Tonight Picks: Parks On Tap, Center City Sips, PAFA After Dark And More

Enjoy this late spring night in Philly...

Summer is (almost) officially here, and Philly has a number of great ways to get out and enjoy the fine weather this Wednesday night.

PAFA After Dark returns to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts tonight for creative fun, drinks and more.

Toast to fun late spring nights as Parks On Tap makes it to Columbus Square Park in South Philadelphia this week and Center City Sips continues to take Center City by storm.

Our top picks for Wednesday, below.

Center City Sips

Center City Sips is officially in full swing! Enjoy happy hour specials and music from 5-7 p.m. at more than 80 Center City restaurants and bars. Cheers!

Center City Sips

When:Wednesday, June 14, 5-7 p.m.
Where:Various Center City locations including Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th Street
Cost:$5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beer and half-priced appetizers

www.centercityphila.org

Passyunk Passeggiata

The Passyunk Passeggiata is East Passyunk Avenue's go-to weekly celebration. Look forward to deals at restaurants like Paradiso and stores like Miss Demeanor at this neighborhood sale and happy hour.

Passyunk Passeggiata

When:Wednesday, June 14, 2-8 p.m.
Where:East Passyunk Avenue
Cost:Pay as you go

www.visiteastpassyunk.com

Parks on Tap at Columbus Square Park

The Parks On Tap traveling beer garden has quickly become one of the city's most popular seasonal attractions, and this week, it moves to South Philly's Columbus Square Park. Grab a brew, relax and have fun.

Parks on Tap at Columbus Square Park

When:Wednesday, June 14, 5-10 p.m.
Where:Columbus Square, 1200 Wharton Street
Cost:Pay as you go

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Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin SquarePhoto by J. Fusco for Tianyu

Originally slated to close out on Sunday, June 11, the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival will now run through this Sunday, June 18. That means there’s more time to get tickets and check out the fest's 29 hand-crafted lanterns, including a 200-foot-long Chinese dragon.

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

When:Wednesday, June 14, 6-10 p.m.
Where:Franklin Square, 200 N. 6th Street
Cost:$17, adults; $15, seniors and military personnel; $12, youth

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Parks On Tap Jr.: Five at the Fountain

Due to the overwhelming success of Parks On Tap, Parks On Tap Jr. begins its run at Swann Memorial Fountain tonight as a scaled-down version of the popular traveling beer garden series. Enjoy $5 drinks all night.

Parks On Tap Jr.: Five at the Fountain

When:Wednesday, June 14, 5-10 p.m.
Where:Swann Memorial Fountain, Logan Square
Cost:Pay as you go, drinks

www.parksontap.com

Grand Opening of Balcony Bar at the Kimmel Center

The Kimmel Center kicks off its summer happy hour season with the debut of the Balcony Bar, a bar on its balcony that faces Broad Street. Soak up some sun, grab a drink and take in a spectacular view of City Hall and more.

Grand Opening of Balcony Bar at the Kimmel Center

When:Wednesday, June 14, 5-7 p.m.
Where:Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.kimmelcenter.org

Free Screening of Dazed and Confused at La Peg at FringeArts

FringeArts hosts a free screening of the coming-of-age classic Dazed and Confused tonight. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

Free Screening of Dazed and Confused at La Peg at FringeArts

When:Wednesday, June 14, 8:30 p.m.
Where:FringeArts, 140 N.Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Free; food & drink available for purchase

www.fringearts.com

PAFA After Dark: Revolution

Tonight's edition of popular after-hours series PAFA After Dark features West African drumming, a cash bar, North Indian music and more in celebration of American's history as an immigrant nation.

PAFA After Dark: Revolution

When:Wednesday, June 14, 5:30-9 p.m.
Where:Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118-128 N. Broad Street
Cost:$15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $12 for youth 13-18 and free for kids 12 and under, military personnel and PAFA members

www.pafa.org

SoLow Fest Launch Party

SoLow Fest — an annual "do it yourself" festival of performances — is back. A kickoff party at South Street's eclectic bar Tattooed Mom sets the tone for what looks to be fun festival full of surprises.

SoLow Fest Launch Party

When:Wednesday, June 14, 7-10 p.m.
Where:Tattooed Mom, 530 South Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.tattooedmomphilly.com

Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Wall Ball

The Wall Ball is Mural Arts' annual fundraiser featuring cocktails, entertainment and a special selection of artwork curated by streetsdept.com founder and editor Conrad Benner. For those on a smaller budget, the Off the Wall Ball Afterparty, at just $25 a ticket, is equally as fun.

Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Wall Ball

When:Wednesday, June 14, 6-10 p.m.
Where:The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen Street
Cost:$200 and up

www.muralarts.org

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

Photo Courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art

Every Wednesday night, visitors and residents can head up the Rocky Steps and pay what they wish for admission to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Get lost in a beautiful collection of art tonight.

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

When:Wednesday, June 14, 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

Sorority Noise at Union Transfer and Daniel Weatherspoon at World Cafe Live.

Live Music Tonight

When:All shows are tonight, June 14
Cost:Ticket prices vary and are subject to availability

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