November 25-31: Sound in the City | Peter Eisenman | South Philly High Greening | Thanksgiving Parade | RiverRink and Winterfest | Christmas Village

It’s a short week thanks to Thanksgiving, Streeters. That means the beginning of the week is packed with business – from smart talks to a greening project meeting  – and the weekend starts early with Hanukkah and Thanksgiving as holiday season kicks into high gear. Enjoy!

LISTEN: Sound in the City: Hearing Urban Afterlives, Sensing the Past in Appalachian Ohio

Monday, November 25, 5:30-7pm. UPenn, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street, Ben Franklin Room. Join Marina Peterson, author of Sound, Space, and the City: Civic Performance in Downtown Los Angeles, for a discussion of her latest research on how sound can inform us about our relationships to place. Joining Peterson for a discussion will be Mimi Sheller (Drexel), Gary McDonogh (Bryn Mawr), and Thaddeus Squire (CultureWorks). Free, register online in advance.

DISCUSS: Peter Eisenman

Monday, November 25, 6:30-8pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street. Internationally know architect, theorist, and educator Peter Eisenman will be at PennDesign to talk deconstructivism and design. Eisenman is principal of Eisenman Architects and the Charles Gwathmey Professor in Practice at Yale University. Free.

SHAPE: South Philly High School Greening Master Plan Input

Monday, November 25, 6:30pm. Fumo Library, 2437 South Broad Street. Share your final suggestions on the South Philly High Greening Master Plan developed by Roofmeadow and the community. Roofmeadow will take input from this session to inform the final plan. Free.

CELEBRATE: 94th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thursday, November 28, 8:30am-Noon. From 20th and JFK Boulevard to Philadelphia Museum of Art Watch as the nation’s oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade brings floats, marching bands, and balloons to JFK Boulevard and the Parkway. Wave to Ryan Howard and Santa in person or watch on 6ABC. Free.

SKATE: RiverRink and Winterfest

Opens Friday, November 29, 11am-1am daily. Penn’s Landing. For the 20th year running, the RiverRink opens for skating with a day of concerts and fun that kicks off at 11am on Friday the 29th. And between Thanksgiving and January 5, enjoy the pop-up Winterfest village that features craft venders, fire pits and food from 11am-1am daily (with special holiday hours for Christmas and New Year’s).

CHEER: LOVE Park Christmas Village grand opening

November 30. LOVE Park, 1500 Arch Street. The Christmas Village will take over LOVE Park from Thanksgiving until January 1 with 60 craft vendors as well as food and drinks. The official tree lighting celebration will be on December 4 at 5pm. Here’s the complete schedule. Free / pay as you go.

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