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Do Something: Join Our Disruptors

This week, do yoga to support homeless puppies, pitch your best ideas to Philadelphia's disruptors, support a South Philly co-op, celebrate Jazz, and more!

Every Monday we round up a handful of ways to get involved throughout the week to make your city better and have fun doing it. Have ideas for upcoming events? Email us tips! Then, discover more evergreen ways to stay engaged in our handy Do Something guide.

Volunteer at a Philly Farm

Philadelphia is a city with a host of food problems, but it’s also the hub of innovative food solutions. Join the Jewish Farm School and Repair the World in their Philly Farm Crew initiative, as they recruit folks to volunteer around farms all over Philadelphia. Get your hands dirty as you learn about gardening, urban farming, food justice, and meet passionate and exciting people looking to make a difference in their city. Monday, April 23-ongoing, 10 am-1:00 pm, Free, Various Farms

Pitch your Best Philly Fixes

Do you have a creative solution to one of Philadelphia’s challenges? Do you have a challenge in need of a solution? We’ll give you the mic for 3 minutes to pitch your idea to The Citizen’s community of doers, disruptors, and members. Let the change makers of Philly hear your thoughts and ideas for a better city and, who knows? You might just end the night with the start of a collaboration or brand new perspective. Not bad for a Tuesday night. So, join us for a happy hour to share your ideas—or join us to meet the people who have them. Tuesday, April 24, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm, Free, Industrious, 230 S Broad St 17th Floor

Support a Philly Co-op

Philadelphia’s long-running live storytelling show is hosting a benefit for the South Philly Food Co-op, which is raising funds to build, stock, and staff its community owned grocery store at 2031 S. Juniper Streets. Tickets are pay what you wish, with a minimum of $10. Some of the show’s storytellers include Karen Johnson, an ice cream maker for Little Baby’s Ice Cream, Amanda Feifer O’Brien, an expert fermenter, and Meg Widholm of Snack Like a Local.Wednesday, April 25, 6:30 pm-9:00 pm, $10, Adobe Cafe, 1919 E Passyunk Ave

Meet Eco-Activists at Happy Hour

Earth Day might have just passed, but your work until the next ecologically minded holiday is just beginning. After work this Thursday, pop into Miller’s Ale House’s happy hour to connect with environmental groups in the city. Come talk to the Clean Air Council, the Philadelphia Water Department, and the Philadelphia Parks Alliance to learn about how you can make the city greener. First drink on the house. Thursday, April 26, 6 pm-8 pm, $10, Miller’s Ale House South Philly, 2100 S. Columbus Boulevard

Celebrate Jazz

All month long, the Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy has been organizing events for it its annual Jazz Appreciation Month to celebrate the genre. In partnership with cinéSPEAK, the city is organizing a short film festival featuring Jim Henson’s early work! Come to learn more about the rich history and big voices of Jazz. The celebrations are not only free, but family friendly. Friday, April 27, 7 pm-8 pm, Free, Athletic Recreation Center, 1400 North 26th Street

Do Yoga with Puppies!

Need we say more? Amrita Yoga & Wellness in Fishtown is teaming up with Morris Animal Refuge to find forever homes for the shelter’s puppies. Amrita is offering two fundraising classes this Saturday, so there will be plenty of opportunities practice your downward dogs with real life dogs. Hurry and sign up, though, because each class slot can only accommodate 40 students! 100% of proceeds will go towards Morris Animal Refugee. Saturday, April 28, 1:30 pm-4:30 pm, Free, Amrita Yoga & Wellness, 1204 Frankford Ave 

Learn about Black Panther and the Black Arts

Are you a fan of Sci-Fi, graphic novels, superheroes, or all of the above? Join AAMP and the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC) for a conversation on how Black Panther fits into the larger history of the Black arts and Black superheroes. Panelists include comic artists, experts, and professionals such as ECBACC founder Yumy Odom, founder of Sokoya Production Akinseye Brown, Ariell  Johnson of Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, award winning illustrator Eric Battle, and more. Sunday, April 29, 4 pm-6 pm, $5, The African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street

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