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Sittin’ In

December 12 @ 9:00 pm

Sittin’ In introduces audiences to new cutting-edge artists. It defies genre, often drawing from everything from straight-ahead jazz to freestyle hip hop and all points in between. There’s an unpredictability to the night, which we enthusiastically embrace! Sometimes you’ll experience a finely tuned set and sometimes you can catch a totally improvised show by seven people who have never played together. The awesome creativity, excitement, and quality always shine through in The Kimmel Center’s informal club-like setting, featuring early warm-up sets by…

Bramwell Tovey Returns

December 13 - December 15

Bramwell Tovey brings his delightful spirit to this charming program that's just right for kids of all ages. Britten's Young Person's Guide is surely the most enjoyable music-appreciation class ever, especially under Tovey's enchanted baton (he also delivers the captivating narration). Once an annual staple on network television, Amahl tells the story of Christmas through a shepherd boy's encounter with the Magi, as they journey to meet a miraculous newborn child. You'll never forget this mystical encounter with the three Night Visitors. The program…

MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA & THE FRONT BOTTOMS

December 13 @ 7:30 pm

ARTIST INFO Manchester Orchestra is an American indie rock band formed in 2004. The band hails from Atlanta, Georgia and has five studio albums under their belt. After the release of their first EP in 2005, the band recorded and released their studio debut album in 2008, titled “I Feel Like A Virgin Losing A Child”. The dark and heavy indie tone of the album set the precedent for the Manchester Orchestra we know today. Ever since, the group have…

ROPEADOPE PRESENTS THE 21SOUL SESSIONS

December 13 @ 8:00 pm

Ropeadope Announces The 21Soul Sessions Monthly residency at the World Café Live will be hosted by RC Williams and feature a rotating cast of Ropeadope artists from Dallas, New York, and Philly Ropeadope, the independent record label known for developing a collaborative family of musicians in Jazz and beyond, teams up with World Café Live to break new ground in musical exploration. Dubbed The 21Soul Sessions to reflect the label’s new music media platform, the events will be hosted by…

HELIUM PRESENTS: PETE LEE

December 13 @ 8:00 pm

THE 21SOUL SESSIONS

December 13 @ 8:00 pm

Monthly residency at the World Café Live will be hosted by RC Williams and feature a rotating cast of Ropeadope artists from Dallas, New York, and Philly Ropeadope, the independent record label known for developing a collaborative family of musicians in Jazz and beyond, teams up with World Café Live to break new ground in musical exploration. Dubbed The 21Soul Sessions to reflect the label’s new music media platform, the events will be hosted by RC Williams (Erykah Badu, Snoop…

EVE 6

December 13 @ 8:00 pm

ARTIST INFO Eve 6 weren’t even legal drinking age when they were presented with their first platinum record. Thus, life came hard and fast at the members of SoCal pop-punk trio, whose meteoric success in the late ‘90s and early millennium ingrained their anthemic radio hits into the fabric of the lives of a whole generation. Then, it all sort of ended…until now.

COMEDY ALLSTARS

December 13 @ 8:00 pm

Comedy Allstars features an array of our favorite professional local comedians, some of whom have appeared on Comedy Central and late night talk shows such as Late Show with David Letterman and Conan.

BOAT HOUSE ROW (YACHT ROCK TRIBUTE)

December 13 @ 8:00 pm

1. In the musical sense, yacht rock refers to the highly polished brand of soft rock that emanated from Southern California between 1976 and 1984. The term is meant to suggest the kind of smooth, mellow music that early yuppies likely enjoyed while sipping champagne on their yachts. 2. Significant "yacht rockers" include Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Christopher Cross, Steely Dan, Toto and many more. Home of your ultimate guilty pleasures. Presenting Boat House Row; a Yacht…

DeVotchKa

December 13 @ 9:00 pm

HELIUM PRESENTS: PETE LEE

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

COMEDY JUICE

December 14 @ 7:30 pm

Comedy Juice has been the number one show in both New York and Los Angeles for over a decade. Past comedians include Jerry Seinfeld, Tiffany Haddish, Hannibal Burress, Ali Wong, Anthony Jeselnik, Ron White, Judd Apatow, Whitney Cummings, Daniel Tosh, and so many, many more. Now, for the first time, Comedy Juice comes to Philadelphia. Be a part of the first audience to see it live!

WILLIE NILE + JOHN EDDIE

December 14 @ 7:30 pm

WILLIE NILE The New York Times called Willie Nile “one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years.” His album Streets Of New York was hailed as “a platter for the ages” by UNCUT magazine. Rolling Stone listed The Innocent Ones as one of the “Top Ten Best Under-The-Radar Albums of 2011” and BBC Radio called it “THE rock ‘n’ roll album of the year.” Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams,…

Vic DiBitetto

December 14 @ 8:00 pm

Nicknamed the Italian Hurricane, Vic was featured in Mall Cop 2 with Kevin James, he is regularly featured on the nationally syndicated daytime TV show Right This Minute, he starred in the live touring comedy The Three Tenors (who can't sing) and his hilarious videos have been seen over 500 million times worldwide.

Ween

December 14 @ 8:00 pm

2016 was a monumental year for Ween. More than four years after their last performance, the band reunited for three instantly sold out shows in each Broomfield, CO and New York, NY, made headline and festival appearances across the country, and released their first live album since 2008. GodWeenSatan: Live showcases the 2001 record release party for their classic studio album, GodWeenSatan: The Oneness. The album is available as a double LP via the official online store and digitally through…

NBA YOUNGBOY

December 14 @ 8:00 pm

ARTIST INFO Youngboy Never Broke Again was one of 2016’s rising rap talents when that trajectory was halted with an arrest for two counts of attempted first-degree murder. Formerly known as NBA YoungBoy, the rapper was born Kentrell DeSeann Gaulden in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1999. His debut mixtape, Life Before Fame, arrived in 2015 and was quickly followed by a trilogy of releases titled Mind of a Menace. Shining a spotlight on his gritty and violent upbringing, YoungBoy displayed…

Darlingside

December 14 @ 8:30 pm

TOBY LIGHTMAN

December 14 @ 8:30 pm

“The whole project oozes spirituality, if not outright womanly sensuality…” -BILLBOARD “Lightman’s dusky vocals and earthy, groovy vibe invite comparisons to Joan Osborne and Sheryl Crow” -USA TODAY “no small talent… Toby Lightman continues to shine a light on her knack for making rich, soulful pop” -PEOPLE From releasing her first two records, Little Things (2004) and Bird on a Wire (2006) on Atlantic Records, to releasing four independent records on her own T Killa Records, Toby Lightman is self-producing…

Darlingside

December 14 @ 8:30 pm

The word “extraordinary” is defined as something beyond, amazing, or incredible. The word “extralife” doesn’t exist. But in the world of Darlingside—another previously non-existent word—it’s all about invention, expansion, and elevating everything into the realm of the extraordinary both conceptually and through musical performance. The band’s new album ​Extralife intensifies the journey begun on its critically acclaimed 2015 album ​Birds Say​. On that project, Darlingside’s quartet of bassist Dave Senft, guitarist/banjoist Don Mitchell, violinist/mandolinist Auyon Mukharji, and cellist/guitarist Harris Paseltiner…

COMEDY JUICE

December 14 @ 9:45 pm

Comedy Juice has been the number one show in both New York and Los Angeles for over a decade. Past comedians include Jerry Seinfeld, Tiffany Haddish, Hannibal Burress, Ali Wong, Anthony Jeselnik, Ron White, Judd Apatow, Whitney Cummings, Daniel Tosh, and so many, many more. Now, for the first time, Comedy Juice comes to Philadelphia. Be a part of the first audience to see it live!

HELIUM PRESENTS: PETE LEE

December 14 @ 10:00 pm

DRAG DIVA BRUNCH

December 15 @ 11:00 am

Christmas Kids’ Spectacular

December 15 @ 11:30 am - 11:30 pm

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, so deck the halls and dash through the snow to Verizon Hall for a festive celebration! The Philadelphia Orchestra's annual Christmas Kids' Spectacular will fill your stockings with the favorite sounds of the season, including Sleigh Ride, The Night Before Christmas, and excerpts from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker.

SCHOOL OF ROCK PHILADELPHIA FALL SEASON SHOW

December 15 @ 12:00 pm

School of Rock Philadelphia presents their Fall Season Shows including a tribute to The Beatles, a tribute to Led Zeppelin, the music of Women Who Rock, and a tribute to the legendary NYC venue CBGB!

VIENNA BOYS CHOIR

December 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Boys have been singing at the court of the Holy Roman Emperor since the early 15th century. In 1498, more than half a millennium ago, Emperor Maximilian I moved his court and his court musicians to Vienna. He gave instructions that there were to be six singing boys among his musicians. Historians have settled on 1498 as the foundation date of the Vienna Hofmusikkapelle and in consequence the Vienna Boys Choir. Until 1918, the choir sang exclusively for the imperial court,…

HELIUM PRESENTS: PETE LEE

December 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Starting Line

December 15 @ 7:30 pm

CHRIS LANE

December 15 @ 8:00 pm

True artists don’t just arrive on the scene fully formed, they have to find themselves. Even with a few hits in the bag, the search takes time, and it might be a few laps around the sun before things get dialed in – but when that happens it’s like a switch is flipped. Heading into his second album for Big Loud Records, aptly titled Laps Around the Sun, that quest for self discovery was heavy on Chris Lane’s mind. Two…

Wild Child

December 15 @ 8:00 pm

BILLY STRINGS

December 15 @ 8:00 pm

The improbable child of Pantera & Doc Watson delivers EXTREME American string band music with energy levels usually associated with a box of dynamite. The industry has taken notice, he was the IBMA 2016 Momentum Awards Instrumentalist of the Year (for guitar, banjo and mandolin), named a “Top 10 New Country Artist” by Rolling Stone, voted #1 in The Bluegrass Situation’s Top 16 of 16 and received praise from top tastemakers in Americana from No Depression to Planet Bluegrass. Billy’s…

THE DUKES OF DESTINY

December 15 @ 8:00 pm

In 1985 a bunch of young, local musicians got together and began playing old blues songs in a rambling three-story house in Philadelphia. They decided to take the act on the road as The Dukes of Destiny, a name they got from a matchbook cover urging the reader to “Be the Captain of Your Own Destiny.” At first, The Dukes of Destiny played house parties in the Germantown and Mt. Airy sections of Philly, generating interest by word of mouth.…

CHRIS LANE

December 15 @ 8:00 pm

ARTIST INFO True artists don’t just arrive on the scene fully formed, they have to find themselves. Even with a few hits in the bag, the search takes time, and it might be a few laps around the sun before things get dialed in – but when that happens it’s like a switch is flipped. Heading into his second album for Big Loud Records, aptly titled Laps Around the Sun, that quest for self discovery was heavy on Chris Lane’s…

NEVILLE JACOBS FT. IVAN NEVILLE (DUMPSTAPHUNK), CRIS JACOBS, TONY HALL, & BRADY BLADE

December 15 @ 8:00 pm

NEVILLE JACOBS Ivan Neville of New Orleans’ first family of funk and Cris Jacobs, the soulful Baltimore-bred bandleader and songwriter, have joined forces to collaborate on their first full length, self-titled, nine song album. Neville Jacobs will release their debut on September 28th via Harmonized Records. This unlikely duo came together in the most unlikely of ways. One day during the great celebration and intermingling of music and culture known as New Orleans Jazz Fest, Ivan Neville and Cris Jacobs…

Cat Power

December 15 @ 8:30 pm

Hidden in Plain View

December 15 @ 9:00 pm

HELIUM PRESENTS: PETE LEE

December 15 @ 10:00 pm

BEATLES FOR KIDS! PRESENTED BY ROCK & ROLL PLAYHOUSE

December 16 @ 11:45 am

The Rock and Roll Playhouse, a weekly family concert series hosted at Brooklyn Bowl, The Capitol Theatre and Industry City, allows kids to “move, play and sing while listening to works from the classic-rock canon” (NY Times). Using the songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock history, The Rock and Roll Playhouse offers its core audience of babies and kids games, movement, and stories and an opportunity to rock out. The Rock and Roll Playhouse is an early…

Tuba Christmas

December 16 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

There’s nothing more comforting than hearing the holiday classics. This December, the holidays come to life as more than 100 regional tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players join together in a free performance for people of all ages.

SISTER’S CHRISTMAS CATECHISM

December 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

It's "CSI: Bethlehem" in this holiday mystery extravaganze, as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigues historians throughout the ages - whatever happened to the Magi's gold? ("We know that Mary used the frankincense and myrrh as a sort of potpourri - they were in a barn after all.") Retelling the story of the nativity as only Sister can, this hilarious holiday production is bound to become a yearly classic. Employing her own scientific tools, assisted by a local…

Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra

December 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pentatonix

December 16 @ 6:00 pm

Three-time Grammy® Award-winning and multi-Platinum-selling Pentatonix has sold nearly 10 million albums worldwide and performed for hundreds of thousands of fans at their sold out shows across the globe. Their YouTube channel boasts more than 14.5 million subscribers, yielding over 3 billion video views. Their 2015 self-titled album is certified gold after debuting #1 on Billboard’s 200. Additionally, nine of their albums reached the top 10 on Billboard’s 200 chart (2 at #1) and received multiple RIAA certifications for multi-platinum,…

SPECIAL EVENT: DESI BANKS, B SIMONE AND DARREN AKA BIG BABY

December 16 @ 7:30 pm

DESI BANKS is an Atlanta comedian, actor, and writer that is known for his short videos showcasing his unique characters. Banks developed a skill for making people laugh through various social media platforms. This Atlanta native proves himself to be a charismatic, comedian genius that serves as all of your favorite people combined into one. You might know him for his characters: Lil Johnny, Keisha, Grandma Resa, and Uncle Earl, but he’s also finding his way to the stage doing standup,…

EAGLES WATCH PARTY

December 16 @ 8:20 pm

La NOCHE

December 17 @ 8:00 pm

Heat up the Kimmel Center each month at La NOCHE!  Experience the hottest live bands as you turn up the steam on the dance floor, led by host/dance leader Kevin Ngo. Enjoy the sexy rhythms of The Caribbean and Latin America as live bands serve up a caliente mix of music that really makes you want to move. We kick off the party with The La NOCHE Band, led by master percussionist Arturo Stable.  We then welcome a different guest group…

Flyers vs. Detroit Red Wings

December 18 @ 7:00 pm

OPEN MIC EXTRAVAGANZA

December 18 @ 8:00 pm

See the best local comics at Helium Comedy Club's Open Mic Extravaganza!

Lindsey Stirling

December 18 @ 8:00 pm

Lindsey Stirling remains fearless enough to always dream big. In the over five years since the release of her 2012 self-titled debut, the electronic music impresario, violinist, dancer, and artist quietly and humbly became one of the 21st century’s most innovative stars by clinging to her groundbreaking vision of cinematic violin-driven electronic music. After bowing at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Dance/Electronic Album Chart, holding #1 on the Classical Album Chart for 21 consecutive weeks,…

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

December 19 - December 29

THE GRINCH broke box office records for two consecutive years on Broadway during its holiday engagements at the St. James and Hilton theatres in New York. Since then, more than 1.2 million theatre-goers across America have been delighted by this heart-warming holiday musical, which The New York Times praised as “100 times better than any bedside story” and the Gannett papers hailed as “A genius of a show! A total delight for both kids and adults.” Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole…

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert

December 19 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Usher in the New Year with a glittery celebration of singing and dancing that will delight the senses. Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert recreates the beauty of Vienna’s golden era and its elegance charms audiences of every age. An 18-year Philadelphia tradition, this year’s concert will feature a brilliant new program of Strauss waltzes and sweeping melodies from beloved operettas performed by acclaimed European singers, champion ballroom dancers, ballet, and live symphony orchestra. The first effortless notes of the eternal Blue Danube Waltz will welcome you into a triumphant 2019!

Drink Philly’s Holiday Cocktail Classic

December 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Celebrate the most festive season of the year with amazing cocktails, high-end spirits, and an unforgettable winter evening at Drink Philly's first annual Holiday Cocktail Classic on Wednesday, December 19 from 7 PM - 10 PM. After the success of our annual Summer Cocktail Social, we thought we should add a holiday twist to the concept for the winter season. Don your best wintry cocktail attire and make your way to the Center for Architecture at 1218 Arch Street for great cocktails and spirits tastings by both local and…

REALLY FUNNY COMEDIANS (WHO HAPPEN TO BE WOMEN)

December 19 @ 8:00 pm

English playwright William Congreve said in 1695, "...I have never made any observation of what I apprehend to be true humor in women..." Possibly the first person to say women aren't funny, Congreve probably didn't know any better because he was born too early to catch a Really Funny Comedians (Who Happen to Be Women) show. Come see the latest crop of up-and-coming funny ladies! William Congreve stands corrected.

BEBEL GILBERTO

December 19 @ 8:00 pm

World renowned and multi-Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Bebel Gilberto has been enchanting fans and critics worldwide since her solo debut release in 1986. She catapulted onto the global music scene with a track on the celebrated compilation CD, RED HOT + RIO, followed by the worldwide success of her hit breakout album Tanto Tempo in 2000. The album featured her trademark electronic bossa nova, taking over clubs around the world and positioning Bebel as one of the top-selling Brazilian artists since the…

SISTAHS ATTUNE PRE-HOLIDAY CONCERT

December 19 @ 8:00 pm

A portion of the proceeds will support The Women's Coalition for Empowerment, Inc.

REALLY FUNNY COMEDIANS (WHO HAPPEN TO BE WOMEN)

December 19 @ 8:00 pm

ARTIST INFO English playwright William Congreve said in 1695, "...I have never made any observation of what I apprehend to be true humor in women..." Possibly the first person to say women aren't funny, Congreve probably didn't know any better because he was born too early to catch a Really Funny Comedians (Who Happen to Be Women) show. Come see the latest crop of up-and-coming funny ladies! William Congreve stands corrected.

Hiss Golden Messenger

December 19 @ 8:30 pm

Glorious Sound Of Christmas

December 20 - December 23

This is the holiday concert, combining treasured yuletide favorites with the brilliant virtuosity of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Many people look forward to this festive season highlight all year. (Maybe Bramwell Tovey isn't really Father Christmas, but are they ever seen in the same room together?) Make it your family tradition!

Flyers vs. Nashville Predators

December 20 @ 7:00 pm

SPECIAL EVENT: THE LUCAS BROTHERS

December 20 @ 8:00 pm

Comedians, actors, and writers The Lucas Bros (Keith and Kenny Lucas) continue their rise as two of the freshest, most dynamic new faces on the comedy scene. The guys’ first hour stand up special "The Lucas Bros: On Drugs" premiered on Netflix. Keith and Kenny are the creators of the animated series "Lucas Bros. Moving Co." and have also appeared on "Friends of the People," "The Grinder," "22 Jump Street," "Lady Dynamite," and have been a favorite on the "Tonight Show starring…

DEREK GAINES

December 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm

Derek Gaines was born in California, but found his comedy chops while growing up in Philadelphia. He currently calls New York City his home where he regularly performs and brings a unique perspective to growing up African-American in the suburbs. Derek's first break came when he reached the semi-finals of Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes in 2010. Also in 2010 Derek was a finalist in Philadelphia's Funniest Person Competition. Derek made his standup comedy television debut in 2014 when he…

MAGGIE MAE

December 20 @ 8:00 pm

Strumming since she was a toddler, and writing since she can remember, singer-songwriter Maggie Mae describes herself as a “genre-fluid multi-instrumentalist,” pulling inspiration mostly from folk, blues, funk, and bluegrass. Backed by a stellar line-up of talented local musicians, her music is brought to an exciting & energetic folk/funk peak from start to finish. Her songwriting is heartfelt yet catchy, and can either touch your soul, or make you want to get up and dance. Described as poppy, polished, talented,…

DEREK GAINES

December 20 @ 8:00 pm

ARTIST INFO Derek Gaines was born in California, but found his comedy chops while growing up in Philadelphia. He currently calls New York City his home where he regularly performs and brings a unique perspective to growing up African-American in the suburbs. Derek's first break came when he reached the semi-finals of Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes in 2010. Also in 2010 Derek was a finalist in Philadelphia's Funniest Person Competition. Derek made his standup comedy television debut in 2014…

MARKY RAMONE’S BLITZKRIEG FT. GREG HETSON OF BAD RELIGION – PLAYING RAMONES CLASSICS!

December 20 @ 8:00 pm

MARKY RAMONE'S BLITZKRIEG Marky Ramone is best known for the 15 years he spent drumming for the legendary Ramones. He is the only living Ramone. who's in the Rock"N"Roll Hall of Fame. And the only living Ramone to win a life time achievement Grammy Award. Prior to joining the Ramones, Marky played with an array of influential musicians dating back to his high school years when he was a member of the Brooklyn based hard rock band, Dust. Recording two…

VINYLLY FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR WITH JOHN VETTESE!

December 21 @ 5:00 pm

You’ve had a long week and you just want to kick back with some drinks and tunes. 5 o’clock rolls around, you look at the calendar and think to yourself, “It’s Vinylly Friday!” Unwind Upstairs at World Cafe Live every first and third Friday from 5-7pm as XPN's John Vettese spins his favorite vinyl albums. Expect an eclectic mix, from current indie favorites to classic hip hop and everything in between. We'll be offering discounts on draft beer, wine, and…

SPECIAL EVENT: THE LUCAS BROTHERS

December 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Comedians, actors, and writers The Lucas Bros (Keith and Kenny Lucas) continue their rise as two of the freshest, most dynamic new faces on the comedy scene. The guys’ first hour stand up special "The Lucas Bros: On Drugs" premiered on Netflix. Keith and Kenny are the creators of the animated series "Lucas Bros. Moving Co." and have also appeared on "Friends of the People," "The Grinder," "22 Jump Street," "Lady Dynamite," and have been a favorite on the "Tonight Show starring…

DEREK GAINES

December 21 @ 7:30 pm

ARTIST INFO Derek Gaines was born in California, but found his comedy chops while growing up in Philadelphia. He currently calls New York City his home where he regularly performs and brings a unique perspective to growing up African-American in the suburbs. Derek's first break came when he reached the semi-finals of Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes in 2010. Also in 2010 Derek was a finalist in Philadelphia's Funniest Person Competition. Derek made his standup comedy television debut in 2014…

EVERETT BRADLEY’S HOLIDELIC

December 21 @ 8:00 pm

This is holiday spirit like you’ve never heard before! Holidelic will get you out of the Andy Williams rut and liberate your Nutcracker. Blending the influences of P-Funk, Sly Stone and other 1970’s and ‘80’s funk and soul bands, Holidelic explores the holidays, modern culture and mild family dysfunction in a playful, loving, humorous record that is hardly traditional but a whole lot of fun! Celebrating uniqueness and diversity with the power of the groove as the common denominator, Holidelic’s…

JEFF CAMPBELL

December 21 @ 8:00 pm

Jeff Campbell’s onstage experiences have taken him to coast to coast countless times and found him sharing stages with John Mayer, members of Counting Crows,The Grateful Dead, and opening for Train. After being crowned winner of Guitar Center's National Singer Songwriter Competition out of over 13,000 entrants,his 2013 EP Release, “In Spite of Everything”,produced by 6x Grammy Winner John Shanks,premiered at#1 on the iTunes rock EPs and singles charts, following a performance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show. His 2015…

THE LOX

December 21 @ 8:00 pm

ARTIST INFO Comprised of Sheek Louch, Styles P, and Jadakiss, The LOX entered the scene in 1997, after Mary J. Blige passed on their mixtape to Sean “P. Diddy” Combs. They collaborated on the single “It’s All About The Benjamins”, garnering the trio national attention. Their debut album, Money, Power & Respect, went platinum in 1998, peaking at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart and was ranked #1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-hop Albums. Their follow-up gold album We Are The Streets peaked at #5…

BERU REVUE – 22ND CHRISTMAS SHOW & BENEFIT

December 21 @ 8:00 pm

BERU REVUE Back in the day, Beru Revue rode rough shod over the Tristate area with Bohemian tales of religion, booze, death and Dickensian social consciousness. After ten years of “reunion” shows, Beru is thrilled to embrace their theatrical evolution. For them, the future is a return to their roots. Think Alice Cooper meets Gilbert & Sullivan on steroids, with a good dose of silly fun. Beru Revue features the soaring guitar attack of the amazing Greg Davis and Mark…

DRAKE NIGHT: SO FAR GONE

December 21 @ 9:00 pm

ARTIST INFO So Far Gone aka #DrakeNightSFG is a musical celebration dedicated to the one and only 6 God, Aubrey "Drake" Graham. The party started from the bottom as a monthly soiree in Philadelphia in 2015, and immediately became the hottest ticket in town. From there it moved from city to city, bringing the sound and fury of Drake’s incomparable hit catalogue to ecstatic audiences everywhere. The event is hosted by Mad Decent’s Dirty South Joe and stars trailblazing lady…

TOO MANY ZOOZ

December 21 @ 9:00 pm

ARTIST INFO We love making music and sharing it with everyone

DEREK GAINES

December 21 @ 9:45 pm

Derek Gaines was born in California, but found his comedy chops while growing up in Philadelphia. He currently calls New York City his home where he regularly performs and brings a unique perspective to growing up African-American in the suburbs. Derek's first break came when he reached the semi-finals of Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes in 2010. Also in 2010 Derek was a finalist in Philadelphia's Funniest Person Competition. Derek made his standup comedy television debut in 2014 when he…

SPECIAL EVENT: THE LUCAS BROTHERS

December 21 @ 10:00 pm

Comedians, actors, and writers The Lucas Bros (Keith and Kenny Lucas) continue their rise as two of the freshest, most dynamic new faces on the comedy scene. The guys’ first hour stand up special "The Lucas Bros: On Drugs" premiered on Netflix. Keith and Kenny are the creators of the animated series "Lucas Bros. Moving Co." and have also appeared on "Friends of the People," "The Grinder," "22 Jump Street," "Lady Dynamite," and have been a favorite on the "Tonight Show starring…

DRAG DIVA BRUNCH

December 22 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

BLOCKLEY REUNION COMBO TICKET

December 22 @ 7:00 pm

Blockley Reunion: Commemorating 5 years since the closing of beloved West Philly venue The Blockley. A combo ticket gives you GA access to 3 AMH shows featuring Blockley alumni: - 12/22 Orchard Lounge w/ Let's Danza! (feat. members of Brothers Past & Particle and Mike Greenfield of Lotus) - 12/28 Ghostface Killah (of Wu-Tang Clan) - 12/29 Everyone Orchestra feat. Al Schnier & Vinnie Amico (Moe.), Glenn McClelland (Ween), Roosevelt Collier, James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band), Sonni Shine, Wil Schade…

SPECIAL EVENT: THE LUCAS BROTHERS

December 22 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Comedians, actors, and writers The Lucas Bros (Keith and Kenny Lucas) continue their rise as two of the freshest, most dynamic new faces on the comedy scene. The guys’ first hour stand up special "The Lucas Bros: On Drugs" premiered on Netflix. Keith and Kenny are the creators of the animated series "Lucas Bros. Moving Co." and have also appeared on "Friends of the People," "The Grinder," "22 Jump Street," "Lady Dynamite," and have been a favorite on the "Tonight Show starring…

DEREK GAINES

December 22 @ 7:30 pm

ARTIST INFO Derek Gaines was born in California, but found his comedy chops while growing up in Philadelphia. He currently calls New York City his home where he regularly performs and brings a unique perspective to growing up African-American in the suburbs. Derek's first break came when he reached the semi-finals of Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes in 2010. Also in 2010 Derek was a finalist in Philadelphia's Funniest Person Competition. Derek made his standup comedy television debut in 2014…

PRESSING STRINGS

December 22 @ 8:00 pm

Pressing Strings is a soulful rock band from Maryland’s capital City of Annapolis. Blending a rootsy concoction of folk, soul, blues, and groove based music, the band stands out with poignant lyricism and an ear for hooks.

PEEK-A-BOO REVUE PRESENTS “IN THE MOOD”

December 22 @ 8:30 pm

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: time for the Peek-A-Boo Revue Holiday Show! The babes of The Boo are going to get you in the mood by stripping down and spreading their shimmies all around. Muff Johnson is back to treat you to her sultry sweet voice and her silly-yet-smart comedy. She will be hosting alongside Count Scotchula, who’s been known to make you laugh until you cry. The Striptease Orchestra will have you bumping and grinding in…

ORCHARD LOUNGE

December 22 @ 8:30 pm

If you can move, Orchard Lounge will back you up. Formed in Chicago in 2001, OL's odyssey began as the triad of Spencer Lokken, Bethany Lokken and Ben Silver. This highly versatile group has enlightened dance floors from Mexico to Maine with their eclectic mixes, from sunset chill-out to bass-dropping e-funk, and an array of other futuristic sounds. Theirs is a democratic mission: to expose as many people as possible to the artists they admire and respect. What sets Orchard…

DEREK GAINES

December 22 @ 9:45 pm

Derek Gaines was born in California, but found his comedy chops while growing up in Philadelphia. He currently calls New York City his home where he regularly performs and brings a unique perspective to growing up African-American in the suburbs. Derek's first break came when he reached the semi-finals of Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes in 2010. Also in 2010 Derek was a finalist in Philadelphia's Funniest Person Competition. Derek made his standup comedy television debut in 2014 when he…

DEREK GAINES

December 22 @ 9:45 pm

ARTIST INFO Derek Gaines was born in California, but found his comedy chops while growing up in Philadelphia. He currently calls New York City his home where he regularly performs and brings a unique perspective to growing up African-American in the suburbs. Derek's first break came when he reached the semi-finals of Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes in 2010. Also in 2010 Derek was a finalist in Philadelphia's Funniest Person Competition. Derek made his standup comedy television debut in 2014…

SPECIAL EVENT: THE LUCAS BROTHERS

December 22 @ 10:00 pm

Comedians, actors, and writers The Lucas Bros (Keith and Kenny Lucas) continue their rise as two of the freshest, most dynamic new faces on the comedy scene. The guys’ first hour stand up special "The Lucas Bros: On Drugs" premiered on Netflix. Keith and Kenny are the creators of the animated series "Lucas Bros. Moving Co." and have also appeared on "Friends of the People," "The Grinder," "22 Jump Street," "Lady Dynamite," and have been a favorite on the "Tonight Show starring…

EAGLES WATCH PARTY

December 23 @ 1:00 pm - 8:20 pm

THE UNDERGROUND THIEVES (FEAT. MEMBERS OF SILVERTIDE, PEPPER’S GHOST, AND MORE)

December 23 @ 7:30 pm

Come join The Underground Thieves for a very special holiday show as they record a bonafide LIVE ALBUM at The Ardmore Music Hall, Sunday Dec 23rd! Featuring members of Silvertide, Pepper’s Ghost, and more, this show promises to be an unforgettable night of song and sound. VIP packages are available. The Underground Thieves is a music collective with its heart and soul deeply rooted in the Southern California desert, led by guitarist / songwriter / producer Nick Perri. Collaborators thus…

STATE PROPERTY

December 23 @ 8:00 pm

HARRY POTTER QUIZZO

December 26 @ 7:00 pm

Calling all Potterheads and trivia buffs! Want to show off your knowledge and perfected "swish and flick" form?! If so, come experience the magic at World Cafe Live for an evening of Harry Potter-inspired food, specialty drinks, and trivia competition! Boast your knowledge of all things Potter, from the first pages of The Sorcerer's Stone to the final scenes of The Deathly Hallows Part 2, with prizes including a cash prize, concert tickets, and swag. Sign ups open at 5:30pm…

COMEDY ALLSTARS

December 26 @ 8:00 pm

Comedy Allstars features an array of our favorite professional local comedians, some of whom have appeared on Comedy Central and late night talk shows such as Late Show with David Letterman and Conan.

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