Monday, December 3, 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Architecture in Film, hosted by John DeFazio, architect and Associate Professor at Drexel University, continues this month with a Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers classic: Top Hat from 1935. $10 donation requested at the door.
Wednesday, December 5, 5:30-9pm. Fairmount Waterworks Interpretive Center, 640 Waterworks Drive. Environmental journalist Alex Prud’homme will be discussing his novel The Ripple Effect, and issues of water pollution, crumbling infrastructure, climate change, and water resources. There will also be a screening of Last Call at the Oasis, a 2011 documentary directed by Jessica Yu, and featuring Pacific Institute’s Peter Gleick and environmental activist Erin Brockovich. Purchase tickets online, $50.
Thursday, December 6, 8am sharp. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street.
Andrew Sharp will review the advocacy effort that led to the inclusion of a strong stream buffer provision in the new zoning code and Nathaniel Popkin of Hidden City will discuss “The Parochial and the Infinite or Prospects for Understanding this Place.” Free.
Thursday, December 6, 5:30pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall, B3, 210 South 34th Street. Join filmmaker Daniel Blake Smith for a screening of his film, Envisioning Home: The Jean King and Richard Baron Story, a full length film about two “agents of change in the world of public housing. King and Baron will join Smith for a discussion about community development in distressed inner cities. Register online. Free.
Thursday, December 6, 6-9pm. Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Crane Arts Building, 1400 North American Street. See the 1800-plus images taken on October 26, Philly Photo Day, in a group exhibit that forms a diverse portrait of the city. Prints will be on sale for $25 each, with proceeds benefitting the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. The exhibit will be on view until December 28. Free.