Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture and Science Events, Oct. 9 to 15 | Philly Views
October 5, 2017

Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture and Science Events, Oct. 9 to 15

Written by Brendan Sweeney

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, 10.9

“People of the Standing Stone” – Film Premiere & Panel Discussion

Museum of the American Revolution 

$5 to $15

Listen as the soothing tone of Kevin Costner’s voice guides you through this documentary, telling the tale of how the Oneida people supported George Washington but were eventually screwed over. A panel discussion follows the screening.


Tuesday, 10.10

Anxie-Tease: A Mental Health Burlesque Show

Good Good Comedy Theater


October 10th is National Health Awareness Day, which makes it the perfect occasion to brighten up your day with a burlesque show.


Wednesday, 10.11

Telemann 360°: The Case for Telemann

Independence Seaport Museum 

Free (Registration Required)

Georg Philip Telemann was a renowned musician in the 1700s, but his name and legacy was ruined 30 years after his death. Find out if this was a fair or if Telemann got his just deserts in this panel discussion. The talk is followed by food and drinks, and a performance by Temple’s Boyer College of Music and Dance.


Thursday, 10.12

Night Skies in the Observatory

The Franklin Institute 

$5 to $10

Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts invites you to a stargazing event that helps to orient our place in the galaxy. Your worries about that ketchup stain on your new shirt or that girl that won’t text you back tend to melt away when you consider how you could be wiped out by a meteor at any moment. Features include a live presentation, planetarium shows, and hands-on astronomy activities.


Ideation by Aaron Loeb (Theatre Exile)

The Latvian Society

$10 to $50

Stop by the Latvian Society to support Philly’s local theater scene. This is a “ferocious and hilarious thriller” which tells the story of corporate consultants ruminating on a mysterious project.


Friday, 10.13

Arts at Night

Schmidt’s Commons

Free / $15 to $35 for zombie crawl

It’s Friday the 13th, and things are going to get weird accordingly. The piazza is hosting a night of artistry and creative expression via performance for all to enjoy. The area will also be decked out with oddities in the name of the Northern Liberties Zombie Crawl, which will be happening concurrently.


‘Sake to Me’: Sushi Cooking Class

4658 Umbria St


Learn how to make sushi rolls, miso soup, and even some ginger-pickling techniques. Classes run about two hours and are complete with servings of sake, so consider taking an Uber or responsible friend with a car.


Saturday, 10.14

What’s My Line?

Good Good Comedy Theatre 


“Whose Line Is It Anyway” was a great show, and anyone who says otherwise is not to be trusted. Hosted by Dave Metter, experience a live iteration of the improv format with some of Philly’s finest talent.

(P.S. surprise guests and audience interaction included)


Philadelphia Open Studios

3510 Scotts Lane


Many people are subjected to inescapable, monotonous drudgery in their job, but arguably artists escape that. If you’ve ever wondered what exactly comprises a day in the life of an artist, this is your cup of tea. Scotts Mills Studios opens the curtains for the public to see what some creatives do behind the scenes.


Sunday, 10.15

Forty Years of Frisbees, Family, Friends and Fun

Sedgley Woods Disc Golf Course


Who doesn’t like the occasional game of disc golf? This is a community event with all the food and activities you would expect to come with the commemoration of a Frisbee golf course. Take advantage of this opportunity to bond with nature while the weather is still bearable.


Philadelphia-area LGBTQ History Researchers, Writers and Educators Group

William Way LGBT Community Center


This will be a discussion regarding LGBTQ research in Philadelphia and its relevance in the modern world. This event is open to anyone with an interest in the matter, be it personal or academic.

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