Notable Philadelphia: 4/18–4/24


Tuesday 4/18: Rasheedah Phillips reads from her new novella, The Telescoping Effect, Pt. 1. 7 p.m. at The Wooden Shoe.

Dark Night: Philadelphia Premiere with Tim Sutton in attendance. 7:30 p.m. at PhilaMOCA.

Wednesday 4/19: Secret Cinema: Famous Films 2017. Featuring: The Adventures of Dollie, Lot in Sodom, and Humorous Phases of Funny Faces. 8 p.m. at The Rotunda.

Poetry reading featuring: Irène Mathieu, Shevaun Brannigan, and Yolanda Wisher. 6:30 at Penn Book Center.

An Afternoon of Poetry organized by local poet Leonard Gontarek. Featuring: Alison Hicks, Ethel Rackin, and Eleanor Stanford. 12:30 p.m. at Penn Bookstore.

Thursday 4/20: City Planning Poetics 3: Queer Placemaking. Featuring: Max J. Andrucki and Rachel Levitsky. 6 p.m. at Kelly Writers House.

Apiary Presents: Youthquake featuring Zillah Elcin. 6:30 p.m. at The Monkey and the Elephant.

Friday 4/21: Morton Feldman’s Three Voices performed by Juliet Fraser. 8 p.m. at The Rotunda.

Vita and the Woolf, PROM, and Deadfellow. 8 p.m. at Ortlieb’s.

Midnight Madness: The Rocky Horror Picture Show. 11:59 p.m. at Ritz Five.

Saturday 4/22: Porch Fest 2017 Kick-Off Party. 4 p.m. at The Art Church of West Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Beard Festival. 1 p.m. at The Piazza at Schmidts Commons.

Prommunism: A Fancy Dress Fundraiser for the Philly Socialists. 8 p.m. at Ruba Club.

Sunday 4/23: Wolf Eyes, NAH, TRNSGNDR/VHS, and MADAM DATA. 8 p.m. at First Unitarian.

Composting 101. 12 p.m. at Greensgrow West.

Monday 4/24: Organizing Workshop (I am Not Your Negro — Stop the Silencing). 4:30 p.m. at Kensington Creative Performing Arts High School.

Philadelphia Psychotronic Film Society: April Meeting 2. Experimental film screening. 7:30 p.m. at PhilaMOCA.


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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 →