Calendar: Feb. 5-12

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Monday, February 10

Views from the Underground
For its final night of the season, Shooting Wall’s Views from the Underground series of independent cinema screenings will host short films directed by Maggie Farley and Kelly Gallagher, in addition to a full-length presentation helmed by Joshua Martin. The organization will convene next at the Third Shooting Wall Film Festival in May. 7pm. Free. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St. 267.519.9651.

LGBT Book Lover’s Social
Bond over good literature, whether you’re dishing on a particular book you love (or hate) or just sharing the magic of reading in general. 6:30pm. Central Library, 1901 Vine St.

Tuesday, February 11

Trouble in Paradise
Woodmere Art Museum kicks off its inaugural series of classic film screenings with 1932’s Trouble in Paradise, starring Miriam Hopkins and Herbert Marshall as con artists who get mixed up with an heiress played by Kay Francis. 7:30pm. Free. Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave.

School for Lies
Adapted from Moliere’s The Misanthrope by David Ives, this humorous update finds a 17th-century golddigger making a conscious effort to avoid falling in love until she meets her match in the form of a fellow sharp-tongued cynic. 8pm. $21-$23. Villanova Theatre, 800 E. Lancaster Ave. 610.519.4500.

Wednesday, February 12

Style Social and Fashion Designer Launch Party
Manayunk’s fashion event of 2014 celebrates local flavor, design and style in this gala event. Philadelphia Fashion Incubator and Bel Esprit Showroom International team up to present this year’s hottest new styles from emerging American and European designers. Arrive in style for a night of fashion discovery. 6:30pm. Free. The Transfer Station, 4120 Main St.

Ondine by Jean Giraudoux
Jean Giraudoux’s landmark play has been interpreted and reinterpreted for more than 75 years, but probably not in the off-kilter way the Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium has in mind. Their version will involve 10 actors with the aid of puppets as they retell the story of the knight-errant who falls in love with a sea nymph. 7:30pm. $22. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St. 215.574.3550.

Valentine’s Week sneak peek
V-Day’s coming! Here are six happenings to put on next week’s agenda of love.

Erotica and the American Civil War
Taboo sexuality in America has a long and untold history. Laurel Hill Cemetery delves into the salacious business of the mid-1800s in this fascinating lecture on wartime prostitution, pornography and sexuality. Thurs., Feb. 13, 6:30pm. $20. 3822 Ridge Ave.

Equality Ball
Join Equality Forum for an LGBT gala honoring Bruce Hanes and Rev. Frank Schaefer with the Equality Award. Learn more about the state fight for equal marriage rights while enjoying premier restaurant tastings, an open bar, live music and more. Fri., Feb. 14, 7pm. $100. Liberty View Ballroom, Sixth and Market sts.

Love Never Dies Ghost Tour
Love is a key ingredient in the best ghost stories to be told. The 5th Annual Ghost Tour Valentine’s Day event takes guests on a candlelight walking tour through historic Society Hill, exploring Philly’s oldest tales of romance, passion and scandal. Through Sat., Feb. 15, various times. $20. Powel House, 244 S. Third St. 215.413.1997.

Locust Moon Prom
One of the city’s coolest comics shops hosts a fancy prom celebrating the release of its new erotic-comics anthology. Sat., Feb. 15, 7pm-midnight. 34 S. 40th St. 267.403.2856.

Aphrodisiac Dinner
City Food Tours gives its annual spin on a seductive Valentine’s dinner by incorporating 18 different aphrodisiac ingredients into a three-course meal. Leave the kids at home for this one. Through Sat., Feb. 15, 7pm. $75. 21st and Sansom sts.

Book Lovers Speed Dating
Looking for that special someone who shares your literary interests? The Central Library hosts a holiday mingle for singles in their 30s and 40s. Guests are encouraged to bring a book they
loved or hated to spark conversation. Wed., Feb. 12, 6pm. Free. Central Library, 1901 Vine St. 215.686.5322. 

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