Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 & Under, May 11 to 13 | Philly Views
May 8, 2018

Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 & Under, May 11 to 13

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 songbird migrations to street-style flea markets, and everything in between, find your plans this weekend with Cheap Date.


Friday, 5.11

Retro Friday: Royal Wedding

South Street Cinema


Come out and watch South Street Cinema’s Retro Friday special with Fred Astaire and Jane Powell in this classic film. It starts at 8 pm.


Vanishing Point

Tyler School of Art, Temple University


Meredith Collins is holding her fine arts thesis exhibition this Friday for free. Enjoy some light snacks and refreshments while viewing the works of this local artist.


Opening Weekend on the Waterfront

Delaware River Waterfront


In honor of its annual summer opening, the Delaware River Waterfront is hosting various forms of free entertainment, from live music to tightrope walkers. It starts on Friday, but lasts all weekend.


Midnight Madness: The Lost Boys 

Landmark’s Ritz Movie Theatres Philadelphia


The Ritz’s monthly horror special is featuring the OG vampire film this Friday at midnight.


Saturday, 5.12

Zuvaa Pop Up Philly

Center for Architecture


This pop-up shop is offering a variety of African garments and crafts from international designers. It lasts from 11 am to 7 pm.


First Ever Double Dutch Contest

West Philadelphia YMCA


Anyone from the city knows the joys of watching two people masterfully double-double in sync. Come bring a date, or a friend, to this 4 pm function.


PUFF Presents: Soft Matter

South Street Cinema 


Come out and watch this pre-release screening of a horror film by director Jim Hickcox. It lasts from 8 to 10 pm.


West Passyunk Outdoor Phila Flea Market

Phila Flea Markets


This flea market spans two blocks and features tons of vendors selling everything from clothes to food. It lasts from 8 am to 5 pm.


Sunday, 5.13

Sunday’s Free Improv Jam

Philly Improv Theater


This free event features a variety of improv performers putting on their best show for an hour. It starts at 9 pm.


Sunday Funnies: Little Shop of Horrors

South Street Cinema 


Come out and watch this classic comedy with a date, or a friend. It shows from 7 pm to 9 pm.


Spring Migration II (Andorra Meadow)

Wissahickon Environmental Center


This event features the peak of spring songbird migration from 7:30 to 9:30 am. This is such a serene, picturesque date if you’re up for an early Sunday morning.


Mother! at PhilaMOCA on Mother’s Day



If you want to celebrate mother’s day in a surreal bizarre way, then this is perfect for you. Come out and watch this high-concept, high-controversy thriller from 7 to 9 pm.

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