Tonight Picks: Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival, Center City Sips Preview And More

Step outside tonight for Philly fun...

It’s going to be a beautiful night in Philadelphia — and there’s tons of ways to get out and enjoy it.

The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival continues tonight in Franklin Square with amazing lantern creations, themed food and drink and more.

Quench your thirst at the Center City Sips preview tonight at Marathon Grill on Market Street or at Parks On Tap, which sets up shop at Belmont Plateau through the weekend.

Our tops picks for Wednesday night, below.

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square

Chinese Lantern FestivalPhoto by J. Fusco for Tianyu

Enjoy intricate light structures, tasty food and drink and more surprises at the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square in the Philadelphia's Historic District.

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square

When:Wednesday, May 31, 6-10 p.m.
Where:Franklin Square, 200 6th Street
Cost:$17, adults; $15, seniors and military personnel; $12, youth

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Center City Sips Preview at Marathon Grill on Market Street

Summer means Center City Sips season is upon us. While the official season doesn’t begin until Wednesday, June 7, the preview event takes place tonight on the Marathon Grill patio at 1818 Market Street with a taste of what’s to come.

Center City Sips Preview at Marathon Grill on Market Street

When:Wednesday, May 31, 5-7 p.m.
Where:Marathon Grill, 1818 Market Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.centercityphila.org

Revolutionary Happy Hour at the Moshulu

Photo by A. Ricketts for Visit Philadelphia

Have you seen Revolutionary: A Pop-Up Street Art Exhibition in Philadelphia’s Historic District yet? Tonight, head to the Moshulu — a bar and restaurant that's also the world's oldest and largest square-rigged sailing vessel — to take in one of the 13 installations and raise a glass during happy hour on The Deck, the Moshulu's open-air bar. A Brilliant Dummy's Fearless, on display throughout the interior of the floating restaurant, is a series of five photographs that express what it means to be fearfully and wonderfully made.

Revolutionary Happy Hour at the Moshulu

When:Wednesday, May 31, 6-8 p.m.
Where:Moshulu, 401 S. Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Pay as you go

www.moshulu.com

Spruce Street Harbor Park

Spruce Street Harbor ParkPhoto by M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia

Unwind and have a great time at Spruce Street Harbor Park on the Delaware River waterfront. Whether you're laying back in a hammock, enjoying delicious food or playing a fun game, there's always something here to make you smile.

Spruce Street Harbor Park

When:Wednesday, May 31, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where:Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Pay as you go

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Parks On Tap at Belmont Plateau

Starting tonight, the Parks On Tap roving beer garden experience moves to West Philly's Belmont Plateau. Take in beautiful hills and have refreshing drinks through the weekend.

Parks On Tap at Belmont Plateau

When:Wednesday, May 31, 5-10 p.m.
Where:Belmont Plateau, Army Road
Cost:Pay as you go

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Teen Night at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

PAFAPhoto By B. Krist For Visit Philadelphia

Teens are invited to celebrate the end of the Youth Council's programming season at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with live music, snacks, creative projects and more.

Teen Night at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

When:Wednesday, May 31, 6-8 p.m.
Where:Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118-128 N. Broad Street
Cost:Free, teens and their guests

www.pafa.org

Open Video Call Screening at Institute of Contemporary Art

The Institute of Contemporary Art hosts an outdoor screening of videos from Philadelphia-born directors. Bonus: There will be popsicles, drinks and snacks. Lights, camera, action!

Open Video Call Screening at Institute of Contemporary Art

When:Wednesday, May 31, 7:30 p.m.
Where:Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th Street
Cost:Free

www.icaphila.org

Passyunk Passeggiata Kick Off

East Passyunk Avenue becomes a community block party each Wednesday for the Passyunk Passeggiata. Enjoy deals at various restaurants and shops along East Passyunk Avenue or kick back and enjoy a drink with friends.

Passyunk Passeggiata Kick Off

When:Wednesday, May 31, 2-8 p.m.
Where:East Passyunk Avenue
Cost:Pay as you go

www.visiteastpassyunk.com

THE TOP at FringeArts

No Face Performance Group brings its unique stage show to FringeArts in a performance that blurs the line between actors and audience.

THE TOP at FringeArts

When:Wednesday, May 31, 8 p.m.
Where:FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$20, general admission; $15, students (25 and under)

www.fringearts.com

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

The Philadelphia Museum of Art offers pay-what-you-wish admission tonight to its impressive collection of art. Get lost in one of its amazing and varied galleries.

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

When:Wednesday, May 31, 5-8:45 p.m.
Where:Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost:Pay what you wish

www.philamuseum.org

Live Music Tonight

Gabriel Garzon-Montano at The Foundry and Moonchild at World Cafe Live.

Live Music Tonight

When:All shows are tonight, May 31
Cost:Ticket prices vary and are subject to availability

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