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    Cheap Philly Date Ideas!

    Published: July 31, 2019

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    Looking for something fun to do with that special someone on a budget? Or perhaps a fun night out for yourself? Phillyfunguide has you covered!

     

    Here is a list of this week's date ideas that you may not have thought of in and around Philadelphia, for when dinner and a movie just isn't cutting it. Treat yo'self to an affordable night out with your significant other: most of these events are $25 or less!

     

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    Hamilton Quizzo and Karaoke

     

    Don't throw away your shot at winning quizzo based off of the 2015 smash Broadway musical Hamilton! Head to the World Cafe Live on Tuesday, August 13, and play like you're running out of time. Hosted by Johnny Goodtimes, this unofficial pre-party celebrating Hamilton coming to Philly this summer will feature themed cocktails and food options, as well as Hamilton karaoke. A portion of proceeds from this event will be donated to Art Reach, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making the arts sector more accessible.

    Hip Hop Classes at BalletX

     

    What's a more out the box date idea than learning something new? Grab your dance partner and try BalletX's affordable beginners classes? Aside from Hip Hop, they also offer Ballet, West African Dance and even Voguing!

    West Philadelphia Orchestra Weekly Balkan Dance Party

     

    With a line-up of Philadelphia musicians whose influences range from Sun Ra to Bulgarian brass bands, the West Philadelphia Orchestra is bound to get you on your feet! Head over to Franky Bradley’s on Tuesday nights for a midweek date night full of dancing and blistering beats. 

    Check out these other low-cost and free events in the Philadelphia area!

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    VISUAL ARTS
    Composition in Concert: Opening Reception
    LightBox Film Center at...
    July 9th, 2019 - September 20th, 2019
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    TOURS
    Our Five Senses: A Family Friendly Exhibition and Tour
    Free Library of Philadelphia -...
    May 13th, 2019 - November 2nd, 2019
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    MUSEUMS
    Exhibit: “Family Roots”
    Friends of Pennypacker Mills
    February 1st, 2019 - December 31st, 2019
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    FREE
    Mapping a Nation: Shaping the Early American Republic
    American Philosophical Society (APS)...
    April 12th, 2019 - December 29th, 2019
    QUICK VIEW
    VISUAL ARTS
    allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2019
    The Center for Art in Wood
    August 2nd, 2019 - September 21st, 2019
    QUICK VIEW
    VISUAL ARTS
    ERIK SPEHN | bandwidths
    Pentimenti Gallery
    September 13th, 2019 - October 26th, 2019
    QUICK VIEW
    VISUAL ARTS
    THOMAS JACKSON | New Work
    Pentimenti Gallery
    September 13th, 2019 - October 26th, 2019
    QUICK VIEW
    FREE
    WXPN's Free At Noon
    WXPN
    January 8th, 2016 - December 27th, 2019
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    MUSIC
    Free Daily Recitals on the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ
    Friends of the Wanamaker Organ
    November 3rd, 2015 - December 31st, 2019
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    SUMMER
    Henry Got Crops Farm Market
    Weavers Way Food Cooperative
    May 17th, 2019 - October 29th, 2019
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    VISUAL ARTS
    Jessica Barber "Out of the Blue"
    Twenty-Two Gallery
    September 13th, 2019 - October 6th, 2019
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    TOURS
    Victory Brewing Company Tours
    March 6th, 2015 - December 29th, 2019
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    FREE
    Reality Check
    Free Library of Philadelphia
    September 20th, 2019
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    FREE
    2019 Philly High School Fair
    Great Philly Schools
    September 20th, 2019 - September 21st, 2019
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    MYOB: Mind Your Own Body ~ Irreconcilable Differences and Other Stories
    Denise McCormack
    September 18th, 2019 - September 20th, 2019

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