Help women, change the world
From noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Ten Thousand Villages partners with Women in Transition to promote a day of community shopping. The nonprofit fair-trade organization invites shoppers to its store at 1122 Walnut St. to buy handcrafted items offered by people in developing countries. About 15 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Women in Transition, which empowers women endangered by domestic violence and substance abuse. Since 1971, WIT has provided a 24-hour hotline, information and referrals, counseling and advocacy, and community education in the greater Philadelphia area. Information: 215-574-2008.
Celebration of Kwanzaa
The Sankofa Association of Roxborough will present its fifth annual Kwanzaa celebration at two locations with free admission. The first will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Kendrick Recreation Center, 5822 Ridge Ave. It features a kinara- lighting ceremony, refreshments, door prizes, and youth arts and crafts, with special guests the Harambee World African Drum Ensemble & School of Dance Arts. The second event will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 29 at Church of the Advocate, 18th Street and Father Paul Washington Avenue. The film
My Slave Sister Myself
will be screened in the first hour, followed by a celebration including the Bright Lights. Information: 215-327-4976 or e-mail at
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Rockin' With Santa
Little rockers are invited to the Hard Rock Cafe for a buffet breakfast with Santa on Saturday and Sunday. The Philadelphia cafe will play holiday music, the halls will be decorated, and everyone will have a chance to share Christmas wishes with Santa as he visits every table. Children will receive a bag of goodies and photos with Santa. The breakfasts are at 9 a.m. in the cafe, at 1113 Market St. Prepaid reservations are needed. Admission: $18; $15 for ages 3 to 12; free for ages 2 and younger. Information: 215-238-0639,
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Now through May
An exhibit of photography by city children, "The Goodlands: Young Photographers Inspiring Hope in North Philadelphia," is open through May at the Penn Museum. The art is drawn from work by more than 800 children of the Fairhill and West Kensington neighborhoods in after-school and summer arts programs run by Centro Nueva Creacion: The Goodlands. Selected are more than 40 color photographs of people and places in the community, taken between 2000 and 2009 by children ages 5 to 13. The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is at 3260 South St. on the University of Pennsylvania campus. Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, closed Mondays and holidays. Admission: $10 for adults; $7 for ages 65 and older; $6 for ages 6 to 17 and full-time students with ID; free to members, Penncard holders, and children 5 and younger. Information: 215-898-4000.
Everybody dance, dance, dance
Dancefusion will present a holiday festival from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Community Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Ave. Dancefusion, the junior company fusion2, and students from the Gwendolyn Bye Dance Center will perform, and the festival will feature dancing, music, carnival games, food, and a 50/50 raffle. Admission: $20 for the performance and festival, $10 for children and students for both events, $5 for the festival only. Tickets and information: 215-222-7633 or
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