#PhillyFive Things to Do: Dec. 9, 2014
Today’s forecast is looking nice.
Today's forecast is looking nice.
For history: President Reagan's arms control director and now author Ken Adelman discusses his book "Reagan at Reykjavik: Forty-Eight Hours that Ended the Cold War," in which Adelman accompanied Reagan to a summit with Mikhail Gorbachev. The free talk will begin at noon today at the National Constitution Center (525 Arch St.).
For an after-hours tour: Stay late at the Hagley Museum and Library (298 Buck Rd., East Greenville, Del.) tonight for a candlelit tour of the du Pont family residence, decked out in holiday decorations, beginning at 5 p.m.
For a taste of Spain: Chef Jose Garces presents five courses of Spanish fare featuring high-end ham Jamón Ibérico with menu offerings like hand-carved Jamón Ibérico, braised Ibérico belly with diver scallops, heirloom carrots and sauce pastis and more. The special menu (in addition to traditional menu choices) is served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Garces Trading Company (1111 Locust St.).
For a boozy raffle: Purchase a raffle ticket, vote for which local brewer (including Jeremy Meyers of Neshaminy Creek, Jessica Streeter of Naked, Tom Kehoe of Yards and many others) you'd want to win a trip to Belgium and try some of their exclusive beers. One random attendee will be selected to travel to overseas with their brewer of choice, courtesy of Philly Beer Week. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at City Tap House Logan Square (2 Logan Square).
For a musical farewell: Denton, Texas indie rockers Centro-Matic play one final Philly show at Boot and Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) tonight. Minimalist Joseph O'Connell a.k.a. Elephant Mica provides opening support for the 8:30 p.m. show.