Upcoming Events in the Fields of Comics, Movies and Poetry Vending Machines.

Science at the Wagner, Sworn Virgin at International House, etc.

Detail from the cover of Strange Fruit #2.

Detail from the cover of Strange Fruit #2.

Penn Library Cartoon Talks: A Conversation with JG Jones @ Van Pelt Library | Thursday, March 17
Locust Moon’s Josh O’Neill will talk with comics illustrator JG Jones about his work in the biz, including his latest Strange Fruit, “a fully painted science fiction comic confronting bigotry in the Jim Crow south.”

Breadbox Chapbook Series & Vending Machine Debut Party @ Soup Kitchen Café | Thursday, March 17
Readings by Elizabeth Scanlon, Tim Fitts, and Michaela Prell, whose chapbooks will be available for purchase from the lit vending machine.

Andy Sandford @ Boot & Saddle | Friday, March 18
This Comedy Jawn features standup Andy Sandford, who has appeared on Conan and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Also on the bill: Michelle Biloon, Ryan Shaner, Joseph Dougherty, Aaron Hertzog, and Alison Zeidman.

Sworn Virgin @ International House | Friday, March 18
Laura Bispuri’s 2015 film about an Albanian woman escaping a life of wifehood and servitude by swearing to stay a virgin and living life as a man. Watch the trailer below.

Natural History Collections: The Newest Biological Frontier @ Wagner Free Institute | Saturday, March 19
Research zoologist Dr. Kristofer Helgen of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History talks about discovering new species. Also, you should follow him on Twitter: Lots of cute, weird animals.

First Annual International Entrepreneurs Summit of Philadelphia @ International House | Tuesday, March 22
Panel discussion and networking aimed at helping foreign entrepreneurs and international students interested in starting a business

Helen MacDonald @ Parkway Central Library | Tuesday, March 22
The author of 2014’s lauded H is for Hawk returns with her new book of poems about the natural world, Shaler’s Fish.