Events Calendar

November 11, 2016 GMT


UniverSoul Circus

2nd and Parkside, Philadelphia

Nov. 11-27

This show is fresh, funky, bold, fun and challenges your imagination like no other circus. UniverSoul Circus embraces and celebrates the unique and familiar aspects of urban pop culture globally by bringing them center stage with a cast of international performers that reflect the cultural diversity of the world in which we live. For more information, visit universoulcircus.com.

Smokey Robinson Concert

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Nov. 18

During the course of his 50-year career in music, Robinson has accumulated more than 4,000 songs to his credit and continues to thrill sold-out audiences around the world with his high tenor voice, impeccable timing and profound sense of lyric. For more information, call (215) 893-1999 or visit kimmelcenter.org.


Philadanco Straight Outta Philly

Kimmel Center, Philadelphia

Nov. 18-20

Philadanco presents “Straight Outta Philly” in collaboration with Rennie Harris Puremovement. In this unique presentation, two of Philadelphia’s greatest dance institutions will meet on stage in a fusion of hip-hop and ballet. For more information, call (215) 893-1999 or visit kimmelcenter.org.

Jurassic World: The Exhibition

Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

Nov. 23-Sept. 23

Hollywood meets Isla Nublar when a blockbuster exhibition of life-size animatronic dinosaurs, complete with behind-the-scenes sneak peeks, makes its North American debut in advance of the large-grossing film’s top-secret 2017 sequel. For more information, call (215) 448-1200.

Thanksgiving Day Parade

Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

Nov. 24

Known for being the oldest parade of its kind, this event will celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with elaborate floats, toe-tapping music and the arrival of Santa Claus.

Longwood Gardens Christmas

Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square

Nov. 24-Jan. 8

Celebrate the holiday season with a tour that displays half a million twinkling lights, thousands of poinsettias and magnificent Christmas trees. Beautifully lit fountains dance in a starry holiday wonderland and concerts are presented daily. For more information, visit longwoodgardens.org.

A Philly POPS Christmas

Kimmel Center, Philadelphia

Dec. 2-18

Guests get into the holiday spirit at the Kimmel Center with multiple performances featuring the Philadelphia Boys Choir, the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas Gospel Choir and the Philly POPS. For more information, call (215) 893-1999 or visit phillypops.com.


Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia:

Trane-ing Day

Kimmel Center, Philadelphia

Dec. 3

Philly’s hometown jazz orchestra returns to the Kimmel Center with “Trane-ing Day,” a tribute to John Coltrane. For more information, call (215) 893-1999 or visit kimmelcenter.org.


‘Momma’s Baby Boy’

Merriam Theater, Philadelphia

Nov. 17-20

What happens when Momma holds on to her son too long? That’s precisely what we learn as Vivica Fox, Johnny Gill, Nephew Tommy, Jackee’ Harry, Shirley Murdock, “Lil G” from the R&B group Silk, and more unite to tell the story of how a man is forced to change the life of a “Baby Boy” and turn him into a grown man. For more information, visit kimmelcenter.org.