Posted January 15, 2018

9 things to do on and off campus this winter

Perseverance conquers. Perseverance conquers. Perseverance conquers. All right, we thought if we said that three times it would help us come out of hibernation mode. It didn’t. So what or who will actually get us out of our mermaid tail blankets (um, why isn’t there a squirrel version?) and hyped to be out in the world? MICHELLE OBAMA. Or photos of her at least. And basketball. And Temple Theaters. And, and, and just read the list.

An illustration of a photograph of Michelle Obama holding hands with a Romeo and Juliet playbill.


See never before seen photos of Michelle Obama
For most of January, photos of the former First Lady will be on display at Paley Library. The photos are from the recently published Chasing Light: Michelle Obama Through the Lens of a White House Photographer. You’ll also have a chance to get the inside scoop about what it’s like to be an official White House photographer—Amanda Lucidon has coupled her photos with behind-the-scenes stories.

Jan. 2-23, all day, Paley Library

*Really* get the behind-the-scene scoops from White House photographer Amanda Lucidon.
Lucidon is one of only a few women White House photographers in history, and she was the only woman photographer working during the Obama Administration. She’ll be on campus discussing what it’s like being an incredible woman, and you know, her book.

Jan. 22, 6 p.m., Paley Library, Ground Floor Lecture Hall

Figure out how to start a nonprofit.
Sometimes changing the world needs a budget. Learn how to do that and other essential skills that will help you get your idea off the ground.

Jan. 25, 4-5 p.m., Howard Gittis Student Center, Blackstone LaunchPad

Wear white at the men’s basketball game.
Watch the Owls take on Wichita State for the annual White Out game. Not that you need an incentive to go to a basketball game, but there will be free t-shirts while supplies last. Just saying.

Feb. 1, 7 p.m., Liacouras Center

Watch Temple’s version of Romeo and Juliet.
Sure, you know what’s going to happen, but Temple Theaters’ productions are always a little extra. And we love it.

Feb. 28 through March 18, various times, Tomlinson Theater
$10 for students with OWLcard


Be entertained by Temple’s LGBTQIA+ advocacy a capella group.
DKY that Temple has a LGBTQIA+ advocacy a capella group? Now you do and they call themselves Pitch, Please. Don’t miss their performance at Dilworth Park. (FYI that's the park right next to City Hall.) 

Jan. 23, 6-9 p.m., Dilworth Park Wintergarden

Fuel your car obsession at the Philadelphia Auto Show.
Look at expensive cars, touch expensive cars and sit in expensive cars. The auto show is also a great time to go check out what Temple Formula Racing is up to—they show their car every year.

Jan. 27 through Feb. 4, show hours vary, The Pennsylvania Convention Center
$14, $11/ticket for groups of 25 or more

Celebrate Black History Month with Black History Untold: Black Joy Event.
Co-hosted by Philadelphia Media Network and WHYY, Inc., this event is the finale of a month-long series of editorial coverage of Black History Month. Sofiya Ballin, a Temple grad and features reporter, will be a co-moderator for a panel discussion with community leaders.

Feb. 28, 5:30-7:45 p.m., WHYY Studios
$10 for students with OWLcard

Check out the National Museum of American Jewish History for free.
You have an entire month to get yourself to one of Philly newer museums—admission is free for all of February.

Throughout February, Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 5th and Market streets