The Weekend Guide

Whatcha got cooking?

20 for 20
What: Metropolitan Bakery might be famous for bread, but for two decades it’s also turned out savory and sweet offerings deserving your full attention. Flip through the new cookbook ($25) and try recipes for buckwheat canelés and fermented pickles.
Why: The top crust chicken pot pie warms you better than a wool sweater on days like these.
When: You’re hungry.
Where: At metropolitanbakery.com.

The Download
What: Apps, movies, books, and more Web fodder that caught our eye.
Why: A self-deprecating memoir, SNL’s welcome addition, and the latest on Veronica Mars.
When: Break time.
Where: At dailycandy.com.

Swim After Sunset

What: Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia turns the lights down low and invites spa goers with evening appointments to take a dip in the pool and Jacuzzi.
Why: Glowing orbs in the water do wonders for your wintry pallor; cocktails and mellow music melt any remnants of cold-weather blues.
When: Every Sat., 8-10 p.m.
Where: 1 Logan Sq. (215-963-1500).

Lovesick Expo

What: Kick-start your wedding planning by meeting florists, bands, and photographers who get left-of-center style.
Why: Burlesque performances and cupcake samples beat Say Yes to the Dress marathons.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. (215-222-1400). Tickets ($10) at eventbrite.com or at the door ($15).

Breakfast Boot Camp

What: Eat Pray Fit’s Erica Landes holds you to your New Year’s resolutions with a mix of plyometrics, push-ups, and crunches.
Why: After you’ve worked up an appetite, load up on healthy grub at the market with a $10 voucher.
When: Thru Jan. 25. Sat., 9-10 a.m.
Where: The Market & Shops at Comcast Center, 1701 JFK Blvd., lower lvl. Admission ($10) at the door.

Garces Trading Company Juices

What: Swap your latte order at the Garces Trading Company Kiosk for vitamin-dense fruit and veggie juices and smoothies.
Why: Toss in shots of goji powder and manuka honey for extra energy.
When: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Cira Centre Atrium, 2929 Arch St. (215-222-2363).

Photo: Kyle Born / Courtesy of Metropolitan Bakery

2929 Arch St
Cira Centre Atrium
Philadelphia, PA 19104
The Market & Shops at Comcast Center
1701 JFK Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19103
3025 Walnut St
bt 30th & 31st Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19104
1 Logan Sq
Philadelphia, PA 19103