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CAPTURING SKYLINES

April 16 (All day) - June 30 (All day)

In “From Rio to Brotherly Love,” International House Philadelphia exhibits the work of Daniel Gafanhoto, a fine-art photographer who photographs and processes cityscapes, including Philadelphia’s, in a distinct and personal way. The exhibition will be on display through June 30. An opening reception for the exhibit runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at IHP, 3701 Chestnut St. Info: 215-387-5125 or www.ihousephilly.org.

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BERLIN

May 1 8:00pm

Los Angeles-based synth pop group Berlin, featuring lead singer Terri Nunn, released its first gold-selling EP in 1982. More than 30 years later, the band continues to please. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.worldcafelive.com. $16-$35.

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CULINARY EXPEDITIONS

May 2 10:00am - 3:00pm

To coincide with the launch of “Culinary Expeditions”—a new, full-color publication illustrated with images of objects from the Penn Museum collections that takes readers on an exploration of regional cuisines, food-making techniques, and stories about world cultures—the Museum hosts a luncheon featuring dishes from the book. Penn Museum. Info: Registration is required. 215-898-9202 or ardeth@sas.upenn.edu.

editor's pick

ICA AT 50

February 12 (All day) - August 17 (All day)

To mark half a century as one of the leading contemporary art museums in the world, the exhibition “ICA@50: Pleasing Artists and Publics Since 1963” animates the Institute of Contemporary Art’s past and propels it into the future. The ICA is celebrating the anniversary by examining lesser-known moments in contemporary art, engage today’s artists, commission new projects, and move toward the unknown. The show runs through Aug. 17. For a full list of artists included in the show, and details on free public events during the exhibition’s run, go to www.icaphila.org

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editor's pick

ICA AT 50

February 12 (All day) - August 17 (All day)

To mark half a century as one of the leading contemporary art museums in the world, the exhibition “ICA@50: Pleasing Artists and Publics Since 1963” animates the Institute of Contemporary Art’s past and propels it into the future. The ICA is celebrating the anniversary by examining lesser-known moments in contemporary art, engage today’s artists, commission new projects, and move toward the unknown. The show runs through Aug. 17. For a full list of artists included in the show, and details on free public events during the exhibition’s run, go to www.icaphila.org

INDIGENOUS ARTIFACTS

April 10 10:00am - July 6 5:00pm

A curatorial seminar organized by Larry Silver, a professor of history of art, culminates with “On the Wings of Eagle and Raven: Tlingit and Haida Traditions,” celebrating artifacts of Northwest Coast American Indians/First Nations. The exhibition runs through July 6. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 S. 34th St. Info: 215-898-2083 or www.upenn.edu/ARG.

skylines

CAPTURING SKYLINES

April 16 (All day) - June 30 (All day)

In “From Rio to Brotherly Love,” International House Philadelphia exhibits the work of Daniel Gafanhoto, a fine-art photographer who photographs and processes cityscapes, including Philadelphia’s, in a distinct and personal way. The exhibition will be on display through June 30. An opening reception for the exhibit runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at IHP, 3701 Chestnut St. Info: 215-387-5125 or www.ihousephilly.org.

PENN RELAYS

April 24 (All day) - April 26 (All day)

Outdoor track and field. Franklin Field. Info: www.thepennrelays.com. 

SUCCESSFUL APPRAISALS

April 25 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Sharon Aylor, executive director for Penn HR Staff and Labor Relations, discusses “Preparing for a Successful Appraisal Meeting” as part of the Weekly Paid Professional Staff Assembly Speaker Series. 217 Stiteler Hall, First Floor. Info: RSVP by Friday, April 18 to Marcia Dotson, mdotson@sas.upenn.edu. 

BASEBALL

April 25 1:00pm

Penn vs. Columbia. Meiklejohn Stadium. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

SOFTBALL

April 25 2:00pm

Penn vs. Columbia. Penn Park. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

TOGA PARTY

April 25 3:30pm - 5:30pm

The Penn Museum invites teens ages 14-19 to a toga party. Partygoers work with pen and ink to write their name in ancient Greek, etch a cameo to take home, participate in a Museum-wide scavenger hunt, sample some Mediterranean snacks, and explore artifacts from ancient Greece and Rome. Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum.

MEN’S HEAVYWEIGHT ROWING

April 26 (All day)

Adams Cup, Penn vs. Harvard, Navy. TBA at Schuylkill River. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

MEN’S LIGHTWEIGHT ROWING

April 26 (All day)

Callow Cup, Penn vs. Navy. TBA at Schuylkill River. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

MATERNAL IMAGES

April 26 3:30pm

Violaine Chauvet, an assistant professor of Egyptology at Liverpool University, will speak about a broad range of evidence, both iconographic and textual, regarding the visual presence of mothers in private tombs from the Old to the New Kingdom in Egypt. Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. $10 general admission, $7 PennCard holders, $5 students.

HABITAT CONSERVATION

April 28 6:30pm - 8:00pm

As part of the Philadelphia Science Festival, speakers from the Morris Arboretum, the Academy of Natural Sciences, and the Audubon Society will address the issue of conserving habitats for birds. Iron Hill Brewery, 8400 Germantown Ave. Info: 215-247-5777 or www.morrisarboretum.org.

SINKING OF THE TITANIC

April 29 5:30pm - 7:00pm

On Tuesday, April 29, join the Penn Libraries and members of the Thayer family for a reception to welcome the John B. Thayer Memorial Collection of the Sinking of the Titanic to its permanent home in the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts. 

This unique collection, which has remained in private hands until now, documents the personal experience of John B. “Jack” Thayer, a Penn alumnus who went on to work as the University’s Vice President of Finance from 1939 to 1945, and his mother, Marian Longstreth Morris Thayer. Both Jack and Marian Thayer survived the fateful shipwreck of 1912. 

Items in the collection include the manuscript of Jack’s memoir published in 1940, contemporary newspaper clippings documenting the Thayers’ tale of survival, as well as correspondence between Marian Thayer and J. B. Ismay, CEO of the White Star Line, which commissioned the Titanic.

Housed on the sixth floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, the Kislak Center actively seeks to provide original source material for study in the humanities at Penn. These collections support the research and instructional efforts of Penn’s faculty and students, and serve as a resource for scholars throughout the world.

The reception will take place at the Kislak Center, Sixth Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 3420 Walnut St. 

The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, contact Nancy Gulsoy at gulsoy@upenn.edu or 215-898-2520.

SCIENCE CAFÉ

April 29 6:00pm - 7:00pm

As part of the Philadelphia Science Festival, the Penn Science Café hosts multiple University speakers to shed light on their research and engage in stimulating conversation. World Cafe Live Downstairs. Info: 215-898-8721 or bryangm@pobox.upenn.edu.

60 SECONDS

April 30 11:55am

Listen to Enrique Mendoza’s 60-Second Lecture, “Tax Day Blues: Reflections on U.S. Debt and Deficits.” 11:55 a.m. at Stiteler Plaza. Info: www.sas.upenn.edu/60-second-lecture.

TAKING NOTE

May 1 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies reflects on the Center’s impact on Penn, the field of Jewish studies and its ongoing dialogue with humanistic scholarship, and the place of institutes for advanced study in the 21st century. Benjamin Nathans, the Ronald S. Lauder Endowed Term Associate Professor of History, will moderate a roundtable discussion among scholars who have all contributed to the Center throughout the last two decades. Widener Lecture Hall, Penn Museum. Info: www.katz.sas.upenn.edu.

berlin

BERLIN

May 1 8:00pm

Los Angeles-based synth pop group Berlin, featuring lead singer Terri Nunn, released its first gold-selling EP in 1982. More than 30 years later, the band continues to please. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.worldcafelive.com. $16-$35.

METRO REVITALIZATION

May 2 8:30am - 5:30pm

Scholars from sociology, city planning, economics, history, and public policy convene for “Immigration and Metropolitan Revitalization: A Conference” to present research on the role of immigration in revamping metropolitan housing markets, creating economic opportunity, and transforming neighborhoods. The McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 3355 Woodland Walk. Info: www.sas.upenn.edu/sspf.

culinary

CULINARY EXPEDITIONS

May 2 10:00am - 3:00pm

To coincide with the launch of “Culinary Expeditions”—a new, full-color publication illustrated with images of objects from the Penn Museum collections that takes readers on an exploration of regional cuisines, food-making techniques, and stories about world cultures—the Museum hosts a luncheon featuring dishes from the book. Penn Museum. Info: Registration is required. 215-898-9202 or ardeth@sas.upenn.edu.

MILLION DOLLAR BIKE RIDE

May 3 9:00am

The Million Dollar Bike Ride is the only cycling event to start and finish in Philadelphia. The Ride is not to benefit just one rare disease, but 15. Individual cyclists are registering and raising money for their specific orphan/rare disease foundation, and funds raised to support research for a specific rare disease will be awarded with dollar-for-dollar matching funds, up to a maximum of $50,000. 9 a.m. at Highline Park, 31st and Chestnut streets. Info: www.milliondollarbikeride.org.

CHAIR YOGA

May 7 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Interested in trying yoga but don’t know where to start? Join HR for chair yoga, which boasts the same benefits of a regular yoga workout without mastering complex poses. Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall, 249 S. 36th St. Info: Registration is required. www.hr.upenn.edu.

GREAT VOYAGES

May 7 6:00pm

In “Searching for the Golden Fleece with Jason and the Argonauts,” Brian Rose, curator-in-charge of the Penn Museum’s Mediterranean Section, examines the classic literary voyage and how Greek seafaring in the late Bronze and early Iron Ages relates to Jason’s maritime adventures. Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. $5 advanced registration, $10 at the door.

GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES

May 9 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join the Weekly Paid Professional Staff Assembly Speaker Series for a discussion about generational differences within the office environment, featuring Ralph De Lucia, associate director for the Office of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity Programs. 217 Stiteler Hall, First Floor. Info: RSVP by Friday, May 2 to Marcia Dotson, mdotson@sas.upenn.edu. 

WPPSA ELECTIONS

May 13 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Vote to elect for various open positions within the Weekly Paid Professional Staff Assembly. Nominations, which should include a name, brief bio, and position of interest, are being accepted through Thursday, May 1. 217 Stiteler Hall, First Floor. Info: lsatchel@pobox.upenn.edu.