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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.

food chains

FOOD CHAINS

May 12 7:00pm

International House screens “Food Chains,” an exposé on the injustice embedded in America’s agriculture and food production. IHP, 3701 Chestnut St. Info: 215-387-5125 or www.ihousephilly.org. $10 general public, $7 students/seniors, $5 Scribe and IHP members.

Christopher McDougall

NATURAL BORN HEROES

April 23 6:00pm

Christopher McDougall, bestselling author of “Born to Run” and a running advocate with a passion for exploring the limits of human potential, offers up a cabaret-style program to celebrate his book, “Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance.” Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum.

emily west

EMILY WEST

April 21 8:00pm

From the mixture of curiosity, compulsivity, and emptiness of one-night stands to the fantasizing of Hollywood love, singer Emily West performs her detailed and emotionally rich music. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: RSVPs are encouraged. 215-898-8721 or www.philly.worldcafelive.com. $20-$25.

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Event Listings

Maya

HERE COME THE LORDS

May 5 10:00am - January 13 5:00pm

“MAYA 2012: Lords of Time” leads visitors on a journey through the Maya’s time-ordered universe, expressed through their intricate calendar systems and the power wielded by their divine kings. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. Students: $16.50; children 6-12: $16.50; military (w/ID): $18.50; seniors (65+): $18.50; adults: $22.50. Exhibit on display through Jan. 13, 2013.

"Resolved" exhibit

LET THERE BE LIGHT

August 27 9:00am - February 24 5:00pm

Type “God” into Google and you’ll get nearly 2 billion search results. God even has His (or Her) own (unverified) Twitter feed. But despite the sophisticated arguments postulated by believers and non-believers, God’s existence remains in dispute. For Penn’s 2012-13 “Year of Proof,” the Rare Book & Manuscript Library presents “Resolved? God Does Not Exist,” a small exhibition selected from the Library’s primary source collections that shows examples of individual works that attempt to prove or disprove the existence of God. The exhibit, which runs through Feb. 24, 2013, is on display on the first floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 3420 Walnut St, next to the Information Desk. For more information, call 215-898-7088 or email rbml@pobox.upenn.edu.

Lesley Hass "Paper" exhibit

PAPER TRAIL

September 4 9:00am - February 15 5:00pm

The Rare Book & Manuscript Library presents a show from Philadelphia native Lesley Haas, “Paper: A Deckled Edge.” The signature of Haas’ work is the use of natural fibers and pigments from various parts of the world, which blend the characteristics of the fibers with different elements of style. Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 1st floor, 3420 Walnut St. Info: http://www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/. The exhibit is on display through Feb. 15, 2013.

Jeremy Diller

PENN & DELLER

September 19 6:30pm - December 30 5:00pm

Attend the opening night of “Jeremy Deller: Joy in People,” the first mid-career survey of this unpredictable and vibrant artist. The exhibit features almost all of Deller’s major works to date, including installations, photographs, videos, performance works, and sound pieces. Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th St. Info: 215-898-7108 or www.icaphila.org. The exhibit is on display through Dec. 30.

9 Perspectives

PENN PICS

November 9 10:00am - January 27 5:00pm

“9 Perspectives on a Photography Collection” mines the extensive photography holdings in Penn’s art collection. Gabriel Martinez, senior lecturer in PennDesign, is guest curator. Since September 2011, he and collections manager Heather Gibson have surveyed and documented every photograph in the University collection. Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 South 34th St. Info: 215-898-2083 or www.upenn.edu/ARG. Exhibit on display through Jan. 27, 2013.

HIV PREVENTION

November 16 12:00pm - 1:30pm

William H. Dow, a professor of health economics at the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health, discusses “Evaluating Conditional Cash Transfers to Prevent HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in Tanzania: 1-Year Post-Intervention Follow-Up” for a LDI Research Seminar. Colonial Penn Center Auditorium, 3641 Locust Walk. Info: 215-898-5611 or www.ldi.upenn.edu. Registration is required.

DANGERS OF AUSTERITY

November 16 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Mark Blyth, a professor of international political economy at Brown University, discusses “The Political Theory of Austerity: History of a Dangerous Idea” for the Penn Social Science & Policy Forum. College Hall, Levy Park, Room 205. Info: 215-573-4881 or email penn-sspf@sas.upenn.edu.

Spellbound

S-P-E-L-L-B-O-U-N-D

November 16 8:00pm

Dance Celebration continues its 30-year tradition of presenting the next great dance company with the North American debut of Spellbound Dance Company. Boasting a striking and unmistakably exquisite style, this Italian company exudes an intoxicating combination of class, grace, technique, and physical beauty. Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-3910 or www.pennpresents.org. $35, $45, $55. Additional performance on Nov. 17.