Philly deals and events

There are approximately 5,000 things happening at any given time in Philly*

From happy hour specials to cleanups, discounted tickets to charitable causes — the list is endless and we can’t report on them all. But we can collect them for you here. Sign up to get email alerts for Philly goings-on. We’ll share the information that hits our inbox every day.

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Learn how to help teens with dating violence

Lutheran Settlement House's Bilingual Domestic Violence Program is hosting a day-long program for people who work with teens (teachers, librarians, case managers) to learn effective intervention strategies to deal with dating violence.

Where: Lutheran Settlement House at 1340 Frankford Ave., 19125

When: February 22, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

How much: $10-$25


Social impact networking expo at Temple

Do you want to explore careers that have an impact? This expo hosted by the SJU Career Development Center is the place for students or those looking to change jobs to speak with nonprofits, service organizations and socially responsible for-profit companies about the work they do and the opportunities they have available.

Where: Temple University, Mitten Hall, Great Court at 1755 N. 15th St., 19122

When: February 23, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

How much: Free


Throw it back to 1983 at Reading Terminal Market

Reading Terminal Market is celebrating its 125th birthday with a day of events and specials inspired by 1893. There'll be a ribbon cutting with the governor and mayor to commemorate "the grand opening it never had"; Victorian-era street performers; throwback prices given out when a bell rings; and a special display of cakes at all the bakeries that call RTM home.

Where: Reading Terminal Market at 12th and Filbert St., 19107

When: February 22, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

How much: Free entertainment / pay as you go


See ‘Get Out’ for free at AMC theaters

One year after its release, director Jordan Peele and Universal Pictures are offering free tickets to a special Presidents’ Day screening of "Get Out" at 55 AMC theaters across the country. Near Philly, there's one in Cherry Hill, another in Neshaminy and a third in Bensalem. The gratis tickets to the racially-driven horror flick/comedic thriller will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis, starting when the box office opens, so plan to swing by early.

Where: AMC Theaters

When: February 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

How much: Free


Girl Scout cookie shakes that benefit the girls

P'unk Burger owner Marlo Dilks is all about supporting future empowered women by helping the Girl Scouts. Throughout the week, she'll offer five shakes made with five different cookies — toasted coconut with Caramel deLites, anyone? — all purchased from area troops. $1 from each shake will be donated back to the Scouts, who'll be selling outside the shop on Sat. and Sun.

Where: P'unk Burger at 1823 E. Passyunk Ave., 19148

When: February 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. to February 25, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

How much: Pay as you go


‘Lonely hearts’ adoption for dogs who don’t get picked

Some dogs up for adoption are perfectly wonderful, but just don't "show well," whether it's because they're shy, or nervous, or not immediately beautiful. The PSCPA staffers who know and love these long-termers are hosting a special event to try to find them a forever home.

Where: PSPCA Fishtown Center at 1546 Frankford Ave., 19125

When: February 18, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

How much: Free


A dinner to effect criminal justice reform

Chef Kurt Evans' "End Mass Incarceration" dinners raise money for various nonprofits that help families with people behind bars, but the events are more than just fundraisers — they're places where concerned people can discuss ideas and come up with plans of action to move the conversation forward. If you can't attend, you can still donate at the link.

Where: El Compadre at 1149 S. 9th St., 19147

When: February 18, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

How much: $35 minimum donation


Jam with a breakout Philly rapper at a new monthly show

M&M The Chocolate Monthly is new monthly showcase of Philadelphia talent. This session presents rapper B.K.A Mad Matt Swayzie in his first official solo performance, though he's performed with others before, including with a jazz band at the Venice Island Performing Arts Center.

Where: M&M The Chocolate Monthly at 2301 N. 9th St., 19133

When: February 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. to February 17, 2018 at 12:00 a.m.

How much: $7


1970s kids dance workshop at the library

Get young feet tapping to the disco beat. A teacher will lead a kids class on the best dance moves from the 1960s and '70s, and show how they've evolved into the modern moves seen at parties today. Arrive early, space is limited.

Where: West Oak Lane Library at 2000 E. Washington Ln., 19138

When: February 12, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

How much: Free


‘Self-made’ women entrepreneurs networking night

If you're not into the V-Day date thing, check out PHL Self-Made Women — a group for women entrepreneurs, women business owners and career-oriented women. At monthly meetings, they support each others' progress and encourage success. A guest speaker takes the floor for a 10-minute talk about asking for help, then the discussion opens up to the floor. All are welcome.

Where: Make Offices at 1635 Market St., 16th Floor, 19103

When: February 14, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

How much: $10


Spend a night writing letters in Northern Liberties

This weekly event series has been traveling Philly bars for a while now, and this month lands at Standard Tap. If you want a chance to disconnect from the internet for a night and think about the communication made possible by the hand-written word, swing through to dedicate an evening to letters. Paper and stamps are provided for free.

Where: Standard Tap at 901 N. 2nd St., 19123

When: February 13, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:20 p.m.

How much: Free


North Philly session on why RCOs are so important

Community leaders from Philly's 32nd ward host a general info session on how North Philly residents can plan for the future in the face of rapid development. People invited to attend include neighborhood residents, homeowners, urbanists, block captains and also Temple faculty, students and alumni. Light refreshments while supplies last.

Where: Church of the Advocate at 1801 W. Diamond St., 19121

When: February 15, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

How much: Free


Dr. Cornel West talks ‘Race Matters’ at the library

Dr. Cornel West is perhaps the country's best-known African American educator and philosopher. The Free Library Author Events series hosts him to discuss Race Matters, his National Book Award-winning tome on race, justice and democracy in America. Advance tickets required.

Where: Parkway Central Library at 1901 Vine St., 19103

When: February 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

How much: $15


Free Wawa coffee before the Big Game

Whatever your Super Bowl watching plans are, you're gonna need lots of energy. Wawa's can help — for free. On Sunday, all MidAtlantic stores will be giving away gratis cups of coffee right up until gametime. (Tip: Try the new Wawa Reserve, it's really good.)

Where: Wawa at various locations across the region

When: February 4, 2018 from 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

How much: Free


Pre-order pupusas from a South Philly pop-up

Loroko is a woman of color-owned pupusa pop-up in South Philly. The chefs are currently taking orders for Saturday delivery of the traditional Central American snack, which features a fluffy thick corn tortilla stuffed with various savory fillings. Check out the menu and place your advance order. Vegan and vegetarian options available.

Where: Loroko at South Philly

When: February 3, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.

How much: $10 minimum order


A discussion on preventing veteran suicide

Wheel Dog Industries is hosting a forum to address the prevalence of suicide in the veteran community. Iris Roundtree, Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Medical Center, will lead the discussion. Refreshments (including beer on tap) will be served.

Where: WeWork at 1601 Market St., 19103

When: February 1, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

How much: Free with RSVP


Immerse yourself in Taiwanese food

Cooks Who Care is hosting a pop-up buffet at Judy Ni's petite fast-casual that specializes in food from Taiwan. Get interactive with build-your-own rice bowls and gwa bao buns, the pile on potstickers to round out the meal.

Where: Baology at 1829 JFK Blvd., 19103

When: January 29, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

How much: $8


Watch Groundhog Day on Groundhog Day all day

This pop-up movie theater invites you to inhabit the life of Phil Connors and relive Groundhog's Day over and over and over and over again. Shows start and noon and continue through midnight.

Where: South Street Cinema at 327 South St., 19147

When: February 2, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

How much: $5


Can you eat wings faster than El Wingador?

Don't worry, this isn't a Wing Bowl-style free for all. But if you think you can down 20 wings in a hurry and want to win $200 cash, head to this Manayunk tavern and pit your eating skills against Bill Simmons, aka El Wingador. The referee will be NFL All-Pro offensive guard and Philly native Jahri Evans, who's also a co-owner of the bar. Advance registration suggested.

Where: SOMO Manayunk at 4311 Main St., 19127

When: January 31, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

How much: $20


What Philly can learn from its Amazon RFP

Even if Amazon doesn't chose Philadelphia for HQ2, there's lots to be gleaned from the RFP process. Philly's Design Advocacy Group hosts reps from the Commerce Department and PIDC to talk about how that info can be leveraged to boost the city going forward.

Where: Center for Architecture + Design at 1218 Arch St., 19107

When: February 1, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.

How much: Free