Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture & Science Events, Jan. 1 to 7 | Philly Views
December 28, 2017

Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture & Science Events, Jan. 1 to 7

Written by Matt Schickling


Philadelphia is an underrated hotbed for art, science, and culture. Home to an array of venues, museums and institutions, there’s really no good excuse to be bored in this city.

Feed Your Curiosity is a weekly roundup of events in Philadelphia that will broaden your horizons, tantalize your mind, and hopefully sophisticate you into something more than the heathen that you are. Here’s what’s going on this week.

 

Monday, 1.1

2018 Mummers Parade

Broad Street

Free

Kicking off at 9 am from City Hall, the Mummers Parade runs down Broad St to Washington Ave. Party on Two Street after and prepare to hate yourself at work the next day.

 

Tuesday, 1.2

XOXO: With Love, Norman Rockwell

Philadelphia History Museum

$10

This is the last day to catch this exhibit. It features 42 nostalgic Norman Rockwell prints, illustrated for the Saturday Evening Post.

 

Wednesday, 1.3

All-Pro Comedy Showcase

Punch Line Philly

$8

On the first Wednesday every month, you can see eight of Philly’s best stand-up comedians. The headliner this month is Chris O’Connor.

 

Way Too Big Wednesday

Parkway Central Library

Free

Head to the Rare Books Department to see books and items that are just way too big to be displayed regularly. This includes a 15-foot-long handwritten scroll that belonged to King Edward IV.

 

Thursday, 1.4

Blade Runner Dance Party

The Barbary

$5

Presented by Riot Nerd, this dance party will pay tribute to the Blade Runner movies. $5 drink specials and costumes welcome.

 

Friday, 1.5

Havana Nights

World Cafe Live

Free

This is a monthly celebration of Cuban culture, food, cocktails, and music by Conjunto! The event free, but admission is for 21+ only.

 

Intro To 3D Printing Workshop

The Franklin Institute

$35

Unfortunately, this only for ages 10 to 15, but if you’ve got kids that age, you can tag along.

 

Friday Nights at the Museum

The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Free after admission

Live music, cocktails, and more inside in the Art Museum. This Friday includes a live performance from JD Walter & Orrin Evans Duo.

 

Saturday, 1.6

CE Preview Saturday

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Free

Check out a handful of tuition-free mini courses to sample continuing education classes from PAFA. These include Art as Therapy, Anatomical Drawing, Oil Painting Basics, Lithography, and Animal Sculpture.

 

Sunday, 1.7

Last Day of Longwood Gardens Holiday Display

Longwood Gardens

$30

Technically, you can go to this all week, but Sunday is the last day to see the French-inspired holiday display. Timed tickets required.

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