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 5 6:30pm - February 6 7:30pm

Mary Utter, DACVO, presents the talk, "Eye Cancer in horses - What it looks like and what you can do about it." This is part of a series of free monthly talks for horse owners and enthusiasts presented by Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine. New Bolton Center, 382 West Street Rd., Woerner Auditorium, Kennett Square, Pa. There is limited seating; RSVP to Barbara Belt at 610-925-6500 or beltb@vet.upenn.edu. Info: http://www.vet.upenn.edu/FirstTuesdays.

Hahn book jacket


February 6 5:30pm

Penn Professor of History and Pulitzer Prize winning author Steve Hahn discusses his book, "The Political Worlds of Slavery and Freedom." Penn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-7595 or www.upenn.edu/bookstore.


February 6 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Jennifer Wegner, associate curator in the Egyptian Section at the Penn Museum, discusses “From Actium to an Asp: The Beginning of the End for Cleopatra the Great” for the “Great Battles: Moments in Time that Changed History” lecture series. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. Admission with advance registration: $5 general public; $2 Museum members; $10 at the door based on availability.


February 6 8:00pm

Spoken Soul 215 is a spoken word artist collective dedicated to promoting open mic events throughout the Philadelphia region. The collective hosts The Harvest every month, where poets, vocalists, lyricists, MCs, and musicians share their gifts. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.worldcafelive.com. $9, $11.