Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture & Science, June 4 to 10 | Philly Views
May 31, 2018

Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture & Science, June 4 to 10

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, 6.4

Extreme Homebrew Challenge

Joe Pistola’s 

$25 to $30

It’s Philly Beer Week, people! Running from June 1 10, Philly Loves Beer is hosting tons of fun events to honor that flawless golden nectar we know and love. Come out to Joe Pistola’s on Monday from 7 to 10 pm and YOU can be the judge in the final round of The Extreme Homebrew Challenge. If you really struggle with making up your mind, don’t worry – you get free unlimited samples.


Philly FIGHT Volunteer Night

Philadelphia FIGHT 


Philadelphia FIGHT, Moishe Philadelphia, and Repair the World: Philadelphia are hosting volunteers from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Philadelphia FIGHT offices, an organization that provides comprehensive health services to those fighting HIV/AIDS and those who are highly at risk. The volunteering will consist of packaging conference materials for an AIDS education summit, and a light dinner will be provided. RSVP to secure your spot and go meet some other generous and caring individuals.


Tuesday, 6.5

Speed Dating for Gay Men

Stir Lounge

$25 to $27

Having trouble finding someone special? Look no further! Hosted by Be Single No More, this fun and flirty night will provide you all the single gay Philadelphians you could dream of. Check-in starts at 6:30 pm, and there will be a singles mixer following the speed dates. Whatever time you get home, here’s to hoping that you won’t be alone.


Game Masters: The Exhibition and WarGames Screening

The Franklin Institute

$9 to $20

The Franklin Institute is taking adult gaming to a new level with two exclusive Game Masters nights for those 21 and up. From 5:30 to 8:30 pm, enjoy access to 100+ games after hours, plus cash bar access for proper coordination. At 8:30, sit down and relax through a screening of the 1983 classic gaming film “WarGames.”


Brewsday Comedy

Saint Benjamin Brewing Company 


Celebrate Philly Brew Week, AGAIN, with this cheap stand-up showcase featuring six of Philly’s coolest comics. Show starts at 8 pm, doors open at 7, and you get a free pint of beer with your ticket purchase.


Wednesday, 6.6

Art On Beer



If you’ve ever chosen a drink solely because of the label, U-Bahn’s event might teach you something. This moderated panel discussion will surround the interplay of marketing and artwork involved in creating beer labels. With speakers from 5 different brewing companies, the discussion will converge the subjects of beer and art in many different contexts. From 7 to 9:30 pm, enjoy $5 beers and a specially designed menu included with ticket purchase.


Evil Genius Movie Night

Hop Angel Brauhaus


Starting at 8 pm, relax in the Hop Angel beer garden and enjoy an after dark showing of Anchorman. Evil Genius beers on tap, a trendy outdoor space, and Will Ferrell’s creepy mustache on the big screen … what more could one need?


Improv Comedy

Philly Improv Theater


Laugh yourself over the hump on Wednesday night at Philly Improv Theater, featuring two Improv House teams: (In Space) and Rockefeller. The theater is BYOB, so feel free to continue your beer drinking or switch it up with some wine in a can, Dee Reynolds style.

Bring whatever drinks you want if you're coming to a show! #BYOB

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Thursday, 6.7

Pride Month Kickoff!

Philadelphia City Hall 


Celebrate Pride Month with your fellow Philadelphians. Starting with a flag raising ceremony at 5 pm, this event will kick off pride month the right way with special appearances and performances given by local LGBTQIA+ activists. Get inspired, meet new people, enjoy some food truck grub, and dance the night away in celebration of Philly Pride.


Philadelphia Brewing History

Powel House 

$15 to $20

In honor, again, of Philly Beer Week, learn the history of some of Philadelphia’s oldest breweries in Old City. Ticket purchases include a brewing demonstration in the Powel House Garden, beer samples from local breweries all evening, and a historic beer lecture. The event will run from 6 to 8 pm, if all the samples don’t take you down earlier.


Speed Dating for Gay Women

Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar

$25 to $30

Be Single No More is really taking care of you, Philadelphia. Come by Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar to check in between 6:30 to 7 pm, and take some time to meet single lesbians in the area. There will be a singles mixer to follow, so save some pick up lines for later, too.


Friday, 6.8

Midnight Madness: The Room

Ritz at the Bourse


It’s the weeeeeeeeekend! Stay up late! Do something crazy! Go to a midnight showing of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room! You’re tearing me apart Lisa!!!!!


Drunk History

Wissahickon Brewing Company


Help preserve Historic Rittenhouse. Ticket purchases include two drinks, all-one-can-consume local snacks, and tons of games and contests so you can test your Philly phacts against historical interpreters. From 5 to 9 pm, come learn about Philadelphia’s rich history and enjoy local foods, drinks, and peoples. Don’t forget to bring your families. And your pets.


Cinema in the Cemetery 

Laurel Hill Cemetery


Picture this: Johnny Depp’s pale, sad, lonely face on the big screen. He’s using his sharp finger blades to cut the hair of every middle-aged white woman on the block. His artistic vision is coming to life, he is breaking through that thick shell sculpted by his empty life of solitude, and you are sitting in a graveyard alone, drinking wine out of the bottle. You’re cheering him on, though. The movie starts at 8 pm; don’t forget a blanket!


Saturday, 6.9

Philly VegFest

Bainbridge Green


Are you: vegan? Vegetarian? Hungry? Bored? Do you enjoy live music and food vendors? Do you enjoy shopping and learning? Do you enjoy things? This event will look fabulous on you! From 11 am to 4 pm, Bainbridge Green will be full of food, music, drinks, and goods all made with the whole-food-plant-based lifestyle in mind. Spend the day celebrating plants and eating lots of them too.

Get your fill of Mom Pops at Philly VegFest on June 9 from 11-4. 300-400 Bainbridge St.

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Concert by the Bridge

Lardner’s Point Park


Gather up some blankets and enjoy free live music right by the water, starting at 5 pm. Magnificent Birds of Prey’s acoustic set, along with the perfect combination of snacks, alcohol, and sunshine will provide you with some much-needed relaxation. The stage will be set up right in front of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge. Don’t miss out on the first concert of the summer series!


Booze & Tattoos



Rock n’ Roll, baby! If you are 21+, this is a must-see. Starting at 6 pm, the TLA is offering drink specials, live music, and affordable tattoos given by some of Philly’s most popular artists. If you have no room on your body for more ink, consider participating in the tattoo pageant. Submissions are closed, but vote here.


Sunday, 6.10

Pints & Poses

Evil Genius Beer Company


Evil Genius Beer Company and Grace&Glory Yoga are collaborating for a summer series of 10 am Sunday vinyasa followed by a pint in the beer garden. You’re supposed to carbo-load after the workout, right? I suppose on the last day of Philly Beer Week it doesn’t matter


Tony Watch Party

Fringe Arts Biergarten


If you like Broadway, or an incredible view of The Ben Franklin Bridge, or beer and snacks and watching award shows with large groups of people, come out for this free Tony Awards Screening at 7 pm. True Broadway buffs may even win a prize during the commercial break trivia, so maybe brush up on the classics before you go.

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