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. Test your Game of Thrones knowledge, learn how to cook creole style and more  Here are 5 fun things to do in Philly this week. 

5 fun things to do in Philly this week. 

Whitney Cummings

Comedian, writer and actress Whitney Cummings is coming to the City of Brotherly Love to perform her hit stand-up during three shows at Punch Line Philly  beginning on Jan. 31. Cummings is best known for creating and starring in the NBC series Whitney, co-writing the CBS comedy series 2 Broke Girls and for writing I’m Fine and Other Lies.  

Jan.31, 8 pm, Punch Line Philly, 33 E Laurel St., Philadelphia, $30-$38,  philadelphia.heliumcomedy.com

Creole Cooking Class

Southern cooking is soulful, spicy, savory and full of zesty flavors. If you’re a fan of the tasty southern fare, want to learn how to make delicious comfort food or just like to learn about interesting cuisines this is the class for you. Chef Kurt Evans will be leading the class that delves into the coastal ingredients of the southern region and the many cultural influences that have shaped its cuisine. A great event if you are looking for fun things to do in Philly this week. 

Jan. 28, 6 pm-9 pm, Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St., Philadelphia, $0-$20, eventbrite.com

Game of Thrones Quizzo

Test your Westeros knowledge and come dressed in your best GOT attire during this event that will test even the most Game of Thrones obsessed fan’s knowledge. The team that knows the most will win a gift card, the best dressed will win a prize and any quizzo participant will also get an additional 10% off their Game of Thrones Scotch Flights. 

Jan. 29, 8 pm-12 am, Bainbridge St. Barrel House, 625-27 S 6th St., barrelhousephilly.com

things to do in Philly

Film Essentials: Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane has been hailed as one of the greatest films of all time. When released, the film was not an immediate success but over time grew to amass a huge following and even kickstart a new era of filmmaking by borrowing visual tricks from German Expressionism and Soviet montage. Film Essentials at the Philadelphia Film Center wants to give Philadelphians the chance to experience this classic film for the first time and others the chance to re-live the magic of Rosebud. 

Jan. 30, 7 pm-10 pm, Philadelphia Film Society, 1412 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, $5-$9, filmadelphia.org

Chinese New Year Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra are teaming up to present a free concert in celebration of the Year of the Pig. Assistant Conductor Kensho Watanabe will share the podium with the SPO’s Resident Conductor Liang Zhang to make the exhilarating night truly special with their rendition of Peng-Peng Gong’s Symphony No. 10. The concert is free but tickets should still be reserved to save a spot. A perfect event if you are looking for fun things to do in Philly this week.

Jan. 29,  7:30 pm, Verizon Hall, 300 S Broad St., Philadelphia, free, philorch.org

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