Past Events

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 12:00pm - Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 5:00pm

Join the Academy in April as it hosts a three-day International Orchid Show & Sale. Presented in collaboration with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Orchid Society, the show will pack the museum with popular and rare orchids from around the world for sale and display. Orchid enthusiasts can enjoy talks and activities, and nearly 25 vendors from Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, Brazil, Ecuador, and the U.S. will offer orchid plants as well as growing supplies and related giftware.

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 9:00am - Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 7:00pm

For the first time, an international orchid show will transform the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University into a spectacular world of flowers—just in time for spring. The International Orchid Show and Sale will be held April 12–14, 2013, in collaboration with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Orchid Society. The event is free with regular museum admission.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Philadelphia READS, the Penn Museum and the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s GroundSwell initiative are kicking off a month-long children’s book drive with a free Community Night on Wednesday, April 10, from 5 to 8 pm at the Penn Museum!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Save the date for Fox School of Business, Temple University's Career Fair on Wednesday, April 10th. Come meet staff from the big manufacturers, retailers, and exporters at Temple University's Alter Hall. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

U.S. exports to Sub-Saharan Africa were $21.1 billion in 2011, up 23% compared to 2010. Six of the top ten fastest-growing economies in the world are in Sub-Saharan Africa. More than 10.3 million jobs in the United  States are supported by U.S. exports so "Made in America" is a premier brand in high demand around the globe.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 12:00pm - 9:00pm

The Geographical Society of Philadelphia presents Swiss-born author, filmmaker, photographer, and adventurer Karin Muller. The multi-talented Muller spent three months in Cuba filming personal stories from taxi drivers, Santeria priestesses, fisherman, farmers and even the police, who tried to arrest her. View her captivating film that takes you into a country and heart of its people.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 8:00pm - Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 7:00pm

Factions clash and empires rise and fall in Applied Mechanics’Vainglorious: The Epic Feats of Notable Persons in Europe After the Revolution. Twenty-six of the shiniest rising stars in the Philadelphia scene join forces to create a dazzling new depiction of a potent historical moment: the great sweep of the Napoleonic Empire in the wake of the French Revolution.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

The Officers and Directors of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia invite you to join the Council for a special evening honoring Claudia McBride, President Emerita.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Join the Alliance Franciase for their monthly Apéro Français. Make new acquaintances and share the latest tips on travel, movies and events in French. There is no registration fee for this event. You pay Liberté directly for that which you consume.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 8:00am - 6:30pm

The Conference will highlight and share best practices and solutions for the women, water and sanitation crisis among world leaders, universities and companies and to build upon global water and environment conferences to go beyond talk and into action.

Monday, April 8, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Science on Tap is a monthly science café in Philadelphia for anyone who is interested in getting together with other people to discuss a range of engaging science topics. It's held at National Mechanics, a relaxed, convivial bar in Old City, and features a brief, informal presentation by a scientist or other expert followed by lively conversation.

Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

The Coalition for Peace Action is hosting an author presentation and book signing with Ward Wilson, author of Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons, and introductory remarks by world renowned physicist, Prof. Freeman Dyson in the Founders Room of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton.

Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

The German Society of Pennsylvania in corporation with the Delius Society will present a concert featuring the British baritone Marc Stone, accompanied by pianist Luke Housner in their 2012/13 “Wister and More!” series, in the Society’s beautifully restored auditorium. Their program will include songs by Frederick Delius, Percy Grainger, Charles Wilfred Orr, Roger Quilter and Peter Warlock.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 6:00pm - Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 7:30pm

The Raga Samay Festival is the first 24-hour concert of Hindustani (North Indian) classical music to take place in the Western Hemisphere in decades. On April 6 and 7, 2013, ten soloists from India and the US will perform fifteen consecutive concerts, each improvised within a raga (melodic system) traditionally reserved for that time of day or night. The festival will include vocal solo performances accompanied by tabla and harmonium, instrumental solo performances accompanied by tabla, and instrumental jugalbandi (duets), and other activities that will add to the enjoyment and understanding of novices and experts alike.

Friday, April 5, 2013 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

On Fridays evenings, the Great Stair Hall is transformed into a intimate cabaret for Art after 5 performances. Starr Events serves up fun sharable snacks and light supper options, as well as cocktails, wine and beer to compliment the live entertainment.

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Join the Academy after hours to watch some “awesomely awful” movies. The Academy's own experts will be onstage to comment on the many scientific absurdities—think Mystery Science Theater 3000!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

From the ashes of the Second World War came the idea of the United Nations—an organization that would serve as a center for international diplomacy. Charlene Mires, author of Capital of the World, will discuss the dramatic, surprising, and at times comic story of the hometown promoters in pursuit of an extraordinary prize and the diplomats who struggled with the balance of power at a pivotal moment in history.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us for a Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center first -- a live concert and preview of the short film, "A-E-I-O-U Water," followed by a conversation about water quality with Dr. Julie Becker, founder of the Women's Health & Environment Network and program director, University of the Sciences; and Joanne Dahme, public affairs manager, Philadelphia Water Department, and author of Contagion, The Plague, and Tombstone Tea.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 10:00am - Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 4:00pm

Bridgette Mayer Gallery is pleased to announce its premier solo exhibition of work by artist Radcliffe Bailey. Notes, will be on view from April 3 to April 27, 2013, with an opening reception Friday, April 5, from 6:00 - 8:30 pm. The exhibition will feature new sculptures in steel, bronze, porcelain and wood, as well as paintings and works on paper. As installations and spatial complexities are an interest of the artist, Bailey will pay special attention to the architecture of the gallery space for his overall installation.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join CETRA for Movie Night on Tuesday, April 2nd at the CETRA Language Solutions’ headquarters in Elkins Park. The event will begin at 6:00pm with networking, snacks and drinks followed by a free showing of Babel.