Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture and Science Events (6/19-6/26) | Philly Views
June 19, 2017

Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture and Science Events (6/19-6/26)

Written by Kiley Price


When it comes to learning about art, science, and culture, Philadelphia is one of the best classrooms around. Philadelphia’s museums, institutions, and innovative residents bring endless opportunities to learn and appreciate a side of our city you don’t always see.

This is a weekly roundup of events that can help you add a little culture to your schedule.

6.19

Round One of VS: PHIT Comedy Improv Tournament

PHIT Comedy at the Adrienne Theatre Second Stage

$5

Twelve improv teams will fight to see who will be deemed the best improv group in Philadelphia over the course of 12 weeks.

6.20

Author Talk: Richard Russo

Parkway Central Library

Free

Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Empire Falls, Richard Russo will talk about his writing career and work process.

6.21

Sketching in the Galleries

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pay what you wish

Become an artist yourself while surrounded by famous works in the galleries of the Art Museum. Paper and pencils provided.

Chef Demo: Summer Entertaining

Philadelphia Museum of Art

$55

This 90-minute class will help you learn how to entertain a summer party by creating seasonal cocktails and snacks, taught by professional chefs at Starr Catering.

Community Night 

The Franklin Institute

Free 

Admission to the Franklin Institute is free this Wednesday so that you can learn about the exhibitions without dipping into your wallet.

Make Music Philly

The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons

Free

At this festival celebrating the first day of summer, there will be a day full of music by musicians around the Philadelphia area, including Erin Fox and Big Highway.

#makemusicphilly #mmp #makemusicday #philly #makemusicphl

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6.22

Tai Chi at the Library

Oak Lane Library

Free

A free way to relieve stress with the traditional practice of Tai Chi, which has been proven to improve muscle strength, flexibility, and quality of life.

Donn T with Little Strike Performance

Spruce Street Harbor Park

Free

In this week’s Waterfront Sessions: Live Music Series, Donn T will be performing with Little Strike. Donn T was just chosen as Questlove’s nomination for the title of “Artist of Tomorrow.”

🌳✨#sshp

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6.23

Peter Beets Performance

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Free after admission

Peter Beets, a famous Dutch pianist, will be performing at the Art Museum with jazz musicians from the area, such as Larry McKenna on tenor sax.

The Hot Club of Philadelphia Performance 

The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons 

Free

The Hot Club of Philadelphia, a gypsy jazz group led by guitarist Barry Wahrhaftig, will be performing at Schmidt’s Commons.

The Big Bleu Band Performance

The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons

Free

The Big Bleu Band will be performing for a night of dancing to Motown, Disco, and Pop.

6.24

Opening of the Moundbuilders Exhibit

The Penn Museum

$15

The Moundbuilders: Ancient Architects of North America exhibit will be opening this Saturday. This exhibit expands on the story of Native American moundbuilding, some of them more than 5,000 years old.

Piazza Makers Market

The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons

Free

This open air market will host artists, crafters, farmers, and local businesses and their handmade crafts and goods.

Manayunk Arts Festival

Main Street Manayunk

Free

Artists from all of the country will be showcasing their work along the street in a celebration of the arts. There will be crafts, music, food, and products for sale, with various restaurants in the area offering great drink specials.

#ManayunkArtsFestival on this beautiful Saturday #maf2016 @manayunkdotcom

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6.25

The Arnold Newman Lecture: Michael Nichols

The Philadelphia Museum of Art

$25 t0 $40

Creator of the Wild: Michael Nichols exhibit soon to open at the Art Museum, Michael Nichols will be hosting a lecture about his work and artistic process. Nichols is a wildlife photographer and has been featured several times in National Geographic.

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