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