Tonight Picks: Philly Tech Week Block Party, Movie Night At The Schmidt’s Commons And More

Have some fun in Philly tonight...

What’s going on tonight in Philly? Fun, The Force and tons of reasons to be out and about.

Philly Tech Week continues this evening with a Block Party at The Schmidt’s Commons.

For Star Wars fans, both Independence Seaport Museum and The Schmidt’s Commons are hosting May The Fourth Be With You events.

Our picks for Thursday night, below.

Mexican Restaurant Week

Now through Saturday, Mexican restaurants around the region roll out special menus and promotions for Mexican Restaurant Week. Nine eateries take part, including South Philly Barbacoa, Las Bugambilias and El Rey, giving diners a chance to try a plethora of authentic Mexican dishes.

Mexican Restaurant Week

When:Thursday, May 4
Where:Various locations including El Rey, 2013 Chestnut Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.mexicanculturalcenter.org

Philly Tech Week Block Party at The Schmidt’s Commons

This Philly Tech Week event features video games on the Jumbotron, food trucks and more tech-related fun.

Philly Tech Week Block Party at The Schmidt’s Commons

When:Thursday, May 4, 4-8 p.m.
Where:The Schmidt’s Commons, 1001 N. 2nd Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.theschmidtscommons.com

Movie Night at The Schmidt’s Commons: Star Wars: Episode IV

It's May 4, which means it's time for "May The Fourth be With You" celebrations. Tonight, The Schmidt's Commons is hosting a free outdoor screening of the film that started it all: Star Wars: Episode IV. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

Movie Night at The Schmidt’s Commons: Star Wars: Episode IV

When:Thursday, May 4, 8-10 p.m.
Where:The Schmidt’s Commons, 1001 N. 2nd Street
Cost:Free

www.theschmidtscommons.com

River Alive Night: May the Fourth Be With You at Independence Seaport Museum

This Star Wars-themed celebration features drinks, basic fight choreography and other surprises from the Star Wars galaxy.

River Alive Night: May the Fourth Be With You at Independence Seaport Museum

When:Thursday, May 4, 6-9 p.m.
Where:Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$18, non-members; $14, for members

www.phillyseaport.org

Free Yoga at Race Street Pier

Free Yoga At Race Street PierPhoto By J. Fusco For Visit Philadelphia

Have fun exercising your mind and muscles with this free yoga event at Race Street Pier

Free Yoga at Race Street Pier

When:Thursday, May 4, 6 p.m.
Where:Race Street Pier, Race Street & N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Free

www.delawareriverwaterfront.com

Mummies and Martinis at the Penn Museum

Enjoy cocktails at this happy hour in the Penn Museum's Egypt (Mummies) Gallery.

Mummies and Martinis at the Penn Museum

When:Thursday, May 4, 6-7:30 p.m.
Where:Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Cost:$9

www.penn.museum

Derby Day at Artbar

To celebrate the upcoming Kentucky Derby, this happy hour event features scrumptious hors d'oeuvres and refreshing cocktails. Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite Derby attire for a chance to win an overnight stay at the Sonesta Hotel Rittenhouse Square.

Derby Day at Artbar

When:Thursday, May 4, 5-7 p.m.
Where:Artbar at the Sonesta, 1800 Market Street
Cost:Pay as you go

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Gabourey Sidibe: This is Just My Face at Parkway Central Library

Academy Award-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe will be at the Parkway Central Library for this special engagement in promotion of her new book, This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare. Come out and bond with one Hollywood's most humble young stars.

Gabourey Sidibe: This is Just My Face at Parkway Central Library

When:Thursday, May 4, 7:30 p.m.
Where:Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street
Cost:$15, general admission; $7, students

www.freelibrary.org

Live Music Tonight

Emel Mathlouthi at World Cafe Live and Square Peg Round Hole at Boot & Saddle.

Live Music Tonight

When:All shows are tonight, May 4
Cost:Ticket prices vary and are subject to availability

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