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March 27, 2014

Tonight Picks: Pizza Dinner Options Across The City, Philly Wine Week Continues, Upright Citizens Brigade At World Cafe Live And More

There's a variety of events on tap for this evening, including opportunities for pizza dinners, Philly Wine Week and a performance by the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company. (Photo by M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia)

From a comedy show to plenty of options for dinner, the city is full of activity this evening.

For those who don’t feel like cooking, pizza is always a good idea, and Philly is full of delicious pizza options in neighborhoods across the city. Take a look at our guide to where to find the best pizza in Philadelphia and make your plans from there.

Philly Wine Week continues to promise its guests wine-centric events at tons of bars in the area. Tonight, Brauhaus Schmitz plays host to a German-themed wine dinner complete with commentary from a local wine expert and Bistro St. Tropez invites in oenophiles for an evening of fine wine and board games.

The seriously funny Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company makes a stop at World Cafe Live and takes the stage with a show completely made up of improvisational comedy. Look forward to a night of immense talent as past shows have included cast members like Ed Helms of The Office, Bobby Moynihan of Saturday Night Live and Aubrey Plaza of Parks and Recreation.

Our top picks for tonight, below.

So Much Pizza, So Little Time: If there’s a meal that’s always fun, laid back and satisfying, and conveniently, Philly’s pizza offerings have never been better. Haven’t been to the new Zavino in University City or the relatively-new Nomad Roman in Midtown Village? Tonight’s an ideal night to try a new slice. Or visit a tried-and-true shop like Pizza Brain, Pizzeria Vetri, Pizzeria Beddia, Stogie Joe’s, Birra or Mama Palma’s. Check out our guide to the best pizza in Philadelphia for even more tips.

When: Thursday, March 27
Where: Participating Restaurants
Cost: Pay as you go

Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company at World Cafe Live: Get ready to laugh yourself silly as the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company makes a stop at World Cafe Live. Tonight, the touring company calls on some of the funniest minds from Upright Citizens Brigade’s New York and Los Angeles locations for a night of extreme comedy. Get ready for unrehearsed scenes, ideas and characters that are all developed on-the-spot by some of the best up-and-coming comedic performers. Tickets are super affordable, ranging from $15 to $17.

When: Thursday, March 27, doors, 6:30 p.m., show, 8 p.m.
Where: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street
Cost: $15-$17

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Dinner at Brauhaus Schmitz: Philly Wine Week arrives at Brauhaus Schmitz for an evening of German fare and wine. Sample authentic German dishes along with wines made in Germany and the regions immediately surrounding the country. Enjoy four-courses and learn about the wine you’re sipping from a local wine expert. Check out the full menu, and purchase tickets, right here.

When: Thursday, March 27, 7 p.m.
Where: Brauhaus Schmitz, 718 South Street
Cost: $75

BLEED at FringeArts: FringeArts continues its programming with the Philadelphia premiere of BLEED, a contemporary dance show from New York-based choreographer, Tere O’Connor. The show starts at 7 p.m., and tickets are available online.

When: Thursday, March 27, 7 p.m
Where: FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost: $29, general admission; $20, students 25 and under

Game Night at Bistro St. Tropez: Wine and games, what could be better? In celebration of Philly Wine Week, Bistro St. Tropez invites guests in for wine tastings and a bring your own game night. For $30, sip fine wines paired with appropriate snacks while challenging friends and community members to a round of your favorite game — checkers, chess, Monopoly, it’s your call.

When: Thursday, March 27, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Bistro St. Tropez, 2400 Market Street 4th Floor
Cost: $30

The Philadelphia Orchestra Plays Mozart’s Linz Concert with Britten’s Four Sea Interludes: In celebration of the centennial of late 20th-century British composer Benjamin Britten, The Philadelphia Orchestra performs Britten’s Four Sea Interludes to the backdrop of a visual theatrical backdrop of Philly’s architecture and bridges. Tickets, start at $45 and are available online.

When: Thursday, March 27, 8 p.m.
Where: The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Broad and Spruce streets
Cost: $45-$95

More picks for tonight, below.

Chestnut Hill Restaurant Month: It’s the final week of Chestnut Hill Restaurant Month, so get out there and enjoy a tasty meal on the cheap. Dinner costs $25 per person, plus tax and tip. Each restaurant offers something a little different, from three-course feasts to beer and a hearty meal, so call ahead to find out what your restaurant of choice has planned. Our recommendations? Mica, Heirloom and Iron Hill Brewing Company.

When: Thursday, March 27
Where: Participating Restaurants
Cost: $25 plus tax and gratuity

Tuthilltown Spirits’ Hudson Whiskey Event at Paramour at The Wayne Hotel: Paramour at The Wayne Hotel treats whiskey-lovers to a dinner fit for a king as it hosts guests to a Tuthilltown Spirits’ Hudson Whiskey Tasting complete with five pours of whiskey paired with five course of h’ors d’oeuvres. The tasting starts at 6 p.m. and costs $40 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required, call 610-977-0600 to reserve a seat.

When: Thursday, March 27, 6-7 p.m.
Where: Paramour, 139 E. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne
Cost: $40 plus tax and gratuity

Spirit of Thursday at The Trestle Inn: Sample the winning cocktail from last night’s Bourbon Battle at The Trestle Inn’s weekly Spirit of Thursday event. Made from Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, enjoy free samples of the beverage and purchase

When: Thursday, March 27, 6-8 p.m.
Where: The Trestle Inn, 339 N. 11th Street
Cost: Samples, Free; Cocktails, Pay as you go

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