Tonight Picks: Fringe-A-Thon Happy Hour At FringeArts, Lecture At The Penn Museum And More

Get ready for a fun-filled Thursday night out in Philly...

Thursday is here and that means plenty of ways to enjoy your night out in Philly.

Soak up some knowledge at an AIA Evening Lecture at the Penn Museum or celebrate the launch of the Frank Gehry Transformation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art with pay-what-you-wish admission.

Also, enjoy complimentary beer and get a sneak peek at great dancing during the Fringe-A-Thon Happy Hour at FringeArts.

Below are our picks for Thursday night in Philly…

AIA Evening Lecture at the Penn Museum

Tonight's insightful lecture at the Penn Museum explores the little-known contributions of three black writers — W.E.B. DuBois, Marcus Garvey and Pauline Hopkins — to the cultural studies of ancient Egypt.

AIA Evening Lecture at the Penn Museum

When:Thursday, March 30, 6-7 p.m.
Where:Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Cost:Free

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Fringe-A-Thon Happy Hour at FringeArts

FringeArts' first ever dance-a-thon event — a 12-hour party where volunteers pledge to dance for 12 hours while raising money for a good cause — is scheduled for May 20. In preparation for it, FringeArts' three-part happy hour series kicks off tonight as Saint Benjamin Brewing Company provides complimentary beer and participants get a preview of Fringe-A-Thon dance routines.

Fringe-A-Thon Happy Hour at FringeArts

When:Thursday, March 30, 6-8 p.m.
Where:FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Free with RSVP

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Celebrate the Launch of the Frank Gehry Transformation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Enjoy pay-what-you-wish admission all day as the Philadelphia Museum of Art celebrates its highly anticipated renovations designed by architect Frank Gehry.

Celebrate the Launch of the Frank Gehry Transformation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

When:Thursday, March 30
Where:Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost:Pay what you wish

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And Still I Rise Screening And Conversation at the Community College of Philadelphia

The Community College of Philadelphia hosts this free screening of And Still I Rise, the first film made about literary and performing artist Maya Angelou. Hang around afterward for an open conversation with Philadelphia poet and activist Ursula Rucker and poet Andrea Walls.

And Still I Rise Screening And Conversation at the Community College of Philadelphia

When:Thursday, March 30, 6-9 p.m.
Where:Bonnell Auditorium, Community College of Philadelphia, 1700 Spring Garden Street
Cost:Free with registration

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Philadelphia Orchestra: Pat Metheny and the American Beat at Verizon Hall

Tonight, music lovers are in for a treat as the Philadelphia Orchestra performs compositions by 20-time Grammy Award-winner Pat Metheny. Metheny has been celebrated over his long career as one of the most important composers since Ira and George Gershwin.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Pat Metheny and the American Beat at Verizon Hall

When:Thursday, March 30, 8 p.m.
Where:Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad Street
Cost:$41 and up

www.kimmelcenter.org

Performance Garage 2017 Gala Celebrations

The Performance Garage hosts its annual gala celebrating talented individuals who have made major contributions to the dance community with a cocktail reception, dance performances and a dessert reception.

Performance Garage 2017 Gala Celebrations

When:Thursday, March 30, 6-9 p.m.
Where:Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine Street
Cost:$125

www.performancegarage.org

Live Music Tonight

The FillmorePhoto Courtesy The Fillmore

Thursday at The Fillmore and The Bul Bey at Johnny Brenda's.

Live Music Tonight

When:All shows are tonight, March 30
Cost:Ticket prices vary and are subject to availability

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