Tonight: Warriors, Come Out To Play
An Evening with Joe Bob Briggs @ PhilaMOCA | Thursday, April 7
Cinedelphia Film Festival begins with this appearance comedian/ author/B-movie buff Joe Bob Briggs, who used to host MonsterVision on TNT (and contributed to “God Stuff” segments on The Daily Show). He’ll be showed class gang-war movie The Warriors, then doing a Q&A afterwards. Can you dig it?
Cinedelphia @ PhilaMOCA | April 7-13
Cinedelphia Film Festival in general is packed with amazing weirdness. There’s An Evening With Degrassi’s Pat “Joey Jeremiah” Mastroianni, Beaver Trilogy and Beaver Trilody Part IV (featuring filmmaker Trent Harris, and followed by his Sean Penn/Crispin Glover movie, Ruben & Ed), New Breed (a documentary about NYC punk/hardcore), Dead Hands Dig Deep (about “shock metal” band Kettle Cadaver), and more.
Josh Rosenthal @ Brickbat Books | Thursday, April 7
The founder of the Tompkins Square record label presents his first book Record Store of the Mind, which is “part memoir, part music criticism.” Musician Chris Forsyth will also perform.
Terrance Hayes: Brave Testimony @ Kelly Writers House | Thursday, April 7
Brave Testimony series presents poet Terrence Hayes, winner of the 2010 National Book Award.
Mt. Airy Kids Literary Festival @ Big Blue Marble | April 7-10
Four days of readings and other events for kids. Ends with a birthday party for Beverly Cleary.
Buzz Aldrin @ Parkway Central Library | Thursday, April 7
The known moonwalker discusses his book No Dream Is Too High. Oh, it’s sold out. Sorry.
Philly Showcase of Wine & Cheese @ Pennsylvania Convention Center | Friday, April 8
“Enjoy an upscale and fun evening of decadent Wine & Cheese!” Exclamation point theirs. I’m lactose intolerant.
Camden Comic Con 2016 @ 301 Linden St., Camden | Saturday, April 9
Free, fun-for-the-whole-family comic con in Rutgers’ Athletics & Fitness Center. Includes, workshops, artist talks, a costume contest and more. More info here.
The Women in Tech Summit @ Chemical Heritage Foundation | Saturday, April 9
Info, discussions and hands-on workshops.
Spring Cleanup @ Your Neighborhood | Saturday, April 9
Oops. Postponed till next Saturday, April 16, due to foreboding weather forecasts. Gives you more time to volunteer for a project like this one on Gray’s Ferry Bridge, or this one in Point Breeze.
Diane McKinney-Whetstone @ Parkway Central Library | Monday, April 11
The esteemed Philadelphia-born author discusses her new historical novel, Lazaretto.
Mary Norris/Robin Black @ Parkway Central Library | Tuesday, April 12
The authors of Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen and Crash Course: Essays From Where Writing and Life Collide (respectively) discuss their work.