Events 4/20-4/26: Earth Day Cleanups, After Hours at Amalgam Comics, Bike to Barnes, Make + Take Spring Tonics at Bartram’s & More!

The latest and greatest things happening in Philly from Friday, April 20 to Thursday, April 26. Share your event by tweeting us @citywidestories or tagging us on Facebook.


“Nakashima: Then and Now” Book Signing & Talk

Friday, April 20th

6 – 8 pm

The Bridge Building

205 Race St.

Cost: Free

Since 1990, Mira Shizuko Nakashima has kept the furniture business alive by defining and building on her father’s legacy by curating, building, and designing numerous furniture shows. Come and hear her talk about her book which chronicles her fascinating journey.  


Split Lip Press & Friends

Saturday, April 21

7 – 9:30 pm

Big Blue Marble Bookstore

551 Carpenter Ln.

Cost: Free

Join Split Lip Press for an evening of great writing featuring Sara La Cotti, Rachel Milligan, Ryan Eckes, Sam Herschel Wein. Hosted by Split Lip Press editor Amanda Miska.


Thirst: A Qunify Dance Party

Saturday, April 21

10 pm – 3 am   

The Sankofa House

906 S 49th St. 

Cost: $5 – $15 sliding scale, sober buddies pay $3

Come quench your THIRST at this Qunify dance party! THIRST is a 21+, safe space for folks of all gender presentations and all sexual orientations. Come out to enjoy performances by local talent and to have a great time!


Brews at Burholme

Saturday, April 21

12 – 6 pm  

Burholme Park Golf Center

401 Cottman Ave.

Cost: Pay as you go

Join Burholme Park Golf Center and Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company for an afternoon in Burholme Park! Enjoy mini-golf, batting cages, and arcade games, all while sipping draft beers!


La Despedida de La Finquita ~ A Farewell to La Finquita

Saturday, April 21

3 – 6 pm

La Finquita South Kensington

428 W Master St.

Cost: Free

After 30 years, La Finquita farm will close its gates on May 1st, 2018. Come out to say farewell to this wonderful space and to share memories. There will be local food, drinks and music.


Museum of the American Revolution: Free concert

Sunday, April 22  

3 pm

One South Broad St.

14th Floor 

Cost: Free

As a part of their free community concert series, the Philadelphia Orchestra is holding a free concert at the Museum of the American Revolution. Come out to enjoy some stellar music!


Philadelphia Poetry Festival

Sunday, April 22

1 – 4 pm  

The Rotunda

4014 Walnut St.

Cost: Free

The Philadelphia Poetry Festival is solely dedicated to celebrating poetry from the Greater Philadelphia area. Come experience a unique sampling of poetry on a Sunday afternoon at The Rotunda!


Art In The (P)age No. 2

Wednesday, April 25  

6 – 8 pm

Art in the Age-Tasting Room & Home Bar Supply

116 N 3rd St.

Cost: Free

Join Art in the Age and 215 Fest for an evening of readings from local authors, as well as delicious cocktails! This reading is free to attend (21+), and will feature a new 215 Fest signature cocktail!


Comedy at the Cannery

Wednesday, April 25

8 – 10 pm  

Dock Street Cannery + Lounge

705 S 50th St. 

Cost: Free

Comedy at the Cannery is back again this month, and will be featuring comedians such as Jillian Markowitz, Alejandro Morales, Setoiyo, Brandon Mitchell, Tiff Money, Natalie Levant, and Robert Rule. This night of comedy is not to be missed!


Get Involved Happy Hour – Spring Into Action Edition

Thursday, April 26

6 – 8 pm

Miller’s Ale House

2100 S Christopher Columbus Blvd.


Join Young Involved Philadelphia at Miller’s Ale House in South Philly to discuss environmental causes, greening, and how to get involved. It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to Philly or a seasoned YIP veteran, all are invited!


For the Love of Germantown

Thursday, April 26

6 – 9 pm

5427 Germantown Ave. 

Cost: $50

Do you love Germantown? Enjoy delicious food and drinks, dancing to DJ Prime, a silent auction, and networking with your Germantown neighbors at this years fundraiser for Germantown CDC.  


Splinter and Crack

April 26 – May 13  

7:30 – 9 pm

Hamilton Studios

1025 Hamilton St.

Cost: $25

Truth may be absolute, but reality is subjective in Jessica Bedford’s new play, SPLINTER AND CRACK, a darkly comic, multi-generational drama that reveals how Rosemary, a hoarder and academic, experiences the world around her, and the family conflicts that arise as a result.


After Hours: Amalgam Comics

Thursday, April 26

8 – 10 pm  

Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse

2578 Frankford Ave. 

Cost: $20

Amalgam Comics will be open a little later than usual to host tenor saxophonist Dahi Divine, a jazz musician will be channeling the spirit of Wakanda for this unique show. This is a part of an initiative of Jazz Lives Philadelphia.


Earth Day Events 


Barnes to Barnes – Discovery Ride

Saturday, April 21

1  – 5 pm

Eakins Oval

26th and Benjamin Franklin Pwky.

Cost: $5

The Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia and The Barnes have teamed up for a special Earth Day weekend event! Take a 15 mile bike ride from the modern Barnes location on the Parkway, all of the way to the historic Barnes location in Merion!


Earth Day Cleanup

Saturday, April 21  

10 am – 12 pm  

Curtis Hall Arboretum

1200 Church Rd. Wyncote, PA 19095

Cost: Free

Come out during Earth Day weekend for some clean-up and invasive plant removal along Rock Creek. Tools and gloves will be provided, plus coffee and donuts!


Earth Day Cleanup and Concert at Fort Mifflin

Sunday, April 22

12 – 8 pm  

Fort Mifflin

6400 Hog Rd. 

Cost: Free

Celebrate Earth Day along the banks of the Delaware River! Participate in a cleanup, and stay to enjoy a special concert featuring local bands Black Horse Motel, Rare Spirits, Bryce Milano, and more, all from the Philadelphia Folk Song Society Co-op!  


Make + Take: Spring Tonics

Sunday, April 22

12 – 2 pm  

Bartram’s Garden

5400 Lindbergh Blvd. 

Cost: $20

Come to Bartram’s Garden to learn about medicinal herbs, and take home your own homemade spring tonic vinegar infusion! If you want to reuse your own 4 – 8oz. glass jar, bring it along! All other materials will be provided.