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.
Parkway Central Library
Gear up for action with legendary cheesesmith Alex Jones, who chose a decidedly different life path than the other
Alex Jones. Learn the art of mozzarella making and dazzle your friends with your cheese prowess.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
Join a host of celebrities for cocktails at the famous steakhouse for a night of appreciation and mindfulness for clean drinking water. Ironically you’ll probably need some if you plan on driving home.
This performance consists of a 12-piece ensemble performing the experimental works of composer Alvin Lucier. Based in Germany, the musical tour de force brings its magic to Philly for a night of uncommon yet approachable sounds.
Every Tuesday, the eccentric establishment hosts a dance party with the West Philadelphia Orchestra. The event involves a preliminary parade around streets in Center City.
The Barnes Foundation
George Crumb is a Philadelphia-based composer, and acclaimed as one of America’s most important living practitioners of the craft. This show highlights his work, as performed by some of Philly’s finest classical talent accompanied by atmospheric projections and visual textures.
Pennsylvania Convention Center
This event represents a showcase of crafts and design from around the globe. Among highlights this year are 195 artists from across the United States as well as 25 artists from Korea. Meet the artists in person for a chance to see what inspires them, and even buy the art.
The Franklin Institute
Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts accommodates participants in stargazing and learning more about the vast universe that surrounds us.
Citizen’s Bank Park (Start)
This is a segmented non-competitive run that benefits Special Olympics PA. It will be run by the Philadelphia Police Department and also honors the memory of cops that have fallen in the line of duty.
World Cafe Live
Sharpening her vocal skills since the early age of 11, Reinhart delivers a soulful performance drawing influences from funk, jazz, and rock.
Good Good Comedy Theater
This is a program that harkens back to the classic improv show that used to be on primetime before all television succumbed to mindless reality shows and Kardashians. Come by and see Philadephia’s own comics’ take on the format.
Invite your friends and not your dietician down to the first annual Philadelphia Wing Festival. This is a convention for over 20 of the best restaurants and food trucks, all with their own unique take on wings.
Actors at the Wilma Theater present the fruits of their hard work and dedication with three performances, Blood Wedding, Passing Strange, and Passage.