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!
In 2017, over 5,000 animals were placed in forever homes through the PSPCA. This holiday season, support the organization working to keep animals safe and off the streets by joining Punch Line Philly in an evening of holiday movie themed trivia. Brush up on your favorite lines from Elf, the characters in Nightmare Before Christmas, and Home Alone‘s story line this Monday night. Monday, December 10, 5 pm-9 pm, $6, Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.
Yoga can make you feel stronger, breathe easier and think clearer. On Tuesday, you can do yoga to help women across the city have access to the health resources they deserve by joining a Twilight Yoga session hosted by KG Strong at the BOK building. Find your center in this candlelit yoga class and support women, teens, and transgender communities in need of medical financial assistance. Tuesday, December 12, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm, $12, BOK Building, 1901 S. 9th St.
Learn a new perspective on witches of the past through Silvia Federici’s two new books Witches, Witch-Hunting, and Women and Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons. Federici, feminist writer, teacher and militant was the cofounder of the International Feminist Collective that launched the Wages for Housework campaign internationally. Now, join her on Wednesday evening as she discusses the way in which women resist victimization and challenges her audience to reconstruct the memories of the past to build a stronger future. Wednesday, December 12, 7 pm-9 pm, Free, Wooden Shoes Books and Records, 704 South St.
WOAR (Women’s Organized Against Rape) will host their 2nd annual Clothing and Toiletry Drive. Through January 31st, the organization will be collecting items such as winter coats, leggings, blankets, scarves, and hats for teens and adults in need this winter. Drop off your gently used items to the WOAR headquarters and spread the word to friends and family. Friday, December 14-January 31, 9 am-5 pm, WOAR, 1617 JFK Boulevard, Suite 800, Attn: 2018 Clothing & Toiletry Drive
Saturday night Qunify presents “Queer Activism” in the “Our Stories” series. The event is centered around the voices of activists throughout the city, the work they do, their journeys and the support that gave them the opportunities to be leaders. Join the event to hear about ways to continue their legacies, brainstorm strategies and meet new people. Saturday, December 15, 2 pm-4 pm, Free, Lutheran Settlement House, 1340 Frankford Ave.
Join The Goofy Gators, an organization that supports Autism, for an early morning game session with your jolly pal, Santa Clause. Dave & Buster’s will open their doors early for sensory friendly gaming to support the last day of their toy drive. Enjoy the games geared toward those with autism, their family and friends, lunch and a special visit from Santa. Sunday, December 16, 10:30 am-1:30 pm, $25, Dave & Buster’s, 1995 Franklin Mills Cir.