Do Something: Eat It, Philly

This week, hear from women food leaders across the city, support trans youth, learn about Filipino cuisine, and more

Do Something: Eat It, Philly

This week, hear from women food leaders across the city, support trans youth, learn about Filipino cuisine, 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. Now get out and do something!

Dine and Dish with Philly Food Leaders

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Philadelphia would not have become a culinary jewel of the East Coast (if not the country) without the many women who have worked to make it so. This Monday, Yards Brewing Company and Edible Philly are hosting a conversation with several of the city’s most notable women in food. Tenaya Darlington, author of the cheese blog Madame Fromage, and Katherine Rapin of Edible Philly will lead conversations with luminaries like Marcie Turney and Val Safran (Safran Turney Hospitality), Ellen Yin (High Street Hospitality), and Ana Caballero (Fork/High Street), among others. Email [email protected] with your questions beforehand, and they’ll be included in the post-conversation Q&A. Monday, November 12, 2018, 2 pm-5 pm, $12, Yards Brewing Company, 500 Spring Garden Street

Learn from the Leaders in Art

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Grow. Engage. Monetize. These are the three pillars crucial to leaders in the arts. This Tuesday, UArts Continuing Education, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, and CultureWorks will host workshops for budding leaders in the arts to network, learn new skill-sets, and share best technology practices. The event will also feature a workshop led by MilkCrate founder Morgan Berman that includes a free assessment of your leadership archetype. Tuesday, November 13, 8:30 am-10:30 pm, Free (registration required), The University of the Arts, Terra Hall Connelly Auditorium, 211 S. Broad Street, 8th Fl.

Find Out Where it Came From

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Museums are cool, but it’s no secret that the way they acquired their collections is often less than ethical. But returning objects to former colonies or indigenous groups can be a messy business. Recently, the Smithsonian has been working with Native American tribes on a new, 21st-century solution: 3D replication. Join Eric Hollinger, Tribal Liaison, for a talk at one of the country’s most impressive natural history museums: Philly’s very own Penn Museum! The event is hosted by the Wolf Humanities Center and co-sponsored by the Penn Museum and the Price Lab for Digital Humanities. ASL interpretation will be provided. Wednesday, November 14, 5 pm- 6:30 pm, Free (registration required), Widener Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South St.

Support Trans Youth

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This year, Trans Awareness Week runs from November 15th to 20th. Join the Trans Equity Project, a program run through GALAEI, for the opening reception featuring dinner and a trans youth panel. Keep an eye out for events throughout the week, which will include a trans cinema screening, a dreamcatcher making party, and a clothing drive. The events lead up to a rally and silent march on the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which memorializes victims of transphobic violence. Thursday, November 15, 5 pm-8 pm, Free (RSVP required), Trans Equity Project, 149 W Susquehanna Avenue

See How Technology Affects Adolescence

Crazy Rich Asians may no longer be in cinemas, but supporting Asians in the film industry is always a good idea. Asian Arts Initiative often hosts free screenings; this Friday, they’ll be showing four short films about how technology affects coming-of-age for adolescents wading through issues ranging from toxic masculinity to the pressures of social media. Stick around for a Q&A with directors Barna Szász, Ellie Wen, Donna Mae Foronda, Anna Mikami, Bernard Bion, and Jason KarmanFriday, November 16, 4:30 pm-6 pm, Free (registration required), Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street, Chinatown

Galvanize for Gender Equity

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Tuesday’s election resulted in a record number of women being sent to congress—over 100 from across the country, and four from PA. In the past however, this state’s record hasn’t been the best, which is exactly what non-profit organization The United State of Women is out to change. This organization aims to inspire women to take action in their local communities, which can mean getting involved in anything from politics to activism. This full day event will include opportunities to hear from national and local leaders, network with organizations, and learn about practical ways to advocate for gender equity. Saturday, November 17, 10 am-5 pm, $50 with scholarships available (transport not covered), Moore College of Art & Design, 1916 Race Street

Get a Taste of the Philippines


Ulam, or the main dish of a traditional Filipino meal, is at the heart of food culture in the Philippines. It is also the title of a new documentary by Filipino-America film director, Alexandra Cuerdo, who followed renowned chefs across the country. The film juxtaposes the American cuisine experience and the Filipino one, meeting in the middle to talk about how they come together and where they see challenges. Indulge in the traditions of Filipino cuisine and learn about where it fits in the American food landscape. Stay after the screening for a Q&A with the director. Sunday, November 11, 6:15 pm-7:45 pm, Ticket Prices Here, Lightbox Film Center, 3701 Chestnut St.

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