Veterans Day, Wing Festival, a farewell to a ‘Big Bling,’ and other things to do in Philadelphia Nov. 10 to 16


Philadelphia Wing Festival

Get some-more than your fill of wings during this hours-long Philly wing fest. Your sheet will produce we with vouchers so that we can try out some of a some-more than 20 vendors pulling their accumulation of a duck wing. Besides each season and character of wing we can imagine, we can also squeeze drinks and other non-fowl foods. You can also perspective 3 stages of live party and attend in both a duck dress competition (which we can appreciate however we would like) and a plantation sauce chugging competition (which is accurately what it sounds like). — Thea Applebaum Licht

2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, 2300 Arena, 2300 S. Swanson St. $19.99-$49.99; 8 and underneath free. 484-935-3378,


Beaux Arts Ball

This celebration follows in a tradition of masked spree dating behind to a core ages. Guests are asked to applaud a humanities in black-tie and “high fashion” attire, with cover-up dress encouraged; hopefully this year’s thesis (“The Art of a Mask”) will move out some artistic millinery. See an art collection curated by Philly’s possess Art Jawn, eat food from some of a city’s best restaurants, and hear live strain and dance in support of a event’s many good causes. This year a round will advantage Penn Radiation Oncology’s Quality of Life Program and a Jack Brewer Foundation’s Hurricane Relief Efforts. —T.A.L.

7 p.m. Friday, Philadelphia Soundstages, 1600 N. Fifth St. $65 per person, $100 per couple,


The Museum of a American Revolution and a Nation Constitution Center will honour veterans this weekend with special lectures, programming, and opportunities to appreciate those who have served.

• 10 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Museum of a American Revolution, 101 S. Third Street. $19; children 6-17 $12; veterans and active-duty troops giveaway in honour of Veterans Day. 877-740-1776,

• 9:30 a.m. Saturday, National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St. Free acknowledgment in honour of Veterans Day. 215-405-6600,


“Big Bling”

Count us among those who suspicion it was an elephant when initial we glimpsed a large Kelly Drive design in June. It’s not a pachyderm, though Martin Puryear’s 40-foot wood-and-metal epitome sculpture truly is something else. (We’re relieved to note that Puryear says it’s OK if we consider it’s an elephant. “I trust people’s eyes,” he says. “I trust their imagination.”) If you’re one of a many who have grown to adore it, it’s time to contend goodbye: The sculpture was always a proxy designation and work to idle it will start on Monday. — Michael Harrington

Friday by Sunday, Fairmount Park, on Kelly Drive between Fountain Green Drive and a Girard Avenue Bridge, free, 215-546-7550



The sharks, stingrays, and menhaden of a Adventure Aquarium are once again assimilated in a 5550,000-gallon tank by a pretentious fabulous creatures, origination their annual trek to New Jersey. The procedure facilities up-close (and dry) meet-and-greets with a mermaid, print opportunities, a charmer souvenir designation session, and crafts. — M.H.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday by Sunday, Adventure Aquarium, 1 Riverside Drive, Camden, $29; $21 ages 12 and under, 844-474-3474,

“The Adventures of Tintin”

The mixed of a courageous adventurer and publisher Tintin, a high origination of Belgian cartoonist Hergé, with dual masters of film fantasy, Stephen Spielberg (Raiders of a Lost Ark) and Peter Jackson (Lord of a Rings), resulted as one competence expect: a grand, groundbreaking 2011 epic that expands film’s wording (through photo-realistic, motion-capture animation) while staying loyal to a morality of a source. The story follows a child contributor and his dog Snowy as they turn ensnared in a poser of a fallen treasure, fast kidnapping, a mutiny during sea, a craft crash, and being stranded in a dried along a way. This one’s best for ages 9 and older. — M.H.

10:30 a.m. Saturday, County Theater, 20 E. State St., Doylestown, $5; $3 ages 18 and under, 215-345-6789,


City of Brotherly Crime

The Secret Cinema, celebrating 25 years, brings behind this renouned preference from a repository featuring dual documentary looks during Philadelphia in a late 1960s, with dual graphic views of crime. The 1967 brief The Jungle, now on a Library of Congress’ National Film Registry, is a demeanour during squad life filmed by squad members — with a 12th Oxford Street Gang essay a script, acting, directing, and modifying (the squad attempted to transition into a filmmaking studio, usually to have their cameraman killed by travel rivals). The 1970 NBC News news The Besieged Majority focuses on a change in a Germantown/East Mount Airy area from a fast residential area to a crime zone, with interviews with then-Police Commissioner Frank Rizzo and then-DA Arlen Specter. — M.H.

8 p.m. Friday, during a Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine St., $9, 215-922-3456 ext. 300,


The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Orchestra’s means concertmaster David Kim moves a few stairs toward core stage, soloing in a arising Bach Violin Concerto in E minor.  Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin is behind in city for one of his specialties, Anton Bruckner’s final finished Symphony, a glowing No. 8. — Tom Di Nardo

2 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday during a Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall, Broad and Spruce Streets, $56-$158, 215-893-1999,

Benjamin Grosvenor

The specialist pianist plays Ravel’s perfectionist Gaspard de la nuit, and works by Bach, Brahms, Debussy, and Alban Berg in an intriguing Philadelphia Chamber Music Society recital. — M.H.

8 p.m. Friday, Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater,  Broad and Spruce Streets, $30, 215-569-8080,

Network for New Music

The innovative garb performs works by Cynthia Folio, Robert Maggio, Jeffrey Mumford, and Roberto Pace created in response to Martin Puryear’s sculpture Big Bling, achieved amid an muster during a Print Center of drawings and paintings by a artist. Also on a bill: Mario Davidovsky’s String Trio, a 1982 cover strain square scored for violin, viola, and cello by a composer some-more mostly compared with electronic music. — M.H.

3 p.m. Sunday, Print Center, 1614 Latimer St., $25; $20 seniors; $10 students,  215-848-7647,


Temple Opera Theater

Valery Ryvkin conducts a extraordinary double-header of Henry Purcell’s classical Baroque work Dido and Aeneas with Leonard Bernstein’s 1952 one-act suburban joke Trouble in Tahiti, in a thespian brew opposite a centuries. — T.D.N.

7:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday during Tomlinson Hall, 13th and Norris Streets, $25; $20 seniors and students, 215-204-7609,


Orrin Evans

The standout pianist  pays reverence to a good Thelonious Monk with a party that includes trombonist Reggie Watkins, trumpeter Thomas Marriot, bassist Alex Claffy, and drummer Chris Beck. — M.H.

8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday during Chris’ Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St., $20 Friday; $25 Saturday. 215-568-3131,


Philly Pops

The prohibited rope tackles a strain of Elton John, with multi-talented Michael Cavanaugh reprising a songbook including “Bennie and a Jets,” “Philadelphia Freedom” (of course), “Rocket Man,” “Your Song,” and — well, we know a rest. Savvy conductor Stuart Chafetz is on a lectern for this songfest. —T.D.N.

8 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday during a Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall, $30-$146, 215-893-1999,

Tegan and Sara

Canadian twins Tegan and Sara Quin are celebrating a 10th anniversary of The Con, their 2007 manuscript that was panned during a time though has grown in status among fans and critics in a decade hence. Instead of going a customary track of arising a fine commemorative version, a 37 year aged sisters instead handpicked 18 artists to do  versions of a songs on The Con X-Covers, including Cyndi Lauper, Ryan Adams, Chvrches, Mykki Blanco, and Philadelphia songwriter Shamir, who does an insinuate take on “Like O, Like H,” the strain whose pretension he has tattooed on his forearm. On a debate that comes to Upper Darby this weekend, Tegan and Sarah are doing The Con in a entirety, and a preference of songs from their going-on-two-decade career. — Dan DeLuca

9 p.m. Friday during a Tower Theater, 69th and Ludlow St., Upper Darby. $26-$110.  610-352-2887.

The Mountain Goats

John Darnielle is a master during exploring subcultures, either in songs or in novels. He’s used Mountain Goats albums to try a psyches of veteran wrestlers (2015’s Beat a Champ), a inspirational value of bible verses (2009’s The Life of a World to Come) and, this year, a faded hopes of goth rockers and fans (Goths). His wide-ranging discography is full of consolation for a misfits and a misguided, either in early lo-fi rants or recent, artfully organised ruminations (especially with a further of woodwind actor Matt Douglas). Live, a party draws on all eras of Darnielle’s immeasurable songbook. Saturday’s Union Transfer uncover is sole out, though they’re entrance behind to a Ardmore Music Hall on Apr 22. — Steve Klinge

8:30 p.m. Saturday, Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. Sold out. 215-232-2100,

Pere Ubu

Lex Van Rossen

Why is David Thomas, a lead thespian of indeterminate and fast late 1970s Cleveland art-rock garage-punks Pere Ubu, who have only expelled a engagingly enterprising new manuscript 20 Years In a Montana Missile Silo, job a band’s stream journey a MonkeyNet Tour? Well, partly since a new album’s lead singular is called “Monkey Bizness” and partly because, as a absurdist raconteur puts it, “An gigantic series of monkeys clicking on an gigantic series of links will produce zero though an gigantic series of bananas.” Openers of note are Minibeast, an instrumental contingent featuring Peter Prescott of Mission of Burma, and Philly stone party RunHideFight, fronted by Geeta Dalal Simons. — D.D.

8 p.m. Tuesday, Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave. $20-$25. 215-739-9684,

Lukas Nelson

He’s a son of Willie Nelson — we can hear a slight outspoken similarity — and he and his band, Promise of a Real, now behind Neil Young. But during 28 Lukas Nelson has also fake a constrained temperament of his own. You can hear it on Lukas Nelson and Promise of a Real, a stunningly positive and sundry collection of top-flight strange songs that brew rock, soul, country, gospel, and pop, along a approach evoking everybody from a Stones to Glen Campbell. — Nick Cristiano

With Nikki Lane, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. Tickets: $20. 215-232-2100.


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8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Coda, 1712 Walnut St., $15, 267-639-4630 comments are dictated to be civil, accessible conversations. Please provide other participants with honour and in a approach that we would wish to be treated. You are obliged for what we say. And please, stay on topic. If we see an disgusting post, greatfully news it to us regulating a “Report Abuse” option.

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