Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 & Under, Dec. 29 to 31 | Philly Views
December 26, 2017

Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 & Under, Dec. 29 to 31

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 meditation to ’90s dance parties, and everything in between, find your plans this weekend with Cheap Date.

Friday, 12.29

Final Fridays: Get Your Om On

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Free after admission

Prepare yourself for a night of guided meditation, art making, yoga, and performances.


Sleepy & Boo Live


Free (after RSVP), $10 open bar

Check out the NYC-based house and techno sensations with special guest WhiteRice. The dynamic DJ duo will be strutting their stuff at Coda for the very reasonable price of zero dollars.


Rich Medina + Flygirrl present HOME

Silk City


House, classics, and rare grooves will be spun from 10 pm to 2 am, with all-night drink specials. If you’re hungry beforehand, you’re in luck, as the other half of Silk City is a trendy diner.


Aster More & Dulls Art Opening/Show

Exit Skate Shop


This is a free art opening featuring the original works of Justin Betts, John Slaby, and Keith Garcia. Music will also be provided by Aster More and Dulls. It is also a charitable event with a $5 raffle and a chance to win skate gear and artwork.


Afro-Fusion Soirée En Noire

Club Mousai


Afro-Caribbean sounds will be the backdrop to this end of the year bash, featuring a live DJ and drink specials. RSVP tickets are available at discounted cost.


Saturday, 12.30

’90s Alt Dance Party

Kung Fu Necktie


From the Butthole Surfers to Fatboy Slim, DJs Magglez and Murph will be playing all kinds of ’90s tunes for anyone who can afford the $5 cover. As always, expect very reasonable drink options at KFN.


Laurin Talese Live



Talese is a Philadelphia-based jazz vocalist, with a 2016 debut album touted as one of the top 10 best of the year by the Chicago Tribune. She’s already become associated with heavy hitters such as Amos Lee and Alicia Keys, with even more artistic potential sure to blossom.

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An Evening With The Ben Vaughn Quintet

Boot & Saddle


Celebrate the  band’s record release for the group’s first full feature-length album . The group has been honing their craft for years, with their work featured in Rolling Stone, People Magazine, and MTV.


Sunday, 12.31

Frankford Hall New Year’s Eve with Vacationer

Frankford Hall


First-come, first-served tickets for $15 dollars is a bargain when you consider the venue and who is providing the music. Opening acts Mo Lowda And the Humble, Commonwealth Choir, and DJ Yoga_Kyle will whet your appetite before the main event.


NYE Bash at Fado


$20 (advance tickets)

It’s gonna be tough finding a bar to host you on NYE for $20 or less, but Fado pulls through as long as you get tickets in advance. Price of admission gets you two champagne toasts and part favors. If you’re looking for more NYE flavor, check out our guide to New Year’s Even in Philly.


NYEmo 2018

Kung Fu Necktie


If you enjoy the angsty sounds of AFI and Taking Back Sunday, this is the New Year’s Eve event of your dreams. With a live DJ spinning all the mope-tastic tracks of your youth, drink specials, and an affordable $10 cover charge to boot, there’s not much to dislike.

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