Past Events

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

The Benefit Auction is a wonderful opportunity for collecting exceptional artwork and enjoying a fabulous party – all for a great cause!

Juried by Laurence Miller of Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, artworks up for bid on Paddle8 include photographs and prints by outstanding artists Eric Avery, Jennifer Bartlett, Lois Connor, David Graham, Henry Horenstein, Martha Madigan, Andrea Modica, Eadweard Muybridge, Jeffrey Stockbridge, Hiroshi Watanabe and June Wayne. There will also be a selection of artist books and specialty items available only at The Print Center.

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Come celebrate two publications highlighting Asian Arts Initiative’s history of community-influenced arts practice.

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 8:00pm - Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 8:00pm

“A master of visual composition” (Dance Magazine), Bucks County native Jessica Lang is a superstar in the dance world. Called “sophisticated and intelligent” (The Los Angeles Times) and “moving and masterful” (Chicago Sun-Times), Lang’s ballet-based yet contemporary-driven works are rich with stunning movement, compelling musicality and beautiful cinematic composition. In a program of critically acclaimed Philadelphia premieres, this company will transform how you experience dance.

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 7:30pm - 10:30pm

The Philadelphia debut of acclaimed Israeli-born pianist Einav Yarden promises a “sense of immense majesty, tempered by gentleness and quiet grace” (Washington Post). Of this Leon Fleisher disciple, the Chicago Tribune states: “Yarden plays with an authority and a beauty of sound that one simply does not expect from anyone that young.”

This concert is underwritten by The Adele and John Gray Endowment Fund.

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 6:00pm - Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 7:30pm

Still lives and animal lives

November 30 through December 30, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, November 30, 2018, 6:00 to 7:30pm

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 7:30pm - Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 10:00pm

Don't miss hearing this powerful musical partnership. The legendary Emanuel Ax solos in Brahms's stirring Second Piano Concerto, while Yannick and the Orchestra present Dvorák's Seventh Symphony.

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Hosted in partnership with the Foreign Policy Research Institute, America Georgia Business Council's conference will look at the growing relationship between the United States and Georgia. It will examine how the US and Georgia work together in security, trade and investment, and how to manage shared challenges.

Speakers will include: 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 7:30pm - 10:30pm

After its stunning PCMS debut in 2016, the Horszowski Trio returns with the current Curtis Institute President and former Principal Violist of the Philadelphia Orchestra: Roberto Díaz. Following Schumann’s triumphant D Minor Trio and the world premiere of Milwaukee native Daron Hagen’s Trio No. 6, the Horszowski and Díaz journey through Fauré’s Piano Quartet in C Minor—a remarkable achievement in instrumental color, formal clarity, and melodic richness.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Presented in collaboration with the European Foundation for Support of Culture.



Monday, November 26, 2018 - 9:00am - Monday, December 24, 2018 - 5:00pm
Friday, November 23, 2018 - 8:00pm - Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 10:00pm

You may think you know Appalachian Spring, but this newly completed, large orchestra version is being performed by the Philadelphians for the first time. Garrick Ohlsson brings his impressive talent to the Barber Piano Concerto, whilst conductor Cristian Macelaru leads this all-American program.

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 9:30am - Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 5:00pm

Friday, November 23 through Sunday, November 25, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

This year's PHLCVB Annual Luncheon, a yearly tradition that is known industry-wide as the best networking event of the year, will be even more exciting as we celebrate the release of our new campaign, Frankly Philadelphia, which envisions a bold new approach to selling our city, and one that plays up a certain set of ‘freedoms’ we enjoy.

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

For its PCMS debut, the Heath Quartet presents a program linking two of England’s most acclaimed 20th century composers: Benjamin Britten and Michael Tippett. The two composers were good friends, with a high level of mutual respect and much in common. Yet while Britten’s music has been performed almost daily since his death, performances of Tippett are rarer, and his music is ripe for rediscovery.

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

The Delaware Country Symphony (DCS) performs the second concert of their 2018-2019 chamber music series on Sunday, November 18, at 3:00 pm, at Neumann University in Aston, PA.

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 11:00am

Public Celebration of the Installation of the Tomb of Saint Katharine Drexel
11:00 AM Solemn Mass at the Cathedral Basilica

There will be no tickets for this celebration.
Everyone is welcome. 

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

With their bright a cappella harmonies, the five women of Nobuntu have earned international praise for the passion and joy they bring to Zimbabwean songs, Afro-jazz and gospel. The quintet’s pure voices are augmented by traditional percussion and dance to celebrate the vibrant identity of their culture and what it means to be an African woman.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 2:00pm

How we tell our story to the world directly affects life at home.

The narratives created by artists, historians, journalists, and tourism bureaus have a direct effect on the communities they speak about, influencing economics, job markets, educational systems, and the sense of camaraderie a city’s residents feel for each other. A globally relevant Philadelphia encourages city-wide aspirations for improvement and creates the ability to dream of brighter futures for all residents.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10:00am - 8:00pm

Join us for a celebration of Philadelphia’s vibrant food culture, with vendors, activities, and lectures happening throughout the day! We’ll get a taste of the history of chocolate, explore wild plants and native harvests, and translate historical recipes for the modern cook.

The day's activities will be followed by a 21+ evening program where guests can learn about the roots of our city’s BYOB culture from historian Stephen Nepa while enjoying a drink of their own! BYOB; for guests 21 and over. Light fare included.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

At the National Constitution Center, scouts will enjoy action-packed day learning about American history and the importance of good citizenship—all while meeting badge, patch, or journey requirements!  Our Scout Days feature guided tours, interactive quiz games, outdoor flag ceremonies, hands-on artifact workshops, activity tables, and more!  PLUS: All Scouts receive a great National Constitution Center Scout Day Fun Patch!

Girl Scout Days

November 3, 2018
March 9, 2019