Fun Things to Do in Philly this Week and Weekend

This week in Philly we have a street food fest in Manayunk, a sci-fi convention, PHS tree planting, the Kun-Yang Lin dancers, a maker's faire, and much more

By Lauren McCutcheon and Christina Griffith

Art for Change: Art Is a Verb That Means Change

The Forman Arts Initiative hired its first executive director, Adjoa Jones de Almeida, to shape their vision for an exhibit and engagement space centering their vast art collection and local community. Just don’t call it a museum

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: Early Morning Rave for Voting

Daybreaker co-founder Radha Agrawal brings her non-alcoholic, early morning dance party back to Philly to celebrate our freedom to celebrate (and vote). Join the fun outside City Hall on April 12

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Dune Fan? Thank Philadelphia

The weird story of how our weird city played a crucial role in launching the sci-fi blockbuster, now officially on its third film

By Christina Griffith

Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club reads Hunger by Roxane Gay

The MSNBC host and Citizen board member talks with Roxane Gay about her memoir Hunger, her raw story about being a Black woman in a big body in America

By Ali Velshi

Art for Change: A Grand and Gorgeous Abstraction

Odili Donald Odita draws on a unique combination of traditional African art, minimalism, and pop culture influences in his abstract paintings that respond to contemporary social issues. The latest in a series with Forman Arts Initiative

By RJ Rushmore

The Citizen Recommends: The Sicilian Inheritance

In her new Philly novel, bestselling author and podcaster Jo Piazza explores a century-old murder, women’s strengths — and her own unresolved family mystery. Then, she turned it into a true crime podcast

By Olivia Kram

How to Make the I-95 Detour Not Suck (As Much) (Again)

Traffic is gonna be bad for a while. Here’s help making your way up and down the interstate more tolerable — and maybe even … fun?

By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff