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un, don’t walk to the Academy of Music for the fi nal two performances by the Pennsylvania Ballet of “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker”, the annual

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holiday celebration set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score and performed by a full or- chestra, a huge dancing cast including many children as angels and mice with gorgeous costumes and

enchanting sets. Dec. 30 at 2 p.m., Dec. 31 at Noon. Broad and Locust, 215-893-1955 or › The Library Co. presents

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“The Genius of Freedom” now through June 26, an exhibition on African Amer- ican Struggles and Civil Rights in the North after the Civil War. Highlights in- clude rare documents from 19th century Colored Con- ventions, political activism and civil rights organizing across the North, curated by Krystal Appiah. The Library Co. was founded in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin. 1314 Locust.

215-546-3181 or www. › The Kimmel Center pulls out all the stops to make this a beautiful holiday sea- son including free events on Commonwealth Plaza, Broad and Spruce. Other Kimmel events include the international percussion sensation “Stomp”, Dec. 29 and 30 at the Merriam The- ater, 250 S. Broad. On Dec.

29 at 8 p.m., “The Queen of Soul”, 18-time Grammy Award winner Aretha Franklin, makes her Kim- mel Center debut in Verizon Hall. And on New Year’s Day, the Kimmel Center hosts its annual Celebration with free friendly entertain- ment and chef Jose Garces events from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. including free hot chocolate, many Garces food stations where impressive snacks and desserts will be sold, a Resolution Wall for public promises, a DJ playing old- ies, Steve Pullara and his Cool Beans Band plus face painting, a balloon artist and fun for all indoors as the Mummers glide by out- side on Broad St. Full Kim- mel information at 215-893- 1999 or www.kimmelcenter. org/free. And to kick off the new year, from Jan. 6 to 18, “Motown the Musical” is at the Academy of Music starring Clifton Oliver and Allison Semmes as Berry Gordy and Diana Ross. 215- 731-3333 or kimmelcenter. org/broadway › The Please Touch Mu-

seum boasts a generous showing of festive exhibits, off erings and program- ming to celebrate the sea- son including their annual Countdown 2 Noon, the Enchanted Colonial Village through Jan. 5, and unique holiday shopping at The Kids Shop. Information and timings at 215-581-3181 or www.pleasetouchmuseum. org. Memorial Hall, Fair- mount Park, 4231 Ave. of the Republic. › J.S. Bach’s complete

“Christmas Oratorio” as presented by Choral Arts Society and the Bach Festival Philadelphia is set for Dec. 31 with Parts I - III beginning at 4 p.m., an extended intermission at 5:30 p.m. with food and drinks concessions, then from 6:30 p.m. Parts IV - VI, performed on period in- struments under the baton of Artistic Director Mat-

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