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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.

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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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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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MUSIC Thursday, 2/4: Telepathe with Prowler, Kung Fu Necktie, $10, 21+ Telepathe (it’s pronounced “telepathy,” guys) are a couple of New York girls just trying to make some fun music.

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First Friday

The first Friday of every month, Philadelphia comes alive with gallery openings, performances, talks and copious free booze.

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