Happy Hour: Whether you just finished shopping or are going on a date, Rouge is the perfect spot for cocktails and a good meal. The posh eatery serves strong cocktails like the Rose Rouge, Blanc de Blanc and pomegranate margarita. Taste anything from their French-inspired menu including a cheese plate, pan seared fluke and their popular Rouge burger. Rouge, 205 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103, 5 p.m.
Machete: See Machete tonight at the Troc. The Robert Rodriguez thriller stars Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro and Steven Seagal. As always, arrive before 7 p.m. and your $3 goes to a free beer and bag of popcorn. Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107, +21, $3, 8 p.m.
Comedy Academy: Brush up on your comedy skills tonight as you learn microphone techniques, stage mechanics, tricks of the trade and how to captivate an audience. Head to Helium’s Philadelphia Comedy Academy for the best tips in the biz and have the chance to do your very own five-minute set. Hey, if you’re good enough, you may see yourself selling out venues across America. Philadelphia Comedy Academy, 2031 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103.
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