What to Do Tonight

Victor's picks for Tuesday: The stunningly popular Michael Buble, the scariest Jack Nicholson flick ever, and some fabulous (and free) piano at the Curtis

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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