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Bottles under the influence

CONSIDER THE BELVEDERE

April 22 6:00pm - August 16 12:00am

“Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson: Consider the Belvedere” will be showcased at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, 118 S 36th St. The artists' collaborations were recently staged at the Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada. Envisioned as a kind of theatrical set, the show revolves around two 16mm films. “Bottles Under the Influence” stars glass bottles. “Consider the Belvedere,” which was shot on location in the exhibition at Banff, is a collaborative commission between the host institutions. For more information, visit www.icaphila.org.

food chains

FOOD CHAINS

May 12 7:00pm

International House screens “Food Chains,” an exposé on the injustice embedded in America’s agriculture and food production. IHP, 3701 Chestnut St. Info: 215-387-5125 or www.ihousephilly.org. $10 general public, $7 students/seniors, $5 Scribe and IHP members.

Christopher McDougall

NATURAL BORN HEROES

April 23 6:00pm

Christopher McDougall, bestselling author of “Born to Run” and a running advocate with a passion for exploring the limits of human potential, offers up a cabaret-style program to celebrate his book, “Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance.” Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum.

emily west

EMILY WEST

April 21 8:00pm

From the mixture of curiosity, compulsivity, and emptiness of one-night stands to the fantasizing of Hollywood love, singer Emily West performs her detailed and emotionally rich music. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: RSVPs are encouraged. 215-898-8721 or www.philly.worldcafelive.com. $20-$25.

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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.

sense of place

‘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.

Bottles under the influence

CONSIDER THE BELVEDERE

April 22 6:00pm - August 16 12:00am

“Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson: Consider the Belvedere” will be showcased at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, 118 S 36th St. The artists' collaborations were recently staged at the Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada. Envisioned as a kind of theatrical set, the show revolves around two 16mm films. “Bottles Under the Influence” stars glass bottles. “Consider the Belvedere,” which was shot on location in the exhibition at Banff, is a collaborative commission between the host institutions. For more information, visit www.icaphila.org.

women's lacrosse

WOMEN’S LACROSSE

April 26 1:00pm

Penn vs. Cornell. Franklin Field. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

ATLATL WORKSHOP

April 26 1:00pm

The Philadelphia Science Festival presents an Atlatl Workshop for Explorer Sunday. Learn the physics behind this ancient tool, which vastly changed the ways early Native Americans hunted. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: Space is limited. 215-898-2680 or events@pennmuseum.org.

coffee

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION

April 26 2:00pm

Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee and join Penn History of Art Ph.D. and PennDesign MFA candidates for an intimate conversation on “Ghosts of Modernism,” inspired by the Institute of Contemporary Art exhibitions on view. ICA, 118 S. 36th St. Info: 215-898-7108 or www.icaphila.org.

MINDFULNESS AND LAW

April 27 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Charles Halpern, founder and first director of the Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in Law, speaks about the value of mindfulness meditation in the study and practice of law, and the growth of mindfulness programs in law schools around the country. He will lead a guided meditation, suitable for both experienced and inexperienced meditators. 112 Tanenbaum, Penn Law School, 3501 Sansom St. Info: ekraemer@law.upenn.edu or www.law.upenn.edu.

hagedorn

WRITERS HOUSE FELLOW

April 27 6:30pm

Join Kelly Writers House Fellow Jessica Hagedorn, an author of award-winning novels, including “Toxicology,” “Dream Jungle,” “The Gangster of Love,” and “Dog Eaters,” for a reading at Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk, in the Arts Cafe. A breakfast follows at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28. Info: RSVP is required. 215-746-POEM, whfellow@writing.upenn.edu or www.writing.upenn.edu/wh.

richmond

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.

Paul K. Saint-Amour

60-SECOND LECTURE

April 29 11:55am - 12:00pm

Penn Arts & Sciences Professor Paul K. Saint-Amour squeezes a wealth of knowledge in an innovative talk on “The World Has Raised Its Whip; Where Will It Descend?” into just one minute in the 60-Second Lecture Series. Stiteler Plaza, 37th Street and Locust Walk. Houston Hall Bistro in case of rain. Info: www.sas.upenn.edu/60second.

Henwood

TALKING EBOLA

April 29 4:00pm

Patricia C. Henwood, an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine and the director of global health initiatives, is talking "Ebola in Liberia: A Fragile Health System in Peril" at the Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty of the Perelman School of Medicine (ASEF-PSOM) Spring Program. Having completed two missions with the International Medical Corps in Liberia, Dr. Henwood will touch on some bioethical challenges of the work and discuss where the response is now headed. The program will take place in the Biomedical Research Building II/III Auditorium, 421 Curie Blvd., and a reception will follow in the lobby. Info: RSVP to Kayvon Nikoo: kayvon@upenn.edu

SPRING COLLOQUIUM

April 30 2:00pm - 5:00pm

The Tenth Annual Kolb Junior Fellows Spring Colloquium features graduating and soon-to-be-graduating Junior Fellows of the Kolb Society that will discuss their dissertation research. The research interests of the Kolb Society of Fellows are focused principally on ancient, pre-industrial cultures and modern, non-industrial peoples of the world. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum.

Relâche

MUSICAL MYSTERIES

May 3 3:00pm

Relâche in Residence presents “Les Mystères Français,” featuring Léonce Perret’s 1912 silent film, “The Mystery of the Rocks of Kador.” Relâche, the octet of winds, strings, keyboard, and percussion, will also present two works by veteran Philadelphia composer Paul Epstein, a collaborator with the ensemble for more than 25 years. Widener Hall in the Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. $15 Penn Museum members; $10 students with ID.

Katherine M. Moore

DIGGING DAMES

May 4 10:30am - 3:00pm

Kate Moore, the Mainwaring Teaching Specialist for zooarchaeology at the Penn Museum’s Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials and an adjunct professor of anthropology at Penn, discusses “Digging Dames: Women Archaeologists Come Clean” as part of the Women’s Committee Afternoon Events. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: 215-898-9202 or www.penn.museum.

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 - 1:30pm

Thomas Childers, the Sheldon and Lucy Hackney Professor of History, presents a talk, "The Best Years of Their Lives: The Greatest Generation's Troubled Homecoming from World War II," 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. Hourglass Room, University Club in the Inn at Penn. Info: www.upenn.edu/emeritus/

SENSE OF PLACE

May 6 12:00pm

Enjoy hot topics and insider information on shows with curators, artists, and Arthur Ross Gallery staff for the gallery’s “12@12” lecture series. This month, learn about the current exhibition, “A Sense of Place: Modern Japanese Prints.” Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 S. 34th St. Info: 215-898-2083 or www.arthurrossgallery.org.

GREAT WONDERS

May 6 6:00pm

C. Brian Rose, Peter C. Ferry Curator-in-Charge of the Penn Museum’s Mediterranean Section, discusses “The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus and its Successors” as part of the Museum’s Great Wonders Lecture Series. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. $5 advanced general admission, $2 Penn Museum members, $10 at the door.

dcc conference

LATIN AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

May 8 9:00am - 5:00pm

International scholars will gather for a conference titled, “Citizens, Constitutions, and Democracy in Post-Neoliberal Latin America,” which will include panel topics such as post-liberal democracy, courts and constitutional changes, race and ethnic identities, and citizenship and new forms of participation. Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce St. Info: www.sas.upenn.edu/dcc.

plant sale

PLANT SALE

May 9 10:00am - 3:00pm

The Morris Arboretum Plant Sale will satisfy all plant needs, featuring unusual annuals, new perennial cultivars, fabulous woody plants, and heirloom roses. Morris Arboretum, 100 E Northwestern Ave. Info: 215-247-5777 or www.morrisarboretum.org.

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH

May 10 9:30am - 11:30am

Start your Mother’s Day with a delicious brunch by Chef Josh Hunter. Afterward, enjoy spring at the Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave. There's a second session from noon to 2 p.m., too. Info: 215-247-5777 or www.morrisarboretum.org. $27 member adults, $11 member children under 12, $38 non-member adults, $15 non-member children under 12.

janet monge

THE SKELETON WITHIN

May 10 1:00pm

Janet Monge, keeper of the Penn Museum’s Physical Anthropology section, speaks about the great challenge to physical anthropologists when working with only records to try to reconstruct the life history of people in “The Skeleton Within.” Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum.

Wissahickon

SPRING IN THE WISSAHICKON

May 12 10:00am

Join PASEF for a spring outing in the Wissahickon Valley to explore the challenges involved in maintaining an urban wilderness park. The day begins with coffee or tea, juice, bagels, and danish in the historic Valley Green Inn. Participants will board vans for a tour of Forbidden Drive narrated by Maura McCarthy, executive director of Friends of the Wissahickon, and PASEF's own Professor David Pope of SEAS. The vans will stop occasionally to let participants take short excursions on side trails. At noon, the vans will return to Valley Green Inn for lunch and informal discussion. RSVP and info: Contact Heidi George at emeritus@pobox.upenn.edu or 215-746-5972. The deadline for reservations is May 3. Guests are welcome. $25 per person includes meals and tour. Driving directions to the Valley Green Inn can found at www.valleygreeninn.com.

food chains

FOOD CHAINS

May 12 7:00pm

International House screens “Food Chains,” an exposé on the injustice embedded in America’s agriculture and food production. IHP, 3701 Chestnut St. Info: 215-387-5125 or www.ihousephilly.org. $10 general public, $7 students/seniors, $5 Scribe and IHP members.

NEDA WALK

May 31 8:00am

Employees, students, patients, family, and friends of Penn Medicine are encouraged to participate in the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Walk. NEDA’s efforts include increasing awareness, early intervention, and improving access to treatment for those who suffer from clinical eating disorders. Starting location for the walk is at the Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Ave. Contact Shivani Sethi at shivani2@upenn.edu or Alexandra Meyer at almeyer@upenn.edu to learn more. Info: neda.nationaleatingdisorders.org.