Things to Do in Philly This Week

A cool new night market series debuts in Northern Liberties, Philly Fashion Week kicks off with parties and runway shows around town and more fun things to do in Philadelphia this week

By Josh Middleton

Business For Good: Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty

Could a locally-made line of toys be an antidote to the world’s problems?

By Jessica Blatt Press

The Citizen Recommends: Peace Week

Take part in 15 free events this week aiming to create a more peaceful city leading up to International Peace Day on September 21.

By Nick Fiorellini

The Citizen Recommends: PA Kindness Poem Project

Poet Laureate Trapeta B. Mayson and PA Humanities Council invite you to “share your kindness” for a citizen-inspired poem to be released on World Kindness Day

By Duncan Glew

Guest Commentary: “I sing to the people of Philadelphia”

A local poet writes—and reads—a paean to the city he loves

By g emil reutter

Citizen of the Week: Kemar Jewel

The Philly native and Temple-trained choreographer has gone viral with dances that celebrate the Black queer experience—and offer hope for all of us

By Jessica Blatt Press

Mystery Shopper: Requesting a New Book at the Free Library

If there's a book you want that's not part of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s collection, will they add it to the catalogue? In the latest installment of our Mystery Shopper series, one of The Citizen’s (many) resident bookworms finds out.

The Citizen Recommends: BlackStar Film Festival

Come together to support and celebrate the visionary work of Black, brown, and indigenous filmmakers from August 4 through 8

By Isabelle Eisenberg