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Penn Men’s Basketball vs. Villanova

Tuesday, 7 p.m., The Palestra

The Quakers couldn’t have chosen a tougher opponent for their 2016-17 home opener: The Villanova Wildcats are the defending NCAA champions, winning in the March Madness final last spring on a buzzer-beating three-pointer. Ranked No. 2 in the USA Today polls, ‘Nova is sure to provide an even tougher game than a typical Big 5 battle.

Penn Democrats present: Politico Editor-at-large Peter Canellos

Wednesday, 7 p.m., Huntsman 218

Don’t know what to make of the 2016 election? Peter Canellos, the editor-at-large of Politico and a 1984 College and Daily Pennsylvanian alumnus, will be a guest of the Penn Democrats as he attempts to parse through the election results. Previously the Boston Globe’s metro editor and even featured as a character in the movie “Spotlight,” Canellos is one of the leading voices in political media today. Want to ask him a question? Send it to!

Authors@Wharton presents Angela Duckworth

Wednesday 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Harrison Auditorium in the Penn Museum,

By now you’ve probably heard of “grit” — a mysterious quality that Duckworth says is the key to success — but what exactly is it and how can you achieve it? Come hear from Duckworth, a professor in Penn’s psychology department, as she discusses her book “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” as part of the Authors@Wharton series. Entrance is free, but be sure to reserve a spot in advance online.

Sustainable Design

Wednesday, 6 p.m.; Meyerson Hall

For the first time in human history, the majority of the world’s population lives in urban areas. Professor Frederick Steiner, the dean of the School of Design, will discuss what this reality means for the future of architecture, particularly as it pertains to sustainable practices. Steiner came to Penn this February after 15 years at the University of Texas.

Penn Glee Club Holiday Concert

Saturday, 2 p.m.; Morris Arboretum

Get off campus to the quaint confines of Morris Arboretum to hear the yuletide tunes of Penn’s oldest performing arts group. The concert is free with admission to the arboretum. The 155-year-old chorus will perform a diverse range of holiday songs while attendees sample cookies and hot cocoa.