Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture and Science Events (7/10-7/17) | Philly Views
July 10, 2017

Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture and Science Events (7/10-7/17)

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.


Young People’s Concert Series: Dance Voyage

The Mann Center 


In order to cultivate community outreach and inspire young dancers in the Philadelphia area, the Mann Center will be hosting “Rock-Ology,” a ballet and hip-hop fusion show performed by the Rock School.


Brooke Gladstone with Radio Times

WHYY Inc. 

$15 to $35

Brooke Gladstone, co-host of WNYC’s On the Media, will be visiting WHYY’s studios to discuss fake news and how to maneuver through the media that shapes the world.



Science After Hours

The Franklin Institute 


Travel back to the 1960s with dancing, rock n’ roll musical performances by DJ SnakPak and DJ Breakfast, and a live show detailing the life and scientific breakthroughs in this time period. The event will be hosted in Fels Planetarium.


Mark Bowden Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam

Parkway Central Library


Mark Bowden, author of several New York Times best-selling books, will be discussing his recent book about each step of the Vietnam War’s most paramount battle, in Hue 1968The discussion will be held between both Bowden and Bill Marimow, the editor at large of the Philadelphia Inquirer.



Summer Concert Series

South Philadelphia Library


Enjoy a jazzy summer night at the Free Library of Philadelphia with a performance by the Narberth Project, a local Philadelphia Jazz Ensemble.



University City Dining Days

University City

$15 to $35

Participating restaurants in the University City area will be serving a pre-fixe three-course dinner special at discounted prices so that you can savor dishes from Ethopia, China, Vietnam, and more.


Performances at the Porch

The Porch at 30th Street Station


To celebrate the start of University City Dining Days, Hip Hop Fundamentals will be performing at the Porch. There will also be restaurant gift card giveaways and other fun prizes available to win.

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Screenings Under the Stars: La La Land

Spruce Street Harbor Park


In one of its Screening Under the Stars events, the Spruce Street Harbor Park will be playing the film La La Land.



Color As Time Performance

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Free after admission

Listen to a performance by color as time, a fusion of classical composition, jazz, and folk led by Joshua Stamper. You can also sip on some cocktails and eat some apps made by Starr Catering.



3D Printing in Space

The Franklin Institute


The Franklin Institute has mixed two of the most innovative scientific processes into one workshop, which will explore how 3D printing has impacted space travel. There will be an introduction to 3D printing and design and a challenge for aspiring engineers to solve problems by using a creative approach.


Bastille Day Celebration

Eastern State Penitentiary


The Bearded Ladies, an experimental cabaret group, will be singing, dancing, and acting their way through a reenactment of the French Revolution for Bastille Day at the Eastern State Penitentiary. Also, in honor of Marie Antoinette’s iconic line, “let them eat cake,” over 2,000 Butterscotch Krimpets will fall from the sky and into the crowd during the performance.


Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival

Saunders Park Greene


To help usher in the “New Wave of Jazz,” the Producer’s Guild of Philadelphia has formulated an ensemble of of performances by Philly jazz artists including Jaleel Shaw, Josh Lawrence, Matthew Clayton, and many more.


Clark Park Music and Arts Festival

Clark Park


Support local artists, non-profits, and musicians at the Clark Park Music and Arts Festival. Musical performances will include the Dead Milkmen, the West Philadelphia Orchestra, and many more.



Reggae in the Park

Fairmount Park

$39.50 to $129.50

The 5th annual Reggae in the Park Festival will be held this Sunday featuring performances by Ziggy Marley, Beres Hammond, Sizzla, and more. Along with music, there will Caribbean cuisine, craft vendors, and dancing.


Revolution Tour

Cedar Grove, Lauren Hill, Woodford


Take a trolley run by the Philadelphia Museum of Art to Cedar Grove, Lauren Hill, and Woodford to learn about how families chose their side during the Revolutionary War.

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