Past Events

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 2:27pm

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts' Annual Bacchanal Wine Gala and Auction features internationally distinguished winemakers and celebrity chefs. Since Bacchanal's inception, the event has raised more than $3 million to help fund PAFA's student scholarships and education programs. Since 1969, Bacchanal has been consistently recognized as a premier wine and auction event in the Philadelphia region and has garnered a national reputation. During Bacchanal, PAFA's prestigious Thomas Jefferson Award is conveyed to honor leading wine producers from around the world.

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 9:30am - Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 5:00pm

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition sails into The Franklin Institute this November showcasing more than 300 legendary artifacts conserved from the ship's debris field, offering visitors a poignant look at this iconic ship and its passengers.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Philadelphia’s Chinatown is a small but resilient community that has consistently overcome outside threats and remains an important cultural center for Asians around the region. Its story raises larger issues of citizenship and rights, the meaning of community, and the diversity that enriches our city.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 10:00am - 3:30pm

On November 8th the Philadelphia Initiative on the Global Rule of Law will present “Procedural & Jurisdictional Challenges” the second seminar in a series of seminars and events in the academic year 2012-2013. This seminar will take place at the Shusterman Hall of Temple University Beasley School of Law.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 7:30pm - Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 8:00pm

Travel far and wide: no passport necessary – The 2nd annual GEOfest is a film and food festival featuring renowned explorers, scientists and travelers, running from November 7 through 10 in various locations throughout Philadelphia and the Mainline locations. No membership is required to attend!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

The first event of its kind in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival celebrates Asian American film and will kick off its 5th year with a screening of No Look Pass at the Asian Arts Initiative.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 5:00pm - Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 10:00pm

First Person Arts is a Philadelphia nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming the drama of real life into memoir and documentary art. We believe that everyone has a story to tell and that storytelling connects us with each other and the world.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 11:30am - 2:00pm

Beyond the immediate impact, the tragic events of March 11, 2011 also brought on dramatic changes in Japanese society, economics and politics. While in a mere 18 months there have been tremendous strides in reconstruction, adapting to these new paradigms will be Japan's greatest challenge in moving forward.

Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The charity Mosaic will host its 2nd annual FRIENDraiser to raise money to support AIDS-affected orphans in South Africa. The charity event will have Meyer Conradie, Founder of Mosaic, address the audience, as attendees enjoy an authentic South African dinner.

Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, traditionally celebrated the day after Halloween, is a Mexican festival commemorating deceased friends and relatives. The Penn Museum, in conjunction with the Mexican Cultural Center, will hold its own observance of Day of the Dead with a day of music, dancing, artisans, and other activities, on November 3rd. 

Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

Welcome to India's Barefoot College, founded by Bunker Roy to provide rural women living in poverty with an education that empowers them to make their communities self-reliant and sustainable. Rafea — a 30-year-old Jordanian mother of four — is traveling outside of her village for the first time to attend Barefoot's solar engineering program. Once there, she will join women like her from Guatemala, Kenya, Burkina Faso, and Colombia to learn concrete skills to change their communities.

Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

In the 12 year tradition of highlighting research on the Swedish colonial era in the Delaware Valley, this year's New Sweden History Conference focuses on the Forest Finns, and will take place at the American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia, November 3 starting at 9 a.m.

Friday, November 2, 2012 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

The State of the Port Address and Luncheon is your opportunity to gather with the local port community and learn of the latest global and regional port developments affecting your business growth. This event is organized by the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) and the World Trade Association (WTA) of Philadelphia, Inc. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 5:30pm - 10:00pm

For almost 150 years, The Philadelphia Zoo has been a place for generations of families to embrace and experience wildlife, and the Zoo has worked for decades to preserve habitats and endangered species around the world. On November 1st, 2012, The Philadelpha Zoo will present Philadelphia Zoo's Annual Global Conservation Gala. This event will begin with cocktails followed by dinner and the Awards Presentation.

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

At International Visitors Council (IVC)'s First Thursday prime networking events, attendees can expect to meet interesting and lively people from around the world! First Thursday is free for IVC members, and just $15 for non-members in advance, $20 at the door. This is guaranteed to be a friendly evening of citizen diplomacy that will create lasting and positive impressions of the U.S., Philadelphia and of attendees. To RSVP, email Alan Hatfield or call him at (215) 683 - 0992.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 5:00pm - Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 10:00pm

The Cinema Studies Program, the Jewish Studies Program, the Middle East Center, and the Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations Department at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, present the 2012 edition of New Middle East Cinema. The festival is free-admission and open to all.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

The Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania will host a Teacher Workshop entitled "Muslim and Islam in the United States" on October 31, 5pm at the University of Pennsylvania. The focus of this workshop will be on Islam and Muslims in America.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

As part of the Global Innovation Partnership Week hosted by Drexel’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems and the Office of International Programs from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2, Drexel will offer a look inside its Coulter-Drexel Translational Research Partnership program and the health care technologies that it is strives to guide into commercial use.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Part of the Stanley and Arlene Ginsburg Lecture Series, the Foreign Policy Research Institute presents, "The Next Decade of American Foreign Policy." The lecture will feature keynote speaker Dominic Tierney, Senior Fellow in FPRI's National Security Program and an Associate Professor of Political Science at Swarthmore College.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 9:00am - Monday, January 21, 2013 - 5:00pm

Dancing around the Bride is the first exhibition to explore the interwoven lives, works, and experimental spirit of Marcel Duchamp (American, born France, 1887–1968) and four of the most important American postwar artists: composer John Cage (1912–1992), choreographer Merce Cunningham (1919–2009), and visual artists Jasper Johns (born 1930) and Robert Rauschenberg (1925–2008).