With the booziest days of the year quickly approaching, why not brush up on your speciality cocktail skills? The Market & Shops at Comcast Center will host a free demonstration and tasting event this Tuesday, with some of the best mixologists from the city's hottest bars shaking up their most creative and mouth-watering concoctions. With any luck, you'll learn a thing or two to impress your holiday guests–or at least perfect the drink that will help you make it to 2015. Each attendee of the Mixology Mixer will receive a $5 voucher for use in the market and shops. Tuesday, November 25, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., 21+, The Market & Shops at Comcast Center, 1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
If you have little ones, this is a must. Arden Theatre Company is reimagining a classic fairytale into a better-than-a-Disney-version play, sure to please the young and old alike. Opening this Wednesday, Beauty and the Beasthas been boldly recreated by Whit McLaughlin, who has directed 13 wildly popular productions for Arden Children's Theatre. For more information and a full schedule, click here. Tickets are available for purchase online. Wednesday, November 26th-Saturday, February 1st, various times, $18-$36, Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd Street.
Longwood Gardens will open its magical Christmas display this Thanksgiving Day, complete with an 18-foot tree, ceilings adorned with glistening snowflakes, thousands of twinkling lights, holiday music, and illuminated fountain shows. A Longwood Christmas features a new theme each year, with this season centered around all things birds. Guests can expect trees filled with nests and faux feathered friends, topiary swans, a peacock room, and much more. Special live musical performances will run throughout the holiday season as well, so be sure to check out the schedule here. Tickets (which vary in price during peak and non-peak times) are available for purchase online. Thursday, November 27th-Sunday, January 11th, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA.
1812 Productions–the theatre company that specializes in hilarity at all times–will reopen its annual hit show, This Is the Week That Is, this Friday. The political comedy pokes fun at the latest news headlines and pop culture sensations, covering everything from the mid-term elections to our obsession with hashtags. The perfect comic relief to ease that #holidayseasonstress. For more information, click here. Tickets are available for purchase online. Friday, November 28th-Wednesday, December 31st, various times, $26-$40, Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Street.