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CITY LIGHTS

September 13 7:00pm

International House Philadelphia screens “City Lights,” a classic film by Charlie Chaplin about a lovable vagrant who falls for a young blind woman who mistakes him for a millionaire. IHP, 3701 Chestnut St. Info: 215-387-5125 or www.ihousephilly.org. $9 general admission, $7 students and seniors.

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. 

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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. 

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"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.

TOOZE TIME

February 1 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Adam Tooze, a professor of history at Yale University, discusses “The Global Deflation of 1920-1921 and Interwar Reconstruction” for the Penn Economic History Forum. College Hall, Levy Park, Room 209. Info: Contact Walter Licht at 215-898-5097 or email wlicht@sas.upenn.edu.

MEN'S BASKETBALL

MEN’S BASKETBALL

February 1 7:00pm

Penn vs. Columbia. The Palestra, 223 South 33rd St. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

Chimera

JENNIFER VS. JENNIFER

February 1 7:30pm

Jennifer Samuels has just discovered that she is her own twin. This stirring solo show, created by Suli Holum and Deborah Stein, delves into modern science with wit and beguiling characterization. “Chimera” is an exploration of the phenomenon of containing two different sets of DNA within one body. Harold Prince Theatre, 3680 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-3910 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $30, $45. Additional performances on Feb. 2.