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April 17, 2014

Tonight Picks: Farm Fest At The Oval, Beer And Cheese Happy Hour At DiBruno Bros, Third Thursdee At Pizza Brain, The Flyers Vs. The Rangers In The Stanley Cup Playoffs, Bunny Hop Bar Crawl And More

Tonight marks opening night for Farm Fest at The Oval which is slated to take place at the pop-up park over the next three days, look forward to a Victory Brewing Company beer garden, food truck fare, games, music and more. (Photo by M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia)

From an after-work festival to an Easter-themed bar crawl, the city is a hub of nighttime activity this evening.

Tonight, The Oval, the pop-up park on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, presents its first Oval-branded programming of the year with Farm Fest, a three-day festival complete with a Victory Brewing Company Mobile Beer Garden, live bluegrass music, food trucks, games and more. Stop by for some after-work alfresco activities.

DiBruno Bros. at The Franklin debuts its free beer and cheese happy hour, a full night of after-work sips and eats while learning about the art of cheese pairing.

Pizza Brain and Little Baby’s Ice Cream team up for their recurring Third Thursdee event, a three-way figurative food fight between the two neighboring eateries and one guest business. Tonight, welcome Tired Hands Brewery for pizza, ice cream and beer collaboration.

The Flyers take on The Rangers in their first game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, so cheer on the home team while sipping a beer at any one of the popular sports bars in the area.

The Fairmount neighborhood celebrates Easter a few days early with its annual Bunny Hop bar crawl. Head out for Blue Moon beer specials at 13 participating bars and the opportunity to don a pair of festive bunny ears.

Our top picks for tonight, below.

Farm Fest at The Oval: Raise a craft beer to The Oval’s spring programming! Tonight marks the first night of Farm Fest at The Oval, the pop-up parks’ first Oval-branded event of the season. From 5 to 9 p.m., sip beer from Victory Brewpub’s Mobile Beer Garden, enjoy eats from food trucks, live bluegrass music, games and a discussion from the folks at GRID Magazine.

When: Thursday, April 17, 5-9 p.m.
Where: Eakins Oval, 24th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Free

DiBruno Bros. Franklin Market Cheese Happy Hour: Tonight is night one of the DiBruno Bros. at Franklin Market’s free cheese and beer happy hour. Tonight from 5 to 7 p.m., sip brews from Southern Tier Brewing Company while enjoying a cheese pairing, too. Beer and cheese samples are completely free, just bring your appetite.

When: Thursday, April 17, 5-7 p.m.
Where: DiBruno Bros. Franklin Market, 9th and Sansom
Cost: Free

Third Thursdee at Pizza Brain: The third Thursday of the month means a team up between Pizza Brain, Little Baby’s and one guest small business. Tonight, the Fishtown neighbors welcome Tired Hands Brewery in for a night of inspired pizza toppings and ice cream flavors for this month’s Third Thursdee event. Look forward to a pizza topped with candied bacon, kimchi, hoisin béchamel and garlic roasted peanuts and a lemon basil maple smoked ice cream. Also, be sure to sip the collaboration beer in Pizza Brain’s backyard, too.

When: Thursday, April 17, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Pizza Brain, 2313 Frankford Avenue
Cost: Pay as you go

Philadelphia Flyers vs. The New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup Playoffs: Cheer on the Flyers as they take on the Rangers in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. While the game is taking place at Madison Square Garden, plenty of bars are sure to be streaming the game, check out Visit Philly’s guide to sports bars for some where-to-watch suggestions.

When: Thursday, April 17, 7 p.m.
Where: Streamed on CNBC and TSN
Cost: Free

Fairmount Bunny Hop: Tonight, 13 of Fairmount’s bars are slated to serve up drink specials for all those participating in the annual Fairmount Bunny Hop, an Easter pub crawl. For $10 don a pair of bunny ears and hop (or, walk) from bar to bar and enjoy Blue Moon drink specials at participating locations. Participating bars include Belgian Cafe, La Calaca Feliz and London Grill. Crawlers, be sure to start at Brown Street Pub or Urban Saloon to claim your bunny ears.

When: Thursday, April 17, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Participating locations
Cost: $10 entry; Drinks, pay as you go

Philadelphia Film Festival Spring Showcase: It’s the final night of the Philadelphia Film Festival’s Spring Showcase. Head to the PFS Theater at The Roxy for an Alfonso Cuarón retrospective. Cuarón is an Academy Award-winning director who is known for films like Gravity and Paris, je t’aime. Tonight, catch screenings of Gravity at 9 p.m. and Children of Men at 6 p.m. Screenings are just $6 each.

When: Thursday, April 17
Where: PFS Theater at The Roxy, 2023 Sansom Street
Cost: Pay as you go

Manayunk Restaurant Week: Your dinner plans are set. Enter Manayunk Restaurant Week, nearly two weeks of dinner deals at some of the neighborhood’s most popular restaurants. Depending on the restaurant, three-course dinners ring in at $15, $25 or $35. Restaurants including Taqueria Feliz, Manayunk Brewing Company and Derek’s Restaurant are all slated to participate. Click here to check out the full list of participating restaurants and their restaurant week menus.

When: Thursday, April 17
Where: Participating Restaurants
Cost: $15, $25 or $35 plus gratuity and tip

More happenings, below.

Southern Spanish Fish Fry at Jamonera: Take a vacation, via your taste buds, as Jamonera hosts a Southern Spanish fish fry complete with fried cod dusted with smoked-paprika flour, papas frita (french fries) and a glass of wine for just $25 per person. The tasty meal will be available through tomorrow, April 18. Make your reservations soon!

When: Thursday, April 17
Where: Jamonera, 105 S. 13th Street
Cost: $25 plus gratuity and tax

Brew and Chew at Cavanaugh’s Headhouse: Cavanaugh’s Headhouse hosts a beer and tapas pairing this evening from 8 to 10 p.m. Enjoy four Sierra Nevada beers and four small plates for $25 per person. Look forward to an American Pale Ale served with chicken in a red curry sauce with veggies, a Rye IPA paired with a sweet dessert and more.

When: Thursday, April 17, 8-10 p.m.
Where: Cavanaugh’s Headhouse, 421 S. 2nd Street
Cost: $25

Spring Break at The Franklin Institute: In celebration of Spring Break, The Franklin Institute keeps its doors open a little later than usual. Until 7 p.m., visit the well-loved science museum to take in both the permanent and temporary exhibitions. While you’re there, be sure to check out One Day in Pompeii (for a small additional fee) which ends its run on Sunday, April 27.

When: Thursday, April 17, until 7 p.m.
Where: The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street
Cost: Adults, $16.50; Children ages 3-11, $14; Members, free

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