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!
Hear the story of four mothers detained for two years at the Berks County Residential Center with their children during the short documentary, Las Madres de Berks, by visual artist Michelle Angela Ortiz. The film features art by Ortiz based on the stories of each mother. This screening is presented in partnership with the Shut Down Berks Coalition and the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County and will be shown in chef Christina Martinez’s famous South Philly Barbacoa restaurant, followed by a discussion about ways to end family detention. Monday, June 3, 7 pm-9 pm, Free, South Philly Barbacoa, 1140 S. 9th St.
Drinks, DIY, and drag. What could be better? Join Philly based Burd Events and Beaucycled for a DIY succulent workshop and drag show. Enjoy the sparkle and glam of an interactive drag show while learning the basics of plant care and tending. Each ticket includes the cost for the supplies needed for your succulent creation. Grab a ticket and get in early for a good seat to this unique show. Tuesday, June 4, 7 pm-10 pm, $30 regular, $40 VIP, Front Street Cafe, 1253 N. Front Street
Did you know it was World Oceans Day? Now you do. Did you know 70 percent of oxygen we breathe comes straight from the ocean? Now you do. So go out and celebrate by joining United By Blue’s Blue Note Speaker Series: World Oceans Day and learn the ways you can become an activist and preserve our oceans and waterways. Oh, and enjoy some snacks and drinks by Single Pop Rum. Then, join a cleanup by checking out upcoming dates here. Wednesday, June 5, 7 pm-8:30 pm, Free, United By Blue (Flagship), 205 Race St.
It’s Philly Beer Week (yes, that’s a thing), so what else can you do but drink beer and get in a boat? Bartram’s Garden Community Boathouse on the Schuylkill will be open for business serving local brews like Dock Street Brewery, Crime & Punishment and more—all while a DJ plays and Dos Hermanos serves up tacos from their food truck. Tickets include the cost of the first beer and a boat or kayak excursion out onto the Schuylkill River. All instruction and equipment provided. Kids boat free with a parent or guardian. Thursday, June 6, 5 pm-9 pm, $15 General Admission, Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd.
A pet themed arts market is just what you were looking to do on your Friday night, we know it. Well you are in luck! Head over to The Lot at North Bowl for beer, bowling and local art all to benefit Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). Our animals need you to enjoy those beers and buy that art. Here are the artists who will be featured: @byginacapasso, @laurencatwest, @close_to_the_canvas, The Pet Snobs, PiggyBack Treats. Friday, June 7, 6 pm-9 pm, Free, The Lot at North Bowl, 909 N. 2nd St.
Birth control, STD testing and treatment, HPV vaccine, and more. Now that’s something to celebrate. Join Young Advocates for the Spring Soiree in support of Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania. The annual event will feature sweet desserts and local brews from Philadelphia Brewing Company and Philadelphia Distilling, an auction in support of local restaurants and shops, and more! Get tickets while you can and get ready to groove all night for reproductive rights. Saturday, June 8, 8 pm-11 pm, Ticket Prices Here, Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce St.
Hit the streets for Philly Pride this Sunday in support of LGBTQ+ communities. You can link up with Big Brothers, Big Sisters Independence Region on Sunday in Center City for the main parade and find yourself among the rainbow flags at the Pride Festival at Penn’s Landing. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, Philadelphians will take over the City of Brotherly Love and stand up for love in all forms. Don’t miss it! Sunday, June 9, All Day, Free, Starting in the Gayborhood and ending in Penn’s Landing