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4 events to check out in Philadelphia this week

From an artist talk to a poetry, art and wine show, there's plenty to enjoy in Philadelphia this week. Read on for a rundown of ideas for how to fill your calendar.

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Artist Talk: Unmeasured Presents by Orkan Telhan

From the event description:

In this lecture-performance in conjunction with "Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective," Orkan Telhan will reflect on a series of ideas rooted in Conrad's work using personal footage and works by other artists who studied with Tony Conrad. Telhan is an artist who studied at University of Buffalo with Tony Conrad between 2003-2005. He documented some of the earliest “digital” images of Tony Conrad’s work through a series of conversations and site visits during this period.

When: Wednesday, July 17, 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th St.
Admission: Free

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Intro to Python: Fundamentals

From the event description:

Join us for this hands-on workshop while we explore variables, data structures, functions and go over basic data science concepts. No prior programming experience is needed. Guests should bring a laptop and a water bottle.

When: Wednesday, July 17, 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: CityCoHo, 2401 Walnut St.
Admission: Free

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Geddy Lee Book Signing

From the event description:

Join Barnes & Noble as they host Rush frontman Geddy Lee for a signing of "Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass," the definitive volume on the musician's personal collection of vintage electric bass guitars, dating from the 1950s to the 1980s. One ticket grants you admission and one copy of the book.

When: Friday, July 19, 5 p.m.
Where: Barnes & Noble, 1805 Walnut St.
Admission: $97.20

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'Meet the Muse:' Art + Poetry + Wine Show

From the event description:

Join a wine and poetry art exhibit this Friday night. A young poet, model and creative will join us, perform her poetry and share about the experience of being the subject of a portrait that is now a part of the permanent collection of Philadelphia's Colored Girls Museum.

When: Friday, July 19, 7-9 p.m.
Where: AIR GALLERY, 4007 Chestnut St.
Admission: Free

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Parking in Philadelphia can be tough, especially during popular events. To find free or cheap parking and to book parking in advance, see this map of Philadelphia parking from SpotAngels. And to get there by public transportation, check SEPTA's website for nearby stations and schedules.


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