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Some food with your art

Stir, the elevated restaurant concept, is reopening Sept. 18 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for walk-ins

Stir restaurant
Image | Steve Legato

Stir, the elevated restaurant concept designed by architect Frank Gehry and helmed by executive chef Mark Tropea, is reopening Sept. 18 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for walk-ins. As part of the reopening, Stir will also be debuting a newly imagined menu that features ingredients from farms around the Greater Philadelphia region. Reservations via OpenTable will be available beginning Sept. 23. Learn more at philamuseum.org.

Image | Sara Espinoza

Cuba Libre celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 through Oct. 15) with a Cuban-inspired celebration of hope. The month-long commemoration will feature an “Esperanza Sparkling Mojito” and, from Oct. 1-15, a special prix-fixe Esperanza menu. At $39, the three-course meal includes numerous traditional dishes from the restaurant’s menu, as well as a limited-time reintroduction of a pre-COVID favorite and classic Cuban entrée, Vaca Frita (braised, shredded and seared brisket, roasted onions, citrus-garlic mojo, white rice, Cuban black beans). For more information, visit CubaLibreRestaurant.com.

Image | Denise Jans

Movie and music

In 2018, Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” quickly became a global sensation and cultural phenomenon, showing a new dimension of what superhero films could be. Now you can relive the excitement of T’Challa becoming king and battling Killmonger, all while the Mann Center Festival Orchestra performs Ludwig Göransson’s Oscar- and Grammy-winning score. The fun takes place Sept. 25 at 8pm at the Mann Center. Check out manncenter.org/events for more information.


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