The Ninth Annual Moo Shu Jew Show
The Gershman Y’s annual comedy showcase returns. Chow down on a multicourse meal in the heart of Chinatown while enjoying performances by Moody McCarthy, Marla Schultz, and Brad Zimmerman. Reservations required.
6 to 10 p.m., Ocean Harbor Restaurant, 11th and Race Streets, $82 to $92, 215-545-4400, gershmany.com
Reenactment of Delaware River Crossing
Every Christmas, thousands of onlookers gather to hear a reenactment of George Washington’s speech and watch several hundred reenactors row across the Delaware River. Early arrival is recommended, and the event is contingent upon weather. If the river is high enough, the reenactors will row across. If not, other festivities will take place.
Noon to 3 p.m., Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Rd., free admission, 215-493-4076, washingtoncrossingpark.com
World Cafe Live’s Winter Beer Festival
If you love beer, head to World Cafe Live’s Winter Beer Festival to sample more than 50 beers from 40 breweries, including Goose Island, Port City Brewing, and many more. There will also be live music from the Whiskeyhickon Boys and a full-service bar for those who prefer other libations.
5:30 to 9:30 p.m. World Cafe Live, 31st and Walnut Streets, $50, 215-222-1400, worldcafelive.com
Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra with Joe Bongovi
Chris’ Jazz Cafe will host the Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra, which includes the best high school and college jazz musicians in the region. Students get $5 in table credit when they purchase tickets online.
7 p.m. Chris’ Jazz Cafe, 15th and Sansom Streets, $10, 215-568-3131, chrisjazzcafe.com
Derek Gaines at Punch Line Philly
Comedian Derek Gaines, who grew up in Philadelphia, broke out seven years ago when he became a finalist in Philadelphia’s Funniest Person Competition. Most recently, he wrapped filming on The Last O.G., a forthcoming TBS comedy created by Jordan Peele.
7 p.m. Punch Line Philly, Allen and Laurel Streets, $18.50, 215-606-6555, punchlinephilly.com
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert
Inspired by Vienna’s famous New Year’s Eve concert, this celebration includes ballroom dancers, European singers, and, of course, excellent performances from local symphonies.
6 p.m., Verizon Hall, 15th and Spruce Streets, $47 to $104, 215-731-3333, kimmelcenter.org
Kwanzaa at the African American Museum
Witness the lighting of the Kwanzaa kinara, attend dance and drum workshops, and enjoy a Kwanzaa magic show at the African American Museum this weekend. These events are free with regular museum admission.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, African American Museum in Philadelphia, Seventh and Arch Streets, $10 to $14, 215-574-0380, aampmuseum.org