Tonight Picks: Center City Sips, Pay What You Wish At The Philadelphia Museum of Art And More

Celebrate summer in Philly tonight...

Summer rolls on in Philadelphia with no shortage of ways to enjoy your Wednesday night.

For art lovers, the Philadelphia Museum of Art features pay-what-you-wish admission tonight.

Happy hour fans should head out for Center City Sips as it returns to more than 80 spots in the city.

With the threat of thunder and rain, be sure to check for cancellations before heading out to any al fresco events.

Our top picks for tonight, below.

Center City Sips

It’s the final month for Center City Sips, the neighborhood-hide happy hour that draws crowds for deals on food and drinks to brighten any mid-week blues. From 5 to 7 p.m. this Wednesday night, visit spots like Aldine, Independence Beer Garden, Blue Duck on Broad, Bar Bombon, Balcony Bar at the Kimmel Center, Pagano's Market and Bar, Opa and more for $5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beer and half-priced snacks.

Center City Sips

When:Wednesday, August 2, 5-7 p.m.
Where:Various locations including Bar Bombon, 133 S. 18th Street
Cost:Pay as you go; $5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beer, half-priced appetizers

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P.M. @ Penn Museum - Summer Nights

Penn MuseumPhoto courtesy Penn Museum

Tonight’s performance at Penn Museum’s Summer Nights concert series comes from Animus, a band known for its blend of Greek, African and other music styles. Enjoy a fun concert in the museum’s courtyard or, in the event of rain, indoors at the museum.

P.M. @ Penn Museum - Summer Nights

When:Wednesday, August 2, 5-8 p.m.
Where:Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Cost:$10

www.penn.museum

A Midsummer’s Eve Celebrating Life, Love, and Tu B’Av at the National Museum of American Jewish History

National Museum of American Jewish HistoryPhoto by M. Kennedy For Visit Philadelphia

The Young Friends of the National Museum of American Jewish History celebrate Tu B’Av — the Jewish holiday of love — with a Wednesday night party featuring after-hours tours of the museum’s collection, snacks, drinks and more. Guests are encouraged to wear summer-soiree-style attire.

A Midsummer’s Eve Celebrating Life, Love, and Tu B’Av at the National Museum of American Jewish History

When:Wednesday, August 2, 8-11 p.m.
Where:National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Mall E.
Cost:$30 and up

www.nmajh.org

Build The Rail Happy Hour at The Trestle Inn

In support of the city’s new Rail Park development, The Trestle Inn is hosting a happy hour every first Wednesday this summer, with 20 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Rail Park's construction. Tonight is a dog-friendly edition and features happy hour specials for guests and doggie treats for their canine companions.

Build The Rail Happy Hour at The Trestle Inn

When:Wednesday, August 2, 5-8 p.m.
Where:The Trestle Inn, 339 N. 11th Street
Cost:Pay as you go

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Twin Lobster Dinner at Oyster House

Photo courtesy Oyster House

This summer, Oyster House brings back a favorite summertime special with its twin lobster dinners. On Wednesday nights through August 30, guests of the restaurant can feast on a dinner deal featuring two one-pound lobsters, corn on the cob and drawn butter for $30.

Twin Lobster Dinner at Oyster House

When:Wednesday, August 2, starting at 5 p.m.
Where:Oyster House, 1516 Sansom Street
Cost:$30

www.oysterhousephilly.com

California Dreamin’ Mini Beer Fest at Morgan’s Pier

Morgan's PierPhoto by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia

Morgan’s Pier serves up California-made beers this Wednesday night for its recurring series of beer festivals. A $10 ticket gets you a 12-ounce pour of featured beers from The Golden State. Tickets are available online.

California Dreamin’ Mini Beer Fest at Morgan’s Pier

When:Wednesday, August 2, 5-9 p.m.
Where:Morgan’s Pier, 221 N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$10

www.morganspier.com

Pod Sushi School

Learn how to create your own sushi from a master chef — and then eat your creations — at a delicious workshop at Philly sushi restaurant Pod.

Pod Sushi School

When:Wednesday, August 2
Where:Pod, 3636 Sansom Street
Cost:$50

www.podrestaurant.com

Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival

This year’s Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival kicks off tonight with an Opening Night Cabaret at The Caplan Studio Theater at the University of the Arts.

Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival

When:Wednesday, August 2, 7:30 p.m.
Where:The The Caplan Studio Theater at the University of the Arts, 211 S. Broad Street
Cost:$35 and up

www.phillywomenstheatrefest.org

Passyunk Passeggiata

East Passyunk Avenue’s most notable restaurants and shops share the spotlight for Passyunk Passeggiata. Enjoy scrumptious deals at restaurants like Bing Bing Dim Sum and find fun buys at shops like King’s Music.

Passyunk Passeggiata

When:Wednesday, August 2, 3-8 p.m.
Where:East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia
Cost:Pay as you go

www.visiteastpassyunk.com

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

Pay what you wish tonight for admission to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Explore the museum’s colorful galleries and enjoy activities like yoga and sketching your own ideas while you stroll.

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

When:Wednesday, August 2, 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

Blondie and Garbage at the Mann Center and Marty Friedman at The Foundry.

Live Music Tonight

When:All shows are tonight, August 2
Cost:Ticket prices vary and are subject to availability

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