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4 best performing and visual arts events in Philadelphia this week

Institute of Contemporary Art. | Photo: Becky H./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on April 08, 2019.

Looking to up your appreciation of the arts?

We've rounded up four artsy events around Philadelphia this week that will scratch your cultural itch, from an art exhibition to a VCR party.

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Curator-Led Tour of Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective

Check out a public tour of the exhibition "Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective" on Wednesday night. The exhibition will feature six decades of the artist's work, which combines painting, film, video, performance and installation, according to the Institute of Contemporary Art.

When: Wednesday, April 10, 6-7 p.m.
Where: Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th St.
Price: Free

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Brave Testimony: Husnaa Hashim

Celebrate the poetry of Africa with poet Husnaa Hashim Thursday night. The night will also feature readings by Eva Maria Lewis, Ndeen Al-Barqaw and Veronica Nocella. Hashim was named the 2017-2018 youth poet laureate of Philadelphia, according to her website. Her chapbook "Honey Sequence" will be available for sale and signing. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

When: Thursday, April 11, 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: 3401 Walnut St., Room 330A
Price: Free

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Silence, Suffering and the Way of Beauty

Check out a conversation with artist, writer and speaker Makoto Fujimura on Thursday night. He will discuss how Shusaku Endo's 1966 novel "Silence" influenced his artistic and faith journey. Fujimura was appointed to the National Council on the Arts from 2003-2009 and is considered an advocate of arts and culture, according to his website.

When: Thursday, April 11, 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: University of Pennsylvania, Houston Hall,  Hall of Flags, 3417 Spruce St.
Price: Free

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Found Footage Festival: VCR Party

If you're nostalgic for the VHS era, check out the VCR Party Friday night. Joe Pickett of The Onion and Nick Prueher from the "Late Show with David Letterman will present VHS clips. Other comedians and collectors will also get in on the action. The Found Footage Festival was featured on Jimmy Kimmel and "The Late Show the Jimmy Fallon."

When: Friday, April 12, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Good Good Comedy Theatre, 215 N. 11th St.
Price: $16

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