July 8, 2016 |
Beginning Monday, Philadelphia will become the center of the Sumerian universe when nearly 300 Assyriologists descend on the Penn Museum for four days of hobnobbing, scholarly presentations, receptions, and Sumerian scuttlebutt. The Penn Museum at the University of Pennsylvania will be hosting the 62nd Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, the worldwide association of scholarly Mesopotamian enthusiasts, and a very big deal indeed. It is only the fifth time since its 1950 founding that the organization has held its annual gathering in the United States, and the second time it has been to Penn.
July 18, 2016
Amanda X . Kensington-born rock trio fronted by guitarist Cat Park and bassist Kat Bean, whose follow-up to their 2014 Siltbreeze Records debut, Amnesia, is starting to seem long-awaited. With Winter Break, Shelf Life, and Yankee Bluff. Monday at PhilaMOCA. Zydeco-A-Go-Go. Le bon-tons will be rolling at the fais do-do with this Philadelphia Cajun- and Creole-spiced dance band. Wednesday at the Summer Night concert series at the Penn Museum. Freakwater. Carter Family-friendly Louisville, Ky., duo of Catherine Irwin and Janet Beveridge Bean, who were way ahead of the Americana gothic alt-country curve with their 1989 self-titled debut, and who are at the top of their game with the new Scheherazade . Wednesday at Sellersville Theater.
April 15, 2012 |
Events are free unless otherwise indicated. Symposiums & Seminars Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern PA is hosting a few information sessions on how to become a Big Brother or Big Sister. Center City office, 123 S. Broad St., Suite 2180; 215-790-9200 or www.bbbssepa.org. 6 pm Wed•Noon Thurs•10 am Sat National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St., Independence Mall; 215-409-6700 or www. constitutioncenter.org. Reservations required. Income Tax Day, free with museum admission 9:30 am-5 pm Tues•Social Media: The New Political Battleground, 6:30 pm Thurs•One University: FDR and the Path to WWII: What We Know Now That We Didn't Know Then, Admission $89. Reservations are required at www.onedayu.com.
December 22, 2012
Friday-Saturday Sounds of the season The Philadelphia Orchestra will celebrate the holidays with "The Glorious Sound of Christmas. " Join the orchestra for favorites at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts' Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St. Admission: $40-$119. Time: 7 p.m. Information: 215-893-1999, www.philorch.org . Friday Party like there's no tomorrow Join the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology as it holds a celebration for the end of the world ... 12-21-12, according to an ancient Maya calendar.
April 14, 2015 |
Each spring, Philadelphia's tech start-up founders and promoters come blinking into the light, renting halls, and putting on shows in search of investors, clients, new hires, and public attention for it all. This town, for all its history of innovations (such as the first modern computer, ENIAC), has not grown into a world tech center like Palo Alto or Cambridge. Rather, it's a city "where technology gets commercialized," where medical and engineering scholars solve problems for software, telecom, drug, and investment companies, says Fairmount Partners investment banker Allen Born.
September 23, 2015 |
Christopher Jones, 77, of Kimberton, a University of Pennsylvania Museum archaeologist known for his discovery and deciphering of inscriptions left by the ancient Maya culture of Guatemala, died Thursday, Sept. 3, of cancer at his home. As a research associate and later a consulting scholar for the museum, Dr. Jones was engaged in ongoing study and massive publication efforts pertaining to Tikal - one of the largest ancient cities in the Americas. Tikal was the capital of a city-state during the Classical period (200 to 900)
January 12, 2013 |
Children have a playdate with the Sprout Network Saturday for the Super WHY Celebration at the Market & Shops at Comcast Center. Activities include storytime, and children can watch the network's favorite Super WHY episodes. There will be a meet and greet with Super WHY and Princess Presto and photo opportunities. Market merchants will have arts and crafts, kid-friendly lunch specials, an interactive gaming station, and more. Playdate is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. KidsinCenterCity.com playdate with Sprout: The Super WHY Celebration, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday on the lower level of the Market & Shops at Comcast Center, 1701 JFK Blvd.
August 7, 2011
Indicates wheelchair-accessible. Events are free unless otherwise indicated. Authors Margaret Thorell , "Swedes of the Delaware Valley," American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Ave; 215-389-1776 or www.americanswedish.org . $5 ASHM members, $10 nonmembers. 6 pm Wed. Special Events Pine Barrens Ecology & Wildlife Meet rehabilitated but nonreleasable animals & learn about Pine Barrens ecology. Bring lunch. Briar Bush Nature Center, 1212 Edgehill Rd., Abington; 215-887-6603 $40 9am-4pm Sun 2011 Summer Sampler Learn about the coming year at this evening of community, study, food, music, and more.
January 27, 2016
Chinese New Year at Penn Museum The long: More than 1,000 people attend Penn's family-centric, annual early Chinese New Year kickoff. Year number 4712, a monkey year, is also the archaeology and anthropology museum's 35th such celebration. The short: Don't miss the lion dance finale in the garden, weather permitting. All day long: New performance every half-hour, heavy on the martial arts, plus calligraphy and craft stations in and beyond the China Gallery and its famous crystal sphere.