Wait, what happened? The invaluable comedy troupe 1812 Productions presents its annual topical review This Is the Week That Is, with highlights being a family reunion of corporations (hey, they're people, too), a musical performance by the new Supremes (Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan), and a visit with South Philly front-step correspondent Patsy. The show goes on at Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St., at 2 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Monday, and 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Tickets are $26 to $40. Call 215-592-9560.
Shall we dance, Part 1 Get an early start on New Year's Eve revelry with the Philly Pops and its Salute to Vienna featuring selections from famous operettas, as well as polkas and Strauss waltzes. Conductor András Deák leads the ensemble, with soloists Sera Gösch, soprano, and Michael Heim, tenor, in the concert at 2:30 p.m. at the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall, Broad and Spruce Streets. Tickets are $41 to $111. Call 215-893-1999.
Kooky and kinetic The intrepid Brian Sanders' JUNK dance troupe presents its typically quirky and family- friendly Holiday Revue Special at JUNK Studio, 2040 Christian St., at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday, and Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $25. Call 215-413-1318.
Queen of soul She doesn't need circus productions, CGI, or gossip-page tweety battles to stay central to the culture. Aretha Franklin is quite simply, the greatest popular music singer of all time. She performs at 8 p.m. at the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall, Broad and Spruce Streets. Tickets are $79 to $140. Call 215-893-1999.
Down to the roots We once called Hoots and Hellmouth "harrowing but genial" and we're doing it again, because the years have not changed our view of the wild-eyed Americana outfit. They play at 8 p.m. at the Sellersville Theater, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville. Tickets are $21.50. Call 215-257-5808.
Shall we dance, Part 2 Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra in works by Strauss, Mozart, Haydn, Offenbach, and more with soloist Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano, at 7:30 p.m. at the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall, Broad and Spruce Streets. Tickets are $70 to $130. Call 215-893-1999.
In clubland What are you doing on New Year's Eve?: Circa Survive front man Anthony Green headlines a four-band bill at 8:30 p.m. at the Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St. Tickets are $26.50. Call 215-922-1011. . . . Folk-pop legend Steve Forbert plays at 9 p.m. at Tin Angel, 20 S. Second St. Tickets are $45. Call 215-928-0978. . . . Local heroes A Sunny Day in Glasgow play at 10 p.m. at Boot and Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St. Tickets are $45. Call 267-639-4528.
On the march If it's New Year's Day in Philadelphia, it can only mean the Mummers Parade. Last year's winners - Murray (comics), Golden Sunrise (fancy), Quaker City (string band), and Shooting Stars (fancy brigades) - will try to repeat the feat on a new route, starting at 10 a.m. at City Hall and marching down Broad Street to Washington Avenue. The Fancy Brigade Finale is at 5 p.m. at the Convention Center, 12th and Arch Streets. The parade is free; tickets are $23 for the Fancy Brigade Finale. Call 1-800-537-7676.
Friday & Saturday
Good rocking The fine Philly quartet Momma Hankton brings intricate, jazzy blues-rock to a four-band bill at the Legendary Dobbs, 304 South St. at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $10. Call 267-239-0197.
Pirate story Alfred Hitchcock's last film made in England before he moved to Hollywood, 1939's Jamaica Inn, is the tale of a young woman who runs into a Cornwall gang engineering the demise of passing ships to steal their cargo and a secret agent out to capture the criminals. The film screens at International House, 3701 Chestnut St., at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $9; $7 for students. Call 215-387-5125.