New students and their parents will attend orientation on Penn’s main campus, exposing them to a series of activities to aid a successful transition from high school to the University. Fall classes begin Aug. 26. Info: www.upenn.edu/nso.
“Creating: Quilts of the Lakota” presents more than 20 eye-dazzling quilts from the Pine Ridge Heritage Center and Indian Reservation in South Dakota. In addition, 19th-century Lakota artifacts from the Penn Museum will provide a context for Native sewing traditions prior to the introduction of quilting at Pine Ridge. Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 South 34th St. Info: 215-898-2083 or www.upenn.edu/ARG.
“Brian Weil” is the first career retrospective of a photographer who has documented often invisible communities. The exhibit presents 60 photographs, prints, and videos from five distinct bodies of work: “Hasidim,” “Miami Crime,” “Sex,” “AIDS,” as well as a long-term project with members of nascent transgender support groups. Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 South 36th St. Info: 215-898-7108 or www.icaphila.org.
“Glitter and Folds” presents photography, video, and site-specific installations by four contemporary artists—Crystal Z. Campbell, Field Kallop, Jayson Keeling, and Carter Mull—in whose works glitter appears to reveal a folding of invisible phenomena into material reality. ICA. Info: 215-898-7108 or www.icaphila.org.
“White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart” features the work of artists engaged with clothing, adornment, and self-presentation to highlight the inventive design, tactical implementation, or sartorial sense by which we multiply and complete our personalities. ICA. Info: 215-898-7108 or www.icaphila.org.
“Thirteen” is the fine arts senior thesis show featuring work by PennDesign students Blanca Abramek, Christine Alix, Gerald Cheng, Kate Clayton, Margaret Diacont, Anna Dorr, Maggie Edkins, Natalie Gravier, Karissa Justice, Jean Kim, Tara McConachie, Tom McQuaid, and Cindy Rodriguez. Charles Addams Hall, 200 South 36th St. Info: Contact Erin Williams at 215-573-5134 or visit www.thesis2013.upennfinearts.com.
Penn vs. Yale. Franklin Field. Info: www.pennathletics.com.