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
The Mütter Museum
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Pennsylvania Convention Center
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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