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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

"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.

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.

HER MAJESTY’S UNIVERSITY

January 17 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Christopher McCrudden, the William W. Cook Global Law Professor at Queen’s University Belfast, discusses “Transnational Interactions and the Making of Constitutional Rights.” Stiteler Hall, Silverstein Forum, 208 S. 37th St. Info: 215-898-5162 or email Loraine Terrell at lfterrel@sas.upenn.edu.

UNSOLVED MYSTERIES

January 17 6:15pm

Bob Brier, a senior research fellow at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, discusses “Secret of the Great Pyramid.” The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of all time. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: 215-898-2680 or www.penn.museum.

Pilobolus

JUST DANCE

January 17 7:30pm

Whether they are performing for millions at the Olympics, on television at the Academy Awards, or live on stage, Pilobolus Dance Theatre continues to amuse, innovate, and engage, with more than 40 years spent charming audiences. Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-3910 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $20, $35, $45, $55, $65. Additional performances on Jan. 18-20.