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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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ADDICTION INCORPORATED

April 16 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Join the Penn Institute for Urban Research for the final event in a four-part film series on urban planning and public health featuring a screening of “Addiction Incorporated,” a documentary about whistleblower Victor DeNoble, the research scientist at a major tobacco company who proved that cigarettes are addictive. Room B3, Meyerson Hall, 210 S. 34th St. Info: Registration is required. www.penniur.upenn.edu. 

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ROXANE GAY

April 21 6:00pm

Kelly Writers House welcomes Roxane Gay, a writer and editor whose work has appeared in “Best American Short Stories 2012,” “Best Sex Writing 2012,” Salon, Oxford American, NOON, American Short Fiction, Indiana Review, Brevity, The Rumpus, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and more. Arts Café, Kelly Writers House. Info: 215-746-POEM or wh@writing.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

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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.

TEAM RED

April 18 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Valerie Bunce, a professor of international studies and government at Cornell University, discusses “Communist Federations.” Stiteler Hall, 208 S. 37th St., 1st Floor. Info: www.sas.upenn.edu/dcc.

SUPER SCIENCE POWER

April 18 4:30pm - 6:15pm

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya, a distinguished professor at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai, India, and Priyamvada Natarajan, a theoretical astrophysicist at Yale University, discuss “Can India Emerge as a Global Science Power?” for the Nand & Jeet Khemka Distinguished Lecture Series. Penn Law School, 3501 Sansom St., Silverman Hall, 240A. Info: 215-746-3159 or email casi@sas.upenn.edu. RSVP required. Seating is limited.

Saving Face

SAVING FACE

April 18 6:00pm

Every year in Pakistan, many people—the majority of them women—are victimized by brutal acid attacks, while numerous other cases go unreported. The documentary “Saving Face,” by American filmmaker Daniel Junge and Pakistani director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, chronicles the lives of acid-attack survivors Zakia and Rukhsana as they attempt to bring their assailants to justice. The annual Global Distinguished Lecture will feature a screening of “Saving Face” followed by a Q&A session with Obaid-Chinoy. Penn Museum’s Harrison Auditorium. Info: 215-898-6335 or visit www.sas.upenn.edu/mec. RSVP to: globaldistinguishedlecture.eventbrite.com.

A TALE OF TWO PEOPLES

April 18 6:15pm - 7:45pm

Andrea Berlin, a professor of archaeology at Boston University, discusses “A Tale of Two Peoples: Phoenicians and Jews in the Land Beyond the River.” Berlin sheds light on six excavations at Tel Kedesh, the largest archaeological mound in Israel’s Upper Galilee. Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-2680 or www.penn.museum. Pay-what-you-want.

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THE GREAT STONE FACE

April 18 8:00pm

Not-So-Silent Cinema presents Buster Keaton Shorts. View 1920’s “One Week” and 1921’s “The Goat” and “The High Sign.” Keaton delivers outrageous stunts and antics, all with the famous deadpan delivery that earned him the nickname “The Great Stone Face.” International House, 3701 Chestnut St., Ibrahim Theater. Info: 215-387-5125 or www.ihousephilly.org. $12 general admission; $10 students and seniors; free for IHP members.

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JAZZ/FUNK/WORLD

April 18 8:00pm

With the release of their live, two-disc album/DVD “Tell Your Friends,” Snarky Puppy has gone from an underground secret to one of the most internationally respected names in instrumental music. The group of musicians is from two different cultures and traditions—jazz and rock kids from white America, and gospel/R&B kids from black America. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.worldcafelive.com. $15-$18.