Credit: Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia™

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.

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.

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 28, 2014 - 9:00am - Friday, August 1, 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. Spaces are limited and registration requires 50% deposit. $260 ($235 for members)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 7:30pm - Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 10:00pm

Russian Opera Workshop
Independent Young Artists Program

Performances of Russian Romances and Eugene Onegin.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

An eclectic ensemble made up of Philly's finest and wildest musicians, the West Philadelphia Orchestra gets the crowd moving with the poignant melodies and the frenetic, propulsive rhythms of Eastern Europe.

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.

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 8:00am - Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 8:00am

The Academy of Management connects thousands of management scholars and leaders. This global network aims to build a vibrant and supportive community of scholars by markedly expanding opportunities to connect and explore ideas.

Theme: The Power of Words

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The excitement of European soccer is coming to the U.S.

EXPERIENCE GREATNESS- From July 24th- August 4th, watch the International Champions Cup in 6 major cities around the country.