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Philly's 8 Most Anticipated Spring Happenings

By the Editors | April 10, 2018 | Lifestyle

The hottest events this spring.

3/24-7/15 Rae Sloan Bredin: Harmony and Power Exhibition

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Pennsylvania impressionist painter Rae Sloan Bredin is known for his depictions of women, nature and life in New Hope, all of which can be seen in this exhibit through July 15. Times vary, tickets $8-$15, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, michenerartmuseum.org

3/31-9/3 Game Masters: The Exhibition

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Yes, you can learn about the history of video games and the groundbreaking designers who developed them at The Franklin Institute’s newest exhibit. But it’s so much more fun to think about the 100-plus games you’ll get to actually play, from classic arcades to today’s console games. Times vary, tickets $8-$30, Parkway District, fi.edu

4/5 Patti LaBelle

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Singer, cookbook author, entrepreneur—is there anything Philadelphia’s own Patti LaBelle can’t do? The Grammy Award-winning performer and first name in sweet potato pie plays to a hometown crowd timed with her newest jazz album, Bel Hommage. 8pm, tickets $45-$145, Academy of Music, Avenue of the Arts, kimmelcenter.org

4/13 Garces Foundation Benefit: Think Local Give Local

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Top toques step away from their kitchens to join Jose Garces for a culinary fundraiser that supports Philadelphia’s immigrant community. Times vary, tickets $150-$200, VIP tickets from $285, Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Center City, garcesfoundation.org

4/14 MANNA: Shut Up and Dance

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John Jarboe and the Bearded Ladies Cabaret host the 26th annual Shut Up and Dance, presented by the dancers of Pennsylvania Ballet. Proceeds support MANNA’s mission to provide nourishing meals to locals struggling with illnesses. 8pm, tickets from $25, VIP tickets from $100, Forrest Theatre, Avenue of the Arts, mannapa.org

4/18-11/3 Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950

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Works from Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley and Jacob Lawrence are on view in a new exhibit that explores the social, technological and artistic influences on early 20th-century art. Times vary, tickets $14-$20, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Art Museum District, philamuseum.org

4/19 Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show Private Preview Party

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Get a first look at this year’s collection of Colonial and midcentury pieces over cocktails and gourmet fare. Porcelain and silver pieces from the Art Museum are also on view. 6pm, tickets $150-$600, The Navy Yard, Stadium District, philadelphiaantiquesandartshow.com

4/29 The Collection of Dorrance ‘Dodo’ H. Hamilton Auction

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Just over a year after her passing, Campbell Soup Company heiress Dodo Hamilton’s collection of fine art, furniture, decorative items and porcelain arrives at auction. Keep an eye out for the golden item: Paul Cézanne’s “La Vie des Champs, 1876-77.” Exhibit April 21-28; auction April 29, 2pm; Freeman’s, Center City, freemansauction.com



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Photography by: RAE SLOAN BREDIN PHOTO BY DARA N. KING PHOTOGRAPHY; GAME MASTERS PHOTO BY GAME MASTERS: THE EXHIBITION, ACMI, COURTESY OF MARK ASHKANASY 2012; PATTI LABELLE PHOTO BY DEREK BLANKS; GARCES FOUNDATION PHOTO
BY EMILY WREN PHOTOGRAPHY; MODERN TIMES PHOTO COURTESY OF THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART; PHILADELPHIA ANTIQUES AND ART SHOW PHOTO BY DANIEL BURKE; DODO HAMILTON PHOTO COURTESY OF FREEMAN’S