Chocolate: The Exhibition, showcases the treat that sparks desire and cravings from millions of people. The exhibit illustrates the effects the cacao bean has on the human culture, the global economy and the tropical ecosystem. Artists also display the journey of chocolate from a normal tree in the rainforest, over the Atlantic and how the cacao bean becomes a delicious treat through the addition of sugar.
Best-selling humor writer David Sedaris first made waves with his hilarious account of one excruciating holiday season working as a Macy's Christmas elf. After Sedaris read the piece on "This American Life", Tony-winning Broadway director-actor Joe Mantello ("Wicked") adapted the acerbic essay for the stage, producing the perfect antidote to endless holiday cheer. Keith Conallen reprises his role as Crumpet the Elf in this one-man show that'll shine a whole new light on shopping mall Santas.
Verizon Hall at Kimmel CenterDecember 20, 2014 3:00 PM
260 South Broad Street on the Avenue of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA 19102
The Philly Pops is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based orchestra that focuses on interpreting pop standards. Led y two-time Grammy Award-winning pianist Peter Nero, the ensemble has been recreating popular jazz, swing, blues and Broadway hits into familiar orchestral arrangements since 1979.