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April 30, 2014

Tonight Picks: Game 7 Of Flyers V. Rangers In The Stanley Cup Playoffs, Exclusive Discount To Philadelphia Science Festival, Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday At The Art Museum And More

Cheer on the Flyers as they take on the NY Rangers in the deciding game 7 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Go Flyers! (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

There is a serious buzz in the air as the Philadelphia Flyers take on the New York Rangers in the final game of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. After a triumphant win last night, our hometown team tied it up with the Rangers. The winner of tonight’s game progresses on to the next round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, so put on your orange and black and head out to one of the city’s many sports bars to cheer on the home team.

Considering the less than beautiful weather, it’s a great night to take advantage of the Philadelphia Science Festival as it continues to make its mark on the City of Brotherly Love with a ton of awesome events for folks of all ages. Tonight, head to Frankford Hall to sip beer while learning about some of our strongest emotions or visit The Franklin Institute for a discussion about the science behind sleep and more.

Plus, Uwishunu has an exclusive Science Festival ticket discount code — use UWISHUNU14 at checkout and receive $5 off any ticket $10 or more.

And for the youngsters, The Philadelphia International Children’s Festival celebrates its 30th-year of kid-centric programming with an opening night party and imaginative show at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

Our top picks for tonight, below.

Game 7: Flyers vs. Rangers in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs: After a triumphant win against the NY Rangers last night, watch the Philadelphia Flyers take on the NY Rangers in the deciding game 7 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The winner of tonight’s game advances in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, so raise a beer to our hometown hockey team and cheer them on. The game is slated to begin at 7 p.m. Check out Visit Philly’s guide to sports bars in the area for a score of where to watch suggestions.

When: Wednesday, April 30, 7 p.m.
Where: CSN
Cost: Free

Love, Lust and Loathing: The Science Behind Our Strongest Emotions at Frankford Hall: Also presented by the Philadelphia Science Festival, Frankford Hall invites science-lovers in for a stein of beer and discussion from local professionals about the science behind some of the strongest emotions we feel. Learn if these emotions are exclusively felt by humans or if our animal counterparts feel them, too. Tickets are $5 for general admission and include a $5 bar credit and a free pretzel.

When: Wednesday, April 30, 6 p.m.
Where: Frankford Hall, 1210 Frankford Avenue
Cost: $5 for General Admission

Sleep: A Bedtime Story at The Franklin Institute: Presented by the Philadelphia Science Festival, the Franklin Institute hosts an evening all about the process of sleeping. Learn about the science of sleep with a plate full of cookies and milk (included with the $10 ticket) and hear from a panel of experts about brain activity in dreamland. Don’t forget, use UWISHUNU14 at checkout to receive $5 off the $10 ticket.

When: Wednesday, April 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street
Cost: $10

To Veg or Not To Veg? The Science Behind Vegetarianism: The Philadelphia Science Festival takes a look at the science behind vegetarianism indoors at Franklin Square Park tonight. Indulge in vegan and vegetarian bites while learning the impact vegetarianism has on the planet, your wallet and health.

When: Wednesday, April 30, 6 p.m.
Where: The Pavilion at Franklin Square Park
Cost: $5 and credit card only

The Philadelphia International Children’s Festival: It’s night one of the 30th-year of the well-loved Philadelphia International Children’s Festival. The festival starts up tonight with a 30th Birthday Celebration and Festival Kickoff beginning at 5:30 p.m., and continues with live performances, interactive events and welcoming remarks. Tonight, catch Me and My Shadow, a visual poem about a girl who befriends her shadow, and the festival kickoff for just $5. Tickets are available online.

When: Wednesday, April 30
Where: Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut Street
Cost: $5

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Every Wednesday evening, the Philadelphia Museum of Art provides guests with discounted admission for its pay-what-you-wish Wednesday event. Take in the collections housed in the main building of the museum and enjoy a slew of programming like yoga, crafts and film screenings, throughout the PMA.

When: Wednesday, April 30, 5-8:45 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Pay what you wish

2014 World Press Photo Exhibition at URBN Center Annex’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery: Tonight, Drexel University unveils its newest exhibition, the 57th Annual World Press Photo Exhibition at a free opening reception beginning at 6 p.m. The exhibition displays 143 prize-winning photos culled from more than 90,000 submissions from across the globe. The World Press Photo competition is the largest and most prestigious annual international press photography contest and recently opened in Amsterdam. Philadelphia is the exhibit’s first stop on its United States tour.

When: Wednesday, April 30, 6-8 p.m.
Where: URBN Center Annex’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, 3401 Filbert Street
Cost: Free

More events, below.

Opera Philadelphia Presents Don Giovanni: Opera Philadelphia continues to entertain audiences with Don Giovanni, a take on the influential work by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The masterpiece is based on the fictional tales of the character Don Juan and his lady loves, whose story of seduction and womanizing has been told many times by many authors. Tickets are available online and start at just $10 for an affordable night at the opera.

When: Wednesday, April 30, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street
Cost: $10 and up

This Is the Week That Is at the Play’s & Players Theatre: Tonight at 7 p.m., the Plays and Players Theatre officially opens its main play, This Is the Week That Is, a satirical look at both local and national politics. The annual show by 1812 Productions, pokes fun at the country’s political issues every year, but this year welcomes a new musical parody to the show. Tickets are $40 each and are available online.

When: Wednesday, April 30, 7 p.m.
Where: Plays and Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Street
Cost: $40

The Cafe Global Pop-Up: Japan at the Four Seasons Hotel: The Four Seasons Hotel takes taste buds on a trip around the world as it hosts its Global Pop-Up in The Cafe. Tonight, indulge in Japanese small plates like sushi, platters and an assortment of Japanese beer and sake. Reservations are requested.

When: Wednesday, April 30, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Four Seasons Hotel, 1 Logan Square
Cost: Pay as you go

Culinary Culture Swap at Osteria: Chef Marc Vetri’s Northern Italian restaurant, Osteria hosts its recurring Culinary Culture Swap tonight at 6:30 p.m. This evening, welcome chef Justin Smillie of Il Buco Alimentary e Vineria in New York for a night of inspired menu additions. Look forward to plenty of fresh ingredients and handcrafted pastas. The four-course feast rings in at $85 per person and reservations are requested.

When: Wednesday, April 30, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Osteria, 640 N. Broad Street
Cost: $85 per person

Main Line Wine Week: Cheers! The inaugural Main Line Wine Week is in full swing and is treating guests to discounted wine flights, special pairings, prix-fixe dinners and more at nine restaurants throughout the Main Line. The full list of participating restaurants and their Wine Week specials is available right here.

When: Wednesday, April 30
Where: Participating Restaurants
Cost: Pay as you go

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