Philly-Nutt-Crak-Up: They just performed on The 10! Show, now see the Rappin’ SugarPlum, Hip Hoppin’ Rats, City Hall Dolls, Captain Philadelphia and Liberty Belle-Anne perform in Philly-Nutt-Crak-Up tonight. The spoof of the classic Nutcracker is filled with a mix of superheroes, kung-fu fighting and dance in the forms of hip-hop, jazz and modern ballet. Philadelphia references are seen and heard throughout the holiday dance show. Perfect for any age, see this unique show playing at the Mandell Theater. Mandell Theater, 3100 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103, $25, 7:30 p.m.
Get the Led Out: Local tribute band, Get the Led Out, will be at the Electric Factory tonight. Paying homage to the legendary group Led Zepplin, expect to hear a similar sound in Get the Led Out. GTLO has tried to master the musical genius of Led Zepplin to the best of their ability. The show will primarily be instrumental with a small twist on many classics. The group has performed at the House of Blues in A.C. as well as in New York’s Harborfest, now hear them for only $22.50.Electric Factory, 421 North 7th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19123, $22.50, 8:30 p.m.
Fallen Blossoms: Famed artist Cai Guo-Qiang will launch an explosion tonight at Philadelphia Museum. Beginning at sunset, Guo-Qiang will send a blossoming flower shaped from gunpowder fuse into the air. This is the first part to the two-part exhibit at the PMA from now through March. The idea behind the exhibit was to honor the late Anne d’Harnoncourt, former director of the PMA. A series of gunpowder drawings will be on display to address time passing and the role that memory and memorials. Catch all the action around 4 p.m. And trust us, this is a once-in-a-lifetime presentation. Philadelphia Museum of Art,Benjamin Franklin Parkway and 26th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19130, Free.