Past Events

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - Sunday, January 5, 2020

 Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig · Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire· Music by Jeanine Tesori · Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions.

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

THE ART OF SONG – Daron Hagen, World Premiere

Monday, November 4, 2019, 7:30PM (Composer Talk at 7PM)

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 5:30pm

This event has been canceled for today.

Forty years to the day since he was taken hostage by student radicals at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, John Limbert, Foreign Service Officer in Tehran (1978-1981) and US Deputy Secretary of State for Iran (2009-2010, reflects on the experiences of that day and the direction U.S.-Iran relations have taken since.

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 5:00pm - 7:15pm

Since the 1980s at least, the question of whether growing international trade more helps or hurts the US economy, has been a raging debate in national politics.

After campaigning vigorously against his predecessors' records on trade, the Trump administration has canceled prospective trade deals and sought to re-negotiate previous ones. Meanwhile, retaliatory tariffs have been imposed by both the US and China, and the future of global trade is increasingly uncertain.

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

 Transdisciplinary artist and cultural producer Ali Asgar investigates traditional South Asian gender performativity through the popular Bengali folktale, Roopbaan. An iconic symbol of ambigiuous desire, the titular heroine Roopbaan has been reclaimed to express marginal queer experiences of the Bangladeshi LGBTQ community. Through their new performance installation project, Asgar has reimagined Roopbaan as a futuristic drag queen to create a spectacle at the intersection of gender, desire and fantasy.

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

LEDERHOSEN, LAUGHTER and LIBATIONS! Join us for our 50th OKTOBERFEST at The CANNSTATTER, 9130 Academy Rd., Phila. 19114 

Have a beer, have a bratwurst, have  ball!

Doors open 6:00 PM. Music and Dancing from 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM 

Bar and Kitchen Open.

Ample free parking.


Our TODDLERS IN LEDERHOSEN will melt your heart. 

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 7:00pm

International House Philadelphia invites all members of the IHP community to celebrate 50 remarkable years in University City. Join residents, alumni, current and former staff, trustees, and the Greater Philadelphia community on November 2nd for a festive celebration to share memories and reflect on IHP’s legacy as we begin a new chapter.


IHP alumni are invited to join with current residents for lunch in the South America Room to reconnect and share memories.


Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Bongsan Mask Dance-drama preservation society’s 22 performers from Korea will present their dynamic and spectacular mask dance performance with live music. 

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 8:57am - Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 8:57am

Dia de los Muertos is an important Mexican holiday that honors loved ones who have passed. The celebration in LOVE Park will feature music, dance, arts and crafts, and face painting.

An elaborate Day of the Dead altar, created by Cesar Viveros, will also be displayed from Nov. 1–10. 

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

What truly caused the Civil War? The Director of The George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center at Penn State University, the Associate Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College and a Park Ranger and historian for the Civil War Defenses of Washington will discuss.

On Wednesday, October 30th from 7–8:30 p.m., a panel of historians will convene on Villanova’s campus for our next event in our Revisionist History series, “Revising the Civil War.”

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 6:00pm

The Vision for Philadelphia Award Program recognizes and honors individuals who have contributed to making the region better for its residents, businesses and visitors. Our honorees have left an indelible impression and all have strong ties to hospitality and tourism.  

Join for a night of cocktails and delectables as we recognize these three outstanding honorees.

2019 Honorees


Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 5:15pm - 7:30pm

It seems that one of the hottest topics leading up to the 2020 Presidential Election is the United States’  higher education system—particularly what we should do about ballooning costs for students and families and how we should tackle the $1.5 trillion crisis that is student debt (the second-highest consumer debt category, beaten only by mortgage debt).

But the answer to the question on how, specifically, to address these issues remains elusive.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Tickets to the live event are sold out, however simulcast tickets are now available.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

 The Asian American Artist Town Hall is a networking event where artists, organizers, and more can directly connect with one another to support artistic projects. Get sneak peeks of new work, pitch upcoming projects, spotlight funding opportunities, and connect afterwards over a delicious potluck!

The evening will include performances by Sami Rahman, Bazz Sorathia, and Sevon Wright.

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 8:00pm - Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 8:00pm

 Max Bruch may have struggled to write it, but Concertmaster David Kim calls this violin concerto “the perfect combination of beautiful melodies and themes, virtuosic yet accessible.” Brahms's Second Symphony, possibly his most popular, is said to be his personal favorite as well. Its pastoral aura surely accounts for some of its appeal; but Brahms being Brahms, there is tension and drama as well, building to an extraordinary, triumphant finale. Conductor Nathalie Stutzmann returns to demonstrate her superb chemistry with The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm