We Found Everything You Need to do in Philly This Weekend
By Rachel McQuiston
After a few weeks of classes, extracurricular activities, and –– for a dedicated few -- trips to the gym, it’s no surprise that we’re all exhausted, drained and on the brink of stress-induced tears. As we’re midway through the third week of classes, it’s hard to believe that we’ll ever be doing anything besides homework and having the occasional panic attack at the Tech. Yet, we all know, as Friday rolls around, we’ll all be able to muster up enough energy to change out of that sweatshirt that should’ve been washed on Tuesday. This weekend, instead of ending up at that house party you somehow come across every Friday and Saturday, put the little energy you have left into exploring some of the unique happenings in Philadelphia.
1. Amy Schumer at the Tower Theater
Tower Theater, S. 69th and Ludlow streets, Upper Darby
Somehow, despite her problematic past, Amy Schumer (who is, at least, reasonably funny) is coming to Philly. Schumer, along with Rosebud Baker, Derek Gaines and Mia Jackson will be doing stand-up comedy at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby this Friday at 8p.m. You can get your tickets here (be prepared to shell out $78 to $128 –– this won’t be a cheap night out). This show might even be funnier than spending your Friday nights watching frat guys use their Juul to flirt with girls. Key word: might.
2. First Friday in Philadelphia
Various locations including The Center For Art In Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
There’s no better way to get to know Philadelphia than by exploring all of its unique shops, restaurants, galleries, and more. Old City is one of the participating areas in the First Friday event, and it certainly does not disappoint. From 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. this Friday, browse through different galleries like Wexler and enjoy some of Old City’s best dining (we love Amada and Fork). We’re all for Philly Style here, but something other than sh*tty square pizza could be a nice switch-up.
3. Getaway at the Greenhouse at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center
Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, 100 N. Horticultural Drive
Tired of the dry skin, chapped lips and overall loss of feeling in your fingers from the winter season? Yeah, us too. There’s no better way to deal with the effects of winter than to enter a state of denial by visiting the Getaway at the Greenhouse, located at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center. Running from Feb. 2 until Feb. 10, this 20,000 square-foot greenhouse will offer face painting, a gigantic sandbox for beach vibes, lawn games, and more. During the weekend nights, visitors can purchase food and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) from vendors. #SpringBreak2k19!!!
4. Various Movie Theatres
If all else fails, movie theatre popcorn and overpriced candy always remains. Whether you’re down for the empowering “On the Basis of Sex” or if you’d rather see “Escape Room” and not sleep for the next seven weeks, the movies are never a bad idea. With various theatres in Philadelphia and an AMC right on campus, minimal effort is required in or to switch up your typical Netflix-binge-watching Friday night.