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.


October 1 7:30pm - October 3 7:30pm

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Toshi Reagon and friends perform her genre-defying work-in-progress based on Octavia Butler’s acclaimed novel “Parable of the Sower.” Set in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles of the future, this gospel opera blends science fiction, African-American spiritualism, and deep insights on gender, race, and the future of human civilization. Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-3900 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $30.

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.

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Event Listings

Black Bodies


June 6 10:00am - March 2 5:00pm

“Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster” presents 33 posters aimed at mobilizing people of color in war efforts, even as they faced oppression at home. Tukufu Zuberi, the Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations at Penn, curates the exhibition, which features posters from his private collection. Penn Museum, 3260 South St., Merle-Smith Galleries, 1st Floor. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. Free with Museum admission.


September 10 6:30pm - September 17 8:30pm

This two-hour workshop will give you an overview of mindfulness and how it could potentially improve your health, happiness and quality of life as you reduce stress. Multiple event dates at Ralston House, Virtua Health & Wellness Center of Moorestown, Penn Medicine at Radnor. Info: www.pennmedicine.org/mindfulness. $49.

Deborah Thomas


September 11 11:55am

Deborah Thomas, a professor of anthropology at Penn, discusses “The World in ‘Posts’: Our Inability to Deal with the Past in the Present” for the 60 Second Lecture Series. Stiteler Plaza, 37th Street and Locust Walk. Info: Contact Lindsey Klinger at 215-898-5162 or email lklinger@sas.upenn.edu.