If you're looking for a fun activity on a budget, Penn offers a wide range of events that are free to the public and/or the Penn community.

Please note that students, partners, and dependents may need to show a PennCard for admission and that some events may be open or free only to Penn students. Advance registration may also be required. Check in advance for details.


Last updated March 30, 2019


spring 2019

Concerts on Fridays at World Cafe (link)
English classes every week at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels (link)
First Tuesday and Animal Lovers lecture series at Penn Vet (link)
Sensory Play on Thursdays (link)
Story Time with the Free Library (link)

JANUARY
18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Story Time (link)
19 Lunar New Year Festival (link)
21 Free Cat and Dog Vaccination Clinic at Penn Vet (link)
25 Martha Graham Dance Company (link)
26 Walt Whitman Workshop (link)

FEBRUARY
02 VIP Hours — Visiting Infants and Parents (link)
03 Family Resource Center Ice Skating (link)
04 Penn Students: The Psychology of Taste: Chili Peppers (link)
09 Second Saturdays: Egyptian Adventures (link)
10 Film Screening: Deaf Family Home Movies; an illustrated talk (link)
16 CPR Training for Parents (link)
16 Rene Marie (link)
20 FIlm Screening: Summer Wars (link)
27 Film Screening: Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle (link)

MARCH
09 Second Saturdays: Music of the World (link)
10 Film Screening: Terra Femme: Women and the Travelogue Archives (link)
15 Film Screening: Soy Cuba (link)
16 Printmaker Pop-up (link)
28 Penn Students: Are You Ready for Escape the Museum (link)
30 Nowruz Festival (link)

APRIL
03 Financial Wellness (link)
08 Penn Students: Written in the Stars: Ancient Constellations (link)
09 Foreigners at the Heart of the Empire: Immigration and Handel’s Semele (link)
10 Film Screening: Kiseki (link)
12 Family Game Night (link)
13 Second Saturdays: Cards, Dice, and Dominoes (link)

MAY
04 Celebration of African and Diasporic Cultures (link)
04 VIP Hours – Visiting Infants & Parents (link)

See Campus Events from FALL 2018.