Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture & Science Events, Jan. 15 to 21 | Philly Views
January 11, 2018

Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture & Science Events, Jan. 15 to 21

Written by Bernie Rodgers

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, 1.15

Lucha Lunes



If you love the legendary era of Mexican wrestling films, then this event is for you. This Spring Garden gallery is holding a viewing of 1973’s Santo and Blue Demon vs. Dracula and the Wolfman. Doors open at 7 pm and the screening starts at 7:30 pm.


Tuesday, 1.16

Tokusatsu Tuesday



If you’ve been craving classic Japanese superhero shows, come to PhilaMOCA this Tuesday at 7:30 pm. They’ll be hosting a screening of Godzilla’s Revenge of the Ultraman World with English subtitles.


Wednesday, 1.17

Karl Blau 

World Cafe Live

$15 to $17

Calling all fans of indie rock to visit this University City venue on Wednesday at 8 pm for a performance by musician Karl Blau. Along with his set, Birdie Busch and Heatwarmer will be performing.


Thursday, 1.18

Penser l’Afrique



Are you interested in African culture and history? Temple University is curating an art exhibit focused on African intellectual histories at 6:30 pm. All proceeds will sponsor the English translation of Penser l’Afrique (Thinking Africa).


Paint Nite at Booker’s

Booker’s Restaurant and Bar


If laughing and drinking while making art is a personal hobby of yours, now you can do it publicly. Paint Nite will guide you and your friends through two hours of hilarious painting.


Friday, 1.19

Midnight Madness: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Ritz at the Bourse


Do you want to come see one of the most bizarre yet iconic films of the ’70s at midnight? Great, come see The Rocky Horror Picture show this Friday night. The screening is very interactive so be sure to prepare yourself for casual screaming and ridiculous antics.


Spotlight Gallery Conversation

Philadelphia Museum of Art


Graduate students from local universities will be holding a gallery conversation from 11 am to noon. This week’s focus will be on Jacques-Louis David’s masterpiece: Portrait of Pope Pius VII and Cardinal Caprara.


Saturday, 1.20

Women’s March on Philadelphia 2018

Benjamin Franklin Parkway


Philly Women Rally is holding a women’s march at 10:30 am. Along with the walk, there will be guest speakers and performers for the audience to enjoy.

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Harmon Leon Infiltrates Trump America


$10 to $12

Do you want the ability to actually laugh at Trump’s antics for once? Me too. Journalist and comedian, Harmon Leon, has spent his free time infiltrating Trump extremist groups throughout the nation. Come see his ridiculously original set on the lessons he learned during these endeavors.


Afro Dance Class!

Feltonville Recreational Center


Come exercise and learn some new African rhythms with this dance class. Starting at 10 am, dance coaches will be holding a group lesson this Saturday morning.


Sunday, 1.21

Improv Comedy: Long Story Short

Philly Improv Theater


This Center City comedy venue is holding an improv set from 7 to 8 pm. The show features sets inspired by real-life events. Come watch reality turn to laughter this Sunday night.

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