5 fun things to do in Philly this week

things to do in Philly

Looking for some fun and unique things to do in Philly this week? We’ve got you covered. Explore the Franklin Institute after hours, build your own bonsai tree and more. Here are 5 fun things to do in Philly this week.

5 fun things to do in Philly this week

Zahav & WHYY Dinner and a Movie

For years Zahav has hosted “A Very Jewish Christmas,” a dinner and classic movie event featuring a different cultural cuisine. This year highlights Chinese take-out that will be served alongside delicious cocktails, then at 7 p.m., a classic movie will be shown. This year is extra special because proceeds from the event will support Broad Street Ministry as well as WHYY programs. 

Dec.18, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m., WHYY, Inc., 150 N 6th St., Philadelphia, $79, whyy.org

R&B Holiday Benefit Concert

Join in for this fun and Philanthropic event featuring talented R&B artists all with Philly ties. Guests will hear songs from the emerging artist’s repertoire as well as plenty of festive holiday hits. This year’s concert will directly benefit families being supported by the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, with concert proceeds raised for this event going to both of its city locations.

Dec. 20, 7 p.m., Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St., Philadelphia, $12-$15, thetroc.com

Science After Hours: Holiday Bizarre

The Franklin Institute is hosting another Science After Hours event, this time highlighting bizarre science that includes Twisted Tinkering ornament making, odd museum items, photo ops with Krampus, strange specimens, Winter Solstice stellar observing and more. The 21+ event will also be decked out for the holidays with twinkling lights, festive music, tasty treats and adult refreshments. Tickets are required. 

Dec. 18, 7 p.m.- 10 p.m., Franklin Institute, 222 N 20th St., Philadelphia, $15-$20, fi.edu

things to do in Philly

Holiday Vegan Drinks

The Humane League of Philadelphia and Tattooed Mom is hosting this fun and animal-friendly event for all vegans, vegetarians and anyone who is simply curious about tasty plant-based refreshments. While there, be sure to check out Tattooed Mom’s delicious treats including a Vegan Pickle Fried Chickn Sandwich, Vegan Chubbsteak Wrap, Veggie Corn Dog on a Stick and much more. 

Dec.17, 6 p.m.- 8 p.m., Tattooed Mom, 530 South St., Philadelphia, tattooedmomphilly.com

Beer and Bonsai

Sip on some tasty brews from Love City Brewing while planting and shaping your own bonsai tree. Juniper, decorative rocks and a six-inch ceramic pot are all included in this creative and unique event. A beer flight will also be included for each bonsai-maker as well. The event is BYOF, meaning guests can bring their own snacks to munch on too. 

Dec. 18, 7 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., Love City Brewing, 1023 Hamilton St., $57, Philadelphia, lovecitybrewing.com

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