APRIL AT PENN
These are two
of the eight indoor performances at the 19th annual Philadelphia
Children’s Festival. There are outdoor performers too.
Silent Theatre (Tyst Teater) (left) from Sweden presents
the old folk tale Donkey Skin. It is the Cinderella-like
story of the princess who runs away from home disguised
as a donkey—but underneath the shaggy fur is
the most beautiful of dresses. Performances
are April 30 at noon, May 1 at 10 a.m., May
2 at noon, May 3 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., May
4 at 2 p.m. at the Iron Gate Theatre. For ages
7 and up.
right, the clowning duo, KiSaCo, from Norway and Switzerland
performs He is Out!, a play with classic clowning traditions
and modern theatre where they welcome a baby into the
are April 30 at 10 a.m., May 1 at noon, May
2 at 10 a.m., May 3 at noon and 4 p.m. at the
Iron Gate Theatre. For ages 4 and up. Contact the Annenberg
Center Box Office for tickets to all shows.
the Mountains: Ecological Citizens for the 21st Century;
Earth Week symposium (Center for Folklore and Ethnography; Institute
for Environmental Studies). Through April 24.
Asia Forum: Historical Reconstruction and Cultural Conservation;
workshops of case studies and cultural conservation in Afghanistan;
Frank Matero, historic preservation, Deborah Klimburg-Salter,
history of art and South Asia studies, Ravan Farhadi, Ambassador
of Afghanistan to the U.N., and Jim Williams, UNESCO; 10
a.m.-noon, 2-4:30 p.m.; rm. 17, Logan Hall; (South Asia Studies;
History of Art; Historic Preservation).
Characters in Search of an Author; reception: 6 p.m.;
screening: 6:30 p.m.; Terrace Room, Logan Hall (Center for
Marini's Italian Play Production Class: Six Characters
in Search of an Author; in Italian with English computer
surtitles; 8 p.m.; Roof Top Lounge, Harrison College House
(Center for Italian Studies).
Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day; members are invited
to the buffet lunch with their child; $4.40/young guest;
Faculty Club (Faculty Club)
Challenges for the EPA: Managing National Environmental Emergencies;
Deborah Dietrich, EPA; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 360, Jon M. Huntsman
Hall (Wharton; IES).
and the Business of Sports: Athlete Political Activism 35
Years After the Mexico City Protest; panel discussion
with: John Carlos, 1968 Olympic bronze medalist; Keven Davis,
attorney; Michael Eric Dyson, African-American studies; Tina
Sloan Green, Temple University; Larry Platt, Philadelphia
Magazine; Kellen Winslow, sports commentator; 5 p.m.;
Auditorium, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Center for Africana Studies;
Regulation of Autoreactive B Cells; Jan Erikson, Wistar
Institute; 10 a.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute
Deadline: The deadline
for the Summer AT PENN calendar is May 12. For info,