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Mid-February 2015       Happenings Inside
IN Center City
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The Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park closes on February 22!
It's open every day until then, so you still have a few more chances to skate. Hours: Today through Thursday, 3-9pm; Friday, 3-11pm; Saturday, 11am-11pm; and on the last day, Sunday, 11am-8pm. Admission is $3 for children, ages 10 and under, and $4 for adults. Skate rental is $8. Group rates are available. The rink is also available for party rentals. For complete details, visit the rink's homepage, CCDParks.org/dilworth-park/rothmanicerink.

The Rothman Institute Ice Rink is also sponsored by PNC, Visit Philadelphia! and 6ABC.


February 17-March 8
Mickle Street

Independence Studio On 3
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street

February 20
Unstrung Heroes

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
Bistro St. Tropez
2400 Market Street, 4th Floor

February 22
The Philadelphia Suns Lion Dance Parade

10th and Spring Streets

Get More Info

February 22
The Book of Esther: The Journey
Of Queen Vashti and Queen Esther

The Gershman Y
401 South Broad Street

February 28-March 8
PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

Pennsylvania Convention Center
12th and Arch Streets

Through May 10
Ink and Gold: Art of Kano

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway


New Exhibit: A Museum in the Making
Before it was a museum, the Betsy Ross House was just a tavern with a sign in the front window that read “First Flag of the US Made in this House.” In 1898, a group of citizens formed the American Flag House and Betsy Ross Memorial Association, purchased the house, and transformed the building into a treasured landmark. See their story through archival photographs and one-of-a-kind museum artifacts.
Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street, 215.629.4026, HistoricPhiladelphia.org/betsy-ross-house/

Partway To Freedom: Excerpts & Round Table Discussion
On February 23, join award-winning Pennsylvania composer Cynthia Cozette for an exciting new opera portraying the heroic efforts of African Americans during the Civil War. Excerpts from this rousing opera will be performed and be immediately followed by a round table discussion on African American participation in the Civil War.
Free Library of Philadelphia, Central Library, 1901 Vine Street, 215.686.5322, FreeLibrary.org

LXR&CO Shop-in-Shop at Century 21 Department Store
Century 21 has cleared a section of their lower level to create a “shop-in-shop” featuring LXR&CO, a company specializing in vintage goods. Shop for handbags, scarves, small leather goods and estate jewelry from designers like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Burberry, Hermès, Gucci, Cartier and more. Prices will be between 30 and 90 percent off retail.
Century 21, 821 Market Street, 215.922.2121, C21Stores.com

Forever 21 Comes to Chestnut Street
The bastion of “fast fashion” comes to Center City! The new store encompasses nearly 20,000 square feet over two floors. With H&M, Nordstrom’s Rack, UNIQLO and Express, Chestnut Street is the place to go for the aspiring sartorialist.
Forever 21, 1708 Chestnut Street, Forever21.com

Wing Bowl May Be Over, But Jake’s Sandwich Board Has You Covered

If you like classic Philly foods and eating really quickly, you could score a free feast at this sandwich specialist. If you take less than 45 minutes to consume a two-foot cheesesteak, four soft pretzels, a box of TastyKakes, 24 mini peanut chews and a cherry soda, the whole thing is free. Otherwise, it’s $34.95. Finish it off in time and you get your mugshot on the wall of fame.
Jake's Sandwich Board, 122 South 12th Street, 215.922.0102, JakesSandwichBoard.com

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