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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.

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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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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

INDIGENOUS ARTIFACTS

April 10 10:00am - July 6 5:00pm

A curatorial seminar organized by Larry Silver, a professor of history of art, culminates with “On the Wings of Eagle and Raven: Tlingit and Haida Traditions,” celebrating artifacts of Northwest Coast American Indians/First Nations. The exhibition runs through July 6. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 S. 34th St. Info: 215-898-2083 or www.upenn.edu/ARG.

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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.

PLAGUE RUMORS

April 16 11:55am

Listen to David Wallace’s 60-Second Lecture, “Rumors of Approaching Bubonic Plague Have Been Greatly Exaggerated.” Stiteler Plaza, 37th Street and Locust Walk. Info: www.sas.upenn.edu/60-second-lecture.

RESOLVING CONFLICT

April 16 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Learn how to navigate the political waters at work and elsewhere with an HR program on conflict resolution. This seminar shows how both reason and emotion can spark and fuel disagreements. Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St. Info: Registration is required. www.hr.upenn.edu.

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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. 

BRAVE TESTIMONY

April 16 6:00pm

Kelly Writers House, the Department of Africana Studies, and the Annenberg School for Communication host Brenda Marie Osbey, a poet, prose nonfiction writer, and former Poet Laureate of Louisiana, for “Brave Testimony: A Celebration of Poetry of the African Diaspora.” Arts Cafe, Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk. Info: www.africana.sas.upenn.edu.

SOFTBALL

April 16 6:00pm

Penn vs. Drexel. Penn Park. Info: www.pennathletics.com.