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September 11, 2013

Tonight Picks: The Final Night Of P.M. At The Penn Museum, Free Live Jazz At The Kimmel Center, Center City Sips And More

Savor summer at the final P.M. at the Penn Museum concert. Enjoy live music by a local Irish Pub band and also explore the museum's collection after-hours for only $5. (Photo courtesy Penn Museum)

This September evening feels a lot like summer, so take the opportunity to soak in the warmth with a night on the town.

You’re in luck, as a plethora of live performances take stages across town this evening.

It’s your last chance to catch the P.M. at the Penn Museum concert series before it ends this season, head to the University City museum for a live concert and discounted museum admission.

The Fringe Festival also continues to usher in live performances of all sort to a number of performance spaces and the Kimmel Center presents a free concert of its own complete with drinks from Garces Catering.

Beyond performances, Center City Sips returns again tonight as part of its recently announced extended promotion. How’s that for some mid-week excitement?

Our top picks for tonight, below.

P.M. at the Penn Museum featuring The Boyler Boys: It’s a sunny evening for the final P.M. at the Penn Museum event. Tonight’s alfresco concert welcomes The Boyler Boys, an Irish pub band, to the grounds. Admission is just $5 for general admission, and free for PennCard holders and Museum members. Tickets also grant guests access to the Penn Museum’s collection which is open until 8 p.m. on P.M. at the Penn Museum evenings.

When: Wednesday, September 11, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Penn Museum, 3620 South Street
Cost: $5

Sittin’ In at the Kimmel Center: The monthly free music session, Sittin’ In, returns to the Kimmel Center this evening at 8 p.m. and brings Jonathan Batiste and The Stay Human Band, a modern jazz group, to the spotlight. Dance to the upbeat tunes while enjoying drink specials from Garces Catering. The free concert takes place in the Kimmel’s Commonwealth Plaza.

When: Wednesday, September 11, 8 p.m.
Where: The Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street
Cost: Free

Center City Sips: Thanks to the newly-extended Center City Sips, affordably enjoy a variety of drinks and food at dozens and dozens participating bars and restaurants through September. That’s $5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beer and half-priced appetizers. Take note, not all bars and restaurants who participated in the summer promotion have extended the discount, consult the list of bars and restaurants currently participating here.

When: Wednesday, September 11, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Participating bars and restaurants
Cost: $5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beer and half-priced appetizers

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Wednesday night is always an eventful one at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Its Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday brings a variety of events to the forefront. Practice yoga on the balcony of the Great Stair Hall (bring your own yoga mat), take a guided tour of some of the museum’s most renowned pieces, knit in Great Stair Hall, catch an are-related flick and more. The full listing of the night’s events is available here.

When: Wednesday, September 11, 5-8:45 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Pay-what-you-wish

Hush Now Sweet High Heels and Oak at the 23rd Street Armory: As part of the 2013 Fringe Festival, Hush Now Sweet High Heels and Oak entertains audiences at the 23rd Street Armory. The world premiere features an acrobatic dance performance set to the music of modern nursery rhymes at two times this evening — first at 8 p.m. and then at 11 p.m. Watch scantily clad performers fly high above you at this one-of-a-kind show. Tickets are available online.

When: Wednesday, September 11, 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Where: 23rd Street Armory, 22 S. 23rd Street
Cost: General admission, $35; Students, young adults under 25 and people in wheelchairs, $20

Convergence: Declarations of Independence at the Fabric Workshop and Museum: Tonight welcomes the first event of Convergence: Declarations of Independence, a new series of free discussions at the Fabric Workshop and Museum. This evening, Cynthia Hopkins, a multi-instrumentalist and theater artist, shares stories about her inspiration and artwork before her residency begins at the Fabric Workshop and Museum.

When: Wednesday, September 11, 6-8 p.m.
Where: The Fabric Workshop and Museum, 1214 Arch Street
Cost: Free

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