Here are our picks for how to spend your week:
Monday, January 13, 6-8pm. Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Hear what Pennsylvania’s 2014 gubernatorial candidates have to say on all things sustainability. Confirmed so far: Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, John Hanger (Former PA DEP secretary), Katie McGinty (Former PA DEP Secretary), Tom Wolf (Former PA Secretary of Revenue), Max Myers (businessman), Ed Palowski (Allentown Mayor), and Jo Ellen Litz (Lebanon County Commissioner). Invited panelists include: Governor Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord. Free. Get tickets or join waitlist online.
Wednesday, January 15, 6-8pm. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street. Come talk contemporary art with theartblog.org’s Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof. They’ll run through a presentation of 80 pieces of contemporary art from around the world and explain the significance and thinking behind each piece. Free.
Thursday, January 16, 5:30-7:30pm. Lincoln Financial Mural Arts Center at the Thomas Eakins House, 1727-29 Mt. Vernon Street. Over the last 30 years Mural Arts photographers have documented tons of projects as well as the city itself. Come see selections from the forthcoming Philadelphia Mural Arts @ 30 book to be published this spring by Temple University Press, and hear from the “viewfinders” Steve Weinik and Jack Ramsdale, as well as muralist and photographer Michael E. Reali. Free. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.