Happy Hour: Loosen up after work tonight with a few drinks at Smith’s. The restaurant boasts an extensive menu with specials on pizzas and Philadelphia Brewing Company beers until 7 p.m. If that doesn’t fill your belly, try any of their sandwiches, salads or scrumptious crocks like French onion, chicken potpie and lobster bisque. Plus, if you’re on a budget, most items are below $15. Smith’s Restaurant, 3941 South 19th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103, 5 p.m.
Wall Ball: On almost every corner in Philadelphia you see the work of the Mural Arts Program. Tonight, celebrate the outstanding art that brightens our streets day after day. The Loews Philadelphia Hotel will host an event to honor Ballard Spahr LLP and Liz Dow, president of Leadership Philadelphia and first board chair of the Mural Arts Advocates. Eat, drink, paint at tonight’s fundraising event. Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107, +21, $200, 6 p.m.
Flip-Flop Ball: Put on your cozy flip-flops and make your way to Cavanaugh’s in Rittenhouse for the 2nd Annual Summer Kickoff Party, “Flip-Flop Ball.” For only $10 (wearing flip-flops), enjoy a two-hour open bar with complimentary appetizers. A live band, deejay and a celebrity guest bartender. Come out for the chance to win a raffle or any of their giveaways including backstage tickets to see comedian Lewis Black live in Atlantic City. Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse, 1823 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103, +21, $10, 8 p.m.