What’s Up in Philadelphia Today?

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What’s up in Philadelphia today (04/17/19)?

Music & Dance / Shows

TLA: Copeland 8 p.m.
Union Transfer: Rival Sons w/ The Sheepdogs
Voltage Lounge: AMG Presents: Members Only vs The World Tour
Underground Arts: True Widow with Long Hots, Dreamswell
The Kimmel Center: The Romeros
World Cafe Live: Tommy Genesis / Deb Never
Kung Fu Necktie: St. Brendan / Hot Jam Factory / Comfy / Ess See
Johnny Brendas: The Scientists / Des Demonas / Bill Nace 
Nick’s Roast Beef: Tyler Kingsley Acoustic
Johnny Brenda’s: Ultra Vivid Vibes with DJ Kyle Andrews
The Rotunda: Taína Asili album release party
Boot & Saddle: Mormor / duendita 
Bourbon & Branch: Josh Gray / Jason Erie / Joe Jack Talcum
Temple: Temple University Swinging Voices
World Cafe Live: The Dip
Connie’s Ric Rac: TC Cole
Victoria Freehouse: Freehouse Open Mic Night
Ortlieb’s: Sun Organ / Dark Tea / Florry / Fake Nudes
Everybody Hits: Noera / Ther / Christina Puerto / Host
*Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz: Ornette: Made in America
L’Etage: Songbird 11 Opening Night
Paris Bistro: Karoke with Sarah Bee
Chris’ Jazz Cafe: Dom Palombi Project
Pistola’s Del Sur: Nacho Mic Wednesdays Passyunk
Kun-Yang Lin Dancers: Youth Dance Classes

See this XPN list for another list of music in the region. 

Sports / Film

Popular at the Movies: Shazam, Dumbo, Captain Marvel, Missing Link, Us
Sports Tonight: Mets @ Phillies 1:05, No Sixers until tomorrow
PhilaMoca: The White World According to Daliborek
Philadelphia Film Society: Film Essentials: Cabaret on 35MM!
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts: Ornette: Made in America film premiere 
Scribe Video Center: Intermediate Scriptwriting

Arts / Museums

Philadelphia Museum of Art: Family Spring Break
Fleisher Art Memorial: Miniature Mosaics
Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books: Author Event – Glory Van Scott
*Painting with a Twist: April Wood Pallet Workshop
*The Tacony LAB Community Arts: Kitemaking 101
Penn Museum: Crafternoons
Sawtown Tavern: Paint Night
Portside Arts Center: Hanging Glass Terrarium Making
City Hall: Art in City Hal – Reflections
Ascend Drexel Student Chapter – Vietnamese Coffee and Thai Tea Fundraiser
South Philly Free Library: Sit and Stitch
Museum of the American Revolution: Spring Break at the Museum
*Good Good Comedy Theatre: Class – Improv Level One
National Liberty Museum: Welcome the Stranger
*The Academy of Natural Sciences Special Exhibits: Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns, and Mermaids
Kensington Library: Pop-Up Open Mic

Usual Suspects in Arts / Museums
All adult events across all public libraries today
All events across all public libraries today (children + adults)
Times and tickets for all events at the Franklin Institute today
Tours and exhibits at the Art Museum 
What’s up at the Barnes? 


Panorama Toastmasters: The Art of Effective Evaluation
GDG Cloud Philly: Project Night (bring your own project)
*Philadelphia Runner: Wednesday Night Group Runs
*National Mechanics: Run & Chug!
Boyd’s Philadelphia: An Evening to Benefit Cradles to Crayons
Acadia Philly: Big Easy Comedy
Cavanaugh’s Headhouse: Philadelphia Screenwriters Happy HOur!
CityCoHo: Intro to Data Science

See more events on Eventbrite and Facebook

*Tonight’s Happy Hours / Food & Drink Fun

See Philly Drink Nation for Wednesday list of Happy Hours..

Special Eating / Drinking
Manayunk: Restaurant Week
*Evil Genius Beer: Cornhole and Craft Beer
Brauhaus Schmitz: Philadelphia Home Buying Experience
Standard Tap: April Nanny Dinner: Fishtown!
American Sardine Bar: Drinks & Dragons
Del Frisco’s: Champagne Dinner
South Bowl: Beer & Burger Wednesday
Ritz-Carlton: Wine Tasting & Trap Music
MilkBoy South: Video Game Night Wednesdays
*Locust Walk: Blind Hummus Tasting Contest
Mom Mom’s Kitchen: A Polish Cooking Class
Victory Brew Co.: Buy the Glass Night
North Bowl: $2 Bowling Night

Regular Happy Hours
(4:00 pm – 6:00 pm): $2 off drafts, $4 wells, $5 glasses of wine; Nothing over $5 food menu
Abe Fisher: (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm): $7 select wines and cocktails; $5 bites
American Sardine Bar: (4:00 pm – 6:00 pm): Half off select cans, a boilermaker of the week and select food menu
The Bards 5-8 p.m. M-F $1 off drafts, $5 wells, $5 wines, $5 snacks (wed and sun 10-12 a.m.)
Bar Hygge: (4:00 pm – 6:30 pm): Discounted house-made beers and growler fills and $10 specialty boards
Barcade: (12:00 pm – 7:00 pm): $1 off beer, wine and well drinks
Bishop’s Collar: (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm): $1 off everything; daily food specials
Black Sheep: (4:00 pm – 7:00 pm): $3 domestic bottles, $4 house wines and $5 well drinks and apps
Bourbon Blue: (5:30 pm – 7:30 pm): $4 drafts, $5 house wines, $6 specialty cocktails
Bru:  (4:00 pm – 7:00 pm): $4 drafts and craft cans and $5 house wines and house liquor; $5 starters and wurst sandwiches;
Buffalo Billiards: (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm): $3 all drafts and $4 well drinks; half priced apps
Bob and Barabaras: “The Special” available anytime – shot of Jim Beam and a can of Pabst Blue ribbon $4
Cheu Fishtown: (3:00 pm – 5:00 pm): $5 food, $5 wine, $2 Coors Banquet, $1 off drafts
City Tap 39th: (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm): $4 select beers and $6 select wines and Sangria
Continental Midtown: (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm): $5 select wines, $3 Miller Lite, 1/2 price regular cocktails, discounted specialty cocktails, 1/2 select plates
Dandelion:  (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm): $2 Snacks, $3 Select Drafts, $4 House Wines, All at Downstairs Bar Only
Fado: (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm): $5 beer of the month and $7 premium wines and signature cocktails; $6 bar snacks
Fountain Porter: $5 burgers every day
For Pete’s Sake: (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm): Food and drink specials
Frankford Hall: (4:00 pm – 7:00 pm): 1/2 liter drafts $5, $10 liter drafts, $6 warm bavarian pretzel w/ 1/2 liter of Victory Prima Pils, $8 choice of one sausage w/ 1/2 liter of any draft beer, $3 french fries
Gran Caffè L’Aquila: (click for full menu) Wine, Cocktails, Beer and Food available
The Goat’s Beard: (5:30 pm – 7:00 pm): $2 off select drafts, $3.50 well cocktails and $5 select wines; $2 off all snacks
Harp and Crown: Wine and Food specials (click for details – no hours listed)
The Institute: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm): $2 Off Draft Beers, Well Drinks, and Apps
Irish Bar 5-7 M-F $3 Miller High Life, Rolling Rock. $5 Glass of Merlot / Chardonnay. $5 Well Liquor Drinks / $5 Select Craft Beer / $5 Select Apps
Lloyd Whiskey Bar: (everyday 5-7 p.m.) $4 Citywides and select drafts, $5 bar snacks, $6 old fashioneds, Moscow Mules, and cocktail of the day
Jose Pistolas:  (4:00 pm – 6:00 pm): $3 PBR, Miller Lite, and Yuengling, $5 craft beer cans and Allagash White drafts, $10 off Margarita pitchers
Kite & Key: (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm): $1 off all drafts
Mac’s Tavern: (4:30 pm – 6:30 pm): $4 select drafts and $5 select wines and cocktails; $2 off appetizers
Martha: 5-7 p.m. M-F $1 off all draft beverages (wine, beer, or cocktails), half-off a special selection each day
Oyster House: (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm): $1 oysters, $3 shooters, $3 drafts and $5 punch
Pickering Creek Inn: M-F 4-6 p.m., Half price drafts, half price apps
R&D: (click to see menu details) $6 Wine, $10 Spirit of the Day, $8 Cockatails include – Aperitif, Bubbly, Light, Crisp, Savory, Boozy
Raw Lounge: (4:30 pm – 7:00 pm): $4 select drafts, $8 Hitachino, $5 wines, $6 and $10 Sake, and $10 City Wides; $4-10 food menu
Sampan: (4:00 pm – 7:00 pm): $4 select beers, specialty cocktails and house wines, $9 select cocktails, discounted select sakes and $25 scorpion bowls
Silk City: (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm): $1 Off All Drafts
Smith’s Restaurant & Bar: (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm): $5 Bulleit and Ketel One drinks, $10 carafe of wine, and $1 off all draft beers
Standard Tap: M-F 4-6 p.m. ½ price beers, House Cocktails & Small Plates $6
Strangelove’s: (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm): $4 select American drafts and house wines and $5 well drinks; food specials
Tattooed Mom: (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm): Half off all drafts
Tinto: (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm): $5 sangria and $7 house wine; $5 tapas
Tria Washington square West: 1 White Wine, 1 Red Wine, 1 Cheese plate, and 2 Beers all priced at $5 (a considerable discount) each!
White Dog Cafe: (4:00 pm – 7:00 pm): $4 select drafts and $5 select wines and cocktails; $5-10 food menu
World Cafe Live: (5:00 pm – 6:30 pm): $2 off all drafts, $4 house wines and $5 well drinks; $2 off all starters

Quizzo / Trivia Tonight 

Call venue to confirm Quizzo time / theme.

*Emo Night Quizzo @ Tattooed Mom
Sona Pub & Kitchen: Harry Potter Trivia
Red Rooster Inn: Friends Trivia!
Tio Flores: Quizzo!
PJ Clarke’s: February Billy Penn Philly Quizzo 7:00 p.m.
Locust Rendezvous: 6:15 p.m.
12 Steps Down: 8:00 p.m.
Fado Irish Pub: 8:00 p.m.
Cavanaugh’s Headhouse: 8:00 p.m.
Catahoula: 8:00 p.m.
National Mechanics: 8:00 p.m.
West Tavern & Restaurant: 9:00 p.m.
Boxers PHL: 8:00 p.m.
Mac’s Tavern: 8:00 p.m.
ERA: 8:00 p.m
Black Sheep Pub: 8:30 p.m.
The Victoria Freehouse: 8:00 p.m.
Kellianns Bar & Grill: 8:30 p.m.
Urban Saloon: 9:00 p.m.
New Deck Tavern: 10:00 p.m.
Bait & Switch Seafood Bar: 8:00 p.m.

Notice we’re missing some Quizzo? Reply to this e-mail and we’ll update it for next week. Thank you!


Google Calendar with major events each month in Philadelphia (including all Quizzos / Trivia)
List of bars with live music in Philadelphia (with links to calendars)
Reddit’s To-Do in Philadelphia Guide – single best resource / most comprehensive list of all things to do in Philly.
CreativePHL: For art events in Philadelphia AllTrails Philadelphia – find the best trails to take hikes in and around Philadelphia.
The Philly History Blog – discoveries from Philadelphia’s archives.
Philly DrinkNation
Twitter Lists to see what’s happening at bars and restaurants in Rittenhouse SquareSouth Street and Queen VillageNorthern LibertiesUniversity City
Cats or Dogs to foster or rescue from PhillyPaws
List of Restaurants Opening Soon in Philadelphia

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