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Philadelphia Happenings and Events for April

Walnut Street in Philadelphia.Walnut Street in Philadelphia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Shuck with the Best, Win Big
On April 6 at 2 pm, Oyster House will host their fourth-annual Shucking Contest, featuring professional oyster shuckers from across Philadelphia competing for a $200 Grand Prize. An amateur shucking contest will follow the professionals, with guests vying for a $100 Oyster House gift certificate. Admission to the shucking contest is $5 per person, and includes all the varieties of the shucked oysters. Oyster House's bar will be open on a pay-as-you-go basis and a special firkin of a local craft beer will be tapped.
Oyster House, 1516 Sansom Street, 215.567.7683,

Meatballs Rolling to Your Door
Marabella Meatball now delivers from river to river and Spring Garden to Washington. And for the month of April, receive 10% off your purchase when you bring in a copy of this newsletter.
Marabella Meatball Co., 1211 Walnut Street, 215.238.1833,

The Macy's Flower Show Returns
A floral wonderland of multicolored bejeweled splendor takes root at the annual Macy's Flower Show® at Macy's Center City, now through April 7. The majesty of Middle Asia and India have come to life via the brilliant colors, aroma and textures of The Painted Garden. 
Macy's, 1300 Market Street, 215.241.9000,

Help Free the Girls, Get a Discount
Through your bra donations, Hope Chest is partnering with Free the Girls, a non-profit that helps give jobs to women who were involved in sex trafficking. Bras are a considerable luxury in Africa so Free the Girls has set up a business in Mozambique where women will mend, clean, and resell used bras. Hope Chest is a permanent drop-off location for Free the Girls and during the month of April they are offering 10% off any one item for those who give a donation. 
Hope Chest, 1937 Chestnut Street, 215.665.9169,

Heather B. Moore Trunk Show @ TownHome
TownHome is having a Heather B. Moore Trunk Show on April 13 from 9-6pm. Lead designer Michelle will be there to help design any/all custom pieces and all orders placed on that day will be guaranteed for Mother's Day delivery. There will also be an extended discount on that day for any Heather B. Moore custom piece. And as always, delicious treats and sips will be served.
TownHome, 1616 Walnut Street, 215.972.5100,

Ring Your Ears for Spring
Spring Earring Fling has started at Fire & Ice and runs through April 14. Receive 20% off of all earrings during this time.
Fire & Ice, 1625 Chestnut Street, 215.564.2871,

Crab Night Tuesdays @ Field House
Every Tuesday evening, Chef Andrew Brown of Field House hosts Crab Night, featuring all-you-can-eat snow crabs for just $25 per person. This fresh seafood feast is a great reason for groups of any size to visit Field House, scope out the recently-renovated space, and indulge in a pint or two from the city's largest selection of craft beers brewed within 100 miles of Philadelphia on tap.
Field House, 1150 Filbert Street, 215.629.1520,

Branzino Lunch Special
Branzino is offering a lunch special for April. For $20, you can order from a special 3-course menu. Or, feel free to order off of the regular menu.
Branzino, 261 South 17th Street, 215.790.0103,

Spring @ The Shops At Liberty Place
• Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia annual Japanese Culture Week runs through April 4. Enjoy activities from noon-2pm each day, with more events after April 4, leading up to the main attraction- Sakura Sunday at Fairmount Park on April 14. 
• Canstruction, April 12-21. Canstruction is food philanthropy that makes visually stunning designs out of canned food and then donates the food. Their mission is to engage, amaze and inspire the community to work together raising canned food to feed hundreds of thousands of hungry people. The giant art displays will be in the rotunda at the Shops at Liberty Place. 
The Shops at Liberty Place, 1625 Chestnut Street, 215.851.9055,

Now-April 7
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street

April 2-7
Sister Act

Academy of Music
240 South Broad Street

April 3
Conversations: Capital of the World: 
Philadelphia's Race to Host the United Nations

Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent
15 South 7th Street

April 5-May 5
Permanent Collection

InterAct Theatre Company
2030 Sansom Street

April 6 Saturday Playdate

The Market & Shops at the Comcast Center
1701 JFK Boulevard, lower level

April 7
Fall of the Berlin Wall

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
The Kimmel Center 
Broad and Spruce Streets

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

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

April 14-20
Philadelphia Book Festival

The Free Library of Philadelphia
All City Library Locations

April 17-21
Spring Series 2013

Wilma Theater
265 South Broad Street

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