Tonight Picks: Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, BalletX Winter Series, Parc’s Pastry Dinner And More

Enjoy this Thursday night in Philly...

With cold weather and major winds, it’s a perfect night to cozy up at the theater or duck into one of the city’s great restaurants.

Luckily, there’s plenty going on tonight, including BalletX’s impressive Winter Series performance, a four-course pastry dinner at Parc, a cool comedy showcase at Helium Comedy Club and more.

Our top picks for tonight, below.

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

With ice skating, s’more roasting, tasty snacks, craft beer and plenty of games, it’s no wonder that Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest is one of the most popular wintertime attractions in the city. The waterfront spot is open daily through March 5.

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

When:Through March 5, 2017
Where:Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Pay as you go

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Rothman Rink and Wintergarden at Dilworth Park

Through February 26, Dilworth Park welcomes winter revelers for ice skating, sweeping views of City Hall and delicious food and drinks inside of the Rothman Cabin.

Rothman Rink and Wintergarden at Dilworth Park

When:Through February 26, 2017
Where:Dilworth Park, 1401 JFK Boulevard
Cost:Pay as you go

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BalletX Winter Series 2017

The talented modern ballet group BalletX takes the stage at the Wilma Theater for its Winter Series performance this evening. Watch the troupe perform an impressive piece by choreographer Jo Strømgren, whose work has been seen before by Fringe Festival guests.

BalletX Winter Series 2017

When:Thursday, February 16, 8 p.m.
Where:The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad Street
Cost:$25-$45

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Eat, Drink and Give Back at Stratus Lounge

To celebrate its fifth year in Philadelphia, Stratus Rooftop Lounge gives back to the community by partnering up with local charities on Thursdays this month. Tonight, 10 percent of bar sales from 6 to 10 p.m. benefit Young Involved Philadelphia, an organization that connects young people with the community.

Eat, Drink and Give Back at Stratus Lounge

When:Thursday, February 16, 6-10 p.m.
Where:Stratus Rooftop Lounge, 433 Chestnut Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.stratuslounge.com

Pastry Dinner at Parc

Folks with a sweet tooth, take note. Tonight, Parc Restaurant presents its second-annual Pastry Dinner, which comes complete with four courses of different desserts. On the menu? Poached pear sabayon, coconut-whipped ganache tart, chocolate and peanut butter mousse and salted caramel brûlée. The dinner costs $45 per person plus tax and gratuity. An optional drink pairing is available for $50.

Pastry Dinner at Parc

When:Thursday, February 16, 7:30 p.m.
Where:Parc, 227 S. 18th Street
Cost:$45; optional beverage pairing for $50

www.parc-restaurant.com

Seagull at the Latvian Society

Anton Chekhov's classic play unfolds on the stage at the Latvian Society in Northern Liberties. The play tells the story of four main characters and the issues that exist between them. The show ends its run on February 19, so be sure to check it out soon.

Seagull at the Latvian Society

When:Thursday, February 16, 7 p.m.
Where:The Latvian Society of Philadelphia, 531 N. 7th Street
Cost:$25 for general admission

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Throwback Thursday at South Bowl

Throwback Thursday takes on a different meaning at South Bowl on Oregon Avenue. Starting at 9 p.m., enjoy $2 bowling, $4 deals on select cocktails, half-price pizza and $2 and $3 deals on select beer. The deal fueled event continues through close at 2 a.m.

Throwback Thursday at South Bowl

When:Thursday, February 16, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where:South Bowl, 19 W. Oregon Avenue
Cost:Pay as you go

www.southbowlphilly.com

Helium Presents: Comedy Confidential

Tonight, Helium Comedy Club hosts a different kind of stand-up comedy night. The venue welcomes some of the best stand-up comedians in the business to the stage this evening for a night of surprise performances. Guests won't find out who's slated to perform until they take the stage. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $23 for reserved seats.

Helium Presents: Comedy Confidential

When:Thursday, February 16, 8 p.m.
Where:Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom Street
Cost:$15 for general admission, $23 for reserved seats

www.heliumcomedy.com

Live Music Tonight

Mayhem at the TLA; Tchami with Mercer at the Trocadero and Common Kings at World Cafe Live.

Live Music Tonight

When:All shows are tonight, February 16
Cost:Ticket prices vary and are subject to availability

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