Tonight Picks: Center City Sips At More Than 80 Bars, Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday At The PMA And NMAJH, Late-Night Bowling Happy Hour At North Bowl And More

From Center City sips to a late-night bowling happy hour at North Bowl, there are plenty of indoor events to find shelter from the rain and cloudy skies. (Photo courtesy G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia)

Don’t let the cloudy skies get you down, Philadelphia. There are tons of events on tap for this Wednesday evening.

Center City Sips is back for its second week of happy hour deals at more than 80 restaurants throughout Old City, Midtown Village, Center City and Rittenhouse. Head out for discounted cocktails, beer, wine and appetizers. Trust us, you’re mood will improve quickly.

The National Museum of American Jewish History and the Philadelphia Museum of Art offer city dwellers shelter from the rain as they both host pay-what-you-wish Wednesday promotions and after-hours museum access this evening.

Plus, North Bowl keeps the party going into the wee hours with its late-night happy hour featuring $2 games, shoe rental, tater tots and select beer beginning at 9 p.m. Deal.

Our top picks for tonight, below.

Center City Sips: It’s week two of Center City Sips, a summertime promotion that brings awesome happy hour deals to more than 80 bars in Center City, Midtown Village and Old City. Enjoy $5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beer and half-priced appetizers from 5 to 7 p.m. Participating bars include Sampan, 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge, MilkBoy, Smokin’ Betty’s and Tequila’s Restaurant. The full list of participating bars is available right here.

When: Wednesday, June 11, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Participating bars
Cost: $5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beer, half-priced appetizers

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the National Museum of American Jewish History: Spend this rainy Wednesday evening at the National Museum of American Jewish History as it continues to host its pay-what-you-wish Wednesday summer promotion. 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, doors stay open until 8 p.m.

When: Wednesday, June 11, 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: The Philadelphia Museum of Art also offers shelter from this rainy weather with its pay-what-you-wish Wednesday promotion. Tonight, enjoy scenes from Romeo and Juliet as performed by the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, a yoga class, crafts and tours of the galleries housed within the main building of the art museum. The museum’s doors remain open until 8:45 p.m.

When: Wednesday, June 11, 5-8:45 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Pay what you wish

Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles at the Academy of Music: It’s night one of Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles at the Academy of Music. The show is a multi-media experience that goes on a musical trip down memory lane, with renditions of classic tunes from the Beatles catalog. All songs are performed by a spot-on cover band that dresses to look like the Fab Four though various stages of their career. Tonight’s show beings at 7:30 p.m. and tickets start at an affordable $20.

When: Wednesday, June 11, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street
Cost: $20-$85

More picks for tonight, below.

Carbonara Burger at Shake Shack: Looking for a delicious dinner idea? Look no further than Shake Shack as it teamed up with chef Marc Vetri to create the carbonara burger, an Angus burger topped with bacon, pecorino cheese, black pepper and a sunny side up egg. The burger costs $6.75 a pop, $1 of all Carbonara Burger proceeds benefit The Vetri Foundation. The carbonara burger is available at all three Philadelphia Shake Shack locations — Rittenhouse, University City and King of Prussia.

When: Wednesday, June 11
Where: Shake Shack Center City, 2000 Sansom Street; University City, 3200 Chestnut Street; King of Prussia, 160 N. Gulph Road #233
Cost: $6.75 per burger

A Coffin in Egypt at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: Opera Philadelphia performs A Coffin in Egypt, an opera based on a play of the same name, by Pulitzer Prize-winning Horton Foote. The show tells the story of Myrtle Bledsoe who takes the stage as a 90-year old matriarch looking back on her long much-lived life. Tickets, starting at $21, are available online.

When: Wednesday, June 11, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts’ Perelman Theater, 300 S. Broad Street
Cost: $21-$136

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, June 11, 9 p.m.
Where: North Bowl, 909 N. 2nd 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, June 11, 8 p.m.
Where: Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street
Cost: $10-$95

Sake and Food Pairing Event at Yakitori Boy: This evening, Yakitori Boy hosts a sake and food pairing event with a sake expert. Enjoy a wide array of food samples that each compliment the flavors of sake, a Japanese alcoholic beverage. Tickets are $25 per person and are available online.

When: Wednesday, June 11, 7-8 p.m.
Where: Yakitori Boy, 211 N. 11th Street
Cost: $25


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