7 days of things to do in Philadelphia Jan. 14 to 20


Passion Pit

The band’s 2017 album Tremendous Sea of Love is filled with its signature synth-heavy sound and catchy hooks. They bring their blend of indie and electronica to the Fillmore, where they’ll be joined by California duo slenderbodies.

8:30 p.m., Fillmore Philadelphia, Frankford Avenue and Richmond Street, $35, 215-309-0150, thefillmorephilly.com

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Passion Pit.


Philadelphia Orchestra at Girard College

The Philadelphia Orchestra plays its annual free concert in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as part of the Greater Philadelphia King Day of Service. This year’s program features Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings with a recitation of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Also on the program: Duke Ellington’s “King of the Magi” from The Three Black Kings. Tickets are first-come first-serve, and there is a limit of four tickets per household. Doors open at 1 p.m.

1:30 p.m., Girard College, 2101 S. College Ave., free, 215-787-2600, philorch.org


History After Hours

The Museum of the American Revolution presents an evening event to mark its first special exhibit, Among His Troops: Washington’s War Tent in a Newly Discovered Watercolor. The exhibit features a recently discovered 235-year-old panoramic painting of the tent in a Continental Army encampment. Attendees will be able to try their hand at tent stitching and watercolor painting.

5 to 8 p.m., Museum of the American Revolution, Third and Chestnut Streets, $10 admission, 877-740-1776, amrevmuseum.org

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Panoramic watercolor by Pierre Charles L’Enfant showing the Continental Army encampment at Verplanck’s Point, north of New York City. The 7-foot-wide scene shows Washington’s headquarters tent. It is the only known contemporaneous image of the tent.


Tell Me a Story

This week’s theme for Philly’s longest-running storytelling show is “renewal.” Storyteller Hillary Rea hosts an evening of heartwarming stories. With coffee.

7 to 9 p.m., Shot Tower Coffee, Sixth and Christian Streets, $10 admission, 267-886-8049, tellmeastory.info


Latin Night at the Lodge

The Winterfest attraction on the Delaware Waterfront heats things up at the lodge with performances by Cuban percussionist Arturo Stable and DJ Rahsaan, who has performed with Colombian superstars Bomba Estereo. Between the dancing and the margaritas, it may be possible to forget momentarily that it’s still January.

10 p.m. to 1 a.m., Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Blvd., $5 admission, riverrink.ticketfly.com


The Second City

The storied troupe boasts such alumni as Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Jordan Peele, and Upper Darby native Tina Fey. The current crop of Chicago improv comics performs at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater.

8 p.m. Friday, 4 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Perelman Theater, 15th and Spruce Streets, $40 to $70, 215-790-5800, kimmelcenter.org

Rope Night at the Kink Shoppe

And now for something completely different. The fantasy and fetish store Kink has a live demonstration Friday of shibari, described as an artistic ancient Japanese form of rope bondage that emphasizes qualities like sensuality, vulnerability, and strength. Adventurous souls can pay $5 to be tied and suspended as part of the demo.

6 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Kink Shoppe, 126 Market St., free to watch, 267-908-5465, kinkshoppe.com.