Tonight Picks: Free Concert At The Kimmel Center, Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest And More

How to spend Wednesday, February 15 in Philly...

It’s a busy night in Philadelphia with live performances, happy hour and even a post-Valentine’s Day event.

The Kimmel Center celebrates Black History Month with a special edition of its monthly Sittin’ In jam session. Guests of the event will groove to live music and learn about the history of jam sessions in African-American culture.

At Dilworth Park, happy hour fills the Rothman Cabin with deals on food and drink as well as prime views of the picturesque ice skating rink.

Our top picks for tonight, below.

Sittin' In: Live Sessions at the Kimmel Center

A free event fills the stage at the Kimmel Center as the recurring Sittin' In jam session hits the theater. During this special edition of the event, guests can groove to Big Band tunes and hear from music experts as they speak about the history of the jam session in African-American culture.

Sittin' In: Live Sessions at the Kimmel Center

When:Wednesday, February 15, 8 p.m.
Where:Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street
Cost:Free

www.kimmelcenter.org

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 Ice Rink 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 Ice Rink at Dilworth Park

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

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Love Potion #9 at the Penn Museum

Tonight, the Penn Museum hosts a special love-themed event where guests can learn about romantic superstitions and beliefs of ancient times while exploring the museum's impressive galleries.

Love Potion #9 at the Penn Museum

When:Wednesday, February 15, 6-9 p.m.
Where:Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Cost:$20

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Cocktails and Cold Ones at Dilworth Park

Happy hour is the theme of the evening at Rothman Cabin at Dilworth Park. From 5 to 7 p.m., enjoy $3 beers, $4 wine and $5 cocktails in addition to a number of food specials.

Cocktails and Cold Ones at Dilworth Park

When:Wednesday, February 15, 5-7 p.m.
Where:Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th Street
Cost:$3 beer; $4 wine; $5 cocktails and specially priced food items

www.ccdparks.org

Opera Philadelphia Presents Tancredi at the Academy of Music

This evening, Opera Philadelphia continues its run of Tancredi, a love story about exiled soldier Tancredi and the beautiful Amenaide, daughter of the powerful Argirio. Tonight's show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Opera Philadelphia Presents Tancredi at the Academy of Music

When:Wednesday, February 15, 7:30 p.m.
Where:Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street
Cost:$19 and up

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Movie Night at SkyLodge

Tonight, SkyLodge (the winter pop up at SkyGarten) hosts back-to-back movie screenings for its recurring movie night. The event starts at 5 p.m. with happy hour and continues with a screening of Rocky at 6 p.m. and Romeo and Juliet at 8 p.m. Select cocktails and beers will be discounted throughout the films.

Movie Night at SkyLodge

When:Wednesday, February 15, 5 p.m.
Where:SkyLodge, 1717 Arch Street, 51st Floor
Cost:Pay as you go

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Silent Philly: That's My Best Friend Wednesday

This Wednesday night, Silent Philly brings its silent party to Punch Line Philly for a four-hour dance-filled evening of music (and illuminated headphones!). Discounted appetizers and drinks ($4 well drinks, $5 citywides and more) will also be available for purchase.

Silent Philly: That's My Best Friend Wednesday

When:Wednesday, February 15, 7-11 p.m.
Where:Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel Street
Cost:$10 for one, $15 for two

www.lnphilly.com

PAFA After Dark: The Crimson Field

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts' after-hours programming returns this evening with a slew of special events for The Crimson Field, its themed event of the month. Tonight, enjoy a performance by Post War Dream (a local indie group), tours of the museum's World War I exhibition, an alumni gallery exhibition opening and poetry readings.

PAFA After Dark: The Crimson Field

When:Wednesday, February 15, 5-9 p.m.
Where:Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118-128 N. Broad Street
Cost:$15 for general admission, free for members

www.pafa.org

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Wednesday night at the Philadelphia Museum of Art means pay-what-you-wish admission and a slew of special events throughout the main building. Running from 5 to 8:45 p.m., guests can enjoy self-guided tours of the galleries, crafts, yoga, games and more.

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

When:Wednesday, February 15, 5-8:45 p.m.
Where:Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost:Pay what you wish

www.philamuseum.org

BalletX Winter Series 2017

BalletXPhoto by Alexander Izilaev for BalletX

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 work by choreographer Jo Strømgren, whose work has been seen before by Fringe Festival guests.

BalletX Winter Series 2017

When:Wednesday, February 15, 8 p.m.
Where:The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad Street
Cost:$25-$45

www.balletx.org

Live Music Tonight

In the Black Box: Northern Liberties Winter Festival presents Norwegian Arms, Suburban Living, Sonnder and Shots Called at Underground Arts and Morton Subotnick & Lillevan at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

Live Music Tonight

When:All shows are tonight, February 15
Cost:Ticket prices vary and are subject to availability

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