Winter Arts Preview: A Roundup of The Best Philly Has to Offer this Season

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin with The Philadelphia Orchestra

Photo by Jessica Griffin

JANUARY


Philadelphia Orchestra: 
Ravel and Shostakovich


With Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin and 
Leonidas Kavakos on violin. 
Jan. 16, 18 and 19, various times. 
Kimmel Center, Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St. 215.790.5800. kimmelcenter.org


Susan Morse: The Habit


The former TV and film actress reads from 
her memoir.
 Jan. 16, 7pm. $10-$12. Chestnut Hill Hotel, 
8229 Germantown Ave. 215.248.0180. 
chestnuthillhotel.com

Academy of Vocal Arts’ Eugene Onegin


An opera based on the classic Russian novel by Alexander Pushkin.
 Jan. 16-22, 7:30pm. $10-$60.  AVA’s Helen Corning Warden Theater, 1920 Spruce St. 215.735.1685. avaopera.org

The Art of Tony Auth: To Stir, 
Inform and Inflame


Jan. 16, 7:30pm. Free. Central Library, 1901 Vine St. 215.686.5322. 
freelibrary.org

Louis C.K. 


Jan. 16-18, 8pm. $45. Merriam Theater, 
250 S. Broad St. 215.893.1999. louisck.net


Pilobolus Dance Theatre


Jan. 17-20, various times. $35-$70. Annenberg Center, Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St. 215.898.3900. pennpresents.org

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson


A staging of the celebrated rock musical, directed by Daniel Student, Plays & Players’ producing artistic director.
 Jan. 17-Feb. 10. $15-$30. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl. 215.735.0630. playsandplayers.org

The Whammies


The first Philadelphia performance by the all-star sextet, performing songs by late 
sax legend Steve Lacy.
 Jan. 18, 8pm. $15. Philadelphia Art Alliance,
 251 S. 18th St. 215.545.4302. arsnovaworkshop.com

All But True: The Musehouse
 Fiction Series 


Lisa Zeidner reads from Love Bomb, Christine Weiser reads from Broad Street.
 Jan. 19, 7pm. Free. Musehouse, 7924 Germantown Avenue. 267.331.9552. musehousecenter.com

Koresh Artist Showcase


Selections by choreographers and performers, including students from the Grier School, the Koresh Youth Ensemble and Koresh Dance Company.
 Jan. 19-20, various times. $10. Koresh Dance 
Company, 2020 Chestnut St. 215.751.0959. 
koreshdance.org

The Mountaintop


Playwright Katori Hall’s imagining of the night before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., performed by Philadelphia Theatre 
Company, directed by Patricia McGregor.
 Jan. 18-Feb. 17. $46-$59. Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St. 215.985.0420. philadelphiatheatrecompany.org

Archedream for HUMANKIND: 
DEEP BLUE


ArcheDream’s longest running show. 
Jan. 19, 20, 26 and 27, various times. $15-$20. 
Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave. 215.240.6055. quintessencetheatre.org

Philadelphia Sinfonia &
 Philadelphia Sinfonia Chamber
 Orchestra


The youth orchestras will feature Suppe’s Poet and Peasant Overture and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 (Pastorale)
. Jan. 20, 3pm. Free. First Presbyterian Church, 
35 W. Chelten Ave. 215.351.0363. 
philadelphiasinfonia.com

Philadelphia Orchestra: 
MLK Tribute Concert


Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts, with Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra founder Jeri Lynne Johnson, guest conductor, Charlotte Blake Alston and the Philadelphia All City Choir.
 Jan. 21, 4pm. Free. Martin Luther King High School, 6100 Stenton Ave. 215.893.1999. philorch.org

First Person Arts StorySlam: Free


Jan. 22, 8:30pm. $10. L’Etage, 624 S. Sixth St. 267.402.2055. firstpersonarts.org

Curio presents Equus


Peter Shaffer’s Tony Award-winning play, directed by Liz Carlson. 
Jan. 23-Feb. 16. $10-$20. Curio Theatre Company, 4740 Baltimore Ave. 215.525.1350. curiotheatre.org

Jazz ‘n Joe, with The
 Alan Segal Quartet


Joe (coffee/tea) & sweets provided; BYOB.
 Jan. 24, 7:30pm, donations encouraged. Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 S. Swanson St. 215.389.1513.

The Butterfly Project


Includes a presentation of I Never Saw Another Butterfly, a one-act play by Celeste Raspanti based on the book of the same name.
 Jan. 25, 10am. Free. Central Library, 1901 Vine St. 267.687.1834.
 freelibrary.org

Robert Burns Night


A 200-year tradition celebrating Scotland’s most-loved bard.
 Jan. 25, 6pm. $15. Rosenbach Museum and Library, 2008-2010 Delancey Place. 215.732.1600. 
rosenbach.org

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