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This Week In... 04.22.2010

MUSIC Friday, 4/23: Quasi with Let’s Wrestle, Johnny Brenda’s, $12, 21+ Janet Weiss, our love for you will never die.

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Decoding The Voice

Senior Curator Ingrid Schaffner riffs on the opening of the ICA's newest exhibition, Queer Voice. Be one of the first to see the show when its run begins tonight at 6:00 p.m.

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Window Shopping

Blood-soaked eyeball bouquets? Check. Giant murals of fantastical creatures? Got it. Some stores use their window displays as more than just a means of hawking their product.

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This Week In... 04.15.2010

MUSIC Friday, 4/16: Liars with Fol Chen, First Unitarian Church, $12, All Ages Liars is a dark band.

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Sustainable Seafood In Philly

Otolith Market 2133 Huntingdon St. (215) 426-4266 Ippolito Seafood Co. 1300 Dickinson St. (215) 389-8906 Anastasi Seafood Market 1101 S.

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One Track Mind

With less than two minutes of a new track, Drake has left us pleasantly surprised. One of the recent leaks off his debut album — Thank Me Later, set for release in May — is an incomplete clip from a love song called “Fall For Your Type.” And even missing three of its verses, it’s rather good.

by ELENA GOORAY

This Week In... 04.8.2010

MUSIC Thursday, 4/8: The US Air Guitar Championships: Philadelphia Regional Finals, Johnny Brenda’s, $ 10, 21+ Do you have particularly good air guitar skills?

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April Artgenda

Annabeth Rosen: Contingency, Mei-Ling Hom: Yun Nan = Southern Clouds and Paul Swenbeck: Shaker Legend-Trip Fleisher/Ollman Gallery 1616 Walnut Street, Suite 100 Now — May 1 With Philadelpha still reeling from hosting the National Conference for Education in the Ceramic Arts, Fleisher/Ollman offers up the work of three innovative ceramic artists working primarily with clay.

by ADRIAN PELLICCIA

Titanic Failure

Given the recent success of James Cameron’s Avatar, more and more films will come out in 3D with the hope of mimicking its immersive style of storytelling.

by BEN EPSTEIN

This Week In... 4.1.2010

MUSIC Today — 4/1: A Sunny Day in Glasgow, KungFu Necktie, $10 If you’re new to the space-rock, shuffly, pre-emo genre, let Pitchfork faves and Philly locals A Sunny Day In Glasgow welcome you into the fold.

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Men Seldom Make Passes At Girls (And Boys) In Lame Classes

Undoubtedly Penn’s best kept academic secret, the extensive fine arts classes on offer will be sure to astound you.

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This Week In... 3.25.2010

MUSIC Sunday, 3/28: Beaches, Kung Fu Necktie, $5, 21+ This is not your average girl group.

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This Week In... 03.18.19

MUSIC Tonight: Janelle Monae, Johnny Brenda’s, $12, 21+ A few awesome things about Janelle Monae: 1.

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Craft Like It's 1999

Most of us need some dedicated relaxation time ­— and sitting in front of Facebook doesn’t really count.

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MUSIC Tonight : Wild Beasts, Johnny Brenda’s, $10, 21+ Looking to get ahead of the curve on the next Pitchfork megastars?

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Picasso And The Avant-Garde In Philadelphia

It is all too easy to buy into the one-dimensional cult of genius that surrounds the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso and is propagated by art historians, intellectuals and sometimes, the artist himself.

by SAMANTHA BLOOM

This Week In...

MUSIC Thursday, 2/18: Mission of Burma with Sleeper Agent, First Unitarian Church, $16, All Ages Mission of Burma is one of the most important bands of the past 20 years, and once you hear them play, you’ll immediately know why.

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First And Foremost

Everyone loves telling stories. Whether reliving last weekend’s escapades, reminiscing about high school or repeating the absolutely ridiculous thing a professor said in class this week, this urge to share snapshots of daily life is embraced by Philadelphia’s First Person Arts.

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This Week In...

MUSIC Sunday, 2/14: El Perro Del Mar, World Cafe Live, $15, All Ages Sweden’s own Sarah Assbring (yes, Assbring) is El Perro Del Mar, an appropriately sweet n’ salty lo-fi act that is taking the girls-with-pixie-cuts scene by storm.

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Extracurricularts

Philadelphia Glassworks 908A N. 3rd St. phillyglassworks.com Does working with molten glass at extremely high temperatures sound intimidating to you?

by ADRIAN PELLICCIA

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