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courtly treasures

COURTLY TREASURES

July 18 (All day) - November 8 (All day)

The Arthur Ross Gallery will showcase artwork from the collection of Thomas W. Evans. As the American-born dentist who served the French court of Napoleon III, Evans assembled a top collection of paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts. This exhibition offers an exclusive look at highlights from the Evans Collection for the first time in more than 30 years. The Arthur Ross Gallery, at 220 S. 34th St., is free and open to the public. Its hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. It is closed Mondays and some holidays. Info: www.arthurrossgallery.org.

zydeco-a-go-go

ZYDECO-A-GO-GO

July 8 5:00pm - 8:00pm

With Creole Zydeco and Cajun 2-steps, Zydeco-a-Go-Go combines funky New Orleans rhythm and blues and vintage Louisiana rock ‘n’ roll. Check out the music group at the Penn Museum’s Pepper Mill Café Garden Bar, 3260 South St. Info: www.penn.museum. Free for children under 6, Museum members, PennCard holders, and Penn Health System employees. $10 general admission.

tempest

THE TEMPEST

July 15 6:30pm

The Commonwealth Classic Theatre Co. presents William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” Attendees will enjoy the outdoor performance at the Azalea Meadow at the Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave. Info: www.morrisarboretum.com. Free with regular garden admission.

todd

TODD RUNDGREN

August 19 8:00pm

As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist, and, most recently, interactive artist, Todd Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music. The Philadelphia native will perform at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: philly.worldcafelive.com. $37-$39.

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Event Listings

Savoy

FULL HEARTS

January 28 (All day) - December 1 (All day)

The Savoy Company of Philadelphia is the oldest amateur theater company in the world devoted to the production of operas by Gilbert and Sullivan. Penn Libraries’ exhibition, “Let Every Heart Be Filled with Joy,” traces the history of the company, beginning with its founding in 1901 by Penn alumnus Alfred Reginald Allen. Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Otto E. Albrecht Music Library, 3420 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-7555 or www.library.upenn.edu. The exhibit runs through late 2016.

Barbara Kasten Stages

BARBARA KASTEN: 'STAGES'

February 4 11:00am - August 16 5:00pm

The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania presents “Barbara Kasten: Stages,” the first major monographic survey of the work of artist Barbara Kasten. Curated in conversation with the artist and with full access to her archive, the exhibition includes approximately 80 works spanning nearly five decades of Kasten’s career. In addition, Kasten will create a new site-specific installation in the ICA galleries. The exhibition can be viewed at the ICA, 118 S. 36th St. For more information, visit www.icaphila.org or call 215-898-7108.

Bottles under the influence

CONSIDER THE BELVEDERE

April 22 6:00pm - August 16 12:00am

“Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson: Consider the Belvedere” will be showcased at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, 118 S 36th St. The artists' collaborations were recently staged at the Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada. Envisioned as a kind of theatrical set, the show revolves around two 16mm films. “Bottles Under the Influence” stars glass bottles. “Consider the Belvedere,” which was shot on location in the exhibition at Banff, is a collaborative commission between the host institutions. For more information, visit www.icaphila.org.

burrison

ART DISPLAY

June 19 (All day) - August 14 (All day)

Paintings, drawings, photography, and more created by University Club members will be displayed at the Burrison Gallery through Aug. 14. The Gallery, located in the University Club at Penn on the second floor of The Inn at Penn, 3611 Walnut St., is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: cms.business-services.upenn.edu/universityclub.

michelle

CREATURES FEATURED

July 8 11:00am - 12:00pm

Storyteller Michele Belluomini weaves a special “Creatures Featured” series of ancient Egyptian short stories for little listeners ages 5 to 13 at the Pepper Mill Café at the Penn Museum, 3260 South St. After the presentation, feel free to check out the Museum’s galleries. Info: www.penn.museum. Free with Museum admission.

zydeco-a-go-go

ZYDECO-A-GO-GO

July 8 5:00pm - 8:00pm

With Creole Zydeco and Cajun 2-steps, Zydeco-a-Go-Go combines funky New Orleans rhythm and blues and vintage Louisiana rock ‘n’ roll. Check out the music group at the Penn Museum’s Pepper Mill Café Garden Bar, 3260 South St. Info: www.penn.museum. Free for children under 6, Museum members, PennCard holders, and Penn Health System employees. $10 general admission.

artacama

OPEN BOOK

July 8 6:30pm

Led by Penn student Virginia Seymour, the porch at the Institute for Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th St., will be transformed into a space for creativity and community, where attendees can draw, write, and chat. This open sketch and writing night will feature a live model. Bring a notebook and sketchbook. Info: icaphila.org.

bassett

SCIENCE CAFÉ

July 14 6:00pm

Penn spotlights University research in the sciences through the Penn Science Café. This month, hear assistant professor Danielle Bassett discuss the human brain and how it’s an ever-changing network. The lecture series is presented by the School of Arts & Sciences in partnership with the Office of University Communications, and held at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: www.upenn.edu/pennnews/sciencecafe.

DARIA

July 15 11:00am - 12:00pm

Musician and recording artist Daria will entertain guests ages 5 to 13 and their families with melodies from around the globe. See her play authentic instruments, such as guiros, buffalo drums, and singing bowls, at the Pepper Mill Café at the Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: www.penn.museum. Free with Museum admission.

songwriters

SONGWRITERS PROJECT

July 15 5:00pm - 8:00pm

As part of the Penn Museum’s Summer Nights Concert Series, catch a performance featuring all four winners of the Philadelphia Songwriters Project’s annual songwriting contest. Pepper Mill Café Garden Bar, 3260 South St. Info: www.penn.museum. Free for children under 6, Museum members, PennCard holders, and Penn Health System employees. $10 general admission.

tempest

THE TEMPEST

July 15 6:30pm

The Commonwealth Classic Theatre Co. presents William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” Attendees will enjoy the outdoor performance at the Azalea Meadow at the Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave. Info: www.morrisarboretum.com. Free with regular garden admission.

food

DINING DAYS

July 16 (All day) - July 26 (All day)

University City Dining Days will return this year. Now in the program’s 11th year, Dining Days offer the “3 courses, 3 prices” promotion at some of University City’s most popular dining destinations. Participating restaurants offer fixed-price, three-course dinner specials for $15, $25, or $35. Info: www.universitycity.org.

courtly treasures

COURTLY TREASURES

July 18 (All day) - November 8 (All day)

The Arthur Ross Gallery will showcase artwork from the collection of Thomas W. Evans. As the American-born dentist who served the French court of Napoleon III, Evans assembled a top collection of paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts. This exhibition offers an exclusive look at highlights from the Evans Collection for the first time in more than 30 years. The Arthur Ross Gallery, at 220 S. 34th St., is free and open to the public. Its hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. It is closed Mondays and some holidays. Info: www.arthurrossgallery.org.

moolchan

CARIBBEAN TUNES

July 22 11:00am - 12:00pm

Steel band musical arranger and native Trinidadian Jeffery “JR” Moolchan performs a medley of Caribbean music for children ages 5 to 13 and their families at the Pepper Mill Café at the Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: www.penn.museum. Free with Museum admission.

siraj

FARAH SIRAJ

July 22 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Named Jordan’s “musical ambassadress,” Farah Siraj balances a career that spans the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Siraj will perform her original compositions, fusing influences of Middle Eastern music, flamenco, jazz, bossa, and pop, with lyrics in Arabic, Spanish, and English. Pepper Mill Café Garden Bar at the Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: www.penn.museum. Free for children under 6, Museum members, PennCard holders, and Penn Health System employees. $10 general admission.

accidentals

THE ACCIDENTALS

July 28 8:00pm

Multi-instrumentalists and singer-songwriters Katie Larson and Savannah Buist of The Accidentals, an indie folk band, will perform at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Doors open at 7 p.m. Info: philly.worldcafelive.com. $12.

THE WINTER'S TALE

July 29 7:00pm - August 2 7:00pm

Shakespeare in Clark Park celebrates its 10th Anniversary with The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare’s tragicomedy of family and forgiveness. The Winter’s Tale premieres on July 29 and runs through August 2. All performances are free and are at 7 p.m. in “the Bowl” of Clark Park, located near the intersection of Chester Avenue and 43rd Street. The rain location is the Mandell Theater of Drexel University located at the corner of 33rd and Chestnut streets. For more information, please visit shakespeareinclarkpark.org.

DAMN THE TORPEDOES

August 15 8:00pm

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band Damn the Torpedoes will perform at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. The band’s members play the extensive Tom Petty catalog while sounding, acting, and looking very similar to the real thing. Doors open at 7 p.m. Info: philly.worldcafelive.com. $15.

todd

TODD RUNDGREN

August 19 8:00pm

As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist, and, most recently, interactive artist, Todd Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music. The Philadelphia native will perform at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: philly.worldcafelive.com. $37-$39.

NSO

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

August 21 (All day) - August 25 (All day)

New students and their parents will attend orientation on Penn’s main campus, exposing them to a series of activities to aid a successful transition from high school to the University. Fall classes begin Aug. 26. Info: www.upenn.edu/nso.