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.

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 5:30pm - Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 7:30pm

The BYOB scene isn’t just for restaurants anymore.

Every Thursday evening from June 5 through August 28, lovely Sister Cities Park at Logan Square will host Pairings on the Parkway, a night of BYO beverages and live music.

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.

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.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 7:00pm - Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 7:00pm

International House Philadelphia will screen, from August 14th - 28th, twenty-one Polish cinematic masterpieces, as part of the touring series 'Martin Scorses Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema'. Members of International receive free admission to all screenings in this series.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 8:00am - 10:00am

Does your current business strategy include market expansion in Africa?

Saint Joseph University and the USA Cameroon Chamber of Commerce announce a unique opportunity to learn firsthand the business opportunities in Cameroon and greater part of West and Central Africa!

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 6:00pm - Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 9:00pm


Led by music director and violin virtuoso HANNA KHOURY with percussionist HAFEZ KOTAIN and cellist/maqam theory specialist KINAN ABOU-AFACH, the Philadelphia Arab Music Ensemble and Philadelphia Arab Percussion Ensembles are community ensembles open to middle/high school and college students and adults. Singers and percussionists of all skill levels and intermediate to advanced instrumentalists of strings and wind are invited to join.

Friday, August 29, 2014 (All day)

In 2009, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 64/35, which declared August 29th as a day to increase awareness and education about “the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions and the need for their cessation as one of the means of achieving the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world.”

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Bill Koutsouros' internationally acclaimed ensemble provides the summer series finale, offering an exciting fusion of ancient and modern music with traditional elements of Greek, Rock, Middle Eastern, Blues, Indian, Jazz, and African music.

The Summer Nights Concert Series presents weekly outdoor concerts in the Penn Museum's verdant outdoor courtyard space, Wednesday evenings from June 18 through September 3. Admission to each concert is just $10 and includes general Museum admission.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 7:00pm - Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 10:00pm
Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Study Japanese classical dance! Taught by Fujima Nishiki-no (Helen Moss), Japanese classical dance can be done by people of any age. Learn about Japanese culture and how to wear a kimono as you learn to dance.

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Friends of the Japanese House and Garden members get private evening hours the first Thursday of every month!

Friday, September 5, 2014 (All day)

The UN General Assembly designated September 5th as a day to recognize the role of charity in alleviating suffering and mobilize people and organizations around the world to engage in philanthropic activity.