Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary Launch Event

19 Nov 13:00 - 16:00 19 Nov 13:00 - 16:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Perelman Building Perelman Building
Dear Colleagues, We invite you to join us on Sunday, Nov. 19th from 1:00-4:00 at the Perelman Building at the Philadelphia Museum of Art to learn more about Swarthmore College's...   More info

So You Have This Pile of Poems with Elliott batTzedek

19 Nov 16:00 - 18:00 19 Nov 16:00 - 18:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Big Blue Marble Bookstore Big Blue Marble Bookstore
So You Have This Pile of Poems Elliott batTzedek, MFA Do you have what you're pretty sure is either a chapbook or full-length poetry manuscript? In this 2 hour hands-on workshop...   More info

Star Wars Fanxperience - Double Feature Movie Night

19 Nov 19:00 - 22:00 19 Nov 19:00 - 22:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Atomic City Comics Atomic City Comics
The Star Wars Fan Experience is a month long multi-media event starting in Novemeber and leading up to the release of Episode 8 The Last Jedi on Decemeber 15th, 2017. The event...   More info

Meet Justin Loeber: Get Out of Your Own Way Guide to Life

20 Nov 19:00 - 20:30 20 Nov 19:00 - 20:30 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Barnes and noble booksellers Barnes and noble booksellers
Meet Justin Loeber, revieve a copy of the book, and enjoy wine and cheese with your Friends of the Avenue of the Arts. Learn how to get out of your own way: This shebang of a...   More info

Doomsday Clock 11:57 Release

21 Nov 23:00 - 22 Nov 00:15 21 Nov 23:00 - 22 Nov 00:15 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
BRAVE NEW WORLDS BRAVE NEW WORLDS
A year ago REBIRTH changed everything for the DC Universe and since then the CLOCK has been ticking towards something BIG! (and BLUE maybe?!) On Tuesday November 21st at 11:57pm...   More info

Eagles Storytime: Football Freddie and Fumble the Dog

25 Nov 10:30 - 11:30 25 Nov 10:30 - 11:30 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Big Blue Marble Bookstore Big Blue Marble Bookstore
Football Freddie and Fumble the Dog: Gameday in Philadelphia is a children’s book by Marnie Schneider and Susan T. Spencer, who are the granddaughter and daughter, respectively...   More info

Rad Parents' Book Group

26 Nov 10:30 - 12:30 26 Nov 10:30 - 12:30 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Big Blue Marble Bookstore Big Blue Marble Bookstore
A book and discussion group for parents and their families to talk about books, kids, and parenting. November's selection is The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Each...   More info

Star Wars Fanxperience - Double Feature Movie Night

26 Nov 19:00 - 22:00 26 Nov 19:00 - 22:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Atomic City Comics Atomic City Comics
The Star Wars Fan Experience is a month long multi-media event starting in Novemeber and leading up to the release of Episode 8 The Last Jedi on Decemeber 15th, 2017. The event...   More info

Adriana Trigiani: Author Event

28 Nov 13:00 - 15:00 28 Nov 13:00 - 15:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Fante's Kitchen Shop Fante's Kitchen Shop
Join Adriana Trigiani at Fante's Kitchen Shop for a book signing! She is the bestselling author of 17 books, which have been published in 36 countries around the world. She is a...   More info

Free Speech on Campus, with Sigal Ben-Porath

28 Nov 18:00 - 19:30 28 Nov 18:00 - 19:30 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Penn Book Center Penn Book Center
Join us on Tuesday, November 28, at 6 pm for a reading and discussion with Sigal Ben-Porath From the University of California, Berkeley, to Middlebury College, institutions of...   More info

The Weather Station / James Elkington at Boot & Saddle

29 Nov 19:30 - 23:00 29 Nov 19:30 - 23:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Boot & Saddle Boot & Saddle
Newsletter Sign Up URL: http:/ticketf.ly/1nZHwj8 Facebook Events Feed: http:/on.fb.me/1PO9Ob2 The Weather Station The Weather Station is the fourth and most forthright album by...   More info

Dr. Kellie Jones and Hettie Jones: In Conversation

30 Nov 18:00 - 19:30 30 Nov 18:00 - 19:30 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Penn Book Center Penn Book Center
Join us on Thursday, November 30 at 6 pm for an extraordinary conversation between mother and daughter and celebrated authors and scholars Dr. Kellie Jones and Hettie Jones...   More info

An Evening of Readings with Christianna Hannum

30 Nov 19:00 - 20:30 30 Nov 19:00 - 20:30 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Head House Books Head House Books
Christianna Potter Hannum is a local writer and filmmaker. Join us on November 30 for a selection of readings from her body of work. Christy has four compilations of short...   More info

Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton (of The Be Good Tanyas) at Boot & Saddle

30 Nov 19:30 - 23:00 30 Nov 19:30 - 23:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Boot & Saddle Boot & Saddle
Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton (of The Be Good Tanyas) at The Boot & Saddle Newsletter Sign Up URL: http:/ticketf.ly/1nZHwj8 Facebook Events Feed: http:/on.fb.me/1PO9Ob2 Jolie...   More info

Patrice Poor & David Campbell Wilson | Exhibition Opening

01 Dec 17:00 - 03 Dec 18:00 01 Dec 17:00 - 03 Dec 18:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Rodger LaPelle Galleries Rodger LaPelle Galleries
David Campbell Wilson Patrice Poor S P E C T E R S December 1st, 2017 January 28th, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, December 1st, 5-9pm Artists’ Reception: Sunday, December...   More info

Cynthia Dewi Oka's Salvage Book Release

01 Dec 18:00 - 20:30 01 Dec 18:00 - 20:30 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Asian Arts Initiative Asian Arts Initiative
Cynthia Dewi Oka's Salvage Book Release December First Friday First Friday, December 1, 6 8:30 p.m. Join us this First Friday as we celebrate the release of acclaimed local poet...   More info

Nerdy By Nature Open Mic: Holiday Edition!

01 Dec 20:30 - 23:30 01 Dec 20:30 - 23:30 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc. Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc.
@Amalgamphilly and the RuffinVisionNetwork have teamed up to bring you NerdyByNature OpenMic OpenStage starring AWESOME NERDS LIKE YOU!!!! DATE: Friday, December 1, 2017 LOCATION...   More info

Patchwork Storytelling Guild

02 Dec 13:00 - 15:00 02 Dec 13:00 - 15:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Big Blue Marble Bookstore Big Blue Marble Bookstore
Join members of the Patchwork Storytelling Guild for a monthly Story Swap come to share a story, to learn story telling, or just to listen and enjoy! The members of Patchwork: A...   More info

What is Black Sovereign Nation?: A Conversation (Philadelphia)

02 Dec 13:00 - 15:00 02 Dec 13:00 - 15:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Black and Nobel Black and Nobel
Black Sovereign Nation is coming to Philadelphia to talk to Brothers and Sisters who are interested in committing themselves to the movement for Black liberation! Come discuss the...   More info

The People’s Art of Brazil | Lecture and Book Signing, Dec. 2

02 Dec 14:00 - 16:00 02 Dec 14:00 - 16:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Material Culture Material Culture
Https:/materialculture.com/peoples-art-brazil-lecture-book-signing-december-2/ Join Us: Lecture, Book Signing & Refreshments Folklorists Henry Glassie and Pravina Shukla Present...   More info

Harlam@60 Children's Book Launch

02 Dec 16:00 - 18:00 02 Dec 16:00 - 18:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Congregation Rodeph Shalom Congregation Rodeph Shalom
Join us for a special program to launch our Harlam@60 children's book, Jo and Betty: A Camp Harlam Friendship, at Congregation Rodeph Shalom on Broad Street in Philadelphia. The...   More info

Star Wars Fanxperience - Double Feature Movie Night

03 Dec 19:00 - 22:00 03 Dec 19:00 - 22:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Atomic City Comics Atomic City Comics
The Star Wars Fan Experience is a month long multi-media event starting in Novemeber and leading up to the release of Episode 8 The Last Jedi on Decemeber 15th, 2017. The event...   More info

Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-created

05 Dec 18:00 - 19:00 05 Dec 18:00 - 19:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Penn Museum Penn Museum
Dr. Patrick McGovern Scientific Director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Project and the Museum’s own Indiana Jones of Ancient Ales, Wines, and Extreme Beverages takes attendees...   More info

Rebecca Solnit's Mother of All Questions Discussion

05 Dec 19:00 - 20:30 05 Dec 19:00 - 20:30 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Head House Books Head House Books
DATE CHANGED For November/December we are reading the incomparable Rebecca Solnit's latest book: The Mother of All Questions. Her latest book of essays deals with the toxic...   More info

Amalgam Monthly Book Club December

06 Dec 18:00 - 20:00 06 Dec 18:00 - 20:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc. Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc.
Join us for our first book club gift swap! Bring one comic trade, graphic novel, or manga to swap wrapped in Blind Book Date style. (Not familar with Blind Book Dates? Check out...   More info

Eve Ewing, Electric Arches

06 Dec 18:00 - 19:30 06 Dec 18:00 - 19:30 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Penn Book Center Penn Book Center
On Wednesday, December 6th, at 6pm Eve Ewing, poet, scholar, artist and educator reads from her debut book ELECTRIC ARCHES with Amber Rose Johnson, UPenn Africana Studies...   More info

Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City

06 Dec 18:30 - 19:30 06 Dec 18:30 - 19:30 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Philadelphia City Institute Free Library Philadelphia City Institute Free Library
Nathaniel Popkin, Peter Woodall, and Joseph E.B. Elliott will present their book Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City and sign copies of the book, which will be available for...   More info

New Fiction Book Club Discusses Autumn

06 Dec 19:15 - 20:30 06 Dec 19:15 - 20:30 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Head House Books Head House Books
New Fiction's October pick is Autumn by Ali Smith. The meeting will be December 6 at 7:15 pm. As always, stop by the store and receive 15 off these books when you're buying for...   More info

Natalie & Tricia Pompilio, authors of Walking Philadelphia

07 Dec 19:30 - 21:00 07 Dec 19:30 - 21:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Head House Books Head House Books
Come meet and learn the secrets of Philadelphia from the authors of Walking Philadelphia: 30 Walking Tours Exploring Art, Architecture, History, and Little-Known Gems. Award...   More info

Mt. Airy Makers Market

08 Dec 17:00 - 21:00 08 Dec 17:00 - 21:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Mt. Airy Village Mt. Airy Village
Join us for a Village-wide holiday celebration. All Mt. Airy Village businesses will be open late, and live music and good cheer will fill the streets! Discover a selection of...   More info

Hanukkah Bush - a night of Jewish Lesbian Fun & Mayhem

08 Dec 19:00 - 22:00 08 Dec 19:00 - 22:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Big Blue Marble Bookstore Big Blue Marble Bookstore
Join us for an evening of fun, food, and cultural resistance with a bevy of Philadelphia's funniest (and wisest) Jewish lesbian writers, musicians, and storytellers! Check back...   More info

Meet the Author: Raquel Salas-Rivera

09 Dec 15:00 - 17:00 09 Dec 15:00 - 17:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Taller Puertorriqueño Taller Puertorriqueño
Raquel Salas-Rivera is a Puerto Rican poet, writer, and translator based in Philadelphia. Salas-Rivera will read a selection of recent poems from oropel/tinsel (2016) in both...   More info

Krista Nelson RISE: Make a Gift, Find Your Inner Path!

10 Dec 14:00 - 15:30 10 Dec 14:00 - 15:30 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Big Blue Marble Bookstore Big Blue Marble Bookstore
Join Krista Nelson for a calming afternoon in a frenetic season! Using her book RISE: Waking Up To Your True Self, Krista will teach you how to make a last-minute holiday gift AND...   More info

Star Wars Fanxperience - Double Feature Movie Night

10 Dec 19:00 - 22:00 10 Dec 19:00 - 22:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Atomic City Comics Atomic City Comics
The Star Wars Fan Experience is a month long multi-media event starting in Novemeber and leading up to the release of Episode 8 The Last Jedi on Decemeber 15th, 2017. The event...   More info

A Serf's Journal: The Story of the US' Longest Wildcat Strike

12 Dec 19:00 - 21:00 12 Dec 19:00 - 21:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Wooden Shoe Books and Records Wooden Shoe Books and Records
In 2001 a wildcat strike took place on the banks of the Ohio River, on the border of Kentucky and Indiana, at JeffBoat, the US's largest inland shipyard. Workers at JeffBoat...   More info

Author Talk: Daniel Biddle & Murray Dubin

13 Dec 18:30 - 19:30 13 Dec 18:30 - 19:30 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Philadelphia City Institute Free Library Philadelphia City Institute Free Library
Authors Daniel Biddle and Murray Dubin will present their book Tasting Freedom: Octavius Catto and the Battle for Equality in Civil War America and sign copies of the book, which...   More info

Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials

16 Dec 19:00 - 21:00 16 Dec 19:00 - 21:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Wooden Shoe Books and Records Wooden Shoe Books and Records
Book launch/author birthday party! Millennials have been stereotyped as lazy, entitled, narcissistic, and immature. We've gotten so used to sloppy generational analysis filled...   More info

Woke & Well-Read Book Club: Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

19 Dec 19:00 - 21:00 19 Dec 19:00 - 21:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Big Blue Marble Bookstore Big Blue Marble Bookstore
Woke & Well-Read is a new book club starting this fall, facilitated by Jamila Latham. The group meets the third week every month after attendance at the first meeting overfilled...   More info

Woke & Well-Read Book Club: Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

20 Dec 19:00 - 21:00 20 Dec 19:00 - 21:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Big Blue Marble Bookstore Big Blue Marble Bookstore
Woke & Well-Read is a new book club starting this fall, facilitated by Jamila Latham. The group meets the third week every month after attendance at the first meeting overfilled...   More info

Book Club at FRIEDA

21 Dec 17:30 - 19:00 21 Dec 17:30 - 19:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
FRIEDA for generations FRIEDA for generations
Dear book-lovers, The reading chosen for our meeting on Thursday December 21 at 5:30 is: Smilla's Sense of Snow by Danish author Peter Høeg. Smilla's Sense of Snow presents one...   More info

Book Signing

23 Dec 12:00 - 14:00 23 Dec 12:00 - 14:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Fante's Kitchen Shop Fante's Kitchen Shop
Book...   More info

Mysterious Benedict Society Book Club for Boys (ages 10-12)

29 Dec 15:00 - 16:30 29 Dec 15:00 - 16:30 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Big Blue Marble Bookstore Big Blue Marble Bookstore
New at Big Blue Marble a monthly book club for boys ages 10 12! Run by parents, The Mysterious Benedict Society Book Club for Boys helps young readers expand their horizons, have...   More info

Tiny Hueman at World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

29 Dec 21:00 29 Dec 21:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
World Cafe Live World Cafe Live
TINY HUEMAN Tiny Hueman is a five piece indie rock band from Philadelphia, PA. The group was initially formed in December, 2016 by Dustin Miller and Richie Hollahan, while the two...   More info

Rad Parents' Book Group

31 Dec 10:30 - 12:30 31 Dec 10:30 - 12:30 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Big Blue Marble Bookstore Big Blue Marble Bookstore
A book and discussion group for parents and their families to talk about books, kids, and parenting. December's selection is You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero Each month's...   More info

Derrick Levasseur Book Signing - Philadelphia

10 Jan 19:00 - 21:00 10 Jan 19:00 - 21:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Barnes and noble booksellers Barnes and noble booksellers
Meet Derrick Levasseur, author of The Undercover Edge, at Barnes & Noble Philadelphia on Wednesday, January 10 at 7pm EDT...   More info

Kickoff: One Book, One Philadelphia 2018

17 Jan 19:30 - 21:00 17 Jan 19:30 - 21:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia
The 2018 season kicks off with performances in music and poetry, and a reading and book signing with Jacqueline Woodson. The free event is first-come-first served...   More info

Pre-shabbat Story Time

19 Jan 10:30 - 11:30 19 Jan 10:30 - 11:30 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Big Blue Marble Bookstore Big Blue Marble Bookstore
Big Blue Marble, Germantown Jewish Centre,and JKidPhilly are happy to bring back Pre-Shabbat story time for another year! Please join us for songs, stories, and crafts...   More info

Poetry Is Not a Luxury: "Looking for the Gulph Motel"

24 Jan 19:00 - 21:00 24 Jan 19:00 - 21:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Big Blue Marble Bookstore Big Blue Marble Bookstore
The January selection for Poetry Is Not a Luxury is Looking for the Gulf Motel by Richard Blanco. This 2012 collection is a genealogy of the heart, exploring how Blanco's Cuban...   More info

Kelly Simmons, author of The Fifth of July, at Head House Books

25 Jan 19:30 - 21:00 25 Jan 19:30 - 21:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Head House Books Head House Books
Kelly Simmons, author of The Fifth of July, will be at Head House Books on January 25 to read from and sign copies of her book. Having spent the past three decades' worth of...   More info

An Open Book: An Evening With Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October at World Cafe Live Philadelphia

26 Jan 20:00 26 Jan 20:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
World Cafe Live World Cafe Live
Justin Furstenfeld is a Texas-based artist known for his signature voice and his heart-string pulling lyrics. A true storyteller and troubadour with a powerful stage presence...   More info

Philly Book Launch at Wooden Shoe

08 Feb 18:00 - 21:00 08 Feb 18:00 - 21:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Wooden Shoe Books and Records Wooden Shoe Books and Records
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Strfkr / Reptaliens at Union Transfer - Philadelphia 2/21

21 Feb 19:30 21 Feb 19:30 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Union Transfer Union Transfer
Strfkr Reptaliens at Union Transfer UT Newsletter: http:/ticketf.ly/1RqX4bJ Event Feed: http:/on.fb.me/1Xjri0B Strfkr Being No One, Going Nowhere. The title of STRFKR's fourth...   More info

Pre-shabbat Story Time

23 Feb 10:30 - 11:30 23 Feb 10:30 - 11:30 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Big Blue Marble Bookstore Big Blue Marble Bookstore
Big Blue Marble, Germantown Jewish Centre,and JKidPhilly are happy to bring back Pre-Shabbat story time for another year! Please join us for Purim songs, stories, and crafts...   More info

Poetry Is Not a Luxury: "Split" by Cathy Linh Che

28 Feb 19:00 - 21:00 28 Feb 19:00 - 21:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Big Blue Marble Bookstore Big Blue Marble Bookstore
The February selection for Poetry Is Not a Luxury is Split by Cathy Linh Che. Split crosses borders, exposing truths and dreams, violations of body and mind, aligning them until...   More info

Nils Frahm at Union Transfer

17 Mar 20:30 17 Mar 20:30 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Union Transfer Union Transfer
Nils Frahm at Union Transfer UT Newsletter: http:/ticketf.ly/1RqX4bJ Facebook Event Feed: http:/on.fb.me/1Xjri0B Nils Frahm Nils Frahm had an early introduction to music...   More info

Poetry Is Not a Luxury: "Notes on the Assemblage"

22 Mar 19:00 - 21:00 22 Mar 19:00 - 21:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Big Blue Marble Bookstore Big Blue Marble Bookstore
In Poetry Is Not a Luxury we use the best contemporary poets to explore the most urgent social issues. Each month we focus on a different book and discuss poetry as poets do. We...   More info

Pre-shabbat Story Time

23 Mar 10:30 - 11:30 23 Mar 10:30 - 11:30 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Big Blue Marble Bookstore Big Blue Marble Bookstore
Big Blue Marble, Germantown Jewish Centre,and JKidPhilly are happy to bring back Pre-Shabbat story time for another year! Please join us for Passover songs, stories, and crafts...   More info

Cosplay Contest at Philly Comics & Cosplay Day 3

24 Mar 17:00 - 19:00 24 Mar 17:00 - 19:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Houston Hall (University of Pennsylvania) Houston Hall (University of Pennsylvania)
Free to enter with paid admission COSPLAY CONTEST INFORMATION: 1. EACH CATEGORY IS TO HAVE NO MORE THAN 20 PARTICIPANTS (10 GROUPS OF UP TO 5 PEOPLE IN DUO/GROUP) 2. IN ROUND...   More info

Pre-shabbat Story Time

13 Apr 10:30 - 11:30 13 Apr 10:30 - 11:30 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Big Blue Marble Bookstore Big Blue Marble Bookstore
Big Blue Marble, Germantown Jewish Centre,and JKidPhilly are happy to bring back Pre-Shabbat story time for another year! Please join us for songs, stories, and crafts...   More info

Tom Misch at Union Transfer - Philadelphia 5/5

05 May 20:00 05 May 20:00 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Union Transfer Union Transfer
Tom Misch at Union Transfer UT Newsletter: http:/ticketf.ly/1RqX4bJ Event Feed: http:/on.fb.me/1Xjri0B Tom Misch The 21-year-old producer dropped Beat Tape 2’ in August 2015...   More info

Pre-shabbat Story Time

18 May 10:30 - 11:30 18 May 10:30 - 11:30 - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Big Blue Marble Bookstore Big Blue Marble Bookstore
Big Blue Marble, Germantown Jewish Centre,and JKidPhilly are happy to bring back Pre-Shabbat story time for another year! Please join us for songs, stories, and crafts...   More info


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