Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 & Under, June 1 to 3 | Philly Views
May 29, 2018

Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 & Under, June 1 to 3

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 emo night to outdoor markets, and everything in between, find your plans this weekend with Cheap Date.


Friday, 6.1

Emo Night Brooklyn: Philadelphia

The Fillmore


Neon studded belts, black eyeliner, teased bangs, and lip rings. If this was (or is) your scene, take your date back to the early ’00s where emo and pop punk reigned supreme. Doors open at 10 pm.


Opening – Collective Conscious: The Art of Social Change

The African American Museum in Philadelphia

Free with registration

Are you and your date both passionate about supporting local Philadelphia communities? Is the art scene more of your thing? The AAMP Residency for Art and Social Change, which strives to showcase the work of local artists of color in the Philadelphia region, is hosting its opening night of their spring/summer exhibition. Event lasts 6 to 8 pm.


Philadelphia Legendary Coffee Tour: Cultivar Caravan

Rival Bros. Coffee


Looking to spice up your coffee dates? Well this coffee caravan is sure to bring some new flavors into your dating life that even the Spice Girls would be excited about. Open 4 to 7 pm.


Hope & Fury: Music Series Presents ill Fated Natives

La Colombe, Fishtown Café


June 1st is the kickoff of La Colombe’s Hope & Fury concert series with music and discussions. First, La Colombe CEO and Co-Founder Todd Carmichael will talk with the ill Fated Natives about the current political landscape, followed by a live performance by them. Event starts 6:30 to 8:30 pm.


GLOW night

Sky Zone


A little more expensive than your usual Cheap Date, but w/e. Lasers, backflips, blacklights, and music means this night is no ordinary dance party. From 7 to 11 pm enter a sea of neon bodies all bouncing to the beat of the DJ.

It's GLOW time 🌟

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Saturday, 6.2

Prison Food Weekend: Nutraloaf from around the U.S.

Eastern State Penitentiary

$10 to $14

Come taste-test the prison food served as a form of punishment across the country, and judge for yourself whether the prison lifestyle is for you. The event lasts from 11 am to 4:30 pm, and is definitely a cool experience.


Fish Tank

Punch Line Philly


Saturday June 2 is the grand opening of Fish Tank, Fishtown’s newest place to drink with the fish themselves. From 7 pm to 12 am Dj mushoofabc will be providing the tunes to set the right vibe for your date night.


Liberty Flea Market

Bok Building

$5 at the door

This market boasts art pieces, vintage furniture, clothing, and goods. Oh, and lots of food. Event lasts 10 am to 5 pm.


We Are Family Multicultural Book Fair

International House Philadelphia


Impress your date with your impeccable book taste or browse around for new titles. There will be raffles, crafts, games, author meet and greets, and more. Event runs 2 to 6 pm.


Sunday 6.3

Philly Vegan Pop Flea – Countdown to Summer Market Sunday

Tattooed Mom


Need to impress your vegan date or want to try it out for yourself? From 1 to 5 pm Tattooed Mom is hosting its first flea market series that will continue over the summer, and features vendors selling vegan products from clothes to nail polish.


Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party with AWOLNATION

Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing


104.5’s infamous block party series is back. If you haven’t been to one, go and check out the live music, food, and drinks, and get the chance to win tickets to other upcoming events in Philly. The concert is an all-day event from 2 to 10 pm.


Hummus Crawl

Rittenhouse Square


So hummus may or may not be the greatest food ever depending on who you are talking to. But what’s the best kind of hummus? Here’s a simple solution: try them all. This hummus crawl will take you around the city to decide for yourself. This event lasts from 11 to 2 pm.


Barnes on the Block

The Barnes Foundation


Barnes is partnering with Target to hold their very first block party featuring free admission to the art exhibits, outdoor music, food trucks, and a beer garden. The event will take place 4 to 8 pm.

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