Featured Events

Sam Zell

A CONVERSATION WITH SAM ZELL

November 3 6:30pm - 7:30pm

The Wharton School’s Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center hosts “Opportunities & Risks in Global Real Estate Investing: A Conversation with Sam Zell,” a lecture by noted international real estate investor and owner, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut St.,
 Ambani Auditorium (G06). Info: Contact Yezta Johnson Wiggins at 215-898-0930 or yezta@wharton.upenn.edu.

dance

IF AT ALL

November 13 7:30pm

Direct from Israel, the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company showcases its intoxicating blend of the primitive and the poetic in “If At All.” Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St. Performances run through Nov. 15. Info: 215-898-3900 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $20-$60.

Burn the Diaries

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. 

Ice Rink

THANKSGIVING SKATE

November 29 5:30pm - 7:00pm

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

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Event Listings

Burn the Diaries

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. 

HOMECOMING WEEKEND

October 31 (All day) - November 2 (All day)

Celebrate tradition at Penn during this year’s Homecoming Weekend featuring Arts & Culture. In addition to perennial favorites like the Alumni Arts Fair and Quakerfest, this year’s lineup includes some spookier offerings for Halloween. Registration is required. Info: www.alumni.upenn.edu.

CELEBRATING INNOVATION

October 31 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Penn students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends are invited to honor the University’s culture of innovation at “Celebrating Innovation at Penn,” including the 2014 David and Lyn Silfen University Forum. South Bank, 3401 Grays Ferry. Info: Registration is required. Info: www.upenn.edu/innovation.

ELON MUSK PUBLIC LECTURE

October 31 6:00pm

The 1998 discovery that the universe's expansion is accelerating was not only unexpected but also led to the postulation of a previously unknown “dark energy” that forms almost three-quarters of the "stuff" of the universe. How was this discovery made, and what progress has there been since then in understanding dark energy and the accelerating universe? Nobel laureate Saul Perlmutter, an astrophysicist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a professor at University of California, Berkeley, will discuss these questions. Room 102, Chemistry Laboratories, 231 S. 34th St. Info: http://www.physics.upenn.edu/particlecosmo/events/musklecture-2014.html

DARK ENERGY

October 31 6:00pm

Saul Perlmutter, an astrophysicist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, discusses the 1998 discovery that the universe’s accelerating expansion was not only unexpected, but also led to the postulation of a previously unknown “dark energy” forming almost three-quarters of the “stuff” of the universe. Room 102, Chemistry Building, 231 S. 34th St. Info: 215-898-5162 or www.sas.upenn.edu.

ITINERANT BELONGINGS

November 1 (All day) - December 20 (All day)

Through film, photography, and performance, the artists in “Itinerant Belongings” explore the contours of belonging across different contexts—from the invention of nationalist social rituals to the homecoming of veterans. Works will be on display at the Slought Foundation, 4017 Walnut St., through Nov. 26, and at the Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery through Dec. 20. Info: www.slought.org or www.design.upenn.edu.

ART HISTORY MATTERS

November 1 10:00am - 12:00pm

A panel of Penn alumni, faculty, and friends will lead an interactive discussion around compelling questions such as: How can art history help us navigate our image-rich culture? Is art collecting more than an investment strategy? How many art historians does it take to change the world? Rose Recital Hall, Room 419, Fisher-Bennett Hall, 3340 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-2358 or esaylor@sas.upenn.edu.

ART HISTORY MATTERS

November 1 10:00am - 12:00pm

A panel of Penn alumni, faculty, and friends will lead an interactive discussion around compelling questions such as: How can art history help us navigate our image-rich culture? Is art collecting more than an investment strategy? How many art historians does it take to change the world? Rose Recital Hall, Room 419, Fisher-Bennett Hall, 3340 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-2358 or esaylor@sas.upenn.edu.

FIELD HOCKEY

November 1 12:00pm

Penn vs. Brown. Ellen Vagelos Field. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

FOOTBALL

November 1 1:00pm

Penn vs. Brown for Homecoming. Franklin Field. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

WRITING FOR YOUTH

November 1 4:00pm

In honor of Penn’s Homecoming Weekend, join Kelly Writers House for a reading and panel discussion of writing for children and young adults, moderated by Liz Van Doren and featuring four alumni writers: Lorene Cary, Beth Kephart, Jordan Sonnenblick, and Kathy DeMarco Van Cleve. Kelly Writers House. Info: Registration is required. 215-746-POEM or whhomecoming@writing.upenn.edu.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

November 1 5:00pm

Penn vs. Brown. Rhodes Field. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

BACK THEN

November 1 5:00pm

Alumni from all generations are invited to contribute notable Penn anecdotes and remembrances to “Penn Back Then,” a web-based audio scrapbook. Look for roving Penn Back Then recorders and tell them your best story. Locust Walk. Info: www.sas.upenn.edu/pennbackthen.

Sam Zell

A CONVERSATION WITH SAM ZELL

November 3 6:30pm - 7:30pm

The Wharton School’s Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center hosts “Opportunities & Risks in Global Real Estate Investing: A Conversation with Sam Zell,” a lecture by noted international real estate investor and owner, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut St.,
 Ambani Auditorium (G06). Info: Contact Yezta Johnson Wiggins at 215-898-0930 or yezta@wharton.upenn.edu.

INSIDE AND OUT

November 4 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Penn Vet’s Elizabeth Davidson and Liz Arbitier discuss “Sports Medicine: Inside and Out” as part of Penn Vet’s First Tuesday Lecture Series. Alumni Hall, New Bolton Center, 382 West Street Rd., Kennett Square, Pa. Info: Registration is required. 610-925-6500 or beltb@vet.upenn.edu.

ANNA NALICK

November 4 7:00pm

Singer-songwriter Anna Nalick, known for her breakout single “Breathe,” performs songs from her haunting and electric new album. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.philly.worldcafelive.com. $18-48.

IMPOLITE CONVERSATIONS

November 4 7:00pm - 8:30pm

John L. Jackson, dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice, will discuss race, politics, sex, money, and religion, and sign copies of his new book, “Impolite Conversations.” Penn Bookstore. Info: 215-898-7595 or www.upenn.bncollege.com.

TAKE CONTROL

November 5 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Brigid Schulte, author of “Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One has the Time,” and Stew Friedman, author of “Leading the Life You Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life” and founding director of the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project, host a discussion titled “From Overwhelmed to Leading the Life You Want.” Fitts Auditorium, Penn Law. Info: Registration is required. Info: www.hr.upenn.edu/myhr/registration.

GREAT WONDERS

November 5 6:00pm

The Penn Museum’s Megan Kassabaum explores the monumental grandeur of the Mississippi Valley as part of the Museum’s Great Wonders Lecture Series. Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum.

HER SPACE

November 5 6:30pm

Enjoy an evening of feminist psychic sharknados and a peace-making workshop with white, male New York Times art critics, Ivy League department heads, and bare-backing autocrats at “Her/Gravity: The Destruction of the Space/Time Continuum, with Ridykelulous.” ICA. Info: www.icaphila.org.

WOMEN’S SWIM

November 7 4:00pm

Penn v. Columbia. Sheerr Pool, Pottruck Health & Fitness Center, 3701 Walnut St. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

MEAL PREP

November 10 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Join the School of Social Policy & Practice in preparing some of the thousands of meals the Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA) delivers weekly to people battling life-threatening illnesses in the Philadelphia area. MANNA, 2323 Ranstead St. Info: Registration is required. 215-573-6866 or ericazac@sp2.upenn.edu.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION

November 11 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Learn to find “win-win” solutions to personal and professional conflicts with assertiveness, collaboration, and other skills during a Penn HR session on dealing with difficult people. Golkin Room, Houston Hall. Info: Registration is required. www.hr.upenn.edu.

COVER LETTER-CRAFTING

November 12 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Join Penn HR for a Career Focus Brown Bag session to learn the steps to creating a powerful cover letter. 3624 Market St. Info: Registration is required. www.hr.upenn.edu.

COLOR, COMMUNITY, AND CITIZENSHIP

November 12 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Dean John Jackson discusses "What You Can't See is What You Get: Color, Community, and Citizenship in an Aspiringly 'Post-Racial' Democracy" as part of the Diversity Lecture Series sponsored by the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs. Evans B-20, Penn Dental. Info: 215-898-6993 or oaaeop@pobox.upenn.edu. 

SHADES OF BLUE

November 12 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Farah Jasmine Griffin, whose latest book is “Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists and Progressive Politics During World War II,” will play some of the great soul recordings from the mid–1970s and discuss their cultural significance. This talk is part of the 2014-15 Penn Humanities Forum on Color. Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum. Info: Registration is required. www.phf.upenn.edu.

dance

IF AT ALL

November 13 7:30pm

Direct from Israel, the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company showcases its intoxicating blend of the primitive and the poetic in “If At All.” Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St. Performances run through Nov. 15. Info: 215-898-3900 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $20-$60.

CHAIR YOGA

November 19 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join Penn HR for a chair yoga series, which provides the same benefits of a regular yoga workout, such as increased strength, flexibility, and balance, without involving complex poses. Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall, 249 S. 36th St. Info: Registration is required. Info: www.hr.upenn.edu.

SKIN SHADES

November 19 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Nina Jablonski, an anthropologist and paleobiologist at Penn State University, discusses her groundbreaking research on the physical evolution of skin color in humans and how its meanings, associations, and values have changed over time. This talk is part of the 2014-15 Penn Humanities Forum on Color. Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum. Info: Registration is required. www.phf.upenn.edu.

MUTUAL MUSES

November 19 6:30pm

Artist Michael Smith joins Da Corte, Musson, and ICA curator Kate Kraczon to discuss their shared influences and inspirations. ICA. Info: Info: www.icaphila.org.