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.
Temple University College of Engineering
Temple’s College of Engineering will have a chat with South Korea first (and only) Astronaut, Yi So-yeon. This event will discuss bioengineering and So-yeon’s historic journey through space. What a great way to celebrate Women’s History Month, right? Beginning at 5 pm, this event is open to the public and is first-come, first-served.
Barry S. Slosberg Inc., Auctioneers & Appraisers
This is day two of this art auction. Anything from patio sets, vanities, lamps, pianos, sculptures, and more will be auctioned off. This event begins at 4 pm.
If you love music, this is an event for you. Contestants will have the chance to play their music in front of a panel of industry judges, receive feedback, and network with industries, clients, and fans. The top three finalists will get invited to this year’s Beast of the Beats to compete with music makers from around the world. Event begins at 8:45 pm.
Free Library of Philadelphia
This class is meant to teach those who want to learn more about the nitty gritty of business with detailed conversation regarding financing, marketing, sales, pricing, and more. Event begins at 6:30 pm.
The Free Library of Philadelphia
As we know, women have had their fair share of struggles throughout American history. Come listen and converse with three local activists about their own personal experiences and expertise. These activists include Amanda Owen, Jean Hunt, and Salima Suswell. This presentation will begin at 8:30 pm.
Fox School of Business, Temple University
Calling all techies, this is an event for you. Whether you know it or not, Israel has more high-tech startups than any other country in the world. This is a professional expo to feature those Israeli companies and their products. This event will give visitors the chance to network for potential employment or internship opportunities. The expo is from 11 am to 2 pm.
Saint Benjamin Brewing Company
Two things every American loves and one event to celebrate it all. This educational, fun, and tasty event will bring you interesting beer and cheese pairings. Your ticket includes a cheese plate of four locally crafted cheeses, condiments paired with a flight of St. Benjamin’s seasonal beers.
Crystal Tea Room
When we say feed your curiosity, we meant it literally. Taste popular samples, delicious cocktails, craft beers, and wines during this ultimate food and drink tour of Philly. To make it even better, you won’t have to wander far from restaurant to restaurant. This event is all in one building. A musician and DJ will be present. This festival is from 6 to 9 pm.
This is the kick off to Colorspace’s community class series that runs until April 25. Led by Ashely Tryba, the yoga class is from 6:30 to 7:45 pm.
The Trestle Inn
This is the 6th year of the Bourbon Battle, where Philadelphia’s best bartenders will battle with their best cocktail containing, that’s right, you guessed it: bourbon. This year’s contestants include returning Champ Christine Castro of Heritage, Sean McGuire of a.bar, Eric Shetter of Whetstone Tavern and Aaron Wolfson of The Trestle Inn. Your tickets will include four cocktails, lite bites, and raffles. This event benefits the PSPCA.
Our second 2018 Bourbon Battle Contender is Eric Shetter of the Whetstone Tavern with Beet Beet, Who Got the Keys to the Jeep? This tiki-style cocktail comes with an umbrella of course! Taste it at the 6th Annual Bourbon Battle benefitting PSPCA's Outreach Program at The Trestle Inn on Wednesday, March 21 at 6PM. Get your tickets at bourbonbattle.com before they sell out! $25 from every ticket donated directly to PSPCA. #BourbonBattle2018 #woodfordreserve #animalrescue #animalwelfare #cocktails #cocktailcompetition #bourbon #whiskey @whetstonephilly @four.quartets @pspca @woodfordreserve
They’re back and ready to discuss. In collaboration with One Book One Philadelphia, this event will focus on Another Brooklyn. Talks will be done by Michael Chow, Jessica Meeker, Thomas McKeon, and Josh Ducoff. The $5 cover provides drink specials for the duration of the show.
From 7 to 9 pm, you will be able to dive into boozy literature and untangle the history between your favorite cocktails and novels. In this workshop the class will make three cocktails inspired by a moment in literature from novels including, Walker Percy’s Love in the Ruins, Edward Albee Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf? and Ernest Hemingway’s Islands in the Stream.
On this dreary evening as the third Nor'easter starts flinging cold rain/snow and winds start blowing, I can't help but dream of blue island waters and a perfect Hemingway cocktail. Join us on 3/22 for Literature & Cocktails, a workshop on making cocktails inspired by classic literature. #literatureandcocktails #saltlife #mermaiddreams #alchesmistsociety #phillcocktails #phillygram #booksandcocktails
Free Library of Philadelphia
Here, you will have the chance to meet and greet with authors Anna Badkhen and Min Jin Lee while they discuss Fisherman’s Blues: A West African Community at Sea and Pachinko. This event is from 7:30 to 8:30 pm.
Meet 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang, from 6:30 to 8 pm. Food, beverages, and music will be provided.
Learn Reiki Philadelphia
If you’ve ever had a desire to try Reiki, now’s your time. For the fourth Friday of this month, you can learn and meditate with positive, Japanese energy. This class is a great way for newbies to explore what they like when it comes to meditation. This share is hosted by Mika Miles, Reiki Master and Shamanic Healer of Anchor & Phoenix Healing Arts. No experience is needed to participate but make sure to RSVP because space is limited.
DJ Khaled is partnering with Weight Watchers to bring healthy, fresh, and tasty foods to Philly this Friday during his tour for the first time ever. Here, you will be able to sample Khaled’s favorite recipes. The exact location of the event will be emailed to participate prior to the event. This event is from 5 to 9 pm.
🔑 MAJOR MAJOR KEY ALERT ROSEMONT, IL!!!!! 🔑@DJKhaled is swinging by #KhaledsKitchen TODAY! Come by to see him and @ChefMelissaZuniga & grab these delicious 3 SmartPoint 🍪 + more of his #WWFreestyle faves! ‼️You must RSVP to attend. ‼️Link in bio or at weightwatchers.com/khaledskitchen & address is in our IG Stories #weightwatchers
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Meet in the Great Stair Hall of the museum to sit in awe as you watch three jazz stars take the stage. The performance is led by saxophonist, Mike Casey, and will showcase modern and classical music. This event is from 5 to 8:45 pm.
This month’s Pop-Up Art Exhibit will feature 30 local artists from Philadelphia. There will be live art, live music, live competitions, and complementary wine. Details are TBA.
Join Mimi and Jeff, NYC locals, as they teach a four-hour workshop of a combination of Charleston and Lindy hop. It’s time brush up on your fundamentals and learn cool moves inspired by their personal styles.
Philadelphia Brewing Company
NUMiNOUSmag is releasing their Taboo issue and here’s a fashion show to celebrate it. Enjoy some drinks while you watch artists showcase their artwork and designers show off their latest designs. Music by Elijah Stephen Arms will be playing all night. This show is from 8 to 11 pm.
Temple Performing Arts Center
Today is the first day of this two-day performance by Temple’s theatre and orchestra programs. There will be music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb all while being based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins. The show begins at 7:30 pm.
Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of Philadelphia
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade will be on Benjamin Franklin Parkaway. Further details and list of events are TBA. The parade is from 2 to 5 pm.
Brewery ARS will be featured for this month’s beer dinner. The cost of $60 will provide you with 4 courses, specially made by Chef Joel. The menu and more details are TBA.
Make your reservation now for our monthly beer dinner! This month we will feature Brewery ARS! 4 courses for $60! Meet the brewers! Sunday March 25th @6pm. Limited seating available. Call 215-238-0630 or go to standardtap.com More details to come! #nolibs #breweryars #drinkphilly #drinknation #noxpofest #northernliberties
The Common Room
Heather Holiday, leather maker and essential oil distributer, is coming to teach Philly easy ways to nourish one’s self through essential oils. Enjoy infused mimosas and bath salts/crystals. This event is from 1 to 4 pm.
$12 to $15
Shake off those Sunday blues with this fast moving, fun dance class that is full of floor work, big movement and gesture work. Every class is different and is open to intermediate or advanced dancers. Starting at 6 pm, this is the last class for this recurring event.