June 28, 2012
Tonight Picks: Night Market Washington Avenue, Movie Screening On The Schuylkill Banks, Bruce Springsteen Party At The Constitution Center And More
[Summer nights 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!]
• Night Market Washington Avenue: Night Market Washington Avenue is tonight, Thursday, June 28, and it boasts more food than ever before, very cool local art installations, a turbo-charged VIP experience and the debut of the Quest Loves Food VIP Pop-Up. Check out more details here.
Where: Washington Avenue at 9th Street
When: Thursday, June 28, 6-10 p.m.
Cost: Pay as you go; VIP admission sold out!
• Independence Day: Fourth of July Kick-Off Party at National Constitution Center: The National Constitution Center’s celebration of our nation’s birthday rocks out big time, with the Bruce Springsteen-inspired Independence Day: Fourth of July Kick-Off Party tonight, featuring live music, American-inspired picnic food and drinks.
Where: 525 Arch Street, Independence Mall
When: Thursday, June 28, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Cost: $35 general public, $30 for museum members
• King Kong screening on the Schuylkill Banks: Bring your friends, blanket and picnic basket for a great time watching King Kong by the river. New this year, come early to participate in a free pre-movie raffle for prizes from Philadelphia Runner.
Where: By the Walnut Street Bridge
When: Thursday, June 28, 8:30 p.m.
• Norah Jones at the Mann Center: Norah Jones takes the stage tonight, with the perfect chill vibe for a summer evening. 10 years after she first performed at SXSW, Norah Jones made a triumphant return to the festival this past March. Now she’s at the Mann performing her new album Little Broken Hearts.
Where: 5201 Parkside Avenue
When: Thursday, June 28, 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Tickets start at $29.50
• Anjuthreads presents the Philadelphia premiere of Promise Land at Ritz East Theatre: Watch the one-night-only Philadelphia premiere of Promise Land, a much-anticipated independent film by Kevin Dalvi playing only in select cities across the U.S. There will be a Director Q&A session after the screening, and a rare chance to mingle with Kevin Dalvi and Cast Members at the VIP Cocktail Party hosted at Reserve Lounge, in addition to a two-hour premium open bar with hors d’oeuvres. Get tickets online.
Where: 125 S. 2nd Street
When: Thursday, June 28,
Cost: Tickets start at $15
• Ed Wise and his New Orleans Jazz Band at the Mennonite Meetinghouse: A resident of New Orleans until Hurricane Katrina, Wise has been bringing the music and stories of old New Orleans to audiences up and down the East Coast since 2005. Tonight, join him for a special concert featuring vintage music from jazz giants such as Sidney Bechet and Django Reinhardt.
Where: 6119 Germantown Avenue
When: Thursday, June 28, 8 p.m.
Cost: $10 for adults and free for children
• Will Ferrell Quizzo at Drinker’s Tavern: Test your knowledge of your favorite SNL star.
Where: 124 Market Street
When: Thursday, June 28, 8 p.m.
Cost: Pay as you go
• Coming to America: The Story of Laurel Hill’s Immigrants: This Independence Day-themed walking tour exploring the stories of those who chose Philadelphia as their final resting place despite not having been from here concludes with 4th of July refreshments, beer and hot dog roasting.
Where: 3822 Ridge Avenue
When: Thursday, June 28, 6 p.m.
Cost: $20/person; $18/seniors + students; $17/members
• Slam Bam Thank You Ma’am at Pen and Pencil Club: Join Painted Bride Quarterly for Slam Bam Thank You Ma’am tonight for a night of literary revelry and tomfoolery. They provide the pens and paper and you have all the fun. There are swag bag prizes for every round.
Where: 1522 Latimer Street
When: Thursday, June 28, 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Cost: No cover, pay as you go
• Bistrot La Minette Sous Chef Dinner: To showcase the restaurants’ two sous chefs’ talents, they will be collaborating on a four-course menu tonight. Four courses, $35; with wine pairings $50.
Where: 623 S. 6th Street
When: Thursday, June 28
Cost: $35; with wine pairings, $50