Events are free unless otherwise indicated.

Lectures & literature

National Constitution Center.

Welcomes Evan Thomas, Newsweek assistant managing editor and bestselling historian, "The War Lovers." Tue. 6:30 p.m. Free, reservations required. (Kirby Auditorium), Independence Mall, 525 Arch St., 215-490-6600.


J. Lewis Crozer Library.

1st Local Author Expo with author Sheilah Vance, "Chasing the 400" and "Land Mines." 620 Engle St, Chester; 610-494-3454. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat.

Free Library of Philadelphia, Central Libary. (Montgomery Auditorium), 1901 Vine St; 215-567-4341. John Waters, "Role Models," "Shock Value" and "Crackpot." $14 general, $7 students. 7:30 p.m. Tue. Ayaan Hirsi Ali, "Infidel" and "Nomad." $14 general, $7 students. 7:30 p.m. Thu.

Barnes & Noble. 1805 Walnut St.; 215-665-0716. Joseph Glantz "Philadelphia Originals." Free. 6 p.m. Tue. David Danelo, "The Border: Exploring the U.S.-Mexican Divide." Free. 6 p.m. Thu.


Bryn Mawr Film Institute.

824 W. Lancaster Ave; 610-527-4008.


. "Oklahoma!" (1955), 145 min. Wed. 7:30 p.m. General admission $9.50, seniors and students $6.75, BMFI members $5.

International House Philadelphia. 3701 Chestnut St; 215-592-0509. "Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think" & forum. Doors open: 2 p.m., showtime: 2:30 p.m. Sat.

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