5 events worth checking out in Philadelphia this week

From a climate change symposium to an author discussion, there's plenty to enjoy in Philadelphia this week. Read on for a rundown of ideas for how to fill your calendar.

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2019 Global Shifts Colloquium: A Changing Climate, A Changing World

Check out a seminar discussing climate change policy Tuesday night. Each session will focus on city, state, national or global policy aimed at mitigating the effects of the environmental crisis. Guests can register for each session they plan to attend.

When: Tuesday, April 16, 9 a.m.-5:45 p.m.
Where: Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk
Admission: Free

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Zama Screening and Conversation with Natalia Brizuela

Check out a screening of the 2017 Latin American film "Zama" Tuesday night. Directed by Lucrecia Martel, the 18th century-set film is a satire on colonialism. "Zama" has won awards at screenings like the Havana Film Festival and the Rotterdam International Film Festival. The film will be followed by a discussion with Latin American film scholar Natalia Brizuela. 

When: Tuesday, April 16, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Lightbox Film Center, 3701 Chestnut St.
Admission: Free

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Author Lecture: Jonathan Metzl

Physician and sociologist Jonathan M. Metzl will discuss his new book "Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America's Heartland." Metzl will discuss issues like how the repeal of gun laws and the hindrance of the Affordable Care Act contributed to unhealthier populations.

When: Thursday, April 18, noon-1 p.m.
Where: Eakins Lounge, Jefferson Alumni Hall, 1020 Locust St.
Admission: Free

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Artist Talk: Amplifying Civic Power in North Philadelphia

Check out an art installation highlighting the revitalization of a local basketball court Thursday night. Artists Scott  Ziegler, Jordan McCree and Michael McDermott will present the songs created for the exhibit and discuss interviews with community members. The Hartranft Community Basketball Courts were restored in 2018 by the Philadelphia Sixers and the City of Philadelphia.

When: Thursday, April 18, 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: The Philadelphia Foundation, 1835 Market St., Suite 2410
Admission: Free

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Author Sarah Blake in Conversation with Madeline Miller

Join author Sarah Blake and classics scholar Madeline Miller to discuss Blake's novel "Naaham," which focuses on a lesser known heroine in the bible, Noah's wife. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. You must purchase a book to join the book signing line.

When: Friday, April 19, 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Shakespeare & Co., 1632 Walnut St.
Admission: Free

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