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Annual Holiday Gift Guide
November 21, 2006, Volume 53, No. 13
Holiday Events @ Penn

Holiday Dinner at the University Club

Enjoy the annual holiday dinner at the University Club at Penn on December 13 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. For reservations call (215) 898-4618 or universityclub@pobox.upenn.edu.

Holiday Party at International House

Participate in a holiday party with international flair on December 15 at 6 p.m. Enjoy seasonal music from the Curtis Institute of Music’s Brass Trio and share traditions from around the world. There will be holiday treats, music, and maybe a special surprise or two! Tickets: $5 members, students and seniors; $7 general admission. See www.ihousephilly.org.

Holiday Performances at Penn

As part of its 2006-07 Irish Culture Series,  Penn Presents welcomes fiddler Eileen Ivers to the Annenberg Center in a special holiday performance, An Nollaig–An Irish Christmas, along with her band Immigrant Soul. She will perform such favorites as “Do You Hear What I Hear” and Irish classics like “Miss Fogarty’s Christmas Cake.” The concert will take place on December 16 at 8 p.m. in the Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center. Tickets: $46, $40, $36 and $22. Discounts are available for seniors, students, groups, and Penn alumni, as well as the University faculty/staff discount. For tickets or more information, call (215) 898-3900, or visit online at www.pennpresents.org.

Also performing that same night isthe Philadelphia Boys Choir in their holiday concert, ‘Tis The Season. The Choir performs a diverse repertoire emphasizing the preservation and promotion of American music. The concert will take place on December 16 at 8 p.m. in Irvine Auditorium. Tickets: $25-40.

WOCAP Arts & Crafts Fair

Women of Color at Penn is sponsoring an Arts and Crafts Fair on Friday, December 1, in Houston Hall from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors will be selling holiday gifts for family, friends, and others. For more information contact Valerie Dorsey Allen, (215) 898-0104.

WXPN Holiday Show

Coming to World Cafe Live is the Tom Rush Holiday Show. Tom Rush merges 60’s folk-blues music with modern folk music. The show will take place December 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $30.

New Year’s Eve at World Cafe Live

School of Rock All-Stars—December 31; The Paul Green School of Rock Music premier performance-based rock music program.  Tickets: $18; Showtime: 1 p.m.

James Hunter New Year’s Eve Celebration!—December 31; Singer/songwriter/guitarist James Hunter merges 60’s R&B and today’s R&B. He is known for his infectious vocal and guitar performances. Special guest is Melody Gardot, known for her soft vocals and insightful songs; doors open 7:30 p.m., show begins 9 p.m. Tickets: $150, $115, $54.

Slo-Mo New Year’s Eve Party—December 31; Mike Brenner’s Slo-Mo draws inspiration from hip hop, R&B, pop, techno and the steel guitar. Opening performance by Sue and Steph from Stargazer Lily. Tickets: $15; Showtime: 10:30 p.m.

Morris Arboretum Holiday Classes

Register at www.morrisarboretum.org.

Kids’ Holiday Centerpiece—December 9; 10-11:30 a.m.; learn about fresh flower arranging as you design a centerpiece using evergreens, candles, pine cones, ribbons and flowers. For ages 5-12; $31, $28/members.

Festive Fragrant Holiday Wreath—add a personal touch to your front door. Choose your bow and accessories to customize a pre-made fresh evergreen wreath. Section A: December 2, 2-4 p.m. (off-campus); Section B: December 7, noon-2 p.m.; Section C: December 7, 6:45-8:45 p.m.; $45, $40/members.

Holiday Wreath Making—December 9; 12:30-3:30 p.m.; make a wreath from fresh loose boughs of greens and work with a wire ring and spool wire to construct it. A selection of ribbons and decorations will be provided. Bring a pair of garden gloves and pruners; $45, $40/members.

Tabletop Holiday Tree with Lights—design a tree from long-lasting greens, choose your colors for bows and glass balls with fresh flowers and add lights for a festive tree. Section A: December 12, 6:45-8:45 p.m.; Section B: December 17, 1-3 p.m.; $48, $43/members.

Holiday Table Centerpiece—December 19; learn professional tricks of the trade to create a beautiful display of assorted evergreens. There will be an assortment of candles, flowers, fruit and accessories for you to customize your centerpiece. Bring clippers and a box to take your centerpiece home. All other materials will be provided. Section A: 10 a.m.–noon; Section B: 6:45–8:45 p.m.; $45, $42/members.

Almanac - November 21, 2006, Volume 53, No. 13