Happy Hour: Head down to Old City tonight for cheap drinks and eats at Mad River. The bar and restaurant will feature $3 cocktails, $3 wines, $3 beers and half-priced appetizers from 5p.m. until 7 p.m. Food specials include their legendary wings, chicken tenders, angry chicken quesadillas and much more. Stick around for Thirsty Thursday Bud Light and Smirnoff drink specials from 9 p.m. until 11 p.m. Mad River Old City, 126 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106, +21, 5 p.m.
Open Mic: Old City Coffee will host its annual open acoustic mic night featuring the best singers, guitarists, keyboardists and poets in the city. Bring your friends, have a cup of coffee and relax with the talent on stage. Be sure to get there early for sign-ups. Old City Coffee, 221 Church Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106, Free, 7 p.m.
Patrice O’Neal: Funny man Patrice O’Neal is live at Helium tonight. The comedian, actor and radio personality is best known for his observational humor and satire. You may remember him from his roles on Chappelle’s Show, Web Junk 20 and The Office. See O’Neal tonight for only $20. Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103, +21, $20, 8 p.m.