Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 & Under, August 24 to 26 | Philly Views
August 22, 2018

Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 & Under, August 24 to 26

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 ice cream socials to urban art bike tours and everything in between, find your plans this weekend with Cheap Date.


Friday 8.24

Twilight in the Gardens

Magic Gardens


Come relax to some live music, crafts, and a boozy picnic. This is a BYOBBS event aka bring your own booze, blanket, and snacks, all while exploring the gardens after dark.


Ice Cream Social Night

Shane Confectionary


Calling all chocoholics ’cause this event is not for the faint of heart. From 6 to 9 pm you can go and taste six types of chocolate ice cream, along with chocolate-based toppings all for $15. My mouth is already watering.


Outdoor Movie Night

Franklin Square


You’re never too old for Disney (ever), so bring a blanket and snacks to go and watch Cocoa playing at 8:30 pm.


Comedy Roast

Good Good Comedy Theatre


This show is all about roasting of your 15-year-old self. Relive your horrific teenage style and awkwardness, and roast yourself while you’re at it. Show runs 8:30 to 9:30 pm.


Kung Feel Me 80s Revival Night

District N9NE


Do you like the short film Kung Fury or SynthPop music? Well this night was intended for you. From 9 pm to 2 am get down to DJs spinning Synthwave / Industrial / Synthpop / ’80s Revival Jams.


Urban Art Bike Tour

Philadelphia Bikesmith


From 6 to 8 pm bike around the city, meet new people, and explore some street art in this urban art bike tour. Just make sure to bring your lights, helmet, and, of course, your bike.


Parks on Tap

Penn Treaty Park


We had to mention that this weekend’s Parks on Tap is happening at Penn Treaty Park. You know the drill, bring your blankets and your appetite for some good food and alcohol from 4 to 11 pm (Friday), 1 to 11 pm (Saturday), & noon to 10 pm (Sunday).


Saturday 8.25

Drag Show



Drag your ass outta bed and come to see this live performance of Problematic, a comedy revue by various drag artists. Show runs from 7 to 9:30 pm.



Rosa’s Fresh Pizza

How many times have you stopped to help the homeless? Come out and bike/walk around and help serve the homeless by distributing pizza, water, and other donated goods. Or you can become a sponsor. Event runs 5 to 7 pm.


TBT 2000s Night

The Fillmore


Grab your flip phone and a Hollister t-shirt and relive your middle school dance disasters while listening to Soulja Boy,  T-Pain, and Usher aka all the music you stole from Limewire when you were young and broke.


Concert Night Out

Underground Arts


Check out the up-and-coming artists Straw Hats as they perform alongside Lester and Gender Work from 8 pm to midnight.


Female Artists Night

Kung Fu Necktie


We’re talkin an entire night of love Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lana Del Rey, Mariah Carey, Cardi B, SZA, Camilla Cabello, Britney Spears, Kesha, Gwen Stefani, Pink, Lorde, Missy Elliot, Beyonce… need we go on? Party runs 10 pm to 2 am.


Self Love Rituals

Sexploratorium at Passional Toys


Show yourself some self love this weekend. This workshop helps you find intimacy with yourself by exploring nonsexual rituals of self-care and love in order to bring yourself closer to your own erotic self. Event runs 4:30 to 6 pm.


Sunday 8.26

Twilight Yoga

Yoga on the Pier

From 8:30 to 9:30 pm, enjoy a yoga practice under the night sky. Twilight yoga corresponds to the full moon, and students will be led through a yin practice of Chandra Namaskars (Moon Salutations).


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.


Punk Movie Night


Let’s break this down for ya: At 7 pm Sid n Nancy is playing and $1 pizza is being served, along with cheap drinks and popcorn. You’re welcome.


Mellow Night Out


End your weekend with a low-key alternative rock concert by Striking Matches. Doors open at 7 pm.


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