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Starring Wyatt Cenac, Andrea Gibson, Tommy Wiseau and more

Poet Andrea Gibson plays the Trocadero on Friday.

Poet Andrea Gibson plays the Trocadero on Friday.

Ghanaian Movie Posters @ PhilaMOCA | Wednesday, April 12
A rare non-screening angle on the Cinedelphia film fest calendar, and a recurring favorite: Deadly Prey Gallery in Chicago brings its collection of one-of-a-kind movie posters from the bygone “Ghanaian Mobile Cinema” days. Basically, merchants would travel around Ghana screening movies and artists from outside the entertainment industry would make posters to advertise those shows, often coming up with something new and fantastic. See Also: Let’s Watch Some Cinedelphia Trailers.

Black Thought Presents: Delirious @ Punch Line Philly | Thursday, April 13
The Roots MC continues his comedy series, this time featuring Wyatt Cenac (ex-Daily Show and TBS’s underappreciated People of Earth), Morgan Murphy, Cipha Sounds, Brandon Pankey and Michelle Buteau.

Philly Drag Wars @ Voyeur Nightclub | Thursday, April 13
“25 brand new queens competing to win the prize of Philadelphia’s Next Drag Superstar.” Hosted by Mimi Imfurst and featuring Cycle 8 mentors: Bev, Brooklyn Ford, Vinchelle and Josh Schonewolf.

Andrea Gibson @ Trocadero | Friday, April 14
Class and privilege are favorite topics of Boulder-based spoken word artist Andrea Gibson, but so too are love, beauty and wonder. Gibson is as much an advocate for sublime moments and plainspoken truths as she is for peace and protest. Plus: A poet headlining the Troc — how cool is that?

The Room with Tommy Wiseau Live @ Ritz Five | April 14 and 15
Beck-to-back midnight screenings of famously bad movie The Room featuring its star, Tommy Wiseau.

Thank You For Coming: Play @ FringeArts | April 14 and 15
Faye Driscoll returns with the second installment of her Thank You for Coming series. “This semi-fictional collective autobiography explores ‘who we are’ as mythically urgent and elusively empty.”

Rasheedah Phillips’ new novella.

Rasheedah Phillips reads from her new novella on Tuesday.

Holy Fuck Comedy Hour @ Good Good Comedy | Saturday, April 15
On loan from NYC, this best-of edition of the Holy Fuck Comedy Hour features comedians and writers from funny shows: Conner O’Malley (Late Night with Seth Meyers, Broad City), John Reynolds (Stranger Things, Search Party on TBS), Mitra Jouhari (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee), Gary Richardson (Don’t Think Twice) and Andrew Tisher (The Chris Gethard Show).

Rasheedah Phillips @ Wooden Shoe Books | Tuesday, April 18
Rasheedah Phillips — local author, lawyer and creator of the AfroFuturist Affair — reads from her new novella, The Telescoping Effect, Pt. 1.