12 Things to Do This Week in Lit, Comedy, Art, Theater, Movies and Murder
Style of Attack Report @ Vox Populi | Wednesday, May 10
Philly sci-fi collective Metropolarity celebrates the release of Style of Attack Report, an anthology of sci-fi/futurist writing. The evening includes readings by Rasheedah Phillips, Camae Ayewa, Alex Smith and more.
Full Moon Ride @ around town | Wednesday, May 10
Meet up with other bicyclists at the Italian Fountain at the Lloyd Hall parking lot on Boathouse Row. Ends at the El Bar in Fishtown.
Dick Gregory @ Helium | Wednesday, May 10
Standup by the veteran comedian/satirist.
The White Devil @ The Rosenbach | Thursday, May 11
Not By Shakespeare presents The White Devil a play by John Webster, “loosely based on a murder and trial in Italy 1585. Webster’s Italian courtiers seethe, cavort, and kill, but their schemes serve a covert purpose in satirizing the English royal court of his own day.” Tickets get you into two events: a discussion group at the Rosenbach on May 11 and a performance of The White Devil at Broad Street Ministry on May 17.
Eva Wǒ @ 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program | Friday, May 12
Philadelphia mixed race queer femme artist Eva Wǒ presents “iconic digital portraits, moving image & mixed media.” A night of music, food and art.
Party at the Pen: The Masquerade @ Eastern State Penitentiary | May 12-14
Terror Behind the Walls presents an evening of music, drinks and costumes in the old prison. “Gates to some of the dark, otherwise-off-limits corridors of the abandoned prison will be momentarily unlocked.”
August Kleinzahler @ Brickbat Books | Friday, May 12
A rare reading by the prolific, award-winning, American poet who sometimes likes to take jabs at his peers. Read this 2009 piece in The Guardian and you will love the guy.
Mary & Sam @ Good Good Comedy | Saturday, May 13
Live comedy by two very funny people. You know Mary Houlihan from Difficult People, Cartoon Monsoon and her appearances on The Best Show. You know Sam Taggart from Lake Homo High and Live On Broadgay. This should be good. Remember when Mary interviewed Martin Shkreli?
Philadelphia Onesie Pajama Crawl @ several bars | Saturday, May 13
Starts at Howl At The Moon (258 S 15th St.). Ends at adulthood.
PotterCon Philly @ TLA | Sunday, May 14
This “immersive adults-only fan experience” promises a safe space for Harry Potter fans to drink, hook up and nerd out. Activities include sorting ceremonies, quidditch lessons, wizard’s chess and more. Hey, at least you’re not in a onesie.
April and the Extraordinary World @ International House | Saturday, May 13
Animated steampunk sci-fi movie set in 1940s Paris based on the work of graphic novelist Jacques Tardi.
My Favorite Murder @ The Keswick | Sunday, May 14
Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark host the funniest podcast about true crime. No idea what will happen at the live version, but you’ll probably laugh at something that usually gives you chills. Stay sexy. Don’t get murdered.
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