Events 11/16 – 11/21: Sea Monster Farewell Party, HERspace Women’s Art Festival, Donut Making with Federal Donuts, Thanksgiving Eve 90’s Silent Party & More!

Some of the most interesting things happening in Philly from Friday, November 16 to Wednesday, November 21. Share your event by tweeting us @citywidestories or tagging us on Facebook.


Navy Yard Sea Monster Farewell Party

Friday, November 16th

5 – 8 pm

The Navy Yard

13th & Flagship

Cost: Free

The Navy Yard Sea Monster, the first collaborative partnership between the Navy Yard and anonymous curators Group X, will be leaving Philadelphia, but not without a proper send off! Join monster artist Filthy Luker for a meet and greet, champagne toast, and countdown to the shutdown of this tentacled friend we’ve come to Instagram and love.


HERspace Women’s Art Festival

Friday, November 16th

6 – 9 pm

Philly Art Collective

253 N. 3rd St.

Cost: $7 Early bird; $10 at the door

Experience a one-night visual arts festival exploring ideas and themes of emerging female artists and leading female artists in the Philly area. HERspace will feature over 30 artists of varying mediums, live music, and complimentary refreshments. Come out to support this platform working to generate a lasting connection between artists, arts professionals and art appreciators.


Disruption: Poetry & Open Mic at AAMP

Friday, November 16th

7 – 9 pm

The African American Museum in Philadelphia

701 Arch St.

Cost: $10

Come to the AAMP for an evening of poetry and performance curated by Philadelphia poet and educator, Nina “Lyrispect” Ball. You will hear poetry by Rienne Jahnai, Jacob Winterstein, Evita Colon and Lyrispect, along with dance and vocal performance by Kingsley Ibeneche. Have something of your own to share? An open mic interspersed throughout the night. All performances are designed to  complement AAMP’s current exhibition Cotton: The Soft Dangerous Beauty of the Past.


Donut Making for Families with Federal Donuts Chef Matt Fein

Saturday, November 17th

2 – 4 pm

Free Library of Philadelphia Culinary Literacy Center

1901 Vine St.

Cost: $12

Bring the whole family to this workshop with Chef Matt Fein and learn the secrets behind the fluffy Federal Donuts recipe. Not only will you learn the process for mixing the dough and frying them up, but you’ll have a chance to decorate some donuts yourself!


Open Studio Fall Watercolors

Sunday, November 18th

12:30 – 3:30 pm

Camden Fireworks

1813 South Broadway

Camden, NJ

Cost: Free

Try out a variety of watercolor techniques at the Camden Fireworks! The fall foliage is great inspiration for a colorful art piece. Once you’ve created your masterpiece, you’ll be able to take it home with you to hang on your wall!


Napoleon Dynamite: A Conversation with Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez & Tina Majorino

Sunday, November 18th

8 pm

Merriam Theater

250 S. Broad St.

Cost: $29 – $39

Put down that dang quesadilla and get over to the Merriam Theater for a film screening and conversation with cast members of the beloved movie “Napolean Dynamite.” Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Efren Ramirez (Pedro) and Tina Majorino (Deb) will all be present for a moderated discussion after the film screening.


Trans Awareness Week: Clothing Drive

Monday, November 19th

5 – 8 pm


149 W Susquehanna Ave.

Cost: Free

Trans Awareness Week is taking place between November 12-19. There a variety of events happening all week long, and on Monday, there will be a clothing drive where participants can drop off clothing, swap clothing, or just come fill a bag!


Really Funny Comedians (Who Happen To Be Women)

Wednesday, November 21st

8 – 9:30 pm

Punch Line Philly

33 E. Laurel St.

Cost: $15

Come see the greatest up and coming comedians at local comedy club Punch Line Philly, who all happen to be women! Smash stereotypes that women aren’t funny and laugh your butt off while you’re at it!


Thanksgiving Eve 90’s Silent Party!

Wednesday, November 21st

8 pm – 2 am

Lucky Strike Philadelphia

1336 Chestnut St.

Cost: $9.95

Gobble down your turkey and then get over to Lucky Strike for a dance party that is completely silent! Silent Philly and Philly Tonight are hosting a headphones dance party featuring three different DJs playing different genres of the 90s. There’s no better way to sweat out that stuffing!