During the run of MAYA 2012: Lords of Time, the Penn Museum offers a wide variety of programs geared to diverse ages and interests—from a themed Maya Weekend that features leading Maya scholars and a sneak preview of the exhibition, to an Opening Weekend public celebration, to music and dance programs, activities for children and families, special lectures, and more.

May 10
Thursday, 6:30 pm
Young Friends Event
Lords of Tequila

May 16
Wednesday, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Members Only Event
Maya and Margaritas
Join us for special members-only exhibition hours and enjoy MAYA 2012: Lords of Time without all of the crowds.

June 6
Wednesday, 6:00 pm
Great Riddles in Archaeology Lecture Series
The Maya and 2012: Fact, Fantasy, and Phenomenon
Free for Penn Museum members with advance registration.

Every Wednesday, June 20 through August 24
5:00 to 8:00 pm
P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights
This music series provides musical entertainment and an after-work happy hour destination in a verdant outdoor space. Admission: $5 (includes general Museum entry fee); free for Penn Museum members and PennCard holders.

June 27
Tres Compadres
This modern flamenco ensemble combines jazz and Latin influences with spirited dance rhythms for a vibrant live performance.

July 25
Magdaliz & Trio Crisol
This group offers up a melting pot of folk and traditional music from Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela, and other parts of Latin America.

August 1
A Latin world fusion group from Los Angeles, Incendio balances romantic Spanish guitar with rock-style energy and inspired on-stage improvisation.

August 15
Marimba Pequeña Internacional
This family band focuses on Guatemalan folk music, but also include a smattering of international music like cumbria, merengue, bolero and more.

June 20 – August 8
Wednesdays, 10:30am – 11:30am
Summer Wonder Programs
The Summer Wonder Wednesday morning program, designed for children and their families, celebrates cultural diversity through music, dance, performance art and interactive demonstrations, and this summer, two programs tie in to MAYA 2012 with a Central American theme. Summer Wonder programs are free with Museum admission.

July 11
Wednesday, 10:30 to 11:30 am
Summer Wonder Programs
Tom Lee: Tales from the Popul Vuh

August 8
Wednesday, 10:30 to 11:30 am
Summer Wonder Programs
Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac: Aztec music and dance

Wednesday, September 19
MAYA 2012 Evening Lecture Series
Great Maya Cities

Wednesday, October 17
MAYA 2012 Evening Lecture Series
Maya Kings and Queens

Wednesday, October 24
Post Apocalypse Film Series 

Saturday, November 3
Family Afternoon
Day of the Dead

Saturday, November 10
Afternoon Class
Calendar 101: How Do You Tell Time?

Wednesday, November 14
MAYA 2012 Evening Lecture Series
Archaeology at Copan, Honduras

Wednesday, November 28
Post Apocalypse Film Series

Wednesday, December 12
MAYA 2012 Evening Lecture Series
The End of Time
Dr. Anthony F. Aveni, author of the best selling book, The End of Time: The Maya Mystery of 2012, speaks.

Wednesday, January 23
Post Apocalypse Film Series


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