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February 26, 2014

Tonight Picks: East Passyunk Restaurant Week, $2 Night At North Bowl, Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday At The PMA And More

Whether you're planning on enjoying a three-course meal for East Passyunk Restaurant Week or taking advantage of $2 bowling night at North Bowl, there are a ton of events slated for this evening that are sure to entertain. (Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia)

Tonight, East Passyunk Restaurant Week continues to satisfy appetites all around with brunch, lunch and dinner deals at 24 of the neighborhood’s restaurants. Choose from contemporary fare at Will BYOB, Italian plates at Le Virtù, Scandinavian food and Noord and much more. Make your reservations ASAP, many top spots are already booked.

North Bowl continues to reign as a Northern Liberties favorite with its super popular $2 night featuring $2 shoe rental, $2 games, $2 tots and $2 featured beer. Stop by at 9 p.m. or after to get your (discounted!) bowl on.

Speaking of discounted, it’s also pay-what-you-wish Wednesday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Explore the galleries housed within the main building of the museum at whatever price you’d like to pay and take part in free yoga, crafts, themed tours and more.

Our top picks for tonight, below.

East Passyunk Avenue Restaurant Week: We’re in the thick of East Passyunk Avenue Restaurant Week. Score major deals at some of the avenue’s most popular restaurants through Saturday, March 1. Dinners ring in at $15, $25 and $35 for a three-course meal, depending on the restaurant. Click here for our guide to the foodie frenzy.

When: Wednesday, February 26
Where: Participating Restaurants
Cost: $15, $25 or $35; Plus tax, beverages and gratuity

$2 Night at North Bowl: Put on your bowling shoes, North Bowl invites guests to bowl on the cheap at its Wednesday night $2 happy hour. Beginning at 9 p.m., take advantage of $2 shoe rental, $2 games, $2 tots and $2 Blue Moon winter wheat beer.

When: Wednesday, February 26, 9 p.m.-close
Where: North Bowl, 909 N. 2nd Street
Cost: Pay as you go

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Stroll the galleries of the main building at the Philadelphia Museum of Art at a discounted price at the PMA’s weekly pay-what-you-wish Wednesday event. Every Wednesday evening, a variety of programming takes the stage — themed tours, crafts, yoga, art films and more. Explore the museum, and take part in the activities, at whatever price you choose from 5 to 8:45 p.m.

When: Wednesday, February 26, 5-8:45 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Pay what you wish

Bubby’s Cook-Off: A kosher cook-off takes over tonight as Bubby’s Cook-Off returns for its second year. Ticket-holders judge the best creations from area chefs including Laura Frangiosa of The Avenue Delicatessen, Karen Nicholas of Citron & Rose, Sonny Pache of Ocean Prime, Pat Szoke of Alla Spina and Julia Deppe of Pure Sweets & Co. Proceeds benefit Lubavitch of Bucks County’s Friendship Circle. Tickets are available online.

When: Wednesday, February 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Vie, 600 N. Broad Street
Cost: $145

Bell’s Tap Takeover at The Cambridge: The Cambridge presents its patrons with an evening tap takeover featuring Michigan’s Bell’s Brewery. Beginning at 4 p.m., sip 24 Bells draughts — including the ones that are hard to come by. Cheers to hump day at The Cambridge.

When: Wednesday, February 26, 4 p.m.
Where: The Cambridge, 1508 South Street
Cost: Pay as you go

Broadway Philadelphia Presents Mamma Mia at The Academy of Music: Sing and dance along to ABBA’s, the ’70s Swedish pop group, greatest hits at Mamma Mia at The Academy of Music, presented by Broadway Philadelphia. Tonight at 7:30 p.m., welcome the musical to the City of Brotherly Love as cast members perform well-loved hits like Dancing Queen, Super Trouper and S.O.S. Tickets start at just $20, making for an affordable night at the theater.

When: Wednesday, February 26, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street
Cost: $20-$105.50

Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret at L’Etage: Watch the Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret, Philadelphia’s premier drag divas, take the stage at L’Etage this evening for a show featuring live music, new songs and lots of laughs. The show is slated to begin at 8 p.m., but doors open at 7 p.m, for advance ticket holders. Tickets are available online. Remaining tickets will be available at the door, too.

When: Wednesday, February 26, 8 p.m.
Where: L’Etage
Cost: $15

Whiskey Wednesday at The Mildred: Every Wednesday night, The Mildred dishes out whiskey flights and appropriate food pairings in the bar and dining room. The recurring event is still in its first month, so head out and support the new pairing.

When: Wednesday, February 26
Where: The Mildred, 824 S. 8th Street
Cost: Pay as you go

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