Tonight Picks: Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday And Shakespeare’s Birthday Party At The Philadelphia Museum Of Art, Game Of Thrones Quizzo At Drinker’s West, Philly Black Gay Pride Festival And More

It's another sunny spring day with blue skies in Philadelphia. Not only is it pay-what-you-wish Wednesday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, but it's also a great day to get out in Fairmount Park, Kelly Drive and the Schuylkill River Trail. (Photo courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art)

The Philadelphia Museum of Art hosts even more programming than normal for pay-what-you-wish Wednesday. Tonight, look forward to events celebrating its marquee exhibition, Treasures From Korea in addition to a birthday party for William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday (today!). Head out for themed tours of the main building, a look at the marquee exhibition and plenty of after-hours fun at the museum.

Drinker’s West gets down with pop culture as it hosts a Game of Thrones quizzo game for diehard fans to flex their TV watching muscles. Answer questions about the super popular show while sipping specials Game of Thrones-themed beer, too.

The Philly Black Gay Pride Festival continues with pride-building events all week. Tonight, the city’s LGBT college community is invited out to Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar for a frat party-themed get together.

Our top picks for tonight, below.

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Wednesday night at the Philadelphia Museum of Art means art, themed tours, yoga, film and more at the museum’s recurring pay-what-you-wish Wednesday event. From 5 to 8:45 p.m., pay whatever price you’d like to explore the galleries of the main building and take part in evening activities. Tonight, celebrate William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday with a slew of festive programming.

When: Wednesday, April 23, 5-8:45 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Pay what you wish

Game of Thrones Quizzo at Drinker’s West: Drinker’s West tests your brain on all-things Game of Thrones as it hosts a special edition quizzo game tonight at 7 p.m. Sip Fire and Blood, the latest beer from Ommegang Brewery’s Game of Thrones collection, while showing off your knowledge. Take note, the game is based on the HBO show, not the books.

When: Wednesday, April 23, 7 p.m.
Where: Drinker’s West, 3900 Chestnut Street
Cost: Pay as you go

Philly Black Gay Pride Festival Presents Frat House College Night Party: Get down with the Philly Black Gay Pride Festival, which is celebrating its 15th year, as it hosts college students for an evening of drink specials, giveaways and hip-shaking tunes at Tabu Sports Bar and Lounge. Beginning at 2 p.m., head out to mix and mingle with the LGBT community of Philadelphia’s colleges.

When: Wednesday, April 23, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: Tabu Sports Bar and Lounge, 200 S. 12th Street
Cost: Pay as you go

Manayunk Restaurant Week: The restaurants of Manayunk dish out dining deals for the neighborhood’s recurring Manayunk Restaurant Week. Depending on the restaurant, three-course dinners ring in at $15, $25 or $35. Restaurants including Taqueria Feliz, Manayunk Brewing Company and Derek’s Restaurant are all slated to participate. Click here to check out the full list of participating restaurants and their restaurant week menus.

When: Wednesday, April 23
Where: Participating Restaurants
Cost: Pay as you go

$2 Late-Night Happy Hour at North Bowl: Take part in an affordable evening of bowling as North Bowl hosts its recurring late-night happy hour complete with $2 shoe rental, $2 games, select $2 beer and $2 tots. Talk about a deal. While bowling, enjoy tunes from an on-site DJ who promises rock songs, funk hits, one hit wonders and more.

When: Wednesday, April 23, 9 p.m.
Where: North Bowl, 909 N. 2nd Street
Cost: Pay as you go

Reinheitsgebot Beer Purity Law Anniversary Party at Brauhaus Schmitz: Heads up, folks! Brauhaus Schmitz is slated to serve up free beer at 6 p.m. in celebration of the 498th anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot Beer Purity Law. Beginning at 6 p.m., sip free beer (while supplies last!) from a firkin of Mahr’s Heller Bock. After sipping free beer, spend $15 and receive a Paulaner liter mug (to take home!) filled with a Paulaner brew to enjoy at the bar.

When: Wednesday, April 23, 6 p.m.
Where: Brauhaus Schmitz, 718 South Street
Cost: Pay as you go

Down Past Passyunk at the The Adrienne Theatre: A locally-inspired play, Down Past Passyunk from InterAct Theatre Company hits The Adrienne Theatre stage tonight at 7 p.m. Down Past Passyunk is inspired by a true-life controversy that erupted several years ago when the owner of Geno’s Steaks posted a sign that read “This is America. When ordering speak in English.” Tonight’s performance also treats guests to a coffee conversation about the show. Tickets are available online.

When: Wednesday, April 23, 7 p.m.
Where: The Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom Street
Cost: $15-$36

Dinner with Georges Perrier and Greg Moore: Georges Perrier of Le Bec Fin fame teams up with chef Patrice Rames and Greg Moore of Bistro St. Tropez for a decadent four-course feast complete with bistro-style fare and a wine pairing for $150 per person.

When: Wednesday, April 23, 6:30-9 p.m.
Where: Bistro St. Tropez, 2400 Market Street
Cost: $150 per person, plus tax and gratuity

Main Line Restaurant Week: Dig in! Main Line Restaurant Week continues throughout the week with dining deals at a number of restaurants in West Chester, Media, Bala Cynwyd and beyond. The cost of restaurant week dinners vary, but range from $20 to $40 for a three-course meal. Plus, a number of participating restaurants are slated to offer drink specials, too.

When: Wednesday, April 23
Where: Participating Restaurants
Cost: Dinner, $20-$40; Plus tax and gratuity

Arsenic and Old Lace at the Walnut Street Theatre: The Walnut Street Theatre brings the seriously hilarious show Arsenic and Old Lace to the stage this evening at 8 p.m. The classic tale tells the story of two elderly church-going sisters who are well known for charitable activities including’ lesser-known acts of kindness involves serving sad lonely men elderberry wine laced with poison. The sisters believe they’re committing acts of mercy by helping the men find everlasting peace, however, a visiting nephew who discovers their crimes thinks otherwise. The show entertains with crazy family members, a wedding and more. And tickets start at just $10.

When: Wednesday, April 23, 8 p.m.
Where: Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street
Cost: $10-$85


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