A farcical plot to woo a beautiful lady descends upon ancient Rome throughout the musical comedy A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. With his freedom at stake, a crafty slave invests all his time and energy in securing his shy master's romantic ambitions. However, along the way, this hapless wingman tumbles into a cluster of zany characters and situations that spiral into a vortex of mistaken identities, wild chases, and side-splitting humor. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, one of composer Stephen Sondheim’s earliest works, pays tribute to the most absurd of vaudevillian shows and netted a mantle's worth of Tony Awards during its original Broadway run.
• For $20, you get a ticket for general-admission lawn seating (a $29.75 value before fees, or up to a $40.25 value online, including all ticketing fees). • For $31, you get a ticket for reserved seating in sections 200–204 (a $49.75 value before fees, or up to a $62.75 value online, including all ticketing fees).
In 2012, a group of well-connected Philly nightlife entrepreneurs transformed an old Spaghetti Warehouse restaurant in the Spring Garden neighborhood into Union Transfer, and it quickly became one of the most popular music venues in the city. Several nights a week, this mid-size, 1,000-capacity club books generally indie and small-label national touring bands: the garagey Heartless Bastards, retro-soul purveyors Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and the synthy electronic-music trio Chvrches are the types of bands that grace Union Transfer’s stage. Shows are general admission with limited seating available in the upstairs balcony. Most concertgoers stand in the main floor area in front of the stage. During all-ages shows, concertgoers need a wristband to access one of the three bars.
First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia promotes acceptance, understanding, and equality in spirituality. All are welcomed here. Join them for a service on Sundays where they draw from many different faiths, beliefs, and philosophies in order to express and understand the world around them. There are several programs at First Unitarian including programs for children, the arts, theater, human justice, LGBT, music, sexual education, ushers, and adult religious education. The church also offers services for life dedications, marriage ceremonies, funerals, and memorial services. Celebrate being alive, faith, and community with the congregation of First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia.
The Mann Center is a prepossessing structure from anywhere you sit in the semi-covered amphitheater—all huge, rough slabs of timber that evoke the setting for a barn dance held by elegant giants. Even the lawn section isn’t an ordinary lawn: from the top of the steep hill where the theater perches, audiences can see not only the performers lighting up the stage below but also the canopy of trees in surrounding Fairmount Park and the city skyline just beyond.
Chow down on all of your pub favorites at Sweeney's Station Saloon. Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet. Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new. Don't miss the happy hour food and drink specials, where a great bargain is always in sight. Ideal for birthday parties or other large get-togethers, Sweeney's Station Saloon has all the room you'll need to be comfortable. The live music and dance floor at Sweeney's Station Saloon are perfect for those who want to boogie the night away. Decibels can approach upper limits at this restaurant, so it's best to leave quiet conversation for another time.
The restaurant's "rush" is all weekend long, so diners should be prepared to wait for a table. Take it nice and easy at Sweeney's Station Saloon, where casual dress is the rule of the day.
Your tab at Sweeney's Station Saloon will usually run to about $30 per guest. It's strictly cash-only at Sweeney's Station Saloon, so make a trip to the ATM first.