Community and culture events to check out in Philadelphia this weekend

Looking to get out into the community this weekend?

From a fundraising music festival to an Easter egg hunt, there's plenty to do when it comes to community and cultural gatherings coming up in Philadelphia. Read on for a rundown.

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Author Sarah Blake in Conversation with Madeline Miller

Tomorrow, Shakespeare & Co. welcomes author Sarah Blake. She will discuss her latest novel, "Naamah," which focuses on Noah's wife, who kept her family alive during the Great Flood. 

When: Friday, April 19, 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Shakespeare & Co., 1632 Walnut St.
Admission: Free
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Pikapalooza

On Saturday, Penn Pi Kappa Alpha hosts a music festival to benefit ALS research. Music will be provided by a variety of student bands and DJs.

When: Saturday, April 20, 4-8 p.m.
Where: Backlot of 4040 Walnut Street, 4040 Walnut St.
Admission: $8 (Group ticket); $10 (General Admission)
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HOME Symposium: Cooperative Living Design Workshop

Saturday morning, explore the ins and outs of co-op living through discussions and writing workshops. The free event is hosted by Writers Room. Coffee and breakfast will be provided.

When: Saturday, April 20, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, 3509 Spring Garden St.
Admission: Free
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Community Easter Egg Hunt by The Block Church

Join The Block Church at Penn Treaty Park for a free community Easter egg hunt. The kids will enjoy bounce houses, photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting and more.

When: Saturday, April 20, 1-3 p.m.
Where: Penn Treaty Park, 1301 N. Beach St.
Admission: Free
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Philly International Ramadan Bazaar 

Come Sunday, celebrate the upcoming holy month of Ramadan with a Ramadan market presented by Egyptian Traditions at The Cedar Works. The event will feature food, clothing, art and decor from local businesses and the Muslim world, including women's fashion from T.

When: Sunday, April 21, 2-7 p.m.
Where: The Cedar Works, 4919 Pentridge St.
Admission: Free
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