To see or not to see?
The Winter’s Tale
What: A motley crew turns Shakespeare’s play on its head with audience interaction and lines warbled through a megaphone, Tom Waits style.
Why: Pagan festival-inspired revelry and warm cider on the lantern-strewn grounds half an hour before showtime.
When: Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 & 7 p.m.
Where: People’s Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern. Tickets ($25-$45) at 610-644-3500 or peopleslight.org.
MilkBoy on Tap: an Evening of Bands, Beer & Booze
What: Normally a BYO, the suburban location gets a little of its city sister’s spice with a lineup of changing bands and a bar (thanks to the loan of its liquor license).
Why: Beer from a different brewer each week (first up: cans and a keg from Long Trail Brewing Co.).
When: Thru Mar. 30. Sat., 7 p.m.-midnight.
Where: MilkBoy Coffee, 2 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore (610-645-5269). For tickets ($8-$12), sign up for the mailing list at milkboycoffee.com.
Fitler Dining Room
What: Grab one of 32 seats in the subway-tiled space for American-meets-French bistro cuisine such as butter-poached oysters and potato gnocchi.
Why: You’d follow Stateside alum chef Robert Marzinsky anywhere.
When: Wed., Thurs. & Sun., 5-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5-11 p.m.
Where: 2201 Spruce St. (215-732-3331).
Plato’s Porno Cave: the New World
What: Expect archival films of Henry Miller and Anaïs Nin and experimental theater during Little Berlin’s esoteric exhibit.
Why: Freak show acts and knife throwers cap off the run of events.
When: Sat.-Mar. 29. Opening reception, Sat., 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Gallery hours, Sat., noon-5 p.m. Event schedule at littleberlin.org.
Where: 2430 Coral St. Suggested donation is $5-$10.
Photo: Mark Garvin / Courtesy of People’s Light & Theatre Company