Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture & Science Events, Mar. 19 to 25 | Philly Views
March 15, 2018

Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture & Science Events, Mar. 19 to 25

Written by Breanna Perez

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, 3.19

Fireside Chat: South Korean Astronaut Yi So-yeon

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.


Antiques & Fine Art Auction 

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.


I Standard Producer Experience

Voltage Lounge


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.


Entrepreneurship Class

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.


Time’s Up! The Women’s Rights Movement

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.


Tuesday, 3.20

Start-Up Nation Tech Fair

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.


Celebration of Fermentation: Beer & Cheese

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.

Philadelphia Restaurant Festival 2018

Crystal Tea Room

$34.30 to $49.95

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.


Wednesday, 3.21

Transcendental Yoga

Colorspace Labs


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.


Bourbon Battle

The Trestle Inn

$25 to n$35

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.


Nerd Nite: Another Brooklyn

Frankford Hall


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.


Thursday, 3.22

Literature thru Cocktails

Alchemist Society


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.


Meet authors Min Jin Lee and Anna Badkhen

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.


An Evening with Andrew Yang



Meet 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang, from 6:30 to 8 pm. Food, beverages, and music will be provided.


Friday, 3.23

Fourth Friday Reiki Share

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.


Khaled’s Kitchen



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.


Mike Casey Trio

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Free after admission

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.


Pop-Up Art Exhibit

Open Space


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.


Saturday, 3.24

Charleston and Lindy Workshop

Jazz Attack

$25 to $40

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.


Art & Fashion Show

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

$10 to $25 

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.



Sunday, 3.25

Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade

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 Beer Dinner

Standard Tap


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.


Essential Oils Workshop

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.


Sunday Night Dance Class

Performance Garage

$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.

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