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

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Jim Gaffigan 

Jan. 26, 8pm. $39.50-$49.50. Tower Theater, 
69th and Ludlow sts., Upper Darby. 610.352.2887.

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia: Bottesini & Schubert 

Kansas City Symphony Music Director Michael Stern conducts works by Prokofiev, Bottesini, Wolf and Schubert, with Philadelphia Orchestra’s Joseph Conyers on double bass.
 Jan. 27-28. Kimmel Center, Perelman Theater, 300 S. Broad St. 215.790.5800.

PJFF: Joe Papp in Five Acts 

The 2010 documentary on the beloved founder of N.Y.’s Public Theater, screened as part of the Phildephia Jewish Film Festival.
 Jan. 28, 7:30pm. $5-$10. The Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad St. 215.545.4400.


A comedy thriller by Ira Levin, directed by Richard Edelman.
 Jan. 29-Feb. 24, various times. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St. 215.785.0100.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 

The legendary troupe is touring for the first time under new artistic director Robert Battle.
 Jan. 30-Feb. 1. $39-$75. Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.


A woman must question whether or not we are defined by our DNA. 
Jan. 30-Feb. 2, various times. $30-$45. Harold Prince Theatre at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St. 215.898.3900.

Passport to World Cinema:
 Jan Hrebejk’s 4Some

Jan. 31, 7:30pm. Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad St. 267.239.2941.


Get Lucid! The Activist Dance Party

Feb. 1, 9pm. $5. Underground Arts, 
1200 Callowhill St. 720.364.2326. 

Musicopia String Orchestra
 Winter Concert

Young musicians ranging in age from 7 to 17, drawing inspiration from youth orchestras that have transformed lives. 
Feb. 2, 4pm. Free. The Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut St. 215.567.1267.

Monterey Jazz Festival
 55th Anniversary Tour

Featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, Benny Green, Lewis Nash, Chris Potter and Ambrose Akinmusire.
 Feb. 2, 8pm. $28-$60. Merriam Theater, 
250 S. Broad St. 215.893.1999.

Keyboard Conversations
 with pianist Jeffrey Siegel

In the spirit of Valentines’s Day, Siegel will perform a repertoire of Rachmaninoff and 
 Feb. 4, 7:30pm. $29-$44. Kimmel Center, 
Perelman Theater, 300 S. Broad St. 215.790.5800.

Taylor Branch—The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement

The Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of America in the King Years, a landmark three-volume chronicle 
of the civil rights movement. 
Feb. 5, 7:30pm. $7-$15. Central Library, 1901 Vine St. 267.687.1834.

Motionhouse: Scattered

Part of the Dance Celebration Series, presented by Dance Affiliates and the Annenberg Center. 
Feb. 7-8, various times. $20-$55. Annenberg Center, Zellerbach Theater, 3680 Walnut St. 215.898.3900.

A Minor Cycle—Five little Plays 
in One Starry night

Written by local playwright Greg Giovanni and performed by Theatre of Yugen, each play employs traditional Japanese theater forms.
 Feb. 8-9, 8pm. $18.75-$30. Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St. 215.925.9914.

Applied Mechanics’ Some Other Mettle

The theater company’s 2012 Philadelphia Fringe Festival piece comes to the Annenberg as part of its By Local Series. 
Feb. 8-9, 7:30pm. $20-$30. Harold Prince Theatre at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 
3680 Walnut St. 215.898.3900.

Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention

Feb. 8-10. $20-$40. Philadelphia Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. 800.541.8239.

Kris Davis’ Capricorn Climber 

The local debut of the new ensemble led by 
pianist Davis, featuring saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, violist Mat Maneri, bassist Trevor Dunn and drummer Tom Rainey.
 Feb. 9, 8pm. $15. Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th St. 215.545.4302.

Muswell Hill

Written by Torben Betts, directed by Harriet Power. 
Feb. 12-24, various times. $19-$25. Villanova Theatre, Vasey Hall, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova. 610.519.7474.

American Theater Arts for Youth: Black Journey

A high-energy musical that celebrates black heritage and tradition.
 Feb. 13-15, various times. $13.50-$16. Kimmel Center, Perelman Theater, 300 S. Broad St. 215.563.3501.

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