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  • Cheap Philly Date Ideas!

    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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    May Twilight in the Gardens

    Bring your own booze, blanket and snacks to the Philadelphia Magic Gardens this Friday, May 25 for a romantic evening. You and your significant other can enjoy live music, make your own lantern and explore the garden-all beneath the the glow of this special Philly spot. What a perfect way to kick off Memorial Day weekend.

     

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    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    Let's Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
    The Clay Studio
    March 3rd, 2018 - June 9th, 2018

     

    Let’s Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
     

    Unleash your inner Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze from Ghost in this introduction workshop at The Clay Studio! Let’s Make! explores the basics of centering clay and throwing things like bowls and cylinders on the wheel. While the class is $40, it is as affordable as it gets when it comes to creating with clay. Plus, you and your partner will create something together and have a great time!

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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square
    Franklin Square
    May 1st, 2018 - June 30th, 2018

    Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square

     

    This spring, nothing beats sipping on beer and strolling through Franklin Square as it is illuminated by the spectacular Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival. No matter your age or budget, the festival is truly the perfect date night. You can marvel at the installations, play mini-golf and even watch special performances beginning on May 1 all the way until June 30.

     

    Romeo and Juliet: A Requiem
     

    Bring your date to the theater to experience a new twist on an old Shakespeare classic! Romeo and Juliet: A Requiem follows the traumatized parents of the young couple in an inventive new way that becomes an act of truth and reconciliation. You have until May 27 to catch these soliloquies and sonnets at the People’s Light in Malvern, PA.

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    SUMMER
    PHS Pop Up Garden South Street
    Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
    May 3rd, 2018 - October 31st, 2018

    PHS Pop Up Garden South Street

     

    Grab a drink and enjoy the PHS Pop Up Garden on South Street with your better half. Not only is it a romantic spot full of twinkling lights and plants, it also has great deals on drinks and food. The Pop Up Garden is open every single day, starting on May 3 through the fall, making it the ideal place to meet up after work or on a special Saturday night.

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

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    VISUAL ARTS
    Digital Original Exhibition at Community Arts Center
    Community Arts Center
    May 12th, 2018 - June 8th, 2018
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    VISUAL ARTS
    Then and Now: Commemorating Asian Arts Initiative’s 25th Anniversary
    Asian Arts Initiative
    May 3rd, 2018 - August 17th, 2018
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    MUSIC
    Free Daily Recitals on the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ
    Friends of the Wanamaker Organ
    November 3rd, 2015 - June 30th, 2020
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    FREE
    The Washington Memorial Chapel Free Memorial Day Carillon Concert
    Washington Memorial Chapel
    May 28th, 2018
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    SUMMER
    PHS Pop Up Garden South Street
    Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
    May 3rd, 2018 - October 31st, 2018
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    SUMMER
    PHS Pop Up Garden uCity Square
    Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
    May 3rd, 2018 - October 31st, 2018
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    MUSIC
    Manouche 5 LIve
    PhillyLocalIMPACTLive!
    May 14th, 2018 - September 24th, 2018
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    FREE
    Spinning Yarns – For those who knit and crochet
    Free Library of Philadelphia - Fumo...
    October 23rd, 2017 - April 22nd, 2019
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    MUSIC
    MilkBoy Hosts Progressive Home Grown Open Mic Competition Leading to Recording Contract
    MilkBoy South Street
    May 21st, 2018 - September 24th, 2018
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    FREE
    Monday Night Quizzo With Robb
    SawTown Tavern
    January 8th, 2018 - January 7th, 2019
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Quizzo w/ Dr. T
    The Cambridge
    June 26th, 2017 - December 17th, 2018
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    OUTDOOR
    Gloucester Mt. Ephraim Trail: Gloucester Township Health and Fitness Trail
    The Circuit Trails
    Permanent Attraction
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    OUTDOOR
    Johnson Trolley Line South
    The Circuit Trails
    Permanent Attraction
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    VISUAL ARTS
    The Art of Josephine Pennypacker
    Pennypacker Mills
    March 1st, 2018 - October 31st, 2018
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    KIDS
    Music Time with Music Monkey Jungle
    Reading Terminal Market
    March 20th, 2018 - December 25th, 2018

     

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