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Bottles under the influence

CONSIDER THE BELVEDERE

April 22 6:00pm - August 16 12:00am

“Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson: Consider the Belvedere” will be showcased at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, 118 S 36th St. The artists' collaborations were recently staged at the Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada. Envisioned as a kind of theatrical set, the show revolves around two 16mm films. “Bottles Under the Influence” stars glass bottles. “Consider the Belvedere,” which was shot on location in the exhibition at Banff, is a collaborative commission between the host institutions. For more information, visit www.icaphila.org.

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FOOD CHAINS

May 12 7:00pm

International House screens “Food Chains,” an exposé on the injustice embedded in America’s agriculture and food production. IHP, 3701 Chestnut St. Info: 215-387-5125 or www.ihousephilly.org. $10 general public, $7 students/seniors, $5 Scribe and IHP members.

Christopher McDougall

NATURAL BORN HEROES

April 23 6:00pm

Christopher McDougall, bestselling author of “Born to Run” and a running advocate with a passion for exploring the limits of human potential, offers up a cabaret-style program to celebrate his book, “Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance.” Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum.

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EMILY WEST

April 21 8:00pm

From the mixture of curiosity, compulsivity, and emptiness of one-night stands to the fantasizing of Hollywood love, singer Emily West performs her detailed and emotionally rich music. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: RSVPs are encouraged. 215-898-8721 or www.philly.worldcafelive.com. $20-$25.

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Event Listings

"Resolved" exhibit

LET THERE BE LIGHT

August 27 9:00am - February 24 5:00pm

Type “God” into Google and you’ll get nearly 2 billion search results. God even has His (or Her) own (unverified) Twitter feed. But despite the sophisticated arguments postulated by believers and non-believers, God’s existence remains in dispute. For Penn’s 2012-13 “Year of Proof,” the Rare Book & Manuscript Library presents “Resolved? God Does Not Exist,” a small exhibition selected from the Library’s primary source collections that shows examples of individual works that attempt to prove or disprove the existence of God. The exhibit, which runs through Feb. 24, 2013, is on display on the first floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 3420 Walnut St, next to the Information Desk. For more information, call 215-898-7088 or email rbml@pobox.upenn.edu.

Lesley Hass "Paper" exhibit

PAPER TRAIL

September 4 9:00am - February 15 5:00pm

The Rare Book & Manuscript Library presents a show from Philadelphia native Lesley Haas, “Paper: A Deckled Edge.” The signature of Haas’ work is the use of natural fibers and pigments from various parts of the world, which blend the characteristics of the fibers with different elements of style. Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 1st floor, 3420 Walnut St. Info: http://www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/. The exhibit is on display through Feb. 15, 2013.

TAKE BACK THE NIGHT

February 2 9:00am - 5:00pm

 The Division of Public Safety’s Rape Aggression Defense Program offers free physical defense training for all Penn women. The program includes no-nonsense, practical techniques for defense and realistic, hands-on training. Division of Public Safety, 4040 Chestnut St. Info: Contact Susan Dever at 215-898-4481 or email sdever@publicsafety.upenn.edu.

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SNAKE, RATTLE, AND ROLL

February 2 11:00am - 4:00pm

Ring in the Chinese Year of the Snake at the 32nd annual Chinese New Year celebration. Enjoy a wide variety of music and dance performances, children’s activities, storytelling, arts and crafts, and martial and healing arts workshops. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: 215-898-2680 or www.penn.museum. Free with Museum admission.

PUMP UP THE JAM

February 2 11:30am

“Nature Jams” is a children’s musical adventure promoting good health, natural living, and friendship. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.worldcafelive.com. Adults: $10; children 1-12: $7; free for children under 1.

Chimera

JENNIFER VS. JENNIFER

February 2 2:00pm

Jennifer Samuels has just discovered that she is her own twin. This stirring solo show, created by Suli Holum and Deborah Stein, delves into modern science with wit and beguiling characterization. “Chimera” is an exploration of the phenomenon of containing two different sets of DNA within one body. Harold Prince Theatre, 3680 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-3910 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $30, $45. Additional performance at 8 p.m.

Parsons Dance

WATCHIN’ EVERY MOTION

February 2 2:00pm

Parsons Dance has the sensory-arresting ability to take your breath away. For more than two decades, David Parsons has created works filled to the artistic brim with bouncy, breathtaking, and magical choreographic charm. Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-3910 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $20, $30, $35, $45, $55.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

February 2 7:00pm

Penn vs. Cornell. The Palestra, 223 South 33rd St. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

BEFORE CASTRO

February 2 9:00pm

Conjunto Philadelphia is an ensemble performing the music of pre-revolutionary Cuba. The group’s main aspiration is to maintain the authenticity of the music while performing it in a way that pays homage to Cuba’s treasured musical history. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.worldcafelive.com. $12.