Someone once told me that if I were to dig a hole deep enough, I’d end up in China. Although this idea may save me some substantial money on plane tickets, I’ve yet to entertain this Bugs Bunny mentality. Nevertheless, it this concept always makes me think how we live in such a small world, and this Sunday, you can see all of it without ever having to grab a shovel. Come take part in the 14th Annual Peace around the World Celebration @ the University of Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Each visitor will receive a free passport complete with itineraries for 10 different countries as they make their way through the museum’s many galleries, hearing about the history, festivals, languages and social customs from the very natives that call it home.
Here is just a small sample of what’s in store: Chioma Ancholonu, will introduce guests to a Nigerian celebration, moonlight games and teach igbo dance steps and drumming in the Museum’s African gallery. In the Southwest gallery, Carla Conti from Argentina shares her love of music with a presentation about the folklore of the tango. And in the upper Egyptian Gallery, sisters Hala and Maha Attia will talk about life in Egypt and offer a taste of traditional kushri. There is so much to learn and explore. Best of all, it’s free!
To learn about 14th Annual Peace around the World Celebration, log on the Penn Museum’s website by clicking here. All the world’s a stage and you have a front seat.
14th Annual Peace Around the World Celebration @ the Penn Museum
Sunday, December 6th, 2009
1PM – 4PM, FREE!
3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104