Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 & Under, July 6 to 8 | Philly Views
July 3, 2018

Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 & Under, July 6 to 8

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, cookie binging to tantric touch and everything in between, find your plans this weekend with Cheap Date.


Friday 7.6

Parks on Tap

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden


Take a break from Dragon Ball Z or whatever anime you’re probably binging rn and visit this classic Japanese house and garden. It will be hosting Parks on Tap in its gardens from 4 to 11 pm.


Spacelab: An Interstellar Exhibit of Glass Art

National Liberty Museum


This glass art exhibition examines time travel, extraterrestrial beings, and intergalactic discoveries, and runs 5:30 to 8:30 pm.


’90s Alternative Dance Party



No Doubt, Smashing Pumpkins, Oasis, Sublime, The Chemical Brothers, Sneaker Pimps, Nine Inch Nails… if you know 80 percent of this list, this dance party was made for you. We’ll see you there 10 pm to 2 am.


First Friday Salsa Night

Schmidt’s Commons


Want to be the real life salsa girl emoji? Well here’s your chance. Starting at 7 pm there will be live music and a free salsa dance lesson by the director of Take the Lead Dance Project. There will also be food and drinks until 10 pm.


First Friday Neighborhood Kickback

NKCDC Garden Center

Live music, local art vendors, and food and drinks in Fishtown. Kickback runs 6 to 9 pm.


Crime and Cookies

Home of ComedySportz 


Who doesn’t want to stress eat cookies while stressing out over true crime stories? Event goes from 8 to 9 pm and is BYOB and BYOC.


Saturday 7.7

Concilio’s Hispanic Fiesta

Penn’s Landing


Want to impress your date with your worldliness? This Hispanic Fiesta continues to bring Philadelphians together to celebrate Latino culture and community through music and dance performances, ethnic foods, and artisan crafts from nearly all Latin American countries, and lasts from 2 to 8 pm.


Saturday Summer Yoga

Head House Square

Keep cool with some vinyasa yoga flows over in Old City from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Event is BYOM.


The Art of Tantric Touch

Sexploratorium at Passional Toys


How well do you know your partner? This workshop focuses on physical connections and the act of touching. Dress comfortably and BYOM. Workshop runs 7 to 9 pm.


Concert Night Out

Underground Arts


From 8 pm to midnight, a series of femme fatales will be performing in an all-women vocal showcase.


#LipSyncPhilly : The 90’s Party

Pub Webb


Wanna be the king or queen of karaoke? Lip sync your heart out and no one ever has to know what you really sound like! Event is open mic and runs 8 pm to midnight.


Sunday 7.8

Franky’s First Ladies

Franky Bradley’s 


Keep your 4th of July celebration going with a show from Franky’s first ladies, while enjoying summer food and drink specials. Show starts at 7:30 and event runs until 10 pm.


Queer Sundays

Saint Lazarus Bar


Saint Sundays are a fun place for queers to mingle and dance to hiphop, club, house, ballroom, and techno music. This is a weekly function and is LGBTQIA+ friendly, and has no cover or dress code. Party lasts 10 pm to 2 am.


Liberty Sand Sculpture Display

The Shops at Liberty Place

Folks, this is not your average run-of-the-mill sand castle! Using 40 tons of sand, two international sand sculptors will be creating a  sculpture to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Ben Franklin Parkway. You heard me right. 40 TONS of sand. Event runs 9:30 am to 7 pm.


Funk ‘n Bowl

North Bowl  


Uptown funk it up while bowling. Bruno Mars would want you to. Head over 8 pm to midnight.


FIFA World Cup Viewing Party

Sancho Pistola’s


The world cup is heating up! This all-day viewing party literally lasts all day from 10:30 am to midnight. Sound will be on for all games, and there will also be food and drink specials.

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