Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bucket List July 19 - July 25 Philadelphia, The Greatest City Never Sold

Along with record heat, this week brings more free movies, great happy hours and great events to attend to the Philly bucket list for Philadelphia:

Tuesday, July 19: It's a big kid's dream meal: Grilled Cheese and Beer. Find it at World Cafe Live tonight at 7 p.m. for $35. There are still tickets available for the craft beer and gourmet cheese extravaganza here. Also at 7 p.m., scope some live jazz music 
at Veteran’s Memorial Park at 31st and Girard Ave and treat yourself to some cupcakes and vendy cuisine from award-winning trucks at the scene - and don't forget to thank Brewerytown Living.

Wednesday, July 20:
 Wednesday's in summer are awesome, and if you're willing to brave the heat there's plenty to do. Listen to music as the West Philadelphia Orchestra will light up Penn Museum's
 $5 Summer Nights Music Series from 5-8 p.m.  Get a drink in Center City during Center City Sips happy hour from 5-7. (Hint: Check out the birthday party at Marathon at 1818 Market St. for free appetizers and giveaways) Catch a free movie as long as you bring your own chair for the 2011 Indie Film Series, featuring Night Catches Us at Headhouse Square on South Street OR pay $10 to see 12 Monkeys at Eastern State Penitentiary where it was filmed. If you're looking for a party, head to the Main Line - Join AroundMainLine.com at Gullifty's Gaarden from 5 to 8 p.m. for some complimentary bites and happy hour brews at Gullifty's (1149 W Lancaster Avenue in Rosemont, PA).

Thursday, July 21:  As usual, Old City Social on Thursdays means happy hour from 6-8 p.m. with $3 Hoegaarden, Skyy vodka and Don Q Rum drinks. While you're in Old City, stop by my favorite Cuban spot, Cuba Libre, for hora feliz. It's Heminmingway's 112th Birthday so Cuba Libre is serving up his favorite beverage, a Papa Doble, for $5 - plus $4 small plates. In case you aren't well-versed in Hemmingspeak, a papa doble is a giant freaking double daiquiri - perfect for this sweltering weather If you'll be in the Passyunk area instead, try some free international beer tastings at The Bottle Shop. For a free happy hour, check out Know It All Philly - a free happy hour at Mac's Tavern supporting an animal charity! Also, as usual NBC and B101 present the Thursday Night Free Movie at Penn's Landing. This week's flick? The Social Network, so with all the commotion going on, IPOs of social networks and scandals, don't miss out. 

Friday, July 22: Watch the Camden River Shark's fireworks without boring yourself to death through the gam - stake a spot at Penn's Landing and let the show begin (around 7 p.m.) to the tunes of a free smooth jazz show. If you're looking for something more classy, consider going to the Art After 5 exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Their Martinis on the Portico drink menu is sure to please, and after your $16 admission, there are free guided tours. Plus, you'll be treated to the croonings of a lively Cuban-American jazz singer, Venissa Santi.

Saturday, July 23: Happy National Hot Dog Day! From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Silicon Gallery Fine Art Prints at 139 North 3rd Street is celebrating with free hot dogs for those who bring gently used baby stuff for charity. If you don't have kids, well I guess you'll have to snag something off a passing stroller. If you do have kids, then check out WXPN's eXPoNential Musical Festival started Friday and runs until Sunday. It's $30 for an adult and only $5 for kids, though dropping kids under 12 off and leaving them for a couple hours is socially frowned-upon. (If you get bored and want to plan ahead, think about this: University City Dining Days: pre-set $15, $25 and $25 menus until July 28th)
Sunday, July 24: As a horse-back rider, I believe polo is a beautiful and exciting sport - where else do you get to zip around on horses and whack a ball with a club? Today, see Brandywine Polo Club face off in the Philadelphia Cup Polo Match at their location in bumble-uh, Toughkenamon, PA. You can even get VIP access with this Groupon: $50 - if the polo isn't a big enough draw, consider the high-class open bar and buffet. Dress to impress and your pic could end up on the society pages... If your wallet won't allow you to class it up, the Awesomefest Free Movie at the Piazza at Schmidt's is Orbit - a tale of planets. A good way to unwind and fall asleep on a Sunday...

Monday, July 25:  Coming Soon: (Again, try University City Dining Days: pre-set $15, $25 and $25 menus until July 28th - or possibly hit up one of my favorite happy hours :)

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