Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under, Feb. 2 to 4 | Philly Views
January 31, 2018

Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under, Feb. 2 to 4

Written by Bernie Rodgers

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 Eagles Super Bowl parties to coffee tastings and everything in between, find your plans this weekend with Cheap Date.


Friday, Feb. 2

Groundhog Day: All Day

South Street Cinema


Come and feel trapped in an endless cycle just like Phil Connors at a day-long screening of this 1993 classic. Starting at noon, the screening will last all Groundhog Day.


Midnight Madness: Ichi the Killer

Ritz at the Bourse


The Ritz at the Bourse is continuing its monthly horror series with Takashi Miike’s gory cult classic. The screening starts at midnight.

Do yourself a favor and see this film.

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February First Friday: ALL NICE

Colorspace Labs


This First Friday event will feature two local artists in this exhibition. Free drinks and snacks are provided along with a dance party at the end of the night.


XPN Member Dance Party

World Cafe Live


If you sign up to be an XPN member, then you can attend this free dance party. From 6 to 8 pm it’ll be strictly funk then from 8 to 11 pm it’s all ’80s. Bring a can of Aqua Net and neon leg warmers and get out on the floor.


ROSTAM / Joy Again

Union Transfer


These two artists are performing this Friday at Union Transfer. The show starts at 8:30 pm.


Saturday, Feb. 3

In Living Color: ’90s Dance Party



Want to relive the nineties in full-fledged, era-appropriate attire? Well, break out the combat boots and ripped jeans for this dance party. The event starts at 10:30 pm and is 21+.


The Nude Party / RFA / Robo Trippers

Boot & Saddle


If you want to dance at a high-energy live show, then this event is for you. Come see these three sets at 7:30 pm this Saturday.


Penn Coffee Club: Coffee Cupping

Institute of Contemporary Art


Come out and pretend to be a coffee connoisseur with this event. From 1 to 2:30 pm, Elixir Coffee will be providing an array of roasts for sipping.


Frankenstein & Dracula: Gothic Monsters, Modern Science

The Rosenbach


This event will be a guided tour and lecture on monsters and medical works from the 19th century to the present. It starts at 12:45 pm.


Sunday, Feb. 4

Handmade Rebellion Craft Bazaar

Tattooed Mom


Come out and buy some art and crafts from local makers and artists. The items for sale will be politically charged with resistance movements, such as Black Lives Matter. Also, there will be a raffle and all proceeds go to Planned Parenthood.


Superbowl LII at Copabanana



Come out and enjoy some Mexican food at this famous spot for the Super Bowl. There’s going to be a special for beers, Eagles Green margaritas, and nachos.


First Sundays: Hang On To Your Head with DJ Wizard Hat

Johnny Brenda’s 


This DJ set lasts from 8 pm to 1 am in the downstairs section of Johnny Brenda’s. If the Super Bowl is a bore to you, then come dance away the restlessness.


Dave P – All NITE LONG

The Dolphin Tavern


This show features “transcendental futuristic”music played by Dave P. There’s an open bar with free Tecate from 10 to 11. The event starts at 10 pm so get there early for the free drinks.

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