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.
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.
Claudia Cohen Hall
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join us this Saturday at 1PM for a photo workshop at the vacant Third Presbyterian Church in Chester, where beauty and decay mingle freely. (Link in bio). The main sanctuary is an architectural marvel, with a rotunda based upon the dome of the Cathedral of Florence. There’s a second rotunda in the adjacent Sunday School building, which also features an enormous bank of oak-and-glass walls. Finally, there’s a modern addition, with classrooms that still have books on the shelves and posters on the wall. This is a special event with a limited group size–don't miss it!
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.
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.
Punch Line Philly
Stop by Punch Line Philly in Fishtown for a night of laughs with the comedian, voice artist, and actor.
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.
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.
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.
The Event Studio
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.