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Another cheap date discount!

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Need plans next week? Tangle Movement Arts is offering Cheap Date Philadelphia readers discount tickets for their new aerial dance theater Philly Fringe show “Break/Drift/Resist” showing September 5th-7th. To receive the Cheap Date discount, enter the code “cheapdate” at this link (www.tangle-arts.com/tickets) for $10-$15 tickets for Tangle’s first two performances– Thursday, Sept. 5 and Friday, Sept. 6 at 8pm. “Break/Drift/Resist” is circus like you’ve never seen before– seven women climb ropes, spark chain reactions, catch each other, swing, slide, and crash. Find more info about Tangle and Break/Drift/Resist online at http://www.tangle-arts.com/. Check it out!

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2013 Summer Screening Guide!

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Cheap Date Philadelphia is happy to bring back one of its most popular posts: a night-by-night guide to what’s screening in the city this summer, where, and when. Creating this list is a labor of love for me, but the finish product always makes me feel so lucky to live in a city with so much fabulous FREE summer programming for all (unless otherwise noted).   Happy viewing, all, and don’t forget to BYO Blanket!   …

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Mega Bad Movie Night at the Academy of Natural Sciences!

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Philly is full of great odd-ball movie events where you get to see cool flicks in non-traditional settings.  The $3 Monday Movies at the Trocadero, and the free Secret Cinema series are two of my favorites, and now the MST3K-style Mega Bad Movie Night at the Academy of Natural Sciences has also made the list! This museum-based event, which only happens a few times each year, screens “awesomely awful” movies, like Bigfoot, Sharktopus and Mega Piranha. The flicks…

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Top Five Kissing Benches!

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Fall is a great time to walk around the city, taking in the sight of trees turning red and gold, the smell of fireplaces being used once again, and the sound of leaves crunching underfoot.  It’s also a great time of year to find a place to sit for a spell and cuddle up to keep warm.  Luckily for city residents, Philadelphia is full of little tucked away parks – both scenic and secluded –…

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Updated for 2013! Wednesday Summer Nights at Penn Museum

Updated for 2013! Wednesday Summer Nights at Penn Museum

Every Wednesday from June 19  through September 11, the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology hosts a live music series in its verdant courtyard garden as part of its Summer Nights Music Series.  Located at 3260 South Street, at the intersection of Spruce and 33rd, the lush and stately museum garden will make you feel like you have been transported away from the city to another time and place – making it the perfect setting for the diverse musical acts featured by…

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Disc Golfing in Sedgley Woods Park

Disc Golfing in Sedgley Woods Park

I admit that I was a little hesitant at first (ok, resistant may be more accurate) to the idea of trying “disc golf,” “frisbee golf,” (or “FROLF” as my date likes to call it).  But after a few hours spent flinging discs, tramping through the woods, and feigning a competitive edge, I was sold.  This game is really fun!  And being that it’s totally free to play, it’s also a cheap date!  In fact, the…

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Free Tour of the Yards Brewery Plus Beer Tasting

Free Tour of the Yards Brewery Plus Beer Tasting

On Saturdays, the Yards Brewing Company offers free tours of their facilities. I went there with a date last weekend, and we enjoyed their tour as well as their tasting room. Read the full date review here! Cheap Date writes amonthly column for Drink Philly featuring cheap dates for drink lovers. Or for those of you (er, me) that need to drink  on your dates so as not to throw up from nerves…

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Get Coffee, Get Creepy, at Eastern State Penitentiary

Get Coffee, Get Creepy, at Eastern State Penitentiary

There is something kind of exhilarating about having the daylights scared out of you, especially when you have a date’s hand to cling to in the dark.  In October, through Halloween, haunted houses pop up all over Philly and the surrounding area.  These spook shows are fun, for sure –  but they’re not cheap.  Tickets to Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary during off-peak hours are $20, and go up from there.  But,…

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Boat Ride on the Delaware & Explore the Camden Waterfront

Boat Ride on the Delaware & Explore the Camden Waterfront

The boat ride scene has long been a staple of the romantic film genre (case in point, anyone remember the Chicago Ferry slow-dance scene from My Best Friend’s Wedding?).  But truly, what is more romantic than a boat ride?  Watching the wind tousle your date’s hair, listening to the waves slap rhythmically against the side of the boat, and exalting in the subtle danger of being so far from solid ground.  Didn’t think you could experience this in Philadelphia? Enter…

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Golf at Franklin Square and Walk on Franklin Bridge

Golf at Franklin Square and Walk on Franklin Bridge

Since its renovation in 2006, Franklin Square Park has been transformed into a vibrant amusement park, complete with a carousel, two playgrounds, the impressive and historic Franklin Square Fountain, and the perfect Cheap Date diversion: an 18-hole miniature golf course designed around iconic Philadelphia landmarks like Love Park and the Liberty Bell. After battling it out on the green, my date and I cooled off by getting frosty treats from Square Burger, the park’s freestanding snack stand, and taking them on…

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Need plans Wednesday? Cheap Date Deal Alert!

Need plans Wednesday? Cheap Date Deal Alert!

The heat has broke, the rain has (mostly!) stopped, and it’s feeling pretty great to be outside these days.  If you are looking for a way to take advantage tomorrow, Wednesday, August 7, 2013, head over to the Penn Museum’s verdant courtyard from 5-8pm for their Summer Nights Concert series!  This week they are hosting the Kalob Griffin Band, better known to its devoted fans as the KGB. This Pennsylvania-bred, Philadelphia-based outfit of Americana rock n’…

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Top 5 Cheap Date ideas for Father’s Day with Dad!

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Yeah, Mom is the one who calls all the time, but the truth is, Dad wants to spend time with you, too! Here are my Top 5 picks for things to do with Dad this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16th, 2013.  And as always with Cheap Date Philadelphia, my ideas cost $15 or less per person. After all, you should be able to hang out with your dad at least once a year without having…

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10% Off Taphophile Trivia at Laurel Hill Cemetery

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Are you so bored with the same old drinks and dinner date routine that you could just die? Well, Cheap Date Philadelphia has a better idea: On Thursday, May 23rd, Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Young Friends invite you (and your date) to get out of the gastropub and into the graveyard for Taphophile Quizzo!  What is a taphophile, you may ask.  Well, you might just become one by the end of the night, so you may want…

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