January 28 (All day) - December 1 (All day)
The Savoy Company of Philadelphia is the oldest amateur theater company in the world devoted to the production of operas by Gilbert and Sullivan. Penn Libraries’ exhibition, “Let Every Heart Be Filled with Joy,” traces the history of the company, beginning with its founding in 1901 by Penn alumnus Alfred Reginald Allen. Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Otto E. Albrecht Music Library, 3420 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-7555 or www.library.upenn.edu. The exhibit runs through late 2016.
July 18 (All day) - November 8 (All day)
The Arthur Ross Gallery will showcase artwork from the collection of Thomas W. Evans. As the American-born dentist who served the French court of Napoleon III, Evans assembled a top collection of paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts. This exhibition offers an exclusive look at highlights from the Evans Collection for the first time in more than 30 years. The Arthur Ross Gallery, at 220 S. 34th St., is free and open to the public. Its hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. It is closed Mondays and some holidays. Info: www.arthurrossgallery.org.
August 15 (All day) - November 8 (All day)
In honor of the first visit by Pope Francis and the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, the Penn Museum, 3260 South St., is offering a special focus on the ancient Near East, Egypt, and the Bible Lands. A centerpiece exhibition, Sacred Writings: Extraordinary Texts of the Biblical World, highlights the many ways the Bible has been represented over time and across continents. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum.
FORUM ON SEX
September 16 (All day) - April 13 (All day)
The 2015-16 Penn Humanities Forum on Sex is hoping to challenge the taken-for-granted assumptions about what sex is and what it means. It’s inviting scholars, students, and members of the public to join the discussion in a spirit of exploration and discovery. Events will take place throughout the year at various locations on campus. Info: www.phf.upenn.edu.
COMIC ARTS CLASS
September 29 6:00pm - October 20 9:00pm
Take a four-class comic arts workshop titled, “Heroes Real and Imagined” at the Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St. The classes are Sept. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 13, and Oct. 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. Participants will learn the basic history of the role of comic artists with a focus on LGBT, minority, and female artists, and will also learn the skills to create a comic/graphic novel. The class will culminate in an art show at Locust Moon, a West Philadelphia comic shop, in which each member will present a panel. Info: www.therotunda.org. Suggested donation for each class is $0-15 (or $0-60 for all four classes).
PARABLE OF THE SOWER
October 1 7:30pm - October 3 7:30pm
Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Toshi Reagon and friends perform her genre-defying work-in-progress based on Octavia Butler’s acclaimed novel “Parable of the Sower.” Set in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles of the future, this gospel opera blends science fiction, African-American spiritualism, and deep insights on gender, race, and the future of human civilization. Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-3900 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $30.
FARM TO CANVAS
October 3 (All day) - November 4 (All day)
Gayle Viale Joseph, a staff member at Penn since 1976, loves to draw and paint still life and portraiture in watercolor, oil, and acrylics. Currently she works in the Office of the Vice Dean for Research and Academic Resources at the School of Veterinary Medicine and is the editor of the Penn Vet Research Newsletter. Check out her gallery titled "From Farm to Canvas" at the Burrison Gallery at the University Club, 3611 Walnut St. It's open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. A reception will be held Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 4 to 6 p.m.
October 3 10:00am - 5:00pm
Vote for your favorite scarecrow on display that corresponds with this year’s theme: “Famous Art and Artists.” Morris Arboretum, 100 E Northwestern Ave. Info: 215-247-5777 or www.morrisarboretum.org.
October 3 10:30am - 11:15am
Young children (ages 3 to 6) and their favorite grown-ups are invited to explore the Penn Museum’s galleries through stories, crafts, and play. Kids can take an adventure down the Nile at the foot of the Museum’s 15-ton sphinx, and make a special craft inspired by ancient Egypt to take home. The Museum is at 3260 South St. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. Registration is encouraged; to register, email email@example.com.
October 3 3:30pm
Don’t miss your Quaker football team play for the first time at home this year against Ivy League opponent Dartmouth. Franklin Field, 235 S. 33rd St. Info: www.pennathletics.com.
October 3 7:00pm
Chitravina Ravikiran is a musical prodigy and master of the Chitravina, a fretless, 21-stringed Indian instrument. Accompanied by Trichy Sankaran on the Mridangam (percussion), Hemmige Srivatsan on the violin, and Ravi Balasubramanian on the Ghatam (clay pot), Ravikiran will perform a Carnatic classical instrumental program at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-3900 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $20-$50.
October 3 7:00pm
Penn vs. Cornell. Rhodes Field, River Fields Drive. Info: www.pennathletics.com.
October 5 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center at Wharton presents “A Conversation with Sam Zell, A Professional Opportunist” in the Harold L. Zellerbach Theater, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St. Zell is an international real estate investor and owner, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Info: https://real-estate.wharton.upenn.edu.
October 5 7:00pm
Penn vs. Lehigh. Rhodes Field, River Fields Drive. Info: www.pennathletics.com.
October 6 4:00pm
Penn vs. Lafayette. Ellen Vagelos Field, River Fields Drive. Info: www.pennathletics.com.
October 7 5:00pm - 6:30pm
The Penn Institute for Urban Research and the Penn Center for Innovation will host a conversation about university-led innovation initiatives. Leaders from the nation’s most engaged urban universities will discuss how their institutions are fostering innovation and commercialization in new ways. Meyerson Hall, 210 S. 34th St. Info: penniur.upenn.edu.
PENN FAMILY DAY
October 10 10:00am - 6:30pm
Join the fun at the 23rd annual Penn Family Day celebration. Staff, faculty, and postdocs can enjoy up to four free tickets for the tailgate party and football game against Fordham, free entry to the Penn Museum, half price admission and $3 skate rental at the Penn Ice Rink, and free parking at the Walnut 38 lot at 38th and Walnut streets and the Chestnut 34 lot at 34th and Chestnut streets. Order your tickets by Oct. 6 at www.hr.upenn.edu/familyday or at the Penn Athletic Ticket Office in Weightman Hall, 235 S. 33rd St. Info: 215-898-1012 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 10 12:00pm
Penn vs. Dartmouth. Ellen Vagelos Field, River Fields Drive. Info: www.pennathletics.com.
October 10 1:00pm
Penn vs. Fordham. Franklin Field, 235 S. 33rd St. Info: www.pennathletics.com.
October 10 3:30pm
Regine Schulz, director of the Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim, Germany, discusses “The Fly: A Powerful Icon in Ancient Egypt” in an afternoon lecture, presented by the American Research Center in Egypt—Pennsylvania Chapter. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. $5-$10.
October 11 7:00pm
Irish traditional music meets the New York downtown scene. With fiddlers Martin Hayes and Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh, Dennis Cahill on guitar, Iarla Ó Lionáird on vocals, and Thomas Bartlett on piano, these master musicians create a new sound that pairs memorable, yearning melodies with a progressive style. Check out The Gloaming at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-3900 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $35.
HIP AND KNEE
October 13 12:00pm
Penn Medicine’s Charles L. Nelson, an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery and chief of the Joint Replacement Service, will talk about the future prospects of hip and knee surgery at the Penn Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty luncheon, slated to be held at the hourglass room in the Inn at Penn, 3600 Sansom St. His lecture is open to all faculty, staff, and students. Info: 215-746-5972 or email@example.com.
October 13 5:00pm
Penn vs. Rutgers. Rhodes Field, River Fields Drive. Info: www.pennathletics.com.
October 13 7:30pm
Penn vs. American. Rhodes Field, River Fields Drive. Info: www.pennathletics.com.
I CARE TRAINING
October 16 9:00am - 4:00pm
Become part of the Penn I CARE (Inquire, Connect, Acknowledge, Respond, Explore) network of certified trained responders with this intensive training designed to teach faculty and staff the signs of distress and mental health crises that can affect college students. Expereinced CAPS (Counseling And Psychological Services) clinicians will teach their Penn colleagues I CARE skills essential for suicide prevention and supportive intervention. Golkin Room, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St. Info: www.vpul.upenn.edu/caps.
AN ARCHAEOLOGIST'S LIFE
October 17 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dig into International Archaeology Day at the Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Bring the whole family to explore the Museum galleries, talk to archaeologists, come face-to-face with an ancient mummy at an interactive station, and run through an obstacle course worthy of Indiana Jones. Enjoy talks on archaeology and a "What in the World" game show. Crafty kids and families can decorate their own tomb walls at an art station. Co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Society of the Archaeological Institute of America. Free with Museum admission. Info: www.penn.museum.
THE EARTH'S MICROBIOMES
October 29 8:00am - 7:00pm
Attend this year's Microbiome Symposium, co-sponsored by Penn-CHOP Microbiome Program and Penn Vet Center for Host-Microbial Interactions, in the Biomedical Research Building, 421 Curie Blvd. Hear a special guest lecture the day before, on Oct. 28, from 6 to 7 p.m., from Jo Handelsman, associate director for science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She'll talk “The Earth’s Microbiomes: Opportunities for Research and Policy” in the E.R. Marookian Auditorium, Lecture Room 130, Hill Pavilion, 380 S. University Ave. Info: www.med.upenn.edu/penn-chop-microbiome.
FALL EMERITUS PROGRAM
November 4 4:30pm - 7:30pm
The Associations of Senior and Emeritus Faculty of the Perelman School of Medicine (ASEF-PSOM) and the University of Pennsylvania (PASEF) will host the 2015 Fall Emeritus Program and Reception in honor of newly retired faculty. Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk. Info: www.med.upenn.edu/asef.