4 performing and visual arts events to check out in Philadelphia this week

If you're a fan of the arts, mark your calendars: there's plenty to do when it comes to artsy events in Philadelphia this week, from a discussion about historical symbols to a play about a late Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright.

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In Pursuit of the Confederate Truce Flag

Award-winning textile artist Sonya Clark will join artistic director Paul Farber for a live recording of the Monument Lab podcast. Clark will discuss historical symbols and how the truce flag can be used as an alternative to the Confederate flag. 

When: Wednesday, March 13, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Slought, 4017 Walnut St.
Price: Free

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Curator-Led Tour of Colored People Time: Mundane Futures

Institute of Contemporary Art assistant curator Meg Onli will lead a public tour of her new exhibition "Colored People Time: Mundane Futures." According to ICA, the exhibition focuses not only on the "subjugation of black people in America" as a part of the country’s foundation, but its influence on the present and future. The tour will allow guests to understand the curator's process.

When: Wednesday, March 13, 6-7 p.m.
Where: Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th St.
Price: Free

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Does This Make Me Look Spiritual? Comedy Show with Danielle Mercurio

If you're looking to score some laughs this weekend, check out stand-up comedienne Danielle Mercurio. The comic will touch on her dating and sex life, religious and spiritual beliefs and vegan lifestyle. Don't miss the opening act with singer-songwriter Darienne Empire and comedian Claire Alexander. 

When: Friday, March 15, 7 p.m. 
Where: Creperie Beau Monde & L'Etage, 624 S. Sixth St.
Price: $28 

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How I Learned What I Learned

In this two-hour show, the late playwright August Wilson's 2003 play "How I Learned What I Learned" will be revived on stage at the Arden Theatre Friday night. The show will explore Wilson's first jobs, romantic relationships and experiences with racism and adversity.

When: Friday, March 15, 8 p.m.
Where: Arden Theatre, 40 N. Second St.
Price: $18-$52

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