Past Events

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 5:00pm

Since 2019, Lebanon has been rocked by a series of protests and political upheavals, culminating with the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri in October. Join our panel of specialists for a discussion and analysis of the events currently unfolding, including Maya Mikdashi, Marwan Kraidy, and Hicham Safieddine by Skype. The panel will be moderated by Lama Mourad.

Participants

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 9:30am - 1:30pm

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 6:00pm - 9:45pm

The annual February Japanese Film Series is presented by the University of Pennsylvania Center for East Asian Studies (UPenn CEAS) and the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia (JASGP) The theme for 2020 is “Modernism vs. Tradition in Japanese Cinema.” All screenings are free and open to the public. No registration required.

Onibaba is set during a fourteenth century civil war. Nobuko Otowa and Jitsuko Yoshimura play two women who kill soldiers to steal their possessions, and Kei Satō plays the man who ultimately comes between them.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 4:30pm

Sarah B. Snyder is a historian of U.S. foreign relations who specializes in the history of the Cold War, human rights activism, and U.S. human rights policy. She is the author of From Selma to Moscow: How Human Rights Activists Transformed U.S. Foreign Policy (Columbia University Press, 2018), which explains how transnational connections and 1960s-era social movements inspired Americans to advocate for a new approach to human rights.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

The National Constitution Center’s Exhibition Developer Elena Popchock and Registrar Theresa Altieri Taplin will lead an exclusive tour of the objects that were brought together for this exhibit. Learn where they come from, why they were selected for exhibition, how we display them safely in the exhibit, and more.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

An Encountering Other Faiths Facilitator Training is a one-day workshop for those seeking to feel more equipped to lead interfaith dialogue in their own settings, empowered by increased competence and confidence in facilitating members of their congregation or community to deepen their interfaith encounters. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - Sunday, March 1, 2020

Through breathtaking dance and music, Shen Yun’s artists tell of a time when divine beings walked upon the earth, leaving behind a culture that inspired generations. Ancient Chinese wisdom, infused with Buddhist and Taoist spirituality and values, gave birth to everything from medical innovations to opera, dance, architecture, and even martial arts. But after decades of communist rule, much of this divinely inspired culture has been destroyed or forgotten.

Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Combining fluid movement with complex melodies and rhythms, traditional Indian dance originated more than 2,000 years ago in Hindu temples. Artist Ramya Ramnarayan - in beautiful costumes and makeup - brings the art form to life, highlighting its role in the cultural and spiritual life of India.

This series is made possible by funding from the Philadelphia City Institute Board of Managers.

Montgomery Auditorium
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street

All programs begin at 2:00 p.m.
Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Ring in the Year of the Rat with the Rail Park at our 2nd annual Lunar New Year celebration! Pick up some flowers to symbolize growth in the year to come (a Hong Kong tradition!). Plus, food trucks, beverages, and activities for the whole fam!

Saturday, February 8
1300 Noble St - wheelchair accessible entrance at Broad & Noble
noon - 3pm
Philadelphia Suns lion dance 2-3pm

Flowers:
Flowers from Ravey - dried flowers

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 8:00pm

Join us for the first of our Friday Arts Series @ Al-Bustan’s Hub! Featuring: Hafez Kotain and Jay Fluellen

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 5:30pm - Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 8:00pm

With new and never before seen work, Henry Bermudez, a Venezuelan artist has his first solo show at Taller. Bermudez, whose work represented Venezuela in the 1986 Venice Biennale, creates work that channels our id and questions rationality. Working with astonishing discipline, Bermudez intricate paper cut-outs, line art, and paintings reference the rainforests of Central and South America. Populated with fantastical creatures and fauna, his work depicts the savagery of the mind.

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 8:30am - 1:30pm

This awesome event is open to Drexel students, faculty, and staff; industry professionals; college and high school students, members of the media, and the general public. At this symposium we will be bringing together people from across the sport industry to engage in a conversation around innovative ways of marketing women’s sport, emerging trends that recognize the value of women to the sport industry, and the importance of viewing women as equal partners in the sport workplace.

Program Schedule:

8:30 to 9 a.m.
Registration and Light Breakfast

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Geographical Society of Philadelphia presents the springtime in Paris, and the Balkan countries such as Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Montenegro...adding more color to include Día de Los Muertos from central and South regions of Mexico.

Included in your ticket, please enjoy a light dinner, drinks, presentations and discount parking available for $12. 

Paris in the Springtime – Tom Tauber

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Citizen Diplomacy International cannot wait to see you at February First Thursday, hosted by Fogo de Chào Brazilian Steakhouse!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 6:00pm - 9:45pm

The annual February Japanese Film Series is presented by the University of Pennsylvania Center for East Asian Studies (UPenn CEAS) and the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia (JASGP) The theme for 2020 is “Modernism vs. Tradition in Japanese Cinema.” All screenings are free and open to the public. No registration required.