Events

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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Friday, February 13, 2015 - Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Artist's Garden tells the intertwined stories of American art and the new American garden movement in the years on either side of the turn of the twentieth century. Anna O. Marley and her contributors showcase more than one hundred beautifully reproduced artworks by Cecilia Beaux, Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, and others alongside the books, journals, and ephemeral artifacts that both shaped and were products of the garden movement.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 7:00pm - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 7:00pm

A Tuition-Free Six-Part Lecture Series: Wednesday Evenings at 7pm beginning March 4, 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 4:30pm - Friday, May 1, 2015 - 7:00pm

Economic turmoil, technologies of violence, and militaristic regimes dominated Latin American politics and society during the 1950s and ’60s. In this context, a constellation of artists sought to neutralize the potential horror of such change by displacing destruction into the symbolic realm of art, seeking ritualistic experiences of mediated transformation. “Destruction is, for the artist, the supreme order of freedom,” wrote Argentine poet and art critic Aldo Pellegrini in his 1961 manifesto. This exhibition traces the archaeological remnants and histories of this movement as they continue to reverberate in our present.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - Sunday, May 10, 2015

Passionate poetry, soaring romance and swashbuckling sword fights, Quintessence’s new adaptation of Dumas’ The Three Musketeers will unleash this epic adventure as you’ve never experienced it before. With a new script by Quintessence ensemble members Mattie Hawkinson, Josh Carpenter, Sean Close and Artistic Director Alexander Burns, Quintessence will bring to vivid life 17th century France, King Louis XIII, Queen Anne, Cardinal Richelieu, d’Artagnan and the Three Inseparables.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 5:30pm - Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 5:00pm

A Global Gala Event Art Exhibition

Opening reception on Wednesday, April 22 from 5:30-7pm for Namsook Kwon and Sueim Koo’s “Bridge to Korea.” The exhibit will be on view through the end of June 2015, in IHP’s East Alcove on the Main Level.

Presented in partnership with the Da Vinci Art Alliance.

Friday, April 24, 2015 - Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Philadelphia Science Festival (PSF) returns for its fifth year of scientific celebrations with nine days of events at restaurants, museums, libraries, galleries and outdoor spaces. In past years, the festival has seen engagement from more than 120,000 people (including around 30,000 students), and with the awesome assembly of happenings on tap for 2015, this year’s festival is poised to be bigger, better and brainier.

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 3:00pm - Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 5:00pm

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce in China are pleased to invite you to the 6th China Business Conference, the pre-eminent policy conference on China for the American business community.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 8:00am - 1:00pm

Cyber security is not something many of us think about every day. But — as recent international “hacking” events show — it is all around us. More and more personal data is being put online, from personal records to medical information to payment details. But the internet respects no country’s boundary. This conference will focus on the geopolitical, legal and technical aspects of cyber security in the modern world. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 9:00am - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 2:00pm

 "More than any other time in history, the future of humankind is being shaped by issues that are beyond any one nation's ability to solve."  —  Dr. Vinay Bhargava, The World Bank

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join the Chilean and American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia for its 10th Annual Experience the Taste of Chile, an evening filled with unique, authentic Chilean foods, delicious wine, great conversation and the celebration of the fruitful commercial and trade partnerships between the Greater Philadelphia region and the Republic of Chile. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

This historical documentary walks you through the evolution of the Slow Food Movement, started in Italy by Carlo Petrini. Launched from his tiny hometown of Bra Italy (27,000 inhabitants) the Slow Food movement has grown to become a global life-style and political phenomenon that boasts a network of over 170 chapters in 150 countries. Our Guest Speaker Andrea Canepari will provide us with some background on the evolution of the movement, its roots in Italy that now have inspired chapters around the world.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 8:30am - Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 5:00pm

For the 23rd year in a row, the Philadelphia International Cricket Festival will take place in various locations throughout Philadelphia. This year's celebrity is Michael Kasprowicz (Kaspa), who has roots in Australia and who has played for such diverse teams as Queensland, Essex, Mumbai Champs and more.

The festival will consist of four spectacular days of cricket with teams harkening from New York City, like the Mad Dogs, and in past years the Free Foresters from England, Lloyds of London, Zamigos from Holland, the Queens Royal Hussars, the Village Greenies from the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, and a kaleidoscope of teams from across North America and Canada. Eleven players per team, 20-overs per match, 5 - 6 matches over four days with a tournament final on Sunday May 3rd at the Philadelphia Cricket Club.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Chinese American Women's Sisterhood Society will be hosting the annual Easter Egg Hunter in April.   There will be fun activities for children age 3 to 10. Activities include a magic show, face painting, egg hunting and raffle drawing.

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 11:30am - Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 6:00pm

Mexican Cultural Week celebrates Mexican music, art, heritage and culture in various locations in Philadlephia. 

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 10:00am - Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 4:30pm

 Tiktaalik roseae is the 375-million-year-old species discovered in the Canadian Arctic by a team co-led by Ted Daeschler, PhD, associate curator for vertebrate biology at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and a Drexel University professor. His discoveries have shed light on a pivotal point in the history of life on Earth: when the first fish ventured onto land.

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Join us for MLIA's 2nd annual Holi celebration this May. This event promises to be tons of fun for all ages. For more information or to register and order your t-shirts, go to the Tickets link above or to the website atwww.mainlineindians.org.

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 10:30am - 3:00pm

With Mother’s Day not far off, the Women’s Committee of the Penn Museum offers a unique way to celebrate, with a benefit luncheon lecture program that puts the spotlight on women  in the field: Digging Dames: Women Archaeologists Come Clean.

 Kate Moore, Ph.D., an archaeologist who has conducted fieldwork in South America and Central Asia, offers a lively presentation at the event, which includes a catered lunch in the Museum’s ancient Egyptian gallery, special shopping opportunities in the Museum’s Chinese Rotunda, a raffle, door prizes, and complimentary valet parking. 

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

The Shipley School tour with new Shipley Commons - still under construction! Learn about the new facility and other renovation plans, as well as the program and community that make Shipley special! The event is free, open to the public.

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

 At CDI's First Thursday prime networking events, attendees can expect to meet interesting and lively people from around the world! This is guaranteed to be a friendly evening of citizen diplomacy that will create lasting and positive impressions of the U.S., Philadelphia and of attendees.