Hawk Hill is becoming more stressful as we approach the end of the semester. For the remainder of the month of November, take a look at some fun events in the city to escape from campus for an evening. Whether you are into musicals, sports, or music, the city has something for everyone.


Tired of all things Saint Joe’s? Go out and see what experiential events Philadelphia has to offer!

Watch American History and the story of Alexander Hamilton through song and dance! Located at the Academy of Music, PA, tickets range from $392-$1446. Act fast because tickets are flying! If you prefer to get more in tune with a childhood favorite, The Little Mermaid live has tickets as low as $25 and can be found as close as Walnut Street Theatre. If musicals aren’t for you but you’re dying for a good laugh, standup comedian, sitcom writer, and actor David A. Arnold has various dates available for the rest of November at Punch Line Philly for the low rate of $25-$35. For those of you who are One Direction and Jonas Brothers fans at heart, Best Night Ever: One Direction + Jonas Brothers Dance Party is just for you. For only $20, Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia is offering a night of high energy and your favorite songs on November 19, so what are you waiting for?


Your favorite sports team might be playing in Philly soon, instead of yelling at your homework, go cheer for them! With too many exciting games to choose from, this calendar is your ultimate guide to November’s Philadelphia sports. Whether you are an Eagles fan, Flyers fan, 76ers fan or none of the above, there is something for everyone!

Lincoln Financial Field, home to the Philadelphia Eagles. Photo Credit: Chris Shuman


Instead of hurting your roommate’s ears with your singing, go to your favorite concert and sing your heart out!

Your favorite artists are coming to town and Union Transfer is just one of many venues with shows to offer. Pop-star Olivia O’Brien will be there on November 16 and the following night you can switch it up with musical group The Lone Bellow. Another popular venue for the month is The Theatre of Living Arts, as they will be hosting rising artists FINNEAS on November 13 and Jeremy Zucker on November 18! Other concerts for the month include Alexander 23 on November 18 at the Foundry, The Driver Era at Franklin Music Hall on November 26, and an absolute classic with Bob Dylan playing The Met Philadelphia on November 30. No matter your taste in music, there is a show for everyone and plenty of opportunities to expand your palate.

The Walnut Theatre, one of many concert venues in use for the month of November. Photo Credit: Chris Shuman


Interested in these events but do not have a car on campus? Take public transportation! The Merion Tain Station is only a 12-minute walk away. Here are some ways to get into Center City. Thanks to technology, you can also order an Uber within minutes. 

The Overbrook Train station provides easy and cheap transportation in close proximity to campus. Photo Credit: Chris Shuman

These are only some of the events coming to your city this November, so if nothing catches your eye, check out the Ticketmaster calendar to see what might interest you. While some of these events may be limited to November, the month of December is fast-approaching and there are even more study break experiences to choose from.