St. Practice Daze at McGillin's Olde Ale House
Fri.-Sat., Feb. 24-25, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $2 cover
McGillin's is prepping for St. Paddy's with a month of shamrock-y events, kicking off with "St. Practice Daze." They'll be serving Irish comfort food in addition to their regular menu, with dishes like corned beef and cabbage and shepherd's pie. To wash that down, they'll have Sly Fox's O'Reilly's Stout and Lancaster Brewing Co.'s milk stout on tap, as well as Irish cocktails. McGillin's Olde Ale House, 1310 Drury St., 215-735-5562, mcgillins.com.
Bierfest at the German Society of Pennsylvania
Sat., Feb. 25, 1-5 p.m. $18-$53
Philly Roller Girls and the German Society of Pennsylvania are teaming up to bring you their first-ever Bierfest. They've brought together 12 breweries from around the state to pour tastes of German beers, with eats from Brauhaus Schmitz, an industry discussion panel and live music. A VIP ticket gets you access to a seminar on the history of local German-style beer prior to the event. Purchase tickets via the Bierfest website or surcharge-free via phone. German Society of Pennsylvania, 611 Spring Garden St., 215-627-2332, germansociety.org/bierfest2012.
Roundeye Pop-Up No. 2 at Matyson
Sun., Feb. 26, 5 p.m. until the food runs out, pay as you go
Ben Puchowitz and Shawn Darragh, the boys behind January's Roundeye Noodle Bar event, are hosting another pop-up. The menu will differ slightly this time, with new dishes like vegetarian mushroom-miso soup. (Tweaked versions of the pork-belly ramen and duck pho will remain available.) As opposed to a first-come-first-served system, they will be taking phone reservations this time, starting Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. Matyson, 37 S. 19th St., 215-564-2925, roundeyenoodle.com.
Academy Awards Screening at 10 Arts
Sun., Feb. 26, 7-11 p.m., pay as you go
Watch the Academy Awards in style at 10 Arts. The Ritz-Carlton is holding a screening with Champagne and bites courtesy of chef Nathan Volz. Jimmy Contreras of phillystreetstyle.com and Inquirer fashion writer Elizabeth Wellington will be presenting live commentary during the show. RSVP by emailing email@example.com or by calling 267-687-0223 by 5 p.m. on Thu., Feb. 23. 10 Arts, Ritz-Carlton, 10 S. Broad St., 215-523-8273, 10arts.com.