It’s another busy Wednesday night in Philadelphia.
Manayunk Cocktail Week is in full swing with cool events throughout the town including a jerky-scotch tasting at Lucky’s Last Chance.
Dock Street Brewery in West Philly celebrates the launch of a brand-new Wu Tang Clan-inspired beer with a party tonight, which will be complete with music, a movie screening and first sips of the beer.
Our top picks for tonight, below.
• Manayunk Cocktail Week
What: Tonight, nearly 20 bars and restaurants in downtown Manayunk are serving special cocktails and hosting cocktail-fueled events in celebration of the first-ever Manayunk Cocktail Week.
When: Wednesday, November 4
Where: Participating Restaurants
Cost: Pay as you go
• Side Project Jerky & Scotch at Lucky’s Last Chance
What: As part of Manaynk Cocktail Week, the folks behind Side Project Jerky are teaming up with Lucky’s Last Chance for a jerky and scotch tasting from 8 to 11 p.m.
When: Wednesday, November 4, 8-11 p.m.
Where: Lucky’s Last Chance, 4421 Main Street
Cost: Pay as you go
• Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
What: The Philadelphia Museum of Art continues its pay-what-you-wish Wednesday promotion, which means yoga, crafts, after-hours tours and more.
When: Wednesday, November 4, 5-8:45 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Pay what you wish
• Dock Street Beer Ain’t Nothing To Funk With Release Party
What: Tonight, Dock Street Brewery debuts its newest beer — Ain’t Nothing To Funk With — a golden saison inspired by the Wu Tang Clan. Tonight, be among the first to sample the beer while grooving to Wu Tang Clan-inspired songs from 6 to 9 p.m. At 9 p.m., catch a screening of Shaolin, a Kung Fu film
When: Wednesday, November 4, 5 p.m.
Where: Dock Street Brewery, 701 S. 50th Street
Cost: Pay as you go
• BODYTRAFFIC at the Prince Theater
What: Combining hip hop, contemporary dance, and ballet in a riveting new style, LA-based BODYTRAFFIC returns to Philadelphia for six performances presented by Dance Affiliates.
When: Wednesday, November 4, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street
• Philadelphia Improv Festival
What: The Philadelphia Improv Festival returns for another year of comedic performances at the Asian Arts Initiative. Tonight is night two of the annual festival.
When: Wednesday, November 4, 7:30 and 9 p.m.
Where: Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street
Cost: General admission, $10 per block; Day passes, $10 for Tuesday-Wednesday, $20 for Thursday-Saturday; All access pass, $60
• Winds of Change and Migratory Paths
What: Get up close and personal with artist Deirdre Murphy, with two solo exhibitions spanning her past and recent work. Take an intimate look back at her process at Gross McCleaf, while the lofty space at Urban Outfitters Headquarters dials things back up to the present with new pieces. Birdwatchers, statisticians, travel enthusiasts – there’s a little something for everyone in this artist’s vision of nature formalized through line and color.
When: Opens today, November 4
Where: Gross McCleaf Gallery, 127 S. 16th Street and URBN, 5000 Broad Street
• Young Friends Ryes of the Bootlegger: An Evening with author Dan Okrent & WhistlePig Whiskey
What: The National Museum of American Jewish History hosts a Prohibition-themed author talk tonight with Dan Okrent, the author of Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. While listening to Okrent, guests can enjoy whiskey tastings from WhistlePig.
When: Wednesday, November 4, 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Mall E.
Cost: $55 for general admission, $55 for NMAJH members
• Demetra Tassiou: Unrooting
What: Demetra Tassiou captures the complex emotions engendered by civil war and religious strife through the simple contrasts of black and white forms. In this way, he confronts harsh reality through abstract symbolism.
When: Wednesday, November 4, until 5 p.m.
Where: 3rd Street Gallery, 45 N. Second Street
• Live Music Tonight
What: Radio 104.5 Presents The Scrapbook Tour featuring: Misterwives at The Fillmore; All That Remains at the TLA; Gorgon City Live at Union Transfer and Intersect: The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia with Andrew Lipke at World Cafe Live.
When: All shows are tonight, Wednesday, November 4
Cost: Ticket prices vary and tickets are subject to availability by venue