Notable Philadelphia: 5/30–6/5


Tuesday 5/30: Open mic with featured poet Ashley Davis. 7 p.m. at APoetArtGallery, $5.

Depreciator, VCTMS, Portals, Bad VIBES, and Snake Charmer. 6 p.m. at The Fire, $10.

Wednesday 5/31: Moonstone Reading Series featuring: D. Ted Tarnovski, Shy Watson, and Angelo Colavita. Followed by an open mic. 7 p.m. at Fergie’s Pub.

Mad House Vol. 4 Release Party. Featuring: Talon Bazille-Ducheneaux, Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela, Patrick Blagrave, Amy Saul-Zerby, and more. 7 p.m. at Tattooed Mom.

Excuse My Dust: A Night of Wit, Writing, and Weirdness. 7 p.m. at Good Good Comedy, $5.

Thursday 6/1: Prism: Teen Photo Exhibition. 6 p.m. at Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.

Friday 6/2: The Slam: The Slampionship. 8 p.m. at Good Good Comedy, $5.

First Friday at BSM Poetry Showcase. Featuring: Yolanda Wisher, Trapeta B. Mayson, Shevaun Brannigan, and Tamara Oakman. 5 p.m. at Broad Street Ministry.

Live Culture: Animated Short Films and Discussions with Filmmakers. 5:30 p.m. at PhillyCAM.

Saturday 6/3: Porch Poets at West Philly Porch Fest. Featuring 37 local poets including: Angelo Colavita, Ryan Eckes, Sean Lynch, Paul Siegell, Shy Watson, and more. 12 p.m.–7 p.m. at 4719 Windsor Ave.

Punk Rock Flea Market. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. at The Captain’s Vintage.

Annual Concert Atop the Crypts with the Divine Hand Ensemble. 6 p.m. at Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Sunday 6/4: Dyke Ride. 2 p.m., starting at Kahn Park.

Alexander Reid Ross reads from and discusses Against the Fascist Creep. 7 p.m. at Wooden Shoe.

Monday 6/5: Head House Writers’ Meet-Up. 7 p.m. at Head House Books.


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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 →