Featured Events


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.

sacred writings


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.


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 emeritus@pobox.upenn.edu.


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.

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Event Listings

"Resolved" exhibit


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


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.


February 2 9:00am - 5:00pm

 The Division of Public Safety’s Rape Aggression Defense Program offers free physical defense training for all Penn women. The program includes no-nonsense, practical techniques for defense and realistic, hands-on training. Division of Public Safety, 4040 Chestnut St. Info: Contact Susan Dever at 215-898-4481 or email sdever@publicsafety.upenn.edu.



February 2 11:00am - 4:00pm

Ring in the Chinese Year of the Snake at the 32nd annual Chinese New Year celebration. Enjoy a wide variety of music and dance performances, children’s activities, storytelling, arts and crafts, and martial and healing arts workshops. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: 215-898-2680 or www.penn.museum. Free with Museum admission.


February 2 11:30am

“Nature Jams” is a children’s musical adventure promoting good health, natural living, and friendship. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.worldcafelive.com. Adults: $10; children 1-12: $7; free for children under 1.



February 2 2:00pm

Jennifer Samuels has just discovered that she is her own twin. This stirring solo show, created by Suli Holum and Deborah Stein, delves into modern science with wit and beguiling characterization. “Chimera” is an exploration of the phenomenon of containing two different sets of DNA within one body. Harold Prince Theatre, 3680 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-3910 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $30, $45. Additional performance at 8 p.m.

Parsons Dance


February 2 2:00pm

Parsons Dance has the sensory-arresting ability to take your breath away. For more than two decades, David Parsons has created works filled to the artistic brim with bouncy, breathtaking, and magical choreographic charm. Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-3910 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $20, $30, $35, $45, $55.


February 2 7:00pm

Penn vs. Cornell. The Palestra, 223 South 33rd St. Info: www.pennathletics.com.


February 2 9:00pm

Conjunto Philadelphia is an ensemble performing the music of pre-revolutionary Cuba. The group’s main aspiration is to maintain the authenticity of the music while performing it in a way that pays homage to Cuba’s treasured musical history. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.worldcafelive.com. $12.