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August 28, 2017

Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture and Science Events (8/28-9/4)

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.

8.28

Scratch Night at the Rotunda

FringeArts

Free

Check out some of Philly’s most innovative artists as they test out their new material. This week’s performances will include comedy acts, magic, dancing, and theater.

Moonrise Kingdom Screening

The Barnes Foundation

$14

The Barnes Foundation will be showing Moonrise Kingdom, a Wes Anderson film.

8.29

PJ Morton Performance

World Cafe Live

$25

Maroon 5 Keyboardist and Grammy award-winner PJ Morton is headed to Philly to perform alongside fellow musicians MAJOR and ASH for an impressive show.

 

8.30

Weekend at Bernie’s Screening

FringeArts

Free

Head over to FringeArts for an outdoor showing of the wild comedy Weekend at Bernie’s, with food and drink provided by La Peg.

8.31

DanceFusion and Fusion2 at the Porch

The Porch at 30th Street Station

Free

Dancefusion and Fusion2, two dance groups, will be performing at the Porch this Thursday. Foolish Waffles and Nick’s Roast Beef food trucks will be there too.

Blade Runner Screening

The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons

Free

Watch Harrison Ford as he travels through the galaxy, hunts replicants, and falls in love in a screening of Blade Runner at Schmidt’s Commons.

9.1

Diane Monroe Performance

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Free with admission

Diane Monroe, a world-class violinist, will be collaborating with pianist Tom Lawton and bassist Steve Beskrone for a jazzy performance. Cocktails and tapas will be provided by Starr Catering.

First Friday Old City

230 Vine Street and throughout Old City

Free

Join art-lovers throughout Philly as the many galleries of Old City exhibit new works for First Friday. This is a perfect place to mingle and dine at the best spots in Old City.

Salsa Night

The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons

Free

Release some stress by attempting to salsa dance with a little help from Jackie Fisher, the executive director of the Philadelphia Dance Foundation. There will be a live salsa band to provide some rhythm for your steps.

Round and round we go! Always a great time for first Friday salsa night #piazzaatschmidts

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Havana Nights

World Cafe Live

Free

Celebrate the Cuban culture with authentic food and music from Conjunto Philadelphia, an ensemble that specializes in the music of pre-revolutionary Cuba.

The Amazing Colossal Man Screening

Betsy Ross House

$5

In an installment of “First Friday Movie Nights Under the Stars and Stripes,” the Betsy Ross House will be offering a self-guided tour and a screening of The Amazing Colossal Man outside, with a pre-movie game of trivia.

9.2

Made in America

Benjamin Franklin Parkway

$162

Spend your Labor Day Weekend at the biggest music festival in Philadelphia, coming back for its fifth year, with headliners Jay Z, J-Cole, and the Chainsmokers.

Your @Budweiser #MadeInAmerica wristbands are on the way! Register yours at the link in bio & wear when you get there!

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Free Admission for Kids at the Museum of the American Revolution

Museum of the American Revolution

Free

Bring your kids to the Museum of the American Revolution for free this Labor Day Weekend to learn a little bit more about how the United States got started.

Labor Day Volksfest

9130 Academy Road

$6 to $11

Join one of the oldest German-American clubs in Philly as the Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein puts on a three-day festival with entertainment, German beer, authentic food, and more in a Labor Day celebration.

#cvvoktoberfest #oktoberfest

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9.3

Fireworks Show

Independence Seaport Museum

$16

Witness an amazing fireworks show with a view from the Independence Seaport Museum on the Delaware Riverfront, which will provide refreshments from Deck and live music.

Free First Sunday: Jazz Ahead!

The Barnes Foundation

Free

Enjoy free admission to the Barnes Foundation along with a live musical performance by the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble, a band specializing in enthusiastic shows with an Afrocentric flare.

 

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