Disney on Ice's Dare to Dream production continues to skate through Philadelphia until Jan. 1, bringing classic and new princess stories on ice to the Wells Fargo Center.
This musical ice-skating production will feature three story lines involving Disney characters: Rapunzel from the movie Tangled; Princess Tiana from the film The Princess and the Frog; and Cinderella. Princess Tiana, Disney's first African American princess, is a young woman from New Orleans who dreams of opening her own restaurant - and meets, and finds love with, Prince Naveen. The production, which includes the married ice-skating couple James and Vicki Black as Prince Charming and Cinderella, also features skaters from Cape Town, South Africa.
Holiday-loathing goblins continue their invasion of the Painted Bride Art Center through Dec. 31 in Gas & Electric Arts' production of Hershel & the Hanukkah Goblins.
Inspired by Eric Kimmel's children's book, the play tells the story of a group of goblins under the command of a mean king. They try to ruin Hanukkah by not allowing the villagers to express their beliefs. Can Hershel, along with the help of an orphan girl, break the goblins' spell with humor, pickles and a dreidel? The story features original klezmer music by Gregg Mervine and puppetry by Martina Plag.
On Sunday, Jkidphilly, a program of the Jewish Learning Venture, along with the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life will host their third-annual Winter Concert and Sock Hop.
During the free family event from 10 a.m. to noon at the Abramson Center, children can enjoy art activities, snacks, and a kids' concert by Joanie Leeds and Drummer Dan of the group Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., and attendees are asked to donate an adult-size pair of socks to be given to residents of the Abramson Center in lieu of admission.