Looking for something to do on West Girard Ave on a Thursday night? Look no further. The Monkey & the Elephant, Brewerytown's own nonprofit cafe equipping former foster youth with personal and professional skills, employment, and the supportive community needed to lead a sustainable, independent lifestyle, has been hosting a monthly poetry event called Youthquake. Keep track of this and other local events by following Brewerytown Social on Facebook.
On the third Thursday of every month, young poets between the ages of 13 and 23 are welcomed to The Monkey and the Elephant Café (2831 W Girard Avenue) for Youthquake, one of Brewerytown Social’s longest standing events. Youthquake starts with an open-mic style sign up period where any of the young poets who are attending can sign up if they would like to read. After the open-mic portion of the night, a predetermined feature youth poet will take the stage, headlining the night.