Notable Philadelphia: 8/22–8/28


Tuesday 8/22: Discussion: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. 7 p.m. at Head House Books.

Development Without Displacement Info Session for Artists. Led by Lillian Dunn. 6 p.m. at Ulises.

Wednesday 8/23: Dead Bards Poetry Reading. Featuring R. Saint Claire and Philip Dykhouse. 8 p.m. at Venice Island Performing Arts Recreation Center.

Poetry Is Not a Luxury: Kathleen Bonanno, Slamming Open the Door. 7 p.m. at Big Blue Marble Bookstore.

Thursday 8/24: Savoring Summer Fruits. Featuring cookbook author Marisa McClellan. 6 p.m. at Free Library of Philadelphia Culinary Literacy Center.

SLAY! Philly Trans March 2017 Dance Party and Fundraiser. Featuring DJ Niilo. 9 p.m. at Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar, $5.

Friday 8/25: Arabic-English Poetry Reading: Jawdat Fakhreddine. 6 p.m. at Penn Book Center. 

Alex Eckman-Lawn and Jason Chen: “Asynchronist” Opening Reception. 5:30 p.m. at Paradigm Gallery + Studio.

Saturday 8/26: ShakesBEER in Pretzel Park: Henry V. Adapted and directed by Sean Connolly. 6 p.m. at Pretzel Park.

LB BBQ: Dogs & Dunks. 5 p.m. at Little Berlin.

Sunday 8/27: Black Girls Gather: Philadelphia (discussion). Led by Kimberly Foster. 3 p.m. at One Art Community Center.

Monday 8/28: New Fiction Book Club discusses The Throwback Special by Chris Bachelder. 7 p.m. at Head House Books.


Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s “Dream House” by Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno (BOAAT Press, March/April 2016 Issue). Enjoy!


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Amy Saul-Zerby is a Philadelphia-based poet. She is Editor-in-Chief of Voicemail Poems, Communications Manager at Apiary Magazine, and a contributing writer at Fields Magazine. Her first collection Paper Flowers Imaginary Birds was published by Be About It Press in 2017. More from this author →