Bookish Events in Philadelphia This Week: August 30th – September 5th
Lots of fun things going on in town the next few days! Movie screenings, book releases, museum exhibits and more! Check out the roundup, below!
This Saturday, August 30th, the Free Library of Philadelphia is screening HAMLET as part of their Shakespeare Film Series. It's the 1993 one, with Mel Gibson. Screening starts at 11AM at the Northeast Regional Library.
Sunday, August 31st, is your last chance to catch the amazing Joyce Haunted by Shakespeare exhibit at the Rosenbach Museum. The exhibit explores Joyce's Ulysses and how it was influenced by Shakespeare's plays.
On Wednesday, September 3rd, the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater is premiering iHamlet. It's part of this year's Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and is a "unique one-person [performance of] Hamlet."
Also on Wednesday, September 3rd, the crew at Locust Moon Comics in West Philadelphia are celebrating the release of Quarter Moon's fourth anthology, Waters. There's a rumor there will be a kiddie pool in the backyard of the comic book shop. I believe it.
Okay, one more Wednesday event. On Wednesday, September 3rd, you can catch a book-to-movie screening of Life of Pi at Big Blue Marble books. Afterwards, hangout, and talk about it.
Come Thursday, September 4th, our good friends over at Head & the Hand Press are celebrating the release of their latest book, Blowin' It. The party will be at Bourbon and Branch, and will feature some seriously tasty brews. Also, a reading! And books for sale! This blogger will see you there.
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ERIC SMITH is the cofounder of Geekadelphia, a popular blog covering all-that-is-geek in the City of Brotherly Love, as well as the Philadelphia Geek Awards, an annual awards show held at the Academy of Natural Sciences. He’s written for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Weekly, and Philly.com