Events 4/6-4/12: Asian Arts Initiative Spring Benefit, 90’s Crafty Bazaar Party, Philly Environmental Film Festival & More!

The latest and greatest things happening in Philly from Friday, April 6 to Thursday, April 12. Share your event by tweeting us @citywidestories or tagging us on Facebook.


Asian Arts Initiative Spring Benefit

Friday, April 6

6 – 8:30 pm

1219 Vine St.

Cost: $100

Join the Asian Arts Initiative as they celebrate 25 years of creating community through the power of art! Get your ticket today!


Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival

April 6 – 8

Various times    

Prince Theater

1412 Chestnut St.

Cost: $12-$35

The second annual Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival will showcase new international and regional shorts and features that celebrate natural beauty and raise awareness about our impact on the earth. Come out to be inspired, vote for your favorite films, and participate in Q&A with the filmmakers!  


Hands-On Tour: Women Poets

Friday, April 6

3 – 4pm

The Rosenbach

2008-2010 Delancey Pl.

Cost: $15

The Hands-On tour at The Rosenbach features female poets from the 16th – 20th centuries. Discover poets from the Rosenbach collection such as, Phillis Wheatley, Anne Bradstreet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Emily Dickinson.


Extension or Communication: Puerto Rico

Saturday, April 7    

2600 North 5th St.

Cost: Free

Ricky Yanas, Grimaldi Baez, and Sheldon Abba have worked with the Youth Artist Program at Taller Puertorriqueno to create Extension or Communication, an active studio/lab exploring what is needed and what can be given in the wake of the aftermath of hurricane Maria. Don’t miss the opening of this exhibit!


Apocalyptic Wanderings

Saturday, April 7

10 am – 12 pm  

Historic RittenHouse Town

Explore the history of the apocalyptic group, the Women of the Wilderness, through apocalyptic literature and notions of religious toleration, all while on hike! Ages 12+ w/ adult.


United By Blue Cobbs Creek Cleanup

Saturday, April 7

10 am  

Cobbs Creek Park

S 61st St & Baltimore Ave.

Cost: Free

United by Blue is joining forces with the Philadelphia Water Department and Keep Philadelphia Beautiful to celebrate the 11th annual Philly Spring Cleanup. Help to make this city beautiful!


90s Crafty Bazaar

Sunday April 8

1 – 5 pm

Tattooed Mom

530 South St.

Cost: Free

Riot Nerd returns to Tattooed Mom with a 90s themed craft bazaar! Dozens of local vendors will offer handmade goods inspired by the likes of Teletubbies, Seinfeld, The Spice Girls, and more!


An Evening with Lou Barlow

Monday, April 9

7 – 10 pm

Bartram’s Garden Barn

5400 Lindbergh Blvd.

Enjoy stories and music from Lou Barlow for an acoustic set in the serene setting of Bartram’s Garden. Beverages will also be available for sale. Get your ticket now!


Real Budgeting for Real Work

Monday, April 9

6 – 8 pm

The Rotunda

4014 Walnut St.

Cost: Free

Vision Driven Consulting has teamed up with The Rotunda to bring resources and capacity-building workshops to self-producing artists/musicians, arts organization staff, and event curators in all disciplines.


Painted Bride Quarterly presents: Hilbert Stone Shot Woolard Derr-Smith

Monday, April 9

7:30 – 10 pm

Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant

247 S 17th St.

Cost: Free

Painted Bride Quarterly is an independent, nonprofit literary magazine published on a quarterly basis online, and annually in print. Join them for a night of readings from five talented writers Danny Shot, Heather Derr-Smith, Amy Woolard, Nomi Stone, and Ernest Hilbert.


Leverage 2018

Tuesday, April 10

6 – 8 pm

Hamilton Hall, University of the Arts

320 South Broad St.

Cost: $125

Come out to celebrate a year of transformative community design at Leverage 2018, the Community Design Collaborative’s signature event. Mingle with community leaders and design professionals, enjoy delicious food and drink, and see pro bono design work by volunteers.


Justice in School Funding: A Constitutional Imperative

Tuesday, April 10

7 – 8:30 pm

Free Library of Philadelphia

1901 Vine St.

Cost: Free

Pennsylvania has the greatest gap between rich and poor school districts in the nation. Maura McInerney, Legal Director at the Education Law Center, will discuss a lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania’s school-funding system and the impact of legislative choices on our school children.


Avenue Q

April 11 – 15

Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 2 pm   

Rutgers University-Walter K. Gordon Theater

314 Linden Street Camden, New Jersey, 08102

Cost: Call for price

Rutgers-Camden is putting on a production of the beloved, Avenue Q, a play that addresses and satirizes the issues and anxieties associated with entering adulthood. Make sure to grab your tickets for this performance!


Voicemail Poems Party feat. jamie mortara

Wednesday, April 11

7 – 9 pm 

Wooden Shoe Books and Records

704 South St.

Cost: Free

jamie mortara, founder of the online spoken word lit mag VOICEMAIL POEMS will be visiting Wooden Shoe Books and Records as a part of their book tour, for their book GOOD MORNING AMERICA I AM HUNGRY AND ON FIRE. Since there are also many VOICEMAIL POEMS contributors in Philadelphia, Wooden Shoe Books and Records will be throwing a party featuring additional readers.


Bystander Practices for Advancing Consent Culture

Thursday, April 12

6:30 – 9 pm   

Back to Life Urban Sanctuary

171 W Thompson St.

Cost: $15

Join Back to Life Urban Sanctuary for an interactive workshop to develop your skills as a bystander and supporter of consent culture!  The workshop will be facilitated by Emma Kaywin, a Brooklyn-based consent educator, with support from local community organizations.