August 23, 2012
Tonight Picks: Four Outdoor Movies In Four Park Locations, $5 After 5 Admission To The National Constitution Center, Outdoor Dining 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!]
• Best of the ’80s Outdoor Summer Movie Series at Liberty Lands: Every Thursday at 8:30 p.m. through August 30, Liberty Lands is screening your 80s favorites on a giant inflatable screen. Bring a chair or a blanket and some snacks and enjoy a relaxed summer night outdoors. Tonight’s movie is Beetlejuice.
Where: Liberty Lands Park, 926 N. American Street
When: Every Thursday through August 30, 8:30 p.m.
• Penn’s Landing’s “Screenings Under The Stars”: Watch Dolphin Tale tonight on the River Stage on Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. Pack a picnic.
Where: River Stage on Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, Columbus Boulevard at Chestnut Street
When: Thursdays in July and August; 8:30 p.m. in July, 8 p.m. in August
• Movie Nights on the Schuylkill Banks: It’s the final Schuylkill Banks Movie Night of the summer! Bring your friends, blanket and picnic basket for a great time watching viewer’s choice movies by the river. Come early to participate in a free pre-movie raffle for prizes from Philadelphia Runner. Tonight’s movie is Moneyball, an awesome choice to end the series with.
When: Every other Thursday at dusk from June 14-August 23
Where: By the Walnut Street Bridge
• Hawthorne Park Movie Night: This quaint park at 12th and Catherine Streets hosts Thursday evening movie nights this summer. Next up is tonight’s showing of The Iron Lady starring Meryl Streep (winner of the 2012 Oscar for Best Actress), starting at dusk. It’s free and open to the community.
Where: 12th and Catherine Streets
When: Thursday, August 23, dusk
• Mauckingbird Theatre Company’s Much Ado About Nothing: At the Mauckingbird Theatre Company’s production of Much Ado About Nothing, check your hats and your hopelessness at the door and spend a few hours getting tangled up with love and lampoonery. Even regular theater-goers will find fresh poignancy in the classic courtship between Hero and Claudio, the fighting-flirtation between Beatrice and Benedick, as the gay perspective breathes new life into the centuries-old play.
Where: Off-Broad Street Theater, First Baptist Church, 1636 Sansom Street
When: Thursday, August 23, 7 p.m.
More Tonight Picks, below.
• The 3rd Annual Pucker Up! SourFest at Devil’s Den: For this year’s SourFest, the South Philly watering hole went all out for their sour selection. They’ll have 40 different drafts along with over 40 bottle beers ready for your enjoyment. The kitchen will also be preparing specials that will compliment the sours.
Where: 1148 S. 11th Street
When: Saturday, August 18-Friday, August 24
Cost: Pay as you go
• Tomato Dinner at Bistrot La Minette: Mitch Prensky of Supper and Peter Woolsley of Bistrot La Minette have created a collaborative menu, featuring tomatoes from Blue Elephant farm. The dinner, happening last night at Supper and tonight at Bistrot La Minnette, is priced at $35 per person or $50 per person with wine pairings.
Where: Bistrot La Minette, 623 S. 6th Street
When: Thursday, August 23
• Meritage Lobster Tasting Menu: Located a few blocks from Rittenhouse Square, Meritage restaurant is offering a Lobster Tasting Menu for $39 per person through Friday, August 24. There’s an optional wine pairing for $20 if you want to round out your meal.
Where: 500 S. 20th Street
When: Wednesday, August 22-Friday, August 24
Cost: $39 per person
• Bar Ferdinand’s Chef Tasting Menu by David Ansill: Chef David Ansill, a legend in Philadelphia’s culinary realm, has made his way back to his roots and into the kitchen as executive chef at Owen Kamihira’s Bar Ferdinand, a modern Spanish tapas restaurant in Northern Liberties. His tasting menu is featured every Thursday, 5-11 p.m, a multi-course prix-fixe set at $40 per person.
Where: 1030 N. 2nd Street
When: Thursday nights
Cost: $40 plus tax and gratuity; $20 optional wine pairing
• $5 After 5 at the National Constitution Center: Get $5 admission to the NCC each Thursday through August 30 when you enter from 5-8 p.m. It’s a great opportunity to escape the heat and spend an evening cooling down in the A.C. while taking in some of the summer’s richest programming.
Where: 525 Arch Street
When: Thursdays 5-8 p.m., through August 30
• Pairings on the Parkway at Sister Cities Park: Every Thursday from August 2-October 25, the newly opened Sister Cities Park at Logan Square will host “Pairings on the Parkway.” Each week, the park invites you to bring your own bottle of wine and enjoy this great new green space while Milk & Honey Cafe helps you find cheeses and other goodies to pair perfectly with your selection. Sounds like a perfect summer night.
Where: Logan Square, 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
When: Every Thursday from August 2-October 25
Cost: Pay as you go