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Free to Love: the Cinema of the Sexual Revolution

What: Little-known movies and mainstream hits from the likes of Andy Warhol and Woody Allen touch on gender roles, pornography, and other taboo topics.
Why: The steam-up-your-glasses flicks get you in the mood for Valentine’s Day.
When: Jan. 10-Feb. 15.
Where: International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut St. (215-387-5125). Tickets ($9) at ihousephilly.org.

The Download
What: Apps, movies, books, and more Web fodder that caught our eye.
Why: New Netflix offerings, the word of the year, and thirteen hummus recipes.
When: You need a virtual snack.
Where: At dailycandy.com.

Sarah Sze at The Fabric Workshop and Museum

What: Site-specific experiments that challenge scale and gravity sprawl through three floors of the museum.
Why: Everyday objects like newspaper and rocks become art in Sze’s hands.
When: Thru Apr. 6.
Where: 1214 Arch St. (215-561-8888). Admission is free.


What: The city’s best thinkers and doers engage the audience with their ideas — if you’ve got something to say, nominate yourself as a speaker (deadline Jan. 16).
Why: Past speakers have included Zoe Strauss and Michael Solomonov, so we can’t wait to hear who’s in the lineup this year.
When: Mar. 28.
Where: Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N. Broad St. (215-204-9860). Tickets ($75) at tedxphiladelphia.org.

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal

What: The Sugar Plum Fairy has packed her bags, but you don’t have to put your fixation with pirouettes aside; watch the renowned company meld classical and modern dance in three Philadelphia premieres.
Why: Loved Black Swan? The film’s choreographer, Benjamin Millepied (Natalie Portman’s main squeeze), draws you in again with his pas de deux set to a Philip Glass score.
When: Jan. 16-18.
Where: Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St. Tickets ($20-$55) at 215-898-3900 or annenbergcenter.org.

Skate at The Piazza

What: Rent skates for just a buck and take a few laps around the 5,000-square-foot rink.
Why: Food trucks, movie nights, and 24/7 Olympic coverage.
When: Thru Feb. 23.
Where: The Piazza at Schmidt’s, 1001 N. 2nd St.

Photo: The Telephone Book / Courtesy of Nelson Ryan

The Piazza at Schmidt’s
1001 N 2nd St
@ Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19123
1837 N Broad St
@ Polett Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122
1214 Arch St
@ N 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
3680 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
3701 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104