Notable Philadelphia: 4/11–4/17


Tuesday 4/11: Tamara J. Ralis reads from Dreamers of Earth and Aether. 7 p.m. at Wooden Shoe.

SUNDRUNK reading series: Lost & Found. Featured poets: Brittanie Sterner, Kassidi Jones, and Patrick McNeil. 7 p.m. at Crime & Punishment Brewing.

Ron Silliman and Michael Rothenburg read at 6:30 p.m. at Penn Book Center.

Wednesday 4/12: Write Nite with a John Cage listening party. 6:30 p.m. at The Art Dept, $6 suggested donation.

Moonstone Poetry Series. Featured poets: Susan Firer and Deborah Fries. 7 p.m. at Fergie’s Pub.

Pile, HIRS, Gnarwhal, and Palberta. 7 p.m. at First Unitarian, $10–12.

Thursday 4/13: Thrumming Just Beneath the Surface: 3 Poets. Featured poets: Amy Saul-Zerby, Alina Pleskova, and Shy Watson. 7 p.m. at Blue Marble Books.

Tone Poems & Light Stories: The Great Migration. 6 p.m. at The African American Museum.

Blue Velvet: Revisited. 7 p.m. at PhilaMOCA.

Colleen Green, Mannequin Pussy, and Coping Skills. 8 p.m. at Everybody Hits, $10–12.

WHY? and Eskimeaux. 7:30 at Union Transfer, $15.

Friday 4/14: Open mic. 6 p.m. at Yards Brewing Company.

The Decemberists and Julien Baker. 8 p.m. at The Fillmore.

Saturday 4/15: Lyrical Oddities: A Poetry Reading. Featured poets: Amber Decker, Lynn Alexander, B. Diehl, and more. 7 p.m. at Connexions Gallery.

Film Screening: Tombstone Rashomon and Repo Man. 9:30 p.m. at PhilaMOCA, $12.

Sunday 4/16: Fields Magazine: Issue 7 Release Party. 7 p.m. at Tattooed Mom.

Monday 4/17: Reading by Ellen Doré Watson. 6 p.m. at Kelly Writer House.

Organizing Workshop (I Am Not Your Negro—Stop the Silencing). 4:30 p.m. at Kensington Creative Arts High School.


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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 →