Tour departs from The Gallery, 9th and Market streets, 10 a.m. (tour lasts until noon), Saturday and Saturday, Feb. 23, $25-$30, 215-725-3633, muralarts.tix.com.
To kick off ''Can You Dig It? Fossil Month,'' the Academy of Natural Sciences is unleashing its dinosaur illustrator, who'll sketch Haddonfield, N.J.'s own 25-foot, duck-billed, plant-eating Hadrosaurus foulkii before visitors all day Saturday. Another sight to see: paleontology technicians removing fossil from rock.
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, $13-$15 (children under 3, free), 215-299-1000, ansp.org.
Chinese New Year
Count on Penn's museum to offer a complete, hands-on cultural education with every affair. Their celebration of the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Snake, is no exception. Calligraphy, painting and paper-cutting workshops, a Feng Shui lecture, and music, dance, Kung Fu and Tai Chi demos are on tap in this all-day event.
Penn Museum, 3260 South St., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, $8-$12 (children under 6, free), 215-898-4000, penn.museum.
The winter's tale
Counteract this season's blues (and post-Super Bowl boredom) by checking out Shakespeare's festive, late-in-life play about love, friendship, envy, death, shipwreck, bear attacks, kings, clowns and, eventually, the welcome onset of spring.
Plays & Players, 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, 8 p.m. Saturday through March 3, $25-$45, 610-644-3500, peopleslight.org.
Cho must go on
Comic Margaret Cho is so edgy, it's a wonder her clothes don't rip. She'll offer her unstinting views of life, love and the human condition at Tropicana. Warning: You must be 18 to sit in the first 10 rows; those 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Tropicana, Boardwalk at Brighton Avenue, Atlantic City, 9 p.m. Saturday, $60, $45 and $30. 800-736-1420, ticketmaster.com.
Pennsylvania Ballet shows off its versatility in George Balanchine's ''Square Dance,'' Christopher Wheeldon's ''After The Rain'' and Twyla Tharp's ''Push Comes To Shove.''
Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St., 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8, 2 p.m. Feb. 9-10, 8 p.m. Feb. 9, $30-$125,
Eagle flies to Revel
Don Henley must have really enjoyed himself when the Eagles performed at Revel over Labor Day weekend. The singer-drummer is back at the luxe adult playpen for a solo gig.
Revel, 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 9 p.m. Friday, $170-$75, 800-736-1420, ticketmaster.com.
First she tried ballet, then became a pint-size, utterly precocious club DJ in Belgium at age 11. But even half a world away from her American dad, stony acoustic bluesman Chris Whitley, Trixie submitted to his sway. This week she served up an album, ''Fourth Corner,'' that surely has Dad grinning from the grave.
World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St., free at noon concert broadcast on WXPN (88.5 FM), full show (with Dumpster Hunter and Ron Gallo), 7:30 p.m. Friday, $12-$20, 215-222-1400, worldcafelive.com.
Drive a little, groove a lot as this quirky acousto-aggregation (with uncommon glockenspiel, banjo and harmonium) offers nifty variations on indie-folk rock, Queens, N.Y., style. For music buffs into Sufjan Stevens, Arcade Fire and Mumford and Sons, Freelance Whales will really rock your boat. Hundred Waters opens.
World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, 8 p.m. Friday, 302-994-1400, worldcafelive.com.
' 'If you want the voice of a generation, I'm too self-absorbed to give it clout,'' flips the lead singer of this scrappy, cynical garage rock band. Hotshots on native British soil, the Vaccines present a more refined dose of three-chord cutup, with clever retorts and substantial tunes. And what other (Sex) pistol-packing bunch of (Arctic) monkeys ever came up with a Philly-centric line such as ''I'm not a teenage icon/ I'm no Frankie Avalon"? San Crisco opens.
Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., 8:30 p.m. Saturday, $20, 215-232-2100, utphilly.com.
Sonny Fortune Quartet
This seasoned saxophonist is a master of the driving, post-bop school. Worth his weight in gold.
Chris' Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St., 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday, $25-$20, 215-568-3131, chrisjazzcafe.com.
Andre, our emperor
Pianist Andre Watts, a local soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra for more than 50 years, returns in Beethoven's Fifth Piano Concerto, the famous ''Emperor.'' Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos also conducts Bach, Hindemith and Liszt's ''Les Preludes.''
Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center, Broad and Spruce streets, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $20-$119, 215-893-1999, philorch.org.
Susanna Phillips wraps her soprano voice around songs by Schubert, Chausson, Berg, Messiaen and Granados, accompanied by pianist Myra Huang.
American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut St., 8 p.m. Friday, $24, 215-569-8080, pcmsconcerts.org.
Musicians from the superb Tempesta di Mare Baroque orchestra perform Bach's six glorious ''Trio Sonatas'' for organ, reimagined for chamber ensemble.
Arch Street Friends Meeting House, 320 Arch St., 8 p.m. Saturday and Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Ave., 4 p.m. Sunday, $30-$40, 215-755-8776, tempestadimare.org.
The sacred and secular Spanish Songbooks of Hugo Wolf will be performed by internationally -revered lieder singers: mezzo Angelika Kirchschlager and tenor Ian Bostridge, with pianist Julius Drake accompanying.
Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center, Broad and Spruce streets, 8 p.m. Tuesday, $24, 215-569-8080, pcmsconcerts.org.
- Compiled by Chuck Darrow, Tom Di Nardo, Lauren McCutcheon and Jonathan Takiff