First Friday at The Barnes: Celebrate the Moment
Jan. 2nd | 6-9 pm | The Barnes Foundation
Join us for a toast to the new year and a celebration of Dr. Barnes’s birthday with the music of M’Balia Singley and Luke Carlos O’Reilly and Friends, a roots-gospel-country band. Meet fashion designer Wale Oyejide, whose menswear line, Ikiré Jones, marries African aesthetics with Neapolitan tailoring. And hear a short talk by Barnes docent Molly Walker on the benefits of mindfulness and how Dr. Barnes advocated for it in his experiment in education.
Movie Monday: Back to the Future
Jan. 5th | 8 pm | The Trocadero
The classic Back to the Future will be shown at the Trocadero Theatre for folks 21+. If you’re a movie buff you won’t want to miss this awesome event.$3 gets you in and goes towards a drink and snacks!
Motown Musical (Family Friendly)
Jan. 6th-18th | Academy of Music
Motown the Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives, and made us all move to the same beat. Now, experience it live on stage in the record-breaking smash hit Motown the Musical!
Jan. 7th | 7:30 pm | Frankford Hall
The event strives for a relaxed, nerd-tastic vibe. It’s sometimes about comics or history, architecture or food, movie posters or even science—and that’s where the Academy comes in. You’ll hear from some of our geekiest, most lovable staff and scientists, and you’ll definitely emerge with something remarkable or bizarre to share. The unofficial tagline is, “It’s like the Discovery Channel –with beer!”
Wale: SIMPLE Mobile Simply Nothing Tour
Jan. 9th | 8 pm | The TLA
MMG artist Wale will be performing live at the TLA for one night only. Check him out on his Simply Nothing Tour and hear his hit records live!
Franklin Institute Presents: Kitchen Science (Family Friendly)
Jan. 10th | The Franklin Institute
Join The Franklin Institute Educators and Executive Chefs from Frog Commissary once a month as we examine topics in Kitchen Science. These fun- and flavor-filled events will engage you in an exploration of food science through hands-on, tastebud-activating activities that help you understand the science behind food and cooking.
Science on Tap
Jan. 12th | 6 pm | National Mechanics
Science on Tap is a monthly science café in Philadelphia for anyone who is interested in getting together with other people to discuss a range of engaging science topics. It’s held at National Mechanics, a relaxed, convivial bar in Old City, and features a brief, informal presentation by a scientist or other expert followed by lively conversation.
WXPN Presents Fireside Sessions with The KEy
Jan. 17th | 8-10 pm | The Blue Cross RiverRink
Join WXPN and the Key once a month at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest for a night full of great, local music at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest. January 17: Son Little, Dirty Dollhouse
The 21st Annual Hair O’ The Dog
Jan. 17th | 9 pm – 2 am | THe Loews Hotel
Held each year at an exclusive Philadelphia venue, a portion of the event proceeds are given to various local charities such as: Big Brothers, Big Sisters, The Garden of Reflection (PA’s official 9-11 memorial), The National Constitution Center, Habitat for Humanity, Project H.O.M.E., Friends of Memorial Hall Fund, the Sunshine Foundation, The Great Guy Group, The Bethesda Project, Friends Are By Your Side and The Claddagh Fund.
Jan. 24th | 8 pm | Tower Theater
Music Icon Billy Idol hits the stage at the Tower Theater for one night only. Don’t miss this night of guaranteed hits!