The Weekend Guide

secrets of the silk roads!

Cut from a different cloth.

Secrets of the Silk Roads
What: Embroidered boots, textiles, and other eerily well-preserved artifacts from the famed trade route.
Why: Don’t dawdle — the mummies are around only thru Mar. 15.
When: Thru June 5.
Where: Penn Museum, 3260 South St. (215-898-4001). Tickets ($22.50) at 877-772-5425 or online at penn.museum.

Fathom Seafood House
What: Michael Stollenwerk’s long-awaited gastropub serves standout dishes like oyster pot pie, lobster grilled cheese, and cod pierogi made from locally sourced ingredients.
Why: Tell your friend to order her own crab- and gravy-topped fries, because you’re not sharing.
When: Mon.-Fri., 4 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sat. & Sun., noon-2 a.m.
Where: 200 E. Girard Ave. (267-761-9343).

Conversations on Candy

What: The Franklin Fountain’s Eric and Ryan Berley, plus Tony Walter from Lore’s Chocolates, let you in on what it’s like to live the sweet life.
Why: Stick around to sample their mouthwatering chocolates.
When: Wed., 6-8 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia History Museum, 15 S. Seventh St. (215-685-4830). Tickets ($10) at 215-685-4827 or online at philadelphiahistory.org.

Art in the Age Spirited Beer Dinner

What: Sup on a booze-infused, three-course menu of ginger-poached duck lettuce wraps, glazed pork chops, and almond tiramisu.
Why: Inventive cocktails like the Snap Michelada, a tart blend of horseradish, hoisin, and Philadelphia Brewing Co.’s Kenzinger.
When: Mon., 5 p.m.-midnight.
Where: North Third, 801 N. Third St. Reservations (required) to 215-413-3666.

Photo: Courtesy of Penn Museum

801 N 3rd St
@ Brown St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Fathom Seafood House
200 E Girard Ave
@ Shackamaxon St
Philadelphia, PA 19125
15 S 7th St
bt Market & Chestnut Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19106
3260 South St
@ 33rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19104