Past Events

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:00pm - 8:00pm

The Science Center is the home of Quorum, the central gathering space for the Greater Philadelphia region’s innovation ecosystem. Launched in 2011, Quorum enables idea generators to meet, share and learn. Beginning in Fall 2018, Venture Café Philadelphia powered by Quorum will give our innovation ecosystem an additional opportunity to convene, connect and spark new ideas.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Join us for a discussion on policies, programs and community initiatives in cities around the world addressing the climate crisis and the cultural trends and shifts of urban communities. This event in is celebration of United Nations Day (Oct 24th) to honor the interstate organization promoting human rights, social progress, and world peace.

Speakers

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 7:30pm

B ased on a ritual of food, dance, and music from the Panay Island of the Philippines, Annielille Gavino culminates her PAPA Mini-Residency with Patawili, a Sunday dinner and multi-disciplinary immersive dance theater experience centered on Filipino-American stories.

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 7:00pm

Guitarist Jesse Cook's music is "seductive, percussive and danceable...with each melody standing out above the weaving rhythms sung by his intoxicating strings." (Jazziz Magazine) A three-time winner of the Canadian Guitarist of the Year Award, Cook is known as one of the most influential artists in nuevo flamenco, creating an exhilarating fusion of jazz, R&B, electronic and world music. Welcome Jesse Cook for his Annenberg Center debut.

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 7:00pm

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony led by Shofuso’s own tea school. Members of Urasenke Philadelphia will demonstrate a tea ceremony, and then provide guests with a bowl of matcha (green tea) and a seasonal sweet.

Be prepared to sit on the floor for the duration of the program. Limited chairs are available.

Members must sign in to receive a $5 discount during checkout.

 
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Join Women for Greater Philadelphia for an afternoon of wine tasting for a good cause. Sample award winning wines by Stone and Key Cellars at Laurel Hill Mansion in beautiful Fairmount Park. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Schuylkill River while
listening to live music of V. Shayne Frederick. 

Purchase raffles for prizes and wine for the holidays, or simply savor samples of wonderful wine and cheese pairings with a local sommelier.

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Joe Zuritsky, Chairman of Parkway Corporation and board member of the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, donated 32 koi from his former koi breeding business, Quality Koi Company, to Shofuso’s pond in the fall of 2017.

Join us at Shofuso for an in-depth lecture from 3:00 – 4:00 PM on Saturday, October 19th as Mr. Zuritsky shares highlights on the history, aesthetics, and breeding of koi, as well as footage from one of his koi farms. This program is free with the on-site purchase of a regular admission ticket to Shofuso.

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 12:00pm

This Saturday! A free all-ages mindfulness workshop. 

Children, parents and educators come together to learn mindfulness tools and strategies in an afternoon of fun and chilled activities! Refreshments served.

WHO WE'RE INVITING: All West Philly residents and community members!

WHEN IS THIS AGAIN? SATURDAY, OCT. 19th, Noon-2:00pm

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Eastern State Penitentiary was one of the most famous and expensive prisons in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers.

During the day, we'll discuss composition, camera settings and how to shoot in various lighting situations. Your instructor will be with you every step of the way to look at your work and answer questions. Together, we will explore this fantastic ruin while we put into practice the rules of composition to create memorable images.

ESP admission fee not included.

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 7:30pm

 Based on a ritual of food, dance, and music from the Panay Island of the Philippines, Annielille Gavino culminates her PAPA Mini-Residency with Patawili, a Sunday dinner and multi-disciplinary immersive dance-theater experience centered on Filipino-American stories.

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Celebrate the diverse cultures and talents that international college students and scholars bring to the city of Philadelphia!

This signature event, (formerly known as the Welcome Reception and celebrating its 50th year), includes globally inspired food, music and dance performances and networking with people from around the world.

The Festival promotes the University of Pennsylvania’s global engagement highlighting the Penn Museum’s vast collection of cultural objects.

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 8:30am - Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 3:00pm

The Harry Potter Conference is a non-profit annual academic conference hosted by Chestnut Hill College (Philadelphia, PA). This interdisciplinary conference provides a forum for scholarly presentations arising out of J.K. Rowling's literature. The conference is open to the public (registration required).

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

The Annual Closing Ceremony is an evening that celebrates the individual and amateur/ professional performance groups who impressed the judges with their skill, creativity, originality, and cultural representation at the Puerto Rican Day Parade! Join Concilio as we present awards to the highest scoring groups and see the winning performance all over again!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

As tensions between the US and Iran ratchet up, and the 2015 nuclear deal increasingly looks like a dead letter, the prospect of war – whether by intention or by accident – is a growing concern. Is there a diplomatic way out of this impasse, or not? Is Iran on its way to becoming a nuclear power, or not? To explore these questions and others, we are pleased to feature Ariane Tabatabai, a prominent analyst of Iran and co-author of Triple Axis: Iran’s Relations with Russia and China. She holds a PhD in War Studies from King’s College London.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 11:30am - 2:00pm

Hispanic Heritage Month has been celebrated in the United States since 1988, when President Ronald Reagan signed a law that officially recognized the presence of Latinos in the country and acknowledged the substantial contributions they have made to the U.S. society ever since the inception of the republic.

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

Join Council members, Northern Liberties residents, students, and a visiting delegation from a school in Incheon, South Korea for a panel exploring Korean culture and politics through the lens of K-Pop and the involvement of the country’s youth.

5:30 p.m. Registration opens

5:30 - 6 p.m. Light Reception

6 p.m. Program

7:15 p.m. Conclusion

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join us for a book talk with author August Thomas, who will be in conversation with Ali Noori, PhD candiate in religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania about Liar's Candle (2018): a spy-novel set in Ankara, Turkey.     

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 10:36am

Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony led by Shofuso’s own tea school. Members of Urasenke Philadelphia will demonstrate a tea ceremony, and then provide guests with a bowl of matcha (green tea) and a seasonal sweet. Be prepared to sit on the floor for the duration of the program. Limited chairs are available. Two time slots for 1:00PM - 2:00PM & 2:30PM - 3:30PM are available to register for the tea ceremony at japanphilly.org/programs . Members must sign in to receive a $5 discount during checkout.