What To Do Tonight
There are still (not surprisingly) tickets around for the budget-busting Vino Vitae event at the Constitution Center. $149/person gets you a private tour of the Ancient Rome & America exhibit followed by a winy five-course Max & Me dinner in the Chairman’s Room with the sommelier from Mastroberardino, one of Italy’s oldest winemakers. To make a reservation, call 215-409-6700. Oh, and I gave away a pair of tickets to this in last week’s Weekender, my awesome newsletter that you should go sign up for now.
A far more affordable – though none less filling – option would be Bar Ferdinand‘s 13-plates-for-$35 ($60 with wine) dinner. Foobooz has all the details.
For theatrics, go see Macbeth at Philly Shakespeare Theatre. They just opened it, and there’s a 7 p.m. showing tonight ($35). I haven’t been able to make it in yet, but I’ve been hearing wonderful things. It’s in a tiny space, so the choreographed fight scenes are said to be particularly intense. Go check it out. $35.
As for me, I’m going to try to slip over to the free (the key word here being “free”) appearance by Marilyn Johnson at the Free Library. She’s an obituary expert, having written them for Johnny Cash, Princess Di, and Jackie O, which is pretty cool in and of itself. And her new book, This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All, is blowing up all over the place. She’s on the Parkway at 7:30 p.m.