Featured Events

Let the Fire Burn

LET THE FIRE BURN

March 6 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The School of Social Policy & Practice screens “Let the Fire Burn,” a film directed by Jason Osder about the City of Philadelphia’s violent clash with MOVE, a black liberation organization based in West Philadelphia in the 1970s and 1980s. D26/27, Caster Building, 3701 Locust Walk. Info: Registration is required: jonesjen@sp2.upenn.edu

strand

THE MEXICAN PORTFOLIO

January 31 (All day) - March 29 (All day)

In 1932, photographer Paul Strand was invited by Carlos Chavez, director of the Fine Arts Department at the Secretariat of Public Education, a federal government authority in Mexico, to document the country’s changing landscape and people. The result of his expedition, the exhibition “Paul Strand: The Mexican Portfolio,” is on display at the Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 S. 34th St., Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 215-898-2083 or visit www.arthurrossgallery.org.

Mississippi Damned

MISSISSIPPI DAMNED

March 4 7:00pm

The Penn Humanities Forum, in collaboration with Penn’s Cinema Studies Program and International House Philadelphia, screens Bradford Young’s “Mississippi Damned,” the story of three sisters enduring cycles of family dysfunction. IHP, 3701 Chestnut St. Info: Registration is required. www.cinemastudies.upenn.edu

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.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

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.

strand

THE MEXICAN PORTFOLIO

January 31 (All day) - March 29 (All day)

In 1932, photographer Paul Strand was invited by Carlos Chavez, director of the Fine Arts Department at the Secretariat of Public Education, a federal government authority in Mexico, to document the country’s changing landscape and people. The result of his expedition, the exhibition “Paul Strand: The Mexican Portfolio,” is on display at the Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 S. 34th St., Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 215-898-2083 or visit www.arthurrossgallery.org.

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.

WOMEN’S TENNIS

March 6 3:00pm

Penn vs. Akron. 3 p.m. at Hecht Tennis Center, 240 S. 31st St. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

LGBT HEALTH

March 6 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Baligh Yehia, assistant professor of medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine, discusses "LGBT Health in Contemporary Society" 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.

Let the Fire Burn

LET THE FIRE BURN

March 6 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The School of Social Policy & Practice screens “Let the Fire Burn,” a film directed by Jason Osder about the City of Philadelphia’s violent clash with MOVE, a black liberation organization based in West Philadelphia in the 1970s and 1980s. D26/27, Caster Building, 3701 Locust Walk. Info: Registration is required: jonesjen@sp2.upenn.edu

Men's basketball

MEN'S BASKETBALL

March 6 7:00pm

Penn vs. Columbia. 7 p.m. at the Palestra, 235 South 33rd St. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

DIRTY JOKE

March 6 8:00pm

Straight from her 2013 FringeArts hit, comedienne Jennifer Blaine brings her one-woman show, “Dirty Joke,” to the Annenberg Center. Harold Prince Theatre, 3680 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-3900 or www.annenberg center.org. $20-$30.

MEN’S TENNIS

March 7 9:00am

Penn vs. Radford. Hecht Tennis Center, 240 S. 31st St. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

MEN’S LACROSSE

March 7 1:00pm

Penn vs. Villanova. 1 p.m. at Franklin Field, 235 S. 33rd St. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

Men's basketball

MEN'S BASKETBALL

March 7 7:00pm

Penn vs. Cornell. 7 p.m. at the Palestra, 235 South 33rd St. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

rink

SPRING BREAK SKATE

March 8 1:30pm - 3:00pm

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

WOMEN’S LACROSSE

March 10 4:00pm

Penn vs. Saint Joseph’s. Franklin Field, 235 S. 33rd St. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

Women's Basketball

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

March 10 5:00pm

Penn vs. Princeton. The Palestra, 235 South 33rd St. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

Men's basketball

MEN'S BASKETBALL

March 10 7:30pm

Penn vs. Princeton. The Palestra, 235 South 33rd St. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

ANNUAL CONFERENCE

March 11 8:00am - March 13 5:00pm

Join Penn Vet’s annual continuing education program and one of the largest gatherings of veterinary colleagues, alumni, friends, and clients in the Philadelphia region for Penn Vet’s Penn Annual Conference 2015. Events run all day through Friday, March 13, at various locations. Info: Registration is required. www.vet.upenn.edu. $140-$300.

DRUM CIRCLE

March 11 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Drum for a session with Joseph Tayoun, an internationally acclaimed Middle Eastern percussionist. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. $15 general admission, $10 students and Penn Museum members.

John Byrne Band

JOHN BYRNE BAND

March 13 7:00pm

The John Byrne Band, led by former Patrick’s Head frontman and Dublin native John Byrne, expands upon the musical and lyrical traditions of Byrne’s native and adopted homes. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.philly.worldcafelive.com. $12.

Witchhazel

BLOOMING WITCHHAZELS

March 14 1:00pm

Discover the Morris Arboretum’s extensive witchhazel collection this winter. Knowledgeable guides will lead tours throughout the garden and visitors will see more than a dozen different blooming witchhazels. Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave. Info: www.morrisarboretum.org.

MEN’S LACROSSE

March 14 1:00pm

Penn vs. Princeton. Franklin Field, 235 S. 33rd St. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

BASEBALL

March 14 3:30pm

Penn vs. Villanova. Meiklejohn Stadium, River Fields Drive. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

skate

PHILLY ROLLER GIRLS SKATE

March 14 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join the Penn Ice Rink for the Philly Roller Girls Skate. Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut St. Info: www.upenn.edu/icerink. Free admission with Roller Derby ticket purchase.

PHILLY ROLLER GIRLS SKATE

March 15 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Join the Penn Ice Rink for the Philly Roller Girls Skate. Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut St. Info: www.upenn.edu/icerink. Free admission with Roller Derby ticket purchase.

Just Sustainabilities

GOING GREEN

March 18 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Julian Agyeman, a professor of urban and environmental policy and planning at Tufts University, discusses “Beyond Green Environmentalism: E/quality of Life and Just Sustainabilities” for the Penn Humanities Forum. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: Registration is required. www.phf.upenn.edu

NEW BLACK CINEMATOGRAPHY

March 18 7:00pm

The Penn Humanities Forum, in collaboration with Penn’s Cinema Studies Program in the School of Arts & Sciences and International House Philadelphia, screens Bradford Young’s “Middle of Nowhere,” in which a medical student learns to live another life when her husband is imprisoned, and “The Door,” which follows five African-American women whose bond helps one overcome depression. IHP, 3701 Chestnut St. Info: Registration is required. www.cinemastudies.upenn.edu

AGAINST GRAVITY

March 20 9:00am - March 22 2:30pm

The symposium, “Against Gravity: Building Practices in the Pre-Industrial World,” will gather specialists to examine building practices in the pre-industrial world, with an emphasis on Greek, Roman, Byzantine, medieval, and pre-modern Islamic architecture. Building practices will be considered in a variety of ways: examining regional and local trends, considering specific architectonic forms, practices of construction, cultural interaction, and wider considerations of the built landscape and change. March 20, 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. at Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South St., and 3:30 p.m.–5:15 p.m., 419 Fisher-Bennett Hall, 3340 Walnut St.; March 21 and 22, Widener Auditorium, Penn Museum. Info: www.sas.upenn.edu/ancient/againstgravity.html. Registration: www.eventbrite.com/e/against-gravity-building-practices-in-the-pre-industrial-world-tickets-15797448594. The symposium is free and open to the public.

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

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/

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.