Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture & Science Events, Dec 4 to 10 | Philly Views
November 30, 2017

Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture & Science Events, Dec 4 to 10

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, 12.4

Industry Night with Rione Pizza Al Taglio and Lo-Fi Spirits

Amis Trattoria


Come by Rione Pizza Al Taglio in Rittenhouse for a Roman-style pizza party. There will be pizza from Rione as well as cocktails from Lo-Fi Spirits. The food is free, the drinks are cheap, and ID is required.


Life After Hate: A Former Neo-Nazi Comes to Penn

Claudia Cohen Hall

Free (registration required)

Arno Michaelis was once committed to dubious causes, but now aims to rescue others from the pitfalls of hostility and extremism. Come by and listen to his story and explore the best ways to relieve hate in our societies.


Tuesday, 12.5

Wine Tasting – Christmas Village


$14 to $42

Chaddsford Winery and an array of food vendors join forces to ramp up the tastebuds and add to the excitement of the seasonal spectacle at Christmas Village.


3D Printing And Robotics (Two-Day Workshop)

Franklin Institute 

$50 to $75

Take this opportunity to cultivate your interest and expand your skillset in an area that has clear value for the future. Topics include robotics, circuitry, coding, and of course, 3D printing.


Wednesday, 12.6

Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City

Philadelphia City Institute Free Library


Join authors Nathaniel Popkin, Peter Woodall, and Joseph E.B. Elliott in exploring their book. It details architectural oddities concealed in plain sight, which tell tales of Philadelphia’s rich history.


Stag & Doe Nights

Chestnut Hill Shopping District


Enjoy extended store hours and get some quality holiday shopping done on Germantown Avenue. There will be holiday sales, promotions, seasonal treats, and live music.


Thursday, 12.7

Philly Holiday Festival: Free Museum Day 

Eastern State Penitentiary


This offers those interested a rare chance to explore the city’s most historic prison for free. It will feature art installations, hands-on interactive experiences, and an audio tour narrated by Steve Buscemi.


Friday, 12.8


Punch Line Philly


Stop by Punch Line Philly in Fishtown for a night of laughs with the comedian, voice artist, and actor.


Saturday, 12.9

2017 South Philly Handmade Brigade

1241 S Carpenter St


See why this event is regarded as the “best holiday party in South Philly”. It’s a shopping event showcasing affordable, inventive artwork, gifts, and houseware alike.

Posted by South Philly Handmade Brigade on Wednesday, November 8, 2017


German American Weekend – Christmas Village



Celebrate the heritage that has a crucial role in the formation of Philadelphia as we know it. Highlights include live singing and performance, Bratwurst, meatloaf, and mulled wine.


Sunday, 12.10

Crabs and Cocktails Christmas Edition

Personal Chef 


If you’re feeling nostalgic about summer, this might be just what you’re looking for to mix things up. In addition to some delicious seafood and sides, everyone is entitled to a Santa hat, gift bag, and several other treats.


Corks and Cupcakes: Holiday Edition

The Event Studio

$7 to $50

With cupcakes in abundance and local wine courtesy of Cardinal Hollow Winery, this adult-only event will be rife with seasonal festivity. There will also be trivia night and a chance to win prizes.

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