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December 2

Mario Lanza Museum Christmas Party – The Mario Lanza Institute will host its annual Christmas party at the Mario Lanza Museum, 1214 Reed St., from 1-4 p.m.

The event will include a lunch of pizza and other goodies, a special memorabilia donation and a video presentation commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Maria Callas. 

Tickets are $25 per person. Seating is limited for this event and on a first-come first-paid basis. To order tickets by credit card, contact the Mario Lanza Institute at 215-238-9691. Checks for attending as well as donations may also be sent to Mario Lanza Institute, 1214 Reed St., Philadelphia, PA 19147. Visit www.mariolanzainstitute.org for more information.

December 9

Fiber Craft Holiday Market – from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the first floor of the Bok Building, 1901 S. 9th St., this market boasts all things fiber craft: yarn shops, craft supplies and kits, indie dyers and spinners (yarn and fiber), handmade items, fiber art, textile wearables, jewelry and more. With 60-plus vendors, guests can shop all their favorite fiber and textile related gifts (it’s the holiday season) and celebrate the craft of handmade goods.

December 18

Monthly Medicare Basics Talk – held in-center every third Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. at Oak Street Health South Philly Center, 2310 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. Light refreshments will be served. Call 267-758-7807 to reserve your seat.

December 29 

Billy Nation: A Tribute to Billy Joel – At 8 p.m. at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, a musical celebration of an artist whose catalog has some 33 top 40 hits. Billy Nation, featuring Adam Shapiro as Billy Joel, entertains audiences with a high-energy authentic concert experience of Billy Joel classics from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Complete with Billy’s signature grand piano, growling saxophone, rich harmonies and audience engagement, Billy Nation captures Billy’s stylistic range with ease from anthems like “Piano Man” to rocking songs like “You May Be Right” to ballads like “Just the Way You Are.” Tickets are $20 and available at Philadelphia.LiveCasinoHotel.com or AXS.com. Free for rewards members.

January 19

Craig Ferguson –  At 8 p.m. at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, Multiple Grammy-nominated, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning actor, writer, producer, director and comedian Craig Ferguson will return to The Event Center at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, bringing his “The Fancy Rascal” comedy tour to Philadelphia. Tickets start at $39.99 and are available at Philadelphia.LiveCasinoHotel.com or AXS.com.

February 9

Kelsey Cook –  At 8 p.m. at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, Cook is currently on her multi-city “Nice Try Tour” and has performed on NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Comedy Central’s “This is Not Happening” and EPIX’s “Unprotected Sets.” Cook also co-hosts the “Self-Helpless podcast” with fellow comedians Taylor Tomlinson and Delanie Fischer. It can regularly be found on the iTunes Top Comedy Charts and has featured guests like Brian Regan, Michael Bublé, Whitney Cummings, Tan France and Bert Kreischer. Tickets start at $19.99 and are available for purchase at Philadelphia.LiveCasinoHotel.com or AXS.com.

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