Performing and visual arts events worth seeking out in Philadelphia this week

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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 a curator-led tour to a holiday market.
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Curator-led tour: 'Cauleen Smith: Give It or Leave It'

The Institute of Contemporary Art is hosting the curator-led tour "Cauleen Smith: Give It or Leave It," which incorporates films, objects and installation. It focuses on Alice Coltrane and her ashram, a 1966 photo shoot by Bill Ray at Simon Rodia's Watts Towers, Noah Purifoy and his desert assemblages, and black spiritualist Rebecca Cox Jackson and her Shaker community.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 6-7 p.m.
Where: Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th St.
Price: Free
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Art From The Heart: Cartoon vs. Anime

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The Art From The Heart World Tour comes to Philly for its first ever Cartoon vs. Anime themed experience at NOTO Philadelphia. The show will include 100 painters and vendors, a fashion show and a live art auction. Music will also be provided throughout the night.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 8 p.m.
Where: NOTO Philadelphia, 1209 Vine St.
Price: $20. More ticket options available.
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FWM Teen Happening: 'What Lies Beneath?'

The Fabric Workshop and Museum is hosting FWM Teen Happening "What Lies Beneath?" which will explore teen artwork produced at local partner organizations. Participants (ages 13-19 recommended) will have a chance to share their stories and explore screen printing, button making and photo booth stations. Free snacks and drinks will be served.

When: Friday, Nov. 30, 3:30-5:30 p.m
Where: The Fabric Workshop and Museum, 1214 Arch St.
Price: Free
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A Park Towne Place Holiday Affair: Art and Craft Market

Visit the Park Towne Place Museum District Residence for a new holiday market. This two-day Holiday Art and Craft Market will feature a curated selection of artisan vendors hand selected by InLiquid Art & Design.

When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Park Towne Place, 2200 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, South Tower, Floor 1.
Price: Free
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Paint a wooden sign at Twisted Sign

The Twisted Sign has a deal to save 17 percent off a two-and-a-half hour paint-your-own-wooden-sign class. There are different prices based on the size of the wooden signs. All equipment is included in the price.

When: Promotion expires 150 days after purchase.
Where: 6009 Ridge Ave., Roxborough
Price: $25 (17 percent discount off regular price)
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