The last laugh on 2010

ComedySportz, winner of the 2010 ComedySportz world championship and Philadelphia's longest-running comedy show, will offer a special show,

New Year's Improvin' Eve

, at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Friday at the Playground at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St. The show promises new games, free pizza, and drinks for fans; "Auld Lang Syne" in gibberish; and, yes, even Baby New Year. The early show is appropriate for children. Tickets are $30, $25 for seniors and students, and can be bought at


or at the door.


A little traveling music

This is the time of year that can bring testy travelers to Philadelphia International Airport, but if you are flying this weekend, free concerts are being offered. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, the Steve Cain Quartet, a jazz ensemble, will ring in the new year by performing holiday favorites in the food court of Terminal B/C.


A spoonful of ginger

The winning entries in the annual gingerbread house competition at Peddler's Village can be viewed Friday and Saturday. Winners in such categories as traditional, authentic reproduction of a significant building, "Go Green," unusual three-dimensional, and kids-only are on display in the village gazebo. Visitors can stay late and enjoy an outdoor holiday light display of one million bulbs. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. Admission and parking are free at the village, near Routes 202 and 263 in Lahaska. Information: 215-794-4000.


Just the dickens

There is still time to wander through Dickens Village, presented by Friends of the Wanamaker Organ in the Wanamaker Builder, now Macy's. Shoppers and visitors can enter the restored 6,000-square-foot walk through a display of Charles Dickens'

A Christmas Carol

through Holiday Lane on the third floor until closing at 7 p.m.


Free museum visits

Several museums in the region will be open free of charge Sunday to Bank of America customers. The museums include the African America Museum in Philadelphia, the National Constitution Center, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Please Touch Museum; in New Jersey, the Garden State Discovery Museum, the Noyes Museum of Art of Richard Stockton College, and the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center; and, in Delaware, the Delaware Art Museum, the Delaware Museum of Natural History, and the Winterthur Museum and Country Estate. For more information, contact the museums.