What To Do Tonight
While Prohibition Repeal Day is officially celebrated on December 5th — the day in 1933 when Prohibition was fully repealed — April 7th is actually the day that the Cullen-Harrison Act took effect, legalizing the sale of low-alcohol beer and wine. And since you always need a reason to go out after work for a drink, I say that’s reason enough. So head to your favorite taproom and have a pint or two, local of course. (Does anyone in Philly actually drink Yuengling anymore?)
The only thing going on tonight that I think you should break plans to take part in is the Philadelphia Film Society’s screening of Psycho ($6-$10) at the Prince Music Theater. Chances are, you’ve only seen this in your living room, and this is a rare chance to see Hitchcock’s horror classic in the way it was intended. To get you in the mood, here’s a fascinating Weekend Edition segment all about the master’s suspenseful music.
Otherwise, Theatre Exile goes into previews with Conor McPherson’s Shining City, which the New York Times once called “as close to perfection as modern playwriting gets”. Tickets to tonight’s performance are $18, and once the show opens on Friday, they go as high as $40.