Out & About: Dec. 4-10

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DANCING THROUH THE HOLIDAYS: Acclaimed Philadelphia modern-dance company Philadanco gets into the holiday spirit with “X-Mas Philes,” which brings bold, colorful, contemporary dance interpretations to seasonal classics such as “Silent Night,” “Jingle All The Way,” “White Xmas” and much more Dec. 11-13 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 250 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets, call 215-790-5800.

 

Theater & Arts

Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents a survey of American still life through Jan. 10, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

A comedy-thriller based on the classic sleuth runs through Dec. 27 at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420.

 

Billy Elliot

Media Theatre presents the story of one boy’s passion for ballet over the boxing ring through Jan. 3, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100.

 

The Book of Mormon

The blockbuster musical-comedy about the misadventures of a pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word, runs through Dec. 27 at Forrest Theatre, 1114 Walnut St.; 215-923-1515.

 

A Christmas Story, The Musical

The holiday musical-comedy tells the beloved story of a boy and his quest for a BB gun through Jan. 10 at Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.

 

The Complete Firebird

The Philadelphia Orchestra performs French compositions through Dec. 5 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

 

Contempra DANCE Theatre’s Philly Nutt Crak-Up

The nutty holiday take-off on the classic Nutcracker story, Dec. 11-13 at Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St.; 215-925-9914.

 

A Drag Queen with a Very Large … Vocabulary

The Kimmel Center presents Martha Graham Cracker performing theatrical songs 8 p.m. Dec. 4 at SEI Innovation Studio, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

 

Genghis Khan: Bring the Legend to Life

The Franklin Institute presents the story of one of the world’s greatest leaders through Jan. 3, 20th Street and the Parkway; www.fi.edu.

 

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

The Pennsylvania Ballet performs the holiday tradition Dec. 11-31 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

 

I’ll Be Home for Christmas Spectacular

The Philly Pops perform Christmas classics through Dec. 22 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

 

James Kaplan

The “Vanity Fair” and “Esquire” contributor and author of “Sinatra: The Chairman” hosts a reading 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; 215-686-5322.

 

Judah Friedlander

The comedian performs through Dec. 5 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.

 

Multitude, Solitude: The Photographs of Dave Heath

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of the acclaimed photographer’s black-and-white pictures through Feb. 21, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

PGMC Concert: Bells, Brass and the Boys

The holiday concert showcases traditional holiday music through Dec. 5 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, 2111 Sansom St.; 215-567-3668.

 

Side Show

Penn Players present Bill Russel and Henry Kreiger’s story about performing conjoined twins who have opposing dreams for their lives through Dec. 5 at Harold Prince Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900.

 

Tammy Pescatelli

The comedian performs Dec. 9-12 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.

 

This Is The Week That Was

1812 Productions brings back the city’s hottest political comedy through Dec. 31 at Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St.; 215-592-9560.

 

Work on What You Love: Bruce Mau Rethinking Design

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of designs by the acclaimed commercial artist through April 3, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

The Wrath of the Gods: Masterpieces by Rubens, Michelangelo and Titian

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition exploring paintings and the creative processes of some of art history’s most important figures through Jan. 10, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

Yannick Conducts Messiah

The Philadelphia Orchestra performs a holiday program Dec. 11-12 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

 

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WISHING YOU A JAZZY CHRISTMAS: World-renowned saxophonist Kenny G. gets into the spirit of the holidays with a concert 8 p.m. Dec. 10 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave. For more information or tickets, call 215-572-7650.

Music

Justine Skye

The R&B singer-songwriter and model performs 8 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.

 

Monica

The R&B singer performs 8 p.m. Dec. 8 at TLA, 334 South St.; 215-922-1011.

 

Q102 Jingle Ball

Pop stars Selena Gomez, Five Seconds of Summer, Calvin Harris and more perform 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.

 

Vanessa Carlton

The singer-songwriter performs 8 p.m. Dec. 9 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

 

Evan Dando

The Lemonheads singer performs 11 p.m. Dec. 11 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

 

The Get Up Kids

The rock band celebrates its 20th anniversary 8 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.

 

Nightlife

A Very Martha Stewart Christmas GayBINGO!

Holiday BINGO starts 8 p.m. Dec. 5 at Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad St.; 215-545-4400.

 

TOY 2015

The Delaware Valley Legacy Fund’s annual holiday fundraising event, 8 p.m. Dec. 5 at Fire & Ice Lounge, 312 Market St.; 267-273-1003.

 

Howard Louis: Intimate and Acoustic

The singer-songwriter performs 9 p.m. Dec. 10 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.

 

Outta Town

1964 … The Tribute

The Beatles tribute band performs 8 p.m. Dec. 4 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave.; 215-572-7650.

 

Rare Exports

The dark fantasy-holiday film is screened 9:45 p.m. Dec. 4 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.