Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture & Science Events June 25 to July 1 | Philly Views
June 22, 2018

Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture & Science Events June 25 to July 1

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, 6.25

Science on the Screen

Prince Theater


Come to the Prince Theater at 7 pm for a free screening of Experimenter, a film telling the story of social psychologist Stanley Milgram and his chilling work in determining how much pain people are willing to inflict on one another when ordered to do so. The film will be followed by a discussion on the historical context of Milgram’s work, and the public’s reaction to it.


Bob’s Burgers Trivia 

Punch Line Philly


If you’re a Bob’s Burgers fan, this is your chance to show off your knowledge and finally lead the pack in a trivia showdown starting at 8 pm. Although the event is free, make a reservation online for your team to secure your table.


Tuesday, 6.26

Harry Potter Quizzo

Hop Angel Brauhaus


Starting at 8 pm, “Quizmaster Jack” is leading Harry Potter themed trivia for all you wizards out there. Finally, that Hogwarts cape can come out to play. No need to make a reservation in advance. All you have to do is show up and make some magic happen.


Wands & Whisky

Eastern State Penitentiary 


While we’re on the theme of wizardry, Arts in the Industry is holding a magical event inside the Penitentiary with beer gardens, a cocktail contest, live music, a local art market, food trucks, fundraisers, puppies, and more. All food and beverages are included in your ticket purchase.


Pride 57 Happy Hour

One Liberty Observation Deck 

$10 to $15

From 6 to 9 pm, enjoy a Pride-themed happy hour on the 57th floor of One Liberty Place. There will be snacks, a cash bar, and many pop-up performances throughout the evening. Although tickets will be available at the door, they will be more expensive and the event could sell out. Might as well reserve your place in advance.


Wednesday, 6.27

Outdoor Movie Series 

Fringe Arts 


A cold beer, a view of the Ben Franklin Bridge, a basket of fries, and a ’90s classic high-school rom-com on the big screen: 10 Things I Hate About You. The show starts at 8:30 pm, and there will be small bites and beverages sold throughout the movie.


Who Got the Jazz

Spruce Street Harbor Park 


From 5:30 to 8 pm, come enjoy this jazzy tribute to Nina Simone featuring three local Philly musicians. Seems like the perfect thing to do before heading over to Fringe Arts for an outdoor movie. What a cultured hump day.


Snap Before You Sip

Photo Pop Philly 


Philly’s first interactive pop-up exhibit wants to get on your Instagram. Before you head out to Center City Sips, take your fine self over to Photo Pop Philly to capture the perfect summer thirst trap and spend your happy hour racking up those likes! Just stay away from Valencia and Nashville.


Thursday, 6.28

Stroll on the Street

Manayunk, Main Street


From 5 to 9:30 pm, Main Street will be filled with food trucks, vendors, and live music every Thursday until August 23. Select restaurants and retailers will be hosting happy hour specials and sidewalk sales, so bring your friends and wander the streets of Manayunk for an evening full of outdoor summer fun. The theme is Pet Night, so bring your pets and your friends’ pets too.


WXPN Waterfront Sessions

Spruce Street Harbor Park 


Ivy Sole and DJ THEakasha will be performing outside from 6:30 to 9:30 pm as a part of the Summer Sounds in the Historic District program. Come sit back, relax, and support local musicians while you enjoy discount summer shandy and a lovely summer breeze.


Twilight Yoga On The Pier 

Yoga on the Pier 


Starting at 8:30 pm, wind down with a relaxing moonlight yoga class right by the water. Bring your own yoga mat and anything else you think you may need. Maybe some night vision goggles, if you’re clumsy in the dark.


Friday, 6.29

Philly Air Guitar Championships

Johnny Brenda’s


Starting at 8 pm, Philadelphia’s best air guitarists will be competing to represent the city of brotherly love in the Nationwide Air Guitar Championships in NYC. Contestants will be judged on technical merit, stage presence, and “airness,” because we definitely all know and understand what that means in the context of the air guitar.


Red, White, & Blue BeerBQ 

The Schmidt’s Commons


From 5 to 8 pm, Schmidt’s Commons will be jam packed with live music, food trucks, alcohol, games, and drunken patriots. Enjoy some food truck BBQ and fresh donuts, and make sure to save your seat for a free outdoor showing of E.T. on the big screen at 8 pm.


An Improvised Rom-Com 

Philly Improv Theater

$12 to $15

We all know how rom-coms go. The girl’s in a rut, the guy’s had enough of his bachelor lifestyle. She switches gyms. He spots her squatting, puts on the moves, and fails. She sees through his act, she knows guys like him: players. He convinces her to be his friend. They get dinner, where he tells her about his four volunteer hours and the one book he read last year. She sees past his shallow facade, he sees past her glasses or something, and there we have it folks. Come by Philly Improv Theater at 8 pm to find out the alternate ending!


Saturday, 6.30

The Philly Ice Cream Scoop 

Reading Terminal Market 


From 11 am to 5 pm, there will be tons of local ice cream makers set up in Reading Terminal to celebrate Philly’s rich ice cream heritage the right way. Along with plenty of ice cream specials, the event will have raffles, live music, games, and more. Stop by for a delicious specialty cup or cone.


Brews & Views 

Free Library of Philadelphia 


Local craft beers, wines, and cocktails will be available for purchase on the Parkway Central Library rooftop from 5 to 9 pm. Admission to the event is free, so come enjoy a drink and some snacks while the sun sets over the skyline.


Vegan Pop Flea Market

Friends Center 


Philly Vegan Pop Flea Market is celebrating its second birthday with a party at Friends Center. From 12 to 4 pm, come peruse the pop up vegan market and enjoy some plant-based food and drink.


Sunday, 7.1

The Cookout

Throw House Page 


Starting at 1 pm, The Cookout will showcase black Philadelphia Chefs who specialize in BBQ. Enjoy some free samples, BBQ contests, games, and even axe throwing at this summer kickoff party. The axe throwing comes with instructors, don’t worry.

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