Tonight Picks: University City Dining Days, Screenings Under The Stars And More

Here's how to enjoy your Thursday night in Philly...

Warm summer evenings mean great summer nights in Philadelphia.

University City Dining Days showcases flavors from all over the world with great deals at 30 restaurants.

And free movie nights at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing and Schuylkill Banks bring silver screen entertainment outdoors.

Our top picks for tonight, below.

University City Dining Days

Dim Sum HousePhoto courtesy Dim Sum House

Dining Days is back in University City for its 13th year of fantastic, prix-fixe, three-course dinners at 30 restaurants in the neighborhood. With meals ranging from $15 to $35 per person, Dining Days delivers the perfect opportunity to try the charming BYOBs, international dining and craft beer bars in University City.

University City Dining Days

When:Thursday, July 13
Where:Various locations including Dim Sum House, 3939 Chestnut Street
Cost:$15, $25 or $35 depending on the restaurant

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Screenings Under The Stars: La La Land

One of the year’s biggest blockbusters, La La Land, fills the giant movie screen at Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing tonight. Stop by to watch the flick — and pack a blanket, a low-back beach chair and some snacks while you’re at it.

Screenings Under The Stars: La La Land

When:Thursday, July 13, 8:30-11 p.m.
Where:Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Free

www.delawareriverwaterfront.com

Spruce Street Harbor Park Waterfront Session with Ceramic Animal

Summer Concerts at Spruce Street Harbor ParkPhoto courtesy of M. Stanley for DWRC

Philly’s hammock haven Spruce Street Harbor Park hosts weekly music nights every Thursday throughout the summer. Tonight, catch Ceramic Animal with Satellite Hearts. The performance will take place from 6:30-9:30 p.m., allowing for plenty of time to also grab a beer from the park’s beer gardens and a bite to eat from the plethora of boardwalk-style food outlets.

Spruce Street Harbor Park Waterfront Session with Ceramic Animal

When:Thursday, July 13, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Where:Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Free

www.sprucestreetharborpark.com

Movie Night at Schuylkill Banks: The Big Lebowski

Bring your picnic blankets down to the Schuylkill River waterfront for a free screening of The Big Lebowski tonight. The film is expected to start at about 8:30 p.m., and guests are encouraged to bring snacks to enjoy throughout the film. Before the movie, enjoy snacks and drinks on a first-come, first-served basis and a pre-show raffle to win gift cards from Philadelphia Runner.

Movie Night at Schuylkill Banks: The Big Lebowski

When:Thursday, July 13, 8 p.m.
Where:Schuylkill Banks, 2501 Walnut Street
Cost:Free

www.schuylkillbanks.org

Parks on Tap at the Schuylkill Banks

Parks On TapPhoto by Albert Yee

Parks on Tap is back at a fan favorite spot from last year — the Schuylkill Banks. The green space along the river is home to hammocks, games, food and a bevy of drinks (cocktails, beer, wine, soda and more). Beyond food and drinks, guests can stop by for a donation-based yoga class tonight.

Parks on Tap at the Schuylkill Banks

When:Thursday, July 13, 5-10 p.m.
Where:Schuylkill Banks, 2501 Walnut Street
Cost:Pay as you go

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Old City Eats

More than 25 of Old City’s most popular restaurants offer special deals from 5-8 p.m. for Old City Eats. Score at least one half-priced appetizer, at least one $4 beer featuring Penn Beer and one $5 cocktail featuring Faber Liquors at each establishment.

Old City Eats

When:Thursday, July 13, 5-8 p.m.
Where:Various locations including Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, 10 South 2nd Street
Cost:Pay as you go

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Essence of Entertainment Series at the Dell Music Center

The Dell Music Center’s summer series of R&B legends continues tonight with a line-up of classic soul acts headlined by The Dramatics featuring L.J. Reynolds. Sing along to your favorite songs and dance to infectious grooves.

Essence of Entertainment Series at the Dell Music Center

When:Thursday, July 13, 7 p.m.
Where:Dell East Music Center, 2400 Strawberry Mansion Drive
Cost:$32 and up

www.livenation.com

Rebel Seed Summer Cider Garden at the Betsy Ross House

Delaware-based cidery Rebel Seed provides several locally brewed ciders for the Rebel Seed Summer Cider Garden at Old City’s historic Betsy Ross House. The Betsy Ross House will be open for tours and live music will be provided courtesy of The Live Brontosaurus.

Rebel Seed Summer Cider Garden at the Betsy Ross House

When:Thursday, July 13, 6-10 p.m.
Where:Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street
Cost:Free admission; pay-as-you-go drinks and snacks; $5 tours of the Betsy Ross House

www.historicphiladelphia.org

Parks On Tap Jr. — Culture on Tap

Convention-Center-City-Hall-780uwPhoto by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia

Parks On Tap Jr. brings the fun to City Hall with Parks On Tap Jr. Have a drink or two in the heart of Center City at one of Philadelphia’s most iconic buildings.

Parks On Tap Jr. — Culture on Tap

When:Thursday, July 13, 4-9 p.m.
Where:City Hall, 1401 JFK Boulevard
Cost:Pay as you go

www.parksontap.com

Stroll The Street in Manayunk

Deals at Manayunk shops and restaurants bring people out each Thursday for Stroll The Street. Find $5 meal and drink deals at certain restaurants and shop for special finds at various shops. Tonight also features a sidewalk sale.

Stroll The Street in Manayunk

When:Thursday, July 13, 5 p.m.-sundown
Where:Various Manayunk locations including Bourbon Blue, 2 Rector Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.manayunk.com/

Live Music Tonight

Chevelle at The Fillmore and Foreigner at BB&T Pavilion.

Live Music Tonight

When:All shows are tonight, July 13
Cost:Ticket prices vary and are subject to availability

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