The Weekend Guide


Ruffle your feathers.

The Peacock Male: Exuberance and Extremes in Masculine Dress
What: See 300 years worth of foppish gear — from fancy fireman hats to sneakers tricked out in kimono fabric.
Why: We’d totally date a guy who wears frollerskates.
When: Thru June 30.
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art Perelman Building, Fairmount Ave., at Pennsylvania Ave. (215-763-8100). Admission is $8.

Spoken Nerd Revolution

What: Hear slam master wordsmith and Lollapalooza fixture Shappy Seasholtz read from his new book, then gobble cupcakes in honor of his birthday.
Why: Atari and Star Wars references? Now that’s poetry we can get our head around.
When: Wed., 6 p.m.
Where: The Arts Cafe, 3805 Locust Walk (215-573-9748). Admission is free.

Shoes & Booze

What: Grab a cocktail and raid the selection of winter styles from lines like Sam Edelman and Jeffrey Campbell at 40-80 percent off (reg. $75-$300).
Why: Spring for a pair of Fryes; there’s plenty of time before sandal season.
When: Fri., 5-9 p.m.
Where: J. Karma Boutique, 62 N. Third St. (215-627-9625).

Night Kitchen Bakery

What: The Chestnut Hill sweets staple adds a cozy, fourteen-seat cafe for breakfast and lunch.
Why: You still need to save room for rocky road sundaes, mocha mousse cake, and bread pudding.
When: Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 7725 Germantown Ave., Chestnut Hill (215-248-9235).

Photo: Frollerskates, made by Frogdesign, American, 1987-’88, Courtesy of Frogdesign

The Arts Cafe
3805 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Fairmount Ave
@ Pennsylvania Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19130
7725 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118
62 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106