1/15-1/16: Pop, Parties and Performances

Lemon Ball: Visit the Lemon Ball Saturday night and support the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a foundation dedicated to Alexandra “Alex” Scott’s dream of curing all kids with cancer. The annual “yellow tie” gala includes an open bar, desserts, presentations and silent and live auctions. Last year, the event raised over $1.5 million toward achieving Alex’s dream. Help in the fight against cancer this weekend. Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107, $100-$250, 6 p.m.

Hair O’ The Dog: Party in style Saturday night at the 17th Annual Hair O’ The Dog black-tie gala. Enjoy a top-shelf open bar, butlered and buffet hors d’oeuvres with plenty of music from Don’t Call Me Francis and DJ Jason Smith. Plus, a portion of all proceeds will be donated to Adopt-A-Pig, a new program designed to help children and their families cope as they fight cancer. Philadelphia Belle Riverboat, Pier 3 at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, PA 19106, +21, $85, 9 p.m.

Jon Pusette-Dart: Pop-folk singer-songwriter Jon Pousette-Dart performs at the PSALM Saturday. During the 70s and 80s his band shared the stage with such greats like Peter Frampton, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor and The Byrds. Come here all the classics and a few new songs for less than $25. PSALM, The Philadelphia Society for Art, Literature and Music, 5841 Overbrook Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19131, $16-$20, 8 p.m.

The Armchairs: Can’t afford pricey concerts? See local pop-lounge group The Armchairs Sunday night at Kung Fu Necktie. Their psychedelic sound is sure to have you on a trip. Also joining The Armchairs--Horse’s Mouth, Virtual Virgin, Paper Masques. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 North Front Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19122, +21, $5, 8 p.m.

Restaurant Week: It’s Restaurant Week again in Center City Philadelphia. The annual winter discount deal begins this Sunday and is sponsored by TD Bank. Dine at your favorite restaurants for lunch or dinner, $20 and $35 respectively. Each deal offers a three-course meal. Book your reservation today as many restaurants are filling up. Center City, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106.

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