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    Published: 2020

    Updated: August 27, 2021

    By: Frances Ellison & Phillyfunguide Staff

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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!

     

    Did we forget anything? Make sure to submit your events to Phillyfunguide through our submission page!

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    Grab your special someone and head to the Philadelphia Magic Gardens on Thursday, September 9, 2021, for an after hours crafting party! Guests will be provided with the materials to produce mini mosaic magic of their own, while getting to explore the majesty of the Magic Gardens. BYO food and drink.

    MAAG Rocks Art! Festival

     

    What better way to spend the day than at a free, local art festival? On September 18, 2021, Mt. Airy Art Garage is hosting the one-day arts festival providing local artists a space to display and sell their works. 

    Arts Launch 2021: A Return to In-Person Arts

     

    We're all anxious for a return to the things we loved the most about the city, like the arts, and the Kimmel Center is the epicenter of arts in Center City. On September 18, 2021, The Kimmel Cultural Campus is returning with a free day of live performances, sneak peaks at the upcoming 2021-2022 season and plenty of fun activities. Did we mention it's free??

    Philly Canna Fest: The Experience

     

    Head to The Lawn @ U City Square on September 18, 2021 for the second installment of Philly Canna Fest: The Experience. This free outdoor festival features over 40 vendors offering all kinds of cannabis related health, beauty & wellness products along with apparel, accessories, food and much more. Guests can also purchase a $5 raffle ticket to be entered to win a gift basket filled with free samples from each vendor.

    As You Like It in a Bar

     

    Join Shakespeare on Tap on September 19, 2021 for a loud, drunk, raucous good time with As You Like It in a Bar. This fun, audience-interactive spin on traditional Shakespeare is being presented in part by this year's Fringe Festival

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

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    VISUAL ARTS
    The Galleries at Moore: Artists in Residence - Interviews with Young Artists & Designers
    Moore College of Art & Design
    July 10th, 2020 - December 31st, 2021
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    FREE
    The Floor Wipers
    The Wilma Theater
    June 10th, 2021 - December 31st, 2021
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    THEATRE
    Expired
    The Wilma Theater
    February 19th, 2021 - December 31st, 2021
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    FREE
    Code Black Planet - Wilma Hothouse Short
    The Wilma Theater
    February 5th, 2021 - December 31st, 2021
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    THEATRE
    Hold Fast
    The Wilma Theater
    June 24th, 2021 - December 31st, 2021
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    THEATRE
    The Rot
    The Wilma Theater
    June 17th, 2021 - December 31st, 2021
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    MUSEUMS
    Earth Day Activity: Artists in Bloom
    Woodmere Art Museum
    April 7th, 2021 - December 31st, 2021
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Holiday Fun in West Chester This Weekend
    Greater West Chester Chamber of...
    December 3rd, 2021 - December 5th, 2021
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    VISUAL ARTS
    Mirthful Angel Pottery & Sculpture Annual Holiday Sale
    Mirthful Angel Pottery and Sculpture...
    December 3rd, 2021 - December 5th, 2021
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    VISUAL ARTS
    Object Lesson
    TILT Institute for the Contemporary...
    November 3rd, 2021 - January 8th, 2022
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    VISUAL ARTS
    Free Art Show - Big Talent, Small Works Annual Sales Exhibition
    Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery
    November 9th, 2021 - December 30th, 2021
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    VISUAL ARTS
    JAN MAARTEN VOSKUIL | Around the Void
    Pentimenti Gallery
    October 23rd, 2021 - January 8th, 2022
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    VISUAL ARTS
    What’s Going On Here?
    Rowan University Art Gallery
    November 8th, 2021 - January 8th, 2022
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    VISUAL ARTS
    Jacqueline Unanue | Solo Exhibition | Neumann University
    Neumann University
    October 13th, 2021 - December 6th, 2021
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    FREE
    WheatonArts Holiday Studio Sale
    WheatonArts and Cultural Center
    November 26th, 2021 - December 5th, 2021

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