On January 27, The Parsons Dance Company will give their premiere
performance of Fill The Woods With Light, a piece with live music
by the Phil Woods Little Big Band. The show is part of the ongoing Dance
Celebration/Next Move series and can be seen at Annenberg Center's Zellerbach
Theatre through January 29. The curtain goes up at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday,
at 8 p.m. on Friday and at 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday. For information and
tickets, call the Annenberg Center Box office at (215) 898-3900.
Pictured here: Parsons Dancers outfitted in military blues defy gravity
25 Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred
A. Leuchter, Jr. (E. Morris, 1999, 96 min.) and Stairway to Heaven
(E. Morris, 1998, 27 min.); films of Errol Morris series; 7:30 p.m.; International
House; free (Neighborhood Film & Video Project).
22 Kenny Garrett; jazz saxophone;
8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $25, $20 and $15 (Annenberg
Center; Temple University Public Radio/WRTI 90.1 FM).
Kelly Writer's House
3805 Locust Walk. Info: call (215) 573-WRIT or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
20 Go West for Third Thursdays: A Winter
Literary Feast; readings by Karen Miller and Shawn Walker; music from
Third Policeman and the Virgin House Band; open mic; 5 p.m.
22 Laughing Hermit Reading Series;
Nathalie Anderson, Swarthmore College and Barb Daniels, Camden County College;
23 Manuck! Manuck!; fiction writing
group; 6 p.m.
25 The Craft of Screenwriting: An Alumni-Student
Workshop; 7 p.m. (Talking Film Series; Student Performing Arts; Kelly
20 Cinq à Sept; vin, pâté,
et bonne compagnie; 5-7 p.m.; Terrace Room, Logan Hall (French Institute
for Culture and Technology).
19 Insight into the Role and Regulation
of Matrix Metalloproteinase gelatinase B through Transgenic Mouse Models;
M. Elizabeth Fini, New England Eye Center; noon; room 253, BRB II/III (Center
for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health).
- Recombinant Vaccines for Cancer Therapy; Jeffrey Schlom, DHHS;
4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar (Wistar).
20 Who's on First? When is Secondary Prevention
Primary?; Rosemary Sokas, National Institute for Occupational Safety
and Health; 12:15-1:45 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar (Institute for
- Nonfiction Creative Writing: the Latino Experience; Lilvia Soto;
5:30-8:10 p.m.; La Casa Latina (La Casa Latina).
21 Benefits and Costs of Medical Specialization:
Initial Insights from a Randomized Trial of Hospitals; David Meltzer,
University of Chicago; noon-1:30 p.m.; Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center
(Leonard Davis Institute).
- Core Knowledge and Cognitive Development; Elizabeth Spelke,
MIT; 1 p.m.; room G17, Logan Hall (IRCS).
24 Education Forum; scientists, educators
and artists speak in connection with the Patricia Moss-Vreeland: Memory
Connections--Matter exhibit at the Esther M. Klein Gallery; 10 a.m.-noon;
large conference room, University City Science Center, 3624 Market St. (Esther
M. Klein Art Gallery).
25 The Logic of Difference: Race and Gender
in 19th-Century Gynecological Surgery; Evelyn Hammonds, MIT; 4:30 p.m.;
room 352B, 3401 Walnut St. (History; Women's Studies).
- New Views of the Ancient Maya; Jeremy Sabloff, University Museum;
7-9 p.m.; La Casa Latina (La Casa Latina; Perspectives in Humanities, Kings
Court English College House).
The deadline for the weekly update is each Monday for the following week's
issue; for the March At Penn calendar it is February 15.
| A star magnolia (Magnolia stellata) along the Morris Arboretum
entrance drive formed a delicate tracing against the snow many winters ago.|
Morris Arboretum Activities
Winter activities abound at the Morris Arboretum. For details, call (215)
Tu B'Shevat, Jewish New Year of Trees--January 23, 2-4
p.m. Bring your family for seedling planting, craft activities and environmental
games in the Widener Visitor Center.
Asian Landscapes Lecture--January 30, 2 p.m. Join Bob Gutowski,
Director of Public Programs, for a presentation on Japanese and Asian influences
that shaped Compton, the estate that became the Morris Arboretum.
Walk in a Winter Wonderland-- every Sunday at 2 p.m. until
March 19. Enjoy winter blooms and holly berries at the Morris Arboretum
on a Winter Walk. The 45-minute tour proceeds along graded paths past the
trees including witch hazel, Japanese alder, common snowdrop, and winter
Discovering Winter Tree Secrets--through March 31. Families
can uncover the winter mysteries of bark, berries and buds by picking up
the "Love a Tree" activity sheet at the entrance kiosk. When completed,
kids can stop by the Widener Visitor Center to collect a prize and enter
their name in a raffle for gift certificates.
Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 17, January 18, 2000
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