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Philly Farm Crew Fall Season

October 17, 2018 12:00 am

Announcing the beginning of Philly Farm Crew’s fall season! Join us this fall at Mill Creek Urban FarmOne Art Community CenterSankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s GardenUBC Garden of Eden, and The Open Kitchen Sculpture Garden. Come get your hands dirty with a community of volunteers and connect to some rad and regenerative projects in the city.

See the full schedule and registration link on the website: https://www.jewishfarmschool.org/phillyfarmcrew/

 

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FringeArts Historic Building Tour

October 30, 2018 5:30 pm

Curious about what goes on behind the scenes at FringeArts? Interested in learning more about the history of our converted theater and restaurant? Join us for our Historic Building Tours at FringeArts!

In 1903, Philadelphia became home to the first High Pressure Fire System. Decommissioned in 2005, the HPFS had led to a decline in fire losses and served as the backbone to the Philadelphia Fire Department for over a century. Today, the words “High Pressure Fire Service” are still on our building.

But this isn’t your average historic building tour. This is your chance to learn about how we’ve revamped the space to promote contemporary art as innovative as the history behind our building.

Grab a drink from La Peg and enjoy Happy Hour before or after your tour. You can meet our staff members by the “About Our Building” sign inside La Peg to begin the tour. Tours start at 5:30pm and run approximately 20-30 minutes.

Event Dates:
10/30/18 @ 5:30 pm
11/06/16 @ 5:30 pm
11/13/18 @ 5:30 pm
11/27/18 @ 5:30 pm
12/4/18 @ 5:30 pm
12/11/18 @ 5:30 pm
11/18/18 @ 5:30 pm

FREE.

https://fringearts.com/event/historic-building-tours/2018-10-30/

 

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Repatriating Tribal Objects in the Digital Age

November 14, 2018 5:00 pm

Repatriation of Native American cultural items involves complex issues of religion, property law, provenance, and indigenous rights. 3D digital replication of objects is emerging as an approach that allows museums and tribes to manage their interests, which sometimes conflict, and sometimes complement both educational and ceremonial goals. Dr. Eric Hollinger, Tribal Liaison, Repatriation Office, Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, describes some of the Smithsonian’s recent collaborations with tribes on 3D replication projects. Presented by the Wolf Humanities Center at Penn; cosponsored by the Penn Museum and the Price Lab for Digital Humanities.

Admission is free, but registration is required at wolfhumanities.upenn.edu.

 

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Community/Police meeting at Calvary

November 15, 2018 6:00 pm

Thursday, November 15 – Calvary Center at 48th & Baltimore Ave. – 6 pm – Community meeting with Lt. Sean Cobette of the University City Division of the Phila. 18th Police District and representatives of UCD. Bring your concerns and discuss crime and neighborhood issues. Please share this message with friends and neighbors.

 

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Lecture and Book Signing: The Devil’s Diary by Robert K. Wittman

November 17, 2018 2:00 pm

A groundbreaking World War II narrative wrapped in a riveting detective story, The Devil’s Diary investigates the disappearance of a private diary penned by one of Adolf Hitler’s top aides—Alfred Rosenberg, his “chief philosopher”—and mines its long-hidden pages to deliver a fresh, eye-opening account of the Nazi rise to power and the genesis of the Holocaust.

New York Times bestselling author Robert K. Wittman, who as an FBI agent and then a private consultant specializing in recovering artifacts of historic significance, first learned of the diary in 2001, when the chief archivist for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum contacted him to say that someone was trying to sell it for upwards of a million dollars. The phone call sparked a decade-long hunt that took them on a twisting path involving a pair of octogenarian secretaries, an eccentric professor, and an opportunistic trash-picker. From the crusading Nuremberg prosecutor who smuggled the diary out of Germany to the man who finally turned it over, everyone had reasons for hiding the truth.

Drawing on Rosenberg’s entries about his role in the seizure of priceless artwork and the brutal occupation of the Soviet Union, his conversations with Hitler and his endless rivalries with Göring, Goebbels, and Himmler, The Devil’s Diary offers vital historical insight of unprecedented scope and intimacy into the innermost workings of the Nazi regime—and into the psyche of the man whose radical vision mutated into the Final Solution. Book signing to follow.

Tickets: $30; $25 for Members.

Buy tickets here: https://www.penn.museum/calendar/eventdetail/1362/the-devil-s-diary-by-robert-k-wittman

 

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Watery Landscapes of Ancient Egypt, Their Depiction, and Why They Mattered

November 17, 2018 3:30 pm

From prehistoric times onward the Egyptians depicted watery environments, very often those of the Delta. The Delta landscape was much more enveloping than the Nile valley while lacking the relief and visibility of Upper Egypt. Its characteristics spoke to the importance of water and marsh and to the perpetual renewal implied by abundant growth. Such environments were integral to architectural forms and ritual settings and were also crucial for highly valued pastimes. Dr. John Baines, Emeritus Professor of Egyptology, University of Oxford, speaks in this lecture, presented by the American Research Center in Egypt Pennsylvania Chapter (ARCE-PA).

Admission: $10, general public; $7, Penn Museum Members and Penn faculty/staff; $5, students with ID; free for ARCE-PA members and children under 12.

 

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Valerie Morrison Psychic Medium – Live Psychic Talk Radio Show

November 19, 2018 7:00 pm

Listeners to the Show can call in from 7 to 8 p.m. with their FREE QUESTION for their concerns.

For details about this Radio Show & the Call–In Phone Number for your FREE QUESTION go to https://www.ValerieMorrison.com

Audience seating is not available at the Radio Studio. Listeners participate only by Listening on their Computer or Radio Station WVLT 92.1 FM.

 

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Spirit of Philadelphia’s Early Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise

November 22, 2018 12:00 am

Experience a Thanksgiving feast and picturesque views with Spirit of Philadelphia’s Early Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise. Enjoy DJ entertainment, dancing, interactive games, and Thanksgiving delights while relaxing with your loved ones on a 2-hour ride on the Delaware River.

https://www.spiritcruises.com/philadelphia/cruises/holiday/thanksgiving

 

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Penn Museum: Reports from the Field

November 27, 2018 6:00 pm

Learn about the most recent field seasons from three Penn Museum scholars. Dr. Simon Martin discusses his work in the Maya rainforest this year, where he is working on the “big picture” of the Maya collapse of the 9th century CE. Dr. Chantel White offers an update on her archaeobotanical work at the Museum’s newest site at Tel Yaqush in Israel. Dr. Megan Kassabaum speaks about the latest findings from the Smith Creek Archaeological Project in Mississippi, featured in the Museum’s Moundbuilders exhibition. Free admission.

 

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Sip and Discover: Ancient Spices

November 27, 2018 7:00 pm

Join us for an evening of learning and libations where we invite you to discover how to use spices and herbs from your own kitchen to infuse some tasty cocktails. This Sip and Discover workshop is a time to kick back and take in a few skills that are good for both general self-care and next-level adulting.

Admission: $40.

 

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