Follow Us
Find Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Subscribe to RSS
 

July 2, 2014

Tonight Picks: Free Screening Of Rocky At The Art Museum Steps, Center City Sips, Summer Concert Series Across The City And More

Tonight marks the final night of Wawa Welcome America's Philly At The Movies events, at 9 p.m., catch a free screening of "Rocky" on the iconic Rocky steps at the Art Museum. (Photo courtesy Wawa Welcome America)

As the July 4th holiday sweeps in, the city celebrates America’s independence with a variety of events leading up to the big day.

Tonight, Wawa Welcome America closes out its annual Philly at the Movies outdoor movie series with a screening of Rocky on the iconic Rocky steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

It’s Wednesday night which means Center City Sips — discounted cocktails, beer and wine and half-priced appetizers from 5 to 7 p.m. at more than 80 bars throughout the city.

For those looking to beat the heat cool off inside of a museum as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the National Museum of American Jewish History open their doors for pay-what-you-wish Wednesday.

Our top picks for tonight, below.

Philly at the Movies — Rocky at the Art Museum Steps: Grab a seat on the famous steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and cheer on the Italian Stallion during the annual free screening of the iconic Philadelphia-film Rocky during Philly at the Movies, presented by Wawa Welcome America.

When: Wednesday, July 2, 9 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Free

Center City Sips: Raise a glass to Wednesday night as Center City Sips continues. The summertime promotion 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 Opa, Indeblue Bar and Restaurant, Devil’s Alley and Bru Craft and Wurst. The full list of participating bars is available right here.

When: Wednesday, July 2, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Participating bars
Cost: $5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beer, half-priced appetizers

P.M. at the Penn Museum Summer Nights Concert Series: The Philadelphia Songwriters Project takes the stage at the Penn Museum for its weekly P.M. at the Penn Museum summer concert series. Tonight’s concert features the four artists who won the Philadelphia Songwriters Project, look forward to everything from rock to blues-inspired pieces. General admission is $10 and includes admission to the museum, too. Admission is free for museum members, PennCard holders, Penn Health System employees and children under the age of 5. In the case of rain, concerts move inside the museum.

When: Wednesday, July 2, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Penn Museum, 3620 South Street
Cost: $10

Pub and Kitchen Summer Comfort Dinner: Chef Eli Collins of Pub & Kitchen now offers a laid back, weekly-changing “comfort dinner” every Wednesday this summer, including tonight. The dinners, emphasizing local, seasonal fruit and vegetables and unfussy meats and seafood, will be one-pot platters or grilled dishes and rings in at $18 for the main plate, plus two classic seasonal side dishes and a choice of beverage (the nightly beer special or the house spiked lemonade with whiskey, ginger and mint).

When: Wednesday, July 2
Where: Pub & Kitchen, 1946 Lombard Street
Cost: $18 per person, including beverages and side dishes

More picks for tonight, below.

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art: The Philadelphia Museum of Art opens its door for whatever price you’d like to pay at its pay-what-you-wish Wednesday event. From 5 to 8:45 p.m., explore the galleries within the main building, take part in crafts, yoga and more. Tonight, also sip craft beer at the Art Museum as it spotlights a new weekly craft beer tasting, which is hosted by Starr Events & Catering, in Great Stair Hall. Beer tasting admission is not pay what you wish, members pay $22 and non-members pay $25.

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

Pastorius Park Summer Concert Series: For week three of Chestnut Hill’s free summer concert series, The Lawsuits, a local Indie/Folk band, takes the stage at Pastorius Park. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and guests of all ages are invited out to the concert. In the case of rain, concerts move indoors to Springside Chestnut Hill Academy.

When: Wednesday, July 2, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Pastorius Park, Lincoln Drive and Abington Avenue, Chestnut Hill
Cost: Free

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the National Museum of American Jewish History: Spend your Wednesday evening at the National Museum of American Jewish History as it continues to host its pay-what-you-wish Wednesday summer deal. 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, July 2, 5-8 p.m.
Where: National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Mall E.
Cost: Pay what you wish

Suburban Square Summer Music Series: Suburban Square in Ardmore raises the curtain for its free summer concert series as The Tonebenders, a rock ‘n roll band, performs for the crowd. The free concert runs from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Main Courtyard at Suburban Square.

When: Wednesday, July 2, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Suburban Square, Anderson and Coulter Avenues, Ardmore
Cost: Free

Tagged as:

Comments
Have something to contribute to the conversation? Leave a comment through Facebook, or else directly on the blog.
( Facebook Comments)

Leave a comment with Facebook

Leave a comment directly on the blog (2 Blog Comments)

erin says:

I think the Awesome Fest event at Clark Park is tomorrow (7/3).

Jillian Wilson says:

You’re right! Thanks for the heads up.