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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. 

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. 

World Cafe

HAPPY 10TH!

October 1 7:00pm

Celebrate World Cafe Live’s 10th anniversary with performances by indie-blues artist Valerie June and folk musician Sean Hayes. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.philly.worldcafe live.com. $10.

Ice Rink

PENN DAY SKATE

October 4 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Penn Ice Rink offers free admissions to faculty and staff with a Penn ID for Penn Day. Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-1923 or www.upenn.edu/icerink.

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Event Listings

White

CONTEMPORARY HEART

February 21 11:00am - July 28 6:00pm

“White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart” features the work of artists engaged with clothing, adornment, and self-presentation to highlight the inventive design, tactical implementation, or sartorial sense by which we multiply and complete our personalities. ICA. Info: 215-898-7108 or www.icaphila.org.

The Bullfighter

THE BULLFIGHTER

April 19 10:00am - July 28 12:00am

“La Tauromaquia: Carnicero, Goya, Picasso and the Bullfight” features 70 exceptional prints by Antonio Carnicero (1748-1814), Francisco Goya (1746-1828), and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). This exhibition reveals founder Arthur Ross’ passion for master prints and honors his vision for a university gallery that presents exhibitions of art and artifacts from around the world. Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 South 34th St. Info: 215-898-2083 or www.upenn.edu/ARG. Exhibit on display through July 28.

Karen Black

BY BLACK

April 30 11:00am - July 28 6:00pm

“Karla Black” showcases the work by an artist who constructs large-scale, site-specific sculptures using amorphous yet everyday materials—from dirt, chalk, and dough, to the powders, sprays, and gooey substances we use to coat our bodies. ICA. Info: 215-898-7108 or www.icaphila.org. Exhibit on display through July 28.

She May

TO EACH HER OWN

April 30 11:00am - July 28 6:00pm

“Each One As She May: Ligon, Reich, and De Keersmaeker” features the work of conceptual artist Glenn Ligon, musician Steve Reich, and dancer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. The exhibition was organized by Penn students in the Spiegel Contemporary Art Freshman Seminar, and is a collaboration between the ICA and Penn’s Department of the History of Art. ICA. Info: 215-898-7108 or www.icaphila.org. Exhibit on display through July 28.

Jack Booth

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD

June 6 7:30am - June 29 5:00pm

“Light and Landscape: Photographs by Jack Booth” features work by a landscape photographer interested in capturing the majesty of the natural world. From the rugged coastline of northern California to the wilderness of Yellowstone and cityscapes in the United States and Europe, Booth concentrates on finding the extraordinary in the everyday. Burrison Gallery in the University Club at Penn, 3611 Walnut St., 2nd floor. Info: Email universityclub@pobox.upenn.edu.

Black Bodies

RALLY ‘ROUND THE FLAG

June 6 10:00am - March 2 5:00pm

“Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster” presents 33 posters aimed at mobilizing people of color in war efforts, even as they faced oppression at home. Tukufu Zuberi, the Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations at Penn, curates the exhibition, which features posters from his private collection. Penn Museum, 3260 South St., Merle-Smith Galleries, 1st Floor. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. Free with Museum admission.

Saul Williams

SAUL WILLIAMS

June 12 8:00pm

Actor, poet, author, and musician Saul Williams burst onto the scene with his portray of Ray Joshua in Marc Levin’s flick “Slam,” which won the Grand Jury Prize for Dramatic Film at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. A graduate of Morehouse College and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, he has released six albums of poetry/alternative hip-hop, the most recent of which was 2011’s “Volcanic Sunlight.” Musically, Williams has collaborated with the likes of industrial rockers Nine Inch Nails, hip-hop legend Nas, and songstress Janelle Monáe. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.worldcafelive.com. $25.