Past Events

Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Come join The Food Trust for the 2013 Night Market Philadelphia. The street food festival will feature nine blocks of arepas, tacos, koagies, po'boys, empanadas, lobster rolls, roti, roasted corn, popsicles and more from the city's best food trucks and restaurants.

Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 10:00am - Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 10:00pm

The hills of Schwenksville, Pennsylvania come alive every summer with the sound of folk music during the long-running Philadelphia Folk Festival at Old Poole Farm near Schwenksville, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

The Internationa House of Philadelphia salutes the friendship and cinematic kinship between Sergei Parajanov and Andrei Tarkovsky by beginning their series with a new 35mm restoration of one of Tarkovsky’s lesser-seen classics.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join the Alliance Française for their monthly Apéro Français. Make new acquaintances and share the latest tips on travel, movies and events in French.

Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

This lyrical adaptation of the beloved novel by Junichiro Tanizaki was a late-career triumph for director Kon Ichikawa. Structured around the changing of the seasons, The Makioka Sisters (Sasame-yuki) follows the lives of four siblings who have taken on their family’s kimono manufacturing business, in the years leading up to the Pacific War.

Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 12:00pm - 8:00pm

The Southeast Asian Dragon Boat Festival celebrates the unique cultural traditions of the Southeast Asian community.

Friday, August 9, 2013 - 2:32pm

Counting down to GlobalPhilly™ 2013!

Friday, August 9, 2013 - 10:00am - Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 4:00pm

Join the Barnes Foundation for a two day workship exploring the nature of surrealism.

Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

On the verge of a forced retirement, Don Celso, an elderly office worker begins to relive both real and imagined memories from his life – a trip to the movies as a young boy with Beethoven, listening to tall tales from Long John Silver, a brief stay in a haunted hotel, conversations with a fictional doppelganger of a real writer.

Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 8:00am - Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 5:00pm

Celebrate the traditions, foods and crafts of the Pennsylvania Dutch at the 24th annual Pennsylvania Dutch Festival.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join the Preservation Alliance and International House Philadelphia for an evening of jazz documentaries.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 7:05pm - 10:00pm

Join the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday, August 6 when the Phillies host the Chicago Cubs.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The 5 elephants are Dostoyevsky’s great literary works, all of which have been translated by the 87-year-old Svetlana Geier, considered the world’s most masterful translator of Russian literature into German.

Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Bernadette is thrilled when her daughter Elza, the first college graduate in the family, completes her master’s degree. But Elza breaks her mother’s heart by running off to their native Guadeloupe in search of a distant childhood memory: the father she barely remembers.

Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

A young aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming a success in big city Nairobi. Drawn into a new world of theft and violence, he struggles to keep his acting and criminal worlds separate.

Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Black February documents an unprecedented series of concerts performed in February 2005 by the legendary jazz composer and conductor Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Conduction, his revolutionary technique for live music-making, Morris put on 44 performances in 28 days with 85 musicians.

Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

“OUT OF MANY, one people” is Jamaica’s national motto. And out of seven short films this one feature-length film about life in modern-day Jamaica, made by the New Caribbean Cinema collective, was born.

Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 2:00pm - 8:00pm

The African Cultural Alliance of North America Inc. (ACANA) is proud to host the 6th Annual African Festival as part of the PECO Multicultural Series. 

Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 12:30pm - 3:00pm

Through the voices of freedom fighters and leaders, this feature-length documentary highlights the birth, realization and problems confronted by African independence movements. The film covers four watershed events—World War Two, the end of colonialism, the Cold War, and the era of African republics—and shows a unique side of the Africa’s recent history.

Friday, August 2, 2013 - 4:15pm - 6:00pm

Living Thinkers examines the intersection of race, class and gender through the experiences of contemporary Black women professors and administrators. It reveals the travails, disappointments and triumphs of Black women professors in the U.S.