Notable Philadelphia: 5/23–5/29


Tuesday 5/23: Shitty Energies Be Gone: A Chapbook Release Party for What Urge Will Save Us by Alina Pleskova. Featuring: Emma Sanders, Juliana Reyes, Amy Saul-Zerby, Nicole Steinberg, Faye Chevalier, and more. 7:30 p.m. at L’Etage.

CommonSpace Live: Battlescars Story Slam. 8 p.m. at Fringe Arts.

Wednesday 5/24: Tire Fire Presents: Asali Solomon, Gina Myers, Colette Arrand, and Sebastian Castillo. 7 p.m. at Tattooed Mom.

Magic Mic: First-Ever Showcase for Magicians. 8:30 p.m. at Good Good Comedy, $5.

Thursday 5/25: Jus Words: 14th Anniversary Pt. 2. 9 p.m. at APoetArtGallery.

Commonspace LIVE: Now You See Me. Three illusionists tantalize audiences with the mysteries of masculinity and race. 8 p.m. at Fringe Arts, $10.

Friday 5/26: Philly Youth Poetry Movement presents their first feature-length documentary, Blackout. 4:30 p.m. at PYPM.

Point 5: Works by Kelly Kozma. 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Paradigm Gallery.

Xasthur, Johanna Warren, and Dreadlords. 7 p.m. at Kung Fu Necktie.

Saturday 5/27: One-Minute Monologues. 7 p.m. at Good Good Comedy, $5.

Harris Cole, Prototyp3 Productions, TRND, and Blind Prism. 7 p.m. at PhilaMOCA, $10.

Sunday 5/28: Pop Muzilk ACLU Benefit with DJ Robert Drake. 10 p.m. at The Dolphin.

Monday 5/29: Philadelphia Psychotronic Film Society: May Meeting 2. 7 p.m. at PhilaMOCA.

WXPN Welcomes Future Islands. 8 p.m. at The Fillmore, $35.


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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 →