Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture and Science Events (8/7-8/14) | Philly Views
August 6, 2017

Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture and Science Events (8/7-8/14)

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.

8.7

Full Moon SUP Yoga

Delaware River Waterfront

Free

SUP Yoga mixes together paddle-boarding and yoga as they offer a nighttime Floating Yoga class, along with a paddle board clean-up of the harbor.

 

Opening of A Tale of Two Sister Cities: Photographs from Philadelphia and Tianjin, China

Print and Picture Collection at Parkway Central Library

Free

Learn more about Philadelphia’s sister city of Tianjin, China as they are compared and juxtaposed against each other through photos of street life, people, architecture, nature, and culture in this new exhibit.

 

8.8

Here to Be: a Yoga and Music Experience

The Fillmore Philadelphia

$26 to $126

Sponsored by Roots2Rise and Lululemon, this yoga event will be hosted at the Fillmore to practice mindfulness and to celebrate social impact on the Philadelphia community. There will be live bands, DJs, and many yoga instructors for a night of meditation and movement.

 

8.9

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure Outdoor Screening

FringeArts 

Free

Watch “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” al fresco this Wednesday, with treats and drinks from La Peg.

 

Egyptian Mummy Makers

Penn Museum

Free after admission

Apart of the World Wonders Summer Series, the Penn Museum will be hosting a lecture all about the ancient Egyptian process of mummification, with interactive use of life-like mummies.

 

Night Market Roxborough

Roxborough

Free

The Night Market will travel to the streets of Roxborough with many food and drink vendors, like Brotherly Grub, Roasted Liberties, El Guaco Loco, and Save Your Fork. There will also be musical performances by Korey Riker, Fabian Akilles, and DJ Casper.

 

8.10

Telling Our Food Stories

Parkway Central Library

Free

Bring family and friends to this outdoor event where storyteller Carla Wiley, from the Parkway Central Library, will be helping participants make place-mats and reading some of the most classic childhood stories.

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Hip Hop Fundamentals

Eakins Oval

Free

A hip hop dance class will be hosted by the Hip Hop Fundamentals at the Eakins Oval Park for all children and teens in the Philadelphia area.

 

8.11

Midday Melodies

Reading Terminal Market

Free

A jazz combo band will be entertaining customers as they peruse through the Reading Terminal Market this Friday.

 

Science Storytelling

Aviator Park

Free

This interactive storytelling program will have a Paleolithic theme and is open to all kids and adults.

 

Michelle Lordi Performance

Philadelphia Museum of Art 

Free after admission

Specializing in jazzy love songs, Michelle Lordi will be performing with her band at the Philadelphia Museum of Art this Friday.

 

8.12

BugFest

Academy of Natural Sciences

$17.95

Learn all about insects from the experts at the Academy of Natural Sciences, while getting a behind-the-scenes look at collections. You can also eat bugs and get your face painted.

 

Festival of India

The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing

Free

Celebrate the culture of India through dance, food, music, and more at the Festival of India, which is apart of the PECO Multicultural Festival Series.

 

Second Saturday Sketch

Rodin Museum 

Free after admission

Sketch like a pro, with inspiration from art at the Rodin Museum. Paper and sketching materials will be provided.

 

Make a Spectroscope and an Eclipse Viewer

Franklin Institute

$8

In preparation for the total eclipse on August 21, make a spectroscope for safe viewing of the event and learn about space from qualified astronomers in this intergalactic workshop at the Franklin Institute.

 

8.13

Leave it to Beaver and Ocean’s 11 Screening

Spruce Street Harbor Park

Free

In another installment of the Second Sundays Cinema Series, the Spruce Street Harbor Park will be screening an episode of Leave it to Beaver and the Oceans 11 movie.

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