Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture & Science Events, May 28 to June 3 | Philly Views
May 25, 2018

Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture & Science Events, May 28 to June 3



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, 5.28

Sail Philadelphia

Penn’s Landing Marina

$4.50 to $7

It’s Memorial Day, baby! If you are lucky enough to get off of work, enjoy the extended weekend and head to Penn’s Landing Marina for the final day of Sail Philadelphia 11 am to 7 pm, featuring waterfront activities like live music and food trucks, tours of a slew of ships, and even 90 minute sailing excursions on the Delaware River.

 

Citywide: India Improv ft. Classic and Short Rib Comedy

Philly Improv Theater 

$5

If you need to laugh off a hangover from the weekend, this indie improv showcase guarantees you a good time, and this week they’re featuring classic and short rib comedy from 7:30 to 8:30 pm.

 

 

Tuesday, 5.29

The LGBTQ State of the Union 

The Kimmel Center

Free

Hosted by the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs and Mayor’s Commission on LGBT Affairs, this is the first of its kind event for LGBTQ+ Philadelphians to listen and engage with LGBTQ+ organizations in a Ted Talk-esque presentation about their accomplishments in the past year and their plans for the forthcoming year. It lasts from 6 to 8:30 pm.

 

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia Trivia Night

Landmark Americana University City

Free

Okay, so if you’re a fan of taco Tuesday you should definitely check this event out. Tacos are $2 and you can wash them down with $5 pitchers of beer, all while proving to your friends that you’re Always Sunny’s #1 fan. Quizzo starts at 9 and ends at 11:30pm.

 

Philly Plant Exchange at South Street

PHS Pop-Up Garden South Street

Free

For all you plant moms and dads out there looking for new babies, come out for the free plant pop up garden shop. Have questions about ill or misbehaving babies? PHS experts will also be there to help. It begins at 6 pm.

 

Wednesday, 5.30

Moonstone Poetry and Comedy Showcase

Fergie’s Pub

Free

Support your local Philly artists. Come out and see Elijah B. Pringle III, local connoisseur of visual and performing arts, host a poetry night of featured poets and an open mic starting at 7 pm, followed by a comedy showcase at 9:30pm.

 

Yoga at the Art Museum

Philadelphia Art Museum

Free ticket at desk

You definitely need to be taking advantage of free events at the PMA such as pay as you wish Wednesday nights after 5 pm. Yoga, board games, Legos, and cocktails means there’s something for everyone.

 

Thursday, 5.31

Catvengers Happy Meower

The Cat Doctor

$10 donation

If you’re a cat person looking to pet cats, or on the lookout to adopt a rescue, come check out this Catvengers event with Morris Animal Refuge. There will be drinks and snacks from 5:30 to 7 pm to feed you and your curiosity.

 

Greensgrow Farms Twilight Market and Farm-Share Kickoff Party

Greensgrow Farms

Free

This is the first Twilight Market event of the year, and features local food vendors, artisans, and musicians. It is also the kickoff of the Farm Share and Snap Share programs, which offer locally sourced food from farmers. Come out from 5 to 8 pm for some market madness.

 

PIFA 2018

The Kimmel Center for Performing Arts

Free

Philadelphia’s International Festival of the Arts begins today, so look online to book tickets for upcoming shows including the Cristal Palace, Doggie Hamlet, and Bassam Youssef, who is deemed to be the “Jon Stewart of the Arab World.”

 

Bring Philly HOME 2018 Fundraising Event

Loews Philadelphia Hotel

$65

If you haven’t already noticed, Philly has a homelessness problem. Project HOME has been working since 1989 to fight homelessness, and this fundraising event is aimed at continuing to fund programs and find homes for those who are struggling on the streets. Come out from 6:30 to 9pm for a good cause; one that affects 15,000 of our fellow Philadelphians.

 

Friday, 6.1

Philadelphia Legendary Coffee Tour: Cultivar Caravan

Rival Bros. Coffee

Free

Calling all coffee connoisseurs! This caravan is no ordinary food truck, offering Ethiopian and Bourbon brews, and it’s making its way to Philly on a legendary coffee tour. It starts at 4 and ends at 7 pm.

 

2018 Philadelphia Latino Film Festival

UArt’s Caplan Recital School

$12

The Latino Film Festival kicks off on Friday with a short program and performance, continuing Saturday and Sunday with 13 featured films, many of which are documentaries.

 

 

Saturday, 6.2

Save the Last Folk Dance for Me

The Latvian Society of Philadelphia

$5

Ever feel like breaking out in folk dance? Well you’re in luck. In celebration of Latvia’s Centennial, the Latvian Society is hosting a dance workshop from 4 pm to 2 am for all levels to come and learn some traditional folk dances. And of course there will be a bar in case your significant other needs to loosen up before breaking it down on the dance floor.

 

JAWS in Concert With The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

The Mann Center of Performing Arts

$25 to $70

Come listen to the classic John Williams’ Academy Award-winning score while simultaneously watching the full-length, feature film on three giant screens at The Mann. Can it get any better than a mega movie with live music, all while lounging out under the stars? Event starts at 7:30pm.

 

Sunday, 6.3

Philly Vegan Pop Flea Market

Tattooed Mom

Free

Hey, you may not eat Vegan, but you can still shop Vegan. Philly’s pop-up Vegan flea market, open 1-5pm is another series that will continue over the summer, and features vendors selling vegan products from needlework to nail polish.

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