Featured Events

Let the Fire Burn

LET THE FIRE BURN

March 6 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The School of Social Policy & Practice screens “Let the Fire Burn,” a film directed by Jason Osder about the City of Philadelphia’s violent clash with MOVE, a black liberation organization based in West Philadelphia in the 1970s and 1980s. D26/27, Caster Building, 3701 Locust Walk. Info: Registration is required: jonesjen@sp2.upenn.edu

strand

THE MEXICAN PORTFOLIO

January 31 (All day) - March 29 (All day)

In 1932, photographer Paul Strand was invited by Carlos Chavez, director of the Fine Arts Department at the Secretariat of Public Education, a federal government authority in Mexico, to document the country’s changing landscape and people. The result of his expedition, the exhibition “Paul Strand: The Mexican Portfolio,” 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.

Mississippi Damned

MISSISSIPPI DAMNED

March 4 7:00pm

The Penn Humanities Forum, in collaboration with Penn’s Cinema Studies Program and International House Philadelphia, screens Bradford Young’s “Mississippi Damned,” the story of three sisters enduring cycles of family dysfunction. IHP, 3701 Chestnut St. Info: Registration is required. www.cinemastudies.upenn.edu

Savoy

FULL HEARTS

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.

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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.