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Tonight Picks: Dinner At New Restaurants, Happy Hour At Abe Fisher, Grilled Cheese Happy Hour At Di Bruno Bros., Main Line Restaurant Week And More

There’s no better time to take advantage of Philadelphia’s great restaurants, happy hours, theater and special dinner promotions (Main Line Restaurant Week!) than on a rainy evening.

For easy dinner planning, the city is home to a slew of fantastic new restaurants. Check out our guideto the top restaurant openings.

Di Bruno Bros. adds a twist to its free beer and cheese happy hour tonight by serving up artisanal grilled cheese paired with hard cider. Talk about a comfort meal!

Our top picks for tonight, below. Note that Dilworth Park’s alfresco programming is canceled for the evening — the alfresco shopping market will happen tomorrow instead.

• New Restaurants

Spend this cloudy Wednesday dining at one of Philly’s fantastic new restaurants. From French fare to a grab-and-go hummus spot, there’s something for everyone. Our picks? La Peg, Abe Fisher, Bardot and so much more. Check out our full guide. Dinner plans, check!

When: Thursday, September 25
Where: Participating Restaurants
Cost: Pay as you go

• Happy Hour at Abe Fisher

Abe Fisher recently debuted a brand-new daily happy hour from 5 to 6 p.m. Enjoy $7 wine, cocktails and small plates at the bar. Take up the opportunity to try one of the city’s most anticipated new restaurants on the cheap.

When: Thursday, September 25, 5-6 p.m.
Where: Abe Fisher, 1623 Sansom Street
Cost: Pay as you go

• Free Grilled Cheese and Cider Happy Hour At Di Bruno Bros.

Warm up on this rainy evening with artisan grilled cheese and hard cider at Di Bruno Bro.’s free Thursday happy hour. Sip three ciders from Woodchuck each paired with a different grilled cheese — three cheese focaccia, French onion brisket and cheddar and chutney. The happy hour runs from 5 to 7 p.m.

When: Thursday, September 25, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Di Bruno Bros. Franklin Market, 9th and Sansom Streets
Cost: Free

• Main Line Restaurant Week

Looking for a dinner idea? Hit up Main Line Restaurant Week, which brings dinner deals — ranging from $10 to $50 — to more than 20 restaurants in the Main Line and Western suburbs of Philadelphia.

When: Thursday, September 25
Where: Participating Restaurants
Cost: $10-$50; Plus tax and gratuity

• La Bête at the Arden Theatre Company

Add some comedy to your day with La Bête, an uproarious comedy written entirely in rhymed iambic pentameter that opens the Arden Theatre Company’s new season. It tells the tale of an acting troupe that finds itself in a quandary when forced to take on a street performer. Tickets start at $36 and are available online.

When: Thursday, September 25, 8 p.m.
Where: Arden Theater Company, 40 N. 2nd Street
Cost: $36-$50

• Red Bull Canvas Cooler

Starting tonight, the Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project lands in Philadelphia for the first time. Filling the gallery space at Arch Enemy Arts, the exhibition promises innovative works from local artists — each artist was tasked with turning a Red Bull cooler into a work of art. The opening, which runs from 8 to 11 p.m. this evening, is free and open to the public. RSVP is required, though. Click hereto register.

When: Thursday, September 25, 8-11 p.m.
Where: Arch Enemy Arts, 109-111 Arch Street
Cost: Free

• Develop Your Wine IQ at Pinot Boutique

Learn all about wine at Pinot Boutique’s Wine IQ class. From 7 to 8 p.m., learn about wine storage and serving in addition to the differences between full body and light body wines and how different acids impact your favorite wines. Tickets are $25 per person.

When: Thursday, September 25, 7-8 p.m.
Where: Pinot Boutique, 227 Market Street
Cost: $25

• King Lear at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

If you’re looking for an authentic re-staging of a Shakespearean drama, be sure to catch King Lear at Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. The nationally-touring show is staged by London-based Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Company and stars Joseph Marcell — who is best-known being the butler Geoffrey on the hit series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air — as Lear. Tickets are available online.

When: Thursday, September 25, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut Street
Cost: $20-$65

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