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March/April Happenings and Events in Philadelphia

 

Learn the Secrets of Soap
On March 22 from 6-8pm, join soap master Steve Duross and his apprentice (and nephew) Rob Evangelista for their very first event together. They will open their duross and langel workshop to the public and share with you their family's secret recipes for creating natural healing balms and some fun, crafty soaps you can try at home. You must be 18 to attend and should dress accordingly as you may be drafted to participate in soap making.
duross and langel, 117 South 13th Street, 215.592.7627, durossandlangel.com


Next Best Thing to Paris
If you can't drop everything and jet set to Paris for a facial treatment at Ambassade de la Beauté Biologique Recherche, look no further than Rescue Rittenhouse Spa for an equally luxurious facial. The same techniques used by the estheticians in Paris are used right here in Philadelphia with the famous Biologique Recherche Remodeling Machine and Lift CVS treatment. Electronic currents and manual exfoliation instantly lift that winter veil of dullness, erasing years from your face and revealing beautiful, youthful glowing skin. And through the end of April, receive this treatment for only $200. 
Rescue Rittenhouse, 255 South 17th Street, 215.772.2766, RescueRittenhouseSpa.com

The Season's New Swimwear @ Papilio
Papilio has new swimwear from the Spanish designer Andres Sarda and from the French company Lise Charmel. The season's hottest trends - bright colors, nautical stripes, and sweet polka dots - are available at Papilio's boutique. Don't miss out on the swimwear sale running through May 12 with discounts of 30% off select Luisa Maria Lugli suits.
Papilio, 1700 Sansom Street, 215.851.8778, PapilioStores.com

Easter Treats @ Le Pain Quotidien
Just in time for Easter, Le Pain Quotidien will have traditional treats and chocolates. From March 22-31, enjoy Easter shortbread bunnies, chocolate-dipped macaroons, hot cross buns, chocolate Easter cake and assorted chocolate eggs. All of these Easter treats will be available at both of their Center City locations.
Le Pain Quotidien, 1423 Walnut Street, 215.751.0570 & 801 Walnut Street, 215.253.3114,LePainQuotidien.us

Easter with Chez Colette
Celebrate Easter day with brunch at Chez Colette, from 1-5pm. There'll be a raw bar, appetizers, entrees, a carving station and desserts for $55 per person, half-price for children under 12. The brunch also includes a glass of champagne.
Chez Colette, 120 South 17th Street, 215.569.8300, Sofitel.com

Prix Fixe and Happy Hour @ Fratelli's
Fratelli's now has a new three-course prix fixe-menu for $25 that is available every night. Happy hour specials are also available Monday through Friday, with select wines at only $4 per glass, domestic bottled beer at $2.50, imported bottles at $3.50 and a small plates menu ranging from $3.50 - $5.50.
Fratelli's Italian Bistro, 1339 Chestnut Street, 215.731.0700, FratellisIB.com

Try the Flower Power Whiskey Sour
The Flower Power Whiskey Sour, submitted by Trestle Inn, has been named the best Flower Show-inspired drink. This free-spirited whiskey sour combines the traditional flavor of pot-stilled Irish whiskey with a sweet floral mixture that gives you a "chilled out, groovy" feeling. The Flower Show may be over, but you can still try this creative drink at The Trestle Inn.
The Trestle Inn, 339 North 11th Street, 267.239.0290, TheTrestleInn.com 

One More Place for a Late Night Cookie Fix
A new Insomnia Cookies location is now open at 135 South 13th Street. Insomnia Cookies offers fresh, delicious, oven baked cookies in an assortment of flavors and are delivered warm from the oven right to your door until 3am. Insomnia Cookies also has a catering menu for businesses, parties and events. 
Insomnia Cookies, 135 South 13th Street, 877.632.6654, InsomniaCookies.com

Wednesdays After 5pm
Pay What You Wish

Philadelphia Museum of Art
26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
215.763.8100
PhilaMuseum.org

March 19-24
The Addams Family

The Kimmel Center Broadway
Academy of Music
240 South Broad Street
215.893.1999
KimmelCenter.org

March 20
Škampa Quartet

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
The Kimmel Center 
Broad and Spruce Streets
215.569.8080
PCMSconcerts.org

March 21
Pairings on the Parkway

Milk & Honey Café
Sister Cities Park
18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
215.440.5500
SisterCitiesPark.org

March 21-23
Tchaikovsky's Fifth

The Philadelphia Orchestra
The Kimmel Center
Broad and Spruce Streets
215.893.1999
PhilOrch.org

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SOURCE Center City District/Central Phila. Dev. Corp. RELEASED DATE MARCH 19, 2013

March 24
Free Admission

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
215.299.1000
ANSP.org

March 28
Freedom Seder Revisited

National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East
Corner of 5th and Market Streets
215.923.3811
NMAJH.org

Through April 14
Henry V

Lantern Theater Company
St. Stephen's Theater 
10th and Ludlow Streets
215.829.0395
LanternTheater.org

April 6
KidsinCenterCity.com Saturday Playdate

The Market & Shops at the Comcast Center
1701 JFK Boulevard, lower level
215.440.5500
KidsInCenterCity.com

April 12-14
Southeastern Pennsylvania Orchid Society's International Orchid Show & Sale

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
215.299.1000
ANSP.org

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