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skylines

CAPTURING SKYLINES

April 16 (All day) - June 30 (All day)

In “From Rio to Brotherly Love,” International House Philadelphia exhibits the work of Daniel Gafanhoto, a fine-art photographer who photographs and processes cityscapes, including Philadelphia’s, in a distinct and personal way. The exhibition will be on display through June 30. An opening reception for the exhibit runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at IHP, 3701 Chestnut St. Info: 215-387-5125 or www.ihousephilly.org.

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BERLIN

May 1 8:00pm

Los Angeles-based synth pop group Berlin, featuring lead singer Terri Nunn, released its first gold-selling EP in 1982. More than 30 years later, the band continues to please. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.worldcafelive.com. $16-$35.

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CULINARY EXPEDITIONS

May 2 10:00am - 3:00pm

To coincide with the launch of “Culinary Expeditions”—a new, full-color publication illustrated with images of objects from the Penn Museum collections that takes readers on an exploration of regional cuisines, food-making techniques, and stories about world cultures—the Museum hosts a luncheon featuring dishes from the book. Penn Museum. Info: Registration is required. 215-898-9202 or ardeth@sas.upenn.edu.

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ICA AT 50

February 12 (All day) - August 17 (All day)

To mark half a century as one of the leading contemporary art museums in the world, the exhibition “ICA@50: Pleasing Artists and Publics Since 1963” animates the Institute of Contemporary Art’s past and propels it into the future. The ICA is celebrating the anniversary by examining lesser-known moments in contemporary art, engage today’s artists, commission new projects, and move toward the unknown. The show runs through Aug. 17. For a full list of artists included in the show, and details on free public events during the exhibition’s run, go to www.icaphila.org

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Event Listings

Quilt

HOW TO MAKE A NATIVE AMERICAN QUILT

February 21 10:00am - April 7 12:00am

“Creating: Quilts of the Lakota” presents more than 20 eye-dazzling quilts from the Pine Ridge Heritage Center and Indian Reservation in South Dakota. In addition, 19th-century Lakota artifacts from the Penn Museum will provide a context for Native sewing traditions prior to the introduction of quilting at Pine Ridge. Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 South 34th St. Info: 215-898-2083 or www.upenn.edu/ARG.

White

CONTEMPORARY HEART

February 21 11:00am - July 28 6:00pm

“White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart” features the work of artists engaged with clothing, adornment, and self-presentation to highlight the inventive design, tactical implementation, or sartorial sense by which we multiply and complete our personalities. ICA. Info: 215-898-7108 or www.icaphila.org.

JUST THE THIRTEEN OF US

March 21 (All day) - April 19 (All day)

“Thirteen” is the fine arts senior thesis show featuring work by PennDesign students Blanca Abramek, Christine Alix, Gerald Cheng, Kate Clayton, Margaret Diacont, Anna Dorr, Maggie Edkins, Natalie Gravier, Karissa Justice, Jean Kim, Tara McConachie, Tom McQuaid, and Cindy Rodriguez. Charles Addams Hall, 200 South 36th St. Info: Contact Erin Williams at 215-573-5134 or visit www.thesis2013.upennfinearts.com.

SELF DEFENSE

April 6 12:00am - 3:00pm

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

River

FOR EVA

April 6 2:00pm

Enjoy River North Dance Chicago’s commissioned world premiere “The Eva Cassidy Project,” which is dedicated to the life and music of vocalist and guitarist Eva Cassidy, an artist who died before her music became cult classics. Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-3910 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $20, $30, $35, $45, $55.

River

FOR EVA

April 6 8:00pm

Enjoy River North Dance Chicago’s commissioned world premiere “The Eva Cassidy Project,” which is dedicated to the life and music of vocalist and guitarist Eva Cassidy, an artist who died before her music became cult classics. Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-3910 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $20, $30, $35, $45, $55.