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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

"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.

THE EYES HAVE IT

February 5 6:30pm - February 6 7:30pm

Mary Utter, DACVO, presents the talk, "Eye Cancer in horses - What it looks like and what you can do about it." This is part of a series of free monthly talks for horse owners and enthusiasts presented by Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine. New Bolton Center, 382 West Street Rd., Woerner Auditorium, Kennett Square, Pa. There is limited seating; RSVP to Barbara Belt at 610-925-6500 or beltb@vet.upenn.edu. Info: http://www.vet.upenn.edu/FirstTuesdays.

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TWO WORLDS

February 6 5:30pm

Penn Professor of History and Pulitzer Prize winning author Steve Hahn discusses his book, "The Political Worlds of Slavery and Freedom." Penn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-7595 or www.upenn.edu/bookstore.

DEATH BECOMES HER

February 6 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Jennifer Wegner, associate curator in the Egyptian Section at the Penn Museum, discusses “From Actium to an Asp: The Beginning of the End for Cleopatra the Great” for the “Great Battles: Moments in Time that Changed History” lecture series. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. Admission with advance registration: $5 general public; $2 Museum members; $10 at the door based on availability.

MOVE THE CROWD

February 6 8:00pm

Spoken Soul 215 is a spoken word artist collective dedicated to promoting open mic events throughout the Philadelphia region. The collective hosts The Harvest every month, where poets, vocalists, lyricists, MCs, and musicians share their gifts. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.worldcafelive.com. $9, $11.