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

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.

The Bullfighter

THE BULLFIGHTER

April 19 10:00am - July 28 12:00am

“La Tauromaquia: Carnicero, Goya, Picasso and the Bullfight” features 70 exceptional prints by Antonio Carnicero (1748-1814), Francisco Goya (1746-1828), and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). This exhibition reveals founder Arthur Ross’ passion for master prints and honors his vision for a university gallery that presents exhibitions of art and artifacts from around the world. Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 South 34th St. Info: 215-898-2083 or www.upenn.edu/ARG. Exhibit on display through July 28.

Justin

THE BACKYARD SUPER KID

April 28 11:30am

Justin Roberts is truly one of the “all-stars” of the indie family music scene. With numerous national awards and a devoted fan base, Justin and The Not Ready for Naptime Players dish out unexpectedly intelligent and whimsically rocking music for kids and their parents. World Cafe Live. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.worldcafelive.com. $12.

COMMUNITY ART

April 28 3:00pm - 5:00pm

The Community Education Center, a nonprofit performing arts center and artists incubator space at 3500 Lancaster Ave., is holding its 1st Annual Save the CEC Fundraiser. More than a dozen artists/groups—dancers, musicians, actor, poets, and storytellers—perform in support of the CEC. Penn Museum, 3260 South St., Harrison Auditorium. Info: Contact Terri Shockley at 215-387-1911 or email cec@cecarts.org. $20 in advance; $25 at the door.

Lila

PECADOS Y MILAGROS

April 28 7:00pm

For more than a decade, Lila Downs has expertly dipped into traditional Mexican music and fused it with blues, jazz, soul, and other Latin roots traditions. She has performed at prestigious venues and events, such as Carnegie Hall and the Latino Inaugural Ball for President Barack Obama. Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-3910 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $20, $30, $35, $45, $55, $65.