Past Events

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 8:30am - 5:15pm

Join GIC at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia for our conference on The Roles of Higher Education in Competitiveness and Global Productivity.

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

The Delaware County Symphony invites children and parents to attend a special “Open Rehearsal” of our symphony on Monday, October 8 from 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm at the Meagher Theater in the Life Building , Neumann University, Aston, PA.

This special program is FREE and open to the public.

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 2:30pm - Monday, October 8, 2018 - 9:30pm

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and Dirk Brossé welcome audiences to the opening concert of their 2018-2019 Season titled, Migrations. Join Dirk Brossé and world-renowned composer and kora virtuoso Tunde Jegede as they bring a new vision to contemporary African and Western classical music. Performing the works of Schubert and Arriaga along with the Philadelphia Premiere of Cycle of Reckoning by Tunde Jegede, experience the historic Chamber Orchestra sound in our intimate home of the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater.

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

The Academy of International Ballet (AIB) with studios in Media and Horsham, PA will perform at the Brandywine River Museum of Art on Sunday, October 7, at 11:30 a.m.

Admission to the museum and to the ballet performance is FREE. There is ample free parking adjacent to the museum.

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

A Service of Celebration: The Life and Ministry of Octavius V. Catto

Special guest: The Honorable James Kenney, Mayor, City of Philadelphia

Special blessing and dedication of the Legacy Path, the new Memorial and Thanksgiving Walk

OCTAVIUS VALENTINE CATTO (1839-1871) was a celebrated student at the Institute for Colored Youth (ICY) Philadelphia’s premier high school for African-American youth, now Cheyney University. He returned to his alma mater as a teacher and an administrator.

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 9:30am - 5:00pm

Hosted by the Mural Arts Institute and the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation at Drexel University, this symposium asks how organizations can use public art as a catalyst for community engagement, leadership, and stewardship in advancing sustainable solutions to a range of environmental challenges and opportunities.

Our speakers bring a variety of perspectives and experiences to the intersection of artistic practice and the environment.

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Let your voice be heard! The Academy of Vocal Arts' Giargiari Bel Canto Competition has seen such international opera stars as Angela Meade, Stephen Costello, Ruth Ann Swenson and Ailyn Pérez win prizes over its 39 year history. AVA's Resident Artists each sing an aria in competition for prizes, including one voted on by the audience.

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

In racialized capitalism, Black and Brown labor is invisibilized, privatized, sold, and consumed without uplifting the work put into crafting it–or the worker who crafted it. This workshop examines the intersection between cultural production, cultural appropriation, economic exploitation and its impacts on marginalized black and brown working artists. We will examine current strategies employed on the ground—strategies utilized by the Black and Brown Workers Collective and other radical labor organizers as well as those practices that have not yet been realized.

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 7:30pm - Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 10:00pm

Join Philadelphia Orchestra on a whirlwind tour of the music of South America and, courtesy of New Yorker George Gershwin, the Caribbean! His 1932 Cuban Overture is awash in rhumba rhythms.

Principal Harp Elizabeth Hainen shines in Ginastera's Harp Concerto, given its world premiere by The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1965.

Fellow Argentinian Astor Piazzolla's Tangazo mines the tango's rich emotional depths as only he could.

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Please join Philly's Citizen Diplomats for a special First Thursday reception at International House Philadelphia.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

With their busy modern lives, people often seek a place of physical and emotional healing. In the exhibition Invitation to Paradise, Hee Sook Kim, with her eye for beauty, fills the canvas with motifs from Korean folk paintings and thus invites the viewers into a meditative healing space.

Unfolding Beauty and Beyond: Korean Screen Paintings of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910)
October 3, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

A talk by Hyunsoo Woo, The Maxine and Howard Lewis Curator of Korean Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Join Claudia Consolati, PhD., who teaches film history at the University of the Arts and the University of Pennsylvania, for a talk titled, “The Madwoman in Italian Cinema” as part of our Alfred F. Mannella and Rose T. Lauria-Mannella Endowed Distinguished Lecture series.

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Firsthand Stories of People Impacted by Prosecution and Prison: A Panel Discussion Co-Hosted with FAMM

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Grammy® Award-nominated composer/pianist Vijay Iyer makes his Annenberg Center debut in a rare solo performance. A Harvard University professor, MacArthur Fellow and “one of the most interesting and vital young pianists in jazz today” (Pitchfork), Iyer’s musical output is adventuresome, masterful and emotionally resonant. Don’t miss this intimate performance by “one of his generation’s brightest jazz luminaries.” (Time Out New York)

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 8:00pm - Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 2:00pm

Ten highly-skilled acrobats, a bare stage and a stirring journey of what it means to be human. Australia’s bold, contemporary circus troupe, Circa returns to the Annenberg Center with the U.S. premiere of Humans, a tour de force about the power in physical and emotional strength. The “stunning athleticism and heart-stopping acrobatics in this innovative circus work” (ArtsHub) explore the expressive possibilities of the human body at its extremes.

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Welcome Back Mixer
Friday, September 28, 2018
6:00 PM
Walnut Street Café 
2929 Walnut Street
FMC Building , 1st floor
Philadelphia PA 19101

Complimentary Appetizers 
$5 Refreshments 
Free Admission 

Donations Accepted

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Hear from international immigration experts and representatives of the French Government from Philadelphia and the Embassy of France in Washington, DC, who will explain how each country is working to attract and foster innovation.
Panelists will share the best strategies for your company to expand globally and key practices for successfully navigating international immigration and cross-border business travel.
CLE Credit will be obtained for attorneys.
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 5:00pm - Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 10:00pm

Philly Music Fest
September 27 - 30, 2018

  • September 27: Johnny Brendas
  • September 28 - 29: World Cafe Live
  • September 30: Milkboy

The Philadelphia Music & Arts Festival is a non-profit endeavor – founded, produced and curated by Greg Seltzer. Our mission is to encourage the citizens of Philadelphia to SUPPORT YOUR SCENE. The Festival is both a testament and celebration of the exploding music scene in Philadelphia and a showcase of up and coming artists. 

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 1:00pm - Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 1:30pm

In commemoration of the American Philosophical Society’s 275th anniversary, the Society’s Library is hosting an interdisciplinary conference that explores the history of libraries, the present opportunities for libraries, and the potential future for libraries as they continue to evolve in the 21st century. The conference will run from September 27-29, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA. It is free of charge and open to the public. This event is co-sponsored by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL).