Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 & Under, April 20 to 22 | Philly Views
April 16, 2018

Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 & Under, April 20 to 22

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 art exhibitions to science festivals, and everything in between, find your plans this weekend with Cheap Date.


Friday, 4.20

Exhibition Opening Reception

The Common Room

From 7 to 10 pm, photographer and owner of Only in the Forest Jewerly Sadie Francis will show her exhibition titled “Portraits of Becoming Women: A Feminist Manifesto.” This is the opening night for her two-week show. This will include refreshments, tarot readings, and jewelry giveaways.


Puff, Puff, Paint

Emailed after Registration
This event puts a bigger twist on Painting with a Twist. Get your creative juices flowing on 4/20 with good vibes, creative painting, and your favorite smoke flavors. Refreshments and craft materials are provided with every ticket. Wine and edibles are given with each deluxe purchase. This event is from 7 to 10 pm.


Philly Pop-up Art Exhibit April

Open Space

Philly’s monthly One-Night Pop-Up Art Exhibition is back to feature 30 local artists. There will be live music, intensive arts, complimentary wine, and a live painting competition. Featured artists include Salim Ismail, Jae Martin, Sarah Russell, Monica Davis, Adrianna Wallace, Shonda Freeman, and many more. Tickets are $10 in advance and $20 at the door. This exhibition is from 7 to 11 pm.


The Gimmick Show

Philly Improv Theatre

Gimmick Shows is a late-night talk show. Jon and Marissa Edelman, the hosts, have an insane discussion prepared for this weekend. Join them for inappropriate conversation and free booze. Yes, I just said free alcohol.

#GimmickShow at @phitcomedy tonigjt was so damn funny. Well done, gang.

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Saturday, 4.21

Get Work Comedy Show

Good Good Comedy

Imagine going in for an interview but having the WORST resume possible. Comedians get interviewed by real-life employers but they are given a terrible resume that neither will see until the interview. Come see which comedian is the perfect candidate for the position. Candidates include Betty Mattei, Doogie Horner, and Joe Bell. Interviewers are Susan Wierzbicki, Casey Bear, and Robert Harris. Show begins at 8:30 pm.


’90s Bar Crawl


Your general admission tickets include LED bracelets, 17 oz elite color changing cup, a kick off party, halftime party, a huge ’90s party to end the night, cash prizes, no covers, and drinks and food specials. If you miss the golden age, dress up in your best ’90s gear and get ready to booze through the ’90s.


Philadelphia Science Festival

The Franklin Institute

Calling all science lovers. Today starts The Philadelphia Science Festival, where you will learn the impacts of science, engineering, and technology in everyday life. This festival will also provide hands-on activities for kids and adults, guest speakers, and a carnival full of experiments, live entertainment, and games.


Earth Day Festival

Lardner’s Point Park

Get in touch with nature and Celebrate Earth Day with this all-ages festival. This will include an outdoor cleanup, environmental demos, various vendors, activities, information sessions, and a free yoga class.


Thank You, Places: An Improvised Musical

Philly Improv Theatre

A whole musical that’s improvised? That should be interesting. Everything from the scenes, to the music to the lyrics will be made up on the spot. This musical begins at 7 pm.


Sunday, 4.22

Bras & Brunch


Join Brooks in their University City shop for Bras & Brunch for breakfast treats, mimosas, free bra fittings, giveaways, and a workout. Here, bra specialists and Brooks Gurus will help you find the perfect bra for your workouts. This event is from 10 am to noon. The optional one mile demon run will begin at 10:30 am.


Comedy Show

Good Good Comedy

This comedy show is presented by House Cat and is titled “Men Who Have Hurt My Feelings.” Self explanatory, right? This show will focus on the men who have hurt the audience’s feelings. This event will have you cry, laugh, and even heal. The comedy show features Jess Araten, Ari Fishbein, Shannon Fahey, Randie Welles, and more. This event begins at 4:30 pm.


Philly Vegan Pop Flea Market

Tattooed Mom

This neighborhood vegan pop-up market is ready to celebrate Earth Day with local vegan and veg-friendly vendors. Vendors include Earth Kandy, Fili Kale, Green Mountain Energy Company, HeartSeed Creations, Jewelry With Me, Melmos Dog Treats, V Marks the Shop, and more. This event is 1 to 5 pm.


Karaoke Brunch

Bourbon & Branch

Karaoke and brunch? Say less. From 11 am to 3 pm, you can enjoy food, drinks, and songs. This event is hosted by Sara Dougz.


Red Gravy Cook Off

Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School

This year is the 4th Annual Italian Red Gravy Cook-Off. You will be able to taste test different sauces, pastas, salads, breads, and homemade desserts. There will be over $400 in prizes as well as a complimentary glass of wine. The cook off runs from 4 to 6 pm.

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