Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture and Science Events, Oct 23 to Oct 29 | Philly Views
October 19, 2017

Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture and Science Events, Oct 23 to Oct 29

Written by Jamie Walsh

Philadelphia is the perfect place to get your fix of culture, science, and art. The opportunities are endless and ever-changing, so you should give yourself the opportunity to see Philly like you never have before.

Looking to Feed Your Curiosity? Here is the weekly roundup of all things going on in Philly this week in the culture, science, and art communities.


Monday, 10.23

Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens

1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square


Come to see over 1,000 chrysanthemums in a variety of floral shades. There’s also plenty of other autumn scenery to check out.

The Autumn season brings vibrant colors, cozy sweaters, cool afternoons, deep blue skies, rustling leaves…and the Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood. On my journeys through the Conservatory I can’t help but slow down and take in the artistry that our horticultural team creates. The displays are always a sensory overload, but if you haven’t seen the Chrysanthemum Festival in the evening, with the warm glow of lanterns under the moonlit sky, you need to get here this October. I will never forget the first time I saw the display in the evening. The colors are breathtaking. – Renée⠀ ⠀ Photo by Renée Ezokas DePietro.⠀ .⠀ #LongwoodGardens #ChrysanthemumFestival #MumFest #Orangery #Conservatory #takeover #hangingbaskets #horticulture #vibrant #color #beauty #flowersofinstagram #mum #artistry

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Tuesday, 10.24

Philadelphia Film Festival: “The Endless”

214 Walnut Street


The Philadelphia Film Festival showcases the best independent and foreign films in a 10-day viewing experience of dozens of new films. Film making duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead wrote and directed “The Endless,” a sci-fi thriller following two brothers returning to the cult they escaped from when they were younger. A perfect horror film to prepare for Halloween.


Wednesday, 10.25

Sketching in the Galleries 

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

Pay What You Wish

You become the artist at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Get inspired by viewing the artwork on display from around the world as you create your own masterpiece. Both paper and pencils will be provided.


Thursday, 10.26

The Glow in West Fairmount Park

5201 Parkside Ave


West Fairmount Park will be lighting up the trails with over 5,000 beautifully-carved pumpkins displaying everything from celebrities to princesses. Tickets must be purchased in advance in order to see the historic park like never before.



Friday, 10.27

World Cafe: Billie Eilish – Don’t Smile at Me Tour

3025 Walnut Street


The 15-year-old songstress sweeping the pop industry with her alternative style provides a show you do not want to miss.


Saturday, 10.28

Tournament de Taco

1001 N. 2nd Street

$5 for two tacos, pay as you go

Head over to Schmidt’s Commons to help be the judge of the best taco in all of the land. Dos Segundos, Loco Pez, Jose Pistolas, North Bowl, Johnny Brenda’s, Standard Tap and El Camino Real are competing for bragging rights of the best taco. Judging will take place at 4 pm by Michael Klein of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Chef David Ansel, and Chef Marcie Turney.


Sunday 10.29

Head of the Schuylkill Regatta

Fairmount Park


7,000 athletes come together at the historic Boathouse Row for a 2.5 mile race down Kelly Drive.

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