Watch Wall-E in a Dump on Sunday
A Night With Dead Pixel @ Menagerie Coffee | Thursday, April 14
Local filmmakers Dead Pixel Cinema made a short called Charley Tucson that was pick to screen at Cannes. Now they just need some money to get there. Five bucks gets you a sneak peek at the film and some complimentary Yards beer. There’s also an Indiegogo.
Cartoon Talks: Box Brown @ Penn’s Van Pelt Library | Thursday, April 14
The esteemed creator of Andre The Giant and founder of Retrofit Comics talks about life in the biz.
Virtual Memory @ ICA | Thursday, April 14
Author Homay King discusses her book Virtual Memory: Time-Based Art and the Dream of Digitality. Music by Matmos.
Black Venus (Venus Noire) @ the Rotunda | Thursday, April 14
Reelblack presents Abdellatif Kechiche’s 2010 movie about Sarah Baartman aka The Hottentot Venus.
Matthew Desmond @ Parkway Central Library | Thursday, April 14
The Harvard sociologist and author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City reads and discusses his work.
How To Let Go of the World — and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change @ Gershman Y | Friday, April 15
Filmmaker Josh Fox, director of Gasland, will be on hand for a free screening of his new movie.
Mani Pedi presents Careful Now @ 1219 Vine Street | April 15 & 16
Sketch comedy. “Let the merry melodies of the darling dystopian sisters guide you through the end of the world.”
Dreams Rewired @ International House | Friday, April 15
Tilda Swinton narrates “a treasure trove of rare archival footage culled from hundreds of films from the 1880s through the 1930s.”
Delco Proper @ Helium | Friday, April 15
The comic minds behind the Comedy Central web series of the same name. Watch an episode below.
The Best and Worst Of Castle and Official Films @ Maas Building | Friday, April 15
Secret Cinema digs deep in its archives. “Often amusingly dated, but just as often surprisingly captivating, the 9-minute reels from these two companies have enlivened many Secret Cinema programs over the last quarter-century.”
Philly Spring Cleanup @ Your City | Saturday, April 16
Put on your non-formal sweatpants from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and make your neighborhood look nice.
Tales of Sorrow and Sadness @ International House | Saturday, April 16
I-House’s celebration of Seijun Suzuki continues with this story of a model-turned-golfer-turned criminal.
Philly Welcome Festival for Syrian Refugees @ Al-Aqsa Islamic Society | Saturday, April 16
A barbecue and family fun day welcoming Syrian refugees to our city.
Shifting Narratives @ African American Museum | Saturday, April 16
A symposium on “Rethinking the Past to Understand the Present.”
Melissa Buzzeo/Nila Nokizaru/Amina Masood @ Chapterhouse | Saturday, April 16
A reading by three local writers at my favorite coffee shop.
Philly Girls Jump! @ Awbury Park | Sunday, April 17
Jump rope with other jump ropers.
Wall-E @ RAIR Philly | Sunday, April 17
Watch a movie outdoors in the dump, preceded by “games, a photo booth, and live t-shirt printing.” BYO blanket or chair. Maybe catch a bus there from PAFA.