WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3

Comedy | Philly All-Pro Comedy Showcase

Get over hump day with laughter. The only thing that is not funny is how cheap these tickets are! For only $8 you can watch eight of Philly’s top comics. Crack up all while supporting your local comic scene. Chris O'Connor headlines the show. | 8pm. $8. Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St. punchlinephilly.com

Drinks | Wine 101: Intro to Wine

Wish you had more confidence when picking a bottle of wine at dinner? Want to have a greater appreciation for one of the finer things in life? Come learn the basics as well as about the Wine School of Philadelphia during this introductory class. For this beginner class, learn about eight of the most important wine grapes. Learn, taste, and savor. | 7:30-9:30pm. Price varies. 

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Movie Night | Coraline

Don’t get it twisted, this animated movie is not your typical happy-go-lucky, cute as a button films. Actually if there are buttons, you should make sure they don’t get sown into your eyes! Watch the thrilling tale of a girl who wishes for a better family, but soon regrets it when she gets one. | 7-9pm. Free admission. Beer Love, 714 S. 4th St. beerlovephilly.com

Music | Karaoke Night

Why just listen to music when you can provide it? Sing the night away. The event will also include drinks specials with  $3 Beer, $4 Wine, and $5 Cocktails. Perfect for if you need that liquid courage to take the stage. | 7pm. Free admission. Raven Lounge, 1718 Sansom St. ravenlounge.com

Comedy | Northern Comedies

Come for laughs, stay for laughs. The Northern Comedies month show has paired local and national comics for an evening of fun joke and story telling. Michelle Biloon hosts the event. Biloon has appeared in: “Comedy Bang Bang” podcast, “2 Dope Queens,” “Doug Loves Movies,” “Chelsea Lately,” “Late Late Show” with “Craig Ferguson.” Featuring a great lineup of comics, the performances include Tom Thakkar, Eric Dadourian, Peggy O'Leary, Caitlin Feeney, Dave Primiano, Chris Stenta, and Yemima. Bardot Café, 447 Poplar St. northerncomedies.com

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Ice Skating | College Nights

While you may not be looking forward to the start of the new term, you can definitely look forward to this night of ice-skating! Bring your school ID, because college students get a discount to ride the rink! | 5-9pm. $2, skate rental not included. Rothman Institute Orthopaedics Rink at Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th. centercityphila.org/parks/dilworth-park

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Food | What the Pho!?!

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During these cold months, is your go-to order Pho? Journey to Saigon, and learn to simmer Pho broth from scratch. Make lemongrass marinated pork banh mi bites and Vietnamese Rice Rolls with a sweet chili glaze sauce. Vietnamese style coffee (decaf) and wine will be served. | 7-9pm. $64. Let’s Cultivate Food, 4658 Umbria St. lcfcatering2.wixsite.com/lcf-catering/manayunk

Games | A Knight’s Tale!

Get ready to joust with a night of amusements. Watch Heath Ledger play peasant turned champion in this time period, adventure-comedy film. Before the movie, compete to be the victor during a “A Knight’s Tale” themed quizzo. Find out the winners of the trivia game during the credits. | 7:30-10:30pm. $13, $9 for PFS Members. Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut St. filmadelphia.org/events/a-knights-tale/

Comedy | Bad Trip

Have a good trip by attending Bad Trip! Philly comics interview audience volunteers about their nastiest hotel stays, weirdest travel companions, ill-timed breakdowns, and all-around worst nightmare travel experiences. Based off the answers, the comics create a fast-paced, funny improv show that’ll make you glad that this time,  you didn’t stay home. | 9:30-10:30 pm. $5. Good Good Comedy Theatre, 215 N. 11th St. goodgoodcomedy.com/badtrip/

Dance | First Thursday at Brasils

Shake a tail feather for a night of dancing. Warm up with a free bachata lesson at 9pm and a salsa lesson at 9:45pm. Afterwards show off your skills on the dance floor with DJ Poli. Enjoy drink specials and more! | 8:45pm-2am. $7. Brasil’s Nightclub, 112 Chestnut St. brasilsnightclub-philly.com

FRIDAY, JANUARY 5

Food | Sushi Rolling 101

Let’s roll out for sushi rolling! Learn from Japanese culinary connoisseur Chef Kevin Xie as he explains all the basics of classic rolls of sushi. Learn how to prepare the rice, veggies, and fish. Roll the sushi on bamboo mats. BYOB, and indulge in your creations. | 6:30-9pm. $60. City Kitchen at Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th St. city-kitchen.ticketleap.com/sushi-rolling-101

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Art | Oh! You Pretty Thing

It’s Philly Loves Bowie Week! Inspired by David Bowie, regional artists will showcase their influenced works in this one-week only pop-up gallery. |  6-10pm. Free admission. Ruckus Gallery, 27 N. 2nd St. ruckusgallery.com

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Tour | Christmas Taverns Tour

Who cares that Christmas is over? Let’s keep the yuletide spirits high! Continue the festivities with seasonal drinks and food at some of Olde City's coziest taverns. Philly guides will share seasonal stories about everything from Krampus to Christmas caroling. Your ticket includes two beverages, a light snack, giveaways, and plenty of holiday history. | 6:30pm. Prices vary. Locations vary. Zento, 132 Chestnut St. philatour.com/winter

Causes | DRCC Holiday Food Drive

You CAN make a difference. Clean out your pantry or donate funds to Bridesburg Community Food Pantry. $1 equals two meals. Going on through Jan. 11, either bring cans to neighborhood drop-off locations or donate money online. Drop-off locations include: River Wards Café, Bridesburg Recreation Center, Byrne’s Tavern, Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion, Sweet Lucy’s Smokehouse, ABV% Beverage, and Bridesburg Commissary. | Drop-off locations’ hours vary. Donations. Locations vary. drcc-phila.org/holiday-food-drive-2/

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Food | New Year, New You!      

Get a jumpstart on your New Year’s resolutions with this cooking class! Learn how to prepare some of healthy to-go dishes. Make Ginger-Granadina soda with natural sweetener, avocado toast with Haloumi cheese and pickled onion, and cashew nuts cheese with Alfalfa sprouts. During class you will enjoy an avocado Toast, and will leave with a jar of cashew nut. | 6:30-7:45pm.  $40 + fees. Jezabel's Studio, 208 S. 45th St. brownpapertickets.com/event/3214127

SATURDAY, JANUARY 6

Exhibit | Dinosaur Time Trek

Enter the land of the dinosaurs. Bring the kids to this interactive dinosaur exhibit. Observe enormous prehistoric dinosaurs, track modern day sharks in real-time, or glimpse mythological, magical dragons. | 9am-7pm. $19 general admission. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. ticketweb.com/venue/pennsylvania-convention-center  

Games | Dance Party Quizzo!

Put on your dancing shoes for a quizzo game! Yep, that’s right. Get ready to dance, and answer trivia questions. Win prizes, listen to good music, eat food, and show off your dance moves and smarty-pants skills. | 8pm-2am. $10 advance, $15 door. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St. ticketfly.com/purchase/event

Mystery | Murder at the Art Museum Scavenger Hunt

A curator's been murdered at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, but he's left a trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As you start to crack the case, you’ll learn a sordid tale revolving around a rare painting by Leonardo da Vinci. | 2-4:30pm. $39, price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required. watsonadventures.com/public/event

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Causes | The Bowie Birthday Benefit Donut

Are you bananas for Bowie? In honor of the late artist, try a one-day only Federal Donut inspired treat. The proceeds of the chocolate glazed stardust treat will benefit Cancer Center at CHOP in David Bowie's memory. | 7am-3pm. $2.75 per donut. Federal Donuts locations. federaldonuts.com/

Networking | 2018 Vision Board Party

Calling all women who want to be empowered! Join Modern Mavern for a cocktail soiree for women of purpose and power. Complete your vision board while networking with some of Philadelphia's top industry professionals. | 7-10pm. $44.28 general admission.  Assembly Rooftop Lounge, 1840 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. assemblyrooftop.com

SUNDAY, JANUARY 7

Bird Watching | Mindfulness through Bird Watching Walk

What could be more peaceful than a stroll and bird watching? Nothing! Spend your Sunday awakening the senses of the mind. Practice mindfulness while you spot birds around the wildlife refuge. |9-11am. John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd. fws.gov/refuge/John_Heinz

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Food | Second Annual Philly Loves Bowie Brunch

Philly didn’t love Bowie, it still does! Enjoy a Bowie themed brunch, while listening to the singer’s hits from DJ Gareth Bird, who comes all the way from Manchester, England. | 11am-3pm. Free admission. CiBo Ristorante Italiano, 1227 Walnut St. cibophiladelphia.com/

Games | Philly Loves Bowie Quizzo Night

“We can be heroes,” but only one can be champion! Test your knowledge of the acclaimed music icon. Celebrate the life of Bowie, who was born on Jan. 8 1947 and died on Jan. 10 2016. That’s two facts already.  | 9-11pm. Free admission. Doobie’s Bar, 2201 Lombard St. facebook.com/events

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Theater | Annie

Don’t wait until “Tomorrow,” the sun will come out today with this performance of “Annie.” Watch the story of Little Orphan Annie when meets wealthy Daddy Warbucks. This will be the musical’s last performance, so make sure not to miss it!  | 2pm. Price varies. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St. walnutstreettheatre.org

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Run | New to Trail Running Group Run

Is your New Year’s resolution to go outside and be healthier? If so, then come out for a group trail run. Get ready for a 4 - 5 mile run with about 2-miles of trails thrown in. | 9-11am. Free admission. Philadelphia Runner, 4358 Main St. philadelphiarunner.com

MONDAY, JANUARY 8

Art | Free Workshop on Fundraising Basics

Are you an artist looking for some cash to fund your project?  Self-producing artists/musicians, arts organization staff, and event curators in all disciplines, get the resources and capacity-building workshops you need to make your art flourish. | 6pm. Free. The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St. therotunda.org

Movies | Philadelphia Psychotronic Film Society Meeting

Calling all movie buffs. Come for free screenings of cult/weirdo/B-movie fare. BYOB and watch a flick with other film lovers. After signing into three meetings, you will receive enamel pin of the Philadelphia Psychotronic Film Society Logo. | 7:30-9:30pm. Free. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St. facebook.com/events

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Poetry | Poet Laureate Husnaa Hashim

Come witness the announcement of the 2018-19 Philadelphia Poet Laureate. Hear the poetry reading of the first official event of the two-year tenure. Also, listen to Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate, Husnaa Hashim, a 17-year-old performance poet from West Philly. | 6:30-8pm. Free. Room 108, Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St. freelibrary.org/  

Food | Cheesemaking 101

Are you cheese lover? Want to learn how it is made? Come for a cooking lesson with cheese aficionado and writer Alex Jones. Find out how easy it is to make milk ricotta and paneer at home. Learn about the nutritional benefits and sciences behind cheese. Not to get all cheesy on you, but you’ll have a Gouda time! | 6pm. $15. Free Library of Philadelphia Culinary Literacy Center, 1901 Vine St. eventbrite.com/e/ricotta-and-paneer-with-alex-jones

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Movie | Elvis’ Birthday Film Screening

All you hound dogs are welcome to celebrate the King’s birthday with a screening of the 1957 film “Jailhouse Rock.” Featuring Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy, Jennifer Holden, and Dean Jones, this is a film that will get you “All Shook Up.” | 4-9pm. Free. Free library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St. freelibrary.org

TUESDAY, JANUARY 9

Drinks | Winter Beer Tasting

Are you a beer person, but don’t understand one lick about the drink — well, other than that it tastes good? Join special Temple University graduate student Amy Lelli for a marketing study, and learn the basics of a brewsky. |  7-9pm. Free with pre-registration. Alchemist Society, 1100 N Front St. alchemistsocietyphilly.com

Dating | Step Up Your Swipes

Does the dating life elude you? Is the swiping all too much? Find out the ins-and-outs from Aleeza Ben Shalom on the new dating scene and how to write a profile for a future love match. | 6:30-8pm. Free. Tribe 12,  201 S. Camac St. tribe12.org

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Theater | Les Miserables

Whether you are “On [your] Own” or with a group, come watch the acclaimed musical at the Kimmel Center. Running through Jan. 21, this show about the failed uprising prior to the French Revolution, will make you wish they were staying for a least “One Day More.” | 7:30pm. Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 S. Broad St. kimmelcenter.org/events-and-tickets  

Music | Sing Your Life Karaoke presents BowieOke!

Don’t be “Under Pressure” when you take the karaoke stage, just have fun! Sing your favorite Bowie songs in honor of the deceased artist. | 8pm-1am. Free. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 Frankford Ave. johnnybrendas.com 

Music | The Wombats

Go wild with The Wombats. Unwind after a long day with the rock group. Listen songs that are brand spanking  from group’s 2018 album “Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life” – sounds accurate. | 8:30pm. $20 advance. $25 door. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. ticketfly.com/purchase/event

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Gardening | Terrarium How-To (Adults)

Want the green thumb? Join PHS : Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and learn how to create and maintain a beautiful, indoor, miniature garden. | 5:30-6:30pm. Free with registration. Rothman Cabin at Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St. Free with registration. phsonline.org/wintergarden

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10

Memorial | Second Annual Philly Loves Bowie Memorial

In tribute to David Bowie, take sidewalk chalk and tag the façade of the bar as well as the sidewalk with your Bowie-inspired art and thoughts. “Bowiefy" the heck out of Doobies with words and drawings. | 3pm. Free. Doobie’s Bar, 2201 Lombard St. facebook.com/events

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Games | Seinfeld Trivia

What’s the deal with trivia games? Just a good time when you show off your “Seinfeld” knowledge! Come upstairs at World Cafe Live for an evening of Seinfeld-inspired food, specialty drinks, and trivia competition. Win a $100 gift card, concert tickets, and swag. Teams may consist of 1-6 people, and will be admitted on a first-come basis. | 7pm. Free admission. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. worldcafelive.com

Food | Philly Loves Food

On the eve of Philadelphia’s winter restaurant week, hear from a panel of food industry experts to discuss Philly’s budding food scene. The group will discuss the varying needs of media platforms and will offer tips to help you present fully-baked ideas to readers and viewers. Your registration fee will include appetizers, one drink ticket, and gelato. | 5:30-8:30. Prices vary. Gran Caffe L’Aquilla, 1716 Chestnut St. ppra.net/event-2703227 

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Theater | A Doll’s House

Spend a night at the theater, and save money at the bank. Pay-what-you-can to this classic retelling of Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House.” The proceeds benefit Career Wodrobe, a Philadelphia nonprofit that uses clothing and professional development to empower individuals in transition to achieve gainful employment. | 7-11pm. Pay what you can. The Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd St. tickets.ardentheatre.org 

Drinks | Cocktails and Cold Ones

What better way to get over hump day than with spiked hot chocolate! Get your drink on in the cabin with $6 EFFEN Vodka cocktails, $5 wine and $4 Bud Light draft beers, along with specially-priced food items from the Dilworth Park Air Grille. After you’re done, enjoy all the Dilworth Park has to offer this season. Stroll the garden, shop at the market, and take a turn on the ice rink. | 5-7pm. Free admission. Rothman Institute Orthopedics Cabin at Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St. centercityphila.org/parks  

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