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There's always something for the global citizen to do in the Philadelphia region!  Take in a world music concert or attend an ethnic festival.  Participate in a conference or symposium on an international topic at one of the region's distinguished colleges and universities or research institutes.  Attend a public reception for visitors from another country or a talk by a senior foreign policy official.


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Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 8:00am - Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 8:00pm

The Free Library of Philadelphia, in partnership with The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre and numerous other cultural organizations from around the region, is excited to present the Year of the Bard: Shakespeare at 450—a year packed full of engaging, enlightening, and entertaining programs and events designed to celebrate Shakespeare in all his classic and modern incarnations.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 7:00pm - Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 10:00pm

Particularly known for their world-class international, avant-garde, and repertory cinema, International House Philadelphia offers a wide variety of distinctive arts programming to the Philadelphia community. As an integral part of IHP's history, programs at International House are offered year-round, and include artistically significant and socially relevant film screenings, exhibits, lectures, and live performances. To see upcoming programs, take a look at the event calendar.


Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 9:00am - Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 6:00pm

Winterthur curators return from mission to find costumes from PBS's big hit.

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 10:00am - Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 5:30am

Baseball was a kind of secular church that reached into every class and region of the nation and bound millions upon millions of us together….Baseball made me understand what patriotism was about, at its best.

— Philip Roth, “My Baseball Years,” New York Times, Opening Day, April 2, 1973

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 9:00am - Monday, December 8, 2014 - 9:00pm

The Greater Philadelphia Association of REALTORS (GPAR) has partnered with the Fels Institute of Government to host an educational competition that challenges student teams to find at least $100 million in cost savings or efficiency improvements in Philadelphia's budget.

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 10:00am - Monday, September 1, 2014 - 4:30pm

Travel to New Guinea this spring and discover the exotic birds-of-paradise, an elegant example of extreme evolution, in the new, highly interactive exhibit, Birds of Paradise, at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

Found only in New Guinea and parts of Australia, birds-of-paradise are known for their ornate feathers and tail plumes and elaborate mating rituals that include wild calls and crazy courtship dances. Co-developed by the National Geographic Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Birds of Paradise reveals all 39 known species of these elusive birds for the first time. The exhibit will be on view May 3 through Sept. 1 and is free with regular museum admission.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 12:26pm - Monday, February 16, 2015 - 4:00pm

When a red-haired, horse-lifting, freckle-faced, nine-year-old girl jumped exuberantly from the pages of Pippi Longstocking (Pippi Långstrump) in 1945, she quickly made her way into the hearts of children and adults throughout Sweden. Pippi’s creator, Swedish author Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002), once said that she wrote for her own inner child, which perhaps speaks to Pippi’s success.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 12:00pm - Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 7:00pm
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 9:00am - Friday, August 15, 2014 - 5:00pm

Embassy of Japan is seeking unpaid, part- to full-time interns (12-35hrs/week) for Summer 2014. Internship start/end dates and hours are customized with the academic schedule of the chosen candidate.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 10:00am - Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 4:00pm

An exhibition for fans of France, Philadelphia, and Thomas Jefferson

See this special exhibition of rare and historical 18th century objects, including Jefferson's handwritten draft of the Declaration of Independence.

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 4:00pm - Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 7:00pm

A land and water tour: Learn about The Water Works, Philadelphia’s first tourist attraction, and cruise the Schuylkill for a new perspective on sites along this historic river. On the National Register of Historic Places and America’s birthplace of municipal water, The Water Works is an architectural gem fusing nature, technology and architecture.

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 6:00pm - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

National Italian Museum Tour: Philadelphia-Rome of America! 

Discover the profound influence the works & writings of native Italians had on our Founding Fathers & the principles on which our country was built.

Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 9:00am - Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 5:00pm


Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 10:00am - Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 5:00pm

This summer the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s main building will be transformed into a hot spot for kids and their grown-ups. Families can "Meet the Masterpieces" all summer long as ten treasures from the Museum's collection come to life through gallery explorations, studio-art creations, and imaginative play for visitors of all ages.
Museum admission for kids twelve and under is always free.

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 9:00am - Friday, July 25, 2014 - 3:00pm

Japanese summer fun for kids! Send your child (ages 7-12) to summer camp to learn about Japanese arts and culture through hands-on activities.

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 9:32am - Friday, July 25, 2014 - 7:32am

There are two weeks left until our 2014 Global Leadership Seminar "The Modern Middle East:Exploring the Politics of Oil and Water". This year's seminar is presented in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania's Middle East Center. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

With The Honorable Michael A. Nutter Mayor of Philadelphia. For the fourth consecutive year, the members of the international business community have joined forces to host a business networking reception with the Mayor of Philadelphia, Michael A. Nutter.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 7:30pm - Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

Koresh Dance Company will connect established companies, new faces, repertory favorites, and fresh choreography this summer when it presents two dozen local and regional dance companies in its Come Together festival at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. The festival, which began in 2013, celebrates the diversity, creativity, and technical excellence of Philadelphia’s dance community. From July 23rd to the 27th, its mixed programs will stage modern dance alongside tap and contemporary ballet, juxtaposing distinct styles from the hip hop of Rennie Harris Puremovement to the acrobatic physical theater of Brian Sanders’ JUNK.

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

During the summer, Curtis opens its doors to provide musicians and music lovers opportunities to explore classical music and experience Curtis’s “learn by doing” philosophy. The recitals feature Summerfest participants and, at times, Curtis students and faculty.

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 6:00pm - Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

You are invited to the Republic of Liberia 167th Independence Day Celebration in Pennsylvania! The Liberian community in PA under the auspices of the Liberian Embassy in Washington DC will host this year’s July 26th independence day celebration.