Past Events

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Let The Fun And Fantasy Of The Nutcracker Begin!!

A beloved Christmas classic returns with this year's annual production of the Nutcracker!

The Academy of International Ballet (AIB) in Media, PA is pleased to announce that Ms. Susan Wefel will be the "On Stage Guest Narrator" for the 12 noon performance of the Nutcracker Ballet on Saturday December 16, 2017 at the Strath Haven Middle School, 200 S. Providence Rd, Wallingford, PA 19086.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

In March 2010, The Affordable Care Act became the most significant overhaul of health care legislation and expansion of coverage enacted in the United States since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965, but also the most contentious.

The ACA faced many challenges and much opposition, from the death of Sen.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 7:30pm - Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 10:30pm

Passionate Russian opera and song paired with a romantic, cold winter night makes for a perfect evening.

Russian repertoire specialist Ghenady Meirson leads AVA Resident Artists once again in this annually favorite.

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Every year, Global Philadelphia Association's Globy Awards recognize globally-active leaders who have distinguished themselves through the extraordinary work they have done in Greater Philadelphia (click here to see 2015 and 2016 awardees).

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 8:00pm

Aizuri Quartet
Jonathan Biss, piano

Single Tickets: $25 each. Seating is general admission.

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Check out an array of unique homemade jewelry, crafts, art, accessories, and more – featuring a myriad of local artists and artisans, along with students from Asian Arts Initiative’s Youth Arts Workshop (YAW) showcasing original artwork that they have created throughout YAW’s fall after school program. Just in time for the holiday season!

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

The Board of Directors of the Global Interdependence Center invites you to attend our 2018 Global Economic Outlook and networking lunch at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on Friday, December 8, 2017.

We hope you will join the members and friends of the GIC community for our presentation on the Global Economic Outlook as well as congratulate our esteemed Board Officers for 2018 and recognize Jill Fornito in being appointed Executive Director of the Global Interdependence Center.

Program Agenda

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

The air is getting colder, the holidays are near; it’s time for Citizen Diplomats to celebrate with cheer!

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 11:00am - Friday, December 8, 2017 - 7:00pm

Shop the collections of Philadelphia Fashion Incubator designers at Knit Wit Boutique in Bryn Mawr!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 5:00pm - 8:30pm

Limited Seating! Tickets sold in advance only; No tickets sold at the door


KAREN CURRY, Former NBC + CNN Bureau Chief


BEN WIZNER, Director, American Civil Liberties Union's Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 7:00pm

The French Benevolent Society cordially invites you to attend our annual benefit dinner on Tuesday, December 5, under the Honorary Chairmanship of Michel Charbonnier, Consul Général de France, at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in Center City Philadelphia.

Vins mousseux will be served with a selection of amuse-bouches and you will be able to browse through memorabilia and archives of the Benevolent Society that are kept at the Historical Society.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The how-to manual of warfare used during America's War for Independence.

Speaker: Lawrence Babits - Professor of Maritime Archaeology and History at East Carolina University.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Join the Friends of Independence NHP along with Shane Confectionery as we host a program and tour on confectioners of Philadelphia!
We will start the night at the Merchants' Exchange Building for a  program on a confectioner named Charles Mercier.  Mr. Mercier was a 19th Century confectioner who lived, worked and lett space between 1812 and 1828 in one of the spaces that now comprises of the park's Market Street buildings.  
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 9:00am - Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 9:00pm

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

To commemorate our 15th Anniversary Season, Lyric Fest is proud to announce the Stasiuk & Farion Composer-in-Residence, Benjamin C.S. Boyle. Boyle has produced a stunning body of art song that brings together his lyric and pianistic gifts with an an affinity for exquisite verse. Repertoire including “Ophelia,” “Songs of Virtue and Loss,” and a world premiere of Lyric Fest’s newly commissioned song cycle, “Spirits in Bondage,” settings of the early love poetry of C. S. Lewis. With commentary by the composer.

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

The Penn Museum’s international collection of art and artifacts forms the backdrop of this free annual celebration, the Museum’s holiday “gift” to the community. This spirited event features holiday traditions from throughout the year and around the world. Groups from across the region share their cultural heritage through music and dance performances, craft stations, storytelling, and more. The Museum Shop participates with its annual holiday sale!

Free Admission.

Schedule for the Day

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come be inspired, shop for your holiday presents or make your own!
During the month of December, Jessica Joy London will be displaying a new collection of colorful forms in the 1241 Carpenter Art Building. Echoing planets, bubbles, and natural phenomena, the pieces will immerse you in Jessica's playful world. The exhibition will evolve over the course of the month as Jessica creates new pieces on site and installs them.