Events 4/27-5/3: Spring Film Festival, Flavors on the Avenue, El Carnaval de Puebla, Artist Talk with Drew Leshko & More!

The latest and greatest things happening in Philly from Friday, April 27 to Thursday, May 3. Share your event by tweeting us @citywidestories or tagging us on Facebook.


Final Fridays: Body Language

Friday, April 27

5 – 8:45 pm  

Philadelphia Museum of Art

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

Cost:Free with Museum Admission  

It’s once again time for Final Fridays at the Philadelphia Museum of Art! Get body-positive with a night dedicated to celebrating forms and figures of all shapes and sizes. You can expect a life-drawing session, and exploration of the collection through a transgender lens, a dance performance, and more!


PFF Spring Fest

Friday, April 27

8:30 – 10:30 pm

Prince Theater

1412 Chestnut St.

Cost: $20

Join the Philadelphia Film Festival for a mid-year survey of films from the international festival circuit. Don’t miss the opening night viewing of “Blindspotting,” starring Hamilton’s Daveed Diggs, and closing night with a screening of “Tully,” starring Charlize Theron.


Sketch Comedy: Creature Double Feature

Friday, April 27 – Saturday, April 28

Philly Improv Theater

2030 Sansom St.

Cost: $12

Annie Paradis and Jon Plester will be performing at PHIT in “Creature Double Feature,” a two-night sketch comedy performance of their respective solo shows.


Go West! Craft Fest

Saturday, April 28

11 – 5 pm  

The Woodlands

400 Woodland Ave.

Cost: Free

Spend a Saturday in the serene Woodland Cemetery while perusing locally made wares from 100+ vendors. Whether it’s artisan jewelry, ceramics, or housewares, you can find it at Go West! Craft Fest.


FREE Neighborhood Chamber Concert Series

Sunday, April 29

2 pm

2nd Mt Zion Baptist Church   

3814 Parrish St.

Cost: Free

The Philadelphia Orchestra is continuing their free community concert series at 2nd Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Don’t miss this performance!


Flavors on the Avenue Street Festival

Sunday, April 29  

11 – 5 pm   

1904 East Passyunk Ave.

Cost: Free

This Sunday, Broad to Dickinson streets will be filled with food specials from restaurants and bars along the way, craft beer, live music, and sidewalk sales. You might have gotten a sneak peek at some of the delicacies that are going to be served if you watched our Instagram story on April 17th!


Artist Talk: Drew Leshko in Conversation with Conrad Benner

Sunday, April 29  

2 – 4 pm

Paradigm Gallery + Studio

746 S 4th St.

Cost: Free

Hear from artist Drew Leshko and what fueled the creation of his works in his current exhibition, “Sacred Lands,” through a conversation with the Founder of Streets Dept and Fishtown-native, Conrad Benner.


El Carnaval de Puebla

Sunday, April 29

Washington Ave.

Cost: Free

The El Carnaval de Puebla is a Cinco de Mayo procession in South Philadelphia. This event showcases folk traditions from the Mexican state through a colorful parade and street fair representing historical figures and folk dramas.



Adorn Yourself. Crown Making Workshop

Sunday, April 29

1 – 3:30 pm  

The Sable Collective

3133 N 22nd St.

Cost: $55

The Sable Collective is holding this crown making workshop to remind participants of the queens that they are! Crowns and earrings will be made with wire and gemstones for participants to take home.


Hello Color Launch Party!

Tuesday, May 1

7 – 9 pm  

Edward W Bok Technical High School

1901 S 9th St.  

Cost: Free

Hello Color! By Rachel Mae Smith is filled with colorful DIY projects and ideas. Try some of them yourself at this launch party, or just come and admire the colorful decor over a slice of cake!


May Supper Club

Tuesday, May 1

6:30 – 8:30 pm  

Lupitas Pizzeria y Restaurante Mexicano

2900 Federal St., Camden NJ

Cost: Free to join (food not included)

Camden Supper Club returns this month with a visit to Lupitas Pizzeria y Restaurante! Come out to explore and discover the food scene in Camden! Curious about the Camden Supper Club? Read more about the Camden Supper Club here.


Queer and Feminist Karaoke

Wednesday, May 2  

10 pm – 2 am  

W/N W/N Coffee Bar

931 Spring Garden St.

Cost: Free, 21+

W/N W/N now holds karaoke on the first Wednesdays of the month and they have decided to combine two fantastic karaoke themes into one, giving you Queer and Feminist Karaoke! Sing your heart out over beer, coffee, and Pizza Gutt pies!