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HENRIQUE OLIVEIRA

December 18 (All day) - January 15 (All day)

For nearly a decade, artist Henrique Oliveira has been known for his cavernous, monumental constructions, which have taken over galleries and other public spaces in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, Brisbane, Houston, and other cities around the world. In a site-specific installation curated by Arthur Ross Gallery Associate Director Dejáy B. Duckett, Oliveira brings his work to Philadelphia in an exhibition titled “Adenocalcinoma Poliresidual.” The exhibition runs through Jan. 15 and 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Event Listings

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.