New students and their parents will attend orientation on Penn’s main campus, exposing them to a series of activities to aid a successful transition from high school to the University. Fall classes begin Aug. 26. Info: www.upenn.edu/nso.
“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.
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, 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.
Penn Human Resources provides a step-by-step guide to the process of preparing for an important job interview. Come prepared to ask questions at this talk, a part of the Career Focus Brown Bag series.The Science Center, 3626 Market St. Info: Registration is required at www.hr.upenn.edu.
Prepare for holiday shopping in this special two-day showcase of crafts made by dozens of local artisans and area merchants. The shopping event is presented by VIX Emporium. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: 215-898-2680 or www.penn.museum.
Penn vs. Brown. The Palestra, 215 S. 33rd St. Info: www.pennathletics.com.
With the success of the band’s new single “Release,” Sister Hazel performs at World Cafe Live. “Release” has topped even the band’s platinum release, “Somewhere More Familiar,” and they have kept the momentum going with “Heartland Highway,” marking the band’s quickest album-to-album turnaround in their 15-plus-year career. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.philly.worldcafelive.com. $20-$33.