Notable Philadelphia: 8/8–8/14


Tuesday 8/8: West Philadelphia Orchestra Dance Party with special guest Falsa. 9 p.m. at Franky Bradley’s, $10.

Hello Shark // Big Eater // Slow Ref // Spring Onion // Most Selfless Cheerleader. 7 p.m. at The Pharmacy.

Wednesday 8/9: Funeral Party/Book Release/Fundraiser: Philly. Featuring Rex Renee Leonowicz, Oki Sogumi, and Amy Saul-Zerby. 7 p.m. at Tattooed Mom.

Waterfront Sessions: Ceramic Animal with Satellite Hearts . 6:30 p.m. at Spruce Street Harbor Park.

Thursday 8/10: Jennifer Baker: Northern Liberties Artist Reception. 6 p.m. at Crane Arts.

“Interposition,” an art show. Featuring Carlo Ferraris, Will Haughery, and Kris Harzinski, Yue NakayamaMaya Yu Zhang, and Zornitsa Stoyanova. 6 p.m. at Icebox Project Space.

Feminist Karaoke Night for Charity. Featuring DJ Sara Sherr. 9 p.m. at Win Win Coffee Bar. 21+, $5 suggested donation. 

Friday 8/11: Ursula // French Vanilla (LA) // Dark Web // Lizdelise. 7:30 p.m. at PhilaMOCA, $10.

SORTED: Indie Dance Party. 10 p.m. at The Dolphin Tavern.

Saturday 8/12: Rare Vibes Fest (Day Party, BBQ, and After Party). Day party featuring Masie Blu, Q Three, Village of the Smoke, HPN Hallie, Jermie Falcone, Vikkixo, Biviens, and DJ Brotha Taj. After party featuring Fonte Cruise, Joey Stix Experiment Band, Global Village Jam Session, Drew Mills, Dabs & Bacon, Sage Laszlo, and DJ King Spy. 2 p.m. at The Fire, $5.

See-Through Closing Reception. Featuring Michael Barker, Tim McFarlane, and Mark Basco. 6 p.m. at James Oliver Gallery.

Threading Body into World: A Poetry Reading. Featuring: Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, Raquel Salas Rivera, and Cynthia Dewi Oka. 6:30 p.m. at Leonard Pearlstein Gallery.

Sunday 8/13: Free Screen Printing Workshop. 3 p.m. at Warehouse on Watts.

Philly Healing Garden Party. Featuring M.O.M. Music Drum & Sekere Ensemble, dance theater from Ujima, and a spoken word performance by Heru. 11 a.m. at One Art Community Center, $10. 

Monday 8/14: Painted Bride Quarterly Poetry Reading. Featuring Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, Ellen Hagan, Dilruba Ahmed, and Cynthia Dewi Oka. 7:30 p.m. at Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant.

Poems Night 17. Featuring Terra Rene, Cris Meadows, Alli Defeo, and Tyler Antoine. 7 p.m. at Little Berlin.


Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s Devouring the Light, 1968 by Cheryl Boyce-Taylor (Poetry, June 2017). Enjoy!


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Amy Saul-Zerby is the author of two poetry collections, Paper Flowers Imaginary Birds (Be About It Press, 2017) and Deep Camouflage (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2018). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Rumpus, The Chicago Review of Books, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. She is the editor of Voicemail Poems and Literary Philly. Find her on Twitter at @amyszzz. More from this author →