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DEAR NEMESIS

November 17 (All day) - December 28 (All day)

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) presents “Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993–2013”—the most expansive mid-career survey of this major American artist to date. Featuring more than 120 paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures, “Dear Nemesis” aims to represent Eisenman’s sprawling 20-year output. 

A painter consistently drawn to figures and faces, Eisenman’s canvases overflow with pathos, humor, tenderness, and violence. An early focus on drawing, evident in murals and installations, evolved into large, narrative paintings clustered with bodies and heads. Often abstracted into planes of color, Eisenman’s heads laugh, cry, kiss, and bend into the glow of cell phones.

Eisenman’s queer and feminist work often repositions historical works of art. Her work frequently reflects Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, and Édouard Manet’s greatest hits recast as bitingly political and deeply intimate subjects, reanimating the radicalism of these classic works.

Accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, the exhibition was organized for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis by curator Kelly Shindler, and by Assistant Curator Kate Kraczon for the ICA. 

The exhibition runs at the ICA, 118 S. 36th St. Admission is free, and hours run Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

For more information, visit www.icaphila.org or call 215-898-7108.

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BURN THE DIARIES

September 19 (All day) - December 28 (All day)

The Institute of Contemporary Art presents “Moyra Davey: Burn the Diaries,” a new body of work by Davey based on the artist’s recent reading of Jean Genet. Moving between photography, writing, and film, Davey’s highly personal and methodical work draws deeply on the form of the essay. A public reception takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at ICA, 118 S. 36th St. The exhibit runs through Dec. 28. Info: www.icaphila.org. 

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SILENT STORIES

December 13 7:30pm

Theatrical whimsy meets silent storytelling in the creative performances by Swiss troupe Mummenschanz, featuring visual effects and props to tell universal stories. Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Performances run through Dec. 14. Info: 215-898-3900 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $30-$75.

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HOLIDAY SKATE

December 14 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Penn Ice Rink offers free admission with a Toys for Tots donation. Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-1923 or www.upenn.edu/icerink.

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Event Listings

NECKLACE-MAKING

January 11 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Kids and their families can craft a wesekh—an ancient Egyptian collar necklace worn by men, women, and mummies—and discover other Egyptian fashions through tours of the Penn Museum’s Egyptian Galleries. Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. Free with Museum admission.

OUTDOOR STORYTIME

January 13 10:30am - 11:00am

Join the Morris Arboretum for a fun and engaging reading session for the kids. Outdoor Children’s Classroom, Morris Arboretum. Info: Registration is required. 215-247-5777 or www.morrisarboretum.org.

WOMEN’S SQUASH

January 14 4:00pm

Penn vs. Trinity. Ringe Courts. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

CIVIL RIGHTS AT 50

January 14 4:30pm

Penn Law faculty members will participate in the panel “The Civil Rights Act of 1964 at 50: Looking Back and Looking Ahead.” Experts will include Wendell Pritchett, interim dean and Presidential Professor; Sophia Z. Lee, professor of law and history; Serena Mayeri, professor of law and history; and Tobias Barrington Wolff, professor of law. The public is invited to this discussion of the impact and future of the Civil Rights Movement. Golkin 100, Fitts Auditorium, Penn Law, 3501 Sansom St. Info: dpavel@law.upenn.edu or www.law.upenn.edu.

MEN’S SQUASH

January 14 6:30pm

Penn vs. Trinity. Ringe Courts. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

January 14 7:00pm

Penn vs. Richmond. The Palestra. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

DENTAL DISCUSSION

January 15 12:00pm

Yoshihiro Izumiya, associate professor of dermatology at the University of California, Davis, joins Penn Dental’s lecture series. Levy Dental Medicine Library, Evans Building, 240 S. 40th St. Info: www.dental.upenn.edu.

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DANCE MEETS THEATER

January 15 7:30pm

Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre’s innovative ensemble makes its way from Miami’s vibrant arts scene for its Philadelphia debut. A favorite at the prestigious American Dance Festival, this program includes “Various Stages of Drowning: A Cabaret and Dining Alone.” Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St. Multiple performances run through Jan. 17. Info: 215-898-3900 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $20-$50.

TRANSFORMING HEALTH CARE

January 16 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Lisa Marsch, director of the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health at Dartmouth College, hosts a discussion about “Transforming Health Care via Science-Based Technology” as part of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economic’s lecture series. Colonial Penn Center Auditorium, 3641 Locust Walk. Info: Registration is required. www.ldi.upenn.edu.

WRESTLING

January 17 12:00pm

Penn vs. Lock Haven. The Palestra. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

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WINTER FEST SKATE

January 17 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join the Penn Ice Rink for Winter Fest Skate. Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut St. Info: www.upenn.edu/icerink. $5 admission includes skate rental.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

January 17 7:00pm

Penn vs. Villanova. The Palestra. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS

January 18 1:00pm

Penn vs. Stanford, Bridgeport. The Palestra. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

JAZZ GARDENS

January 18 2:00pm

Jenny Rose Carey, director of the Ambler Arboretum at Temple University and a member of the Garden Club of Philadelphia, investigates the fascinating gardens of the Jazz Age as part of the Morris Arboretum’s Lukens Endowed Lecture. Morris Arboretum. Info: Pre-registration is required. 215-247-5777 or www.morrisarboretum.org.

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY

January 19 (All day)

The University will be closed in observance of the national holiday.

INTRO TO MINDFULNESS

January 19 6:30pm - 8:30pm

This two-hour Penn Program for Mindfulness 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. University City and Radnor, Pa. Info: Registration is required. www.pennmedicine.org/mindfulness. $49.

RESUSCITATION AND THE BRAIN

January 20 12:00pm - 1:15pm

David Casarett, professor of medicine at Penn, discusses “Death, Resuscitation, and the Brain: Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead.” Room 523, Goddard Laboratories, 3710 Hamilton Walk. Info: Registration is encouraged. info@neuroethics.upenn.edu or www.neuroethics.upenn.edu.

LANGUAGE OF HUMAN RIGHTS

January 20 4:30pm

Lorrin Thomas, co-director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program at Rutgers University, discusses “The Language of Human Rights in Mexico, 1960-1980.” Room 209, College Hall, Levy Park. Info: www.history.upenn.edu.

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LECTURE IN SOCIAL JUSTICE

January 20 5:30pm

The 14th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture in Social Justice will feature Rosario Dawson, actress, activist, and humanitarian; Tiffany Persons, director of Shine on Sierra Leone; and Abrima Erwiah, founder of Studio One Eighty Nine. Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center for Performing Arts. Info: www.africana.sas.upenn.edu.

HERMENEUTIC STOMP

January 20 6:00pm

Poet Jake Marmer will be joined by jazz luminaries Frank London on trumpet, Greg Wall on sax, Uri Sharlin on keys, and Eyal Maoz on guitar for a performance co-sponsored by Kelly Writers House and the Wexler Family Endowed Fund for Programs in Jewish Life and Culture and Creative Ventures. Arts Café, Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk. Info: 215-746-POEM or www.writing.upenn.edu/wh.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

January 21 5:30pm

Penn vs. Villanova. The Palestra. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

NEW BLACK CINEMATOGRAPHY

January 21 6:00pm

Award-winning cinematographer Bradford Young uses his stunning visuals to tell stories of family, violence, and diaspora across black communities from New York City to rural Mississippi. His discussion will be followed by a screening of “Mother of George,” a film that follows the tightly knit community of immigrant Nigerians living in Brooklyn. International House Philadelphia. Info: Registration is required. 215-573-8280 or www.phf.upenn.edu.

OPEN MIC

January 21 7:30pm

Kelly Writers House’s Speakeasy Open Mic Night welcomes all kinds of readings, spectacles, and happenings. Bring poetry, a guitar, an essay, or stand-up comedy to share. Expect fantastic performances, occasional costumes, and, of course, community members who love writing. Arts Café, Kelly Writers House. Info: 215-746-POEM or www.writing.upenn.edu/wh.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

January 21 8:00pm

Penn vs. Monmouth. The Palestra. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

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VALENTINE'S DAY SKATE

February 14 5:30pm - 7:00pm

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

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. Penn Bookstore. Info: 215-898-6993 or oaaeop@pobox.upenn.edu.

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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.

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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.

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. Penn Bookstore. Info: 215-898-6993 or oaaeop@pobox.upenn.edu.