PW's Weekend Picks: Jan. 10-12

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The Wizard School Scavenger Hunt
This scavenger hunt at the Philadelphia Art Museum, for adults and kids over 10, is based around the Harry Potter books and films. Search for art that echoes characters and enchanted objects within the Potter universe, and explore the entirety of the museum on your own, as full admission is included. 2pm. $30-36. Philadelphia Art Museum, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. 877.946.4868.

Julie Charnet and Her Quartet: An Evening of Jazz, Swing, Blues and More
One of the top jazz singers in Philly, Julie Charnet burst onto the scene in 2009 with her debut Is You Is. She uses her sweet, sultry voice to explore a myriad of genres in this concert, featuring an all-star quartet. 7pm. $20. Ethical Society of Philadelphia, 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square. 215.735.3456.

Philly Talent Showcase
Calling all actors, models and artists thirsty for fame: Kathy Wickline Casting hosts this talent showcase where you perform individually and privately for agents and managers. Ask questions and receive written feedback from each of the panelists on different aspects of your performance including presentation, material choice, headshots and resume. 9:30am. $109. Kathy Wickline Casting, 1080 N. Delaware Ave. Suite 501. 215.739.9952.

Living Beer Fest
Mt. Airy’s artisan flatbread and craft beer pub Earth Bread + Brewery hosts a beer festival celebrating unfiltered, unpasteurized ales. A lunch buffet will be served alongside unique casks from Sly Fox, Brewers Art, Zero Gravity, East End, Forest + Main and Earth’s own homemade, locally sourced selection. 12:30pm. $30-$35. Earth Bread + Brewery, 7136 Germantown Ave. 215.242.6666.

8th Annual Lemon Ball
Alexandra Scott bravely battled cancer as a child, opening a lemonade stand to benefit other children with the disease, before succumbing to it herself. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has become a powerful force in childhood cancer fundraising, and its annual gala includes auctions, stories shared by survivors, food and dancing in the name of a great cause. 6:30pm. $275. Philadelphia Downtown Marriott, 1201 Market St. 610.649.3034.

Brian Regan
Regan is a stand-up vet appreciated by fans young and old as a “comedian’s comedian,” true to the craft and constantly touring. He frequently makes hilariously animated tirades of mundane situations, like getting fitted for glasses or deciding how many Fig Newtons to eat in one sitting. 7pm amd 9:30pm. $39.50-$47.50. Kimmel Center, 1500 Walnut St. 215.790.5800.

Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez
New York’s “Beehive Queen” (named for her towering blonde hairdo), Christine Ohlman is the long-running vocalist for the Saturday Night Live Band. With her personal project Rebel Montez, she’s been slinging vintage rhythm and blues with an electric kick for more than 20 years. 7:30pm. $15. With Paige Allbritton. Tin Angel, 20 S. Second St. 215.928.0978.

Philly experimental art troupe Thirdbird presents this dance exposition created and performed by choreographers Kelly Bond and Melissa Krondman. The show is a bass-driven investigation of repetition, duration and synchronization, where the audience and shared space of the room are included and explored. 8pm. $12-$15. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St. 215.922.1695.

Sunday, January 12

The Philadelphia-based Eastern Mediterranean fusion group has been performing original world music since 1994. Middle Eastern, Latin, Indian, Jewish Klezmer and African music are all intermingled and accounted for at this show, which features a belly dance spectacular to boot. 7:30pm. $12. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.

3rd Annual Jazz for Justice
Activist group Pennsylvania State National Action Network presents a jazz festival in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. A fish fry dinner is included with ticket purchase, and proceeds help fund local social justice initiatives. 7pm. $20. New Barber’s Hall, 1402 W. Oxford St. 215.763.0369.

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