Community Calendar

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 or Free for rewards members.

December 31

Burlesque & Blues – from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Twisted Tail, 509 S. 2nd St., the 10th annual Burlesque & Blues celebration will be part dinner and part show, featuring a four-course prix fixe dinner, premium open bar and more. The Twisted Tail mainstay Mikey Jr. and his band will be delivering live tunes at the upstairs Juke Joint starting at 9 p.m. Alluring burlesque performances will take the spotlight throughout the evening. With an array of packages tailored for every preference, guests can usher in the New Year with flair, from The Lindy Hop, which includes a cover charge for the party and a champagne toast at midnight, to The Charleston, an exclusive VIP experience. Packages vary. Visit

December 31

NYE Live! – At 9 p.m. at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, the large-scale party will feature all-inclusive premium bar and food packages and a bevy of entertainment including a live performance by Go Go Gadget, complimentary midnight toast, multiple DJ sets, party favors and confetti canons. General admission tickets start at $90 and include access to all five venues, and all-inclusive premium bar and food packages including buffets in Broad Street Bullies Pub and Victory Beer Hall, plus bottled and draft beers, premium cocktails, wine and non-alcoholic drinks. Tickets also include food from Geno’s Cheesesteaks, Chickie’s & Pete’s and Lorenzo and Sons Pizza until 11:45 p.m. (the kiosks will reopen at midnight as cash concessions). The evening will culminate in a countdown to midnight with ball drop, complimentary champagne toast and confetti canon celebration.

January 8

Philadelphia Bike Action Meeting – A new advocacy group for bike lanes and overall bicycling safety in Philadelphia – including South Philly – will hold its next general meeting at 7 p.m. on Jan. 8 in the Ethical Culture Society building at 1906 Rittenhouse Square in Center City. 

Philadelphia Bike Action! is seeking immediate action to create safe new protected bike lanes, improve existing bike lanes and for enforcement against cars parking in bike lanes. Anyone interested in improving bike safety is invited to attend. Find out more at or by contacting PBA at

January 13-15

MLK Weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution – Honor the life, service and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through theatrical performances, pop-up talks, hands-on discovery carts, a poetry activity and more. Visitors can discover the ongoing promise of the American Revolution and explore what it takes to change the world. Plus, consider the ways you can create change in your community at an interactive community engagement wall. All MLK Weekend activities are included with regular museum admission. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets to the museum can be purchased by calling 215-253-6731, at or at the front desk. Save $2 per adult ticket by purchasing online. Kids ages 5 and under are always free. All tickets are valid for two consecutive days.

January 17

Learn about Philly’s Lazaretto – at 7 p.m. at Gloria Dei Church, 916 S. Swanson St., author David Barnes will tell the story of the Philadelphia Lazaretto, the nation’s oldest quarantine station, and talk about some of the deadliest epidemics in city history. Admission is $10, which includes a drink ticket for a beverage (alcoholic or non alcoholic). Advance registration is highly recommended at

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 or

February 9

Kelsey Cook –  At 8 p.m. at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia. Cook is 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 or

February 14

Valentine’s Day Workshop – From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oak Street Health, 2310 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. Valentine’s Day workshop. Dr. Deborah Roebuck discusses “Ways to Love Your Heart and Love Yourself.” Lunch will be provided. RSVP at 267-758-7807.

March 8

Marlon Wayans – At 7 p.m. at Live! Casino and Hotel Philadelphia, actor, producer and comedian Marlon Wayans will bring his stand-up comedy tour to The Event Center at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia. Wayans wrote, produced and starred in the hit comedy “White Chicks” and is starring in Netflix’s “The Curse of Bridge Hollow.” Tickets start at $49.99 and are available for purchase at, and at Shop Live! in the hotel lobby.