Saturday, December 27, 2014

Music/Nightlife

Just how many "Do You Hear What I Hears" do you want to hear? One more, at least.
Casinos Borgata Hotel & Casino 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City; 609-317-1000. www.theborgata.com. Tiesto. $79.50-$89.50. 12/28. 10 pm. Harrah's Atlantic City 777 Harrah's Blvd., Atlantic City; 800-342-7724. www.harrahsresort.com. New Year's Eve at the Pool After Dark. $50-$75. 12/31. 8 pm.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) (sssss) Friday night chill, knowing the good times begin Saturday morning when you become a major force for the next few days. Others are clearly attracted and let you know. Can you diplomatically handle more than one person at one time? This weekend will tell. Enjoy your time.
In Concert Arden Gild Hall 2126 the Highway, Wilmington; 302-475-3126. www.ardenclub.com. The Spring Standards. $17-$20. 12/26. 8 pm.
Rebirth Brass Band The Rebirth Brass Band is so essential to the fabric of musical life in New Orleans that it seemed only logical that this was the first music heard in the first episode of David Simon's post-Katrina HBO dramatic series Treme. Of course,
New Year's Eve is such an overwrought, over-thought-out hassle, you need a guide that provides you with the best, varied, most fascinating fare. Enjoy your night, Drink responsibly. Drive safely. You'll need your wits about you to figure out where the Mummers are this year.
Reprinted from Thursday's editions. If Mark Wahlberg's new pic, The Gambler, feels like a stale rehash of existential tropes, that's because it is.
Compared to Louie Zamperini, Job had it easy. After crashing in the Pacific in World War Two, Zamperini drifted in a lifeboat for 47 days before being sent to a POW camp in Japan, where the commandant took a personal interest in making Zamperini's life hellacious.
Friday Happy Boxing Day Here's a day-after-Christmas tradition: playing with model trains. The Friday Night Lights program, featuring the Holiday Garden Railway, treats from Bredenbeck's Bakery, and hot cocoa, gets on track at the Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave. Time: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $16; $8 ages 12 and under; reservations required. Information: 215-247-5777 or www.morrisarboretum.org.
Remember when former basketballer and professional strange person Dennis Rodman traveled to North Korea on what he called a goodwill tour-plus-basketball-diplomacy effort? Remember when he said North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, was his bosom pal? Wonder how that whole thing is working out for the Rod-Man, what with the brouhaha over The Interview and the Sony hack.
Experimental jam band Lotus has never really played by conventional rules. Possessing a strange but purposeful mix of funk, jam, ska, electronic and punk, Lotus writes tunes that appeal to a wide range of audiences, and have been doing so for over a decade. After spending 2014 largely off the road, the band, located in both Denver and Philly, tour behind its most recent release, "Gilded Age," in early 2015.