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Ellen R. Malcolm @ Parkway Central Library | Thursday, March 24
The founder of EMILY’s List in conversation with 6ABC’s Tamala Edwards on the subject of Malcolm’s book When Women Win: EMILY’s List and the Rise of Women in American Politics.
Adventures of a Secret Kidd: The Mass Hallucination of Kenn Kweder @ International House | Friday, March 25
The long-awaited documentary about longtime folk-rocker Kenn Kweder, a truly unique personality and cornerstone of the Philadelphia music scene. This looks amazing. There are two performances; the later one features live music by the man himself and a quick Q&A. See the trailer below.
Liza Jessie Peterson @ Slought | Friday, March 25
The poet and playwright performs an excerpt from her show The Peculiar Patriot, about a woman visiting her family and friends in prison. Followed by discussion of mass incarceration.
Secret Cinema @ Fairmount Park Horticulture Center | Friday, March 25
This city’s top purveyor of films you didn’t know you wanted to see returns with “Parks and Rec Rarities,” an evening city-made films from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. Most of these strange, funny time capsules haven’t been seen since they were made, and some were only recently rediscovered in a rec center storage closet. Can’t beat the setting, either.
Justify Your Love @ The Drake | Friday, March 25
TJ Hurley invites local funny people to talk about their favorite guilty pleasure song and then sets the panel of funny/mean judges loose on them for the cross examination. I was a contestant once and had a blast.
Philly the Bern Mural Unveiling @ 22nd and Catherine | Saturday, March 26
Really, you can go whenever, because it’s a mural. But this afternoon event includes voter registration, facepainting and … Facepainting? You guys know little kids can’t vote, right? All my FB friends must be Bernie Bros; I haven’t gotten invited to a single Hillary rally.
How To Be A Model: A Workshop @ The Drake | Saturday, March 26
Knowing artist Andrew Jeffrey Wright‘s twisted sense of humor, this is probably at lease as much performance as workshop. “Bring your positive attitude and willingness to learn and get ready to transcend.” Sounds like participation is encouraged.
Barbara Bradley Hagerty @ Parkway Central Library | Tuesday, March 29
The longtime NPR reporter and author of Fingerprints of God discusses her new book Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife.
One Book, One Philadelphia Finale @ Parkway Central Library | Wednesday, March 30
“Authors whose works explore the legacy of slavery will share their perspectives on exploring black identity, bringing forth forgotten African American history, and imparting social justice.” Literarily speaking, it’s a star-studded event, featuring authors Edward Ball, Paul Beatty, Lorene Cary, Valerie Still and music by Udi Bar-David.
- Play-A-Palooza @ Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse | Saturday, March 26 Playground grand opening. Bring the kids and Purell.
- Donna Leon @ Moore College | Monday, March 28 The mystery novelist talks about her latest, The Waters of Eternal Youth.
- Bernie Sanders Campaign Rally @ Ortlieb’s | Friday, March 25 A “rally” in a not huge No-Libs bar? Whatevs. Get info, register to vote (for anybody). Also, if you want to get a Bernie logo screenprinted onto your shirt or guitar case or whatever, bring that.
- Colin Kane @ Helium Comedy Club | March 24-26 “Dirty,” “in-your-face” comedian.
- Charissa Threat @ The Mutter Museum | Thursday, March 24 The author of Nursing Civil Rights: Gender and Race in the Army Nurse Corps will discuss her book.
- Freaks & Peaks @ Kung Fu Necktie | Thursday, March 24 Wrestlemania edition of “Philadelphia’s longest-running and only free upstairs wrestling-themed dance party.” Music by Rexedog.
- #RadGirlsInTech @ Menagerie Coffee | Friday, March 25 “Meetup group serving women in technology”
- Good Friday Crosswalk with Philly Jesus @ The Art Museum | Friday, March 25 March with PJ from the Art Museum to Love Park. I predict 85 percent photographers.
- Books Through Bars Spring Book Sale @ BTB HQ | Saturday, March 26 “Most books will be priced at $1 each or $5 per plastic grocery bag full.”