Jewish at Christmas
The National Museum of American Jewish History is offering family fun today for its annual "Being Jewish at Christmas" event. Jon Nelson's Rockin' Kids Review will perform a program featuring music, comedy, refreshments, and more. Events are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also entertaining will be comedian Michael Rosman and Wondergy, who make science fun and exciting. Refreshments will be provided, and children will receive a goodie bag at the party in the museum, Independence Mall East, 55 N. Fifth St. Tickets: $5 with free admission for children ages 2 and younger, museum members, and the military. Information: 215-923-3811, Ext. 148.
More to do
The Gershman Y is presenting the
Moo Shu Jew Show
at noon today. Everyone is invited to an all-star comedy show and a Chinese meal at Joy Tsin Lau Restaurant, 1026 Race St. The event will be hosted by Cory Kahaney and will feature comedians Greg Rogell, Brad Zimmerman, and Michelle Balan. Tickets: $50. Information: 215-545-4400,
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Saturday - Jan. 3
A holiday tradition at the Wachovia Center, Disney on Ice returns with
with shows today through next weekend. Tetona Jackson will star as Princess Tiana from the film
The Princess and the Frog
in the all-new show. Princess Tiana is described as a young woman who represents perseverance, courage, a kind heart, confidence in her gifts and intellect, and the ability to transcend labels and reach for her dreams. The show also features a winter wonderland with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, a Halloween haunt with the Disney villains, a Very Merry Unbirthday Party, a royal ball, and more. Tickets are $13, $20, $27, $40, $55, and $85 and are available through Comcasttix.com, by calling 1-800-298-4200, and at the Wachovia Complex box office.
The Independence Hall Tea Party Association will offer a historic Christmas commemoration on the 226th anniversary of the original Philadelphia Tea Party on Sunday. This year's party will take place on the exact anniversary date from 2 to 3 p.m. at Independence Mall, Fifth and Chestnut Streets. WPHT talk show host Dom Giordano will be dressed as Dr. Benjamin Rush, leader of the more than 6,000 Philadelphians who gathered at the Old State House (Independence Hall) Court Yard to decide the fate of British tea that had landed on the shores of the Delaware River. The event will feature a fife and drum corps, program booklets, cocoa, cider, tea, and cookies. In lieu of signs, the association is asking attendees to bring small gifts for our soldiers. Information: 215-620-3055.
Peter Pan is flying
The Arden Theatre Company is offering a new version of
, J.M. Barrie's classic tale adapted for the stage by Douglas Irvine and directed by David O'Connor. This show, about a mischievous boy who can fly, is recommended for families with children ages 5 or older. The Arden Theatre is at 40 N. Second St. Performances are scheduled at noon, 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday, noon and 4 p.m. Sunday, noon and 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and noon Thursday. For additional shows and information, call 215-922-1122 or go to
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. Tickets: $30-$32, $20-$22 for teens, $16-$18 for children.