Get ready to cue up that enduring classic by one-hit-wonder Europe, because the countdown to world’s end has arrived. Seeing as how the Penn Museum is currently home to “Maya 2012: Lords
of Time” (a title that admittedly sounds much more like a video game than an academic museum exhibition), it is the obvious place for a party, and they’re hosting an end-of-the-world bash complete with themed cocktails, a DJ set by MTV’s own DJ Skribble and some gravity-defying acro-batics by Cirque-tacular, because why not? And never fear: On the off chance we don’t all die when the clock strikes midnight, the party will rage on.
Fri., Dec. 21, 9 p.m., $40, Penn Museum, 3260 South St., 215-898-4000, penn.museum.