September 21, 2012 by Entertainment Desk
Standard Tap’s Annual Sausage Fest
It’s the best of times, it’s the wurst of times… Enjoy plates of sausage — all flavors, shapes and sizes — paired with some of the area’s tastiest Oktoberfest beers!
When Standard Tap opened its doors in December 1999, our goal was simple: to create a neighborhood tavern that featured great beer and wholesome food. With that in mind, we offer a draft-only beer selection that highlights the vast array of styles crafted by breweries located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Our food menu both complements the beer and expands the notion of what pub food can be. We use only the best available produce, poultry, meats and seafood — much of it from area farms and local vendors – to create fresh, seasonal dishes.
Standard Tap at 901 N. 2nd St.
Friday, September 21 – Thursday, September 27
Pay as you go
The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents: Art After 5
Friday evenings take on a whole new groove with Art After 5, a unique blend of entertainment from 5–8:45 p.m. With an eclectic mix of international music on the first Friday of each month, and recognized and emerging jazz artists performing all other Fridays, it’s a stylish way to start your weekend.
The Great Stair Hall is transformed into an intimate cabaret for Art After 5 performances. Starr Events serves up fun, sharable snacks and light supper options, as well as cocktails, wine and beer to compliment the live entertainment. Relax at a table with waiter service or stop by the bar.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art at 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Friday, September 21, 5-8:45 p.m.
Kimmel Center presents: Sequence 8 by 7 Fingers
Fresh from their 2011 Live Arts Festival hit Traces, 7 Fingers returns with the U.S. premiere of “Sequence 8.” The Montreal-based circus company is known for creating circus at a human scale — placing the extraordinary element of circus in ordinary contexts, putting into focus identifiable characters with dramatic arcs leading to their moments of physical exploits. In “Sequence 8” emotions are so heightened they spring into action, relationships transform and evolve until they create actual velocity. Set not in a specific time or place but rather on a vertical canvas, this acrobatic dance and theater piece contemplates the role of the other, and how we define ourselves through and against it.
‘A gorgeously pure, loose, and personal circus.’ — Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune
Kimmel Center at 1500 Walnut St.
Friday, September 21 – Sunday, September 23; times vary
Admission: prices range from $20 – $55
Penn Museum hosts Apocalypse Film Series
Did the Maya predict the end of the world in December 2012? Does the fate of humanity lie in the liquid metal hands of the Terminator? Find out how to survive the end of days, with a different apocalyptic scenario each month during this film series. The series will kick off with “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.” The series is paired along with the Penn Museum’s Maya 2012: Lords of Time exhibition. In the first installment, pick up skills on how to outrun Skynet’s T-1000 Terminator, and compete in a Terminator trivia contest at intermission! Cash bar and snacks available. For more information, call 215.898.2680.
Penn Museum at 3260 South Street
Wednesdays, September 26, October 24, November 28, 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Pay what you want
Digging the City: Archaeological Discoveries from the Philadelphia Waterfront
Independence Seaport Museum partnered with URS Corp. to present “Digging the City: Archaeological Discoveries from the Philadelphia Waterfront.” The exhibition, located in the museum’s second floor Community Gallery, presents objects uncovered during the construction of I-95. “Digging the City” will be on display at the Seaport Museum from September 21 through February 3, 2013 and is included with regular museum admission.
Native American settlements and historic alleys, streets and wharves are still buried below the open spaces adjacent to I-95. The archaeological discoveries highlighted in the exhibition bring to life the experience of our waterfront’s historic inhabitants. The exhibition presents a snapshot of the area and how it evolved over time, from its earliest residents through the city’s industrial era.
URS archaeologists, following the National Historic Preservation Act, are preserving the historic waterfront through scientific excavation and research. This research will recreate historical life at distinct points in time from 2,500 B.C. to A.D. 1900.
Independence Seaport Museum at Penn’s Landing
September 21 – February 3, 2013
Admission: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, children, college students and military