Tonight Picks: Center City Sips, PHS Pop Up Gardens Open For The Season And More

Bask in the early-evening sun tonight at beer gardens, parks and more...

After Memorial Day passes, summer seems to arrive in full swing with beer gardens, outdoor happy hour, alfresco fitness and more.

Tonight, Center City Sips returns for 2016 to more than 80 (!) bars throughout Philly with excellent deals on beer, wine, cocktails and food. In celebration of the first night of the citywide happy hour, why not enjoy drinks outdoors at popular spots like Dilworth Park, Marathon on Market and Independence Beer Garden?

The much-loved PHS Pop Up Gardens also return for summer tonight. One beer garden opens at 15th and South streets and a new garden pops up, with a soft opening tonight, at 10th and Hamilton streets at the Viaduct Rail Park.

Read on for our guide to this evening in Philly.

PHS Pop-Up Gardens Open For The Season

Exciting news! The PHS Pop-Up Gardens open for the season today at two great locations. The beer garden returns to the lot next to Jamaican Jerk Hut at 1525 South Street and, new this year, another pop-up garden opens at the Viaduct Rail Park (10th and Hamilton streets). The gardens are back with verdant plant displays, pretty designs and more. Each beer garden will offer its own set of special food and drinks, too — The Gaslight will design the menu at Rail Park and Khyber Pass Pub will design the menu at South Street. Note that tonight is the soft opening for the Rail Park location.

PHS Pop-Up Gardens Open For The Season

When:Wednesday, June 1
Where:PHS Pop Up Gardens, 1438 South Street; 10th and Hamilton streets
Cost:Pay as you go

www.phsonline.org

Center City Sips

Bar BombonPhoto courtesy Bar Bombon

Bars and restaurants throughout Center City create a few extra happy hours for Center City Sips, held every Wednesday from June 1 to September 28. A favorite post-work event, Sips features $5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beers and half-price appetizers at a ton of bars and restaurants in the area.

Center City Sips

When:Wednesday, June 1, 5-7 p.m.
Where:Various Locations Including Marathon on Market, 1818 Market Street
Cost:$3 beer, $4 wine and $5 cocktails, half-priced appetizers

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

Tonight, you can hang out in the Philadelphia Museum of Art as the museum presents a slew of special events for its pay-what-you-wish Wednesday event. Enjoy yoga (in the sculpture garden at 6 and 7 p.m.), crafts, games and after-hours tours of the main gallery.

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

When:Wednesday, June 1, 5-8:45 p.m.
Where:Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost:Pay what you wish

www.philamuseum.org

BYOB Screening of Old School at the PFS Roxy Theater

Guests can bring their favorite beer to the PFS Roxy Theater for a BYOB screening of Old School at 7 and 9 p.m. this evening. Before the movie starts, River Horse Brewing Company will be pouring free samples for guests.

BYOB Screening of Old School at the PFS Roxy Theater

When:Wednesday, June 1, 7 and 9 p.m.
Where:PFS Roxy Theater, 2023 Sansom Street
Cost:$12 General Admission, $9 Student/Senior/Military, $8 PFS Member

www.filmadelphia.com

Passyunk Passeggiata

Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

East Passyunk celebrates its Italian roots with the return of Passyunk Passeggiata, a tradition in Italy where residents of small towns take after-work walks to visit neighbors, shop and eat dinner. Running Wednesday evenings through Christmas, businesses in East Passyunk host late-night happy hours, after-hours sales, live music and more. This afternoon also marks the farmers’ market at the Singing Fountain, which adds to the festivities.

Passyunk Passeggiata

When:Wednesday, June 1, 3-7 p.m.
Where:The Singing Fountain
Cost:Pay as you go

www.visiteastpassyunk.com

The New Cocktail Hour at Russet

In celebration of the book The New Cocktail Hour, author Tenaya Darlington teams up with Russet for a special four-course meal — with specially designed cocktails to boot. Dinner costs $75 per person and includes dishes like oysters, pit-roasted beef and more.

The New Cocktail Hour at Russet

When:Wednesday, June 1, 7 p.m.
Where:Russet, 1521 Spruce Street
Cost:$75 per person

www.russetphilly.com

Christ Church Farmers' Market

Do your grocery shopping while enjoying the fresh air at the excellent farmers’ market at Christ Church. Open today from 2 to 7 p.m., the market promises food and drinks from local food producers, farms and even a few food trucks.

Christ Church Farmers' Market

When:Wednesday, June 1, 2-7 p.m.
Where:Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.neighborhood-house.com

DuoFest

As the name suggests, Duofest brings pairs of people to the stage for an improvisational show. Tonight, the multi-day festival kicks off with a number of shows, including a musical and sketch comedy.

DuoFest

When:Wednesday, June 1
Where:Philly Improv Theater,, 2030 Sansom Street
Cost:$12 per show

www.duofest.com

Free Yoga at Race Street Pier

Race Street PierPhoto by Matt Stanley for DRWC

Anyone looking to do sun salutations on this beautiful evening should report to Race Street Pier for a free yoga class from 6 to 7 p.m.

Free Yoga at Race Street Pier

When:Wednesday, June 1, 6 p.m.
Where:Race Street Pier, Race Street & N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Free

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Live Music Tonight

Bloc Party at the Fillmore; Hamilton Leithauser at Undergound Arts and Christine and the Queens at World Cafe Live.

Live Music Tonight

When:All shows are tonight, June 1
Cost:Ticket prices vary and are subject to availability

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