XPN Weekend Arts Crawl: Lots of holiday theater and dance…First Friday…and more!

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PHILADANCO presents a Christopher Higgins Tribute, honoring the renowned choreographer with four performances of some of his best known work, Friday through Sunday, at the Kimmel Center‘s Perelman Theater.

Legendary comedy troupe The Second City is performing its Nut Cracking Holiday Revue at the Sellersville Theatre on Sunday. Chicago’s Second City has been the starting point for Tina Fey, Bill Murray, Stephen Colbert and others. The revue captures the magic and mayhem of the holiday season with both new and classic songs and sketches.

Valeska Garmet Workers TalePuppet Uprising is hosting its 14th Annual Year-End Cabaret & Cheap Art Bazaar at the Rotunda Friday and Saturday. The Cabaret features puppeteers, musicians and performers from all over the East Coast and affordable works from local visual artists.

Gerald Charles Dickens, the great-grandson of Charles Dickens, is performing his one-man stage adaptation of A Christmas Carol Friday and Saturday. Part of an annual tradition, the performance is presented by Byers’ Choice at their theatre in Chalfont, Pennsylvania.

The Fleisher Art Memorial opens Barbarism on (First) Friday through January 31. The show, created by Sarah Secunda and Rebecca Katherine Hirsch, was a winner of Fleisher’s annual juried Wind Challenge competition and explores social hierarchies through multimedia.

And let’s not forget…

Saturday is the 72nd anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day with historic reenactments at Fort Mifflin on the Delaware presented with the 78th Infantry World War II Living History Association.

A Philadelphia holiday tradition, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, is presented by the Pennsylvania Ballet Saturday through December 29.

The legendary Bucks County Playhouse presents Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play adapted from the classic Judy Garland film through December 29.

The Delaware Center for the Arts opens the exhibition Yoko Sekino-Bove on Friday of ceramics representing the unnoticed rituals of daily life through January 31.

Philadelphia’s Footwerx presents a Holiday Tap Dance Showcase Sunday at the University of the Arts.

Brian Sanders’ JUNK offers Snowball, a comedic winter tale for all ages, Saturday through December 15 at the Annenberg Center.

Megan Mazarick combines elements of hip-hop and contemporary dance in love-joy diver/frontier presented at the Performance Garage in Fairmount Friday.