Cheap Date: Philly events for $20 and under, April 6 to 8 | Philly Views
April 2, 2018

Cheap Date: Philly events for $20 and under, April 6 to 8

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 toad crossings to an adult science fair, and everything in between, find your plans this weekend with Cheap Date.

Friday, 4.6

Crime and Cookies

CSz Philadelphia

If you are into crime and horror stories, this event is for you. Every month, Andrea Duffy and Gina Gennari co-host Crime and Cookies, where they focus on one or more real-life victim stories. They will interact with the audience about specific crimes and what enables a victim to survive. Stress eat cookies while you dig deeper into a crime story that will give you goosebumps. This event is BYOB and BYOC (cookies).


Fused Underground

Tattooed Mom

This night of art, horror, and booze will showcase some of the best local underground artists, including Conner Craig, Human Made Products, Eirdis Ragnarsdottir, Frank Percy, Kimberly Gerdjikian, Melanie Green, and many more. Tattooed Mom will provide the good eats and drink specials.


Weird Science: An Adult Science Fair

North Bowl

Attention science geeks and party goers, this science fair is a judged competition for science experiments revolving around the theme of “Partying.” Ideas include but are not limited to, wine and spirits, craft beers, party games, hangovers, sobriety, and alcohol consumption. The winner will receive $500 cash, a one-year supply of PBR, one year bowling at North Bowl, Next Fab Foundations Class Pack, which includes 2 months of membership, and 2 tickets to every Science After Hours events in 2018. This event is open to the public to come, vote and drink. This event begins at 8 pm.


The Moth StorySlam

Painted Bride Art Center

The Moth is a non-profit organization dedicated to the art of storytelling. In this edition, the theme will be “New Beginnings”, where 10 people will sign up to tell a 5-minute story about anything regarding this theme. Sign ups are at 7 pm and these names will be drawn from a hat starting at 7:30 pm.


Toad Nights

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

Why did the toad cross the road? Clearly to just get to the other side. The Schuylkill Center has worked to protect over 10,000 toads while they cross roads since 2008. Spend the weekend participating in this two-day event to witness Roxborough’s spring migration of toads across Port Royal Avenue. Here you will be able to learn the natural history of this natural phenomenon, search for eggs, and listen to a talk done by Dr. Carlos Martinez Rivera, an Amphibian Conservation Specialist with the Philadelphia Zoo. The event starts at 7 pm both Friday and Saturday night.


Saturday, 4.7

Brews N’ Bites Block Party

Tap Room on 19th

Tap Room is kicking off the spring season with a block party dedicated to the best food trucks and local breweries Philly has to offer. Food offered from The Cow and the Curd, Foolish Waffles, OINK and MOO BBQ, Say Cheese Philadelphia, Crème Brolée, and more. Beers will be provided by Levante Brewing, Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company, Victory Beer, SLY FOX BEER, River Horse Brewing Co., and Tonewood Brewing.


Five Dollar Comedy Night

Good Good Comedy

This week for Good Good Comedy’s Five Dollar comedy, they will not only bring the laughs, but also the pizza, soda and chips as well. Enjoy these munchies while you laugh at a comedy show starring Kurt Hunte, Kara Sankus, Ben Wasserman, Angela Rio, Mattew Schmid, Body Dreamz, Dan Cupps, and many more. This show is from 10 to 11:30 pm.


Standing Acrobatics intro class

Pinnacle Parkour Academy

Instructed by Brian Konash and Julia Reeves, this acrobatics class will start with a warm up of pushups, v-ups and squats followed by instruction and practice. This event begins at 7 pm.


Daybreaker Philadelphia

One Liberty Observation Deck
$18.75 +

Daybreaker is back and ready to dance the day away on top of One Liberty Observation Deck, which is 57 stories high in honor of World Health Day. The theme this year is “In The Clouds” so they encourage participants to wear white. This event begins with yoga from 6 to 7 am and is followed by a dance party from 7 to 9 am. Free breakfast will be provided from Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods. There will also be live performances and special surprises for participants.


Spring Mingling Yappy Hour

Dock Street Brewery

$12 to $15

Calling Philly dogs, this charity Yappy Hour is for you and your owners. With your ticket, you will receive free doggy tattoos, dog treats, photos, a fun dog treat competition and happy hour specials. This event is from 3 to 5 pm and will give a portion of the proceeds to PAWS Philadelphia.


Sunday, 4.8

The Good Good Hour: Carolyn Busa

Good Good Comedy Theatre

Once a month, Good Good Comedy puts the spotlight on one of Philly’s favorite comedians to do a full hour set for the first time. Ben Wasserman will be opening for Carolyn Busa this month. Students and fellow comedians are eligible for $5 tickets. Curtains open at 8 pm.


Philadelphia Classical Guitar Festival: Closing Concert

Settlement Music School

Joseph Palmer, an award-winning guitarist, will conclude this festival dedicated to guitar-lovers. After a day full of classical guitar events including, the PCGS Annual Classical Guitar Competition finals, professional workshops, student recitals, and much more, Palmer will take center stage to close up the weekend. The closing concert begins at 4:30 pm.


Yoga with Cats

PSPCA – 1546 Frankford Avenue

If you are a cat lover who happens to love yoga too, this event is screaming your name. From 9 to 10 am, Stacia Nero, a yoga instructor from Amrita Yoga, will help reduce your stress through a yoga session. While you go through the class, kittens up for adoption will roam the room to help reduce the week’s stress. All levels are welcome. All proceeds benefit the PSPCA’s mission.


Autism Awareness Day

Philadelphia Zoo


April is Autism Awareness Month and the Philadelphia Zoo is recognizing the month for the 19th annual year. Here, you will be able to join Autism Society Greater Philadelphia and connect with the Autism community to spread awareness, acceptance, inclusion, employment, and appreciation. There will be action all day at the Peacock Pavillion for giveaways, face painting, raffles, and other entertainment. This is from 10 am to 4 pm.


Taikoza Japanese Drummers

Free Library of Philadelphia

Say goodbye to the weekend with this aural and visual display of three drummers and a dancer as they use huge taiko drums and movements to show you their culture of driving evil spirits away. This show is from 1:30 to 3 pm.

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