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September 2016

  Happenings Inside
IN Center City

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Center City District Restaurant Week is Almost Here!
Center City District Restaurant Week begins soon! September 11-16 and 18-23, participating restaurants will offer three-course dinners for only $35 and three-course lunches for $20. Get the full list and menus 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. During Restaurant Week, you can enter our Instagram contest! Post your fav CCDRW photo (food, group dining, etc.) with the hashtags #CCDRW and #TreatMeTD. Win a $50 dining gift card and a $100 TD Bank VISA gift card. Sponsors: TD Bank, OpenTable, Canadian Club Rye, Effen Blood Orange, Suntory Whisky, Century 21, The Sterling, PHL CVB, Visit Philadelphia, Philadelphia Parking Authority, Philadelphia Parking Association and Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.


Center City District Sips keeps going 5-7pm every Wednesday through September 28, with $5 cocktails featuring 2 Gingers, $4 wine, $3 beer and half-priced appetizers all over Center City! Get the full list and specials at CCDSips.com. Sponsored by 2 Gingers and American Express.

Farmers' Market

Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

September 8 & 15
Pairings On the Parkway

Sister Cities Park
18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

September 8-11
Notes of a Native Song

Wilma Theater
265 South Broad Street

September 11
Amos Lee with Special Guest Laurin Talese

Academy Of Music
240 South Broad Street

September 13
Jonathan Safran Foer - Here I Am

Free Library of Philadelphia
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street

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September 13
BYO Quizzo with Johnny Goodtimes

The Market & Shops at Comcast Center
1701 John F. Kennedy Boulevard

September 15
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk:
Victoria Burge: Penumbra and Celestial/Terrestrial

The Print Center
1614 Latimer Street

Opens September 16
Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution

National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East

September 17
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week –
The Touring Years

Prince Theater
1412 Chestnut Street

Every Wednesday through September 28, come to Yappy Hours at Dilworth Park! From 5-7pm, pets and owners are invited to come to the southern end of the park for CCD Sips-priced cocktails. Post a photo to Instagram of your dog at Yappy Hours tagged #YappyHours and #DilworthPark and you could win prizes! Partners: Zoom Room, Whole Animal Gym, Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, Morris Animal Refuge, Red Paw Emergency Relief Team and Dilworth Park Café.
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, 215.440.5500, DilworthPark.org


Opera on the Mall Tickets Available This Week
Free tickets to Opera Philadelphia’s Opera on the Mall broadcast of Puccini’s lavish Turandot will be available to the public starting on September 7 at 10am. On October 1, Opera Philadelphia’s season-opening performance of Puccini’s final masterpiece will be broadcast in high definition from the stage of the Academy of Music to three giant outdoor screens in the shadow of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Everyone who registers will be entered to win an Opera Philadelphia subscription for two to the spring 2017 Opera at the Academy series, featuring productions of Rossini’s Tancredi and Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.
Opera on the Mall, Independence Mall, 215.732.8400, OperaOnTheMall.org

Kimmel Center Open House
The Kimmel Center kicks off their upcoming season with a splash on September 10! It's an open house, 10am-2pm, with free performances, dance lessons, behind-the-scenes tours, a panel discussion featuring some of Philadelphia’s top arts journalists, and more. Tickets will go on sale for more than 100 shows, available for purchase in-person with no ticket handling fees. For a full schedule of events, visit KimmelCenter.org.
Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street, 215.893.1999, KimmelCenter.org

"Hautman's blue-winged teal got the 29-cent."
For nearly 70 years, the beautiful artworks of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest have captivated collectors, artists, and families alike. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is hosting the Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University on September 9 and 10. On those days, a display of the entries will be open to the public, and a panel of five judges will examine all the entries and select one artwork that will appear on the 2017-2018 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, also known as the Duck Stamp. Family activities will take place both days. Along with the contest, the Academy is mounting Duck, Duck, Goose: The Federal Duck Stamp Story, an intimate exhibit of select stamp artwork alongside their matching taxidermy birds from the Academy’s collection through November 11.
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
Public Ledger Building
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