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!
Photo: Ben and Jerry's
Celebrate the glorious spring weather in the best way possible Tuesday: With ice cream. Free ice cream, that is, courtesy of Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day. The socially-good ice cream company, with locations in Rittenhouse and West Philly, has been offering as many as 1 million free scoops on April 9th for 40 years, to celebrate its customers all over the world. Let them celebrate you. Tuesday, April 9th, All Day, Free, 1726 Sansom Street and 218 South 40th St.
So many great ladies of comedy got their start in Philly—Tina Fey, Kate Flannery, Abby Rosenquist, Nikki Black. Want to know who’s next? Come to Punch Line Philly’s monthly Really Funny Comedians (Who Happen to Be Women) this week, ready to laugh and earn bragging rights that you were there when it all started. Wednesday, April 10, 8 pm-11 pm, tickets $16-$21, 33 E. Laurel St.
The Franklin Institute is treating Philly Marvel fans to a sneak preview of their upcoming exhibit, “Marvel: Universe of Superheroes.” Take a photo op, attend a lively party, and check out a panel featuring some of the head creators from Marvel Comics. The panel will include a wide array of voices, from Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada to Spider-Man and Daredevil writer Annie Nocenti. Friday April 12th, 6 pm-10 pm, $45, 222 North 20th St
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Bring the family to the Philadelphia Zoo for a day of face painting, magic acts, crafts, and giveaways, presented by the Greater Philadelphia Autism Society, which is dedicated to supporting advocating for folks on the spectrum through advocacy, education, and research. Connect with the autism community and learn to be an advocate while enjoying all-day entertainment as they celebrate their 20th birthday. Sunday April 14th, 10 am-4 pm, $14.95, 3400 W Girard Ave
Goose Island Brewhouse invites you and your pups to come out for an Easter egg hunt to benefit local animal shelter ACCT Philly. There’ll be chances to win fun prizes, as well as drink specials! Spend some time bonding with your dogs while helping for one of Philadelphia’s premier no-kill shelters. Hit two two birds, one stone. Or, should we say, two birds, one egg? Sunday April 14th, 1 am-3 am, Free ($15 donation suggested), 1002 Canal St
Photo: Ancestor Walk
The North Philly Peace Park invites both members and allies of the African American community for a tour through the storied past of the neighborhood of Peacetown, a historic Black neighborhood. Come out with the Peace Park’s community supporters and immerse yourself in the history of this rich hub of Black arts and activism. Sunday April 14th, 11:30 am-4 pm, Free, 2216 West Jefferson St