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The avant-Americana collective known as the Slambovian Circus of Dreams bring their "New Year's Eve-Eve-Eve" extravaganza to a show at 8 p.m. at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Tickets are $27. Call 215-222-1400.
Michael Ogborn's delightful musical The Three Maries is set in 1926 Philly during a goodwill visit by Queen Marie of Romania. When the second Marie, the secretary of the city bigwig in charge of the welcoming ball, gets an invite, it could stop the kvetching of her momma, Marie No. 3. That is, if the Kensington lass can lose her Fluffyan accent. Add in a Mummer-esque score and you've got a winner. The show goes on 7:30 p.m. at the Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut St., and continues on a varied schedule to Jan. 10. Tickets are $27 to $52. Call 215-422-4580.
In what may be his masterpiece, Edward Scissorhands, director Tim Burton used the tropes of old Universal horror films to explore the nature of identity, isolation, and loneliness in the tale of an artificial boy left unfinished when his creator dies. When he is discovered by the suburban neighborhood outside, it reveals the ignorance and intolerance underneath the perfect facade. The film screens at 7:30 p.m. at the PFS Roxy Theater, 2023 Sansom St. Tickets are $10; $9 seniors and students. Call 267-639-9508.
Welcome in 2016 with some fine music: The wonderful Mary Fahl performs chamber pop at 9 p.m. at the Tin Angel, 20 S. Second St. Tickets are $45. Call 215-928-0770. ... Ben Daniels' shoegaze combo A Sunny Day in Glasgow plays at 9 p.m. at Johnny Brenda's, 1201 N. Frankford Ave. Tickets are $15. Call 215-739-9684. ... The amazing Jazmine Sullivan gets soulful at 9:30 p.m. at the Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St. Tickets are $42.50. Call 215-922-1011.
Friday & Saturday
Take a break from the Mummers when the Morsberger brothers' intense sound experiment Drums Like Machine Guns touches down at Boot and Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St. at 5 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $5. Call 267-639-4528.