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10 Cool Events Happening This Week in Philly

Manayunk Restaurant Week

Now-April 24th | Manayunk


The Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival is a kickoff celebration to Manayunk Restaurant Week. Some of Manayunk’s finest eateries will be highlighting exclusive three course meals which will be offered at $15, $25, and $35 price ranges. This is an affair that you don’t want to miss out on!


Barbacoa All-You-Can-Eat Pop-Up Dinner

April 21st | 7 pm | Han Dynasty


The critically acclaimed South Philly Barbacoa (food truck) hits Han Dynasty for an all-you-can-eat blowout in the private dining room for a mere $20 per person. Famous for their Mexican food this will be the best of both worlds with a Chinese/Mexican mash-up.  Guests are also welcome to order off Han Dynasty’s regular menu and drink all you want; everything aside from the Barbacoa meal is pay-as-you-go.


Penn Relays

April 23rd-25th | Franklin Field


The Penn Relays Carnival is going into its 120th year.  Each year this event draws 100,000 people to the city each year.  Spectators will get to witness world class athletes as well as attend the many activities and parties centered around this historic event.


Philadelphia Science Festival

April 24th-May 2nd | Various Locations


The Philadelphia Science Festival is a nine-day, community-wide celebration of science that takes place annually in April, featuring lectures, debates, hands-on activities, special exhibitions and a variety of other informal science education experiences for Philadelphians of all ages.


2nd Annual Arbrew Festival

April 24th | 4-7 pm | Yard’s Brewing Company


Celebrate #ArbrewDay 2015! Yards is a proud partner of TreePhilly. An initiative from Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy, TreePhilly offers FREE YARD TREES for city residents, and connects them with the resources they need to plant and care for their own urban forests, making for a cleaner, greener city. #ArbrewDay is our collaboration with TreePhilly, where we come together at local bars to give away trees for your yard, and Yards for your mouth!


Science After Hours: 8- Bit Night

April 24th | 7-10 pm | The Franklin Institute


Science After Hours Presents: 5th Annual Philadelphia Science Festival Kick-Off Party: 8-Bit Night Join us for the 2015 Philadelphia Science Festival Kickoff Celebration! This opening night extravaganza will feature over 40 activities. Be a pinball wizard, play Galaga in the Fels Planetarium, dissect an arcade machine, and enjoy music from  your favorite video games!


17th Annual Manayunk BBQ, Bourbon & Blues Craft Beer Fest

April 25th | 1-5 pm | Manyunk Brewery & Restaurant


Now in it’s 17th year,The 17th Annual Manayunk BBQ, Bourbon & Blues Craft Beer Fest is a beer lover’s delight offers 4+ hours of tastings of 60+ craft beers made by some of the best craft breweries. Enjoy live blues & bands all day long. Multiple serving areas & rooms! Plus, this year we have added bourbon samples, BBQ samples, vendors, and more!


Center City Jazz Festival

April 25th | 1-7 pm | Various Locations


The Fourth Annual Center City Jazz Festival presents a lineup of blockbuster performers on Saturday, April 25h as part of Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month. Attendees can expect a jam-packed schedule of 19 bands performing at five venues over six hours, all within walking distance of each other in the heart of Center City. One ticket provides access to all performances.


Temple Alumni Diner en Cherry

April 25th | 6-10 pm | TBD


New in 2015, an all alumni party that is sure to leave you talking until next year. Modeled after the Parisian pop-up dinner party, Dîner en Blanc, we’re adding a Temple touch and hosting the inaugural “Dîner en Cherry” to celebrate Alumni Weekend. Cost: $45* per person $30* for alumni 30 and under *Registration fee includes three course meal and two drink tickets per person.


Evening Cocktail Brunch

April 25th | 7-10 pm | Impact Hub


oin Mia & Me Catering as we host our 2nd Evening Cocktail Brunch. This event will showcase our seasonal brunch hors d’oeuvre menu. The event will include an open bar, specialty drink stations, three food stations, passed hors d’ oeuvres and a live band. While guests are entering violinist Laina Befree will be on hand to set the tone for the evening with soft and calming instrumental music from her violin.

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