February 2, 2012
Tonight Picks: Center City Restaurant Week, Hunter’s Night Dinner at Brauhaus Schmitz, “Men’s Night Out” At Pileggi Boutique And More
[Evenings in Philadelphia are always action-packed, and we want to help you cherry-pick from all the events and activities going on. On certain days that promise particularly bustling evenings, we round up our selections for the most can't-miss pursuits with which to fill your schedule. See you out there!]
• Center City Restaurant Week: It’s your second-to-last evening to enjoy a three-course dinner for just $35 at one of 124 restaurants in Center City. Check out our top picks for lunch and local dishes.
Where: 124 restaurants in Center City
When: Thursday, February 2
• “Men’s Night Out” at Pileggi Boutique: Pileggi Boutique is hosting “Men’s Night Out” tonight to assist men with their Valentine’s Day shopping. The event includes light apps, WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey Cocktails, a DJ and a silent auction. Gift certificates will also be available, and for every $100 spent an additional $25 will be added. Bonus: Pileggi will donate a portion of the evening sales to The Melanie Finley Ovarian Cancer Foundation.
Where: 715 Walnut Street
When: Thursday, February 2, 5-8 p.m.
Cost: Pay as you go
• Mitchell & Ness 17th Annual Winter Sale: For four days only, February 1-4, all men’s and women’s branded and vintage inspired team apparel and headwear is 50% off. With the Sixers’ and Flyers’ seasons in full gear and the Phillies home opener around the corner, it’s a perfect time to pick up hometown gear.
Where: 1201 Chestnut Street
When: Thursday, February 2, until 7 p.m.; sale lasts through February 4
Cost: Pay as you go
• Hunter’s Night Dinner at Brauhaus Schmitz: Jen Carroll formerly of 10 Arts, Peter Woolsey of Bistrot La Minette, Osteria’s Jeffrey Michaud and Jeremy and Jessica Nolen of Brauhaus Schmitz will present a standout five course hunter’s dinner featuring the best of wild game in addition to an amuse bouche sampling from each of the chefs.
Where: 718 South Street
When: Thursday, February 2, seatings from 5-10:30 p.m.
More Tonight Picks, below.
• Philadelphia Art Alliance Opening Reception of Three New Winter Exhibits: Join the Philadelphia Art Alliance at 5:30 p.m. tonight for a free opening reception for three exciting new exhibitions. In the First Floor Galleries, the Art Alliance presents two solo exhibitions, Sondra Sherman: “Found Subjects,” and Andrea Donnelly: “Binary.” In the Second Floor Galleries, the Art Alliance presents “A Sense of Place,” a group exhibition of eight women textile artists.
Where: 251 S. 18th Street
When: Thursday, February 2, 5:30 p.m.
• “In Praise of a Dream” at the National Museum of American Jewish History: The National Museum of American Jewish History invites you to help celebrate Tu B’Shevat, the Festival of the Trees, as it opens its new exhibit “In Praise of a Dream,” a special photo collection by acclaimed Israeli artist Tal Shochat. Shochat’s work highlights only the most beautiful fruit trees that she has found in her travels throughout Israel.
Where: 101 S. Independence Mall East
When: Exhibit open through April 22
Cost: $11-$12, Free for members, active military and children under the age of 12
• Martha Undressed at Chez Colette at The Sofitel: Theatre Confetti, which recently celebrated a successful re-launch party, is unveiling Martha Undressed tonight, a Martha Graham Cracker cabaret performance from Dito van Reigersberg of Pig Iron Theatre Company.
Where: 120 S. 17th Street
When: Thursday, February 2, 8 p.m.
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at door
• “Practically Speaking: Transportation in a Time of Political Gridlock” at the National Constitution Center: David B. Thornburgh, executive director of Penn’s Fels Institute of Government, will lead a conversation about infrastructure, transportation and federalism. He will be joined by Jack Basso, COO of American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials; Joshua L. Schank, president and CEO of Eno Transportation Foundation; James Simpson, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation; and Martin Wachs, senior principal researcher at RAND. Call (215) 409-6700 or reserve online.
Where: 525 Arch Street
When: Thursday, February 2, 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 for non-members; $7 for members, students and teachers