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Mid-September 2018

  Happenings Inside
IN Center City

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Restaurant Week is Almost Here!
Starting September 23, over 110 Center City restaurants will offer three-course dinners for only $35 and three-course lunches for $20 and featured cocktails from presenting sponsors Jim Beam Black and Effen Vodka.

Click Here for the full list of restaurants, menus, and easy online reservations through OpenTable.

While there, you can enter the contest for 52 gift certificates from Center City restaurants! Follow @PhilaRestWeek on Twitter and Instagram for the latest #CCDRW news. Lyft is the preferred ride of Center City District Restaurant Week. New riders will receive $10 off their first ride using the code CCDFall18.

Center City District Restaurant Week is also sponsored by TD Bank, OpenTable, and supported by PHLCVB.


Philadelphia's center stage shines with PNC presents Live @ Lunch, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, Noon-1:30pm. Stop by each week for a showcase of international sounds from local musicians. PNC presents Live @ Lunch is curated by The Met Philadelphia, opening December 2018.
September 19: House of Hamill
September 20: Rafael Ponde
September 26: SD Deluxe
September 27: Kol Tov Klezmer
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15 Street, 215.440.5500, DilworthPark.org

Through October 14

Lantern Theater Company
St. Stephen's Theater
923 Ludlow Street

Opens September 20

Arden Theatre Company
40 North 2nd Street

September 20-22
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Verizon Hall
Kimmel Center
300 South Broad Street

Opens September 21
And Europe Will Be Stunned

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

September 21, 23, 26, 28 and 30
Lucia di Lammermoor

Opera Philadelphia
Academy of Music
240 South Broad Street

September 21
Artist Bash: Fierce Women

Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

September 23
Hasan Minhaj: Before The Storm

Merriam Theater
250 South Broad Street

September 24
Maxwell King- The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers, with David "Mr. McFeely" Newell

Free Library of Philadelphia
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street

September 28
Dinos After Dark

The Academy of Natural Sciences of
Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Center City Fit keeps going in Dilworth Park this fall! Come to City Hall for free weekly group fitness programs with expert trainers from Optimal Sport Health Clubs. They'll lead Zumba (Monday at 6pm) and cardio kickboxing (Tuesday at 6pm) classes every single week.
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15 Street, 215.440.5500, DilworthPark.org


Shop Center City This Fall!
Visit ShopCenterCityPhilly.com to meet our fall ambassadors Sharon Pinkenson and Joe Weiss, and take a tour of their favorite places to shop, eat, drink and play in Center City. Explore all that downtown Philadelphia has to offer, including great retail specials (Including Shop Center City Saturday on September 29!) and Philly Fashion Week events:

September 26, 7pm: Philadelphia Fashion Incubator 2018 Designers-In-Residence Fashion Show
Join the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator in the City Hall Courtyard for an exclusive first look at the Spring 2019 Collections from the Incubator’s Designers-In-Residence, hosted by Kristin Detterline, Editor-in-Chief of Philadelphia Style Magazine. Click here for tickets.

September 28, 5pm: Philly Fashion Week Trend Show on Dilworth Park
It's a fun evening of fashion presented by Philadelphia Fashion Week! The free show will feature Philadelphia Fashion Incubator alumni and premier Center City retailers. Purchase your favorite looks on-site at the Shop the Runway event after the show. Click here to RSVP.

A Fall Party on the Row!
Join The Jewelers’ Row District on September 22, 12-5pm, to welcome the fall season with games, entertainment, food and drinks and family-friendly activities for all ages. It's the First Annual Jewelers’ Row District Fall Block Party, on Sansom Street between 7th & 8th streets. The event will also include a LOVE Corner with wedding vendors. Come stroll down historic brick-paved Sansom Street to enjoy not only the best window shopping in Philadelphia, but the oldest diamond district in America, dating back to 1851!
Jewelers' Row, Sansom Street between 7th and 8th streets, JRow.org

This Fall- Blues, Booze & Brews Wednesdays!
The Met Philadelphia
brings the music to Dilworth Park Wednesdays this fall, with Blues, Booze & Brews! From 5-7pm, enjoy the soulful vibes, along with $5 Bud Light, $6 wine, and $7 seasonal cocktails, along with specialty Maker's Mark cocktails. Fall fare will be available at the Air Grille.
September 19: Hannah Taylor & Rekardo Lee Trio
September 26: Greg Sover Band
October 3: S.T.O.P.
October 10: John Train Band
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, 215.440.5500, DilworthPark.org

Art at Suburban Station
Cafe URBA in Suburban Station is hosting an outdoor art fair! They're working with local music label Good Sadie to bring you an artist-run flea market September 23, 10am-4pm. Entry is $5 with a free cup of coffee. Click here for more info and a list of artists. With grab-n-go or made-to-order food, coffee, smoothies, and delicious locally-sourced pastries, as well as outdoor seating, stair and elevator access to City Hall and LOVE Park, Cafe URBA is the cafe for commuters.
Cafe URBA, Suburban Station Concourse, 1500 John F Kennedy Blvd, 215.496.7207, CafeUrba.com

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. Visit ShopCenterCityPhilly.com to see the eclectic mix of national and independent retailers that await you downtown!


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