Tonight Picks: Center City Sips, Summer Concert Series At The Penn Museum And Pastorius Park In Chestnut Hill, Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday At The PMA And NMAJH And More

Get out and enjoy Center City Sips as it brings awesome happy hour specials – $5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beer and half-priced appetizers — to 80 bars across the city. (Photo by B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia)

It’s Wednesday night, and that means the return of a slew of weekly summer events like Center City Sips, pay-what-you-wish Wednesday at two museums, the Penn Museum’s summer concert series and more.

Raise a discounted cocktail to Wednesday as Center City Sips returns with awesome deals at more than 80 bars throughout Center City, Midtown Village and Old City.

Summer reigns as the Penn Museum in University City and Pastorius Park in Chestnut Hill each host an installment of their summer concert series and Pub & Kitchen and Twenty Manning Grill raise a glass to the season with special summer dinners.

Our picks for tonight, below.

Center City District Sips: Raise a glass to Wednesday night as Center City Sips continues. The summertime promotion brings awesome happy hour deals to more than 80 bars in Center City, Midtown Village and Old City. Enjoy $5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beer and half-priced appetizers from 5 to 7 p.m. Participating bars include Opa, Indeblue Bar and Restaurant, Devil’s Alley and Bru Craft and Wurst. The full list of participating bars is available right here.

When: Wednesday, June 25, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Participating bars
Cost: $5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beer, half-priced appetizers

P.M. at the Penn Museum Summer Nights Concert Series: Tonight, groove to tunes provided by Barakka, a Philadelphia-based group of musicians who specialize in Turkish folk-rock, at the Penn Museum’s summer night concert series. General admission is $10 and includes admission to the museum, too. Admission is free for Penn Museum members, PennCard holders, Penn Health System employees and children under the age of 5. In the case of rain, concerts move inside of the museum.

When: Wednesday, June 25, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Penn Museum, 3620 South Street
Cost: $10

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the National Museum of American Jewish History: Spend your Wednesday evening at the National Museum of American Jewish History as it continues to host its pay-what-you-wish Wednesday summer deal. Running through Labor Day, the weekly event invites the public in to check out the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions like the current marquee exhibition, Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American for whatever sized donation they please. Every Wednesday, doors stay open until 8 p.m.

When: Wednesday, June 25, 5-8 p.m.
Where: National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Mall E.
Cost: Pay what you wish

Pastorius Park Summer Concert Series: It’s the second week of the Pastorius Park Summer Concert Series in Chestnut Hill. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., groove to live music by Mutlu, a singer-songwriter. In the case of rain, concerts move indoors to Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. Check the Chestnut Hill website for the final say on the weather.

When: Wednesday, June 25, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Pastorius Park, Lincoln Drive and Abington Avenue, Chestnut Hill
Cost: Free

More picks for tonight, below.

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Until 8:45 p.m., the Philadelphia Museum of Art opens its doors for whatever price you’d like to pay for it’s weekly pay-what-you-wish Wednesday event. Explore the galleries housed in the main building, take part in free yoga, enjoy crafts and more.

When: Wednesday, June 25, 5-8:45 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Pay what you wish

Summer Comfort Dinners at Pub & Kitchen: Chef Eli Collins of Pub & Kitchen now offers a laid back, weekly-changing “comfort dinner” every Wednesday this summer, starting tonight, Wednesday, June 25. The dinners, emphasizing local, seasonal fruit and vegetables and unfussy meats and seafood, will be one-pot platters or grilled dishes and rings in at $18 for the main plate, plus two classic seasonal side dishes and a choice of beverage (the nightly beer special or the house spiked lemonade with whiskey, ginger and mint). Tonight, feast on charcoal-grilled chicken with chorizo, potato and clam stew and grilled young lettuce salad.

When: Wednesday, June 25
Where: Pub & Kitchen, 1946 Lombard Street
Cost: $18

Summer Vacation Wednesday at Twenty Manning Grill: Travel to Oaxaca, Mexico by way of Twenty Manning Grill as the Rittenhouse resto serves up an Oaxaca-inspired menu for its weekly Summer Vacation Wednesday event. Enjoy bites like tostadas and tamales. Tonight, pair your fare with Dock Street Spirits’ Artisanal Mezcal, as the company will be on site for tasting and discussions.

When: Wednesday, June 25
Where: Twenty Manning Grill, 261 S. 20th Street
Cost: Pay as you go

Love, Us at The Rotunda: Love takes the stage at the fifth-annual Love, Us, tonight at the Rotunda at Penn. The annual event spotlights a variety of performers that all promote universal and self-love through their work. Tonight’s show starts at 7:30 p.m. and features artists of all sort — poets, singers, dancers and more. Tickets are $12 at the door.

When: Wednesday, June 25, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Rotunda at Penn, 4014 Walnut Street
Cost: $12 at the door, $10 online

How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at the Walnut Street Theatre: Broadway favorite, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, continues at the Walnut Street Theatre. The tried-and-true satirical musical tells the story of J. Pierrepont Finch, a window washer who climbs the corporate ladder to become an executive of a high-power company and the bumps he experiences along the way. Tonight’s show begins at 8 p.m.

When: Wednesday, June 25, 8 p.m.
Where: Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street
Cost: $10-$95


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