Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under, Jan. 5 to 7 | Philly Views
January 2, 2018

Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under, Jan. 5 to 7

Written by Erin Kelly

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 happy hours to yoga classes, and everything in between, find your plans this weekend with Cheap Date.


Friday, 1.5

January Happy Hour


$9 to $12

PlayArts is teaming up with Evil Genius Brewery and other businesses to show what Fishtown has to offer. A beer is included with the price of admission.


First Friday in the Garden

Crease Street Garden


BYO snacks, wine, or whatever else you’d like to this Fishtown garden. This event is to celebrate the start of the new month and is weather permitting.


A Benefit for The Wooden Shoe

Johnny Brenda’s


Thulsa Doom, Nightfall, Trash Knife, and The Charley Few, are all performing this show is to benefit Wooden Shoes Books and Records, which is a volunteer-run book and record store.


Live Local First Friday

Philadelphia Brewing Co.


First Friday event with River Bones Band, followed by DJ Oldtimate downstairs. Food and drinks available for purchase.


Saturday, 1.6

Kiska / Red Hymns / The Bad Bees



Indie and alternative rock show at this Northern Liberties spot. Cheap tacos and a decent beer selection.


Hayley Dare / Seb Isaac Band / Path

Bourbon & Branch 

$8 to $10

Emotional and soulful performances, a lengthy whiskey list, and a comfortable atmosphere.


Dance Party Quizzo

Underground Arts

$10 to $15

A dance party featuring: The Beating, Crouse, and The Bepstein Show. A cool and intimate venue.


Winter Break Running Series

Philadelphia Runner University City


If your New Year’s resolution is to become a better runner, this is the perfect opportunity for you. Running in the cold will make you a better runner, plus you will meet friends to help push you along.


Yoga and Mindfulness Class

Pearl Dance Studio


This event occurs every Saturday morning. All proceeds go toward Roots2Rise community programming throughout the city.


Sunday, 1.7

Teacher Trainee Community Class

Y2B Fit


This is an hour-long barre class with all proceeds going toward a charity of the teacher’s choice.


Winter Wellness Walks

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania


This event is held weekly on Sundays. The walks are led by an experienced volunteer guide and are meant to get your heart rate up.


Voices in Power: A Poetry Open Mic Experience

Taller PR


Bring SEPTA tokens or cash to this open mic night. The tokens will go to students, which will allow them to commute to and from an after-school program for artists.


Philly Loves Bowie Quizzo Night

Doobies Bar


A quizzo event apart of Philly Loves Bowie Week. Brush up on your David Bowie knowledge with a chance to win some prizes. If you like quizzo but can’t go to this one, check out our Philadelphia quizzo guide.


Dan Malloy / Nicklas Hughes / Michael J. Vitale / Slenko & McKeys ft. Manny Ohemeng

Bourbon & Branch 

$8 to $10

Acoustic, indie pop, and folk music performance. Be prepared for good drinks, food, and a welcoming environment.

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