Tonight Picks: Latin Roots Live! At World Cafe Live, Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest And More

10 things to do tonight in Philadelphia...

It’s a great evening to cozy up in a warm concert hall — or, if you’re a fan of the snowy weather, a great night to bundle up and make the most of our excellent winter attractions. (We’re looking at you, Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest.)

Anyone looking for free entertainment should head to World Cafe Live for its recurring Latin Roots Live! concert. The show is completely free to attend and each month features a different band specializing in the tunes of Latin America.

Tonight, La Peg’s Pegsicle ice bar pops up for another run. (The pop-up bar had to come down during yesterday’s 60-degree weather.) Stop by tonight to watch chef Peter Woolsey construct the impressive ice using an ice pick and chainsaw and to enjoy drink specials.

Our top picks for tonight, below.

Latin Roots Live! at World Cafe Live

Tonight, World Café Live and WXPN team up to present another edition of the Latin Roots Live! concert series. This week’s concert features Los Hacheros, a six-piece band that combines charanga, salsa and Puerto Rican bomba music to create a one-of-a-kind sound.

Latin Roots Live! at World Cafe Live

When:Thursday, February 9, 7 p.m.
Where:World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street
Cost:Free with RSVP

www.worldcafelive.com

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, 1 S. 15th Street
Cost:$5 for adults; $3 for kids 10 & under; $10 for skate rental

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Night Skies in the Observatory at The Franklin Institute

Stargaze with the help of Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer at The Franklin Institute and leader of its recurring Night Skies in the Observatory event. At each event, guests get to use NASA-grade telescopes to check out stars, planets, the moon and other celestial objects while learning about the things they’re looking at from Pitts himself.

Night Skies in the Observatory at The Franklin Institute

When:Thursday, February 9, 6-9 p.m.
Where:The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street
Cost:$10

www.fi.edu

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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Pegsicle at FringeArts

Following the 60-degree weather yesterday, Pegsicle — the pop-up ice bar at La Peg at FringeArts — is being reconstructed tonight starting at 5 p.m. Watch chef Peter Woolsey use a chainsaw and chisel to create an impressive ice bar and ice luge (for shots, of course!). Throughout the evening, also enjoy games, drink specials and prime views of the stunning Benjamin Franklin Bridge.

Pegsicle at FringeArts

When:Thursday, February 9, 5 p.m.
Where:FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Pay as you go

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College Basketball: Temple University vs. Southern Methodist University

The Temple Owls play Southern Methodist University tonight in the Liacouras Center at a 9 p.m. game. Tickets, $15 to $35, are available online.

College Basketball: Temple University vs. Southern Methodist University

When:Thursday, February 9, 9 p.m.
Where:The Liacouras Center, 1776 N. Broad Street
Cost:$15-$35

www.liacourascenter.com

SB Quizzo! at South Bowl

Between drink specials and an exciting game of quizzo, South Bowl is a great place to be this evening for its recurring SB Quizzo. Quizzo runs from 9 to 11 p.m. as do deals on tater tots, citywide specials, pizza and beer.

SB Quizzo! at South Bowl

When:Thursday, February 9, 9-11 p.m.
Where:South Bowl, 19 W. Oregon Avenue
Cost:Pay as you go

www.southbowlphilly.com

Boogie Down! at Dolphin Tavern

Anyone who is looking to jump start their weekend a night early should head out to the Dolphin Tavern for a late-night dance party featuring hip-hop, disco, funk and more. The party starts at 10 p.m. and continues all the way until the bar closes at 2 a.m.

Boogie Down! at Dolphin Tavern

When:Thursday, February 9, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where:Dolphin Tavern, 1539 S. Broad Street
Cost:Pay as you go

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Laughter on the 23rd Floor at Walnut Street Theatre

Treat yourself to a night at the theater as Laughter on the 23rd Floor continues at the Walnut Street Theatre. The show gives guests a peek into a writer's room at a popular 1950’s sitcom.

Laughter on the 23rd Floor at Walnut Street Theatre

When:Thursday, February 9, 8 p.m.
Where:Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street
Cost:$20 general admission; $15 student and 25 and under; $14 members

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Live Music Tonight

Talib Kweli at the TLA and Savoy with Puppet at the Fillmore.

Live Music Tonight

When:All shows are tonight, February 9
Cost:Ticket prices vary and are subject to availability

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