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Mid-February 2017

  Happenings Inside
IN Center City

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The Rothman Rink and Cabin Close Sunday!
We're down to the last days of the Wintergarden at Dilworth Park! Until February 26, you can skate around the Rothman Rink, and get great food and drink in the Rothman Cabin right next to historic City Hall.
Rink Hours: M-Th: Noon-9pm; F: Noon-11pm; Sa: 11am-11pm;
Su: 11am-8pm
Cabin Hours:
M-Th: 4-9pm; F: 4-11pm; Sa: 11am-11pm;
Su: 11am-8pm
The Winter Season at Dilworth Park is presented by Rothman Institute and through the generous support of Subaru, Capital One, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Temple University and 6abc.
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, 215.440.5550, DilworthPark.org


February 21
College Night

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

February 22
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

February 25
Points of View Lecture Series:
Born on the Battlefield

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
118-128 North Broad Street

Opening February 25
Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary
Art of Flânerie

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

February 26
The Philadelphia Orchestra Presents
Symphony Sundays

Rothman Institute Ice Rink
Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

February 28
Christina Baker Kline: A Piece of the World

Free Library of Philadelphia
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street

February 28-March 5
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Academy Of Music
240 South Broad Street

Opening March 1
American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

March 1
Build the Rail Park Happy Hour

Trestle Inn
339 North 11th Street

Opening March 2
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Arden Theatre Co.
40 North 2nd Street

March 2-4
Bluebeard’s Castle-Yannick and Opera

Kimmel Center
300 South Broad St

Explore the America's Garden Capital Maze on the Greenfield Lawn in Dilworth Park until February 26! Created in partnership with Greater Philadelphia Gardens, children and adults can delight in discovering picture-perfect moments amid the vibrant plantings, topiaries, twinkling lights, and décor. The maze showcases all 32 public gardens, arboreta, and historic landscapes that are located within 30 miles of Philadelphia. Made possible through the support of the William Penn Foundation.
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, 215.440.5550, DilworthPark.org


How Do You Shop?
The Center City District, which produces Restaurant Week and Sips, wants to learn more about your shopping habits to help make Center City’s shopping experience the best and most exciting it can be. Take our quick survey and enter for a chance to win $500 in gift certificates from some of the best restaurants in Philadelphia!

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Last Chances to Get that Green Thumb Ready!
Feeling garden inspiration while visiting the Wintergarden and the America's Garden Capital Maze in Dilworth Park? Join America's Garden Capital for their final gardening programs that will have you dreaming of spring! Programs are free and take place in the Rothman Cabin:
- February 21, Noon-1pm: Seed Starting (Adults)
- February 25, 10-11am: Seed Starting (Family)
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, 215.440.5500, DilworthPark.org

Black History Untold
Celebrate Black History Month on February 28 with The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily NewsPhilly.com and WHYY at Black History Untold: Black Joy Event. Serving as the finale to a month-long series of editorial coverage, the program will convene African American community leaders to discuss happiness, from 5:30-7:45pm. Co-hosted by Philadelphia Media Network and WHYY, the event features networking over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment and a panel discussion co-moderated by Sofiya Ballin, features reporter, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Dr. James Peterson, Director of African Studies Department at Lehigh University and host of the WHYY podcast, The Remix. Tickets, $30 for adults and $10 for students, are available at Philly.com/blackjoyevent.
WHYY, The Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons, 150 North 6th Street, 215.854.5791, Philly.com/blackjoyevent

Science and art come together at this year’s Paleopalooza, a weekend family festival of musical dinosaur puppetry, live animal shows of dinosaur descendants, rare dinosaur fossils, and even a look at the prehistoric sky, March 4-5, at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Visitors can watch as Alaskan artist Ray Troll uses chalk to recreate the famous Hadrosaurus foulkii on a giant chalkboard in the Drawn to Dinosaurs exhibit. Field Station: Dinosaurs explores the eating habits and table manners of our favorite dinosaurs in a lively interactive show of puppetry set to music. Academy paleontologist Ted Daeschler, fresh from a research expedition to Antarctica, will describe his amazing adventure and Devonian fossil finds in a fascinating presentation. The Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts will take visitors on a star-filled tour of the prehistoric sky, demonstrating what T. rex would have seen when he took a break from devouring other dinosaurs to gaze up at the sky.
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.

Know of any shopping, dining, happenings, or other inside information you think would be appropriate for IN Center City? Email us at: events@centercityphila.org
Brought to you by the Center City District
and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation
Public Ledger Building
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