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May 28, 2014

Tonight Picks: Great Sandwiches Event At Union Transfer, Late-Night Happy Hour At North Bowl, Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday At The PMA And NMAJH And More

This evening, some of the best sandwiches (and drinks!) of the city fill the room at Union Transfer for the first-ever Great Sandwiches Event. (Photo by M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia)

Don’t let the rainy weather get you down, Philadelphia, plenty of indoor happenings are on tap for this evening.

Union Transfer hosts the inaugural Great Sandwiches Event, an evening dedicated to Philly’s awesome sandwich scene and drink pairings, too. The event also serves as the first launch party for the City Paper’s annual Meal Ticket Magazine.

North Bowl stays true to its Wednesday evening tradition, late-night happy hour, as it promises $2 bowling games, shoe rental, beer and tater tots from 9 p.m. to close. Show off your bowling skills at the late-night event.

Also in typical Wednesday fashion, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the National Museum of American Jewish History open their doors for pay-what-you-wish Wednesday, an opportunity to explore the galleries after dark for whatever price you’d like to pay.

The Great Sandwiches Event at Union Transfer: Tonight, Philadelphia’s awesome sandwiches are saluted at the inaugural Great Sandwiches Event at Union Transfer. Expect a full lineup of creative sandwiches, as well as locally sourced beer, wine and liquor. Participating restaurants include Garces Trading Company, Pub and Kitchen, Hot Diggity!, Luke’s Lobster, American Sardine Bar and Taqueria Feliz. Tunes will be provided by DJ Holly Sue Allen and also look forward to an on-site photobooth complete with props. The event serves as the first launch party for the City Paper’s annual Meal Ticket Magazine. Tickets are $35 a pop and are available online.

When: Wednesday, May 28, 6-9 p.m
Where: Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden Street
Cost: $35

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 tater tots and a beer special only cost $2 each, 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, May 28, 9 p.m.
Where: North Bowl, 909 N. 2nd Street
Cost: Pay as you go

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the National Museum of American Jewish History: Wednesday nights mean pay-what-you-wish admission at the National Museum of American Jewish History. The entire museum, including all of the galleries of the permanent exhibition and the current special exhibition, Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American, will be open. In addition to the exhibit, hour-long Chasing Dreams-themed tours will be available every Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m.

When: Wednesday, May 28, 5-8 p.m.
Where: National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Mall E.
Cost: Pay What You Wish

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Whether you’re looking to take part in free yoga or embark on a tour of the galleries in the main building, pay-what-you-wish Wednesday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is your answer. From 5 to 8:45 p.m., head to the parkway museum for a ton of after-hours programming for whatever price you’d like to pay.

When: Wednesday, May 14, 5-8:45 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Pay What You Wish

The Screwtape Letters at St. Stephen’s Theater: Now wrapping up its 20th anniversary season, Lantern Theater Company brings Anthony Lawton’s multimedia adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters back to the stage. The play follows the correspondence between the demon Screwtape and his nephew Wormwood, a novice seeking advice on the corruption of a human soul. In Lawton’s version expect the use of music and dance elements.

When: Wednesday, May 28, 7 p.m.
Where: St. Stephen’s Theater, 10th and Ludlow streets
Cost: $20-$38

Two Wheel Wednesday at Nodding Head Brewery: Bicyclists, take note. Nodding Head Brewery raises a glass to all two-wheel bike riders with a happy hour special from 7 to 11 p.m. Just show your waiter or bartender your bicycle helmet and receive half off quesadillas and cask beer. Deal.

When: Wednesday, May 28, 7-11 p.m.
Where: Nodding Head Brewery, 1516 Sansom Street
Cost: Pay as you go

How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at the Walnut Street Theatre: The Broadway favorite, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, takes the stage at the Walnut Street Theatre. The tried-and-true satirical musical tells the story of J. Pierrepont Finch, a window washer who climbs the corporate ladder to become an executive of a high-power company and the bumps he experiences along the way. Tonight’s show begins at 8 p.m.

When: Wednesday, May 28, 8 p.m.
Where: Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street
Cost: $10-$95

Whiskey Wednesday at The Mildred: On Wednesday evenings, whiskey takes the spotlight at The Mildred. Every Wednesday, stop by for a variety of whiskey flights each paired with an appropriate food pairing. Choose from bourbon, rye, Irish and Scotch whiskey at the evening shindig. The whiskey Wednesday menu is available right here.

When: Wednesday, May 28
Where: The Mildred, 824 S. 8th Street
Cost: Pay as you go

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