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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. 

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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.

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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

SHARED VISION

September 18 5:30pm

The Dolce Suono Ensemble presents a concert in conjunction with the Arthur Ross Gallery’s “Shared Vision: The Myron A. and Anne Jaffe Portenar Collection.” The program, curated by Dolce Suono Artistic Director Mimi Stillman, draws on the Modernist and Latin American works in the collection for its musical inspiration. Arthur Ross Gallery. Info: 215-898-2083 or www.upenn.edu/ARG.

BLACK POWER TV

September 18 7:00pm

Join “Black Power TV” author and media scholar Devorah Heitner for a screening and discussion of segments from Black public affairs shows from around the country during the 1960s and ‘70s, including Philadelphia’s “Visions.” Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center. Info: Registration is required. 215-898-3900 or www.annenbergcenter.org.

MEN’S SOCCER

September 18 7:00pm

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

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. 

CALL TO ACTION

September 19 12:00pm - 1:30pm

CEO and President of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Risa Lavizzo-Mourey has more than 30 years of experience as a medical practitioner, policymaker, professor, and nonprofit executive. She combines the scientific and ethical values she learned as a doctor with an enduring conviction that meaningful philanthropy must achieve lasting social change. Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce St. Info: www.yearofhealth.org.

VISUALIZING DATA

September 19 12:30pm

Join the Penn Institute for Urban Research for the first MUSA lunch session of the 2014-2015 academic year. Daniel McGlone, GIS analyst at Azavea, will discuss his work with the Philadelphia-based spatial analysis and software development firm. Penn IUR Conference Room, Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th St. Info: Registration is required. www.penniur.upenn.edu.

VOLLEYBALL

September 19 7:00pm

Penn vs. Villanova. 7 p.m. at The Palestra, 215 S. 33rd St. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

CULTURE CONNECTION

September 20 11:00am - 3:00pm

Listen, watch, and discover highlights of Arab culture while strolling through the Morris Arboretum’s gardens. The program will include music by the Takht Ensemble, demonstrations, hands-on activities in traditional Arabic art, and tours highlighting trees in the Arboretum’s collection that originate from Arab countries. Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave. Info: 215-247-5777 or www.morrisarboretum.org.

VOLLEYBALL

September 20 1:00pm

Penn vs. La Salle. The Palestra. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

Ice Rink

PENN DAY SKATE

September 20 5:30pm - 7:00pm

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

FOOTPRINTS OF PEACE

September 21 11:00am - 4:00pm

he Penn Museum joins Philadelphia’s observance of International Peace Day with a community-wide poetry celebration featuring poets and artists including peace activist Sonia Sanchez, poet laureate emeritus of Philadelphia. Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum.

BLOOD DRIVE

September 22 9:00am - 3:00pm

Student Nurses at Penn hosts its annual blood drive for the American Red Cross. Claire M. Fagin Hall, 418 Curie Blvd. Info: www.nursing.upenn.edu or whitc@nursing.upenn.edu.

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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. 

SEEKING JUSTICE

September 24 11:55am

Listen to Emily Owens’ 60-Second Lecture, “The Revolution Will Be Evidence-Based: The Promising Future of American Criminal Justice.” Stiteler Plaza, 37th Street and Locust Walk. Info: www.sas.upenn.edu/60-second-lecture.

E-SHOPPING CART

September 24 6:00pm - 7:00pm

The Penn Bookstore welcomes professor David Bell to read and sign copies of his newest book, “Location is (Still) Everything: The Surprising Influence of the Real World on How We Search, Shop, and Sell in the Virtual One,” an in-depth look at online commerce and retailing through his years of research, investing, and advising. Penn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-7595 or www.upenn.bncollege.com.

GENTLE YOGA

September 25 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join Penn Rec for a Gentle Yoga session and explore the natural movements of the spine with slow and fluid moving bends and soft twists. Participants will flow into modified sun salutations that loosen tightened muscles and joints of the lower back, neck, shoulders, and wrists. Pottruck Health and Fitness Center. Registration is required. Info: www.hr.upenn.edu. 

MEN’S TENNIS

September 26 (All day)

Penn Invitational. Hamlin Tennis Courts, 199 S. 31 St. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

VOLLEYBALL

September 26 7:00pm

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

FIELD HOCKEY

September 27 12:00pm

Penn vs. Harvard. Ellen Vagelos Field. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

SANDS OF EGYPT

September 27 3:30pm

Donald P. Ryan, of the Division of Humanities at Pacific Lutheran University, shares a few of the surprises he has uncovered while investigating some of the lesser-known tombs in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, including the rediscovery of a tomb in which the recently identified mummy of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut was found. Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. $10 general admission, $7 PennCard holders, $5 students.

FOOTBALL

September 27 7:00pm

Penn vs. Villanova. 3 p.m. at Franklin Field. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

September 27 7:00pm

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

VOLLEYBALL

September 28 1:00pm

Penn vs. Dayton. 1 p.m. at The Palestra. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

JEWISH MARRIAGES

September 30 5:30pm

The Penn Law Gruss Lecture in Talmudic Law presents Shahar Lifshitz, dean of faculty of law at Bar-Ilan University, to discuss “The Struggle over Jewish Marriage and Divorce Law.” Bernard Segal Moot Court Room, Penn Law. Info: 215-898-7483 or www.law.upenn.edu.

URBAN APPETITES

September 30 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Building on Penn IUR’s 2013 conference, “Feeding Cities,” practitioners and scholars explore emerging trends and innovations in urban food security in “Sustainable, Equitable Urban Food Systems.” Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall. Info: Registration is required. www.penniur.upenn.edu.

SPEAKING GREEK

September 30 6:15pm

Yannis Galanakis, a lecturer in Greek prehistory at the University of Cambridge, explores how the commodification of 19th-century Europe became inextricably interwoven with power politics, and gave rise to different collecting attitudes and debates. Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum.

MEN’S SOCCER

September 30 7:00pm

Penn vs. Saint Joseph’s. Rhodes Field. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

FIT AND FEARLESS

October 1 5:30pm

In this Q&A session, learn about Shaun T’s resiliency that led to a fitness empire. 5:30 p.m. at Irvine Auditorium. Info: www.yearofhealth.org.

WONDERS OF EGYPT

October 1 6:00pm

David Silverman, curator-in-charge of the Penn Museum’s Egyptian Section, presents the opening of the Great Wonders Lecture Series, which will focus on the most recognized of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Giza’s pyramids and Sphinx. Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. $5 advanced registration, $10 at the door.

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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.