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January 2019
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Justin McDaniel | The Stuff of Buddhist Leisure

January 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Penn Museum,
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States

How does the Buddhist doctrine of non-attachment work in the modern world? Penn Professor and Buddhist monk Justin McDaniel will describe the growth of a new leisure culture all across the Buddhist world, in Nepal, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Focusing on the rise of tourist attractions, memorial gardens and monuments, museums and cultural centers, and even amusement parks, McDaniel will show how these sites of leisure are altering the place of the individual within contemporary Buddhist culture.…

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$13

Cassettes – Wild Heart Record Release Show

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Boot & Saddle,
1131 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States

WILD HEART RECORD RELEASE SHOW 1.26.19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) w/ Jimmy Stadt (Polar Bear Club, Wax Bottles) + Savage Dads 7PM - 21+ - $13 in advance / $15 day of show

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$10 - $12

Thin Lips / Grace Vonderkuhn

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Roboto,
5106 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224 United States
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All Ages Show

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February 2019
Free

Working Through Matter Film Series | Grey Gardens

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
International House,
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Direct cinema filmmaking documents the once glorious and now ruined Long Island estate that houses an eccentric mother-daughter duo. The decaying house provides the backdrop for the inhabitants and their nostalgia. Film Series presented by the Wolf Humanities Center and the Cinema and Media Studies Program in collaboration with Lightbox Film Center. Part of the Wolf Humanities Center 2018-19 Forum on Stuff.

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Working Through Matter Film Series | The Gleaners and I

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
International House,
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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What counts as trash and for whom? Varda's handheld camera shifts its attention between abandoned objects and the community of human beings who survive, and often thrive, on trash. Gleaning, Varda reveals, can also be the stuff of artists and filmmakers with their parasitically productive acts of subversion and rejection of authority. Film Series presented by the Wolf Humanities Center and the Cinema and Media Studies Program in collaboration with Lightbox Film Center. Part of the Wolf Humanities Center 2018-19…

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Working Through Matter Film Series | Nostalgia for the Light

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
International House,
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Can stuff help us glimpse the spatially and temporally inaccessible? This Chilean documentary simultaneously follows two investigations in the massive Atacama desert: that of outer space, through giant telescopes taking advantage of the desert aridity, and that of women digging through the earth in search of bone fragments of loved ones disappeared by Pinochet's dictatorial regime. Film Series presented by the Wolf Humanities Center and the Cinema and Media Studies Program in collaboration with Lightbox Film Center. Part of the…

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$75 - $95

Ready to Run™ Philadelphia

February 23 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Jefferson University East Falls Campus,
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States

Ready to Run™ Pennsylvania provides non-partisan political training to encourage women to run for government leadership positions. The day-long program targets women considering or recently deciding to run for political office, providing training and mentoring by campaign professionals, political women, and officeholders. Ready to Run™ Pennsylvania is part of the Ready to Run™ National Training Network of the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University (NJ)

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Free

Sanchita Balachandran | Divine and Ghostly Things

February 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Penn Museum,
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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What if the objects behind glass cases in museums were not mere things, but living beings and spectral presences that require active physical and cultural care, even veneration? Archival evidence from the Madras Government Museum in India shows how, in the early 20th century, this view of religious images and relics as living things shaped the practices of museum scholars and staff, government officials, and Hindu and Buddhist devotees. Sanchita Balachandran will describe this intriguing period in the Museum’s history,…

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