NEWS, SPORTS, COMMENTARY, POLITICS for Gloucester City and the Surrounding Areas of South Jersey and Philadelphia
Center City District Restaurant Week begins soon! From August 2-7 & 9-14, 2015, participating restaurants will offer three-course dinners for only $35 and three-course lunches for $20. Get the full list at CenterCityPhila.org/RestaurantWeek.While on the site, you can also make easy online reservations through OpenTable and enter a contest to win 52 gift certificates from Center City restaurants.
You can find out first about Center City District Restaurant Week news on Twitter: @PhilaRestWeek.
Rhythms at Rosa Blanca!
Every Thursday evening, 5-7pm, enjoy happy hour at Rosa Blanca Café with live summer music, 5:30-7:30pm, right on the remodeled PNC Terrace in Dilworth Park. Visit DilworthPark.org for complete schedules and details.
Gary Hart: The Republic of Conscience
The Free Library
1901 Vine Street
Docent Interest Information Session
The African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street
Art After 5: Havana Night
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Sister Cities Park
Center City District
18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Franklin Square's 9th Birthday Celebration
6th and Race Streets
July 31-August 16
Heathers: The Musical
1412 Chestnut Street
Center City District Sips All Summer Long!
Every Wednesday this summer, 5-7pm, Center City bars and restaurants offer $5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beer and half-priced appetizers. For participants and specials, visit CCDSips.com.
Scratch Biscuits Opens on Chestnut Street
Mitch Prensky - the caterer and owner of Supper, the bistro on South Street - has been selling southern-style biscuit sandwiches at farmer's markets, street festivals, and pop-ups. Now, Prensky has a physical location for Scratch Biscuits, a counter service operation serving biscuit sandwiches, puddings, and homegrown Rival Bros. coffee.
Scratch Biscuits, 1306 Chestnut Street, 267.930.3727, EatScratchBiscuits.com
"What do we do now?"
Politics. Power. Scandal. The 'Me' Decade. However one defines the '70s, no definition is complete without the films from and about this pivotal era. The National Museum of American Jewish History film series explores American social and political life in the 1970s. On July 22, it's The Candidate. Director Michael Ritchie, best known for Smile (1975) and The Bad News Bears (1976), tells the still-relevant story of the young and handsome lawyer Bill McKay (Robert Redford), who gets convinced to run in a senatorial election. Presented with longtime film critic for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Carrie Rickey. Admission: $8/$5 for members.
National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall, 215.923.3811, NMAJH.org
Summer Surf & Turf
The Prime Rib is offering a special prix fixe dinner through the end of July. Choose a lobster tail, grilled shrimp or a crab cake to accompany a 10 oz. prime rib, petite filet mignon or chopped sirloin. The meal includes a soup or salad and choice of dessert – crème brûlée or key lime pie. $55 for one person; $100 for two.
The Prime Rib, 1701 Locust Street, 215.772.1701, ThePrimeRib.com
Summer Clearance Sale at Century 21
Century 21 Department Store is having their summer clearance sale through July 31 in stores and online at C21Stores.com. Now's the time to score even bigger deals with prices approaching 75% and 85% off retail on designer brands!
Century 21 Department Store, 821 Market Street, 215.952.2121, C21Stores.com
Summer Chess Day
On July 31, join some of Philadelphia's youngest chess players for an afternoon of fun! Participants in ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships' summer chess clubs will gather in the Rotunda of The Shops at Liberty Place to play informal matches against one another and anyone who feels up to the challenge. 11am-3pm.
The Shops at Liberty Place, 1625 Chestnut, 215.851.9055, ShopsAtLiberty.com