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March 2015   Shopping Happenings Inside
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1339 Chestnut Street

CouponThe operators of the Italian Bistro of Center City at Broad & Walnut for over 20 years have moved right around the corner to continue serving Philadelphia. Visit the upscale, yet casual, Italian bistro called Fratelli’s (which means “Brothers” in Italian). Try their delicious and innovative menu featuring tasty apps, dinner-sized salads, flat breads, over a dozen mouth-watering pastas, classic chicken, veal and fresh grilled seafood dishes. You can also finish things off with homemade Tiramisu and other desserts.


March 5-8, 14-15
Swan Lake

Pennsylvania Ballet
Academy of Music
240 South Broad Street

March 5-April 19

Arden Theatre
40 North 2nd Street

March 7
Traditional Irish Music Session

Fergie’s Pub
1214 Sansom Street

March 13-15
American Songbook: Then and Now

Philly POPS
The Kimmel Center
Broad and Spruce Streets

March 10-April 26
Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None

825 Walnut Street

March 11
Bach@7 – Bach Cantata Series

Choral Arts Philadelphia
Saint Clement's Church
20th and Cherry Streets

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Women’s History Month at the National Constitution Center
Throughout March, visitors to the National Constitution Center can participate in a variety of events in honor of Women’s History Month. Take in an array of activities including the new program, Decoding the Lyrics: “Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage,” which uses a hit pop song to tell the story of women’s suffrage. Then, take a self-guided tour of the Center’s main exhibition, The Story of We the People, which highlights defining moments in women’s history. Artifact highlights include a judicial robe worn by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and a collection of artifacts from Susan B. Anthony and the movement for women’s suffrage.
National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, 215.409.6600, ConstitutionCenter.org

Franklin Square Welcomes Spring
One of Philadelphia’s five original squares, Franklin Square is Center City's favorite playtime oasis. Centered around its beautiful fountain, Franklin Square also features the Parx Liberty Carousel, the one-of-a-kind Philly Mini Golf course, and the renowned SquareBurger. Open Daily. Hours through March 20, 10am-5pm.
Franklin Square, 7th and Race Streets, 215.629.4026, HistoricPhiladelphia.org

Come for the Music. Stay for the Burgers
Musicians from the Philadelphia Orchestra are playing a lunchtime concert at the Reading Terminal Market on March 9, noon-1pm. Listen to the wonderful music as you try the market’s newest merchant, Hunger Burger. In the Market’s Center Court, they’ll serve up mouth-watering burgers and sides made from the freshest ingredients and highest-quality meat. A portion of each sale will be donated to hunger relief, both in the United States and abroad.
Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch Streets, 215.922.2317, ReadingTerminalMarket.org

World Piece
The Mosaic Society of Philadelphia, in conjunction with Art in City Hall, will hold an artist reception, March 12, 5-7pm, for Fragments, Shards and Pieces: Images in Mosaic, its third members' exhibition. The combined celebration with City Hall's The Mosaic Muse will be held at the Art Gallery at City Hall, on the first floor corridor.
City Hall, Broad and Market Streets, Room 116, 215.686.8446, CreativePHL.org

Kegs and Eggs at DUEL Piano Bar
Kick off Saint Patrick’s Day at the Top O’ The Morning Party going down at DUEL Piano Bar, March 14, from 8am-noon. Enjoy a domestic draft and breakfast drink open bar and brunch buffet to get your Saturday started right!
DUEL Piano Bar, 1420 Locust Street, 267.687.1161, DuelPianoBar.com

Suit Up
Indochino, a worldwide leader in custom men’s apparel, has opened its third US showroom right here in Philadelphia. Originally a web-only retailer, Indochino has been producing custom suits and shirts for men since 2007. The new showroom features 10 Style Guides who assist customers with measurements and suit design options. There are more than 30 suit customizations and 20 shirt customizations, including lapel width, buttons, pockets, monogramming, lining and more. To book an appointment, men can call the showroom or visit Indochino.com/showrooms.
Indochino, 1606 Chestnut Street, 215.665.1002, Indochino.com

Bonchon Opens in Chinatown
With years of hands-on experience with Korean cuisine, Jinduk Seh decided to focus on perfecting a recipe for fried chicken, sharing one of his country’s favorite comfort foods with the world. The result was Bonchon, the Korean word for “my hometown.” Today there are 30 shops operating in the United States and 70 more overseas in Brunei, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand. Come visit the brand new Philly location.
Bonchon, 1020 Cherry Street, 267.639.6686, Bonchon.com

McGillin’s Olde Ale House opened the year Abraham Lincoln was elected president. Originally called The Bell in Hand, the tavern opened 154 years ago inside a small row house. The laborers who frequented the place just called it McGillin’s after William McGillin, the Irish immigrant who owned the bar and raised his 13 children upstairs. What better place to celebrate St Patrick’s Day? McGillin’s will open one hour early (at 10am) on March 17. The historic bar is already decorated to the hilt and serving a rotating list of hearty Irish food specials and authentic Irish Stout, Irish Potato Martinis & more.
McGillin's Olde Ale House, 1310 Drury Street, 215.735.5562, McGillins.com

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and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation
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