What to Do Tonight
Today, I’ve got something for every budget. For big spending fans of Canadian crooners, there’s Michael Bublé at the Wachovia Center. I have to admit, I was shocked when I found out that the concert was sold out. I guess his performance at the Olympic closing ceremonies gave him a boost. If you want in, it’s going to cost you. Decent seats are running $150 and up (each) on Craigslist, while you can be 15 rows from the stage for $400 each on StubHub, which is a total rip-off since Sherry’s Tickets on 15th Street (215-561-5544) has 8th row tickets for $350 (for the pair). BUT WAIT!!! Hot tip: a special friend at the Wachovia Center just informed me that Buble’s production team is about to release a very limited number of face-value tickets, so before you splurge with the brokers and scalpers, check here.
Significantly less pricey but just as — if not more — thrilling is the $9.50 screening of The Shining. Yes, you’ve seen it a million times, but if you haven’t seen the blood pouring down the hallway on a big screen (thankfully not in 3-D!), get over to Bryn Mawr Film Institute tonight at 7 p.m. And yes, for you film nerds, it’s a 35mm print. Bonus: Popcorn here only costs $3!
But if free is what you want, you can do no better than a recital by pianist Leon McCawley at Curtis, from which he graduated in 1995. Here he is making Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 look way too easy. At 8 p.m., he’ll do the same with Samuel Barber and Chopin. Get there early. Like I said, it’s free. —Victor Fiorillo
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