Notable Philadelphia: 7/4–7/10


Tuesday 7/4: “What to the Slave Is the 4th of July” Serve the People BBQ & Potluck. 2 p.m. at Malcolm X Park.

Wednesday 7/5: Trainspotting & Trainspotting 2. 7 p.m. at The Trocadero.

Parks on Tap: Shofuso Japanese House & Garden. 5 p.m.–10 p.m. at Shofuso.

Thursday 7/6: Meet the Author: Matthew Quick. 6:30 p.m. at Cherry Hill Public Library.

The Incredible Shrinking Matt & Jacquie present “Sob Stories.” 8:30 p.m. at PHIT Comedy.

Friday 7/7: James Baldwin: God’s Revolutionary Voice. 10 a.m. at Church of the Advocate.

The Slam: July Edition, featuring poet Nathaniel Borek. 8:30 p.m. at Good Good Comedy Theater, $5.

Behind the Veil: Photos from North Korea. With photographer Charles Shan Cerrone. 6 p.m.–10 p.m. at Color Space Labs. 

Saturday 7/8: Alex G, Cende, and Japanese Breakfast. 7 p.m. at Union Transfer, $16.

Queer Kickball: West Philly Pop-Up. 5 p.m. at 4740 Woodland Ave.

Petunia, Experimental Audio, King Kong, and McGarnagle at Pharmacy, $8.

Sunday 7/9: Midnight Vigil: A Delirious Encounter with Divine Inspiration. 12 a.m.–6 a.m. at Barnes Foundation.

July 2017: Full Moon Bike Ride. 8 p.m. on the steps at The Philadelphia Art Museum.

Monday 7/10: Poems Night. 7 p.m. at Little Berlin.

Painted Bride Quarterly. Featured Readers: Joanne Leva, Lauren Yates, Megan Gillespie, and Joe Costal. 7:30 p.m. at Black Sheep Pub.

Psychotronic Film Society. 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 →