9/30: Adventurers, Appetizers and Advertising

Marco Polo Adventure: For the foodie or history buff at heart, taste the travels of Marco Polo tonight at the Academy of Natural SciencesGeographical Society of Philadelphia. There will be a food and wine buffet inspired by the Silk Road adventure. Following the feast will be an inspirational talk by two adventurers who retraced Marco Polo’s steps through Venice, Turkey, Afghanistan, Silk Road outposts, Tibet, China and Sumatra. Head back into the 13th century tonight as you hear about the wonders and hardships that made up the Silk Road adventure and enjoy the authentic food. Academy of Natural Sciences, 19th Street and Ben Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103, $28, 6 p.m.

Happy Hour: Play a few free rounds of pool and enjoy delicious happy hour specials at Vesuvio. Voted American’s Best Sandwich by NBC’s "Today Show," grab their cheesesteak BLT or any of their pizza or appetizers for half-price. Try any of tVesuvio's beer and mixed drinks, which are also included in their happy hour specials. Dance on the top floor or lounge on the bottom floor as Vesuvio offers up something for everyone. When you’re done, mellow out with a walk down South Street as we only have a few more nights of warmth. Vesuvio, 736 South 8th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147, 5 p.m.

Meet Pros: Whether you’re looking for a job or already have one, come to the 200 Pros Networking Happy Hour tonight at Rum Bar. For those who have a business and are seeking employees, you will have the chance to advertise your business on Rum Bar’s high-definition rotating ad screen. Enjoy $6 classic mojitos, half-price draft beer, $3 well drinks and a $3 guacamole special. Of course, make sure you bring lots of business cards, as 200 Philadelphia area business leaders will be in the building including CEO’s, executives and young professionals. Those who attend will receive a follow-up directory with colleague’s information, center city discount packs, free e-books such as “How to Get More Customers” and “7 Keys to Success.” Enjoy a night of networking and socializing at Rum Bar. Rum Bar, 2005 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103, +21, $10, 5 p.m.

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