Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture & Science Events June 18 to 24 | Philly Views
June 14, 2018

Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture & Science Events June 18 to 24

Written by Sophie McHugh

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, 6.18

Callback Comedy Open Mic

Punch Line Philly


Come out to Punch Line Philly at 8 pm for a lineup of Philly’s phunniest pholks. They’re going to need support in trying out their new material. You’re going to need a beer and a laugh on a Monday night. Tt all works out. The comics only have four minutes to get you laughing.


Yoga in Dilworth Park

Dilworth Park 


If you’re one of those people who unwinds at the end of a long day in a healthy way, come to Dilworth Park at 6 pm for a relaxing group yoga session. This is a reoccurring event happening every Monday until August 28 (same time, same place), so if you can’t make it this time, definitely check it out in the future. Stay loose. Stay limber. Don’t forget your yoga mat and some water.


Queer Frames of Resistance

William Way LGBT Community Center 


From today until June 29, you have the chance to support three of Philadelphia’s incredibly talented queer artists. Their works focus on the ways in which individual identity framing can be a form of resistance for queer people, and they express this idea through portraiture, dramatic figuration, and more. Celebrate the possibilities in existence as resistance, and let Philly’s queer artists know their city sees them and loves them.


Tuesday, 6.19

Behind Bars

Repair The World: Philadelphia


Chef Kurt Evans will be shedding light on prison cuisine and education at Repair The World from 7 to 9 pm. Show up to learn about what mealtime is like behind bars, and don’t forget to bring some books to donate to Books Through Bars. The US prison system desperately lacks educational materials for inmates. This is your chance to learn and help. Light refreshments will be provided.


Juneteenth Jubilee Dinner

Awbury Arboretum 


June 19, 1865. This is the day that Union soldiers arrived in Texas to announce the freedom of the last enclave of remotely located slaves, and this is a day that we will honor and celebrate the contributions made by African Americans to the progress of society and the roots of American cuisine. Come enjoy a delicious five-course meal prepared by chef Gail Hinson. The meal is BYOB, and there will be a few short performances highlighting the female pioneers of African American cuisine throughout. Check out this incredible menu.


The Sideshow: A Freaky Good Variety Show

Philly Improv Theater

$5 to $7

We don’t know what you’re gonna get with this one. Could be improv, could be sketch comedy, could be break dancing, could be fire breathing, could be illegal. Regardless of what you’re going to see on this stage at 7:30 pm, it’s going to be very entertaining. Tickets in advance are a little cheaper than they are at the door, and this place is BYOB. I hope you saved your wine can from last time.


Wednesday, 6.20

Glow & Flow

Chestnut Hill Brewing Co. 


At 7:30 pm, by the fountains outside of Chestnut Hill Brewing Company and Market at the Fareway, Yoga for a Cause will be hosting an outdoor night class for suicide prevention. Proceeds go to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and you get some free glow sticks to turn into bracelets and necklaces so you don’t lose your limbs in the dark. Enjoy some local food and drink afterwards with your fellow yogis.


Cocktails With The Candidates

Front Street Cafe


From 5:30 to 7:30 pm, three Philadelphian Democratic queens will be making time to enjoy a meet and greet happy hour with you. Maybe buy them a drink or two, get a leg up, play the dirty game. You know, politics.


Painting the Puuurrrfect Glass

Le Cat Cafe 


This event runs from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Ticket purchases include the paint, brushes, glasses, designs, and instructions courtesy of Drinkable Arts. All you have to do is show up with some booze and maybe a snack too, and hangout with some lovely cats while you learn to paint. Okay, you don’t have to have the booze, but the event is BYOB so you might as well celebrate hump day the right way.


Thursday, 6.21

Ravens on the Rooftop

Parkway Central Library Rooftop Terrace


The Raven Society is hosting an awesome rooftop fundraiser for The Free Library of Philadelphia to celebrate the summer solstice. The price is a little steep, but there will be an open bar and many snacks, so all you have to do is eat and drink $40 worth of food and alcohol and you’re golden. The party runs from 6 to 9 pm, and the proceeds all go to the Free Library.


Dinos After Dark

The Academy of Natural Sciences 


The Academy of Natural Sciences, from 4 to 8 pm, will be opening up the museum for a free/pay-what-you-can night of scientific fun for all. Along with numerous activities, there will be an outdoor beer garden set up right in front of the academy complete with games, drinks, and small bites. This is a family-friendly event, but families are not required. You could always borrow someone’s kid and pretend to be a parent for the night if you’re worried about fitting in.


Mewtiny on the Moshulu

The Moshulu


All ages are welcome to this night of craziness on the Moshulu starting at 6 pm. Enjoy all sorts of entertaining activities (from tarot card readings to silent auctions to magicians) while supporting the humane treatment of alley cats in Philadelphia. This event is destined to be wonderful, because the cat’s the only cat who truly knows where it’s at. Wine, beer, and vodka samples included with ticket purchase, and food too.

Let the mayhem begin..

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Friday, 6.22

June Twilight in the Gardens

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

$12 to $20

From 7 to 10 pm, bask in the warmth of a summer night surrounded by music, art, and good people. Bring your own blanket, booze, and snacks for an evening picnic with friends and family in Philadelphia’s Magic Garden. Enjoy a guided tour of the space, or a lesson in a form of Japanese stitching called Sashiko. Don’t forget to take in the beautiful space while you’re at it.


The Emoji Art Show Tour

Warehouse on Watts

$15 to $35

Starting at 8 pm, this multi-sensory party will feature emoji-inspired art created by tons of Philly artists. There will be music, art, food, drinks, emoji-inspired desserts, live body painting, and live performances too. The show aims to amplify emotional and mental health awareness through art, music, and emojis, and it’s touring across the country. Don’t miss out on the Philly stop.


Saturday, 6.23

The Soulstice

Laurel Hill Cemetery 


Starting at 7 pm, Millionaire’s Row of Laurel Hill Cemetery will be decked out with jazz, cocktails, beer tastings, and young Philadelphians in cocktail attire. Come out and celebrate the summer solstice in a stunning (and very expensive) section of the cemetery! Drinks are included with ticket purchase and the proceeds benefit Laurel Hill Cemetery and the Antemortem Society–your lovely hosts for the evening.


Sunday, 6.24

Puppy Yoga

The Logan Hotel


A vinyasa flow with puppies, nothing could further soothe your heart and mind! Let the (very adoptable) puppies imitate your downward dog or rest on your back while you plank, and by the Shavasana they might just be licking the sweat off your face. There will be two sessions. One starts at 1 pm and the other starts at 3 pm, with registration opening a half hour before each class begins. Don’t forget your mat and towel.


PopUp Play

Spruce Street Harbor Park


From 11:30 am to 12:30 pm on Sundays all summer long, Spruce Street Harbor Park is hosting a variety of fun, free activities for kids. Bring the whole family to engage in some wholesome interactive learning surrounding rotating monthly themes like building, civic engagement, water science, and more. It’s like summer school, but with more fun. And less quiet. And probably more learning.

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