September 12, 2012
Tonight Picks, Gorgeous Weather Alert: Center City Sips Continues, Outdoor Dining Across Town, Feastival, Oktoberfest In The International House Courtyard 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!]
The weather is completely gorgeous, with temperatures topping out in the high 70s/low 80s, the sun shining, a brisk wind. Make sure you take advantage by getting out and enjoying the city tonight. We’ve got a few suggestions for you, below; make sure to also follow us on Twitter for up-to-the-minute details on what’s going on in the city tonight (and every night).
• Our Top Picks For The Best Places To Watch The Sunset In Philadelphia: Make it a night to remember by planning your evening around a scenic view of the sunset.
• Outdoor Dining: Grab happy hour, dinner or drinks outdoors tonight. Check out Uwishunu’s Alfresco Dining Guide 2012, sorted helpfully by rooftop, sidewalk or courtyard/patio dining, and further by neighborhood.
• Center City Sips: Heads up, happy hour fans: Center City Sips is sticking around until September 26! More than 30 of this summer’s participating Sips bars and restaurants throughout Center City have extended their deals through this month. So you can continue to enjoy $5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beer and delicious half-priced appetizers every Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. Check out the full list here.
Where: Bars and restaurants throughout Center City
When: Wednesday nights, 5-7 p.m., through September 26
Cost: $5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beer and half-priced appetizers
• Phillies vs. Marlins at Citizens Bank Park: Last night, the Phillies won their sixth game in a row, beating the Marlins 9-7 in South Philadelphia. With the win, the Phillies improved their record to .500, a mark that the team had not reached since June 4. Which means tonight’s game is a big one. Bonus: Tickets are available on StubHub for as little as $1…
Where: Citizens Bank Park; check out our top picks for where to watch the Phillies at bars/restaurants
When: Wednesday, September 12, 4:05 p.m.
Cost: Check ticket on StubHub; pay as you go anywhere else
• Oktoberfest at International House with Brauhaus Schmitz: Chefs from Brauhaus Schmitz will bring authentic German wursts, sides, desserts and beers to University City, as well as give a fun and informative talk on this delicious cuisine. The Media German Ompah Band will provide some fun Bavarian tunes. Show your Alpine appreciation by donning your best Lederhosen or Dirndl.
Where: 3701 Chestnut Street, courtyard
When: Wednesday, September 12, 7 p.m.
Cost: $35 general admission (includes three drink tickets)
• Raven Society Fall Kick-Off Movie Night at Nomad Pizza: Join the Raven Society, the Free Library of Philadelphia’s membership group for supporters in their 20s and 30s, tonight for pizza and a movie night at Nomad Pizza. Delicious pizza and craft beer will be available for purchase, followed by a free movie screening of a literary classic (TBD). RSVP on Facebook.
Where: 611 S. 7th Street
When: Wednesday, September 12, 6 p.m.; movie starts at 8 p.m.
More Tonight Picks, below.
• Feastival: Set this year at Pier 9 on North Columbus Boulevard, Feastival include live auctions and more than 75 of the city’s best restaurants and bars showing off their skills with bites and sips to delight more than 800 guests. Co-hosting again, Michael Solomonov, Audrey Claire Taichman and Stephen Starr command the show-stopping evening featuring pieces from Live Arts artists including a headlining act from Brian Sanders’ JUNK.
Where: Pier 9, 121 N. Columbus Boulevard
When: Wednesday, September 12, 6-9 p.m. (5 p.m. for VIP entrance)
Cost: $250 general admission, $350 VIP
• “Wine Down Wednesdays” at Spiga: Not only is the food at Spiga delicious and creative (strawberry and alsamic onion with robiola cheese pizza is one favorite), the drink list is pretty impressive as well. And you can even enjoy those drinks at a steep discount, with “Wine Down Wednesdays.” Every Wednesday evening, get any of two bottles of red or two bottles of wine at literally half the price.
Where: 1305 Locust Street
When: Wednesday nights
Cost: Pay as you go