Tonight Picks: East Passyunk Restaurant Week, The Philadelphia Orchestra’s TuneIN Concert, Karneval Kick-Off Party At Brauhaus Schmitz And More

Gear up for the weekend at tons of events — East Passyunk Restaurant Week, movie screenings, bar parties, discounted concerts and more — throughout the region. (Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)

East Passyunk Avenue Restaurant Week continues to feed the masses thanks to discounted dinner deals at 24 participating restaurants. Whether you’re craving margaritas and Mexican fare or French wine and delicate plates, one of the eateries is sure to satisfy your cravings.

The Philadelphia Orchestra debuts a new kind of concert, TuneIN, a casual, early-evening performance ideal for working professionals and families. Folks are encouraged to dress comfortably and enjoy happy hour pricing at the lobby bars.

Brauhaus Schmitz kicks off its multi-day Karneval celebration with a traditional Altweiberfastnacht party, or ladies night. Gals, enjoy half-priced Kölsch beer and the opportunity to smooch any guy at the party you choose — after cutting his red tie which will be given out by Brauhaus.

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: Thursday, February 27
Where: Participating Restaurants
Cost: $15, $25 or $35; Plus tax, beverages and gratuity

TuneIN Concert Presented by The Philadelphia Orchestra: Tonight, the Philadelphia Orchestra offers up the opportunity to catch beautiful music in relaxed come one, come all atmosphere via its TuneIN concert. The early-evening concert, which is slated for 6:30 p.m, promises guests an informal atmosphere to enjoy the music of the Orchestra — including happy hour pricing before and after the show at the lobby bars and a casual dress code. Tickets, $45, are all general admission and are available online or by calling 215-893-1999.

When: Thursday, February 27, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Broad and Spruce streets
Cost: $45

Altweiberfastnacht Party at Brauhaus Schmitz: Tonight, Brauhaus Schmitz kicks off its Karneval celebrations with a traditional Altweiberfastnacht Party, or ladies night. At the party, ladies are invited to kiss any man they choose — after cutting his red tie. Brauhaus will have plenty of red ties on-hand for interested guys. Gals, sip half-priced Kölsch beer, a specialty German brew, all night long.

When: Thursday, February 27
Where: Brauhaus Schmitz, 718 South Street
Cost: Pay as you go

Glamsino Royale at the Hotel Palomar: Dress in your most glamorous attire for Glamsino Royale, an ActionAIDS fundraiser at the Hotel Palomar tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. For $50 per person, drink, dine and play at a stylish party themed around James Bond 007. Look forward to a variety of casino games, tunes from an on-site DJ, food, drinks and awesome prizes for the casino game winners. Bonus: Use the promotional code “Uwishunu” to save 20 percent, taking the $50 ticket down to $40. Click here to enter the promotional code and purchase your ticket. The discount will be applied before checkout.

When: Thursday, February 27, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Hotel Palomar, 117 S. 17th Street
Cost: $50, $40 with promo code “Uwishunu”

Dinner, Beer & Braveheart at Old Eagle Tavern: Old Eagle Tavern in Manayunk dishes out dinner, beer and a movie tonight at 7 p.m. Catch Braveheart on the big screen while enjoying a three-course $20 prix-fixe menu or items à la carte. Tonight’s featured beer is Barren Hill Brewery’s Scotch Wallace which will be available for $4.50 a pop.

When: Thursday, February 27, 7 p.m.
Where: Old Eagle Tavern, 177 Markle Street
Cost: Pay as you go

Bar Ferdinand’s Chef Collaboration Dinner Series Featuring Carla Gonçalves and David Gilberg of Koo Zee Doo: Tonight, the husband-wife team behind the late Koo Zee Doo, a Northern Liberties’ Portuguese cookery, teams up with the folks at Bar Ferdinand for an evening of super tasty fare. The duo will be reviving some of their most famous dishes — think braised chicken gizzards, octopus gravy and sardines — alongside Bar Ferdinand’s Spanish-inspired fare for a wondrous Iberian feast. Indulge in the seven-course meal which rings in at $45 a person after 6 p.m.

When: Thursday, February 27
Where: Bar Ferdinand, 1030 N. 2nd Street
Cost: $45 per person

The Suit at The Prince Music Theater: The Prince Music Theater welcomes The Suit, a story about a cheating wife and the punishment her husband forces upon her when he finds out. Set in South Africa, the play focuses on love, revenge and redemption. Tickets start an affordable $35.

When: Thursday, February 27, 8 p.m.
Where: The Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street
Cost: $35-$75

A Taste for Good at Le Chéri: Tonight, the new socially minded venture SitiCare, which aims to help families by raising funds through dining out ventures, hosts its first event at Le Chéri inside of the Philadelphia Art Alliance. Tonight’s event will raise funds for the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, a local haven for families with ill children who are being treated at local medical facilities. To participate, just purchase a dining gift certificate to Le Chéri for $50, $75 or $100 from SitiCare online, then make a reservation for tonight, and redeem the certificate this evening.

When: Thursday, February 27, 5-10 p.m.
Where: Le Chéri, 251 S. 18th Street
Cost: Pay as you go

“Girls Night Out” in Chestnut Hill: Get shopping at the Girls Night Out shopping event in Chestnut Hill. From 6 to 9 p.m., visit participating shops for sales, raffles, food and drinks all while benefiting a good cause — Meals on Wheels. A certain amount of each shop’s sales will be donated to the organization.Plus, take advantage of free parking along Germantown Avenue after 6 p.m. The full list of participating businesses is available right here.

When: Thursday, February 27, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Participating shops
Cost: Pay as you go


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