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. thetowerphilly.com

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. kimmelcenter.org

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. gershmany.org


Deathtrap

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. brtstage.org

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. 215.893.1999.kimmelcenter.org


Chimera 


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. pennpresents.org

Passport to World Cinema:
 Jan Hrebejk’s 4Some


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


FEBRUARY


Get Lucid! The Activist Dance Party

Feb. 1, 9pm. $5. Underground Arts, 
1200 Callowhill St. 720.364.2326. getlucid.org 
and undergroundarts.org


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. musicopia.net


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. kimmelcenter.org

Keyboard Conversations
 with pianist Jeffrey Siegel


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


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. freelibrary.org

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. pennpresents.org

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. paintedbride.org


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. pennpresents.org

Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention

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


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. arsnovaworkshop.com


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. 
villanovatheatre.org


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. atafy.org


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