Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under, Nov. 17 to 19 | Philly Views
November 14, 2017

Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under, Nov. 17 to 19

Written by Brendan Sweeney

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 classes to comedy shows, and everything in between, find your plans this weekend with Cheap Date.


Friday, 11.17

Gratitudes – A Fall Show

Secret Circus

$10 to $15

This is an institution specializing in aerial and circus arts. Stop by for a night of impressive acrobatics.


Nails – Philadelphia Premier



Going to see a scary movie is a classic choice for a date. This is an Irish horror film premiering for the first time in Philly for the mere cost of $12.


Annual Christmas Bazaar

St. Anselm Parish


This is a three-day event that will have an abundance of holiday shopping opportunities.


Philly Art Weekend

Indigo Bleu Design & Culture Center


This is a pop-up exhibit displaying over 300 works of art from every medium imaginable. Throughout the night, there will also be spontaneous live art performances to add a unique and vibrant atmosphere.


Saturday, 11.18

Preview Weekend – Christmas Village in Philadelphia



On the 18th and 19th, you will be granted the opportunity get a sneak peak at the German Christmas market. The perfect way to kick off the holiday season, it’ll have hot chocolate, live music, and tons of gifts. If you want to see what else is coming for Christmas, check out our guide to events for the holiday season.


Northeast Philly Food Truck Festival at The Roosevelt Mall

Roosevelt Mall


This event starts at noon and goes into the evening, featuring some of Philly’s best food trucks.


Liberty Flea

1901 S 9th St


If you’re looking for vintage clothes, home decor, or furniture, this might be a good place to check out. It’s only $5 to get in and the likelihood of finding a great deal is huge.


Holiday Art Star Craft Bazaar

SugarHouse Casino


Located on the second floor of the casino, the craft bazaar is a novel idea if you’re looking for something different to do, as well as a great chance to get a head start on some holiday shopping.


Puppies & Pints

St. Stephen’s Green


A great idea with a great cause. Come by, pet some dogs, have some drinks, and 20 percent of all proceeds go to the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society.


Philadelphia Phriendsgiving Pop-up Beer Garden

The Shambles

Pay as you go

This has everything a beer garden should have, including (but not limited to) food, live piano, dogs, and Mario Kart.


Sunday, 11.19

Center City Wintergarden

Dilworth Park


The winter season is in full swing at Dilworth Park. The Philadelphia Horticultural Society has made the place into a wonderland complete with shopping, ice skating, and fire pits.


Midtown Jazz Jam with the Tim Brey Trio



Another good reason to go to Time. From 8 pm to 12 am, have some drinks or enjoy dinner to some live jazz.


Copa’s Monthly Arts & Crafts Market

Copa Havana


Sunday marks the location’s first monthly art and craft market. It’s free to enter and features great margarita specials.

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