Tonight Picks: East Passyunk Restaurant Week, Night Skies In The Observatory And More

How to spend this Wednesday night...

A warm evening in Philadelphia brings an assortment of concerts, dinner events, after-hours museum happenings and more.

Another evening of meal deals fill more than 20 spots in East Passyunk as the neighborhood’s Restaurant Week continues with $15, $25 or $35 three-course meals (depending on the restaurant).

The Franklin Institute invites astrology enthusiasts of all levels to its recurring Night Skies in the Observatory event. Learn about the stars and the galaxy while stargazing through NASA-grade telescopes.

Our top picks for tonight, below.

East Passyunk Restaurant Week

East Passyunk — one of the city's most popular dining destinations — continues its Restaurant Week promotion this week. Through March 10, enjoy three-course prix-fixe meals at spots like Townsend, Bing Bing Dim Sum, Perla, Gennaro's Tomato Pie, Will BYOB, Fond and more. Prices range from $15 to $35 depending on the restaurant.

East Passyunk Restaurant Week

When:Wednesday, March 8
Where:Various locations including Bing Bing Dim Sum, 1648 East Passyunk Avenue
Cost:Three-course prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner for $15, $25 or $35

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Cider Dinner at Good King Tavern

The Good King Tavern in Queen Village presents its second Cider Dinner after a super-popular first event. Throughout the evening, enjoy six different ciders from all over (France, Boston and right here in Philly) in addition to a six-course meal. The special meal is available for $55 per person. Reservations, by phone, are required.

Cider Dinner at Good King Tavern

When:Wednesday, March 8, 7-10 p.m.
Where:The Good King Tavern, 614 S. 7th Street
Cost:$55

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dineKOP Restaurant Week

Steakhouses, sports bars, seafood spots, fine-dining establishments and more set their tables for dineKOP Restaurant Week, which returns to more than 20 eateries throughout King of Prussia this week. Participating restaurants all offer up either $10, $15 or $20 lunch specials and $20, $30 or $40 dinner deals throughout the week-long event.

dineKOP Restaurant Week

When:Wednesday, March 8
Where:Various locations including Sullivan's Steakhouse, 700 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia
Cost:$10, $15 or $20 for lunch and $20, $30 or $40 for dinner

www.visitkop.com

Night Skies in the Observatory at The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute hosts its recurring stargazing event this evening starting at 7 p.m. Hosted by The Franklin Institute's chief astronomer Derrick Pitts, the event offers guests the chance to stargaze while learning about galaxies, planets and stars.

Night Skies in the Observatory at The Franklin Institute

When:Wednesday, March 8, 7-10 p.m.
Where:The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street
Cost:$10 general admission; $5 for members

www.fi.edu

Cirque du Soleil Presents Toruk at the Wells Fargo Center

Starting tonight, Cirque du Soleil brings its mesmerizing display of acrobatics and artistry to the Wells Fargo Center with Toruk: The First Flight, a show inspired by the blockbuster film Avatar. You won’t want to miss the imaginative costumes, scenery and choreography.

Cirque du Soleil Presents Toruk at the Wells Fargo Center

When:Wednesday, March 8, 7:30 p.m.
Where:Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street
Cost:$41.50 and up

www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com

PAFA After Dark

Starting at 5:30 p.m., the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts opens its doors for after-hours fun for its recurring PAFA After Dark event. Enjoy tours of the museum, a panel about curating exhibits relating to historic and current events, crafts and more.

PAFA After Dark

When:Wednesday, March 8, 5:30-9 p.m.
Where:Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118-128 N. Broad Street
Cost:$10 general admission, $5 for members

www.pafa.org

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo at Prince Theater

Tonight, an all-male dance troupe dons tutus for a comedic showcase of classic ballets — Swan Lake, Don Quixote and more. This evening's show marks opening night for the performance.

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo at Prince Theater

When:Wednesday, March 8. 7:30 p.m.
Where:Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street
Cost:$20 and up

www.princetheater.org

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

Starting at 5 p.m., admission to the Philadelphia Museum of Art is pay what you wish. Explore the galleries within the main building and enjoy crafts, snacks, yoga and more.

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

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

www.philamuseum.org

International Women's Day at St. Benjamin Brewing Company

Tonight, St. Benjamin Brewing Company celebrates International Women’s Day with a special event featuring educational workshops about beer, beer tastings and a collaboration effort to create their own homebrew version of Pink Books Historic Ale. Proceeds from this event benefit the Philadelphia chapter of the Pink Boots Society, a group that aims to further the education of women in beer.

International Women's Day at St. Benjamin Brewing Company

When:Wednesday, March 8, 7-9 p.m.
Where:St. Benjamin Brewing Company, 1710 N. 5th Street
Cost:$20 per person

www.stbenjaminbrewing.com

Live Music Tonight

Los Campesinos! at the Theatre of the Living Arts and International Women’s Day Benefit Concert at Underground Arts.

Live Music Tonight

When:All shows are tonight, March 8
Cost:Ticket prices vary and are subject to availability

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