10 Metamorphosis: Journey to the Universe: New Paintings by David Lawrence; multicultural works based on the spiritual motifs of ancient cultures; reception: October 12, 5 p.m. Through November 8 (World Cafe Live).
Birth of Pyramidism by David Lawrence; from his exhibit at World Cafe Live through November 8. Opening reception: October 12 at 5 p.m.
11 The Casual Passer-By I Met at 3:01 pm, Philadelphia, April 9, 2007; outdoor installation featuring the work of artist Braco Dimitrijevic; Fresh grocer garage (October); Fisher-Bennett Hall (November); reception: 5:30 p.m. Through November 30 (Slought).
13 The Ways to Post History: A Retrospective; Braco Dimitrijevic; reception: 6 p.m.; Slought Foundation. Through November 28 (Slought).
10 As Real As Your Life; Michael Highland; 7 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (Weiss Tech House).
The Big Lebowski; 9 p.m.; Sky Lounge, Harrison College House; PennCard needed (Cinema Studies).
11 Rakhshan Bani-Etemad’s The May Lady; 5 p.m.; A4, DRLB (Cinema Studies).
12 WXPN Free at Noon Concert: Steve Earle; noon; World Cafe Live; register: www.xpn.org.
11 Barry Nemett–Crooked Tracks; 5 p.m.; rm. B-3, Meyerson Hall (Fine Arts).
11 Designing the Smart House: Posthuman Domesticity and Conspicuous Production; Lynn Spigel, Northwestern University; 11 a.m.; rm. 138, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Cinema Studies).
Partitioning the Genome: Mechanisms that Ensure Accurate Chromosome Segregation in Cell Division; Michael Lampson, biology; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).
The Current Situation in Bangladesh; Jon Cebra, former director of the American Center, Dhaka; noon; rm. 816, Williams Hall (South Asia Studies).
Academic Mothers: Breaking the Boundaries of Intellectual Work; Venitha Pillay, University of Pretoria; noon; rm. 203, GSE (GSE).