Featured Events

Obama race

RACE IN THE OBAMA ERA

January 26 7:00pm

Penn’s Department of History presents “Thinking with the Past: The Education of Barack Obama: Race and Politics in the Age of Fracture,” featuring Thomas Sugrue, the David Boies Professor of History and Sociology and director of the Penn Social Science and Policy Forum. Room 108, Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St. Info: www.sas.upenn.edu

Seth Williams

A PHILADELPHIA VISION

January 28 5:00pm - 8:00pm

District Attorney Seth Williams visits Penn Law to discuss the City of Philadelphia’s efforts to address crime rates and service victims, while also touching on his path to becoming district attorney and his vision for crime reduction in Philadelphia. Penn Law School. Info: www.law.upenn.edu or fssevents@law.upenn.edu.

Savoy

FULL HEARTS

January 22 (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.

skating

VALENTINE'S DAY SKATE

February 14 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join the Penn Ice Rink for the Valentine’s Day Skate. Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut St. Info: www.upenn.edu/icerink. Buy one admission, get one free.

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Event Listings

Quilt

HOW TO MAKE A NATIVE AMERICAN QUILT

February 21 10:00am - April 7 12:00am

“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.

White

CONTEMPORARY HEART

February 21 11:00am - July 28 6:00pm

“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.

JUST THE THIRTEEN OF US

March 21 (All day) - April 19 (All day)

“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.

SELF DEFENSE

April 6 12:00am - 3:00pm

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

River

FOR EVA

April 6 2:00pm

Enjoy River North Dance Chicago’s commissioned world premiere “The Eva Cassidy Project,” which is dedicated to the life and music of vocalist and guitarist Eva Cassidy, an artist who died before her music became cult classics. Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-3910 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $20, $30, $35, $45, $55.

River

FOR EVA

April 6 8:00pm

Enjoy River North Dance Chicago’s commissioned world premiere “The Eva Cassidy Project,” which is dedicated to the life and music of vocalist and guitarist Eva Cassidy, an artist who died before her music became cult classics. Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-3910 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $20, $30, $35, $45, $55.