Through our website, newsletter, and alumni quarterly, The Sachs Program highlights events, performances, exhibitions, and other forms of public engagement on and off campus. Most of what we list is neither produced nor directly supported by The Sachs Program. Our intent is to point you to the great things happening at Penn and driven by Penn faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Penn is a destination for the arts. Happenings are what we think you should be experiencing now.
Thursday 12 DecemberPeople’s Books & Culture Holds its ‘All But True’ Reading Series
The recently rebranded Penn Book Center, now People's Books & Culture, continues its ongoing All But True reading series, hosted by the Working Writers Group. Tori Bond and Nathan Allan Long read from their respective books of short stories, many of which are flash fiction. Refreshments will be served.
Thursday 12 DecemberPostscript Part Two Exhibition Opening of ‘Lousy Bedroom’ by Hong Kong Artist Lousy
Lousy Bedroom showcases Lousys new and selected works that revolve around what happens in a bedroom – dream, make love, sleep, party and chill. From the back alleys of Hong Kong to Bedroom, the show is a sneak peak into a more intimate side of Lousy, a cozy retreat into his dreamscape at Crane Arts and Culture Venue in Philadelphia.
Thursday 12 DecemberLightbox Film Center Goodbye Party
Lightbox Film Center invites you to celebrate 40 years of film at International House Philadelphia! Join Lightbox members, current and former staff, partners, and film lovers from across the region for a festive evening celebrating the rich history of Film @ International House as we begin a new chapter at University of the Arts.
Thursday 12 DecemberPHILADANCO Xmas Philes Returns to the Annenberg Center
Choreographed by Daniel Ezralow, Xmas Philes pairs PHILADANCO's colorful tapestry of movement with popular Christmas music in what has become an eagerly anticipated December tradition. Join us after the show on opening night for a champagne toast to PHILADANCO's founder and national dance icon, Joan Myers Brown, in celebration of the company's 50th anniversary as well as the 60th anniversary of the Philadelphia School of Dance Arts. Check out the Annenberg Center website for show dates and times at the Zellerbach Theatre.
Friday 13 DecemberPenn Art Collection Presents Study Center Fridays
Explore our collection: Cindy Sherman, Dürer, Betye Saar, Rauschenberg, Motherwell, Nevelson, Helmut Newton, Ruth Asawa, Matisse, Von Rydingsvard, Shirin Neshat, Eakins and many many many more... Doing research? Need inspiration? Just want to hang out with artwork? BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT for a viewing!
Friday 13 DecemberPublic Conversation at Slought Foundation on Mass Shootings and the Quest For Fame
The event will explore how the quest for fame motivates mass shooters, and will feature survivor and activist Samantha Fuentes and cultural anthropologist Eric Montgomery in conversation, moderated by artist Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri.