Saturday, November 19, 2016

January Events at the Kimmel

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, in association with the Mexican Consulate and the Cultural Center, is having a free celebration of Three Kings Day at Commonwealth Plaza on January 6, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. This celebration, also known as “El Dia de Reyes,” celebrates the height of the Christmas season in Hispanic cultures and will feature an evening of classic Mexican traditions including a reenactment of the Three Wise Men, piñatas, and traditional “Rosca de Reyes” bread – the largest one ever made in Philadelphia. Three Kings Day marks the culmination of the twelve days of Christmas and memorializes The Three Wise men who traveled to present gifts to baby Jesus.

Presented collaboratively by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Shubert Organization, Broadway Philadelphia presents the Philadelphia premiere of Saloon–A Musical Acrobatic Adventure in the Merriam Theater January 13-14, 2017. Saloon mixes country extracts from Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash with more festive, folk inspired compositions.  There are four musicians and singers on stage along with 11 top-level artists set out on an acrobatic adventure. Cirque Éloize has presented over 4,000 performances in more than 500 cities and 50 countries. For more information, visit

Elephant & Piggie, stars of the children’s book series, come to life on stage in their new interactive production, We are in a Play!  The show is a based on the best-selling Elephant & Piggie book series by Mo Williams. The dancing and singing duo teaches values like manners, and sharing. Audiences can get ready to participate and interact with the characters throughout the performance. We Are in a Play! Is a production of the Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences and is part of the Kimmel Center’s Family Discovery Series. Performances will take place at the Merriam Theater on Saturday, January 21, at 11: a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Radio DJ Jerry Blavat is returning to Verizon Hall on January 28, 2017 for his annual star-studded performance at 8:00 p.m. Invitees are invited to the Commonwealth Plaza for cocktails and dancing before and after the performance. This year’s show, Gospel, Soul and Doo Wop, will feature performers from all three genres including Dee Dee Sharp who started out singing Gospel; The Tokens (“The Lion Sleeps Tonight); Eddie Holman (“Hey There Lonely Girl”); The Chi-lites (“Have You Seen Her); and The Stylistics (“You Make Me Feel Brand New”); plus a tribute to Kenny Vance.

The Last Waltz 40 Tour: A Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of The Last Waltzreproduces the excitement From Blackbird Presents two-night sold-out concert event “Last Waltz New Orleans: A Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of The Last Waltz" which took place during Jazz Fest 2016. The tour will showcase a number of the artists that were celebrated during the Jazz Fest.. It will be produced in Verizon Hall in The Kimmel Center on Sunday, January 29.

 Tickets for above events can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, visiting or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales for 10 or more can be purchased by calling 215-790-5883.

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