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HENRIQUE OLIVEIRA

December 18 (All day) - January 15 (All day)

For nearly a decade, artist Henrique Oliveira has been known for his cavernous, monumental constructions, which have taken over galleries and other public spaces in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, Brisbane, Houston, and other cities around the world. In a site-specific installation curated by Arthur Ross Gallery Associate Director Dejáy B. Duckett, Oliveira brings his work to Philadelphia in an exhibition titled “Adenocalcinoma Poliresidual.” The exhibition runs through Jan. 15 and is on display at the Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 S. 34th St., Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 215-898-2083 or visit www.arthurrossgallery.org.

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DANCE MEETS THEATER

January 15 7:30pm

Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre’s innovative ensemble makes its way from Miami’s vibrant arts scene for its Philadelphia debut. A favorite at the prestigious American Dance Festival, this program includes “Various Stages of Drowning: A Cabaret and Dining Alone.” Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St. Multiple performances run through Jan. 17. Info: 215-898-3900 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $20-$50.

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WINTER FEST SKATE

January 17 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join the Penn Ice Rink for Winter Fest Skate. Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut St. Info: www.upenn.edu/icerink. $5 admission includes skate rental.

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LECTURE IN SOCIAL JUSTICE

January 20 5:30pm

The 14th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture in Social Justice will feature Rosario Dawson, actress, activist, and humanitarian; Tiffany Persons, director of Shine on Sierra Leone; and Abrima Erwiah, founder of Studio One Eighty Nine. Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center for Performing Arts. Info: www.africana.sas.upenn.edu.

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Event Listings

Maya

HERE COME THE LORDS

May 5 10:00am - January 13 5:00pm

“MAYA 2012: Lords of Time” leads visitors on a journey through the Maya’s time-ordered universe, expressed through their intricate calendar systems and the power wielded by their divine kings. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. Students: $16.50; children 6-12: $16.50; military (w/ID): $18.50; seniors (65+): $18.50; adults: $22.50. Exhibit on display through Jan. 13, 2013.

"Resolved" exhibit

LET THERE BE LIGHT

August 27 9:00am - February 24 5:00pm

Type “God” into Google and you’ll get nearly 2 billion search results. God even has His (or Her) own (unverified) Twitter feed. But despite the sophisticated arguments postulated by believers and non-believers, God’s existence remains in dispute. For Penn’s 2012-13 “Year of Proof,” the Rare Book & Manuscript Library presents “Resolved? God Does Not Exist,” a small exhibition selected from the Library’s primary source collections that shows examples of individual works that attempt to prove or disprove the existence of God. The exhibit, which runs through Feb. 24, 2013, is on display on the first floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 3420 Walnut St, next to the Information Desk. For more information, call 215-898-7088 or email rbml@pobox.upenn.edu.

Lesley Hass "Paper" exhibit

PAPER TRAIL

September 4 9:00am - February 15 5:00pm

The Rare Book & Manuscript Library presents a show from Philadelphia native Lesley Haas, “Paper: A Deckled Edge.” The signature of Haas’ work is the use of natural fibers and pigments from various parts of the world, which blend the characteristics of the fibers with different elements of style. Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 1st floor, 3420 Walnut St. Info: http://www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/. The exhibit is on display through Feb. 15, 2013.

Jeremy Diller

PENN & DELLER

September 19 6:30pm - December 30 5:00pm

Attend the opening night of “Jeremy Deller: Joy in People,” the first mid-career survey of this unpredictable and vibrant artist. The exhibit features almost all of Deller’s major works to date, including installations, photographs, videos, performance works, and sound pieces. Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th St. Info: 215-898-7108 or www.icaphila.org. The exhibit is on display through Dec. 30.

9 Perspectives

PENN PICS

November 9 10:00am - January 27 5:00pm

“9 Perspectives on a Photography Collection” mines the extensive photography holdings in Penn’s art collection. Gabriel Martinez, senior lecturer in PennDesign, is guest curator. Since September 2011, he and collections manager Heather Gibson have surveyed and documented every photograph in the University collection. Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 South 34th St. Info: 215-898-2083 or www.upenn.edu/ARG. Exhibit on display through Jan. 27, 2013.

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MOON MAN

November 29 4:30pm

Matthew Hersch, a lecturer in the Department of History and Sociology of Science at Penn, discusses “One Small Step for Tourism: Protecting America’s Lunar Exploration Heritage.” Forty years after American astronauts first landed on the moon, the sites of exploration face obliteration at the hands of well-meaning explorers, adventurers, and entrepreneurs. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: 215-746-4475 or www.penn.museum.