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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

WOMEN’S SOCCER

October 6 7:00pm

Penn vs. Loyola. Rhodes Field. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

ALUMINUM DREAMS

October 8 6:00pm - 7:00pm

The Penn Bookstore welcomes Mimi Sheller as she discusses her newest book, “Aluminum Dreams: The Making of Light Modernity.” She describes how the materiality and meaning of aluminum transformed modern life and continues to shape the world today. Penn Bookstore. Info: 215-898-7595 or www.upenn.bncollege.com.

FIELD HOCKEY

October 9 4:00pm

Penn vs. Monmouth. 4 p.m. at Ellen Vagelos Field. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

PATH REDEFINED

October 9 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Lauren Maillian Bias discusses her newest book, “The Path Redefined: Getting to the Top on Your Own Terms.”  Penn Bookstore. Info: 215-898-7595 or www.upenn.bncollege.com.

VOLLEYBALL

October 10 7:00pm

Penn vs. Yale. The Palestra. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

SAFETY FAIR

October 30 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join Public Safety and the Office of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety (EHRS) for the Dare to Be Aware Safety Fair. Representatives from around Penn will present to answer questions about office ergonomics, personal safety, gender inequity, recycling, proper PPE, laboratory waste, rDNA registrations, training compliance, animal protocols, dangerous goods shipments, export controls, and more.  In the weeks leading up to the Safety Fair, EHRS will host two contests. 

EHRS is calling for employees to submit a short three-minute or less video creatively presenting how safety is practiced in your lab. Submissions must be uploaded to YouTube no later than Monday, Oct. 20.  Submission form and photograph authorization and release waiver should be emailed to ehrs@ehrs.upenn.edu. Submissions will then be linked to the EHRS at Penn Facebook page where the Penn community can vote on the best video from October 20-27.

EHRS is also announcing a lab coat decorating contest. To enter, decorate a lab coat, wear it, and submit a photo to EHRS at ehrs@ehrs.upenn.edu. A gift card will be presented to the creator of the winning coat. All entries must be received by Oct. 30.

Vernon and Shirley Hill Pavilion Lobby, 380 S. University Ave. Info: www.ehrs.upenn.edu/safetyfair.

ART HISTORY MATTERS

November 1 10:00am - 12:00pm

A panel of Penn alumni, faculty, and friends will lead an interactive discussion around compelling questions such as: How can art history help us navigate our image-rich culture? Is art collecting more than an investment strategy? How many art historians does it take to change the world? Rose Recital Hall, Room 419, Fisher-Bennett Hall, 3340 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-2358 or esaylor@sas.upenn.edu.

Sam Zell

A CONVERSATION WITH SAM ZELL

November 3 6:30pm - 7:30pm

The Wharton School’s Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center hosts “Opportunities & Risks in Global Real Estate Investing: A Conversation with Sam Zell,” a lecture by noted international real estate investor and owner, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut St.,
 Ambani Auditorium (G06). Info: Contact Yezta Johnson Wiggins at 215-898-0930 or yezta@wharton.upenn.edu.

Ice Rink

THANKSGIVING SKATE

November 29 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Penn Ice Rink offers free admission with a nonperishable food donation. Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-1923 or www.upenn.edu/icerink.

Ice Rink

HOLIDAY SKATE

December 14 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Penn Ice Rink offers free admission with a Toys for Tots donation. Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-1923 or www.upenn.edu/icerink.

Ice Rink

HOLIDAY SKATE

December 21 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Penn Ice Rink offers free admission with a Toys for Tots donation. Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-1923 or www.upenn.edu/icerink.