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, 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.

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.

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 8:00am - Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 5:00pm

This fall, discover more about traditional Native American cooking tools, ancient Egyptians’ penchant for tilapia, and the merits of wine decantation, as the Penn Museum explores food, drink, culture and cuisine through the international galleries. "Culinary Expeditions: A Fall Celebration of Food and Cultures" runs September through December 2014.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 5:00pm - Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 7:00pm

David Lynch: The Unified Field will be Lynch’s first major museum exhibition in the United States, organized in close collaboration with the artist. It will bring together approximately 90 paintings and drawings from 1965 to present. Part of the exhibition will explore Lynch’s early work, much of which has never been displayed in public. Six Men Getting Sick will be restaged for the first time and presented with related drawings. Several early short films, made in Philadelphia, will also be on display.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 10:00am - Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 5:00pm

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 11:00am - Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 6:00pm

Highlighting products that are “Naturally Beautiful” for the holidays – including mini-conifer trees, soapstone whiskey tumblers, and wood cut-out decorations -- the store will offer gifts for gardeners, gifts for guys, and gifts for everyone else. The home décor items will feature Scandinavian contemporary design and a natural collection that includes wood bundles, birch pots and, of course, garden tools.

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 9:00am - Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 5:00pm

Vitra—Design, Architecture, Communication: A European Project with American Roots

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 9:30am - Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 11:59pm

Not sure what to get your loved ones for Christmas? Have a look in the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society pop up stores in Chestnut Hill and at Meadowbrook Farm for inspiration. There, you will find Scandinavian-themes gifts, gifts for guys, gifts for gardeners, and everything in between!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 9:00am - Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 11:59pm

 Looking for that perfect holiday gift? How about a box of gourmet Pennsylvania- grown, fresh nashi? Yes, you can get authentic Japanese pears right here in Eastern Pennsylvania from local grower, Subarashii Kudamono. These crisp, delicious pears make great gifts and they're healthy too!

This holiday season Subarashii Kudamono are offering free shipping for JASGP members to anywhere in the US for any size gift box or variety of fresh Asian Pears. Order direct from and use the promo code: PAnashi

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 10:00am - Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 1:10pm


  • All levels of French (101 to 401: A1 to C2)
  • Students meet once a week for 10 weeks
  • No more than 10 students per class 
  • Evening classes & morning classes


Friday, December 12, 2014 - 12:00pm - Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 12:00pm

The Philadelphia Film Society Presents Home for the Holidays, a 12-day movie potluck highlighting some
of our favorite holiday and cold weather films from the 1940s through today. The series features everything
from heartwarming classics like MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET and MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS to a few double-
features starring everyone’s favorite Christmastime rebel John McClane. We’ve even got LOVE ACTUALLY…
on BYOWine night. Home for the Holidays is the perfect excuse to gather the kids, grandkids, in-laws, neighbors,

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 1:00pm - Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 6:00pm

Every weekend, the Center Court at Reading Terminal Market hosts a number of different musicians. As the holidays draw nearer, the theme will be Holidays around the world, including Ethiopian-born singer Wanya who will play pan-African music in celebration of Kwanzaa on December 28th, and Parandra who will play Purto Rican music in honor of Three Kings Day on January 4th.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 9:00pm - Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 11:59pm

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture is selling lovely coasters on their website. THe branches of the tree spell 'Arabi', the Arabic ord for "Arabic".  Made of high-quality heat resistant silicone, the coasters are produced by Lebanese company Images D’Orient

  • Set of four coasters: $25
  • Two coasters: $17
  • One coaster: $12
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 7:00pm - Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 9:00pm

Join the Philadlephia Orchestra in celebraitng the Holidays! Choose between a variety of shows and get in to the Christmas through the beautiful sounds of one of the preeminent orchestras in world.

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Join Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas Inc. for a Parranda Navideña in the Crane Old School White Space on December 21st, 2014 from 2:00-5:00pm. The Crane Old School White Space is located at 1417 N. 2nd Street. This event is free and open to the public. Street parking available.

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:30am

 It's Story Time ! Parents and little ones will enjoy this storytelling time by Monique Coval, teacher at the Alliance Française.

Ages 0 to 5

$5, to be paid directly at the Alliance.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

Come on Saturdays and enjoy the Holly Days, a Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas.
Enjoy down-home caroling. Pass brass bands as you dash from one shop to another. They have cookies to treat you. And shopkeepers to greet you. Roast a marshmallow over an open fire at the "Pepper Lane Fudge S'more Station." Discover abundant shopping filled with music boxes, authentic Amish quilts, and homemade Lancaster County food, fresh baked goods and tasty canned goods. And don't forget the national brands like Ugg boots, Brighton handbags and jewelry, Pandora bracelets, Vera Bradley bags and more. Come start off the holidays in Lancaster County - a great place to come home each year.