Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture & Science Events July 2 to 8 | Philly Views
June 28, 2018

Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture & Science Events July 2 to 8

Written by Sophie McHugh


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.

 

Monday, 7.2

Philly at the Movies 

Xfinity Live! 

Free

Doors open at 5 pm for this free screening of the acappella movie that should ever exist, Pitch Perfect! You need a ticket to get in, so be sure to download those online in advance. Then you can just sit back, relax, and get serenaded by obnoxious college students. I’d wait out the first ten minutes of the movie to order anything – there’s a good amount of projectile vomit in the first scene.

 

Bru at the Bourse 

The Bourse Philly

Free

Starting at noon, The Bourse will be opening their first ever beer garden right on the front steps. Entrance doesn’t cost you, but snacks and beer definitely will. Unwind this Monday night with some friends and some public intoxication, for the culture.

 

Monday Karaoke

Paddy Whacks Pub 

Free

From 9 pm to 1 am, Paddy Whacks will be making your lost stardom dreams come true. Karaoke is fun to do and fun to watch so if performing isn’t your thing, go support your friends as they scream the wrong lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody. Maybe take a video for blackmailing purposes.

 

Tuesday, 7.3

Mütter Museum Beer Garden 

The Mütter Museum of Philadelphia 

$12

At 6 pm, the Mütter Museum will be open for some special late-night hours and specialty beers and wines to sip on as you stroll through the exhibits. Admission is $12, but bring extra cash for the bar, because what is a museum without alcohol? Nothing I’d like to be a part of!

 

Historic District Block Party 

Independence Mall

Free

From 12 to 7 pm, Independence Mall will be flooded with thousands of people gathered to celebrate Philadelphia’s Historic District. You can expect live music, beer, food trucks, activities, raffles, dancing, and more all day. Come after work, or instead of work, and celebrate our city’s history.

 

POPS on Independence

Independence Hall

Free

POPS is a 65 piece Philly Orchestra, and for one night only, starting at 7 pm, they will be performing a free concert to celebrate their 40th anniversary. The set will be exciting and patriotic, and hopefully can make you proud(ish) to be an American.

 

Wednesday, 7.4

4th of July Skate Party

Rolling Thunder Skating Rink 

$5

From 1 to 9:30 pm, the rink will be open for those who want to celebrate Independence Day with some roller skating. If you wear red, white, and blue, you can get in for 99 cent. It’s time to whip out the American Flag top hat.

 

Pop Up Program

Please Touch Museum 

Free

The Please Touch Museum will be open all day for some Independence Day-themed activities and programs. There will be no alcohol involved, which means it could be a nice place to drop the kids on the way to your day drink.

 

Thursday, 7.5

Screenings Under the Stars 

Penn’s Landing 

Free

Bring a blanket and a picnic to Penn’s Landing for a free screening of Justice League. If you can’t make it this week, or if you hate the movie Justice League, the series will run until August 30th every Thursday. You can always come back next week.

 

Parks On Tap 

Shofuso Japenese House and Garden

Free

Parks on Tap is hosting a pop-up happy hour at this beautiful venue staring at 5 pm. Sip on something refreshing as you stroll through the gardens with friends. Or, go alone and take this time to reflect on your life and your choices, son.

 

Friday, 7.6

Salsa Night

The Schmidt’s Commons 

Free

Come out for a free salsa lesson starting at 7 pm, and use what you learn when the live music begins at 7:30 pm. Don’t be afraid to move those hips, and maybe you’ll attract a potential dance partner. You could also attract a strange and creepy individual who is trying to objectify you, so just use your best judgment with that one.

 

’90s Alternative Dance Party 

MilkBoy 

$5

Starting at 10 pm, The MilkBoy is hosting a late-night dance party featuring DJs Skeleton Lipstick and Mike Shaffer. This party will satisfy all of your alternative ’90s grunge cravings Maybe you’ll find a friend who enjoys the weird bands you do, like Butthole Surfers and Sneaker.

 

Spacelab

National Liberty Museum 

Free

Kick off the opening of a one-of-a-kind glass art exhibition starting at 5:30. All of the artwork surrounds themes of outer space and humans interactions with the universe. Walk through the exhibit, meet some of the artists, and enjoy a live performance by intergalactic band OOLALA.

 

Saturday, 7.7

Art Star Pop Up Market 

Spruce Street Harbor Park 

Free

Starting at noon, craft and produce vendors will be set up in the park for a reoccurring art market that will happen every Saturday afternoon until September 29. Come enjoy the hard work of local Philly artists. If you want to see who specifically will be there, check out the vendor list.

 

Set-Up

Good Good Comedy Theatre

$10

Calling all single people who enjoy laughing and being put on the spot in front of audiences! This show wants to set you up with one of Good Good Comedy’s most lovable comedians, but you have to choose who you want to date based on their humor, not their hot bod. The show starts at 7 pm, I’d suggest dressing to impress just in case you are the chosen one.

 

Sunday, 7.8

Petapalooza

Chestnut Hill, Germantown Ave

Free

From 12 to 3 pm, Chestnut Hill will be celebrating pets will all kinds of pet-and-human-friendly activities and snacks. You can visit an on-site veterinarian, a dog training exhibition, or a paw reader. Not sure how you’re going to communicate what the paw reader says to your pet, though. They’re going to want to know their future too.

 

Tequila and Sundress Soiree

City Tap House

Free

Enjoy some day drinking on the roof at City Tap House from 3 to 8 pm. $4 beer, $7 cocktails, and corn hole all day baby. You don’t have to wear a sundress but if you want to, have at it.

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