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25 Hassan Hakmoun; 8 p.m.; International House. Tickets are $16, $15 for members and $14 students and seniors; info: 895-6588. (I-House).


24 An Evening With Writer-Scholar Austin Clarke and Poet-Scholar George Elliott Clarke; 6:30 p.m.; Room B-6, Vance Hall (Center for the Study of Black Literature and Culture).

24 Dr. Lisa Berzins Takes on the Diet Industry; Lisa Berzins, Vitality; 7:30 p.m.; Room B6, Stiteler Hall (Office of Health Education).

25 Virtual Nation: Tech(know)logy, Culture, and 'Colored' Citizenship at Century's End; a roundtable featuring Austin Clarke, George Elliott Clarke and Kali Tal; 4 p.m.; Room 1203, Steinberg Hall-Deitrich Hall (Center for the Study of Black Literature and Culture).

26 Public Virtue and Private Vice: Wilkes, Sexuality and Politics in Eighteenth Century Britian; Anna Clark, UNC-Charlotte; 4 p.m.; 329A, 3401 Walnut (History).

26 Mt. Everest: A View from the Top of the World, An Evening with Dan Aguilar; member of the Vail Mountain Rescue Group, Colerado; 7-8:30 p.m.; B6, Stiteler Hall; $20/free with PENNCard; registration required:call 898-4970 (CGS Special Programs).

27 Environmental Lead Poisioning: The No. 1 Priority at EPA? Thomas Spittler, U.S. EPA, retired; 12:15-1:45 p.m.; Room 1203, Steinberg Hall-Deitrich Hall (IES).

30 The Transcription Factor Lmx-1 Direscts Dorsal Muscle Pattern Formation in the Vertebrate Limb; Robert Riddle, cell and developmental biology; 2 p.m.; Physiology Dept. Conference Rm., 4th Fl. Richards Bldg (PA Muscle Institute).

30 Meteorites in the Desert: Messengers from Outer Space; John de Laeter, Curtin University of Technology; 7:30 p.m., LRSM Auditorium (Education Leadership).

31 Our Captive Gods: The God of Love and the Love of God in Christian and Hindu Tradition; Julius Lipner, Cambridge; 4:30 p.m.; Room 402, Logan Hall (Religious Studies).

31 Isotopic Astrophysics; John de Laeter, Curtin University of Technology; 3:30-5:30 p.m.; LRSM Auditorium (Education Leadership).

Japanese Arts, Musical and Martial

On March 28, the International House's Folk­life Center presents the Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble for a fusion of Japanese taiko drumming, modern sounds, and martial arts movements at I-House at 8 p.m. Tickets are $16, $15 for members, $14 students and seniors, $8 for children under 12. Phone: 895-6588

The Faculty Club:

A Centennial Invitation

On Wednesday, March 25, the Faculty Club's Board of Governors invites all members to join them for an informal evening of reminiscing and cocktails at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Distinguished Faculty Club members such as Charles Lee and Bruce Montgomery will be in attendance and a letter by Dr. Johnathan E. Rhoads, Jr. will be read.

--Elsa Ramsden, President

Free Skate Plus

Skates and skating time will be free (along with cookies and hot chocolate) at the Class of 23 Ice Rink 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, courtesy of the University City District. The occasion: UCD is introducing its Safety Ambassadors to the community. For info, call the UCD at 243-0555 or the Rink at 898-1923.

The Rest of March at the Museum

Ancient Vices: Friday, March 27, Scotch Dinner: Old Scotch, New Casks brings internationally renowned beer and Scotch whisky expert, Michael Jackson, back to Penn for an eighth year to host and comment on foods and drink served in the Museum's Lower Egyptian Gallery; $90/person or $160/couple; phone 898-4890.

The next day, at 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m., the Museum's Curator Emeritus of American Historical Archaeology, John Cotter, gives a short history of beer (From Pilgrims to Brew­pubs: Rediscovering the Heritage of East Coast Breweries). Then Michael Jackson (right) leads informal tastings in the Chinese Rotunda, with samples from 100 micro­breweries around the world ($30) and complimentary food from the Museum Catering Company; phone 898-4890.

Ancient Voices: What in the World is Ancient Israel Doing in Philadelphia? It's not a question, but an afternoon of events for the whole family Sunday, March 29, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Local groups offer Jewish and Israeli singing and dancing; there are children's arts workshops, and guided tours of the Museum's Archaeology Gallery, and a sneak preview of artifacts from an upcoming fall show, Canaan and Ancient Israel.

Return to:Almanac, University of Pennsylvania, March 24, 1998, Volume 44, Number 26