Featured Events

Evelyn Brodkin

STATES OF INEQUALITY

March 27 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Evelyn Brodkin, an associate professor at the University of Chicago, discusses “States of Inequality: Insights from Street-Level Research on the Welfare State” as part of the Social Science and Policy Forum. Room 108, the ARCH, 3601 Locust Walk. Info: www.sas.upenn.edu.

Regina Carter

REGINA CARTER

March 28 8:00pm

On her latest recording, “Southern Comfort,” jazz violinist Regina Carter pays homage to her grandfather’s roots and mixes blues, gospel, spiritual, folk, and country music as they evolved with jazz, R&B, and global influences. Annenberg Center. Info: 215-898-3900 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $20-$60.

Alain Elkann

JEWISH LIFE

March 31 4:30pm

European novelist and journalist Alain Elkann discusses “Jewish Life in Europe and the United States” as part of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program’s 15th Annual Goldstone Forum. Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St. Info: www.sas.upenn.edu.

EVOLUTION AND ADAPTATION

April 14 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Sarah Tishkoff, the David and Lyn Silfen University Professor in Genetics and Biology and a PIK endowed chair, presents the PASEF spring lecture, “Integrative Genomic Studies of Evolution and Adaptation in Africa.” Her talk will introduce the important role African populations have played in human history, and will present the tremendous cultural, linguistic, climatic, and genetic diversity in a region considered to be the homeland of all modern human populations. Penn Law School, 3501 Sansom St., Silverman Hall, Room S240B. Catered reception to follow. Info: www.upenn.edu/emeritus/

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Event Listings

Savoy

FULL HEARTS

January 28 (All day) - December 1 (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.

Barbara Kasten Stages

BARBARA KASTEN: 'STAGES'

February 4 11:00am - August 16 5:00pm

The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania presents “Barbara Kasten: Stages,” the first major monographic survey of the work of artist Barbara Kasten. Curated in conversation with the artist and with full access to her archive, the exhibition includes approximately 80 works spanning nearly five decades of Kasten’s career. In addition, Kasten will create a new site-specific installation in the ICA galleries. The exhibition can be viewed at the ICA, 118 S. 36th St. For more information, visit www.icaphila.org or call 215-898-7108.

PAFA

ARTISTS IN THE GARDEN

March 1 1:00pm - June 27 4:00pm

“Artists in the Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887–1920” features artwork by students, alumni, and faculty of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. An opening reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave. Info: www.morrisarboretum.org. Free with garden admission.

Alain Elkann

JEWISH LIFE

March 31 4:30pm

European novelist and journalist Alain Elkann discusses “Jewish Life in Europe and the United States” as part of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program’s 15th Annual Goldstone Forum. Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St. Info: www.sas.upenn.edu.

BASEBALL

April 1 3:30pm

Penn vs. Saint Peter’s. Meiklejohn Stadium. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

SOFTBALL

April 1 4:00pm

Penn vs. Lafayette. Penn Park. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

MUMMY THEATER

April 1 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Join the Penn Museum for a screening of “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” in the style of “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” Keeper of the Asian Section, Steve Lang, will bring a selection of Chinese artifacts out from storage that relate to the movie. Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum.

GOD OF THUNDER

April 1 6:00pm

Tom Tartaron, an associate professor of classical studies at Penn, discusses “The Statue of Zeus at Olympia” as part of the Penn Museum’s Great Wonders Lecture Series. Penn Museum. Info: Pre-registration is recommended. 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. $5 general admission, $2 Penn Museum members, $10 at the door.

DAVID CHOI

April 1 8:00pm

Southern California based singer-songwriter David Choi, who found fame after posting his first music video on YouTube, performs witty lyrics and high-quality content. World Cafe Live. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.philly.worldcafelive.com. $15-$27.

BLOOD DRIVE

April 3 10:00am - 3:00pm

Student Nurses at Penn hosts its Blood Drive. Claire Fagin Hall, 418 Curie Blvd. Info: www.nursing.upenn.edu.

STICK WORK

April 4 10:00am

Be among the first to view the Morris Arboretum’s newest sculpture, created by internationally renowned artist Patrick Dougherty. Designed and built on-site, this artwork is composed entirely of locally gathered natural materials. Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave. Info: 215-247-5777 or www.morrisarboretum.org.

DISCUSSING HUMAN RIGHTS

April 4 10:00am - 2:00pm

The International Human Rights Advocates present a workshop bringing together students, alumni, and partner organizations to create a forum for reflecting upon and discussing human rights issues and IHRA’s work. Penn Law School. Info: Registration is required. 215-898-7483 or www.law.upenn.edu.

GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS

April 8 11:55am

Paul Rozin, a professor of psychology in the School of Arts & Sciences at Penn, discusses, “Why Do Some Oppose Genetically Modified Foods?” for the 60 Second Lecture Series. 11:55 a.m. at Stiteler Plaza, 37th Street and Locust Walk. Info: Contact Lindsey Klinger-O’Donnell at lklinger@sas.upenn.edu.  

MAYA LOWLANDS

April 8 6:00pm

Simon Martin, associate curator and keeper of collections for the Penn Museum’s American section, discusses “Chichen Itza: An Alien City in the Maya Lowlands” as part of the Penn Museum’s Great Wonders Lecture Series. Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum.

Chaz Howard

COMMUNITY OF FAITH

April 9 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Rev. Charles Howard, University Chaplain, discusses "The Cosmopolitan Community of Faith: Respecting, Growing from, and Embracing our Religious and Spiritual Differences" as part of the Diversity Lecture Series sponsored by the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs. 2nd Floor Conference Room, Penn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut St. Register: www.upenn.edu/affirm-action/offerings.html. Info: 215-898-6993 or oaaeop@pobox.upenn.edu

ZOE STRAUSS

April 9 7:00pm

Through portraits and documents of houses and signage, Zoe Strauss took a hard look at the economic struggles and lives of residents in her own community and other parts of the United States. Strauss, a self-taught photographer and political activist, will discuss her work as a type of social intervention. International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut St. Info: 215-387-5125 or www.ihousephilly.org. $10 general admission, $8 students and seniors, $5 IHP members.

WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS

April 10 (All day) - April 12 (All day)

USA Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals. The Palestra. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

‘A SENSE OF PLACE’

April 10 10:00am - June 21 5:00pm

The Arthur Ross Gallery presents “A Sense of Place: Modern Japanese Prints,” an exhibition that brings together Japanese prints addressing the idea of place and landscape in the modern era. This exhibition explores the tradition of Japanese artists who select famous sites and landscapes for their work. They actively reinterpreted the concept of “famous places,” or meisho, one of the most influential concepts of landscape imagery in traditional Japan. Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 S. 34th St. For more information, visit www.arthurrossgallery.org.

CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

April 11 10:00am - 3:00pm

Visit the Morris Arboretum’s Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival, which celebrates the garden’s rich Japanese influence. Experience the beauty of its cherry tree collection in bloom. Activities include a bonsai tree maintenance demonstration and taiko drumming. Morris Arboretum. Info: 215-247-5777 or www.morrisarboretum.org.

FROM SOLDIERS TO PHARAOHS

April 11 3:30pm

Aidan Dodson, senior research fellow for the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Bristol, England, discusses “From Soldiers to Pharaohs: The Careers of Ay and Horemheb,” as part of the American Research Center in Egypt Lecture. Anthro Room 345, Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. $10 general admission, $7 Penn Museum members and PennCard cardholders, $5 students with ID, free for ARCE-PA members.

BENEATH THE SURFACE

April 12 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Explore the exhibition “Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama.” Take inspiration from the artifacts and work with foil to etch a gold plaque to take home. Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum.

ANCIENT PANAMA

April 12 1:00pm

Katherine Moore, zooarchaeologist and Mainwaring teaching specialist, discusses “Animals at Sitio Conte: Beneath the Surface and the Living World All Around” as part of the Beneath the Surface Lecture Series. Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum.

EVOLUTION AND ADAPTATION

April 14 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Sarah Tishkoff, the David and Lyn Silfen University Professor in Genetics and Biology and a PIK endowed chair, presents the PASEF spring lecture, “Integrative Genomic Studies of Evolution and Adaptation in Africa.” Her talk will introduce the important role African populations have played in human history, and will present the tremendous cultural, linguistic, climatic, and genetic diversity in a region considered to be the homeland of all modern human populations. Penn Law School, 3501 Sansom St., Silverman Hall, Room S240B. Catered reception to follow. Info: www.upenn.edu/emeritus/

MUSEUM AFTER DARK

April 15 6:00pm - 9:30pm

In the P.M. @ Penn Museum event, see objects in the “Beneath the Surface” exhibition and participate in an interactive dig site. Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. $20 general admission, $15 members and PennCard holders.

WELLNESS DAY

April 18 11:00am - 3:00pm

Penn Nursing’s “Healthy in Philadelphia” program hosts the fifth annual West Philadelphia Wellness Day with free health screenings and chair massages, lunch, children’s activities, exercising, and dancing to the samba drums of Unidos da Filadelfia. There will be welcome remarks by Antonia M. Villarruel, Penn’s Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing, and Philadelphia Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell. Living Independently For Elders (LIFE) Center, 4508 Chestnut St. (at 46th St.). For more information, contact Healthy In Philadelphia at 215-898-4998 or HIP@nursing.upenn.edu, or go to http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/practice-community/community/Pages/Healthy-in-Philadelphia.aspx.

ROAD TO RETIREMENT, PART II

April 21 3:30pm - 5:00pm

The Penn Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty (PASEF) presents Part II of the annual “Road to Retirement” program. Join Victoria Mulhern, executive director, Faculty Affairs and Professional Development (PSOM), and Hilary Lopez, senior benefits specialist in Human Resources, as they discuss the policies and processes around phased retirement, the retirement incentive program (the Faculty Income Allowance Program), retirement benefits (including continued medical benefits), qualifying for emeritus status, and the rights and privileges of retired faculty. All ASEF-PSOM members are also invited to attend this program. Class of ’55 Room, second floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 3420 Walnut St. RSVP to Heidi George at emeritus@pobox.upenn.edu. Info: www.upenn.edu/emeritus/.

HANDLE WITH CARE

April 28 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Therese S. Richmond, the Andrea B. Laporte Professor of Nursing, at Penn’s School of Nursing and the PENN Injury Science Center, presents the 13th Annual Claire M. Fagin Distinguished Research Award Lecture, “Life is Fragile, Handle with Care: The Science of Injury, Violence, & Recovery.” University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Claire M. Fagin Hall, Ann L. Roy Auditorium. More info: www.nursing.upenn.edu.

STRESS-FREE LIVING

May 4 6:00pm

The Foundation Stress Management Program is an eight-week course that will teach a variety of meditation techniques to help cultivate relaxation, clarity, and stillness in daily living. Participants will learn to recognize his or her unique reactions to stress to find more effective ways to respond to stressful situations, and discover how to use inner resources to find greater health and well-being. The course includes eight two-and-a-half hour weekly classes plus a full-day retreat. For a full schedule and to register, go to www.pennmedicine/mindfulness

Thomas Childers

DISTINGUISHED HISTORIAN

May 5 12:00pm

Thomas Childers, the Sheldon and Lucy Hackney Professor of History, presents a talk for a PASEF/ASEF-PSOM Luncheon. Childers’ research and teaching specialty is modern German history and World War II.  A prodigious author, he has also received many of the highest honors awarded for outstanding teaching by the University of Pennsylvania. Info: www.upenn.edu/emeritus/