Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and under, Nov. 3 to 5 | Philly Views
October 31, 2017

Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and under, Nov. 3 to 5

Written by Jamie Walsh

There is never a dull weekend in Philadelphia, but with so much going on, it’s easy to overlook some of the more affordable events that would make for the perfect date night.

Cheap Date is a guide to weekend events that are $20 and under. No matter who you chose to head out on the town with this weekend, Philly Views has you covered.


Friday, 11.3

Midnight Madness – Fantastic Planet

Landmark Theaters


Bourse’s Midnight Madness series is set to continue this Friday with a  showing of Fantastic Planet. Don’t be late, the show starts promptly at 11:59 pm.


Not Without Laughter

African American Museum of Philadelphia


Join the Black Ladies Brunch Collective for an uplifting night of poetry meant to inspire, and all for the exploration of journeys of resistance, survival, and joy.


American HamStand: Drag Cabaret

Painted Bride Art Center


A comedy performance brought to you by Philadelphia’s most ridiculous performers including Lili St. Queer, Eric Jaffe, and Mister Fahrenheit. It brings a mix of comedy, drag, and music by bending gender norms.


First Friday

Old City


Come and see the streets of Old City fill with people eager to take in the culture, food and art displayed on the First Friday of every month.


Unnatural Disasters Opening

Central Tattoo Studio


Put on by Central Tattoo Studio, “Unnatural Disasters” is created by Eric Toscano. See hand-cut collages from Natural Geographic magazines dating back to the 1940s and 50s. The natural scenes are juxtaposed into dark and forbidding narratives.


Movember Fundraiser Art and Trunk Show

Franklin and Poe Trust Company


The Movember Foundation is dedicated to shining light on men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide. Franklin and Poe will be putting on an art and truck show while a portion of all sales will benefit the foundation.

Next Friday! We will be hosting a @movember fundraiser art and trunk show!⠀ ⠀ The art show will feature a dozen local and national artists who have created a one-of-a-kind comb-themed art work made of wood or metal that will be on display and for sale. Proceeds will go towards the Movember Foundation!⠀ ⠀ We also have two trunk shows! The first is our bi-annual @redwingheritage trunk show! Red Wing will be here with their entire collection of mens and womens boots and shoes.⠀ ⠀ The second trunk show is Philadelphia's own Peg and Awl! They will have a sampling of some smaller wood and waxed canvas products and a few of bags. A portion of the proceeds from sales from the trunk shows will also be donated to the Movember Foundation!!!⠀ ⠀ More to come, and hope to see everyone here next Friday!

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Saturday, 11.4

UniverSoul Circus

Fairmount Park


One of the world’s most audience interactive circuses in the world, UniverSoul comes back to Philly for its 21st season.


Full Moon Fest

The Book Corner


The first full moon after Halloween should be spent at The Book Corner. Artists, clairvoyants, poets, and merchants all will be gathered to experience Full Moon Fest. This event is BYOB.


Soul 45 Saturday Brunch 

Johnny Brenda’s Downstairs


Enjoy a hangover-curing, weekend-jumpstarting day full of soul music played strictly on vinyl 45s.


Lydia Loveless

Underground Arts


Underground Arts will be hosting Lydia Loveless, an alternative country singer/songwriter as she performs her country music with a twist.


Sunday, 11.5

Max Gomez

World Cafe Live


Max Gomez is a singer/songwriter from New Mexico who bares his soul in his music.


Open House Roller Derby Scrimmage

Penn Jersey Roller Derby


Why not step away from your usual and predictable weekend date and head over to the Roller Derby? With $5, a black or white t-shirt with your name on it, and little nerve, you may just be on the road victory.


Phantom of the Opera

Academy of Music


This critically-acclaimed production is the largest production on tour right now, making this one show you do not want to miss.

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