Featured Events



April 16 (All day) - June 30 (All day)

In “From Rio to Brotherly Love,” International House Philadelphia exhibits the work of Daniel Gafanhoto, a fine-art photographer who photographs and processes cityscapes, including Philadelphia’s, in a distinct and personal way. The exhibition will be on display through June 30. An opening reception for the exhibit runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at IHP, 3701 Chestnut St. Info: 215-387-5125 or www.ihousephilly.org.



April 16 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Join the Penn Institute for Urban Research for the final event in a four-part film series on urban planning and public health featuring a screening of “Addiction Incorporated,” a documentary about whistleblower Victor DeNoble, the research scientist at a major tobacco company who proved that cigarettes are addictive. Room B3, Meyerson Hall, 210 S. 34th St. Info: Registration is required. www.penniur.upenn.edu. 



April 21 6:00pm

Kelly Writers House welcomes Roxane Gay, a writer and editor whose work has appeared in “Best American Short Stories 2012,” “Best Sex Writing 2012,” Salon, Oxford American, NOON, American Short Fiction, Indiana Review, Brevity, The Rumpus, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and more. Arts Café, Kelly Writers House. Info: 215-746-POEM or wh@writing.upenn.edu.

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February 12 (All day) - August 17 (All day)

To mark half a century as one of the leading contemporary art museums in the world, the exhibition “ICA@50: Pleasing Artists and Publics Since 1963” animates the Institute of Contemporary Art’s past and propels it into the future. The ICA is celebrating the anniversary by examining lesser-known moments in contemporary art, engage today’s artists, commission new projects, and move toward the unknown. The show runs through Aug. 17. For a full list of artists included in the show, and details on free public events during the exhibition’s run, go to www.icaphila.org

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Event Listings


April 30 11:55am

Listen to Enrique Mendoza’s 60-Second Lecture, “Tax Day Blues: Reflections on U.S. Debt and Deficits.” 11:55 a.m. at Stiteler Plaza. Info: www.sas.upenn.edu/60-second-lecture.


May 1 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies reflects on the Center’s impact on Penn, the field of Jewish studies and its ongoing dialogue with humanistic scholarship, and the place of institutes for advanced study in the 21st century. Benjamin Nathans, the Ronald S. Lauder Endowed Term Associate Professor of History, will moderate a roundtable discussion among scholars who have all contributed to the Center throughout the last two decades. Widener Lecture Hall, Penn Museum. Info: www.katz.sas.upenn.edu.



May 1 8:00pm

Los Angeles-based synth pop group Berlin, featuring lead singer Terri Nunn, released its first gold-selling EP in 1982. More than 30 years later, the band continues to please. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.worldcafelive.com. $16-$35.


May 2 8:30am - 5:30pm

Scholars from sociology, city planning, economics, history, and public policy convene for “Immigration and Metropolitan Revitalization: A Conference” to present research on the role of immigration in revamping metropolitan housing markets, creating economic opportunity, and transforming neighborhoods. The McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 3355 Woodland Walk. Info: www.sas.upenn.edu/sspf.



May 2 10:00am - 3:00pm

To coincide with the launch of “Culinary Expeditions”—a new, full-color publication illustrated with images of objects from the Penn Museum collections that takes readers on an exploration of regional cuisines, food-making techniques, and stories about world cultures—the Museum hosts a luncheon featuring dishes from the book. Penn Museum. Info: Registration is required. 215-898-9202 or ardeth@sas.upenn.edu.


May 7 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Interested in trying yoga but don’t know where to start? Join HR for chair yoga, which boasts the same benefits of a regular yoga workout without mastering complex poses. Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall, 249 S. 36th St. Info: Registration is required. www.hr.upenn.edu.


May 7 6:00pm

In “Searching for the Golden Fleece with Jason and the Argonauts,” Brian Rose, curator-in-charge of the Penn Museum’s Mediterranean Section, examines the classic literary voyage and how Greek seafaring in the late Bronze and early Iron Ages relates to Jason’s maritime adventures. Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. $5 advanced registration, $10 at the door.


May 9 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join the Weekly Paid Professional Staff Assembly Speaker Series for a discussion about generational differences within the office environment, featuring Ralph De Lucia, associate director for the Office of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity Programs. 217 Stiteler Hall, First Floor. Info: RSVP by Friday, May 2 to Marcia Dotson, mdotson@sas.upenn.edu. 


May 13 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Vote to elect for various open positions within the Weekly Paid Professional Staff Assembly. Nominations, which should include a name, brief bio, and position of interest, are being accepted through Thursday, May 1. 217 Stiteler Hall, First Floor. Info: lsatchel@pobox.upenn.edu.