Upcoming Events in the Fields of Comics, Movies and Poetry Vending Machines.
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.
- Il Grido @ International House | Thursday, March 17 Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1957 film.
- 3D Printing Workshop @ Franklin Institute | Saturday, March 19 Make a machine make something for you. We’re so much better than machines.
- Grand Opening @ Ps & Qs for Her | Saturday, March 18 A counterpart to the dude-oriented clothing shop Ps & Qs on South Street, this new Pine Street location focuses on women and children. (BTW: “Women and children second!” is the tagline for my MRA Titanic reboot, TiMANic.)
- The Blackfinity Gauntlet @ Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse | Saturday, March 19 Black podcasters and other “blerds” celebrate the beloved Frankford Avenue comics/coffee shop.