CHEAP DATE IDEAS
Looking for something fun to do with that special someone, but need to do it on a budget? Phillyfunguide has you covered! Here is a list of some date ideas you may not have thought of. The best part is, these ideas are either FREE or very affordable ($15 or under per person)! For more cheap date ideas, be sure to check each week's Funsavers for half-price tickets.
Presented by Zinc Bar and Lounge
February 11, 2011-April 11, 2014
Come out to Zinc Bar and Lounge for Karaoke Night with DJ Aaron Henry and the best domestic beer specials in town!...More
Presented by Rittenhouse Comedy
December 14, 2011-December 31, 2014
The folks that bring you stand-up comedy at Noche on Tuesdays have added another night to the open mic scene in Center City. The newly renovated Level Room on 21st and Market will ...More
Presented by Awfully Nice Tours
April 1, 2011-March 15, 2015
The Valley Forge encampment is a hugely important story in the foundation of America. After retreating from the Battle of Brandywine, General Washington moved his army to the high ...More
April 1, 2011-March 15, 2015
A half day Rocky tour that includes great neighborhood areas of South and North Philly, as well as many of the Center City tourist areas. four of the six Rocky movies ...More
April 1, 2011-March 15, 2015
One of the most vibrant, eclectic, historic and fascinating neighborhoods in the city is bounded by South Street to the north, the sports stadiums to the south, Broad Street to the ...More
Presented by Civil War History Consortium at Various Locations
June 11, 2010 - Ongoing
John Brown had deep and rich connections to Philadelphia's anti-slavery community. Explore these connections with the stops on this cell phone tour. To access the tour, dial ...More
March 7, 2009 - Ongoing
Guests can experience the transformation of Philadelphia from an engine of industry to a 21st century capital of business and culture. Featuring the architecture and urban design of ...More
April 6, 2009 - Ongoing
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty ...More
Avg. Event Rating(5.0 Stars):
ComedySportz is Philadelphia's longest running improv comedy show. Since 1993 ComedySportz has been entertaining fans with the fastest and funniest form of improv comedy ever seen. Two teams of improvisers vie for points in a hilarious competition by playing a series of improv games, similar to what you may have seen on TV's Whose Line Is It Anyway? A referee governs the action, calling fouls and keeping the match moving at a blistering pace. The audience is always a part of the...
|Frankford Avenue First Friday|
Everyone is invited to join Fishtown and Kensington for a night of art and culture. Gritty neighborhoods with a unique artistic culture open themselves up, with galleries, bars and restaurants open late. Check out the official website for individual gallery listings the week before First Friday.
|New Kensington Community Development Corporation||05/01/09-|
|WXPN's Free At Noon|
Every Friday at noon, WXPN brings live music to the air with the Free At Noon Concert series at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. From NPR Music and WXPN, hear a live mix of roots rock, folk, country and more every week! Shows are free and open to the public, though registration is required at XPN.org. Registration begins one week in advance of each show (Friday at 1), while XPN members can signup the Thursday before. If you can't make it, the show is broadcast live on-air and on the...
|Open Mic Night|
Sign-ups begin at 6 pm. The number of performers is limited to 15 people. Each performer has the chance to do 2 songs. This format allows performers to stretch out and try some new material, and emerging artists can do just that, emerge! After the list is finished there's usually time for some 'quick hits' where artists can do one tune. Solo performers and acoustic duos or trios of any style are welcome, as well as poets and a cappella acts.
|MilkBoy Coffee - Ardmore||05/05/09-|
|Kimmel Center Building and Theater Tours|
Avg. Event Rating(4.8 Stars):
During this tour you will find out the history of the Kimmel Center, learn architectural and construction highlights, as well as visit the Commonwealth Plaza, Perelman Theater, Verizon Hall, Merck Arts Education Center and the Dorrance H. Hamilton Garden. This tour is approximately one hour in duration. Call ahead to schedule your tour.
|Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts||05/26/09-|
|EuroGames Monthly Board Game Night|
The second Tuesday of each month is EuroGames Night at the Media Library. Come out and learn these challenging games which emphasize strategy rather than luck. Among the games that will be played are: Ticket to Ride, Prince of Florence & Settlers of Catan.
Games last approx. 2hrs and beginners are welcome!
No registration is required. Please visit the website for more details.
Seven Stones gallery and storefront hosts a spirited drum circle on the first Friday of every month.
The Seven Stones Café hosts its Open Mic on the last Saturday of every month. This downtown Media café welcomes all to enjoy this gathering of great music, the taste of La Colombe coffee, and the richness of fresh, and wholesome food.
|Seven Stones Cafe||07/25/09-|
|Philly Mini Golf|
The 18-hole Philadelphia-themed course allows guests to putt through favorite icons including Elfreth's Alley, Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Philadelphia Museum of Art, LOVE statue, Chinatown Friendship Gate, and on the 18th hole, putt through the crack in the Liberty Bell and land in front of Independence Hall. Plus, holes celebrating Philadelphia Sports teams and Philadelphia Music legends.
|Historic Philadelphia, Inc.||09/23/09-|
|Media Farmers Market Every Thursday|
The Media Farmers Market brings together local farmers, area residents and Media businesses to enhance our community, both socially and economically. Through weekly markets featuring fresh food producers and borough shops and restaurants, Media Farmers Market generates appreciation for seasonal agriculture and encourages the support of neighborhood businesses, regional growers, and fair trade establishments.
|Media Farmers Market||05/13/10-|
|Lincoln 200 Festival Sampler Cell Phone Tour|
Twelve tour stops tell the stories of sites near the Independence Mall location of the July 2009 festival, as well as the stories of libraries, museums and historic sites who helped to interpret Lincoln's life and Civil War Philadelphia. To access the tour, dial 215-399-9898 and enter the number for the stop. There is no extra charge for calling the tour number, although you will be charged for your cell phone minutes.
|Civil War History Consortium||06/11/10-|
|Independence National Historical Park Cell Phone Tour|
Independence National Historical Park is pleased to announce a new cell phone program. By dialing 267-519-4295 visitors are able to listen 24/7 to the stories the buildings tell. Park Rangers briefly explain the history behind the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Washington Square and the other park buildings. Designed to be user friendly and flexible, visitors may access the stops in any order or go in sequence for a tour of the park. Small signs are posted around the park with the numbers...
|Independence National Historical Park||06/11/10-|
|Laurel Hill Cemetery North Cell Phone Tour|
Visitors to Laurel Hill can now bring their cell phones and tune into an audio tour that highlights the oldest section of the Cemetery. The only cost associated with this tour is the minutes for your specific cell phone plan. An introductory exhibit, kiosk with maps, directions for dialing in, and the first stop are all located at the main entrance. You are invited to visit as many stops in whatever order you please to hear some of the stories of those now resting peacefully at the...
|Laurel Hill Cemetery||06/11/10-|
|Museum Without Walls: Audio|
Museum Without Walls™: Audio is a new kind of interpretive program for Philadelphia’s public art. Each audio program is told by a variety of people from all walks of life who are connected to the sculpture by knowledge, experience or affiliation. Nearly 100 “voices” at 35 stops explore 51 sculptures along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Kelly Drive. Just use your cell phone to dial 215-399-9000 and the stop number located on the sign in front of the...
|Association for Public Art||06/10/10-|
|Media 2nd Saturday Arts Stroll|
Join the Media Arts Council (M.A.C.) at the monthly 2nd Saturday Arts Stroll in downtown Media, PA.
This family-friendly event feature activities and events designed specifically to engage and excite artists from ages 2 to 200! Enjoy live music, take in visiting artist exhibitions peppered throughout Media's many quaint shops, get inspired with seasonal projects and check out the monthly "special arts event" hosted by MAC. (You never know what they have planned... could be...
|Media Arts Council||08/14/10-|
|Pay-What-You-Wish Sundays at Philadelphia Museum of Art|
The first Sunday of each month, admission is Pay-What-You-Wish at the Philadelphia Museum of Art!
|Philadelphia Museum of Art||08/26/10-|
|The Erotic Literary Salon|
Avg. Event Rating(4.8 Stars):
Come hear and see what all of Philadelphia, the Daily News and thePhiladelphia Inquirer are talking about. Susana Mayer, Ph.D., is the creator and host of this comfortable and safe space to hear erotic words and discussions on various subjects related to sexuality and erotica. You may participate as a writer, reader, story teller, spoken word performer, or just come to listen, enjoy and applaud. Resident Nonagenarian (96-years young woman) often reads her spicy erotica. Please visit the...
|The Erotic Literary Salon||09/21/10-|
Open Mic hosted by Aubrey Watkins on Friday Evenings. Sign up early as the evening fills up quickly. Poets, Musicians, Comedian's welcome. Trivia test as well as 'News of the Week' and famous people who have died top the list of entertaining events during the evening. Prizes given for first correct Trivia answers. Join in the fun and enjoy a downtown evening in Media PA. Guest and new performers always welcome. Enjoy coffee, Latte or a favorite...
|Coffee Beanery (Inside Franklin Mint FCU)||01/21/11-|
|This Space For Rent|
This Space 4 Rent is an annual art exhibit and sale featuring the work of M.A.C. Registry Artists.
This year's event will open during the 2nd Saturday Arts Stroll May 14th ( featuring live music by pianist Anna Jarosz), and continue through May 20th at 300 W. State St. (the end of the trolley line).
Featured work will include original paintings, sculpture, handmade jewelry, photography, mixed media, textile work and more. This is a great opportunity to support local...
|Media Arts Council||05/14/11-|
|First Friday Art Walk in Lebanon|
Lebanon's First Friday Art Walk is a monthly cultural banquet featuring all kinds of art and craft with musical and theatrical trimmings. The City's Galleries, Bars, Clubs, Stores, Restaurants and Churches have come together to offer wall and performance space to the local Art community. The vibrant result is that, from month to month visitors can have anything from Celtic Singing Sessions through Pennsylvania Dutch Art to Zombie walks. The Art Walk is inexpensive, all-ages entertainment in...
|Lebanon Valley Council on the Arts||05/06/11-|
|Free First Sundays at the Barnes|
On the first Sunday of every month, visitors enjoy free admission, family entertainment and informative seminars from 10 am to 6 pm.
Free tickets can be obtained at the Barnes Foundation beginning at 9 am. Advance reservations are not available for Free First Sundays.
This offer is limited to tickets for two adults and two children per transaction. Tickets are limited and available on a first come-first served basis.
Tickets include access to...
|The Barnes Foundation||06/03/12-|
Join Valanni for Happy Hour! Enjoy $5 premium you-call-its and 1/2 price tapas!
|Valanni Restaurant & Lounge||08/26/10-|
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