Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under, Mar. 9 to 11 | Philly Views
March 6, 2018

Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under, Mar. 9 to 11

Written by Breanna Perez

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 acrobat performances to pizza benefits, and everything in between, find your plans this weekend with Cheap Date.


Friday, 3.9

Philadelphia Flower Show

Pennsylvania Convention Center


We know this is over the $25 limit, but we made an exception because this is the last weekend for the annual Philadelphia Flower Show. From 10 am until 9 pm, stand in awe and be inspired by some of the best and most modern gardening designs.


East Passyunk Restaurant Week

Participating restaurants

$15 to $35

This is the last day to have a three-course meal at a discounted price in East Passyunk. Ranging from $15 to $35, you can find a fabulous meal to enjoy. Maybe you can splurge and stretch that $25 budget.


2000s Throwback Party

Kung Fu Necktie


Get your weekend started with DJ DeeJay. He will be throwing it back to everyone’s favorite 2000s hits. There will be $3 Tecate and tequila citywides and well drink specials until midnight.


Winter Fountains

Benjamin Franklin Parkway


There is only two more weekends to enjoy this outdoor exhibition, created by Jennifer Steinkamp. It illuminates Philly with a nighttime display of beautifully projected videos on large domes. This exhibition will end March 18.


Drake Night

The Fillmore


Who doesn’t love Drake? From midnight to 2 am, DJs will rock out with the best of Drake.


Saturday, 3.10

The Erin Express Warm Up Crawl



Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Philly a week early with the most official St. Patty’s Day bar crawl there is. Buses will shuttle you and your friends to the top bars in Philly from 11 am to 6 pm.


Girl Scout Day 

National Constitution Center


Women’s History month is not a month to look past. The National Constitution Center will be hosting month-long events for guests to enjoy tours, activities, and shows to celebrate women. They will provide tours, quizzo, ceremonies, workshops, activities, and more for Girl Scouts to learn about American history. Girl Scout Day will be from 1 am to 3 pm.


The Peking Acrobats

Annenberg Center Live


These festive acrobats will have you in awe as they defy gravity with trick-cycling, tumbling, juggling, gymnastics, and other impressive talents.  This is the first day of this two-day show. Friday’s show is from 7 to 9 pm.

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Jazz Night

The Rittenhouse


Enjoy live jazz music while sipping tasty cocktails and munching on small apps. The event starts at 9:30 pm.


Ezra Feinberg / Evan Cory Levine / Alexander Turnquist

The Random Tea Room & Curiosity Shop


This warm and cozy hangout spot is hosting an event with three artists. While you’re there, be sure to try the international teas and delicious pastries.


Sunday, 3.11

Jimmy Cobb



Watch Jimmy Cobb, an American jazz drummer, as he takes the stage at SOUTH. There will be two shows – one at 7 and one at 9 pm.



The Barbary 


The weekend isn’t over yet – this is Philadelphia karaoke with a twist. Performances will feature Pretty Girl, Sakura Allure, and Regina Gorj. Karaoke will be before and after each drag act. There will be $1 PBRs and other drink specials until 11 pm.


Amy Shark

The Filmore


Amy Shark, an award winning Australian indie pop singer, comes to Philly. Performance starts at 8 pm.


Pizza Making Benefit

Rosa’s Fresh Pizza


Starting at 6:30 pm, this pizza party will raise money to help Rosa’s and #pmabikeride. Come listen to music and learn how to make your own pizza.

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