If you felt the presidential debates were a little light on puppets (here’s lookin’ at you, Big Bird), then rejoice: The Wissahickon Creek mayoral debates, based on a comic strip by local cartoonist Aaron Krolikowski, are here to alleviate that shortage. Candidates and life-size puppets Bobby Bubblebop, Holly Vineyamma and Brother Johannus Kelput — a groundhog, raccoon and mole, respectively — will duke it out in a series of three debates, each of which will also feature a musical performance by the Wissahickon Wailers. Audience members will have the opportunity to pose questions and cast their vote, the results of which will be announced at the finale debate. And don’t leave your cat ears at home: Attendees who show up in an animal costume will get their tickets at half-price.
Sat., Nov. 3, 5 p.m., $6, Locust Moon Comics, 34 S. 40th St., 267-403-2856; Sun., Nov. 4, 8 p.m., $6, Trestle Inn, 339 N. 11th St., 267-239-0290; Mon., Nov. 5, 8 p.m., $12, First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St., 215-563-3980 thegreatdebateatchurch.eventbrite.com.