What to Do Tonight

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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[1], while you can be 15 rows from the stage for $400 each on StubHub[2], 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[3].

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[4]. 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[5], from which he graduated in 1995. Here he is[6] 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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Endnotes:
  1. Craigslist: http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/search/tix?query=buble&catAbbreviation=tix
  2. StubHub: http://www.stubhub.com/michael-buble-tickets/michael-buble-philadelphia-wachovia-center-3-16-2010-916121/?ticket_id=231966912
  3. here: http://comcasttix.com/events/page/east/Wachovia+Center/Michael+Buble/
  4. Bryn Mawr Film Institute tonight at 7 p.m: http://www.brynmawrfilm.org/onenightonly.htm#Shining
  5. Curtis: http://www.curtis.edu/html/50400.shtml
  6. Here he is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqJQIERAdU0
  7. The Weekender: https://www.phillymag.com/newsletters/index.html

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