• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

January 13-17: Sustainability Gubernatorial Forum | Roberta Fallon & Libby Rosoff | Viewmasters | Technically Philly 5th Anniversary

Here are our picks for how to spend your week:

DISCUSS: Sustainability: A Gubernatorial Forum

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.

TALK: ROBERTA FALLON AND LIBBY ROSOF

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.

LOOK: Viewmasters

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 events@muralarts.org.

CELEBRATE: Technically Philly 5th Anniversary Party

Thursday, January 16, 6-8pm. First Round Capital, 4040 Locust St. Celebrate the 5th anniversary of Technically Philly and rub elbows with folks in Philly's tech community. Free.  
 
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