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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.

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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.

"From War to Home"

FROM WAR TO HOME

February 11 (All day) - March 28 (All day)

The exhibit, “From War to Home: Through the Veteran’s Lens,” showcases the images and words of 40 veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The show, funded by the Veterans Administration, provides a window into the impact of military service on health and the stress of making the transition back to civilian life. The exhibit runs through March 28. School of Nursing, Claire M. Fagin Hall, 418 Curie Blvd. Info: www.nursing.upenn.edu.

MOB WRITER

February 13 12:00pm

George Anastasia, a former crime reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, discusses “The Future of Crime Writing.” Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk. Info: 215-746-POEM or email wh@writing.upenn.edu.

HALF BAKED

February 13 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Sonya Dal Cin, an assistant professor of communication studies at the University of Michigan, discusses “Movie Messages: Substance Use Imagery in Movies and Adolescent Health” for the Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research Speaker Series. Annenberg School for Communication, 3620 Walnut St. Info: RSVP to Heather Forquer at 215-746-3401.

PLEASE DON’T STOP THE MUSIC

February 13 8:00pm

Penn Contemporary Music plays at Fisher-Bennett Hall, 3340 Walnut St., Rose Recital Hall. Info: 215-898-7544 or www.sas.upenn.edu/music.