The Weekend Guide

happy show!

Let’s see those pearly whites.

The Happy Show
What: Graphic designer Stefan Stagmeister explores the feel-good emotion through film, sculpture, and typography.
Why: Interactive components spread the cheer.
When: Thru Aug. 12. Wed., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, 118 S. 36th St. (215-898-5911). Admission is free.

A Mexican Passover Dinner

What: When you tire of PB&J on matzo, dig into a four-course dinner ($30) of soup, chile-braised brisket tacos, and tostadas.
Why: The pistachio Pavlova beats Aunt Helen’s sponge cake.
When: Fri.-Apr. 13.
Where: La Calaca Feliz, 2321 Fairmount Ave. (215-787-9930); Cantina Feliz, 424 S. Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington (215-646-1320).

An Evening of Tango at the Swann Memorial Fountain

What: Gather at Logan Circle for free lessons from Urban Tango and live music by Oscuro Quintet.
Why: Relive the open-air dances held at the same spot in the ’20s.
When: Thurs., 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: N. 19th St., at Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. Info at 215-546-7550.

North Shore Beach Club

What: Skip the mass exodus and spend your summer with drink in hand beside the private, adults-only pool (seasonal membership, $500).
Why: Imagine how much less time you’ll spend in traffic.
When: Sign up now; spots are limited.
Where: 1031 Germantown Ave. Reservations online at northshorebeachclub.com.

Photo: Stefan Sagmeister, Trying to Look Good Limits My Life (detail), 2004. Courtesy of Stefan Sagmeister and Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia

1031 Germantown Ave
@ N Hancock St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Logan Square
N 19th St
@ Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19103
2321 Fairmount Ave
@ N 24th St
Philadelphia, PA 19130
424 S Bethlehem Pike
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Institute of Contemporary Art
118 S 36th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104