Past Events

Monday, October 29, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

On Monday, October 29, join Global Education Motivators (GEM) at Chestnut Hill College for an evening to celebrate global education, enjoy a wine and cheese reception, and participate in a discussion on global education all while supporting the work of GEM via a silent auction! Chief of Advocacy and Special Events of the United Nations Department of Public Information, Juan Carlos Brandt, and Director of GEM, Wayne Jacoby, will keynote the event.

Monday, October 29, 2012 - 9:30am - 2:00pm

In honor of the 2012 United Nations Day, students in grades 8 through 12 will work together to develop ideas on how they can achieve the Future We Want by defending Human Rights. Students will look to successful Human Rights campaigns and the actions of human rights defenders. Students will meet at Chestnut Hill College and discuss ways to support the Millennium Development Goals.

Monday, October 29, 2012 - 9:00am - Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 5:00pm

Drexel University welcomes innovation, economic development and investment partners from its regional, national and international community to the inaugural Global Innovation Partnership (GIP) Forum on October 29-31, 2012 at Drexel University. GIP is co-hosted by the Coulter-Drexel Translational Research Partnership Program, the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems and the Office of International Programs.

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Dr. Helen Caldicott, former Physicians for Social Responsibility President and Nobel Peace Laureate, discusses her new book, Loving This Planet, at 7:00 p.m. on October 28. Speaking as well are Michael Gagne, Director of Envision Peace Museum, and Reverend Bob Moore, Director of Peace Action Education Fund.  Wine and cheese reception follows at 8:00 pm, and Helen’s book signing. This event is a fundraiser for the PA Peace Voter Project. Help PA Peace Voter Project get out the peace vote! 

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Shofuso, the Fairmount Park Japanese House and Garden, will host its first Japanese flea market fundraiser on Sunday, October 28. There will be items from the gift shop, as well as other Japanese items.

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 9:50pm - Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 12:00am

A daring recreation of actual events, this powerful docudrama recounts the horrifying and controversial police raid on a boarding shelter housing protestors at the Diaz School in Genoa, Italy during the 2001 G8 Summit.

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Join the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia for a light-hearted look at the upcoming election with veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile, and Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Michael Smerconish, followed by the Council’s popular quadrennial non-partisan political celebration and mock election!

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:20pm

Celebrated Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen shines in this compelling late eighteenth-century historical drama, depicting the real-life tragic romance between royal physician Johann Struensee and the Queen of Denmark.

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Every Thursday from August 2 - October 25, 5-8 pm, Sister Cities Park at Logan Square invites you to bring your own bottle of wine and Milk & Honey Café will have cheeses and other goodies for sale that will pair perfectly with your selection. So, grab a seat and enjoy the light entertainment. In case you are planning to bring the kids, the Children's Discovery Garden will be open until 8pm these evenings.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 7:10pm - 9:00pm

Set in 1980s East Germany, Barbara depicts the inner conflicts of a young doctor torn between her desire to escape to the West and her developing feelings toward a fellow physician.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

In her new book, Mary McFadden: A Lifetime of Design, Collecting and Adventure, Mary McFadden describes her 30-year career, beginning with her introduction in Vogue magazine in 1972 and continuing through her career as a trendsetter and art collector. Join the Athenæum of Philadelphia in a lecture with Ms. McFadden exploring her world as a designer and resulting status as a brand famous for looks inspired by both historical cultures and her own art collection.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Drexel Economics Society is inviting you to an event dedicated to the 2012 Presidential Elections, "The Economy, Proposed Policies and Projected Outcomes".

Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Cantrip is a trio of musicians from Edinburgh that has been playing together for over a decade. The group, which performs traditional Scottish music informed by other European cultures, has toured internationally, and they will be coming to West Philadelphia on October 21, to play a concert at Crossroads Music.

Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

The Bridges Across Broad Street project was designed to connect the various communities of Philadelphia. This African-American and Jewish themed event features a student workshop and public performance.

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 8:00pm - Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 6:00pm

Tempesta di Mare launches its 11th Philadelphia season this weekend with Brandenburg 4 & Friends, featuring Bach's iconic fourth Brandenburg Concerto, baroque classics by Handel and Vivaldi, and audience favorites from our signature "discovery" programming by Rebel, Fasch and Weiss. Saturday night at the Arch Street Meeting House and Sunday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill.

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Al-Bustan is pleased to open its 2012-13 season of the Arab Music Concert Series, led by Music Director Hanna Khoury, with a week of exciting events featuring Turkish clarinetist Hüsnü Şenlendirici. On Saturday, October 20, Al-Bustan will present pop and classical music sensation, Husnu Senlendirici, in the first concert of the Arab Music Concert Series with Al-Bustan's resident ensemble.

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Celebrate National Archaeology Day at the Penn Museum. Explore the Museum through the eyes of Indiana Jones, Hollywood’s famous archaeologist, with interactive dig sites, scavenger hunts, movies, games, and talks! Indiana Jones Day is cosponsored by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America. Free with Museum admission.

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 8:15am - Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 5:00pm

The Widener Legal Education Institute is pleased to offer a language specific workshop on court interpretation for individuals interested in becoming a Court Interpreter for the Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Russian or Spanish Languages. Plenary sessions will be language neutral.

Friday, October 19, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

"3 x 3 Movements for a Bharatanatyam Dancer," conceived and performed by Viji Rao, depicts a Hindu goddess in three forms: Devi, the life-force, Durga, the invisible warrior, and Kali, the destroyer. These incarnations are presented in three Indian dance forms, Classical Bharatanatyam, Contemporary Bharatanatyam, and Chhau. 

Friday, October 19, 2012 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

18 Ius Soli (The Right of Soil) is a 2012 award-winning grassroots Italian documentary about the issue of citizenship for 1,000,000 kids born in Italy. This documentary examines the law that denies citizenship to young people born in Italy of immigrant parents because they have no Italian blood. Admission is free.