The Weekend Guide

zoe strauss: ten years!

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Zoe Strauss: Ten Years
What: The self-taught photographer’s retrospective showcases her gritty shots of working-class life ($16).
Why: Philadelphia Museum of Art is a posh upgrade from her exhibitions under I-95.
When: Thru Apr. 22.
Where: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. (215-763-8100).

La Cottora

What: Huddle around a fire in Le Virtu’s garden as chefs dole out roasted chestnuts, pizzelles, and Abruzzese soup prepared in the cauldron.
Why: Hot apple cider warms your belly; the fact that all proceeds go to Project H.O.M.E. warms your heart.
When: Tonight, 5-8 p.m.
Where: 1927 E. Passyunk Ave. (215-271-5626). Tickets ($30) online at levirtu.com.

What: We’re not sure how they do it, but Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran have added another spot to their empire. This time it’s small plates inspired by their multiweek wander across Andalucia.
Why: Moorish lamb and Spanish wine? Okay, we forgive them for shuttering Bindi.
When: Opens Sun. Sun.-Thurs., 5-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 105 S. 13th St. (215-922-6061).

The Late Show

What: The new series ($7) highlights oddball cult films like Head and The Room.
Why: You’ll take bizarre over blockbuster any day.
When: Fri., 11:30 p.m. (Also Feb. 3 & 17, Mar. 16 & 30.)
Where: Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr (610-527-9898).


What: Michael Stollenwerk moves his seafood-centric restaurant to digs that could swallow his former tiny spot whole (all the more space to enjoy shellfish bisque).
Why: More room in the kitchen for new pastry chef Monica Glass to do her thing, like whipping up praline cannelloni and sorbet.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 5-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5-11:30 p.m.; Sun., 5-9:30 p.m.
Where: 1234 Locust St. (215-545-9600).

Photo: Zoe Strauss, Daddy Tattoo, 2004. Courtesy of Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

105 S 13th St
bt Sansom & Chestnut Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19107
1234 Locust St
@ S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
1927 E Passyunk Ave
bt Mifflin & McKean Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 W Lancaster Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130