Here’s what to do in Philly this weekend
‘Another Christmas with the Calamari Sisters: Feast of the Seven Fishes!’
Friday, 2 and 8 p.m.
Broadway Theatre of Pitman
43 S. Broadway, Pitman, N.J.
After a successful run last year at the Society Hill Playhouse, the Calamari sisters —Carmela and Delphine — are back with a hilarious Christmas special filled with cooking demonstrations and side-splitting comedy. These “women” know how to cook – they received training at the Culinary Institute of America, so expect hearty italian cooking — and possibly some samples passed around.
‘Beauty and the Beast’
Academy of Music
240 S. Broad St.
Disney’s enchanting tale of romance between Belle and the Beast is back in Philly, with the whole gang: bad boy Gaston, sage Mrs. Potts, flirty Lumiere, anxious Cogsworth and, of course, the most adorable cast member, teacup Chip.
Tribute to The Last Waltz
Saturday, 9 p.m.
1003 Arch St.
The Troc is recreating The Last Waltz, the 1976 farewell concert by The Band where every famous rocker you’ve ever heard of showed up to play: Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Young and more. Martin Scorsese later turned the whole thing into a must-see documentary. Garth Hudson of The Band will make an appearance, along with a list of top Philly musicians. Proceeds benefit four Philadelphia organizations that focus on education. A limited number of $100 VIP tickets are being sold and include a meet and greet with Hudson.
Skate at The Piazza
Saturday through February 23
The Piazza at Schmidt’s
1050 N. Hancock St.
Adults $5, Children $3, 215-717-7788
A 5,000-square-foot ice skating rink is taking over the Piazza for the next three months, giving the RiverRink a little competition. Even better, it’s cheap! Skate rentals are only $1, on top of the admission price. If you plan on skating all winter long, purchase a season pass — $40 for kids and $75 for adults.
Through March 30
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Ben. Franklin Pkwy.
$3 for members, $5 for non, in addition to general admission
The Jurassic era comes to life with giant animatronic dinosaurs. Real dinosaur skeletons, fossil casts, teeth and skulls are also on display, and the younger visitors can enjoy hands-on activities, including a fossil dig site and a detective touch-screen quiz. No judgement if you want to enjoy them, too. Members can skip the admission prices and buy a Dino Pass for get unlimited access to the exhibit — because once you bring the kids, they’re going to want to come back.
Thanksgiving “Not Just” Rock Expo
Today, noon-6 p.m.; tomorrow, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Ave., Oaks, Pa.
If you have a few rock ‘n’ roll lovers in your family, skip the packed malls get your holiday shopping done at the 27th annual Rock Expo, featuring records, posters and all kinds of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia for sale. Door prizes and gift certificates will be given out, including autographed Jimmy Buffet LPs, and Larry Kane will be there to sign copies of his new book, “When They Were Boys: The True Story of the Beatles’ Rise to the Top.” Bring a canned good to donate to Rock Can Roll, a nonprofit hunger relief organization.