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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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 9:30am - Friday, December 22, 2017 - 5:00pm
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 8:00am - Monday, August 31, 2015 - 8:00am

The Wawa Experience is being offered June-August 2015. Become part of a value based organization offering a challenging, engaging, fast-paced internship. Support your personal development by becoming part of the Wawa Team. Consider Wawa as a career and not just a summer job.

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 9:30am - Monday, September 7, 2015 - 5:00pm

Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe showcases more than 70 intimate photographs and iconic images of President John F. Kennedy, his wife, Jacqueline, and their children, Caroline and John Jr. — photos that helped create the legend of the Kennedy presidency known as “Camelot.” Lowe was Kennedy’s personal photographer from 1958 through his early years in the White House. His extraordinary access to Kennedy’s private and public life allowed him to capture events that others could not. His photographs document Kennedy’s rise to power, from his 1958 re-election campaign to the White House, along with intimate scenes of the Kennedys at home.

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.

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.

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 5:00pm - Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 5:00pm

The Annual Student Exhibition has been a PAFA tradition for over a century and is the culminating event in the academic calendar. Each spring the graduating students of the Certificate, BFA and Master's programs mount an exhibition that fills the museum exhibition galleries. On May 15th, the exhibition opening from 5-8pm is free to all.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 9:00am - Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 5:00pm

Animal Grossology is the slimiest, stinkiest, and downright yuckiest exhibit you will find in Philadelphia in 2015! Based on Sylvia Branzei’s best-selling children’s book series Grossology, this hands-on 3-D exhibit oozes with disgusting science and provides a slightly off-kilter view of the animal kingdom. Learn why cows chew cud and why snail and slug slime might provide scientists with more insight into treating cystic fibrosis. From poop to pellets and scales to hairballs, check out all the things you aren’t allowed to discuss at the dinner table!

Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 10:00am - Monday, August 3, 2015 - 5:00pm

The Order of Things presents three large-scale installations by internationally renowned artists Mark Dion, Judy Pfaff, and Fred Wilson. Each of these works, commissioned for the show, is a response to the unconventional way that Albert C. Barnes chose to display his collection. The exhibition also features an installation designed by Barnes—a small room in the Merion gallery building that was replaced by an elevator shaft in the 1990s.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 6:00pm - Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 9:00pm

Gross Domestic Product, "re:action series": 

An exquisite collection of work is about the relationship between nature and commerce. Using the ancient technique of Chinese brush painting, modern digital painting, iconic images of nature and financial newsprint, combined to create this stunning collection. The compositions contemplate the role of nature in contemporary culture, as consumption increases, what gets devoured?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 2:00pm - Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 8:00pm

Following Shakespeare’s great tragedy will be one of Tom Stoppard’s greatest comedies as the Wilma tells the story of Hamlet through the eyes of two very different characters. In Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, which will mark the Wilma’s 11th production of a work by Tom Stoppard, minor characters take center stage as they journey on a boat taking Prince Hamlet to England with players from the royal court.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 8:00am - Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 3:00pm

Midway rides and games, boutique shops, food galore... Oh yes, and world-class equestrians As the Oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed competition in United States, the preeminent Devon Horse Show and Country Fair provides a rare change to see hunters, jumpers, and other disciplines vie for top prizes in a wide variety of classes. But that's not all.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 12:00pm - Friday, June 5, 2015 - 12:00pm

The DCED is organizing a series of business development events in six European cities in conjunction with the Philadelphia Orchestra's European tour this spring.

European audiences have the first opportunity to hear The Philadelphia Orchestra under Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, when they embark on their 2015 Tour of Europe in May 2015, their inaugural tour of Europe, and their second tour together following a highly successful tour of Asia in 2014.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 (All day)

Last year PANMA started a new tradition that was so successful, so much fun and got so many “Must Do Again” survey responses that we said Yes for 2015! Join us on May 28, 2015 to get inspired, motivated and learn something NEW from your creative and technical community. Interested in showing your stuff and sharing with the world? Just fill out the form and submit your topic to our panel review by May 1st.

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

dir. Nagisa Oshima, Japan, 1969, 35mm, Japanese w/ English subtitles, 97 min.

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture presents a live visual and musical dialogue between contemporary Arab American artists. In this immersive arts event, composer Kinan Abou-afach and digital artist Ayman Alalao take the audience on a journey where sound generates visual patterns and illustrations live on stage. This event will {de} construct your perception of traditional art and the contemporary Arab American experience.

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 1:32am - Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 1:32am

Philadelphia is proud to welcome back the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC), the largest Rugby Sevens collegiate rugby championship in the world. This will be CRC’s fifth year at Philadelphia’s PPL Park, which has established itself as the east coast hub of the sport for the United States. Twenty teams from across the country will compete in thrilling 15-minute games to determine this year’s champion. With the return of Rugby to the 2016 Olympic Games, the Championship is part of a nationwide effort to build American rugby talent in preparation for the Olympics. The event will be broadcast live for seven hours over the weekend on NBC and NBC Sports Network.

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 8:00am - Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 3:00pm

SEVENS RUGBY With only seven players per team playing on the same size pitch as a 15’s rugby match, sevens rugby offers non-stop action where speed, high scoring & athleticism rule the day. Rugby Sevens will be an Olympic sport starting in 2016 and the USA Sevens Rugby Collegiate Championship Invitational offers fans a preview of the talent pool available for the U.S. Olympic team.

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 12:00pm - Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 10:00pm

Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest building materials companies, commemorates its 350th anniversary with a never-before-seen global exhibition of epic proportions, “Future Sensations.”

Free to visit, “Future Sensations” is an immersive experience with five distinct ephemeral pavilions that take visitors on a sensory journey of science, storytelling and art that celebrates the past three and a half centuries and offers glimpses into future innovations that will transform the world.

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Empowering Women Beyond The Blues Tour features the production Poetik Blues: A Sistah's Story with an Empowerment Session featuring powerful women who will give inspirational messages to move your spirit and your life to the next dimension. They will initiate open discussions about issues that can cause "the blues" and set ourselves on the right path to our destinies. Terri Matthews of Jaden’s Voice will be our featured speaker for this event. 

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

dir. Nagisa Oshima, Japan, 1971, 35mm, Japanese w/ English subtitles, 123 min.