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 dance showcases to bird watching, and everything in between, find your plans this weekend with Cheap Date.
If you’ve been missing early 2000s dance bangers, then this is for you. From Outkast to Beyonce, this themed event will be playing all the tracks you’ve been longing to hear starting at 10 pm.
Do you miss watching magic shows as a kid? Well, this event will quench your nostalgia. Bring a date or a friend and come see world renowned magician, Nate Staniforth, perform a mystifying show at 8 pm.
Indie and garage rock show at this Fishtown venue. Show starts at 9.
See the new exhibit at Philadelphia’s mildly disturbing medical museum. The opening reception is on Thursday, but you can see the new exhibit Woven Strands: The Art of Human Hair Work this weekend.
Iron Gate Theatre
Held in honor of a Penn student who passed away in 1995, this dance performance will start at 7 pm. All proceeds will benefit CHOP’s Asthma Program. Tickets are sold at the door.
Free Throw / Adult Mom / Cheem / Nervous Dater / Narra
Everybody Hits Philadelphia
Come to the batting cages/music venue and see five punk bands. This is a benefit show for Punk Talks: an organization dedicated to making mental health treatment accessible. Show starts at 8 pm.
The Dolphin Tavern
If you’re tired of listening to bars shuffle through a Top 40 playlist, come enjoy this strictly indie dance party. From Daft Punk to LCD Soundsystem, this playlist offers classic alt dance hits for anyone and everyone.
Temple Performing Arts Center
With performers ranging from ages 10 through 17, come out at 4 pm and support Philly’s young musicians. Classical music from Beethoven to Mozart will be played.
South Street Cinema
This Old City indie theater is being transformed into a video store for one night. Come enjoy a free VHS swap and a viewing of the ’80s cult classic: Video Violence.
Come to this Chinatown venue for a night of karaoke starting at 10:30 pm. Beware of Skeletor’s gong – you might be thrown offstage.
Everybody Hits Philadelphia
From indie rock to punk, these four bands are a great taste of the city’s D.I.Y. scene. Bring a date, friend or even just yourself to this 7 pm show for some quality live music.
World Cafe Live
A mix of pop, rock and r&b, come out and see this acclaimed singer perform tracks from her recent album. Held in the upstairs lounge, the show starts at 9 pm.
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
From 9 to 11 am, there’ll be an educational walk to see over 300 bird species at this nature reserve.
Good Good Comedy Theatre
If you want to see a quick comedy set from 8 to 9 pm, then this event is for you. With multiple performers, there’ll be a show and free wine.
This Rittenhouse dance company is holding a showcase at 6 pm. Come out and support local emerging dancers at this hour-long performance.