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KING MIDAS

February 13 (All day) - November 27 (All day)

King Midas is remembered in Greek mythology for his golden touch—everything he laid his hands on turned to gold. Learn about the powerful ruler of the Phrygian kingdom, what is now central Turkey, through the new Penn Museum exhibition “The Golden Age of King Midas.” The Museum, at 3260 South St., is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free for Penn faculty, staff, and students with a PennCard. For more information, call 215-898-4000 or visit www.penn.museum.

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SISTER HAZEL

February 16 8:00pm

The band will bring its alternative rock music to World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Show starts at 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. Info: 215-222-1400 or philly.worldcafelive.com. $20-$32.

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AN EFFECTIVE APOLOGY

February 17 12:00pm - 1:00pm

For Penn Alumni’s online Live Faculty Lecture Series, Wharton professor Maurice Schweitzer, co-author of “Friend & Foe,” will discuss the power of an effective apology and analyze recent examples of corporate apologies. This live, interactive webinar offers Penn alumni an opportunity to engage in dialogue, ask in-depth questions, and explore points of interest with a Penn professor without leaving their homes or offices. Info: www.alumni.upenn.edu.

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DOROTHY ROBERTS

February 17 5:00pm - 6:30pm

The Penn Integrates Knowledge professor will discuss “What’s So Dangerous About Black Women’s Sexuality?” at the Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Roberts’ talk is the first of two lectures on black women’s sexuality as part of the Penn Humanities Forum on Sex. Info: 215-898-8220 or www.phf.upenn.edu.

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Event Listings

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.

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EXPERIENCING RODIN

September 12 10:00am - December 22 5:00pm

View “Auguste Rodin: The Human Experience.” Rodin, called the forefather of modern sculpture, is known for his impressionistic modeling, sensuality, and modernist approach to sculpting the human body. Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 S. 34th St. Info: 215-898-2083 or www.upenn.edu/arg. The exhibit runs through Dec. 22.

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JASON RHOADES, FOUR ROADS

September 18 11:00am - December 29 8:00pm

“Jason Rhoades, Four Roads” will be the first major American museum exhibition of the work of this exceptional artist who died in 2006 at the age of 41. The exhibit occupies the entire Institute of Contemporary Art, with four installations to be navigated by four interpretive paths or roads: Jason Rhoades, American Artist; Jason the Mason (a biographical thread named for a childhood nickname); Systems (language, scale, indexing, economies), and Taboo. ICA, 118 S. 36th St. Info: www.icaphila.org. The exhibit runs through Dec. 29.

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WRITER/DIRECTOR

October 21 5:00pm

The Jewish Studies Program sponsors a lecture by award-winning Israeli filmmaker Shemi Zarhin, whose films include “The World Is Funny,” “Aviva, My Love” and “Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi." McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 3355 Woodland Walk (corner of Walnut and 34th streets),  Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room. Info: Contact Christine Walsh at 215-898-6654 or email chwalsh@sas.upenn.edu.  

DOG DIAGNOSES

October 21 6:00pm

In Science Café’s “Hunting with the Hounds: How Dogs Lead the Way in the Search for Effective Cancer Therapies,” Penn Vet’s Nicola Mason will discuss her research using cancer vaccines to treat lymphoma and osteosarcoma in dogs. World Cafe Live Upstairs, 3025 Walnut St. Happy hour runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Registration is required. Info: 215-898- 8721 or email Gina Bryan at bryangm@upenn.edu.