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Mid-January 2017

  Happenings Inside
IN Center City

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Center City District Restaurant Week Starts Sunday!
From January 22-27 & January 29-February 3, participating restaurants will offer three-course dinners for only $35 and three-course lunches for $20. Click Here for the full list of restaurants, menus, and easy online reservations through OpenTable. You can also enter the contest for 52 gift certificates from Center City restaurants! Follow us on Twitter, @PhilaRestWeek, for the latest #CCDRW news. During Restaurant Week, you can also enter our Instagram contest! Post your fav CCDRW photo (food, group dining, etc.) with the hashtags #CCDRW and #TreatMeTD. Winners will be chosen at random for a $50 dining gift card and a $100 TD Bank VISA gift card.

Center City District Restaurant Week is presented by TD Bank, Open Table and Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia.
Credit: Photo by N. Santos for Visit Philadelphia™


Warm up in the Rothman Institute Cabin at Dilworth Park with hot seasonal cocktails featuring Jim Beam Apple, Sam Adams craft beer and food from Brûlée Catering's Air Grille. Brush up on your skating or just watch, while enjoying the great food and drink. Adults 21 and over can order wine, cocktails and beer starting at 5pm on weekdays, and 11am on the weekends. For a menu and hours, visit DilworthPark.org/rothman-cabin.

College Nights

$2 Admission!
Rothman Institute Ice Rink
Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

Cocktails and Cold Ones in the Cabin

CCD Sips-Style Specials!
Presented by Jim Beam Apple and Sam Adams
Rothman Institute Cabin
Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

The Philadelphia Orchestra Presents
Symphony Sundays

Rothman Institute Ice Rink
Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

Now-February 5

Wilma Theater
265 South Broad Street

January 18
Parisian Portraits: French Musical
Portraiture of the 18th Century

Choral Arts Philadelphia
Saint Clement’s Episcopal Church
2013 Appletree Street

Get More Info

January 21
Princess and Pirate Skate

Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

January 21
Broadway Up Close: Vanessa Williams

Perelman Theater
Kimmel Center
300 South Broad Street

Opens January 27
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters'
First 100 Years

Philadelphia Theatre Company
Suzanne Roberts Theatre
480 South Broad Street

January 28
Cheesesteak-Making with Spataro's

City Kitchen
Reading Terminal Market
12th and Arch Streets

January 29
Curtis Presents: Dover Quartet

Field Concert Hall
Curtis Institute of Music
1726 Locust Street

February 3-4
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Merriam Theater
250 South Broad Street

Enjoy daily open skating through February 26 at the Rothman Institute Ice Rink! Plus, you can rent the rink and cabin for parties and special events. Presented by Rothman Institute with support from Subaru, Capital One, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Temple University and 6abc. Get regular and holiday hours, prices, rink rentals and group rates at DilworthPark.org/rothmanicerink/.


La Ville Lumière
Two more weeks are left in The Philadelphia Orchestra's City of Light and Music: The Paris Festival, a celebration of music emanating from, or inspired by, the French capital. It is the third in the Orchestra’s celebrations of the musical contributions of world capitals, preceded by festivals devoted to St. Petersburg (2015) and Vienna (2016). January 19-21, the Orchestra presents works of two composers who, like a host of others, fled economic and political hardships to make a new home in the city on the Seine - Chopin (Piano Concerto No. 1 with soloist Louis Lortie) and Stravinsky (Petrushka). January 26-27 is devoted to music of French composers gazing at other cultures and reflecting upon them- Berlioz’s Harold in Italy for viola and orchestra and Ravel’s Alborada del gracioso, Rapsodie espagnole, and Bolero.
The Philadelphia Orchestra, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street, 215.893.1999, PhilOrch.org

Get That Green Thumb Ready for Spring!
Feeling garden inspiration while visiting the Wintergarden and the America's Garden Capital Maze in Dilworth Park? This winter, join America's Garden Capital for a variety of gardening programs that will have you dreaming of spring! All of the programs below are free and take place in the Rothman Cabin:
- January 21, 10-11am: Winter Plants for Home
- January 24, Noon-1pm (Adults) and January 28, 10-11am (Family): Terrarium How-To
- January 31, Noon-1pm: Orchids for the Office
- February 4, 10-11am (Family) and February 7, Noon-1pm (Adults): Seed Bombs for Valentine's Day
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, 215.440.5500, DilworthPark.org

One Book, One Philadelphia Kickoff
On January 25, celebrate One Book, One Philadelphia’s 15th anniversary, as well as the 2017 featured selection, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. First, watch a video of author Mark Haddon describing how he created Christopher Boone, the novel's fascinating teenage protagonist. Then, hear former One Book featured authors Lorene Cary, Carlos Eire, Christina Baker Kline, Steve Lopez, and James McBride discuss their methods of creating memorable characters and narratives. The event will conclude with an original musical work by Curtis Institute of Music composer Nick DiBerardino, inspired by this year's featured book.
Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street, 215.686.5322, FreeLibrary.org

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University's newest exhibit, Frogs: A Chorus of Colors, opens February 4! From radiant blue to fiery red, frogs around the world offer a glimpse of the vast palette of frog diversity. Frogs are found on nearly every environment on Earth, and they have strange, shocking, and interesting survival strategies. Check out live frogs of many hues, listen to their colorful chorus, and admire the many ways they swim, hop, glide, and soar. Hop into a frog’s world as you inspect frog habitats complete with rock ledges, live plants and waterfalls. See frogs in action, search for hidden frogs, create a nighttime frog chorus, spin a zoetrope to see how a frog jumps, and conduct a virtual frog dissection.
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.299.1000, ANSP.org

Take Transit
Philadelphia's great transit system and pedestrian-friendly streets make car-free travel, shopping and dining easy in Center City! Get information on routes, fares, schedules and more, at SEPTA.org or RidePATCO.org.

Brought to you by the Center City District
and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation
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