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This Week in Philly

this week in philly

Monday January 23

  • Center City District Restaurant Week is here! Participating restaurants will offer three-course dinners at $35 and three-course lunches for $20. Check out some of our top picks [1, 2, 3] and stay tuned for some Dining Spotlight reviews coming soon.
  • Dashboard Confessional, Vinyl Theatre, and This Wild Life are coming together to play at the TLA. Get your tickets!

Tuesday January 24

  • Philadelphia magazine and Verizon are partnering to present Do Philly Better. Enjoy some of the dishes that made the cut in January’s issue for Philly’s 50 Best Restaurants. 
  • Hear from Philly’s finest musicians and belt out your own tunes at the HYPE!’s Showcase and Open Mic Event at 8 p.m. on South Street.

Wednesday January 25

  • Watch as legendary broadcaster Larry Kane interviews Mayor Jim Kenney on the anniversary of his first year in office.
  • Join leaders of innovative skincare line Rodan + Fields for a business presentation on how to redefine your future and launch your own business. All are welcome to the presentation at the Marriott Hotel Conshohocken.

Thursday January 26

  • Join QOTA’s monthly happy hour on East Passyunk Avenue for all LGBT neighbors, friends and allies. This month’s will take place at Lucky 13 at 6:00 pm.
  • Did you know the Free Library of Philadelphia has a demonstration kitchen on the fourth floor? Join Food Educator Lauren Nixon for a collaborative workshop on One Pot Meals to learn stress-free home cooking.

Friday January 27

  • Dine and dance next to the finest cars in the world at the 2017 Philadelphia Auto Show’s Black Tie Tailgate. Attendees will also get a sneak peek of the luxurious automobiles while benefiting the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
  • Celebrate Chinese New Year at Yakitori Boy* with special performances and lion dancing from the Philadelphia Suns. Lucky customers will get a chance to spin a wheel and win amazing prizes, including karaoke gift certificates.

Saturday January 28

  • Warm up at Chaddsford Winery with chili samples paired alongside flavorful wines at the Chaddsford Chili Cookoff. This tasty event features wine tastings, warm mulled wine, fire pits, and a complimentary tour.
  • Experience a black tie evening with spectacular music and dining at the Academy of Music 160th Anniversary Concert and Ball. Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin will lead the Philadelphia Orchestra throughout the night.
  • Sip your favorite craft beers while enjoying to live music and games at Xfinity Live’s 2017 Winterfest Live! There will be more than 150 beers to taste, including winter favorites like lagers, porters, and stouts in a custom stein.
  • G. Love & Special Sauce are taking over the Electric Factory, performing alternative, blues, and hip-hop. Doors open at 8:30 p.m.

Sunday January 29

  • Learn how to make an authentic Chinese food favorite at Yin Meets Yang’s Dumpling Making Party in Chinatown. Plus, enjoy complimentary wine tastings!
  • Get your portfolio critiqued by design professionals at GDLOFT’s Coffee and Critique event from 10 a.m. until noon.


* Yakitori Boy is a client of Philly PR Girl.