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Do Something: See Art for a Penny

This week, go to the PMA for pennies, celebrate the Black trans community, dance at one of Philly's most iconic buildings, 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!

Dance at the Divine Lorraine

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Unlike most, decidedly less cooler, 5th birthday parties, Edible Philly is celebrating with local beer from Troegs Brewery, pickles and ferments from Amanda Feifer O’Brien at Phickle Foods, and tunes from local DJ’s DEL and Francisco Collazo—all in the historic and beautiful Divine Lorraine Hotel. No need to bring a gift, proceeds from your ticket benefit PASA (PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture). Tuesday, February 26, 7 pm-10 pm. $25. The Divine Lorraine, 699 North Broad St.

Celebrate the Black Trans Community

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Learn more about an oft-overlooked part of local history by attending the 3rd Annual “Philly Black Trans History: A Multigenerational Panel Discussion.” This discussion held by the Trans Masculine Advocacy Network shines a light on the past and present Black Trans experience from some of the most influential leaders within the local Trans community. People of all ages, races, and sexual orientations are welcome at this ‘celebration of Black Trans Resilience’. Thursday, February 28th from 6 pm—8:30 pm, Free, William Way, 1315 Spruce St, Ballroom, 2nd floor

Strike out Cancer

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A pick-up baseball game that benefits the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center? That’s a slam dunk (I don’t follow sports). The game will include a three hour open bar with celebrity bartenders like WIP’s Jon Marks and Ike Reese, Eagles’ Reporter Molly Sullivan and Fox Good Day’s Mike Jerrick. Maybe this could be your ticket to the big leagues—one randomly selected fan will win a trip to Spring Training. Friday, March 1, 5 pm-8 pm, $40 per ticket, Chickie’s & Pete’s Play 2, 1526 Packer Ave

Spin to End Ovarian Cancer

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Cycling: It’s just like riding a bike (literally)—except on Saturday, March 2nd at SoulCycle Rittenhouse Square, it can help fund ovarian cancer research and patient support. The Ovarian Cycle is a fun way to break a sweat and help out a great cause. Be sure to register as “Philadelphia/SNJ TeamFORCE” to benefit the local chapter of the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA). But hurry—bikes spaces are limited! Saturday, March 2, 4 pm-5 pm, suggested donation, Rittenhouse Square SoulCycle 113 S 16th St.

Do Yoga with Rescue Puppies

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It’s bring your own yoga mat—but the cuteness will be provided.  Meet some very adorable, and adoptable, puppies who can help you unwind at Amrita Yoga this Saturday at two sessions, from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm or from 3 pm-4 pm. All proceeds benefit Morris Animal Refuge, which is bringing the puppies. Saturday, March 2, 1:30 pm-4 pm, $25, Amrita Yoga and Wellness, 2306 South St., 2nd Floor.

See Priceless Art—for 1¢

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Last I checked, original Picassos usually go for more than this. This Sunday (the first of the month), visit the  Philadelphia Museum of Art for its monthly pay-what-you-wish day—starting at one penny.  While you’re there, be sure check out the glitz and glamour of Dior on the retrospective exhibit’s last day. Sunday, March 3, 10 am- 5 pm, free, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy 

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