_ Say it fast three times: Center City Sips. Center City Sips. Center City Sips. Did you get it right? Reward yourself with a $4 cocktail, $2 beer or $3 glass of wine every Wednesday through Aug. 31 at participating bars and restaurants. Half-price appetizers, too, and some places offer a 15 percent dinner discount after 7 p.m. Find out more at www.centercityphila.org/life/Sips.phpa. Twitter follow @CCDSips.
_ Speaking of drinks, how about the Raise a Drink for Tomorrow fundraiser from 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center (640 Water Works Drive) for the clean-water charity A Drink for Tomorrow, which helps impoverished communities worldwide get safe water. Tix are $40. On tap will be local beers, mojito martinis and 24 WineMasters wines from around the world. www.adrinkfortomorrow.org.