New this week:

Hyde Park on Hudson (***1/2 out of four stars) Bill Murray plays FDR during one fascinating summer weekend in 1939 when he and his wife host the king and queen of England, and when a distant cousin (Laura Linney) falls in love with the polio-hobbled commander in chief.

A charming, wistful film.

- Steven Rea


Strand of Oaks/Buried Bed

Strand of Oaks' Tim Showalter is one of the most affecting singer- songwriters of his generation. Dark Shores, Strand of Oaks' newest album, is no less character-driven, diverse, or emotionally tortured than their last two


Leave Ruin


Pope Killdragon.

The mood-swinging band Buried Beds, notable

for pure, effervescent, harmony-driven pop, opens.

- A.D. Amorosi

Strand of Oaks, Buried Beds, and Little Big League play at 9:15 p.m. Saturday at Johnny Brenda's, 1201 N. Frankford Ave. Tickets: $10.

Information: 215-739-9684,


"Miracle of Chanukah"

at Klein JCC

Enjoy the spirit of the holiday Sunday during

the musical production Miracle of Chanukah, presented by local children of the Russian Jewish community, at Klein Jewish Community Center in Northeast Philadelphia.

- Monica Peters

"Miracle of Chanukah," noon Sunday at Klein Jewish Community Center, 10100 Jamison Ave. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased by calling 215-698-7300. Information: