3680 Walnut St.
Simon Shaheen Violinist and oud virtuoso. Nov. 3.
Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company Nov. 15.
Les Grandes Ballets Canadiens de Montréal Innovative dance company rooted in classical ballet. Nov. 16-18.
Rhythm of the Dance: The National Dance Company of Ireland Nov. 28-29.
Arthur Ross Gallery
Fisher Fine Arts Library
220 S. 34th St.
Tues.-Fri.: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat., Sun.: 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
An Early Edition of Los Caprichos by Francisco Goya y Lucientes On loan from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ross. Through Jan. 17.
118 South 36th St.
Wed.-Fri.: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Sat., Sun.: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fertilizers: Olin/Eisenman Environmental installation by landscape architect Laurie Olin and architect Peter Eisenman.
John Armleder, About Nothing. Works On Paper 1964-2004.
Fables Works by Christopher Myers, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, and Naomi Beckwith.
Ramp Project: Irene Fortuyn
All exhibitions run through Dec. 17.
Kelly Writers House
3805 Locust Walk
Alice Notley Reading by the Paris-based American poet. Nov. 6
Girly Man Book-release party for Girly Man, by Charles Bernstein, the Donald T. Regan Professor of English. Nov. 8
Arthur Sze A reading and conversation with the internationally known poet. Dec. 5
Penn Book Store
3601 Walnut Street
Kermit Roosevelt Penn law professor presents his new book, The Myth of Judicial Activism. Nov. 2.
More Philadelphia Murals Authors and photographers talk about the Mural Arts Program. Nov. 8.
Penn Humanities Forum
3619 Locust Walk
Travel and the Santiago Pilgrimage Art historian Alison Stones discusses the medieval pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. Nov. 15 at Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum.
The Santa Fe-ing of America? Author Joel Garreau discusses the impact of transportation technology on cities.
Dec. 6 at College Hall.
4017 Walnut St.
Wed.-Sat.: 11a.m.-6 p.m.
Primal Secretions: A Günter Brus Retrospective Austrian performance artist.
In Search of an Israeli Art Photographs by Dani Shoshan.
Both exhibits through Dec. 23.
“On the Advantages and Disadvantages of Negativity for Life” with Barrett Watten Discussion of avant-garde movements. Nov. 10.
Cross-Catalytic Architectures Conversation with Cecil Balmond and Peter Lloyd Jones. Dec. 5.
3260 South St.
Tues.-Sat.: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sun.: 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Trouble in Paradise: The Art of Polynesian Warfare Through Dec. 31.
Under European Eyes: Conquistadors and Arts of the New World Native Mexican, Central and South American art traditions. Through Feb. 26.
World Café Live
3025 Walnut St.
The Subdudes Nov. 9.
Richard Shindell Nov. 16.
Richie Havens Live DVD Recording. Nov. 18.
Allen Toussaint Nov. 30.
Tom Rush Dec. 2.
They Might Be Giants Benefit for Generation Schools. Dec. 9.