Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture & Science Events, February 26 to March 4 | Philly Views
February 22, 2018

 Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture & Science Events, February 26 to March 4

Written by Alexis Rogers

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, February 26

Concerts At The College: Philadelphia Orchestra Musician

The Mütter Museum

$15 to $29

From 7 to 10 pm, enjoy the sounds of some musicians from the Philadelphia Orchestra. After the event, stick around for some free drinks and food.


Tuesday, February 27

Science After Hours

The Franklin Institute


The theme is “Love and Lust.” Some events that will take place throughout the night include a presentation about the science of love and attractions, a silent dance party, and love and lust quizzo. This event starts at 7 pm.


Parks & Rec Quizzo

Hop Angel Brauhaus


Channel your inner Leslie Knope and take a trip to Pawnee, Indiana at this quizzo night filled with JJ’s waffles, Mouse Rat, and Lil’ Sebastian. This event takes place from 8 to 10 pm.


Wednesday, February 28

Philadelphia Public Health Grand Rounds: Gun Violence in Philadelphia

The Mütter Museum


This event is intended to open up the conversation about gun violence in Philadelphia with the public. There will be a variety of speakers, including the Chief Epidemiologist in the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and the executive director for the Office of Violence Protection. This is a free event, but registration is required.


Paint Nite

Isla Verde Cafe


Escape to the beach with a pink sand paradise theme for this paint night. The purchase of your ticket includes the canvas.


Thursday, March 1

Jazz Lives Philadelphia Presents After Hours

La Colombe Fishtown


From 8 to 10 pm, enjoy some live jazz music at this popular coffee shop. This show is called “The Kings and Queens of Blues,” featuring Alphonso Horne on the trumpet. The doors for this event open at 8 and the show starts at 8:30.


Putting the POP in Pop Culture: Wizarding Edition

Alchemist Society


Enter into the magical world of wizardry where you can learn how to make alcoholic potions. The Alchemist Society is dedicated to providing lessons in drinks, such as beer brewing. You will be able to learn how to make a delicious concoction as you summon your magical powers.


Friday, March 2

Jazz at the Library Bar

The Rittenhouse


Sit back, relax, and enjoy some jazz music at The Rittenhouse Hotel. The live performances last from 9:30 pm to 12:30 am. Food and drinks are available at the Library Bar.


Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Works by Russell Craig

Philadephia’s Magic Gardens


Throughout his 7 year incarceration, this self-taught artist used anything possible to create masterpieces. Some of his mediums included court documents, prison paperwork, and any other papers available. The opening reception for this exhibit will take place from 6 to 9 pm, where visitors will have the opportunity to engage with the artist.


Saturday, March 3

Romeo and Juliet

Tomlinson Theater

$10 to $25

Enjoy the romantic tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, presented by Temple Theaters as they celebrate their 50th season. There will be showings at 2 pm and 7:30 pm.


Shakespeare Free Read-Aloud Group

The Rosenbach


The selected reading for this read-aloud is Julius Caesar. Although this event is free, registration is required. You can either participate in the reading or choose to listen. This option can be indicated when you register. It is recommended that you bring your own copy to the reading.


Sunday, March 4

Improv Workshop: Keeping It Weird w/ Annie Paradis

Good Good Comedy Theatre


From 2 to 4 pm, step out of your comfort zone and delve into the world of improv. This workshop will help you to create fun and unique characters through various exercises.


Philadelphia Flower Show

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Various Prices

This event has been happening since 1829. The theme for this year is wonders of water and will celebrate the importance and necessity of water in nature. Visitors will be able to view a variety of plants from tropical climates to the woodlands. Visitors are able to view the displays from 8 am to 9 pm.

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