Community Events in Philadelphia This Week

There are 10,080 minutes in a week, and we spend most of them trying to cross things off our endless to-do lists. So here are some activities that can help you get out of your bubble for a few hours, while getting involved in your local community.

Here is this week’s neighborhood report.

Have you ever wondered the story behind the Philadelphia murals? In October, Mural Arts Philadelphia hosts happy hours for people to meet the artists behind different murals across the city. For this edition, you can join the muralists Christian “Tame Artz” Rodriguez and Bill Strobel, at Mixing of construction sitesto talk about their upcoming piece “Know The Elements”, a mural that shows the cultural impact of hip hop and the local personalities that make up the scene.

💵Free, 📅 Oct. 27, ⌚3-6 p.m., 📍 500 Spring Garden St., 📧 RSVP.

On Friday, Angharad Valdivia, professor of communication at the University of Illinois and director of the Latina/Latino Studies program, will hold a symposium on “the limits of neoliberal approaches to development, social justice and intersectional gender equality “, at the University of Pennsylvania.

The conversation will explore how media (and social media) impacts the intersections of gender, oppression and activism. It will examine the popular documentary, Girls hold half the skyand the song “Un violador en tu camino”, which became an anthem for women around the world in 2019 to come together against rape culture, femicide and victim blaming.

Valdivia will hold the conversation via Zoom, but the watch party will take place in room 500.

💵Free, 📅 Oct. 28, ⌚12:15-1:15 p.m., 📍 Annenberg School, 3620 Walnut St. (Room 500), 📧 RSVP.

The Day of the Dead commemorates the life and absence of our loved ones. At Queen Village Fleisher Art Memorialartist Mauricio Pérez will commemorate this year’s procession through the perspective of his Colombian heritage, through the thematic prism of The Legend of El Dorado (The Legend of El Dorado) and La Balsa Muisca, also known as the Raft of Muisca or Golden Raft of El Dorado, a pre-Columbian artifact created by the indigenous Muisca of the Colombian Andes.

There will also be a market and fair celebrating Latin and Latino artisans, starting at 2 p.m. Saturday with the procession starting at 4 p.m. and the celebration with food and entertainment at 6 p.m. If it rains, the event will move to Sunday.

💵Free, 📅 Oct. 29, ⌚2-10 p.m., 📍 719 Catharine Street, 🌐

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