The Weekend Guide

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Soil Kitchen

What: Get the facts on composting, make wind turbines out of everyday materials, and chat with farmer activists at the temporary public art project.
Why: Slurp free soup from Cosmic Catering in exchange for a dirt sample from your neighborhood.
When: Fri.-Apr. 6. Schedule online at soilkitchen.org.
Where: N. Second St., at Girard Ave. Participation is free.

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What: High-end, handmade jewelry, bags, and more from twenty talented vendors.
Why: Mona the Mad Hatter’s fancy toppers.
When: Fri., 3-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th St. (215-545-4302). Tickets ($10) online at philartalliance.ejoinme.org.

Philly Spring Cleanup

What: Show the park some love by removing graffiti, mulching, and picking up trash.
Why: No tools are required; just be prepared to roll up your sleeves.
When: Sat., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Schuylkill Banks, east riverbank, under the Walnut St. Bridge. Enter on Locust St., at 25th St. Register online at philadelphiastreets.com. Participation is free.

The Art of ReUse
What: Green Is Universal and DIY wunderkind Etsy are challenging you to repurpose and upcycle home decor, fashion, jewelry, gadgets, and more.
Why: Besides your light carbon footprint? A trip for four to Universal Studios.
When: Thru Apr. 8.
Where: Sign up online at greenisuniversal-reuse.com.

Brooklyn Day
What: Snack on Liddabit Sweets, meet the designers behind Nightwood furniture, and watch Saipua’s flower-arranging demo — all without having to hop on the Chinatown bus.
Why: Illustrator Claudia Pearson gives a crash course ($40) on sprucing up housewares with stencils.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; stenciling class, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Terrain at Styer’s, 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills (610-459-2400). Register for the stenciling class online at shopterrain.com.

Art: Courtesy of Dan Allende

Soil Kitchen
N 2nd St
@ Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19123
East Side of the Schuylkill River
under the Walnut St Bridge
Philadelphia, PA 19103
914 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA 19342
251 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103