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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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"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.

THE EYES HAVE IT

February 5 6:30pm - February 6 7:30pm

Mary Utter, DACVO, presents the talk, "Eye Cancer in horses - What it looks like and what you can do about it." This is part of a series of free monthly talks for horse owners and enthusiasts presented by Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine. New Bolton Center, 382 West Street Rd., Woerner Auditorium, Kennett Square, Pa. There is limited seating; RSVP to Barbara Belt at 610-925-6500 or beltb@vet.upenn.edu. Info: http://www.vet.upenn.edu/FirstTuesdays.

Hahn book jacket

TWO WORLDS

February 6 5:30pm

Penn Professor of History and Pulitzer Prize winning author Steve Hahn discusses his book, "The Political Worlds of Slavery and Freedom." Penn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-7595 or www.upenn.edu/bookstore.

DEATH BECOMES HER

February 6 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Jennifer Wegner, associate curator in the Egyptian Section at the Penn Museum, discusses “From Actium to an Asp: The Beginning of the End for Cleopatra the Great” for the “Great Battles: Moments in Time that Changed History” lecture series. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. Admission with advance registration: $5 general public; $2 Museum members; $10 at the door based on availability.

MOVE THE CROWD

February 6 8:00pm

Spoken Soul 215 is a spoken word artist collective dedicated to promoting open mic events throughout the Philadelphia region. The collective hosts The Harvest every month, where poets, vocalists, lyricists, MCs, and musicians share their gifts. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.worldcafelive.com. $9, $11.