Tonight Picks: Center City Sips And Restaurant Week, Free Fitness At The Oval, Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday At The NMAJH And PMA, Passyunk Passeggiata And More

Philadelphia’s perfect weather tonight makes some after-work fun an ideal plan.

Center City Restaurant Week draws to a close on Friday, so be sure to get out there for discounted dinners at more than 100 restaurants in the city. Along with restaurant week, Center City Sips also brings food and drink deals to ton of bars and restaurants in Rittenhouse, Midtown Village and Old City.

The Oval hosts a variety of free fitness classes tonight in addition to its regular offerings — a beer garden, food trucks, games and more.

Our top picks for tonight, below.

Center City Sips

Wednesday night in Center City means Center City Sips. Stop by any one of more than 80 bars participating in the happy hour promotion, which runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Enjoy $5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beer and half-price appetizers. Tonight, try out Rosa Blanca Cafe at Dilworth Park for Sips deals and music provided by an on-site DJ. Other ideas? The new Uptown Beer Garden, Independence Beer Garden, Aldine, The Foodery and Top of the Tower.

When: Wednesday, August 12, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Participating Bars
Cost: Pay as you go

Free Fitness at The Oval

Tonight, take free fitness classes at The Oval as it hosts free yoga from 6 to 7 p.m., free kickboxing from 7 to 8 p.m., a learn to bike ride class from 6 to 8 p.m. and a dance fitness class from 6 to 7 p.m. Beyond free exercise classes, guests can also enjoy the beer garden, games, food trucks and more at The Oval.

When: Wednesday, August 12
Where: The Oval, 2601 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Free

Center City Restaurant Week

It’s another night of deals in Center City as Center City Restaurant Week continues tonight at more than 100 popular restaurants. Enjoy a three-course dinner for $35 (plus the price of tax and gratuity) at restaurants like Aldine, Twenty Manning Grill, Tinto, Pumpkin BYOB, Estia, Del Frisco’s and more.

When: Wednesday, August 12
Where: Participating Restaurants
Cost: $35 for dinner; Plus alcoholic beverages, tax and gratuity

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the NMAJH

Tonight, admission to the National Museum of American Jewish History is pay what you wish from 5 to 8 p.m. Stroll the regular collection of the museum after hours for whatever price you’d like to pay.

When: Wednesday, August 12, 5-8 p.m.
Where: National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Mall E.
Cost: Pay what you wish

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Passyunk Passeggiata

Stroll the East Passyunk neighborhood while enjoying food and drink deals and even some shopping sales for its weekly Passyunk Passeggiata event. The Wednesday night series will begin tonight with the Singing Fountain Farmers’ Market, which starts at 3 p.m. Deals will continue on the avenue at businesses like Cantina los Caballitos, Stogie Joe’s and Brigantessa until 8 p.m. Stop by Le Virtu for an outdoor screening of an Italian-filmed movie.

When: Wednesday, August 12, 3-8 p.m.
Where: Throughout East Passyunk
Cost: Pay as you go

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

Explore the galleries housed within the main building of the Philadelphia Museum of Art at its weekly pay-what-you-wish Wednesday event. From 5 to 8:45 p.m., enjoy themed tours, crafts, yoga and a chance to explore the museum after its regular opening hours.

When: Wednesday, August 12, 5-8:45 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Pay what you wish

Spruce Street Harbor Park and RiverRink Summerfest

Hang by the waterfront tonight as Spruce Street Harbor Park and RiverRink Summerfest continue to rock Penn’s Landing with food, drinks, games and alfresco good times. Head to Summerfest for rollerskating and Spruce Street Harbor Park for everything from waterfront hammocks to arcade games.

When: Wednesday, August 12
Where: Summerfest, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard; Spruce Street Harbor Park, 401 S. Columbus Boulevard at Spruce Street
Cost: Pay as you go


Tonight, GayFest! continues with the debut of From White Plains at the Plays and Players Theater. Tonight’s show will start at 7 p.m. Tickets for the show are $25 each.

When: Wednesday, August 12, 7 p.m.
Where: Plays and Players Theatre, Skinner Studio, 1714 Delancey Place
Cost: $15-$25

Garden Sips at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

Tonight, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens hosts its monthly Garden Sips event. From 6 to 9 p.m., enjoy food, drinks and crafts at the South Street attraction. Funds raised will benefit the garden.

When: Wednesday, August 12, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, 1020 South Street
Cost: $8 for members, $10 for non-members



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  1. Nice. It is good to know that there are a lot of fitness classes help here for free. Fitness is essential and this is one way to encourage people to stay fit.

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