Turkey Day Tailgate, Dopapod, and eight more things to do this weekend

Turkey Day Tailgate, Dopapod, and eight more things to do this weekend
Chris Phelps


Philadelphia Orchestra:Tchaikovsky’s Winter Dreams

Thursday through Nov. 21

Kimmel Center

300 S. Broad Street

From $36,www.kimmelcenter.org

Italian conductor and frequent collaborator with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda, returns to lead a program of works by Tchaikovsky, Liszt and Sibelius, conjuring the icy landscapes of Finland, Poland and Russia that these composers called home. Solo violinist Loenidas Kavakos performs a Sibelius concerto.

Mary Lambert

Thursday, 8 p.m.

The Fillmore Philadelphia

1000 Frankford Ave.

$20, www.thefillmorephilly.com

A Seattle-born singer/songwriter, Mary Lambert is a soulful ballad and pop singer who has become an icon in the gay and lesbian rights movement. She considers her emotionally charged shows to be “safe spaces” where fans can feel free to be themselves. The Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement opens.

Joe Fletcher

Thursday, 8 p.m.

MilkBoy Philly

1100 Chestnut St.

$8, www.milkboyphilly.com

Joe Fletcher, playing tonight without his backing band The Wrong Reasons, has a craggy, dusty new-country voice that delivers melancholy stories with a deadpan twang. His rustic picking is sparse and deliberate, as if someone picked him up in West Texas and dropped him at a coffee shop open mic. Local Bryant Eugene Vazquez opens.


Saturday, 9 p.m.


334 South St.

$15, www.lnpihlly.com

Prog and dance rock group Dopapod slides through Philly this weekend with their smooth blend of funk, jam, trance and much more. Although the vibe is low-key, their songs have a melodic drama that meanders through the genres to tie the influences together. The Nth Power opens.


Beer & BoozePhilly Crawl

Thursday, 5 p.m.

Starts at Percy St. Barbecue

900 South St.

Pay as you go,www.artintheage.com

Hometown booze brands Art in the Age and Yards Brewery have teamed up for a bar crawl that should keep drinkers of many persuasions happy. Five different bars have each concocted a seasonal beery cocktail using AITA’s Root or Snap and one of Yards’ brews, from Philly Pale Ale to Love Stout. Try the drinks on the crawl, or order them from their bar of origin until New Year’s Eve.

Tea & Tartswith Alice

Thursday, 6 p.m.

Free Library

1901 Vine St.

Free, www.freelibrary.org

As part of the 150th anniversary celebration of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” the Free Library nods to one of the most famous literary tea parties ever. Expect a tea and tart tasting, along with tips and lessons for selecting, brewing and appreciating fine teas.

Luksusowa’s No-Shave November Celebration

Thursday, 6 p.m.

The Fillmore Philadelphia

29 E. Allen St.

Free, www.thefillmorephilly.com

For those who meticulously craft and style their beards, and those who give not one thought to their wily facial follicles, may cancer prevention be your middle ground. Luksusowa Vodka invites those with beards of all styles to its No-Shave November party. The vodka brand will donate one dollar for every inch of beard in attendance, as well as a portion of its drink sales, to the Testicular Cancer Foundation. Also: good burgers and specialty cocktails.

Winter Beer Fest

Saturday, noon

District N9NE

460 N. Ninth St.

$40, www.winterbeerfest.com

This jolly tasting event offers unlimited samples of limited release wintertime brews, including spiced Christmas ales, crisp IPAs and winter fruit ciders. The 100-plus craft beers come from favorite breweries like Left Hand and Victory, as well as newcomers like Cape May Brewing.

Turkey Day Tailgate

Sunday, 9 a.m.

Holiday Inn Philadelphia Stadium parking lot

3501 S. Broad St.

$35 and one can of food,www.philabundance.org

The second annual Turkey Day Tailgate is a glorious combination of tailgating and Thanksgiving dinner, featuring a smorgasbord of traditional holiday offerings, as well as fall-themed drinks. Organizers Phan Cave and Philly PR Girl are setting up games and flat screen TVs, and Natalie Egenolf of 94.1 WIP will host. Plus, you’ll be cheering on the Birds for a worthy cause: A portion of the proceeds benefit Philabundance.


Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival Closing Night

Saturday, 7:30 pm

Kimmel Center

300 S. Broad Street

$35, www.kimmelcenter.org

The closing evening of the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival features a documentary about the life of Albie Sachs, a South African freedom fighter who helped to rewrite the constitution of a post-apartheid nation. Directed by Abby Ginzberg, “Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa,” explores Sachs’ approach of fighting war with democracy instead of with violence. A closing reception will follow. Sydney duPriest

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