There are many options for celebrating the screeching halt of the Mayan Calendar, which several dozen people think will cause the world to end this Friday. (At least it’s a party night?) If you’re into films and panels, try PhilaMOCA’s three-day series of apocalypse-related programming. Thursday, there’s a discussion of Lars von Trier’s Melancholia and a MST3K-style screening and dissection of The Last Man on Earth done by the guys from the We Hate Movies podcast. Friday there’s a panel of film professors discussing “The End of the World, Again: The Apocalypse in Media, Science and Culture” followed by a party, complete with a live performance from cyber-glam rockers S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D., a local band whose prog-y electronic music sounds like it could be from the future, and a goodbye toast that will be made as a New Year’s Eve-style countdown clock ticks away.
Thu., Dec. 20-Fri., Dec. 21, 7 p.m., $10, PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 267-519-9651, philamoca.org.