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.
South Street Cinema
Are you eager to escape your family? Has the spiked egg nog turned your in-laws who are borderline tolerable even sober into full-blown monsters? Then stop by South Street Cinema, where projectionist Alex Gardner will be showing all kinds of holiday movies throughout the afternoon.
The Victoria Freehouse
Philly’s own British-style bar will be celebrating the English holiday with all-day specials including Bubble and Squeak, Full English Breakfast, and Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding.
Arrive before 7 pm, and you’ll be rewarded with a free beer. Before the film begins, there are also a number of things to ease your fidgety lacking attention span, including Jenga, Ouija, and Rock-em-Sock-em Robots.
Art Museum Steps
Whether you’re feeling lonely or just hungry for a bike ride and the ensuing tacos, this week’s Taco Tuesday is ready to accommodate. You have my personal guarantee that the Christmahanukwanzakah ride will at least be more fun to bike than it is to type.
Join artist James Alvin for a painting workshop at the Kensington Storefront. Participants will be engaged in discussions regarding addiction, relapse, and recovery with encouragement to out their emotions into painting.
The Grape Room
Come give the year 2017 one last hurrah with some good, loud rock bands. There will be four bands performing to provide you with a night-long, rocktastic experience.
Harkening back to the heyday of the unjustly disparaged genre of disco, DJs Wassup Gina, Azn Jake, and Xtina will be playing hits from the Bee Gees, Kool & the Gang, The Jacksons, and more.
World Cafe Live
Known as a neo-soul artist with a penchant for multi-genre experimentation, this Philly native is returning for a performance at World Cafe Live. He is known for a wide vocal range, as well as collaborations with high profile names like Common, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Erykah Badu, J-Dilla, and Kendrick Lamar.
Step inside the mind of the Malaysian comedian and actor, known as a senior correspondent on the Daily Show, as well as the creator of the eponymous sitcom, Ronny Chieng: International Student.
Offering a glimpse at what’s to come for the New Year, the event will showcase featured DJs with curated vinyl selections paired with BYOB and an on-site bartender ready to mix up some seasonal cocktails in the cafe slash Philly record store.
Honeys Sit and Eat
If you’re looking to burn off those holiday calories, consider this run with T3 Philly. The pace is fun and friendly so there will be no pressure to be a speed demon.