1/26: Singers, Spices and Smarty-Pants

Happy Hour: If you’re in the mood for something a little spicy and feel like venturing out of your comfort zone, head to Palace at the Ben for happy hour. With complimentary appetizers ranging from pakora to kababs and drink specials on beer, wine and specialty drinks it’s no wonder why this swanky Indian restaurant is adored by so many in the city. Have a seat in their luxurious lounge area or stay for dinner and grab a table in their elegant dining room. Plus, every weekday, the Ben offers an executive buffet luncheon for only $9.95. Palace at the Ben, 834 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107, Free, 4:30 p.m.

Addison Grove: High school friends, Addison Grove, are a tight-knit alternative rock band out of West Chester. Known for their vibrant stage presence, Addison Grove is joined by Mother Redcap and Kevin James Devine tonight at the M-Room. Mother Redcap also hails from Pa. and draw influences from the Beatles, Springsteen, Pink Floyd and the Replacements. Singer-songwriter Devine has been nominated as Philly’s favorite emerging artist. All three acts for under $10 --  you can’t beat this great deal even if you tried. Manhattan Room, 15 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19125, +21, $8, 8 p.m.

Cravin’ Cavanaugh’s: Test your smarts tonight in everyone’s favorite pub game -- Quizzo. Hosted by Irish John, Cavanaugh’s is giving away sweet prizes for the winners. Prizes include small things like key chains all the way to big things, like free bar tabs. Free beer? Who doesn’t love that? If you don’t win, at least you can enjoy Cavanaugh’s specials such as half-priced burgers as well as $3 drafts all night. Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse, 1823 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103, +21, Free,  8 p.m.

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