You deserve to have a good weekend, and Philly Views can help you with that. Cheap Date is a guide to weekend events that are $20 and under. It doesn’t matter if it’s a first date, 100th date or just something to do with friends.
From live music to drag-themed karaoke, and everything in between, find your plans this weekend with Cheap Date.
Everybody Hits Philadelphia
With a combination of pop, punk, and electronic, this set offers something for everyone.
The Trestle Inn
If you’re a fan of craft beer and an even bigger fan of David Bowie, then we have the event for you. The Trestle Inn is hosting a Bowie night with all proceeds being donated to the Cancer Center at CHOP.
Arch Enemy Arts
Come out and support Philly’s local artists. Visit this Old City gallery for its Pulp II exhibition, featuring new pieces by nine artists.
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Visit this Northeast Philly community center for an epic game of dodgeball. With doors opening at 7 pm, the game will be glow in the dark and feature special guests.
Learn Reiki Philadelphia
If you’re interested in spiritual and healing arts, come visit this Old City wellness center. Everything from reiki treatments to astrology readings will be offered.
Nostalgic about eating cereal and watching ’90s cartoons in your underwear? Me too. Well, bring your date to PhilaMOCA for a noon viewing of classic cartoon re-runs from Nickelodeon. Free cereal included.
$5 to $10
If you want to attend a DJ set and have your requests actually played for once, come to Silk City this Saturday. DJ Deejay is playing ’90s throwbacks and also taking all requests.
Do you want to go to the club for a Bowie-themed drag night and also donate to the Cancer Center at CHOP? Knock out two birds with one stone this Saturday night at the Ruba Club. All proceeds from the event will benefit CHOP.
The Dolphin Tavern
What better way to get warm than grooving to dance bangers all night? Bring a date, or a friend, and enjoy DJ Case Bloom’s mix of house, funk, hip-hop, and anything in between at 10 pm.
Instrumental psych and punk show at this Spring Garden venue. Enjoy a beer and watch this live set at 8:30 pm.
Four perfomers are teaming up with The Barbary to hold a drag-themed karaoke night. Between the performances, karaoke will be open to the audience at this 21 and up event.
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Philly Improv Theater
There’s no excuse to stay home since this event is pay what you can. Live comedy performances will be held at 7 pm along with stories told by guests.
Good Good Comedy Theater
This Center City comedy venue is holding an hour-long set for Abby Rosenquist. Starting at 8 pm, this will be the awarded comedienne’s first full-hour set ever.
Philly Improv Theater
PHIT Comedy is hosting its weekly free improv show at 9 pm. The performers range from experts to amateurs, even audience members are selected to perform.
Daly’s Irish Pub
Love to shoot pool? Bring a date and come compete in the 9 Ball MVP Tournament this Sunday at 8 pm.