The Weekend Guide

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Cold Weather Cuisine at Square 1682
What: Chef de cuisine Caitlin Mateo relies on pretty produce and global techniques to dish a body- and soul-warming menu.
Why: Arctic blasts are easier to ignore with a belly full of roasted acorn squash and white chocolate bread pudding.
When: Sun.-Thurs., 5:30-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5:30-11 p.m.
Where: 121 S. 17th St. (215-563-5008).

Holiday Hangover Sale

What: Score boutique owner Ali McCloud’s curated crop of dresses, denim, and shoes for 25 percent off online and at both store locations.
Why: Time to retire the ugly sweaters.
When: Thru Jan. 6. NoLibs, Mon. & Tues., noon-6 p.m.; Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.; Rittenhouse, Mon. & Tues., noon-6 p.m.; Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Arcadia Boutique, 819 N. Second St. (215-667-8099); 265 S. 20th St. (267-519-3634).

Les Misérables

What: You saw the film adaptation (twice). Now, compare it to Sir Cameron Mackintosh’s tear-jerking stage version.
Why: You know a musical fires on all cylinders when it’s old enough to rent a car.
When: Thru Jan. 13.
Where: Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St. (215-731-3333). Tickets ($25-$115) at kimmelcenter.org.

The Olde City Sideshow

What: Heat up your First Friday routine with a show by Dr. Zanzibar’s troupe, which dabbles in burlesque, vaudeville, and circus arts.
Why: Sword swallowing and free beer.
When: Fri., 6-8 p.m.
Where: Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. Second St. (215-922-1122).

Salsa Caliente Three Kings Day Celebration

What: Shake it out for the three wise men with instruction from reigning salsa-dance king Flaco and hip-swaying tunes from two Latin bands.
Why: Kelly Monaco’s got nothing on your footwork.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St. (215-925-9914). Tickets ($20) at theatrealliance.org or at the door ($25).

Christmas Tree and Electronics Recycling Day
What: Cart away once-beautiful branches and last year’s tech toys.
Why: You (and Mother Earth) have no need for that VCR.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Clark Park, 4301 Chester Ave., at S. 43rd St. (215-573-4684 or 215-243-0555). Suggested donation for tree recycling is $10.

Photo: Christopher Gabello / Courtesy of Square 1682 

Clark Park
4301 Chester Ave
@ S 43rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
265 S 20th St
@ Manning St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
121 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
230 Vine St
bt 2nd & 3rd Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19106
819 N 2nd St
bt Brown & Poplar Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19123
40 N 2nd St
bt Market & Arch Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Academy of Music
240 S Broad St
@ Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19102