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KING LEAR

September 24 (All day) - September 27 (All day)

The Annenberg Center for Performing Arts welcomes Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Company with their production of “King Lear.” Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare’s Globe is a unique, London-based international resource dedicated to the exploration of the Bard of Avon’s work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of performance and education. Opening night takes place on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Zellerbach Theatre. Registration is required. Tickets range from $20 to $55. Performances run through Saturday, Sept. 27. Penn faculty, staff, students, alumni, and parents can get tickets for half-price on opening night. 215-898-3900 or www.annenbergcenter.org. 

Burn the Diaries

BURN THE DIARIES

September 19 (All day) - December 28 (All day)

The Institute of Contemporary Art presents “Moyra Davey: Burn the Diaries,” a new body of work by Davey based on the artist’s recent reading of Jean Genet. Moving between photography, writing, and film, Davey’s highly personal and methodical work draws deeply on the form of the essay. A public reception takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at ICA, 118 S. 36th St. The exhibit runs through Dec. 28. Info: www.icaphila.org. 

World Cafe

HAPPY 10TH!

October 1 7:00pm

Celebrate World Cafe Live’s 10th anniversary with performances by indie-blues artist Valerie June and folk musician Sean Hayes. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.philly.worldcafe live.com. $10.

Ice Rink

PENN DAY SKATE

October 4 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Penn Ice Rink offers free admissions to faculty and staff with a Penn ID for Penn Day. Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-1923 or www.upenn.edu/icerink.

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Event Listings

Burn the Diaries

BURN THE DIARIES

September 19 (All day) - December 28 (All day)

The Institute of Contemporary Art presents “Moyra Davey: Burn the Diaries,” a new body of work by Davey based on the artist’s recent reading of Jean Genet. Moving between photography, writing, and film, Davey’s highly personal and methodical work draws deeply on the form of the essay. A public reception takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at ICA, 118 S. 36th St. The exhibit runs through Dec. 28. Info: www.icaphila.org. 

CULTURE CONNECTION

September 20 11:00am - 3:00pm

Listen, watch, and discover highlights of Arab culture while strolling through the Morris Arboretum’s gardens. The program will include music by the Takht Ensemble, demonstrations, hands-on activities in traditional Arabic art, and tours highlighting trees in the Arboretum’s collection that originate from Arab countries. Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave. Info: 215-247-5777 or www.morrisarboretum.org.

VOLLEYBALL

September 20 1:00pm

Penn vs. La Salle. The Palestra. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

Ice Rink

PENN DAY SKATE

September 20 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Penn Ice Rink offers free admissions to students with a Penn ID for Penn Day. Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-1923 or www.upenn.edu/icerink.

FOOTPRINTS OF PEACE

September 21 11:00am - 4:00pm

he Penn Museum joins Philadelphia’s observance of International Peace Day with a community-wide poetry celebration featuring poets and artists including peace activist Sonia Sanchez, poet laureate emeritus of Philadelphia. Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum.

BLOOD DRIVE

September 22 9:00am - 3:00pm

Student Nurses at Penn hosts its annual blood drive for the American Red Cross. Claire M. Fagin Hall, 418 Curie Blvd. Info: www.nursing.upenn.edu or whitc@nursing.upenn.edu.

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KING LEAR

September 24 (All day) - September 27 (All day)

The Annenberg Center for Performing Arts welcomes Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Company with their production of “King Lear.” Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare’s Globe is a unique, London-based international resource dedicated to the exploration of the Bard of Avon’s work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of performance and education. Opening night takes place on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Zellerbach Theatre. Registration is required. Tickets range from $20 to $55. Performances run through Saturday, Sept. 27. Penn faculty, staff, students, alumni, and parents can get tickets for half-price on opening night. 215-898-3900 or www.annenbergcenter.org. 

SEEKING JUSTICE

September 24 11:55am

Listen to Emily Owens’ 60-Second Lecture, “The Revolution Will Be Evidence-Based: The Promising Future of American Criminal Justice.” Stiteler Plaza, 37th Street and Locust Walk. Info: www.sas.upenn.edu/60-second-lecture.

LABOR ISSUES

September 24 12:30pm - 2:00pm

The School of Social Policy & Practice hosts Paul Ahn and JoAnn Lum of the National Mobilization Against Sweatships to discuss "The Precarious U.S. Labor Force: Why Unpaid Interns, White Collar Workers, Factory Workers, and Family Caregivers are Organizing Together." Van Pelt Library, 3420 Walnut St., Room 302 (3rd floor). Info: www.sp2.upenn.edu.

E-SHOPPING CART

September 24 6:00pm - 7:00pm

The Penn Bookstore welcomes professor David Bell to read and sign copies of his newest book, “Location is (Still) Everything: The Surprising Influence of the Real World on How We Search, Shop, and Sell in the Virtual One,” an in-depth look at online commerce and retailing through his years of research, investing, and advising. Penn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-7595 or www.upenn.bncollege.com.

GENTLE YOGA

September 25 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join Penn Rec for a Gentle Yoga session and explore the natural movements of the spine with slow and fluid moving bends and soft twists. Participants will flow into modified sun salutations that loosen tightened muscles and joints of the lower back, neck, shoulders, and wrists. Pottruck Health and Fitness Center. Registration is required. Info: www.hr.upenn.edu. 

MEN’S TENNIS

September 26 (All day)

Penn Invitational. Hamlin Tennis Courts, 199 S. 31 St. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

VOLLEYBALL

September 26 7:00pm

Penn vs. Princeton. The Palestra. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

FIELD HOCKEY

September 27 12:00pm

Penn vs. Harvard. Ellen Vagelos Field. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

SANDS OF EGYPT

September 27 3:30pm

Donald P. Ryan, of the Division of Humanities at Pacific Lutheran University, shares a few of the surprises he has uncovered while investigating some of the lesser-known tombs in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, including the rediscovery of a tomb in which the recently identified mummy of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut was found. Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. $10 general admission, $7 PennCard holders, $5 students.

FOOTBALL

September 27 7:00pm

Penn vs. Villanova. 3 p.m. at Franklin Field. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

September 27 7:00pm

Penn vs. Harvard. Rhodes Field. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

VOLLEYBALL

September 28 1:00pm

Penn vs. Dayton. 1 p.m. at The Palestra. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

JEWISH MARRIAGES

September 30 5:30pm

The Penn Law Gruss Lecture in Talmudic Law presents Shahar Lifshitz, dean of faculty of law at Bar-Ilan University, to discuss “The Struggle over Jewish Marriage and Divorce Law.” Bernard Segal Moot Court Room, Penn Law. Info: 215-898-7483 or www.law.upenn.edu.

URBAN APPETITES

September 30 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Building on Penn IUR’s 2013 conference, “Feeding Cities,” practitioners and scholars explore emerging trends and innovations in urban food security in “Sustainable, Equitable Urban Food Systems.” Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall. Info: Registration is required. www.penniur.upenn.edu.

SPEAKING GREEK

September 30 6:15pm

Yannis Galanakis, a lecturer in Greek prehistory at the University of Cambridge, explores how the commodification of 19th-century Europe became inextricably interwoven with power politics, and gave rise to different collecting attitudes and debates. Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum.

MEN’S SOCCER

September 30 7:00pm

Penn vs. Saint Joseph’s. Rhodes Field. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

Branko Milanovic

GLOBAL INEQUALITY

October 1 12:30pm - 2:00pm

The School of Social Policy & Practice hosts renowned income inequality scholar Branko Milanovic to discuss "Global Income Inequality: Recent Trends and Their Political Implications." Van Pelt Library, Class of ’55 Room (2nd floor). Info: www.sp2.upenn.edu.

FIT AND FEARLESS

October 1 5:30pm

In this Q&A session, learn about Shaun T’s resiliency that led to a fitness empire. 5:30 p.m. at Irvine Auditorium. Info: www.yearofhealth.org.

David Silverman

WONDERS OF EGYPT

October 1 6:00pm

David Silverman, curator-in-charge of the Penn Museum’s Egyptian Section, presents the opening of the Great Wonders Lecture Series, which will focus on the most recognized of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Giza’s pyramids and Sphinx. Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. $5 advanced registration, $10 at the door.

World Cafe

HAPPY 10TH!

October 1 7:00pm

Celebrate World Cafe Live’s 10th anniversary with performances by indie-blues artist Valerie June and folk musician Sean Hayes. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.philly.worldcafe live.com. $10.

WORKING FLEXIBLY

October 2 12:00pm - 1:00pm

HR hosts “Build Your Confidence to Request a Flexible Work Arrangement,” where panelists will discuss typical ways of working flexibly at Penn and how to create a successful arrangement proposed with confidence. Golkin Room, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St. Info: Registration is required. www.hr.upenn.edu.

BROKEN CHAINS

October 2 12:30pm

Margaret Bruchac (Abenaki), an assistant professor of anthropology at Penn, combines archival research on wampum with indigenous consultation to recover coherent understandings of colonial events and indigenous objects. Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum.

COLLECTING PRINTS

October 2 6:00pm

Molly Steiger, vice president and specialist for prints at Sotheby’s, New York, discusses “The Art of Collecting 20th Century Prints.” Arthur Ross Gallery. Info: 215-898-2083 or www.upenn.edu/ARG.

NIXON’S SECRETS

October 2 6:00pm - 7:00pm

American political consultant and strategist Roger Stone discusses and signs copies of his new book, “Nixon’s Secrets: The Truth about Watergate and the Pardon.” Penn Bookstore. Info: 215-898-7595 or www.upenn.bncollege.com.