Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 22, February 23, 1999


March @ Penn

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 Academic Calendar  Children's Activities Meetings| Conferences  Exhibits
 Films  Fitness/ Learning  Music  On Stage
 Religion  Special Events  Sports  Talks

Go West! Go International! 3rd Thursdays

Readings Etc.

See On Stage


5 Spring Recess; begins at close of classes. Through March 14.

15 Classes Resume; 8 a.m.

22 Advance Registration; for fall and summer sessions. Through April 4.


6 Children's Theater: "Wizard of Oz"; part of BROADWAY FOR KIDS® series; 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.; $8; Harrison Auditorium, University Museum; tickets/info: 563-3501 (American Theater Arts for Youth, Inc.).

13 Children's Workshop: Star Myths; ages 8-12 learn why different cultures look to the night sky for survival and hear stories from around the world; create constellations and star stories; 10 a.m.-noon; $5; Southwest Gallery, Sky Theater, University Museum; pre-registration: 898-4015 (Museum).

14 Let's Build a Birdhouse; elementary-aged children learn about birds' nesting habits; build own birdhouses; 1-3 p.m.; $17/non-members family fee; $14.50/members family fee; bring a hammer; Morris Arboretum; reservations: 247-5777, ext. 156 (Morris Arboretum).

19 Layla's Black Belt; performed by Stimulus Children's Theater; teaches that violence is not the answer to problems; 7 p.m.; $5, $2/children; Iron Gate Theater. Also March 20; 2 and 7 p.m.


4 The Culture of Exchange: Real and Imagined Markets in the Low Countries, 1500-1800; an interdisciplinary conference exploring Dutch innovations, includes talks, concerts and exhibits; $30, $10/students, seniors; info: 898-6836 or (Comparative Literature and Literary Theory Program). Through March 7.

16 Complementary and Alternative Medicine Forum; 6-10 p.m.; Terrace Room, Logan Hall; info: 382-5257 or (GSAC). Through March 18..

19 Representing Animals: Framing Wildlife for Public Consumption in Zoos, Museums, and on Film; 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; room 330, University Museum; info: 898-1004, or (Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society; Vet School).

20 Archaeology and the Bible II: Jews and Christians in a Roman World; archaeologists, historians and new testament scholars discuss the role of the Roman Empire in creating an atmosphere of religious resistance and experimentation, the culture and economy of Galilee in the time of Jesus, and the political background and travels of the Apostle Paul; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $75; $60/members; Museum; info/tickets: 898-4890 (Museum; Archaeology Magazine).

30 Understanding Genetics Through Information Technology; keynote speakers: Chris Overton, genetics and Alex E. Lash, NIH; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; registration: 898-4115; Penn Tower Hotel (Biomedical Library).


Admission donations and hours

Arthur Ross Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library: free, Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. & Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Burrison Gallery, Faculty Club: free, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Esther Klein Gallery, 3600 Market: free, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art: $3, $2/students, artists, seniors, free/members, children under 12, with PENNCard, and on Sundays 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; open: Wed.-Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; tours available by appointment.
Meyerson Hall Galleries: free, Upper Gallery: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Lower Gallery: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., noon-5 p.m.
Morris Arboretum: $4, $3/seniors, $2/students, free/with PENNCard,
children under 6; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Rosenwald Gallery: free; 6th Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center; open: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
University Museum: $5, $2.50/seniors and students w/ID, free/members, with PENNCard, children under 6; Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sunday (free), 1-5 p.m.


1 Salute to Penn's Glee Club; photographs tracing the history of the Glee Club to its emergence as a major contributor to Penn's cultural life, under the direction of Bruce Montgomery; opening reception: March 3, 4:30-7:30 p.m.; Burrison Gallery, Faculty Club. Through March 31.

5 Leuven in Books-Books in Leuven: The Oldest University of the Low Countries and Its Library; opening reception: 2 p.m.; 1st floor, Van Pelt Library. Through May 23 (Penn/K.U. Leuven Exchange; Belgian Embassy).

11 Mitch Lyons: Clayprints; artist, educator, and innovator of the clayprint process; demonstration of clayprinting process; opening reception: 5-7 p.m.; Esther Klein Gallery. Through April 9.

15 Architectural Explorations: Conceptual Work by Philadelphia Architects; Meyerson Dean's Alley ; opening reception: March 17, 7 p.m.(GSFA). Through March 28.

17 Works by Undergraduate Fine Arts Students; Meyerson Hall; opening reception: March 22, 5:30 p.m. (GSFA). Through April 2.

19 Biographies: Philadelphia Narratives; exhibiting artists from the Philadelphia area such as photograper Don Camp, painters Sara McEneaney and Mary Holsing, fiber artist Bhakti Ziek, and filmmakers Michael O'Reilly and Shashwati Talukdar; curator: Judith Tannenbaum; opening reception: March 18, 5:30-8 p.m.; Institute of Contemporary Art. Through April 25.


Sticker Shock: Artists' Stickers; self-adhesive decal images in a variety of media; ICA. Through March 7.

Three Stanzas: Miroslaw Balka, Robert Gober and Seamus Heaney; a meditation on memory and loss; central to the exhibition: poem by Seamus Heaney, 1995 Nobel laureate in literature; sculptures by Miroslaw Balka and Robert Gober; ICA. Through March 7.

The Work of L.N. Cottingham 1787-1847; drawings, watercolors and plans by this British architect of the Gothic Revival in England and Ireland; traveling exhibition; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through March 21.

Layers Through the Mist; over 40 color photographs by Ellen Kaplowitz of life in the rapidly changing country of Vietnam; Sharpe Gallery; University Museum. Through March 28.

Roman Glass: Reflections on Cultural Change; more than 200 examples of Roman glass from the first century B.C. through the sixth century A.D.; Dietrich Gallery; University Museum. Through May 29.

Treasures of the Chinese Scholar; selections of "scholar art" from the Ji Zhen Zhai collection: calligraphy painting and artworks in wood, lacquer, ivory, stone, horn and metal from the Zhou dynasty (1770-250 BC) through the Quing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD); Changing Gallery; University Museum. Through May 29.

Arboretum Flowers Bloom in Widener Gallery; watercolors by Delphine Poussot depicting flowers and landscapes inspired by the gardens of the Arboretum; Widener's Upper Gallery, Morris Arboretum. Through June.


Ancient Greek World; Canaan and Ancient Israel; Living in Balance: Universe of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo and Apache; The Egyptian Mummy: Secrets and Science; Raven's Journey: World of Alaska's Native People; Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition; University Museum.

Healing Plants: Medicine Across Time and Cultures; works by Harry Gordon; massive sculpture in wood, small pieces in granite; Butcher Sculpture Garden, Morris Arboretum.

University Museum Tours

Meet at the main entrance; 1:30 p.m. Free with Museum admission donation. Info:

6 Egypt. Also March 28.

7 Raven's Journey. Also March 27.

13 China

14 Classical Greek World

20 Canaan & Ancient Israel

21 Mesoamerica


Center for East Asian Studies

All films shown at 7 p.m. in room B-21, Stiteler Hall.

4 Surrogate Woman/Si Ba Dee (Im Kwon-Taek, Korean w/ subtitles)

18 First Love/Chut Sarang (Lee Myung-Se, Korean w/ subtitles)

International House

All films are shown in Hopkinson Hall. Call 895-6542 for info/tickets.

3 The Marketplace/Mandi (S. Benegal, 1983, Hindi w/subtitles); 7:30 p.m.

4 Once Upon A Time/Ondanondu Kaladalli (G. Kernad, 1978, Kannada w/ subtitles); 7:30 p.m.

5 Eat The Document (Bob Dylan, 1966); 8 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

24 Work In Progress (M. O'Reilly) and Untitled (Fall '95) (A. Bag, 1995); Q&A with Michael O'Reilly; 7:30 p.m.

25 Moulin Rouge (J. Huston, 1952); 9 p.m. Also March 26 & 30, 7 p.m.; March 28, 7:45 p.m.; and March 29 & 31, 9 p.m.


4 Renaissance Music from the Low Countries; performed by Ancient Voices; 8 p.m.; Cathedral Church of the Savior (in conjunction with The Culture of Exchange conference).

6 The Star's End Gathering; Ma Ja Le, a Tribal Ambient duo, and Jeff Pearce, guitar; 8-11 p.m.; St. Mary's Church; $15, $10/WXPN members, $5/students.

18 Duo-Har-Oz; Nitzan Haroz, trombone and Adina Haroz, harp; 7:30-10 p.m.; Widener Upper Gallery, Morris Arboretum; $15, $10/members; reservations: 247-5777 ext. 170 (Morris Arboretum).

19 Chord On Blues & Quaker Notes; 8 p.m.; Dunlop Auditorium, Stemmler Hall (Student Performing Arts). Through March 20.

22 The Penn Baroque and Recorder Ensembles; Baroque and Renaissance chamber music from Rome and Venice; 8 p.m.; University Lutheran Church (Music).

25 R'Nanah; performance of Jewish music; 8 p.m.; Hillel Auditorium (Student Performing Arts). Also March 27.

26 Off The Beat; progressive/modern rock co-ed a capella group; 8 p.m.; Dunlop Auditorium, Stemmler Hall (Student Performing Arts). Through March 27.

27 Wind Ensemble; Hindemith's "March" from Symphonic Metamorphosis, Vaughn Williams' English Folk Song Suite, Whitacre's Ghost Train; Reed's La Fiesta Mexicana; 8 p.m.; Cathedral Church of the Saviour (Music).

International House

All concerts take place in Hopkinson Hall. Prices are $17.50; $15.50/Students, Seniors, International House Members, Groups; $10/Children 10 & under. For tickets/info call 895-6537.

6 Yuri Yunakov Ensemble; Bulgarian "wedding music" blending jazz, rock, Turkish and Indian classical music, and native Balkan folk styles; 8 p.m.

14 12th Annual Celtic/Appalachian Celebration; exploring and celebrating traditions of Irish music and dance and their effect on American cultural heritage; 2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.

27 R. Carlos Nakai Quartet; Navajo wooden flute with saxophones, keyboards, bass and percussion; 8 p.m.


Annenberg Center

Part of Dance Celebration/Next Move Festival. Info/tickets: 898-3900.

9 Shapiro & Smith Dance; 7:30 p.m.; Harold Prince Theater; $25, $15/students. Also March 10 & 11.

18 River North Dance Company; jazz dance repertory company in the spirit and style of Hubbard Street Dance Company; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theater; $29/evening, $27/matinee, $15/students. Also March 19, 8 p.m.; and March 20, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Student Performing Arts

Tickets sold on Locust Walk the week of the performance.

18 Night Coil; Jeffrey Jones piece performed by Intuitons; 8 p.m.; Harold Prince Theater, Annenberg Center. Through March 20.

19 TOE Jam; Elaine Jackson piece performed by African American Arts Alliance; 8 p.m.; Studio Theater, Annenberg Center. Through March 20.

25 Onda Latina; Latin dance; 8 p.m.; Harold Prince Theater, Annenberg Center. Through March 27.

26 Sparks; performing a variety of dance styles to benefit Ronald McDonald House; 8 p.m.; Iron Gate Theater. Through March 27.


1 Holy Communion; in the Lutheran and Episcopal traditions; noon-12:55 p.m.; Christian Association (CA). Held each Monday throughout the month.

2 Early Morning Prayers; conversational prayer and personal sharing; 8-8:55 a.m.; Christian Association (CA). Held each Tuesday throughout the month.

24 Faculty and Student Faith Discussion; Ann Matter, religious studies; 6-8 p.m.; Christian Association (CA).

26 SAB Conversations: Sex and God; Rev. Beverly Dale; 4-6 p.m.; Christian Association (CA Student Advisory Board).


17 St. Patrick's Day Showcase Dinner; seatings, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Faculty Club; reservations: 898-3464 (Faculty Club).

18 Go West!: "Pueblo Storytellers: Pottery Traditions"; the Trujillo family from New Mexico explain storyteller pottery figurines; special concert by Penn Chamber Music Society; light fare and beverages; 4:30-8 p.m.; Second Floor Galleries, University Museum.

19 Dedication of Paul Robeson Research Center; entertainment by students and community performers to follow dedication; 7 p.m.; Du Bois College House (Paul Robeson Centennial Series).

26 A Celebration of Philadelphia Writers; includes readings, talks, performances, tours and exhibitions; info: (215) 898-8220 (Penn Humanities Forum, English).

27 Ultimate Beer: The Marriage of Beer and Food; Michael Jackson, beer expert, leads a beer tasting of over 100 microbrews; complemented with food by Museum Catering; sessions: 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. & 6 p.m.; $40; $30/members; reservations required; tickets at Annenberg Box Office: 898-3900. Must be age 21 or older.

 Academic Calendar  Children's Activities Meetings | Conferences  Exhibits
 Films  Fitness/ Learning  Music  On Stage
 Religion  Special Events  Sports  Talks

Go West! Go International! 3rd Thursdays

Readings Etc.


Info./tickets: 898-4519 or

6 M. Lacrosse vs. Bucknell; noon

13 M. Heavyweight Crew-Alumni & Class Day Races 10 a.m.-noon

20 W. Crew vs. Navy 10 a.m.-noon

21 M. and W. Track & Field - Quaker Invitational; 11:30 a.m.

22 W. Lacrosse vs. Stanford; 7 p.m.

23 Baseball vs. Lehigh; 3 p.m.

26 M. Tennis vs. Boston University; 2 p.m.

27 Baseball vs. Columbia; noon

28 W. Tennis vs. Georgetown; 10 a.m.

31 W. Tennis vs. Columbia; 2 p.m.

For info on Intramural and Club Sports, visit or call 898-6100.


CGS Special Programs; registration required. Info: call 898-6479, or visit (CGS).

Class of 1923 Ice Rink; public skating sessions: Monday & Wednesday, 1:30-3 p.m.; Tuesday, noon-1:30 p.m.; Thursday, 7-9 p.m.; Friday, 8-10 p.m. & midnight-2 a.m.; Saturday, 12:30-2:30 p.m., 8-10 p.m. & midnight-2 a.m.; Sunday, 12:30-2:30 p.m. 3130 Walnut Street; info: 898-1923 or

English Language Programs; offering courses in: TOEFL Preparation; Speaking and Listening; Oral Presentation; and Test of Written English. Registration required. Info: call 898-8681, or visit (ELP).

Jazzercise; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Tues. and Thurs.; call for location; first class free; $3.50/class, $2.50 students; Carolyn Hamilton, 662-3293 (days), (610) 446-1983 (evenings).

2 Qigong Meditation; learn to adjust your heart and mind to a clear state; noon-1 p.m.; Christian Association. Tuesdays throughout semester (CA).

13 Screenwriting for Hollywood; non-credit course taught by Michael Hauge; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; $195; info and registration: 898-6479. Also March 14 (CGS).

25 Ethnohistory: Balkans; workshop; 4:30-6:30 p.m.; History Lounge, 3401 Walnut St. (History).

Department of Human Resources

All sessions held at room 1B South, 3624 Market St., unless otherwise noted. Registration required: 573-8663, 898-3400 or

8 Managing a Flexible Workforce; for managers and supervisors; 9-11 a.m. Also March 15 & 22.

25 New Staff Orientation; 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Club Room, Faculty Club.

26 Time Quest: Increasing Productivity Through Value-Based Time Management; Franklin Covey teaches time and life-management using the Day Planner System; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $165.

Department of Recreation


4 Intramural Softball Roster Deadline; 5 p.m.; $75 deposit (refundable); room 202, Hutchinson Gym. Also March 15, 6 p.m., Captain's Meeting.

15 Bowling Registration Deadline; for afternoon outing at Oregon Lanes; 5 p.m.; $15 (includes food & transportation). Outing on March 21, noon-5 p.m.

Morris Arboretum

Call 247-5777 x. 156 for reservations.

Walking Tours; 45 minute walk along gently-graded paved path highlighting winter-blooming plants; Sundays, 2 p.m. Through March 21.

6 Botanical Painting; paint live plant specimens in watercolor; no experience needed; 10 a.m-7 p.m.; $220/members, $257/non-members. Saturdays through May 1.

18 Pruning: What the Homeowner Needs to Know; lecture and workshop on pruning concepts; Section A: lecture, 7-9 p.m.; $34/members, $43/non-members. Section A: workshop, March 20, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Section B: lecture & workshop, March 19, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

27 Preparing Your Springtime Garden; Leroy Wilton, "The Herbman", will divulge how he creates a perfect springtime garden, discussing composting, herbal and seaweed sprays and pest control; 10-11 a.m.; $8/members, $9.50/non-members.

Wharton SBDC

Info: or 898-4861.

8 Business to Business Marketing; 6:30-9 p.m.; $185. Mondays through March 22.

27 Planning & Managing Growth; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $205 (includes lunch).

Writers House

All events are at 3805 Locust Walk unless otherwise noted. Info: 573-WRIT or

1 Penn and Pencil Club; creative writing workshop for Penn and Health System staff; 5:30 p.m.

24 Writing Workshop with Maxine Hong Kingston; author of Woman Warrior; 2-3 p.m.; RSVP required.

27 Greater Philadelphia Haiku Workshop; Linda Chance, Japanese and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, on "Writing Haiku as a Buddhist Discipline"; 1-4 p.m. (Haiku Society of North America).


Penn Bookstore

16 Discussion & Signing; Ira Schwartz, dean, Social Work, on his book Kids Raised By The Government; noon.

19 Signing: Lou Jane Temple; author of mystery-plus-recipe books; 2:30 p.m.

25 Signing: Judy Wicks & Kevin Von Klause; authors of The White Dog Cafe Cookbook: Multicultural Recipes and Tales of Adventure from Philadelphia's Revolutionary Restaurant; noon-1 p.m.

Writers House

All events are at 3805 Locust Walk unless otherwise noted. Info: 573-WRIT or

1 Philly Talks presents: Peter Gizzi and Steve Farmer; reading followed by conversation and dinner; 7 p.m.; RSVP required for dinner.

3 Speakeasy: Poetry, Prose, and Anything Goes; an open mic performance night; 8-10 p.m. Also March 1 and March 31, 8:30-10:30 p.m.

15 Live at the Writers House; airs on WXPN 88.5 FM; 8 p.m.

18 Reading: Barrett Watten; part of Go West! Go International! 3rd Thursdays; Barrett Watten, Wayne State University, Detroit; 6 p.m. (Creative Writing Department).

20 Laughing Hermit Reading Series presents: Jeanne Murray Walker; Jeanne Murray Walker, University of Delaware; 1998 Pew Fellow for poetry; 2 p.m.

21 Harris Steinberg; 1-3:30 p.m. (The Victorian Society).

22 Poet Robin Becker; 7 p.m. (B-GLAD: Bisexual Gay Lesbian Transgender Awareness Days).

25 Reading by Poet Stephen Dunn; 5 p.m.; Arts Cafe.

27 Full Circle, an Open Mic for Philadelphia-Area Poets; hosted by Cecily Kellogg and Charlie O'Hay; featuring Marilyn Lois Pollack and Ann Adele Wight; 8-10 p.m. An open reading will follow.


1 Transcriptional Regulation of Hepatogenesis: Tales of Tetraploids and Transgenics; Stephen A. Duncan, Medical College of Wisconsin; 12:15 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Genetics).

2 Forum for Penn Authors; Vicki Ma-haffey, English, on States of Desire: Wilde, Yeats, Joyce, and the Irish Experiment; noon; Class of '38 Lounge, Kings Court/English House; discussion and book-signing to follow (Perspectives in Humanities).

3 Microchip Analysis: A Clinical Laboratory Perspective; Paolo Fortina, hematology, CHOP; and Peter Wilding, pathology & laboratory medicine, HUP; noon; Hirst Auditorium, 1 Dulles. (Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health).

4 Restoring Fairmount Park: A National Model; Mark Focht and Nancy A. Goldenberg, Fairmount Park Commission; 12:15-1:45 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Institute for Environmental Studies).

5 Guinea Pig Diseases; Wanda West, DuPont Merck Pharmaceutical Company; 10 a.m.-noon; Medical Alumni Hall, HUP (Laboratory Animal Medicine).

8 Extracellular Matrix in C. elegans Development: What Is an Angiogenesis Factor Doing in Worms?; James M. Kramer, Northwestern University Medical School; 12:15 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Cell & Developmental Biology).

9 Analysis of Mammalian Receptor/G Protein Coupling: Concepts of Efficacy Based on G Protein Activation; David R. Manning, Medicine; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry &Biophysics).

10 A Genetic Analysis of Bc12 Gene Family Function in Embryonic Development and Adult Gametogenesis in the Mouse; Grant MacGregor, Emory University; noon; Hirst Auditorium, 1 Dulles. (Center for Research on Reproduction & Women's Health).

12 Ferrets: Biology and Diseases, Uses in Research; Michelle Sabol-Jones, Allegheny University of the Health Sciences; 10 a.m.-noon; Medical Alumni Hall, HUP (Laboratory Animal Medicine Seminar Program).

15 Molecular Genetic Analysis of Gastrulation in the Zebrafish; William S. Talbot, NYU School of Medicine; 12:15 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Cell & Developmental Biology).

16 Making the Nomads Imperial: The Cultural Domain of the Early Khitan Empire (907-1125) Seen through Archaeological Findings; Hysing-yuan Ts'ao, Princeton University; noon; room 109, Annenberg School (Center for East Asian Studies).

17 Connexin 43 Gap Junctions in Mouse Development: Getting to the Heart of the Matter; Cecilia Lo, biology; noon; Hirst Auditorium, 1 Dulles. (Center for Research on Reproduction & Women's Health).

18 Current Economy and Welfare Reform; Rebecca Blank, Member of U.S. Council on Economic Advisors; 4:30 p.m.; room 213, Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall (Public Policy and Management).

19 Cryopreservation: Maintaining and Preserving Valuable Inbred and Trans-genic Rodent Strains; 10 a.m.-noon; Medical Alumni Hall, HUP (Laboratory Animal Medicine Seminar).

22 Translational Regulation in Early Xenopus Development: Function and Regulation of CPEB; Laura E. Hake, Boston College; 12:15 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Cell & Developmental Biology).

23 Calcium Regulation of Transduction and Tuning in Auditory Hair Cells; Robert Fettiplace, University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry & Biophysics).

24 Applying Jewish Law to Gender: An Analysis of the Conservative Movement's Experience; Elliot N. Dorff, University of Judaism; 10-11:30 a.m.; Gates Room, Van Pelt Library (Jewish Studies).

25 New Opportunities for Chemical Accident Prevention; Isadore (Irv) Rosenthal, Wharton; 12:15-1:45 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Institute for Environmental Studies).

26 Unsupervised Learning of Natural Language Morphology by Computer: the Case of AutoMorphology; John Goldsmith, University of Chicago; noon; suite 400A, 3401 Walnut (IRCS).

29 Molecular Genetics of Malignant Mesothelioma: The Plot; Joseph R. Testa, Fox Chase Cancer Center; 12:15 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Genetics).

30 Subunits and Splicing: Potassium Channels and Cochlear Signaling; Paul A. Fuchs, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry & Biophysics).

31 Electron Microscopic Tomography of Mitochondria and their Interactions with the Endoplasmic Reticulum: Exploring the Feng Shui of the Cell; Carmen Manella, New York State Department of Health; noon; Hirst Auditorium, 1 Dulles (Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health).

3rd Thursday: March 18

As always, University City District offers free on-street parking after 6 p.m. from 30th to 50th Streets between Spring Garden & Woodland Avenue as well as $5 parking at Penn garages at 34th & Chestnut and 38th & Walnut. UCD yellow jacketed Safety Ambassadors will be on hand to direct participants to restaurants and to the arts and cultural happenings such as those listed below.

Art Exhibits

Arthur Ross & Esther M. Klein Art Galleries: open 5:30-8 p.m. (See Exhibits).

Design Arts Gallery: Of Beasts & Bodices: Allegorical Costumes; an exhibition by Fernando Mares and Steven Allen; 4-7 p.m.; Nesbitt College of Design Arts, Drexel University; info: (215) 895-2386.

Institute of Contemporary Art: Teresita Fernandez and Biographies: Philadelphia Narratives; with artists Donald E. Camp, Sarah McEneaney, Marilyn Holsing, Bhakti Ziek, Michael O'Reilly and Shashwati Talukdar. Special performance by artist Michael O'Reilly. 6 p.m. (See Exhibits).

University City Arts League: Everything From Newspaper; exhibit by artists Vivian Margolis and Adele Weiss; 6-8 p.m.; 4226 Spruce Street. Info: (215) 382-7811.

Special Events & Performances

Bushfire Theatre of Performing Arts: Phantom of the 87th Street Playground; a musical fantasy for children; 52nd & Locust Streets. Info: (215) 747-9230.

Class of '23 Ice Rink: Join the UCD for free skating, skate rental, hot chocolate and cookies; 7-9 p.m. (See Fitness/Learning).

Community Education Center: "Open Mike Night"; calling all aspiring singers, poets, dancers, musicians and comedians; $10, $8/members, $20/family rate (3 or more); 3500 Lancaster Avenue. Info: (215) 387-1911.

Kelly Writers House: A Reading by Poet Barrett Watten (See Readings).

Philadanco: Half-price adult dance classes: Ballet II, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Jazz II, 8:30-9:30 p.m.; $5 for one class, $6.25 for both; 9 North Preston Street (Philadanco Way). Info: (215) 387-8202.

University Museum: Pueblo Storytellers: Pottery Traditions, featuring a special visit from members of the Trujillo family of Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico. These Native American artisans demonstrate the making and cultural meanings of the famous storyteller pottery figurines pioneered by Helen Cordero in the 1960's. Enjoy a special concert by the Penn Chamber Music Society. The Free Library of Philadelphia will bring books and internet resources to help explore the American Southwest. Light fare and beverages will be available; 4:30-8 p.m.; Special half price (2 for 1) admission: $2.50-adults; $1.25-students and seniors; free-Penncard holders and children under 6. Second Floor galleries. Info: (215) 898-4000.

Dining & Shopping

The Shops at the Sheraton: Enjoy a 10% discount at the following Sheraton businesses: The Pulse, The Computer Fixer, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Rose's Florist. 3600 Chestnut Street. Info: (215) 387-8600.

Area Restaurants: Many offer specials on the 3rd Thursday of each month. For a list of those participating, call 1-888-GO-WEST7 or check on-line at

 Academic Calendar  Children's Activities Meetings | Conferences  Exhibits
 Films  Fitness/ Learning  Music  On Stage
 Religion  Special Events  Sports  Talks

Go West! Go International! 3rd Thursdays

Readings Etc.

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