Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture & Science Events, Jan. 22 to 28 | Philly Views
January 18, 2018

Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture & Science Events, Jan. 22 to 28

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 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, 1.22

A Poetry Reading by CAConrad and Dara Weir

Kelly Writers House

Free

If you love watching live poetry readings, then this is the event for you. Two established poets will be reading their recently published work. It begins at 6 pm and is open to all people.

 

Tuesday, 1.23

Science After Hours

The Franklin Institute

$20

Do you want to conduct a science experiment while also drinking cocktails? This 21+ event features science demonstrations and quizzo while also holding an array of live music performances. This month’s theme is “Party Like a Rockstar.”

 

Chasing Windmills Reading Series

Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant

Free

Want to have a beer and a quality burger while enjoying fiction and poetry? Great, this bi-monthly reading series is holding its January event at this Rittenhouse pub. Solely featuring local artists, the readings will last from 6 to 9 pm.

 

Wednesday, 1.24

Final Outpost: An InterGalactic Cabaret

Philly Improv Theater

$5

This newly-started variety show is premiering at this Center City comedy venue. Featuring a post-apocalyptic theme, the show is sure to be both original and hilarious. It lasts from 10 to 11 pm.

 

Thursday, 1.25

Kat Pace

World Cafe Live

$17

This local singer-songwriter is holding a show in the upstairs lounge at this University City venue. It starts at 8 pm.

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A Photograph Can Lead To…

Arthur Ross Gallery

Free

After viewing the remarkable gallery, come watch two guest speakers hold a conversation at 5:30 pm. One is a professor of contemporary art while the other is himself an artist and photographer. Light drinks will be served after the talk.

 

Friday, 1.26

Midnight Madness: Porco Rosso

Ritz at the Bourse

$10.25

This midnight screening features a classic anime comedy-adventure film directed by Hayao Miyazaki. There will be English subtitles.

 

The N Crowd

Good Good Comedy

$12

Deemed Philadelphia’s premiere improv troupe, The N Crowd is holding a performance at this Chinatown comedy club. The show lasts from 7 to 8 pm.

 

Saturday, 1.27

Philly Art Pop-Up Exhibit

Open Space

$10

This pop-up exhibit features works from over 30 artists, lasting from 7 to 11 pm. Also, there will be live art performances that will appear throughout the night. Wine will be served.

 

The Official
2018 Philadelphia Auto Show

Pennsylvania Convention Center

$14

If you’d like to see over 700 makes and models of cars, then this yearly event is perfect. Starting at 9 am, this event lasts all day and is family-friendly.

 

Sunday, 1.28

Get Your Dough On

The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College

$95

If you’ve been dying to learn the perfect bread recipe, then this is your solution. Lasting from 10 am to 5 pm, you’ll leave this class never needing (or wanting) to buy bread again.

 

Mesa of the Lost Women

South Street Cinema

$5

Are you craving a vintage monster movie? Well, this one is stuffed with giant spiders, mad scientists, and dancing girls. Tickets for this 7 pm screening are sold at the door.

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