Tonight Picks: Opening Night For Morgan’s Pier, PAFA After Dark: Password Required, Exclusive Discount To Multiple Philadelphia Science Festival Events, Free Yoga At Race Street Pier And More

Morgan's Pier Philadelphia
Yesterday's terrible weather is long gone and it's gorgeous outside right now. Which is great timing for Morgan's Pier as they officially kick off their 2014 season today starting at 4 p.m. See you there. (Photo via Google Maps)

Today’s gorgeous weather couldn’t be any further from yesterday’s monsoon-like rains. Seriously. And it worked out beautifully for Morgan’s Pier, which officially opens its doors for the 2014 season today at 4 p.m. We highly recommend you head over to Morgan’s Pier to help them celebrate as soon as possible.

In addition to alfresco eats and drinks at Morgan’s Pier, there are several other fun things going on tonight that will allow you to get out and take advantage of the awesome weather.

The Philadelphia Science Festival continues to deliver as it hosts a number of events all around the city tonight, and through Saturday, May 3. Tonight, hear from Derrick Pitts, the Chief Astronomer at the Franklin Institute, at an event at Fels Planetarium, or learn about the process of fermentation (and even try it out for yourself) at DiBruno Bros.

Plus, Uwishunu has an exclusive Science Festival ticket discount code — use UWISHUNU14 at checkout and receive $5 off any ticket $10 or more.

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts hosts the final installment of this season’s PAFA After Dark programming. The event closes out with a prohibition-style party complete with themed cocktails, a costume contest, a Great Gatsby-inspired tour of the galleries, live jazz and much more.

Our complete picks for tonight, below.

Opening Night for Morgan’s Pier: The rain clouds have cleared and Morgan’s Pier opens its doors for the first day of its 2014 season. Tonight, sample the waterfront haunt’s new menu, created by chef David Gilberg, and sip an array of beer and mixed drinks. Finish the night with tunes provided by local DJ and producer, Greg D at 9 p.m.

When: Thursday, May 1, 4 p.m.
Where: Morgan’s Pier, 221 N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost: Pay as you go

PAFA After Dark: Password Required: Tonight, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts embraces the age of prohibition, flappers and gin joints for its last PAFA After Dark event of the current season. PAFA After Dark: Password Required invites guests to get an up-close-and-personal look at PAFA’s historic collection on a Great Gatsby-inspired tour of the galleries, enjoy live jazz, sip a number of cocktails (along with Victory beer) and more. Look forward to a costume contest that judges the best prohibition era-outfit, and have the chance to create your own festive trimmings with a make-and-take station.

When: Thursday, May 1, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Historic Landmark Building, 118 N. Broad Street
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door (free to PAFA members)

Science Storytelling: Higher Planes: This evening, the Philadelphia Science Festival, First Person Arts and Story Collider team up to present Science Storytelling: Higher Planes at Fels Planetarium at the Franklin Institute. Hear from five local people as they speak about the impact science has had on their lives. Don’t forget to use UWISHUNU14 at checkout to receive $5 off the $15 ticket.

When: Thursday, May 1, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Fels Planetarium at the Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street
Cost: $15; $10 with discount code UWISHUNU14

More picks for tonight, below.

Free Yoga at Race Street Pier: Bring your yoga mat and head out to Race Street Pier for a sunny evening of free yoga on the waterfront. Beginning at 6 p.m., get your yoga on with a number of fellow yogis from the community. Can’t make it tonight? No worries, Race Street Pier hosts free yoga every day except Wednesdays.

When: Thursday, May 1, 6 p.m.
Where: Race Street Pier, Columbus Boulevard and Race Street
Cost: Free

Enjoy the Warm Weather — It’s 70 Degrees Outside: Have you been outside, Philadelphia? Whether you have or haven’t, get out there and take advantage of this 70 degree weather. Grab your friends and head out for an alfresco drink or bite at scores of restaurants throughout the region. Check out our guide to alfresco dining at sidewalk tables and our guide to alfresco dining on patios and gardens for a ton of suggestions.

When: Thursday, May 1
Where: Participating Restaurants
Cost: Pay as you go

DIY Science: Fermentation: Make your own yogurt and sauerkraut as DiBruno Bros. in Rittenhouse hosts DIY Science: Fermentation, a Science Festival event. Learn about lactic acid bacteria and the role it plays in the fermentation process. Guests of tonight’s event will even make a jar of sauerkraut to take home. Don’t forget to use UWISHUNU14 at checkout to receive $5 off the $15 ticket.

When: Thursday, May 1, 6 p.m.
Where: DiBruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut Street
Cost: $15; $10 with discount code UWISHUNU14

DiBruno Bros. Franklin Market Beer and Cheese Happy Hour: Free beer alert! Tonight, DiBruno Bros. at Franklin Market dishes out a perfectly paired Dogfish Head beer and cheese pairing for not price at all. From 5 to 7 p.m., stop by and raise a glass to the free happy hour.

When: Thursday, May 1, 5-7 p.m.
Where: DiBruno Bros. at The Franklin, 9th and Sansom Streets
Cost: Free

Spirit of Thursday at The Trestle Inn: Celebrate the Kentucky Derby a few days early as The Trestle Inn raises a hat to the Southern tradition with free samples of Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon Mint Julep. After sipping a free sample, enjoy the cocktail for just $8 a pop.

When: Thursday, May 1, 6-8 p.m.
Where: The Trestle Inn,
Cost: Samples, free; Featured cocktail, $8

Main Line Wine Week: Cheers! This evening, the inaugural Main Line Wine Week continues to treat guests to discounted wine flights, special pairings, prix-fixe dinners and more at nine restaurants throughout the Main Line. The full list of participating restaurants and their Wine Week specials is available right here.

When: Thursday, May 1
Where: Participating Restaurants
Cost: Pay as you go

Adult Swim Funhouse at The Piazza at Schmidts: Satisfy your inner child as the Adult Swim Funhouse visits The Piazza at Schmidts for a night of free fun. Bounce through an assortment of inflatable items and pose in a photo booth inside of the Piazza. The event is completely free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis beginning at 4 p.m. at the Piazza.

When: Thursday, May 1, 5-10 p.m.
Where: Piazza at Schmidts, 1050 N. Hancock Street
Cost: Free

This Is the Week That Is at the Play’s & Players Theatre: Tonight at 8 p.m., the Plays and Players Theatre officially opens its main play, This Is the Week That Is, a satirical look at both local and national politics. The annual show by 1812 Productions, pokes fun at the country’s political issues every year, but this year welcomes a new musical parody to the show. Tickets are $30 each and are available online.

When: Thursday, May 1, 8 p.m.
Where: Plays and Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Street
Cost: $30


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