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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.

dollar stroll

DOLLAR STROLL

June 25 5:30pm - 8:30pm

The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll, on University City’s Baltimore Avenue between 43rd and 51st streets, will showcase neighborhood businesses with $1 bargains, such as bites from signature restaurants, pet supplies, and even theater tickets. Info: www.universitycity.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.

ice cream

ICE CREAM SOCIAL

June 24 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join the Penn Alumni Club of Philadelphia and Penn Alumni Families for an evening of sweet treats at Scoop DeVille, 1315 Walnut St. Owned by alumnus Spencer Philips, C’08, Scoop DeVille is known for its name-your-own ice cream blends and toppings buffet. Info: www.alumni.upenn.edu. $7.

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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.

KING FOR A DAY

December 9 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Family Second Sunday Workshop presents “Benin Bronze.” Renowned Nigerian Benin bronzes in the African Gallery provide the artistic and cultural inspiration for this workshop. You and your family can imagine yourselves as the king or queen mother of the Benin court, and create self-portraits in the manner of a Benin bronze plaque. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: 215-898-4016 or www.penn.museum. Free with Museum admission.