Out & About: Dec. 11-17, 2015

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HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS: The iconic literary detective takes the stage in the new comedy thriller “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery,” through Dec. 27 at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets, call 215-985-0420.

 

Arts

Ant-Man

The superhero film is screened 8 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.

 

Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life

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

 

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

A comedy-thriller based on the classic sleuth, 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 who are sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word, 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.

 

ContempraDANCE Theatre’s Philly Nutt Crak-Up

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

 

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.

 

The Glorious Sound of Christmas

The Philadelphia Orchestra performs a holiday concert with Grammy-winning conductor Bramwell Tovey Dec. 17-20 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

 

I’ll Be Home for Christmas Spectacular

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

 

Multitude, Solitude: The Photographs of Dave Heath

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of the acclaimed photographer’s black-and-white pictures of the 1950s and ’60s through Feb. 21, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

 

Philadanco X-Mas Philes

The dance company puts on a holiday performance through Dec. 13 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

 

Richard Lewis

The comedian performs Dec. 18-19 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.

 

A Soulful Christmas

The J. Donald Dumpson Singers join forces with a host of community choirs to perform holiday classics 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

 

Tammy Pescatelli

The comedian performs through Dec. 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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INDIA INKS: Philadelphia Museum of Art presents “Drawn from Courtly India: The Conley Harris and Howard Truelove Collection,” an exhibition of masterful drawings from the royal courts of northern India, featuring practice sketches, preparatory drawings, subtly modeled scenes and lightly colored compositions created between the 16th and 19th centuries, through Mach 27, 26th Street and the Parkway. For more information, call 215-763-8100.

 

Music

The Aimee Mann & Ted Leo Christmas Show with Liz Phair

The singer-songwriters perform 8 p.m. Dec. 11 at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.; 215-232-2100. 

 

Get the Led Out

The Led Zeppelin tribute group performs 8 p.m. Dec. 11 at The Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; 800-745-3000.

 

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.

 

Grace Potter

The alt-rock singer performs 8 p.m. Dec. 11 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 1000 Frankford Ave.; 215-625-3681.

 

Evan Dando

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

 

Between the Buried and Me

The metal band performs 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at TLA, 334 South St.; 215-922-1011.

 

The Struts

The U.K. rock band performs 9 p.m. Dec. 17 at TLA, 334 South St.; 215-922-1011.

 

Nightlife

The Eric Jaffe Holiday Special

The ukulele and singing sensation performs 8 p.m. Dec. 13 at Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735.

 

Hollywood Game Night

Queens, kings, performers and comics from all over the Gayborhood compete 8 p.m. Dec. 14 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.

 

Keeping Up With The #Botox by Dumpsta Players

The outrageous performance group unveils its new show 10 p.m. Dec. 16 at Bob & Barbara’s, 1509 South St.; 215-545-4511.

 

Peek-a-Boo Revue: Slay Belles

The burlesque troupe performs a holiday show 9 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.

 

Not Another Gayborhood Show!

Landon Blake and John Burd present performances by Lydia Kuntmoore, Chikn Nug-it, Honeytree Evil Eye and more, 11 p.m. Dec. 18 at Venture Inn, 255 S. Camac St.; 215-545-8731.

The Polar Express

The animated fantasy-holiday film is screened 2 p.m. Dec. 12 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.

 

White Christmas

The holiday film starring Bing Crosby is screened 2 p.m. Dec. 13 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.

 

Todd Rundgren

The rock musician performs 8 p.m. Dec. 13 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave.; 215-572-7650.

 

India Arie

The neo-soul singer performs 8 p.m. Dec. 17 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave.; 215-572-7650.