Here's what to do in Philadelphia this week

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From an author talk to a "big, fake wedding," 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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Tuesdays with Tony: Jennifer Walshe/Lary 7’s 'Owl Movie'

From the event description:

Please join Ars Nova Workshop and the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania for Dreamweapons, a series of performances celebrating the multivalent influences of Tony Conrad. Conrad was a central figure in numerous experimental film, music and performance communities from the early 1960s until his death in 2016. These events are presented in conjunction with ICA’s presentation of "Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective," the first large-scale museum survey devoted entirely to the artist. A frequent collaborator with Tony Conrad in Ma La Pert, Jennifer Walshe’s formidable presence looms large in the contemporary classical world. Her compositions and operas have been performed by ensembles, quartets and symphony orchestras both in her native Ireland and around the world.

When: Tuesday, June 18, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Lightbox Film Center, 3701 Chestnut St.
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to register

Building Community Through Social Capital

From the event description:

All individuals with disabilities and their family members (as well as professionals who are involved with the family) are interested in seeing themselves or their son/daughter/relative be successful in life. In fact, one of the biggest fear individuals and families have is that their loved one might be lonely or at serious risk when they are gone. Although none of us can predict the future, we can look at ways and means to better prepare for the future by understanding the impact of friendships in our lives. Sociologists call this "social capital," and it is amazing what our relationships do for us. This session will help you think about how friendships can be better developed over time, and, in turn, build a more inclusive community.

When: Wednesday, June 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Courtyard by Marriott, 4100 Presidential Blvd.
Admission: $25
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Juneteenth

From the event description:

Today, Juneteenth commemorates African-American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. Join Independence Seaport Museum for a celebration of African-American heritage as we pay tribute to this important milestone ...

When: Wednesday, June 19, 3-5 p.m.
Where: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to register

2019 Juneteenth Freedom Seminar with Ibram X. Kendi

From the event description:

Celebrate Juneteenth with the Library Company and National Book Award–winning author Ibram X. Kendi. Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America – but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other.

When: Thursday, June 20, 5:30-7 p.m.
Where: The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust St.
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to register

The Big Fake Wedding Philadelphia

From the event description:

The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show alternative in the form of a big, fake wedding. "Wedding guests" are brides- and grooms-to-be who enjoy an emotional vow renewal ceremony, a tasty cocktail-style dinner and a dance-party reception while truly experiencing the wedding vendors in action. Tickets include light bites, a signature drink and a swag bag.

When: Thursday, June 20, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118-128 N. Broad St.
Admission: $25
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

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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