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. Feast on a Chinese New Year’s meal, speed date with a twist and more. Here are 5 fun things to do in Philly this week. 

5 fun things to do in Philly this week. 

Bill Bellamy

Bill Bellamy is coming to the City of Brotherly Love to perform his stand-up at Punch Line Philly. Bellamy got his start on HBO’s “Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam” and went on to VJ for multiple MTV, NBC and TV One programs as well as starring in several films and TV shows including “Kindergarten Cop 2” with Dolph Lundgren. A great event if you are looking for the best things to do in Philly this week.                                  

Feb. 7, 8 pm, Punch Line Philly, 33 E Laurel St., Philadelphia, $27-$37, punchlinephilly.com

Culinary Cage Match

Chef Damon Menapace from Le Virtu and Chef Scott Reddy from Bar Amis will go head to head in a culinary challenge where they have to incorporate secret ingredients into each of their courses and wow guests will their cooking chops. Diners rate each dish and ultimately declare the winner in this tasty competition- all while not knowing what exactly the secret ingredients are. There is also an optional beer and wine option to choose from for dinner. 

Feb. 5, 6 pm, Bar Amis, 4503 S Broad St., Philadelphia, $60+, amistrattoria.com

Bing Bing Dim Sum Chinese New Year

Ring in the Chinese New Year with Bing Bing Dim Sum and their tasty and delicious celebration dinner from Chef Ben Puchowitz and special guest Chef Yehuda Sichel from Abe Fisher. The specialty menu is inspired by Chinese New Year food symbolism and traditions- with a Jewish flair. Mouthwatering options include crispy potato and tilefish lettuce wraps, sticky rice, pretzel steamed bun, jujube apple cake and more. Reservations can be made on their official website. 

Feb. 5, reservations available, Bing Bing Dim Sum, 1648 E Passyunk Ave., Philadelphia, $50, bingbingdimsum.com

things to do in Philly

Speed Dating with a Twist

All singles looking for love in Philly are invited to attend this speed dating event with a twist. Guests sit in the hot seat for only five minutes and the Tawkify matchmakers do the rest. The experts will do all the work finding each hopeful’s best fit after briefly speaking with each of them while guests kick back, relax, drink, eat and mingle. A fun event if you are looking for the best things to do in Philly this week. 

Feb. 7, 5:30 pm-8:30 pm, WeWork, 1010 N Hancock St., Philadelphia, $0-$10, eventbrite.com

“Tasting Freedom”

The authors of “Tasting Freedom”, Dan Biddle and Murray Dubin, will be at Shakespeare & Co. to discuss their book that is based on the life of Octavius Catto. Many Philadelphians don’t know the story of Octavius Catto- but they need to. Catto was a civil rights activist who risked his life a century before the events that took place in Selma and Birmingham, and fought bravely for the rights of others as well as himself.

Feb. 7, 6:30 pm, Shakespeare & Co., 1632 Walnut St., Philadelphia, shakeandco.com