FORUM ON SEX
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.
CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM
November 20 (All day) - March 20 (All day)
Check out Abbas' first exhibition in America exclusively devoted to the theme of religion. “Children of Abraham" will be showcased at the Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 S. 34th St., from Nov. 21 through March 20. Info: 215-898-2083 or www.arthurrossgallery.org.
February 3 (All day) - March 27 (All day)
Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere are multidisciplinary artists whose projects investigate contemporary music and sound, the electromagnetic spectrum, dissent, and public fora. The first U.S. survey of their work, which will run at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th St., through Sunday, March 27, will debut several projects, including their most recent film, “Memory of a Time Twice Lived.” Info: 215-898-7108 or icaphila.org.
February 9 (All day) - February 13 (All day)
Two worlds collide in this new take on Shakespeare’s lyrical “Twelfth Night.” Great Britain’s Filter Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company pair classical verse with a riotous gig in this radically cut and fast-paced story of romance, satire, and mistaken identity. Check it out at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St. Additional performances run through Saturday, Feb. 13. Info: 215-898-3900 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $20-$35.
February 13 (All day) - November 27 (All day)
King Midas is remembered in Greek mythology for his golden touch—everything he laid his hands on turned to gold. Learn about the powerful ruler of the Phrygian kingdom, what is now central Turkey, through the new Penn Museum exhibition “The Golden Age of King Midas.” The Museum, at 3260 South St., is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free for Penn faculty, staff, and students with a PennCard. For more information, call 215-898-4000 or visit www.penn.museum.
CROSS COUNTRY SKI
February 13 8:00am - 6:00pm
Penn Recreation’s Outdoor Adventure program will host a daylong cross country ski trip at Hickory Run State Park in the Pocono Mountains. Meet at the Pottruck Health and Fitness Center, 3701 Walnut St., at 8 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. Info: 215-898-6100 or www.upenn.edu/recreation. $50-$60. Transportation and all equipment is provided.
February 13 1:00pm
Penn vs. Cornell at the Palestra, 223 S. 33rd St. Info: www.pennathletics.com.
February 13 2:00pm
A story of conflict between humans, gods, and nature, the anime film will be shown at International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut St. Info: 215-387-5125 or ihousephilly.org. $5.
February 13 7:00pm
Penn vs. Cornell at the Palestra, 223 S. 33rd St. Info: www.pennathletics.com.
YOGA FOR RUNNERS
February 14 10:30am
Grab your yoga mat and join Philadelphia Runner’s monthly free yoga class at its University City store at 3621 Walnut St. Info: philadelphiarunner.com.
February 14 1:00pm
Penn vs. Columbia at the Palestra, 223 S. 33rd St. Info: www.pennathletics.com.
February 14 2:00pm
The 2003 film “Muxes” (pronounced “Mooshays”) documents the lives of gay and transgender Zapotec people in the Oaxaca, Mexico, town of Juchitán. Watch it at the Penn Museum, 3260 South St., and hear from speaker Iggy Cortez from Penn Cinema Studies. The showing is part of the Museum’s Second Sunday Culture Films, which this year focuses on gender. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum.
February 14 3:00pm
Penn vs. Bucknell at the Palestra, 223 S. 33rd St. Info: www.pennathletics.com.
February 15 (All day) - May 18 (All day)
Check out the exhibit “Across the Spectrum: Color in American Fine and Private Press Books, 1890-2015” at Kislak Center, Van Pelt Library, 3420 Walnut St. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Wednesday, when it's open until 8 p.m. Info: 215-898-7555 or www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits.
February 16 8:00pm
The band will bring its alternative rock music to World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Show starts at 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. Info: 215-222-1400 or philly.worldcafelive.com. $20-$32.
AN EFFECTIVE APOLOGY
February 17 12:00pm - 1:00pm
For Penn Alumni’s online Live Faculty Lecture Series, Wharton professor Maurice Schweitzer, co-author of “Friend & Foe,” will discuss the power of an effective apology and analyze recent examples of corporate apologies. This live, interactive webinar offers Penn alumni an opportunity to engage in dialogue, ask in-depth questions, and explore points of interest with a Penn professor without leaving their homes or offices. Info: www.alumni.upenn.edu.
February 17 5:00pm - 6:30pm
The Penn Integrates Knowledge professor will discuss “What’s So Dangerous About Black Women’s Sexuality?” at the Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Roberts’ talk is the first of two lectures on black women’s sexuality as part of the Penn Humanities Forum on Sex. Info: 215-898-8220 or www.phf.upenn.edu.
February 17 6:00pm
Kelly Writers House will host a celebration of the Sensible Nonsense Project. Six speakers will share stories about their favorite childhood books, what those books taught them, and how those lessons continue to influence their adult lives. Arts Cafe at Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk. Info: 215-746-POEM or writing.upenn.edu/wh.
February 18 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Helen 'Nellie' Fitzpatrick, director of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Affairs for the City of Philadelphia, will lead a conversation about LGBT rights at the Glandt Forum at the Singh Center for Nanotechnology, 3205 Walnut St. The conversation, titled, "What Challenges Lie Ahead?," is an OPenn annual LGBTQ Cultural Week event. Light refreshments will be provided. Info: www.upenn.edu/affirm-action/offerings.html.
February 18 4:30pm
The New York University professor of media, culture, and communication, and computer science, will give a talk at Stiteler Hall, 208 S. 37th St., titled “Must Privacy Give Way to Use Regulation?” as part of the Annenberg School’s Digital Media and the Future(s) of Democracy Lecture Series. Info: 215-898-7041 or www.asc.upenn.edu.
SITES IN CRISIS
February 19 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Konstantinos Chalikias, of the University of Athens, will talk about the efforts to record and monitor archaeological sites in East Crete at the Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum.
February 19 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Attend a Penn Humanities Forum on Sex colloquium examining how geography relates to sexuality and intimacy. Keynote speakers include University of Southern California’s Nayan Shah, an expert in American studies, ethnicity, and history, and Duke University’s Rebecca Stein, who specializes in cultural anthropology and women’s studies. Kislak Center, Van Pelt Library, 3420 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-8220 or www.phf.upenn.edu.
February 19 4:00pm
The Penn Institute for Urban Research and the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy will host a discussion about the relationship between transportation, energy consumption, and urban planning with top planners from the field. Kleinman Center in Fisher Fine Arts Library, 220 S. 34th St. Info: 215-573-4293 or kleinmanenergy.upenn.edu.
February 19 5:30pm - February 20 9:00am
The Penn Museum, 3260 South St., will host its “40 Winks with the Sphinx” sleepover for kids ages 6 to 12 and their families or chaperones. It’s an overnight expedition of the Museum, full of fun games and crafts. Later in the night, explorers roll out their sleeping bags to doze near the largest granite Sphinx in the Western Hemisphere. Arrive by 5:30 p.m. and stay until 9 the next morning. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. $55.
February 19 7:00pm
Penn vs. Brown at the Palestra, 223 S. 33rd St. Info: www.pennathletics.com.
RARE DISEASE DAY
February 29 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Join the Penn Medicine Orphan Disease Center on Rare Disease Day at Keswick Cycle, 4040 Locust St., to recognize the rare disease community and kick off the 2016 Million Dollar Bike Ride, slated this year for May 7. There will be free refreshments, cycling gear raffle prizes, and more. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 24 12:00pm - 1:30pm
The Russell E. Palmer Professor of Finance at the Wharton School will discuss “The Economy and the Markets – What’s Next?” at the Penn Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty meeting in the Hourglass Room at the University Club in the Inn at Penn, 3600 Sansom St. Info: 215-746-5972 or email@example.com.
May 7 7:30am
The Penn Medicine Orphan Disease Center is hosting its third annual Million Dollar Bike Ride to raise money for rare disease research. The route for the ride will start and finish on Penn's campus. Info: www.milliondollarbikeride.org.
June 2 (All day) - June 4 (All day)
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, located at 3680 Walnut St., presents the 2016 Philadelphia International Children's Festival. Enjoy circus, theatre, story-telling, crafts, and music performances for the family. Info: 215-898-3900 or www.annenbergcenter.org/events/childfest.php. $10.