Notable Philadelphia: 4/4–4/10


Tuesday 4/4: Erica Armstrong Dunbar reads from and discusses Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge. 7 p.m. at Germantown Friends School, free.

Jared Stanley and Lauren Kochman read poetry. 7 p.m. at L’Etage, free.

First Person Arts StorySlam: I Dare You. 8 p.m. at Fringe Arts, free.

Wednesday 4/5: The Hatchery Reading Series. Featured poets: Dave Housley, Tom McCallister, Amy Saul-Zerby, and Ann Drabik. 7 p.m. at The Monkey Club, free.

Moonstone Poetry Series. Featured poets: Ryan Eckes and Hanoch Guy. 7 p.m. at Fergie’s Pub, free.

Glue, Blank Spell, S-21, Machine Gun. 8 p.m. at First Unitarian, $10.

Thursday 4/6: Saturnalia Books Annual Poetry Reading. Featured poets: Cortney Lamar Charleston, Allison Titus, and Fritz Ward. 6 p.m. at Philadelphia Art Alliance, free.

Embroidery Workshop. 6 p.m. at United By Blue, $25 (includes materials).

Housework Poetry Reading. Featured poets: Kay Gabriel, Kyle Schlesinger, Elias Rodriques, and Marc Anthony. 7 p.m. at Vox Populi, free.

Friday 4/7: MAD HOUSE at LAVA. Featured poets, musicians, and storytellers: Maryan Captan, Jacob Camacho, Emmett Drueding, Talon Bazille Dx, and An Odd Turn of Events. 7:30 p.m. at Lava Space, $4–$8.

The Slam: April Edition. Featured poet: Angelo Colavita. 8:30 p.m. at Good Good Comedy Theater, $10.

Pigeon Poetry Slam featuring José Olivarez. 8:45 p.m. at PhilaMOCA, $15–$20.

Saturday: 4/8: Recognition Is Something Very Like Godliness: 4 Authors. Featured authors: Hal Sirowitz, Minter Krotzer, Philip Fried, and Ethel Rackin. 7 p.m. at Big Blue Marble Bookstore.

FOUND: Opening Reception. 7 p.m.–9 p.m. at Little Berlin. Featured artists: Natalie Kuenzi, Kasey Toomey, Kaitlin Pomerantz, Meghan Howland, Leon Xu, Stephanie Bursese, and Will Owen.

PILAM BBQ XXXIX. 21 bands, all-day BBQ (vegan options). 12 p.m.–12 a.m. at PILAM, $15.

Sunday 4/9: Blue Sunday: Goth Brunch. DJs NIGHTWITCH and LITTLESPACEYY. 12 p.m. at Dock Street Brewery, free.

Drive In Flea Market. 1 p.m.–5 p.m. at Tattooed Mom, free.

Outbound Poetry Festival Kick-Off Reading. Featured poets: Yolanda Wisher, Frank Sherlock, and more TBA. 4 p.m. at Ulises, free.

Spring Philly Synth Meetup. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Tattooed Mom, free.

Monday 4/10: Poems Night 13. Featured poets: Em Jensen, Virginia Price, Angelo Colavita, Amir Culver, Stephanie Czapla, Kristine Coleman, Thatcher Snyder, and Cheyenne Bartram. 7 p.m. at Little Berlin, free.

Philadelphia Psychotronic Film Society: April Meeting #1. 7 p.m. at PhilaMOCA, free.


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Shy Watson is a poet and painter, and the author of Cheap Yellow (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2018). She tweets @localsingle69. More from this author →