Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture & Science Events, Apr. 23 to 29 | Philly Views
April 19, 2018

Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture & Science Events, Apr. 23 to 29

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 4.23

Mambo Mondays

Vango Lounge & Skybar


Put on your dancing shoes and get ready for a night of salsa, cha cha, bachata, and more of your favorite Latin genres. There will also be dance lessons during the event. The music starts at 8:30 pm.


Playwright’s Happy Hour

Fergie’s Pub


If you have a script that you would like critiqued and workshopped, then this is the perfect event. This happy hour runs from 6 pm to 8 pm. The best part? Free food and beer will be provided.


Paint Nite

Destination Dogs


Grab your friends, paint brushes, and start your week off with some fun and creativity. The theme of the night is Oasis Mountains. Supplies are provided and covered in your registration fee.


Public Panels: Equal Protection for All

National Constitution Center

$5 to $8

The National Constitution Center is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 14th Amendment. The panel will feature a variety of scholars discussing the following topics: The Story of the 14th Amendment and America’s Second Founding, Reconstruction, America’s Second Founding, and Public memory, and 150 and Beyond: Debating the 14th Amendment. The panel starts at 1 pm.


Tuesday 4.24

Comedy Show featuring Jamie Loftus

Good Good Comedy Theatre


Jamie Loftus has appeared on Comedy Central and Super Deluxe. Now, she is bringing her story to Philly with her show called “I Lost My Virginity on August 15, 2010.”


Marvel Cinematic Universe Quizzo

Hop Angel Brauhaus


Are you an expert at all things Marvel? Test out your knowledge about your favorite movies, like Spider-Man and Avengers. The trivia starts at 8 pm.


It’s Always Sunny Quizzo

Roy-Pitz Barrel House


Do you have what it takes to win “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” quizzo? The top teams who conquer this trivia will receive prizes, as well as the team with the best name. The first place team will receive a $40 Roy-Pitz gift card, the second place team will receive a $20 Roy-Pitz gift card, and the team with the best name will receive a $10 Roy-Pitz gift card.  The trivia starts at 8 pm.


Tattooed Momedy Comedy Showcase

Tattooed Mom


What’s better than $1 tacos, free comedy, and $2.50 Tecates? This show will feature a variety of comedians, including Carolyn Busa, Miguel Dalmau, Megan Goetz, Tan Hoang, Nicole Phoenix, Sean Mulholland. The event starts at 8 pm.


Wednesday 4.25

SoulComedy Starring Cocoa Brown



This comedy show features Cocoa Brown, who has starred on Tyler Perry’s “Single Mom’s Club,” “911,” and Ted 2. Be prepared for a night of laughs. The show starts at 8:30 pm.


Brews & Views

Free Library of Philadelphia

Free Admission

From 5 to 9 pm, enjoy a variety of alcoholic beverages while admiring a rooftop view of Philadelphia. There will also be food and entertainment throughout the night. Be sure to bring your ID for registration and admission.


Tinder Live!

Punch Line Philly


This interactive comedy show unravels the truths about this famous dating app. The show starts at 8 pm.


Bob Ross & Chill

Head Games


Channel your inner Bob Ross while you try to replicate his paintings. Let your creative juices flow while being inspired by the famous painter himself through one of his various painting episodes. The event cost includes paint and a canvas.


Thursday 4.26

Cheat Codes



The music starts at 10 pm and the party lasts until 2 am.


Brain Food: Science Night at the Market

Reading Terminal Market

$20 in advance/$25 at the door

This event combines science and food for a fun-filled night at the Reading Terminal Market. Guests will be to watch demonstrations and experiments while enjoying the food from vendors.


To Print or Not to Print

Da Vinci Art Alliance


This art exhibit will feature the works of Edna Santiago, who specializes in printmaking and painting. The exhibit runs from 6 pm to 8 pm.


Friday 4.27

Parks on Tap

The Azalea Garden


Parks On Tap kicks off its first even of the season from April 24 to 29 at Azalea Garden. We thought Friday night would be ideal.


POPS Rocks: Queen, Stones, Zeppelin and more

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

$60 to $156

Get ready for a night filled with your favorite hits of the past. Audience members will be able to rock out and sing along to songs such as “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Stairway to Heaven.”


Twilight in the Gardens

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

$12 to $20

This event will feature live, ’80s-inspired music from the Retroglyphs as well as wax art activities. This is a BYOBBS, so guests are encouraged to bring their own booze, blanket, and snacks.


Saturday 4.28

TheFitExpo Philadelphia 2018

Pennsylvania Convention Center


Calling all fitness fanatics: don’t miss out on this year’s expo, where you will find fitness classes, healthy cooking demos, and fitness competitions. Plus, you may even see your favorite fitness celebrity.


Wine Tasting: Italy vs Australia/New Zealand

Jet Wine Bar


In this wine tasting, you will be comparing the flavors of the Old World vs. the New world, specifically Italy vs. Australia/New Zealand. There will be a total of six wines available for tasting, comparing, and analyzing.


Sunday 4.29

The Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2018

The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

$25 to $59.95

IAN MCELHINNEY WILL BE APPEARING AT THE GREAT PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON! ON FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY APRIL 27-29TH 2018! Ian McElhinney is a Northern Irish actor best known for portraying Ser Barristan Selmy in Game of Thrones and General Dodonna in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He has a long list of TV and film credits, including roles in The Fall with Gillian Anderson, Ripper Street, Hornblower, Cold Feet, Queer as Folk, and The Tudors. He was announced in the role of Ser Selmy on 12 July 2010. McElhinney has thoroughly read through the book series and is quite familiar with its internal history – which is entirely fitting, given that Ser Barristan is one of the older characters in the story and spent over forty years at the royal court, and personally experienced many of the major political events of the past half-century, ultimately leading him to join Daenerys Targaryen in her quest to take back her throne. He can currently be seen on the SyFy Channel new show Krypton, which details the life of Superman’s grandfather on his home planet prior to its destruction. He is married to playwright/actress Marie Jones; the couple started their own company, Rathmore Productions. TICKETS -WWW.PHILADELPHIACOMICCON.COM

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Pups N Pints

Chestnut Hill Brewing Company

$10 in advance/$15 at event

Have you ever wished that you could bring your dog to the bar? Well, this is your opportunity. The price of the ticket includes a craft beer, a doggie goodie bag, special drink prices throughout the event, a raffle entry, and professional pictures with your dog.If you don’t have a dog, no worries. You can still attend the event and enjoy the company of other dogs. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local charity in Philadelphia.


Tarot Readings

Ahimsa House


From 12 pm to 2 pm, enjoy a free tarot card reading with Eryn Nicole, a tarot reader, yoga instructor, and reiki practitioner.


Women’s Expo

Philadelphia Mills


Empower entrepreneurs and businesswomen with this expo featuring a variety of vendors and displays. Some of the items you will find here include clothing, specialty food items, jewlery, and pottery.

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