Events 2/15-2/21: Peek-A-Boo Revue, Mythic Creatures, Gay BINGO Night at the Oscars, Issa Whine Caribbean Dance Party & More!

Some of the most interesting things happening across the region from Friday, February 15 to Thursday, February 21. Share your event by tweeting us @citywidestories or tagging us on Facebook.


Peek-a-Boo Revue: Heartburst  

Friday, February 15th

Doors 7 pm / Show 8 pm

Milton Theatre

110 Union St. Milton, DE  

Cost: $20-25

Check out Philadelphia’s longest running Burlesque show, Peek-a-Boo Revue presents Heartburst! This dance and comedy packed, love filled show is a great way to extend Valentines’ Day weekend for you and your lovey.


Get Pegged Cabaret feat. Illustrious Blacks  

Friday, February 15th

10 pm

La Peg at FringeArts

140 N Columbus Blvd  


Each Get Pegged Cabaret performance features uncensored and stimulating entertainment from the sexy, satirical, daring, delightful, queer, and most dangerous performers on the cabaret scene.


Big Philly Beer Fest at the Pennsylvania Convention Center  

February 15th-16th

7 – 11:30 pm

PA Convention Center

1101 Arch St.

Cost: $45-80

Like beer? Check out the Big Philly Beer fest happening this weekend at the Convention Center. There will be hundreds of craft beers to sip on, live music to enjoy, and a chance to try some tasty bites from Reading Terminal Market!


Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids  

February 16th-18th

The Academy of Natural Sciences

1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

Cost: $19-23  

Learn the history of your favorite cryptid beasts and the real animals that influenced their stories. Observe a Kraken dissection, get up close and personal with sea monkeys and create your own unicorn poop soap slime!


Gay BINGO Night at the Oscars   

Saturday, February 16th

7 – 9:30 pm

Congregation Rodeph Shalom

615 North Broad St.  

Cost: $35

GayBINGO is the fabulous, irreverent, campy, wildly popular monthly event that has been entertaining Philadelphia audiences for over 20 years! This month’s theme is Night at the Oscars, so get ready for an evening filled with outrageous costumes, prizes and so much more.


Cotton in the American Imagination  

Sunday, February 17th

2 – 3:30 pm

The African American Museum in Philadelphia

701 Arch St.

Cost: Free

Presented in conjunction with our current exhibition Cotton: The Soft Dangerous Beauty of the Past, AAMP hosts a free public lecture with Dr. Anna Arabindan-Kesson of Princeton University. Dr. Kesson’s lecture examines the relationship between cotton and the commodification of Blackness, and the afterlives of these historical representations, in the United States.


Issa Whine Caribbean Dance Party

Thursday, February 21st

10 pm – 2 am

Silk City

435 Spring Garden St.

Cost: Free  

Forget about winter for a few hours while dancing the night away to some of the hottest beats from the Caribbean.