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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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.

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.

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

ARAB MUSIC INSTRUCTION FROM MASTER TEACHING ARTISTS

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.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 7:00pm - Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 10:00pm
Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 1:40pm - Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 1:40pm

A new scent-based art installation, A Big Stick of Confidence, opens at the University City Science Center's Esther Klein Gallery on Thursday, September 4, and will run through October 18, 2014.

Art and science presentation with Clara Ursitti and olfactory scientist Pamela Dalton, PhD, MPH

Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 3:00pm - Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 5:00pm

Film Screenings hosted by Muslim Voices of Philadelphia through September and October

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 9:30am - Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 7:30pm

Learn or improve your French! All levels are welcome for this new session. Small groups, focus on conversation and grammar skills. 10 week classes of general French or specialized classes (French for travel, Business French, Literature, Legal French life) or immersion courses.

Registration and placement tests for new students (who had French in the past) :Thursday, Sept.4 and Friday, Sept. 5 12-2 & 4-6 pm, Saturday, Sept 6, 12-3 pm.

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 12:00am - Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:59pm

Promoting openness by exploring our city's immigrant and multicultural heritage.
An initiative of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs (MOIMA)

Use the following hashtags to connect with us on social media #xCulturalPHL #GlobalGatewaysPHL

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 2:00pm - Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 6:00pm

The United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant and
Multicultural Affairs and the PhiladelphiaUnion, the city of Philadelphia is pleased to bring you the second annual P3 Soccer Tournament and Festival.

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 12:00am - Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:59pm

What can YOU do to build PEACE in your world? The United Nations International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is a global day of local opportunity observed on Sept. 21 (and in many cities for an entire week or more). Individuals, organizations and communities can get involved by engaging in peace related activities that are meaningful to them. 

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 9:30am - Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 5:00pm

The National Constitution Center honors the contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America during National Hispanic Heritage Month. The museum will present a variety of programs and artifacts that highlight significant contributions and important milestones of Hispanic Americans in the ever-evolving story of “We the People.”

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 9:30am - Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 5:00pm

The National Constitution Center honors the contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America during National Hispanic Heritage Month. The museum will present a variety of programs and artifacts that highlight significant contributions and important milestones of Hispanic Americans in the ever-evolving story of “We the People.”

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 8:30am - 5:00pm

Join the National Constitution Center as it honors the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. The celebration features a wide range of FREE educational festivities and timely constitutional conversations with leading scholars and experts. For more details about the museum’s Constitution Day events, visit constititutioncenter.org/constitution-day.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Philadelphia Business Journal has planned a special Open House for professionals interested in pursuing MBA, EMBA or other advanced degrees. This event will provide seasoned professionals and recent college graduates the opportunity to personally meet representatives from area colleges and universities.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 4:00pm - Friday, December 5, 2014 - 7:00pm

One of the preeminent Chinese artists working in the United States, world-renown artist Hung Liu has received 

numerous prestigious awards and accolades including two National Endowment for the Arts Painting 

Fellowships. She has exhibited her work widely both nationally and internationally. This will be her first 

exhibition in Philadelphia.