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Interested in big nights on Thursdays? The Old City district in northeast Philly is the main center for historic preservation but stays upbeat with things like widely advertised Thursday happy hours! Old City is lined with history, charming local shops and famous dining. The liberty bell, independence hall and the home of Betsy Ross are just a few of the major sites to see during the day. Tours are offered regularly on a daily basis, but don?t start too late because there are a lot of National treasures to discover. In the works is an action plan referred to as the ?Old City Vision? which will reshape the street sides by preserving history and blending in a twist of modern architecture. Authentic souvenirs as well as famous Philly cheese steaks are also a must while in this district. Old City also has an event called first Fridays. On the first Friday of every month, shops and galleries stay open late with offers of wine, cheese, and special exhibits. Strolling underneath the streetlights on bona fide brick sidewalks is a great way to spend a relaxing evening in Philadelphia.
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Halloween Horcrux Hunt
at The Victoria Freehouse
This Halloween, find the seven horcruxes before time runs out in Old City. Drink specials along the way incase you need a butter beer or potion to help plan how to find the next horcrux.
Nikki Giovanni | A Good Cry: What We Learn from Tears and Laught
at Free Library Author Events
Cost: FREE “One of the finest poets of our time” (Ebony), Nikki Giovanni is the author of nearly 30 books, including the collections Acolytes; Black Feeling, Black Talk, Black Judgment; Those Who Ride the Night Winds; and Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea. A
Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention
at Pennsylvania Convention Center - Philadelphia, PA (Philly)
The 20th Annual Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention will be held February 9th-11th, 2017 at the Philadelphia Convention Center. Villain Arts' legendary, World-Famous tattoo expo will be in their hometown for the twentieth year in a row to showcase tatt