First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation
Enjoy free admission to the Barnes Foundation, where you’ll be able to check out the permanent collection and the critically acclaimed “Kiefer Rodin” exhibit. The museum will also feature Colette Fu’s playful paper pop-up books, as well as stations where you can create your own masterpieces.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Barnes Foundation, 21st Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, free, 215-278-7000, barnesfoundation.org
Philadelphia Moth StorySLAM
The Moth StorySLAMs are open-mic storytelling competitions held across the country, and they’re open to anyone with a five-minute story on the night’s theme. This month, World Cafe Live hosts a StorySLAM on ambition, perfect for the new year.
7:30 p.m. World Cafe Live, 31st and Walnut Streets, $10, 215-222-1400, themoth.org
English rock band the Wombats will take over Union Transfer. The band expects to release a widely anticipated album this year featuring their latest sweeping, pop-influenced single, “Turn.”
7 p.m. Union Transfer, 11th and Spring Garden Streets, $20, 215-232-2100, utphilly.com
Cameron MacKintosh’s Broadway version of this classic musical comes to Philadelphia. Prepare yourself for a story of heartwarming romance and idealistic revolutionaries, set to one of the most timeless scores around.
7:30 p.m., through Jan. 21, Academy of Music, Locust and Broad Streets, $44 to $144, 215-893-1999, philadelphia-theater.com
Dallas rock band True Widow will bring “stonegaze,” which is how they describe their moody, heavy style, to Johnny Brenda’s. Philly post-punk band Remote/Control opens.
9:15 p.m., Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 Frankford Ave., $13, 215-739-9684, johnnybrendas.com
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Bibliococktails at the Rosenbach
Book lovers can head to the Rosenbach to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein with a cocktail specially crafted for this event by Quaker City Mercantile. There will also be light refreshments and activities. 21 and over.
6 p.m. Friday, the Rosenbach, 2008 Delancey Place, $30 for general admission, 215-732-1600, rosenbach.org
Hot off his recent late-night stand-up debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Jaboukie Young-White makes his Philadelphia headlining debut at the Good Good Comedy Theatre. Known for his hilarious Twitter and Instagram feeds, Young-White was named one of Rolling Stone’s 25 under 25 and a comic to watch at the New York Comedy Festival last year.
7 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Good Good Comedy Theatre, 11th and Spring Streets, $15, 215-399-1279, goodgoodcomedy.com