Watch Wall-E in a Dump on Sunday

And other good things on the horizon in movies, comedy, books and more.



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.”

From Seijun Suzuki's 'Tales of Sorrow and Sadness.'

From Seijun Suzuki’s ‘Tales of Sorrow and Sadness.’

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.