Published 03/26/12 9:10am

What's HapPENNing?

Been enjoying the nice weather, have you? Well, we certainly hope so, since it'll barely get above 60 this week. Frown. But Fling is only 18 days away, and that's pretty disco. This week, we've got DANCING, we've got MUSIC and tons of neato speakers. Check it out! We'll know if you don't.

Live At The Writers House Who: Kelly Writers House When and where: Monday, 7 p.m.; Arts Café (Kelly Writers House) Why: LIVE at the Writers House is on ongoing collaboration between the Kelly Writers House and WXPN, bringing spoken word and music to the Penn community six times per year. This sitting, LIVE will be hosting Eddie Hopely, Cecilia Corrigan, John Paetsch, Gordon Faylor, Trisha Low and musical guest Oh! Pears. Stay cool, Kelly Writers House, ya hear?

An Evening With Brooke Gladstone Who: Penn Political Coalition When and where: Tuesday, 7-8 p.m.; Amado Recital Room (Irvine) Why: Journalist and media analyst Brooke Gladstone is known for her NPR show, "On the Media" and bestselling book, "The Influencing Machine." This Tuesday, she'll be part of a moderated discussion on the media. Go! It'll be fashionable.

Strictly Funk: No Place Like Home Who: Strictly Funk When and where: Thursday-Saturday, check link for times; Iron Gate Theater (37th and Chestnut) Why: It's Strictly Funk latest dance showcase! Mega swoon-fest. In the process of writing this, we had to take three cold showers. Tickets are $10 on the Walk and $12 at the door.

The ARCH Blowout Who: SPEC Jazz and Grooves When and where: Friday, 8:30-midnight; ARCH building Why: Increase your cultural capital with these trendy trendsters on Friday night, because kids like trends, right? Mmk. Tickets are $5 on the Walk and $10 at the door. Buy early since space is limited!

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