The Dance Celebration’s 24th Season at the Annenberg Center begins October 5-8, with the world premiere of Anytown: Stories of America, featuring the legendary music of Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Bruce Springsteen and E-Street band members–Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell, with choreography by Danial Shapiro & Joanie Smith. Anytown is “a dance centered around the struggles of the working class in the Dust Bowl Era.” See Penn Presents website at www.pennpresents.org for times and prices of the performances.
4 Oratorio for Prague; Soviet invasion of Czechoslavakia in 1968; 5 p.m.; rm. B21, Stiteler Hall (Slavic Languages and Literatures; Cinema Studies).
5 Das Leben ist eine Baustelle; urban reality in the 1990s; German; 8 p.m.; Gregory College House (Deutsches Haus Modern Language Program).
6 Debt Reduction and Wealth Building; noon-1:30 p.m.; rm. 355, Houston Hall (WPSA; Wharton).
14 Hindi-Urdu Workshop: Urdu Meter; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 3619 Locust Walk; pre-register by October 10: firstname.lastname@example.org (South Asia Center).
7 Fantasia Barrino–Life Is Not A Fairy Tale; American Idol 3 winner; 12:30 p.m.; Penn Bookstore.
5 Chinese Linguistics Series–Script and Cognition: The Impact of Orthography on Western and Eastern Patterns of Thought; William Hannas, Foreign Broadcast Information Service; noon; rm. 216, Williams Hall (East Asian Studies).
6 Do Tumors Contain Severely Hypoxic Cells?; Cameron Koch, radiation oncology; noon; Conference Room, John Morgan Bldg. (Radiation Oncology & Radiation Biology).
7 Social Times of Network Spaces: Network Sequences and Foreign Investment in Hungary; David Stark, Columbia University; Balazs Vedres, Central European University; 10:30 a.m.; rm. F55, Huntsman Hall (International Affairs).
10 Restoring the Clock Tower in Venice (1858 and 2004); Nubar Gianighian, Instituto Universitario di Archittura di Venezia; 6 p.m.; B-3, Meyerson Hall (Historic Preservation).
12 An Introduction to China’s Peoples Liberation Army (PLA); Ken Allen, CNA Corporation; 4:30 p.m.; rooms 286-287, McNeil Bldg. (East Asian Studies).
13 Dialogues Across Indian Country: Indigenous Archaeology; Joe Watkins, Choctaw Indian archaelogoist; 4 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum (Museum).
Deadlines: The deadline for the weekly Update is every Tuesday, for the following Tuesday’s issue.The deadline for the November AT PENN calendar is Tuesday, October 11. For information see www.upenn.edu/almanac/calendar/caldead-real.html.
Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 6, October 4, 2005