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 puppy yoga to science carnivals, and everything in between, find your plans this weekend with Cheap Date.
The Academy of Natural Sciences
Pay What You Wish
This month’s Dinos after Dark is pay what you wish admission where you can enjoy family activities, an indoor beer garden in the Dinosaur Hall, and much more. You will be able to visit many exhibits, including Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World, free with your donation at entry. In addition, you can watch dinosaur graffiti in action, draw on dioramas, visit the tropical butterfly house, and check out real reptiles all while talking to experts.
Good Good Comedy
Riverdale LIVE is a solo sketch show that is coming to Philly live from New York City for one night only. The show stars John Trowbridge (Adult Swim) and Sophie Santos (MTV), featuring Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Archie’s Dad, The South Side Serpents, and more. This show begins at 7 pm
The weather is getting warmer, which could only mean one thing: ice cold brews. New Belgium Brewery is hosting a tasting from 5 to 7 pm.
Philadelphia Magic Gardens
This event is the kickoff to a season dedicated to live music and hands-on art. Get your dancing shoes on because a band will provide ’80s-inspired music for the visitors. Not a dancer? Don’t worry because artist and art educators will keep you entertained with a melted wax art activity. To make it even better, this event is BYOBBS (Bring Your Own Booze, Blanket, and Snacks). Bring to booze and get ready to sit in awe at the Magic Gardens. This event is from 7 to 10 pm.
Good Good Comedy
A reality show comes to life at the Good Good Comedy this Friday. This Newlywed game comes with a crazy twist. The hosts, John Deary and Alyssa Al-Dookhi, play a series of games with real couples to decide who are true love birds and who should break it off right then and there.
Start your Earth Day weekend with a river cleanup with United By Blue. You will cleanup the shores of the Schuylkill to keep the parks clean for the springtime. This cleanup is from 9:30 to noon.
Join Rose Luardo, a local performance artist and comedian, as she creates an original performance where she challenges herself to create something amazing out of a tissue, a comb, a baby stroller, someone’s shoe, press-on nails, a pen, a toothpick, and a left pocket full of cheap tricks. Talk about the most random things possible. This show begins at 7 pm.
It’s time to strengthen your dance skills with this African Dance Boot camp with various dance moves and lessons. This boot camp will help the class improve their skills, stay in shape, and explore a different culture. This class is two hours long and will be led by a professional dancer, Adoree Johnson. Price is $20 if you RSVP.
Amrita Yoga and Wellness
Puppies and Yoga? Say less. Morris Animal Refuge is collaborating with Amrita Yoga & Wellness with a session full of relaxation and puppy therapy. This event has two sessions. One from is from 1:30 to 2:30 pm and another from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. The proceeds will benefit this shelter.
Independence Visitor Center
Are you into the gruesome and gory stories? This event is calling your name. Here, you will learn about the gruesome side of Philadelphia history. This won’t be your typical liberty bell excursion. In fact, this tour will expose the lesser-known information about Philly serial killers and psychopaths all while visiting Benjamin Franklin’s Grave, Christ Church, Elfreth’s Alley, Betsy Ross House, and more. Your ticket price includes admission to a burial ground, Christ Church, and a free beer.
The Franklin Institute
This is the last day of this festival so make sure you check it out before it wraps up for the year. To celebrate the end of the festival, they will be hosting a Science Carnival from 10 am to 4 pm on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. They will continue their mission to demonstrate the impacts of science, engineering and technology in everyday life.
East Passyunk Avenue
Calling all foodies. This festival is the most tasty festival of the season, coming back with five blocks of street food, seasonal sips, brews, music, sales, and more. There will be over two dozen award-winning restaurants and bars serving up their favorites. This festival is cooking up the best from 11 am to 5 pm.
World Dance Day in Philadelphia was launched in 2010 and still goes strong as a day dedicated to your favorite moves. There will be performances, dance classes and music for everyone. This event begins at noon with dance performances followed by 20 minute dance classes.
Be prepared to get stuffed with the best smoked meats. This BBQ pop-up will be having fun food, cold brews, and skeeball. The menu is still TBD. This event is from 3 to 10 pm.
Good Good Comedy
Robert Dean is coming to Philly for one night during his cross country tour to showcase his “(It’s not easy) being Dean” skit. He is a stand up comedian from New York City. This comedy show begins at 8 pm.