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Almanac - September 26, 2017 Volume 64 No. 06


Scarecrow Walk

Enjoy the 10th Annual Scarecrow Walk at the Morris Arboretum, October 7-31. See Special Events.


Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead; Enjoy Mexican culture and the traditions of Día de los Muertos at this family-friendly afternoon filled with music and dance, storytelling, and arts and crafts. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Penn Museum on October 28. See Special Events.


Cityscapes and Landscapes in a Different Light

A reception will be held at the Burrison Gallery on Friday, October 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. for the upcoming show, Cityscapes and Landscapes in a Different Light by Mark Ayzenberg. The show will run through October 27. See Exhibits.


Visionary choreographers unite with world-class dancers in Philadelphia’s premier contemporary company, BalletX. October 6-7 at the Zellerbach Theatre. See On Stage.


Black Violin
Black Violin

Classically trained string powerhouses Wil Baptiste (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin) bust genres, shatter stereotypes and unite audiences. See Music.


The Complete Beethoven Quartets

In a Philadelphia first, the Daedalus Quartet, Penn’s quartet-in-residence, performs the 16 masterpieces that make up Beethoven’s quartet cycle, all in a single season. noon; Arthur Ross Gallery; free (Annenberg Center) See Music.


Early Bird Weekends

Early Bird Weekends at the Morris Arboretum. See Special Events.


Cultures in the Crossfire

Cultures in the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq is on view at Penn Museum. The exhibit sheds light on the ongoing destruction of cultural heritage in the Middle East by showing what’s at stake—the rich history of the region and the diversity of its people. Through November 26, 2018. See Exhibits.


Nathalie Du Pasquier: Big Objects Not Always Silent

Nathalie Du Pasquier: Big Objects Not Always Silent at ICA. See Exhibits.


Haruki Murakami’s Sleep

Inspired by best-selling writer Haruki Murakami's shattering 1994 short story, Sleep catapults its unlikely heroine from sleep-deprived state to an explosive deconstruction of her life. October 27-28 at Harold Prince Theatre. See On Stage.


Penn Museum: International Archaeology Day

International Archaeology Day on October 21.Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM) at Penn Museum, where archaeologists and other scholars are making new discoveries about the ancient past via analyses of ceramics, metallurgy, faunal and skeletal remains, and more. See Special Events.


In Sight: Seeing the People of the Holy Land

In Sight: Seeing the People of the Holy Land; the different ways in which the Holy Land’s inhabitants appear in these photographs seeks to reclaim them as subjects in their own right; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through November 10. See Exhibits.


audobon's birds of america
This permanent exhibit at Van Pelt-Diectrich Library is devoted to the display of John James Audubon's Birds of America (1827-38). Penn's double elephant folio set of the Birds was a gift by Edwin H. Vare, Jr. in 1957-59. The page opens from the volume on display will be changed on the second Wednesday of every month. This photo is courtesy of the Penn Libraries. See Exhibits.