Friday through Feb. 28
Suzanne Roberts Theatre
480 S. Broad St.
From $24, www.philadelphiatheatrecompany.com
“Exit Strategy” takes place in the midst of a Chicago school shutdown crisis. Known as a political playwright, Ike Holter portrays students and teachers fighting for their school and the powers that be fighting for their agendas.
Chinese New Year Celebration
Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
3260 South St.
Free with admission, www.penn.museum
Celebrate the Chinese New Year, the year of the monkey, with the Penn Museum. Traditional Chinese music and dance, martial arts workshops and storytelling will take place in the museum’s celebrated China Gallery, before the day ends with the Grand Finale Lion Dance Parade.
Women at Work
Saturday and ongoing
Betsy Ross House
239 Arch St.
Free with admission, www.historicphiladelphia.org
A permanent interactive installation at the Betsy Ross House debuts this weekend. “Women at Work” shows how business owners in the 18th century, like upholsterer Betsy Ross, had to rely on other women to help with laundry, food preparation and shopping. Drawing parallels with modern life, this exhibit shows how these women sought to do it all.
Outer Spaces, littler, Giant Peach, Blowdryer and Manatree
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
3914 Spruce St.
Outer Spaces is a Baltimore band led by Cara Beth Satalino, formerly of Athens, Georgia, outfit Witches. She carries her calm yet slightly ominous style of slow rock with her, and Outer Spaces is mesmerizing for it. Combined with four bands ranging from fuzz punk to nostalgic pop-grunge, this is the kind of inspired band combination that makes for a satisfying and affirming show.
Friday, 8 p.m.
World Cafe Live
Celebrate Mardi Gras with longtime local collective Philly Gumbo, playing New Orleans-flavored funk and soul. Lead singer India Rex delivers nuanced and powerful vocals, while multi-talented instrumentalists recreate the incredible live music experience of a New Orleans concert.
René Marie: I Wanna Be Evil (With Love to Eartha Kitt)
Saturday, 8 p.m.
300 S Broad St.
From $29, www.kimmelcenter.org
Jazz vocalist and songwriter Rene Marie delivers a tribute to Eartha Kitt with “I Wanna Be Evil.” Marie released an album by the same name in 2013, before which she released nine albums featuring many tracks she wrote herself. Her recordings have been highly ranked by the Penguin Guide to Jazz.
Sunday, 7:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Center
3601 S. Broad St.
From $40, www.comcasttix.com
Mammoth English rock band Muse stops by in support of their latest album “Drones,” a post-apocalyptic prog-rock call to arms to put down your weapons — all in all, pretty good stadium fare. New York alt-rock band X Ambassadors opens.
Mack Avenue SuperBand
Sunday, 7 p.m.
3680 Walnut St.
From $20, www.annenbergcenter.org
Mack Avenue Records presents a stellar collective of some of their greatest jazz names, like Grammy-winners bassist Christian McBride and vibraphonist Gary Burton, as well as trumpet player Sean Jones, saxophonist Tia Fuller, pianist Christian Sands and drummer Carl Allen.
The Roots of Fermentation
Thursday, 6 p.m.
The Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine St.
Amanda Feifer, author of fermentation blog Phickle and cookbook “Ferment Your Vegetables,” shows how to eat plenty of local vegetables, even in the middle of a cold East Coast winter. Learn how to preserve nutrients and add helpful bacteria to your system with safe and easy fermentation.
Saturday and Sunday
23rd Street Armory
22 S. 23rd St.
The Clover Market is a curated collection of art, antiques, vintage and handmade goods. Hand-lettered paper goods, antique furniture, vintage clothing and found trinkets are all for sale in the 60 vendor stalls, 20 of which will rotate out from Saturday to Sunday.
FOOD AND DRINK
Winterfest Live! 2016
Saturday, 3 p.m.
1100 Pattison Ave.
This craft beer festival features over 150 beers made with winter drinking in mind. Over 75 breweries are represented, and samples are unlimited. It’s winter alright — so tramp down that dirty snow and come in for a beer. It’s easy to take the subway to get here, so leave your car at home.
Philadelphia Auto Show
Saturday through Feb. 7
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch St.
From $7, www.phillyautoshow.com
Check out the latest auto models, test sound systems and experience the newest driving technology at the Philadelphia Auto Show. Extra excitements include test drives through the city, custom cars and motorcycles and a talk from 2015 FIFA Women’s Player of the Year, Carli Lloyd.