Ever want to get into the mind of an Assassin? Assassins: An Independent Tri-College Musical explores the strange world of that unique class of Americans who have killed or have tried to kill a U.S. president. With dark humor and song, this musical will leave you questioning your American identity and pondering the distorted lens of the American Dream. Friday – Saturday, 7:30p.m. – 9p.m. McPhearson Auditorium, Goodhart Hall. Free. For reservations email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bi-Co in Harmony
On Thursday evening, the Haverford and Bryn Mawr Chamber Singers will be performing their annual Holiday Concert. If you appreciate beautiful voices in unison and listening to a capella just isn’t your thing, you’ll love this accomplished bi-co ensemble. The performance will span classical hymns and verse as well as selections of Christmas carols and other seasonal favorites. Thursday, 8p.m. Founders Great Hall. Free.
Have you got what it takes to tackle the Rant-O-Wheel? With a $10 admission you’ll get the chance to spin the wheel. Contestants must put together a coherent story in under five minutes while including three words from the eclectic Rant-O-Wheel. Many have tried, few have succeeded. If you make the five minutes, you’ll get to perform in the championships in the next week! Wednesday, 9:30p.m. Shubin Theater, 407 Bainbridge St., Philadelphia. $10.
What is the Future of Music?
Part of UPenn’s 2010-1011 Humanities Forum on Virtuality, “Music, Mastery, and Memory” will explore the ways in which our mind and body interact with music and how new technologies and instruments are opening doors for this age-old human exploration. Hosted by Tod Machover of MIT Media Lab, the presentation will begin to orient for the audience the state of music in the burgeoning digital age. Wednesday, 5-6:30p.m. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia. Free. Required pre-registration at http://www.phf.upenn.edu/10-11/machover.shtml