When the weather is biting cold and the streets are a bear to meander, the museums and theaters of Philadelphia are a welcomed refuge. If the winter lineup is any indication of what to expect in 2014, it’s going to be a great year.
Driving Miss Daisy
See the Pulitzer Prize-winning hit that inspired the 1989 Academy Award-winning film. Set in Atlanta 1948, this iconic tale follows the elderly Miss Daisy and her relationship with her African American chauffeur, Hoke. Jan. 14-Feb. 2. Independence Studio on 3, Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St., 215.574.3550.
The Surrealists: Works from the Collection
The Philadelphia Museum of Art explores great masterpieces and lesser-known works of the Surrealism movement. Salvador Dali’s “Soft Construction with Boiled Beans,” is among the more than 70 works on display. Through March 2. Perelman Building, 2525 Pennsylvania Ave., 215.763.8100.
We Will Rock You
Featuring hits by the legendary British rock group, Queen, this award-winning Broadway musical takes place in a future of age mindless, manufactured music where a group of rebel Bohemians and a long-awaited hero fight to bring rock back. Jan. 14-Jan. 19. Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St., 215.893.1999.
Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders
British artist Yinka Shonibare’s life-size mannequin sculptures clothed in colorful Dutch wax fabrics are only one medium showcased at The Barnes Foundation. Paintings, photography, installation and a specially created sculpture, “Magic Ladders,” will also be on view. Jan. 24-April 21. 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.278.7000.