SHOP PENN Playlist for June

It’s hot times in the city here in Philadelphia and #ShopPenn has tons of things to see and do this summer. Discover some of the top things happening around University City this June with the latest edition of the “Shop Penn Playlist,” a snapshot of the events being offered around the Penn campus all month.

The Office Quizzo – World Café Live
June 8

Fact. The Office Quizzo with Kirsten Michelle Cills and Kaitlin Pagliaro at World Café Live is the most fun you can have in Philly on Saturday, June 8th! Take a break from being The Worldʼs Best Boss, your classes at art school, or beet farming to prove you know the most about the Dunder Mifflin family. Prizes will be awarded in lieu of Dundees, and you donʼt want to be left empty handed…thatʼs what she said!

Theater of Witness: Cleaning in the House of Healing – Penn Live Arts
June 13-14

Cleaning in the House of Healing is an original Theatre of Witness storytelling project created and directed by Teya Sepinuck in partnership with Constance Turner, Jerome Smith, Shamona Jones, Gloria Monson, Nicole Champlan and El-Shara Scott, six Environmental Service Associates (EVS), or ‘cleaners,’ who clean hospital trauma bays, operating rooms, emergency departments and patient rooms. The production explores their personal and collective stories about the experiences and emotional effects of cleaning in a hospital setting following trauma, violence, illness and care.

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom – Penn Museum
June 15

Juneteenth—commemorating the end of slavery in the United States—is a day to celebrate freedom, heritage, and community. Bring the whole family for a festival filled with joyful performance, live DJ sets, captivating storytelling, and hands-on activities for all ages. Support Black-owned businesses at a community marketplace or grab a bite from locally owned food trucks.

David C. Driskell and Friends: Creativity, Collaboration, and Friendship – Arthur Ross Gallery
Opens June 15

David C. Driskell and Friends: Creativity, Collaboration, and Friendship highlights the artistic legacy of David C. Driskell and the importance of his relationships with fellow artists, many of whom hold a significant place in the art canon. In 1976, Driskell curated the groundbreaking traveling exhibition “Two Centuries of Black American Art: 1750–1950”, which has been a foundation for the field of African American art history. Many of the artists that were featured are included in this exhibition.

The Trans-Canada Highwaymen – World Café Live
June 18

The Trans-Canada Highwaymen (TCH) is a super group (your words - not mine) consisting of Moe Berg (TPOH), Chris Murphy (Sloan), Craig Northey (Odds) and Steven Page (Ex-Barenaked Ladies). Four guys who have known each other for (ahem) decades now all of whom have written songs that have contributed to Canadian culture. They started playing shows together as TCH in 2017. At the shows, each take turns singing their own hit songs and whoever is not singing lead becomes the backing band for whoever is singing. With all four bringing their A material, itʼs a set list full of bangers.

The Amours: “Changes” Tour – World Café Live
June 26

Music always starts with love. It begins and ends on this note. The Amours sing, perform, and captivate with an endless amount of ardor. As a result, the Washington, D.C. sister duo of Jakiya Ayanna and Shaina Aisha immediately enchant every time they step up to a microphone together. Locked into a fresh and focused familial harmony, they breathe a soulful spirit into R&B on each and every song they sing.

Wawa Welcome America Celebration – Penn Museum
June 28

Bring your friends and family to explore the Penn Museum for FREE as part of this year’s Wawa Welcome America, the largest July 4th celebration in America! Explore our shared humanity across 10,000 years of history—from the very first cities of the Middle East to the lives of Native American communities today. Travel through Africa, Asia, the Mediterranean, and Mexico & Central America while taking in their vibrant cultures through ancient artifacts, world wonders, and contemporary artworks.


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