September 3, 2017

Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture and Science Events (9/4-9/11)

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.


Military Muster

Signers’ Garden


Bring your kids out for a day of learning how to drill, march, and properly perform musket etiquette like a member of the Continental Army.


Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin Hate Everyone But You

World Cafe Live


Allison Raskin and Gaby Dunn, creators of the Youtube Channel “Just Between Us,” will be headed to Philly to read from the hilarious “Gaby and Allison Hate Everyone But You.”



Jazz Concert with Keli Vale

South Philadelphia Library


As an installment of the monthly Jazz Concert Series, the South Philadelphia Library will be hosting jazz vocalist Keli Vale.



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Artistic installments, theatrical performances, incredible dancers, and more from all over Philadelphia have gathered to take part in FringeFest, a 3-week festival full of the best arts and culture around Philly.

La La Land Screening

The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons


Watch the award-winning musical movie about a love affair and the steps it takes to reach your goals as Schmidt’s Commons screens La La Land this Thursday.


We Are Connected Festival

Benjamin Franklin Parkway


It is the Benjamin Franklin Parkway’s 100th birthday and establishments all over Philadelphia will be hosting free events to kick off the start of the Centennial. There  will be over 100 free activities including crafts, a mural unveiling, and admission to the Franklin Institute, Art Museum, and more.

Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five Performance

The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons


Sing and dance to the jazzy tunes of Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five. Formed in South Philly, this jazz ensemble gets its inspiration from Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holiday.

Logan Squared: Ode to Philly

Parkway Central Library


As apart of Philly’s Monument Lab, a unique sound installation will be created on the Skyline Terrace of Parkway Central Library. A preview of this installation will run this Friday in honor of Parkway 100.

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100 Years in Philly Music

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Free after Pay What You Wish Admission

The Art Museum is celebrating Parkway 100 in its own special way, with an ensemble of Philly jazz and folk artists led by Ross Bellenoit.


Opening Celebration of Philadelphia Assembled

Philadelphia Museum of Art


The Art Museum’s newest exhibit, “Philadelphia Assembled” by Dutch visual artist Jeanne van Heeswijk will be debuting this Saturday. This will be an all day event with artist-led workshops, fun activities, and more.

With Love: Super Pet Adoption Day

The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons


Many animal shelters throughout Philadelphia will be teaming up for a giant pet adoption festival this Saturday in support of Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia.


Anne d’Harnoncourt Symposium: The Museum and the City

Philadelphia Museum of Art


Listen to museum directors, artists, and organization leaders from around the globe discuss the importance of museums in the present and future. Some of the featured speakers include Wilfredo Bení­tez, Executive Director of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, and Thelma Golden, the Director and Chief Curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York.


Center City Restaurant Week

Center City

$20 to $35

Help kick-off Center City Restaurant Week by eating one of the delicious three-course lunches or dinners offered by the many participating restaurants throughout Center City, like Barbuzzo and Indeblue.


Mexican Independence Day Festival

The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing


As a part of PECO’s Multicultural Festival Series, people all over Philly will be gathering at Penn’s Landing to celebrate Mexican Independence Day with authentic food, dancing, and lots of music.


Bainbridge Street between 3rd and 5th Streets


As the largest environmental festival in Philly, Greenfest will be hosting many vendors and educators to teach you about sustainable living, offer delicious foods, and perform demonstrations throughout the day that support becoming environmentally conscious.

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