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Do Something: Hear Veteran Poets

This week, listen to vets recite poetry about parenthood, celebrate women in film, talk business while eating tacos, and more!

Do Something: Hear Veteran Poets

This week, listen to vets recite poetry about parenthood, celebrate women in film, talk business while eating tacos, 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!

Celebrate Women in Film

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With such prominent voices as Meryl Streep, Natalie Portman, Sandra Oh, Reese Witherspoon, and Shonda Rhimes, the Women’s Film Festival seeks to inspire, celebrate and unite women in the entertainment industry by showcasing films made by, for and about women. The festival, which kicked off last Thursday with a film examining gender discrimination in the industry and solutions moving forward, will feature screenings covering a variety of topics and genres, including drama, comedy, sci-fi, animation and more. Thursday, March 14th-Saturday, March 23rd, Check schedule for times, GA $10, Various venues throughout Philadelphia

Sing Happy Birthday to Isaiah Zagar

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This Monday, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is throwing an all-day birthday party for the attraction’s creator, Isaiah Zagar. Throughout the day, there will be a birthday card signing, mosaic raffle, and birthday cake to ring in the artist’s 80th. Visitors can explore the space and pay homage to Zagar’s nearly lifetime dedication to the South Street community through his restoration, preservation and creative efforts. Monday, March 18th, 11 am-6 pm, Free with Admission, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, 1020 South Street

Eat Tacos, Talk Biz for Good

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Net Impact is calling on all Philadelphians—professionals and students alike—who don’t accept conventional business thinking and seek to surround themselves in a network of like-minded social and environmental patrons. Join them this Wednesday at Rosy’s Taco Bar for a no-host dinner, where the topic of discussion will be Philly companies making an impact. A representative from the restaurant will speak about Rosy’s commitment to donating a portion of their proceeds to the National Immigrant Justice Center. Not to mention, margs and tacos will abound! Wednesday, March 20th, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm, Premium Members Dine for Free; Non-Premium $30, Rosy’s Taco Bar, 2220 Walnut St

Be Scared Shitless by Jordan Peele

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Join I Am Black Sci-Fi this Saturday for a private screening of Jordan Peele’s upcoming horror film, ‘Us’, starring Lupita N’yongo and Winston Duke. After Peele’s groundbreaking 2017 directorial debut with the film Get Out, he became the first black screenwriter to win the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and the film has become one of the most talked-about horror films of all time. While Us is not as explicit a statement about race as much as it is a psychological horror film by a very talented director, Black Sci-Fi is still celebrating Peele’s significance to Black cinema, and will also be hosting a panel discussion exploring Black people in horror after the screening. Saturday, March 23rd, 10 am-1 pm, $20, Riverview Plaza 17 IMAX & RPX 1400 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard

Reach across the political divide

Do you feel like you want to smash your china collection on the floor in a theatrical fit of rage after debating politics with your family? The Committee of Seventy is hear to tell you that it doesn’t have to be this way. In partnership with PA Project for Civic Engagement (PPCE), they’re hosting a two-part event; a morning dialogue about the current state of our nation using a research-backed discussion model, and an afternoon workshop on how to incorporate their model in your everyday life to have productive conversations (without flipping tables). Saturday, March 23rd, 10 am-4 pm, Morning Dialogue Free; Afternoon Workshop $50, National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut St

Hear Poetry from Warrior Parents

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This Saturday, the Kimmel Center, in partnership with Warrior Writers, is hosting a poetry performance for veteran artists to share their parenting experiences with the public. Walk in their shoes as they take you through stories of trials and tribulations while being a working military family member. Local musical talent from former Kimmel Center Jazz Resident Luke Carlos O’Reilly will accompany the stories. Saturday, March 23rd, 5:00 pm, Free with reservation, SEI Innovation Studio (Inside the Kimmel Center 2 levels below ground floor), 300 S Broad St

 

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