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April 2, 2014

Tonight Picks: Karaoke Kick-Off For The Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, Korean Film Series And Pay-What-You-Wish At The PMA, Girl’s Night Out In Chestnut Hill And More

From a karaoke kick-off event for the annual Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, to pay-what-you-wish Wednesday at the PMA, the first Wednesday of the month is full of action. (Photo by M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia)

Don’t let the cloudy skies get you down, Philadelphia, there’s a ton going on this evening.

Welcome spring as the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival officially begins with a karaoke party tonight at Yakitori Boy. Sing your heart out while enjoying sushi, drinks and celebrating night one of the early-spring fest.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art turns into a hub of Wednesday night action with not only the return of its weekly pay-what-you-wish Wednesday event, but also an evening of Korean film in celebration of its main exhibition, Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910.

Shop and dine in Chestnut Hill for a good cause as it welcomes the return of its Girl’s Night Out event. Tonight, the shopping fete raises funds for the Cradles to Crayons charity, a group that provides in-need children with everyday essentials. A number of Chestnut Hill shops and restaurants are slated to have special deals for shoppers and are set to donate a portion of tonight’s sales to the charity.

Our top picks for tonight, below.

Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival Karaoke Kick-Off: The 2014 Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, presented by the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, starts on a sweet note as Yakitori Boy hosts an evening of karaoke for interested festival-goers. Get in the spring spirit with sushi, yakitori, drinks and plenty of karaoke from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $30 for Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia members and $35 for non-members. Tickets are available at the door.

When: Wednesday, April 2, 7-10 p.m.
Where: Yakitori Boy, 211 N. 11th Street
Cost: $30 for JASGP members, $35 for non-members

Korean Film Series at the Philadelphia Museum of Art: The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents a Korean Film Series in conjunction with its current marquee exhibition, Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910. Tonight, catch a screening of Chi-hwa-seon or Painted Fire, a film about the life and struggles of Jang Seung-eop, one of Korea’s most celebrated painters. Tonight’s screening is $8 for general admission, $5 for members and free for students with a valid ID. The Korean Film Series is presented as part of the museum’s weekly pay-what-you-wish Wednesday event.

When: Wednesday, April 2, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: $8 for non-members, $5 for PMA members, Free for students with an ID

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Get over the mid-week hump with art, crafts, yoga, film and more at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s recurring pay-what-you-wish Wednesday event. From 5 to 8:45 p.m., pay whatever price you’d like to explore the galleries of the main building and take part in evening activities.

When: Wednesday, April 2, 5-8:45 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Pay as you go

Girl’s Night Out in Chestnut Hill: Shop for a good cause as Chestnut Hill hosts its recurring Girl’s Night Out event. Tonight from 6 to 9 p.m., shop in the name of the Cradles to Crayons charity, a group that provides low-income and homeless children with necessary items like books, clothing, baby items, school supplies and more. A number of area shops and restaurants are slated to donate a portion of tonight’s sales to Cradles to Crayons. Visit shops and restaurants like Tavern on the Hill, McNally’s Tavern, the Bone Appetite and Indigo Schuy to support the cause. The full list of participating businesses is available right here.

When: Wednesday, April 2, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Participating Chestnut Hill businesses
Cost: Pay as you go

Great Voyages Lecture — The Odyssey at The Penn Museum: On the first Wednesday of the month, the Penn Museum hosts its Great Voyages: Travels, Triumphs, and Tragedies lecture series, each month focusing on a different major voyage drawn from thousands of years of human history. Tonight, learn about the story of The Odyssey at a lecture led by Peter Struck, a classic studies professor at UPenn. Tickets are $5 for non-museum members, $2 for members and free for students. Ticket are available online.

When: Wednesday, April 2, 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Cost: $5 non-members, $2 for members, free for students

More picks for tonight, below.

Late-Night Happy Hour at North Bowl: Show off your strikes and spares at North Bowl’s late-night happy hour where shoe rental rings in at $2, games ring in at $2 each and snack and beer specials are available for just $2 a pop, too. The special begins at 9 p.m. and runs until close. Tip: Get there early, the late-night happy hour is popular.

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

Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 at the National Constitution Center: This evening, the National Constitution Center continues its programming for the anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964 with a discussion from Todd S. Purdum, a Vanity Fair and Politico correspondent and author of An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., listen to Purdum discuss the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the battles that erupted in each political party. Tickets start at $20 and include a copy of his book, too. Tickets are available online.

When: Wednesday, April 2, 6:30 p.m.
Where: National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street
Cost: $20-$35

Drinking Italy: Wines of Piedmont at Paradiso: Celebrate 10-years of Paradiso Restaurant and Wine Bar with a Northern Italian wine tasting complete with three house-cured meats and artisan cheeses for just $20.10. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., visit the well-loved restaurant for eats and drinks. Led by wine representatives, guests will be taught about each wine as they sip.

When: Wednesday, April 2, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Paradiso Restaurant and Wine Bar, 1627 E. Passyunk Avenue
Cost: Pay as you go

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