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What’s Happening in Philly

Turtle Exhibition at Adventure Aquarium

Adventure Aquarium invites you to come out of your shell this winter to experience an exhibit over 200 million years in the making — Turtles: Journey of Survival! Witness a collection of both land and aquatic turtles from all around the world, visiting for a limited time only.

From ancient to modern times, the story of the turtle is a journey of survival against the odds. Over millions of years, these species have developed incredible survival strategies and adaptations that have enabled them to thrive since prehistoric times. From a tiny rescued Loggerhead sea turtle hatchling to a massive Alligator Snapping turtle, the largest freshwater turtle in North America, you’ll be invited to journey through a series of exhibits designed to highlight the evolution, biology, habits and unique characteristics of these remarkable reptiles. Visitors will also learn about the many conservation efforts being employed to save these amazing animals and what each of us can do to help protect turtles in the wild.

Learn more about the different species you will encounter during your visit, live shows and activities happening daily, and special events now through March 24.

Adventure Aquarium, 1 Riverside Drive, Camden, N.J.
Jan. 14 through March 24
Cost: Adults $24.95, Children $17.95
www.adventureaquarium.com

 

Hilarious “Assistance” playing at Wilma Theater

What do Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump and Anna Wintour have in common? They all need assistance! Enter the world of Nick and Nora, 20-somethings working in a tyrannical tycoon’s downtown Manhattan headquarters, juggling phone calls and jumping through hoops with marathon endurance — all for the privilege of being mocked and insulted by their Velociraptor of a boss. Fireworks explode in this office full of ambitious ladder climbers, shooting some to the top and leaving others burned and scarred. But these young and eager assistants are hooked, blinded by the dream of success. An off-Broadway hit comedy in 2012, “Assistance” is the second offering in playwright Leslye Headland’s “Seven Deadly Sins” series — this time treating greed — and comes on the heels of “Bachelorette,” another hit and also a feature film release. The Wilma is thrilled to announce the return of director David Kennedy, who previously directed the Wilma’s 2011 success “The Understudy.”

The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.
Now through Feb. 3
Cost: $23-46
www.wilmatheater.org

 

Monty Python’s Spamalot at the Kimmel Center

Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot, the musical comedy sensation lovingly ripped off from the film classic “Monty Python and The Holy Grail,” returns to spread laughter and cheer throughout the kingdom. Directed by Tony Award winner Mike Nichols, Spamalot tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. But before they can find their grail, they’re taking a little side-trip to the fair city of Philadelphia.

Merriam Theater, 1500 Walnut St.
Jan.19-20
Cost: prices vary
www.kimmelcenter.com

 

Philadelphia Auto Show

Get your motor revving with 630,000 square feet of wood grain, leather and steel. Recognized by the industry as one of the top shows in the country, the Philly Auto Show displays more than 700 vehicles from a variety of manufacturers. For each Auto Show ticket sold, $2 will be donated to the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation.

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch streets
Jan. 19-27
Cost: Adults $12, children age 7-12 and seniors $6, children age 6 and under free
www.phillyautoshow.com