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!
The Slought Foundation is bringing together Temple Professor Marc Lamont Hill, MTL Collective’s Amin Husain, and Decolonize This Place’s Nitasha Dhillon to talk decolonization strategies in and around art institutions and academia. The trio will draw from their own life experiences, as well as from their studies as scholars, artists, and activists to explore how decolonization can occur in 21st century institutions. Wednesday, March 27, 5 pm-8 pm, Free with Admission if you register here, Slought, 4017 Walnut
What does good urban planning look like? Jefferson’s College of Architecture and the Built Environment presents the Smart and Healthy Cities Forum 2019, which brings together experts and panelists who will talk about the interrelationships of urbanization, technological innovation, demographic trends, and population health in developing smarter and healthier cities. Wednesday, March 27, 3 pm-7:30 pm, Free with Admission if you register here, Jefferson College of Architecture and the Built Environment, 4201 Henry Ave
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Get your hands dirty for our city’s parks, and join Friends of the Wissahickon to clean up one of Philly’s nature trails. The work includes drain repair, grade reversals, and emergency trail repairs. Can’t make it to this one? Don’t worry! “Thursday Trail Works” happen every week, although location varies. Check out upcoming service days here. Thursday, March 28, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Free, Friends of the Wissahickon, 40 West Evergreen Ave
Photo: Nate Harris
Use your voice this Friday during the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Final Friday: Get Louder event. Learn how to screen print with Philadelphia Printworks, participate in a writing workshop with Caldera Magazine, and watch a pop up performance by women-led percussion groups. Join the sounds of the Philadelphia Museum of Art this Friday and check back in for upcoming Final Friday events. Friday, March 29, 5 pm-8:45 pm, Tickets here, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Get to Reading Terminal for the 9th annual Food for Thought event. The evening has become one of Philly’s top food-focused gatherings with all proceeds supporting ACHIEVEability, an organization that works to break the generational cycle of poverty for low income, single parent and homeless families. Spend the night enjoying food from Philly vendors like Bassetts Ice Cream, Beck’s Cajun Café, DiNic’s, Franks-a-lot, Fox & Sons, Keven Parker’s Soul Food Café, Loco Lucho, Sang Kee Peking Duck and Spataro’s Cheesesteaks, along with live music and a silent auction. Saturday, March 30, 7:30 pm-10:30 pm, Tickets here, Reading Terminal, 12th & Arch St.