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May 21, 2014

Tonight Picks: Pay-What-You-Wish Admission At The Art Museum And NMAJH, Opening Day For Singing Fountain Farmers’ Market, Morimoto Taco Collaboration At Sancho Pistola’s And More

It's the final pay-what-you-wish Wednesday for the 'Treasure From Korea' exhibition at the Art Museum, stop by for discounted museum admission, special programming, after-hours art and more. (Photo by M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia)

It’s the last pay-what-you-wish Wednesday to check out the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s marquee exhibition, Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910, which closes its doors on Monday, May 26. Check out the once in a lifetime exhibition while exploring the museum after-hours and taking part in a variety of themed programming.

On the other side of town, the National Museum of American Jewish History also swings open its doors for its pay-what-you-wish Wednesday. Visit the museum until 8 p.m. for whatever price you’d like to pay.

In springtime spirit, the Singing Fountain Farmers’ Market launches its 2014 season today and promises local honey, produce, cheese, meat and more for all shoppers to enjoy. Shop farm fresh goods until 7 p.m. this evening.

Morimoto teams up with Sancho Pistola’s in Fishtown for a one-night-only taco dinner complete with Japanese ingredients. The inventive tacos will be available from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Our top picks for tonight, below.

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art: As the Philadelphia Museum of Art opens the doors to its main building for after-hours museum events, be sure to stroll through the Treasure From Korea exhibition which is slated to close its doors this Monday, May 26. Tonight, enjoy crafts, a screening of a Korean drama television series, yoga, themed tours and more.

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

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the National Museum of American Jewish History: The National Museum of American Jewish History’s pay-what-you-wish Wednesday summer promotion continues this evening with after-hours museum events for all to enjoy. Running through Labor Day, the weekly event invites the public in to check out the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions like the current marquee exhibition, Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American for whatever sized donation they please. Every Wednesday though Labor Day, doors stay open until 8 p.m.

When: Wednesday, May 21, until 8 p.m.
Where: National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Mall E.
Cost: Pay what you wish

Singing Fountain Farmers’ Market Opening Day: Shop local produce, cheese, bread, honey and more at the Fountain Farmers’ Market which opens for the first day of its 2014 season today. Until 7 p.m. visit the outdoor market for your weekly grocery shopping needs and raise a hat to Philadelphia’s local farmers and food artisans. After stocking up at the farmers market, stop by one of the popular bars or restaurants on the avenue — Stateside, Cantina Los Caballitos, Le Virtu, Noord and more.

When: Wednesday, May 21, 3-7 p.m.
Where: East Passyunk Avenue and Tasker Street
Cost: Pay as you go

Taco Exchange at Sancho Pistola’s: Sancho Pistola’s teams up with Morimoto for a one-night-only taco collaboration beginning at 9 p.m. The taco is chilled and topped with hamachi, akamiso-konbu vinaigrette, pickled tomatillo, wasabi crème fraiche and puffed rice. The special taco is served in pairs and costs $13. The special runs from 9 p.m. to midnight.

When: Wednesday, May 21, 9 p.m.-midnight
Where: Sancho Pistola’s, 19 W. Girard Avenue
Cost: Pay as you go

How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at the Walnut Street Theatre: It’s opening night for a Broadway favorite, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 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 7 p.m.

When: Wednesday, May 21, 7 p.m.
Where: Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street
Cost: $10-$95

Le Cine at L’Etage: Catch a free foreign flick paired with the full food and drink from menu at L’Etage. Tonight, tune in to Vagabond, a film hailing from 1985 about civilization and freedom. The movie is free, just pay for food and drinks as you go.

When: Wednesday, May 21, 8:30 p.m.
Where: L’Etage, 624 S. 6th Street
Cost: Pay as you go

QOTA at Le Virtu: QOTA, or queers on the avenue, makes its way to Le Virtu restaurant tonight for a night of happy hour specials and complimentary small plates. From 6 to 9 p.m., hang with LGBT friends and neighbors while raising funds for Philadelphia FIGHT, an AIDS service organization.

When: Wednesday, May 21, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Le Virtu, 1927 E. Passyunk Avenue
Cost: Pay as you go

Rock on Philly 1st Birthday Party at Milkboy: Celebrate one year of Rock on Philly, an organization that promotes the local music scene, with a birthday bash at Milkboy. Groove to music provided by a number of Philly bands including The Good Excuses, The Wayside Shakeup and Paul Saint John. Also enjoy cake and vote for your favorite band. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

When: Wednesday, May 21, 8 p.m.
Where: Milkboy, 1100 Chestnut Street
Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at the door

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 21, 7-11 p.m.
Where: Nodding Head Brewery, 1516 Sansom Street
Cost: Pay as you go

Shakespeare and Genuine Emotion in Hamlet: Tonight, Dr. Matt Kosuzko discusses Hamlet and the impact the novel has had on society for hundreds and hundreds of years. Learn about human emotion in Shakespeare’s novel and how the most evident emotions in the work now serve as a map of human emotion. The event is completely free, but registration is required. Click here to register.

When: Wednesday, May 21, 6 p.m.
Where: Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street
Cost: Free

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