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Mid-February 2016     Happenings Inside
IN Center City
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The Rothman Institute Ice Rink season is almost over!
You only have until February 28 to glide across the ice right next to City Hall, seven days a week! Admission is $3 for children ages 10 and under and $5 for adults. Skate rental is $9. Come on out soon, while you can still enjoy skating and fun, right in the heart of Center City! And, just steps away from the rink, is the heated Rothman Cabin, with tasty food and drink from Rosa Blanca Café to get you warm and ready to get back out on the ice. Visit DilworthPark.org/rothmanicerink for hours, events, and more. If you'd like to book the rink or cabin for a special event, email rentals@centercityphila.org or call 215.440.5507
Rothman Institute Ice Rink, Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, DilworthPark.org


Salute to First Responders
The Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park is offering a special thank you to all first responders on February 21. From 1-4pm, get free admission* with purchase of skate rental for up to four people and a 10% discount off menu items inside the Rothman Cabin with presentation of badge or active military ID. Enjoy community outreach, interactive activities, and entertainment, along with safety and fire prevention information for all visitors. GrubHub will have a special dining offer, just for First Responders.
*$1 off skating admission for up to four people available for first responders, 11am-1pm and 4-8pm.
Rothman Institute Ice Rink, Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, 215.440.5500, DilworthPark.org

February 17, 24
Center City District Sips and Skate

Rothman Institute Ice Rink
Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

February 17
Comedy is Liberty: Open Mic Comedy

The Balcony
Trocadero Theatre
1003 Arch Street

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February 18
Glamsino Royale: London Calling

Hotel Palomar
117 South 17th Street

February 21
Ensemble HD

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
American Philosophical Society
Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street

February 26
The Billy Penn Ultimate Sandwich Bracket
Final Four Tasting Event

The Shops at Liberty Place
1625 Chestnut Street

February 26
The RRazz Room at the Prince: Steve Grand
Prince Theater
1412 Chestnut Street

February 28
John Byrne's Irish Ballad Session

Fergie's Pub
1214 Sansom Street

February 29
Concert + Cocktails:
Arnold Flute Concerto with Edward Schultz

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
The Kimmel Center
Broad and Spruce Streets


The Next President of the United States is... You?
Experience Headed to the White House, the only exhibit of its kind, created to immerse visitors of all ages in the excitement of the election season. Join the race, earn the nomination and win the election as artifacts, interactives and hands-on activities take you from the campaign trail and into the Oval Office – all in one visit. Now through November 13.
National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, 215.409.6600, ConstitutionCenter.org

37th Annual George Washington Carver Science Fair
Beginning on February 17, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will host the annual George Washington Carver Science Fair for Philadelphia schoolchildren (grades 4-6). One of the largest of its kind, the fair promotes scientific inquiry and allows students to display various projects inside the museum. The fair is dedicated to and named after the noted 19th-century botanist and inventor, George Washington Carver.
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.299.1000, CarverScienceFair.org

Exquisite Corpses: Creating Etchings from the Mütter Museum's Collections
Unleash your creativity in this two-part anatomical drawing and etching class. On February 20, students will create a fantastical imagined creature by drawing several specimens contained within the collections of the Mütter Museum and Historical Medical Library, taught by Meredith Sellers. The next day, February 21, students will convert their drawings into etchings at Second State Press.
Mütter Museum, 19 South 22nd Street, 215.560.8564, MutterMuseum.org

20th Annual Human Rights Campaign Gala
February 27 is the 20th Annual Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Greater Philadelphia Gala. HRC is the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC's vision a reality.
Human Rights Campaign Gala, Philadelphia Downtown Marriott, 1201 Market Street, 215.435.0794, HRC.org

Pop-Up Prison Museum
The archives of Eastern State Penitentiary are packed with historic treasures that the public rarely sees. From March 3-13, Eastern State presents its fourth annual Pop-Up Museum. This year's theme focuses on sports and leisure. On display will be sports paraphernalia, including a photograph of former Philadelphia baseball manager Connie Mack with warden Cornelius Burke, as well as objects depicting recreational activities – inmate-made crafts, paintings, confiscated shanks and other weapons. There will also be a 1929 short movie of sports at Eastern State Penitentiary never before been shown at the historic site.
Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue, 215.236.3300, EasternState.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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