives and experiences around the world through Jan. 2, 522 W. Maple St., Allentown; 610-347-9988.

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CHRISTMAS COLLUSION: The Moscow Ballet brings the “Great Russian Nutcracker” to town, featuring a dazzling menagerie of puppets, nesting dolls and gloriously hand-crafted costumes Dec. 18-19 at Zellerbach Theater, 3680 Walnut St. For more information or tickets, call 215-898-3900.

Music

Trans Siberian Orchestra

The holiday-themed hard-rock ensemble performs 3 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-336-3600.

 

Chris Pureka

The out singer-songwriter performs 8:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St.; 267-639-4528.

 

Xscape with Monica and Tamar Braxton

The R&B singers perform 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at The Liacouras Center, 1776 N. Broad St.; 215-204-2400.

 

Nightlife

Hedda Lettuce

The drag star performs a holiday-themed spectacular 9:30-11 p.m. Dec. 15 at Ruba Club, 416 Green St.; 215-627-9831.

 

Mimi Imfurst Presents Drag Diva Brunch

Mimi Imfurst, Bev, Vinchelle, Sutton Fearce and special guests perform 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 16 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.

 

PGMC Center City Caroling

Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus performs classic holiday tunes 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at Comcast Center Lobby, 1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd.; pgmc.org.

 

White Christmas Gay Bingo

Bring a new, unwrapped toy for a child infected with or affected by HIV 8 p.m. Dec. 16 at The Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad St.; 215-545-4400.

 

Drag Queen Brunch

Drag performers get up early to entertain 12:30-3 p.m. Dec. 17 at L’Etage, 624 Sixth St.; 215-592-0656.

 

Holiday Sing-along

Pianist Jeff Beiter performs his annual holiday show 5-9 p.m. Dec. 17 at Tavern on Camac, 243 S. Camac St.; 215-545-0900.

 

Peek-a-boo Revue: Peek-at-Nite, A Vintage Holiday Burlesque Show

The burlesque review un-suits up for the holidays 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

 

A Very Mary Christmas

Drag star Mimi Imfurst performs a divine musical comedy 7-9:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at Ruba Club, 416 Green St.; 215-627-9831.

 

Outta Town

Lucille Carr-Kaffashan “Unwritten”

The singer performs her award-winning show 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at The Rrazz Room, 385 W. Bridge St., New Hope; 888-596-1027.

 

Little Women

A drama film based on the classic novel is screened 4:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.

 

Christmas is a Drag!

Paige Turner performs her holiday special 6:30-9 p.m. Dec. 16 at The Raven, 385 W. Bridge St., New Hope; 215-862-2081.  

 

Zachary Clause Does Bette Midler at the Continental Baths, 1971

The singer playfully summons the ghosts from a mythical moment in queer history in his recreation of one of Bette’s final performances at the baths, 8 p.m. Dec. 16 at The Rrazz Room, 385 W. Bridge St., New Hope; 888-596-1027.

 

The Running Man

The sci-fi film is screened 9:45 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.

 

Tom Orr & Meagan Hill: “It’s a Fruitcake,” A Holiday Tradition

The cabaret duo performs 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22 at The Rrazz Room, 385 W. Bridge St., New Hope; 888-596-1027.


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