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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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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.

Rodin

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.

Jason Rhoades

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.

Shemi

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.