Past Events

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Wednesday nights ring out this summer in University City as the Penn Museum presents its third annual P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights music series. This year's summer lineup features musical styles ranging from Middle Eastern folk/rock to Brazilian Bossa Nova and lively Creole Zydeco to funk fusion. Drinks and light fare will be provided by the Pepper Mill Café’s garden bar, and guests can purchase combination tickets to explore Penn Museum’s many galleries. On July 18, P.M. @ Penn presents Klingon Klez. This eclectic band plays good old-fashioned, heartwarming, rompin’, stompin’ fun-for-the-whole-family klezmer/funk fusion from other planets!

Monday, July 16, 2012 - Sunday, July 22, 2012

Grammy-nominated headliners, cultural entertainers and powerhouse performers return to Penn’s Landing for Philadelphia’s largest one-day festival, the Global Fusion Festival. This year's festival, themed “Rhapsody”, is a part of Global Fusion Week which runs from Monday, July 16th - Sunday, July 22nd. The highlight of the Global Fusion Week is the much-anticipated FREE concert on Saturday, July 21st which brings buzz-worthy talent to the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing and attracts more than 30,000 attendees. All PECO Multicultural Series events are free.

Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 8:00am - Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 11:00pm

Every other year, the Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange takes flight to explore new regions and new ideas. This summer, the Exchange will make its first ever international visit to Toronto, one of North America's most international cities and the heart of an area similar to Greater Philadelphia in size, complexity, and tendency. Applications will be accepted online through March 15, 2012. To be eligible to apply, you must live and/or work in the Greater Philadelphia region (which includes counties in southern New Jersey and New Castle County in northern Delaware) and serve in a leadership role in a business, civic, or government organization.

Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 7:00pm

Join the Alliance Française and the Barnes Foundation for this Bastille Day celebration featuring a buffet dinner by Brûlée Catering and Chef Jean-Marie Lacroix. Along with great food, Derek Gillman, President of the Barnes Foundation will receive the Alliance Française's 2nd Ambassador of the Arts Award.

Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 4:30pm - 8:30pm

Eastern State Penitentiary teams with The Bearded Ladies cabaret group to present one of Philadelphia’s largest free theatrical performances, which culminates with a playful reenactment of the Storming of the Bastille (influenced more by Monty Python than the actual French Revolution). Following the performance, the many wonderful restaurants surrounding the penitentiary come alive with French-themed entertainment as well as food and drink specials. Come early and take a tour of Eastern State (standard admission), or stay late and take a twilight tour following the reenactment ($10 Adults, $5 Students, Seniors and Kids).

Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 2:00pm - Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 8:00pm

Concilio will host the Annual Hispanic Fiesta on Saturday and Sunday, July 14th and 15th from 2 to 8 PM at Penn's Landing's Great Plaza. The Hispanic Fiesta is a cultural celebration and features two exciting days of music, dance, entertainment and authentic Latin American cuisine. Salsa favorite Michael Stuart will perform on Saturday July 14th. On Sunday, July 15th two headliners are featured, bachata sensation Andy Andry and merengue Grupo Oro Solido. Admission to the 2012 Hispanic Fiesta is FREE, and the event will take place rain or shine. For more info call 215-627-3100 or visit www.elconcilio.net.

Friday, July 13, 2012 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

“High Stepping to Save Lives Fashion Show” is a charity event that supports the efforts of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk and the National Marrow Donor Program’s Be The Match Registry in their efforts to provide hope and cures for patients suffering with a blood cancer and other life threatening diseases.

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

The Mann’s annual free Young People’s Concert Series presents free performances by Usiloquy Dance Designs and Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble. The Young People's Concert Series plays a vital role in community outreach, making high-quality and culturally diverse performing arts programs accessible to all children in an informal atmosphere. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, so get your free tickets today!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Wednesday nights ring out this summer in University City as the Penn Museum presents its third annual P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights music series. This year's summer lineup features musical styles ranging from Middle Eastern folk/rock to Brazilian Bossa Nova and lively Creole Zydeco to funk fusion. Drinks and light fare will be provided by the Pepper Mill Café’s garden bar, and guests can purchase combination tickets to explore Penn Museum’s many galleries. On July 11, P.M. @ Penn returns after the Independence Day Holiday with Zydeco-A-Go-Go, funky New Orleans rhythm and blues and vintage Louisiana rock rolled into a spicy gumbo of irresistible dance music.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 11:00am - Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 2:00pm

This free online workshop is designed for K-12 and adult educators across the U.S. who want to better understand their immigrant students and integrate immigration topics into their teaching. Click here to apply.

The ILC Public Education Institute in Malden, MA, has offered this workshop on-site for Massachusetts educators since 2005. The workshop has been re-developed for online participation so that teachers from across the U.S. can learn from experts and share their ideas in an interactive, multimedia format.

Monday, July 9, 2012 - 9:00am - Friday, July 27, 2012 - 5:00pm

Al-Bustan Camp is an Arabic language and cultural day camp where children and youth develop new language skills and appreciate Arab arts and culture while making new friendships and exploring nature. Open to children and youth of all ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds, this year's camp theme is follows the travels of Ibn Battuta through Morocco and the Arab World.

Sunday, July 8, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony led by the Urasenke tea master at the Shofuso Japanse House and Garden. Experience the beautiful, authentic setting, while sitting on tatami mats or chairs. Learn about the history and traditions of the chanoyu (tea ceremony), drink a bowl of matcha (green tea) and taste some seasonal sweets. Shoes must be removed before stepping into the house, so please be prepared to bring socks and kneel or sit on the floor for the length of the ceremony. Space is limited and advanced reservations are required. $30 for Non-members/$25 for Members. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 11:30am - 2:30pm

On Independence Day, City Tavern offers a selection of specials in addition to the regular à la carte menu, both boasting favorite dishes enjoyed by our forefathers. Guests from all over the world are treated to a grand celebration complete with the top-notch 18th century historical re-enactment group from Fort Mifflin.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 10:00am

Wawa Welcomes America again this year with a full lineup of great events celebrating the birth of the nation in the City of Brotherly Love, culminating in a spectacular fireworks show on July 4th. With plenty to do between June 25th and July 4th, the entire family can be entertained and educated while getting ready for America's biggest holiday.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - Friday, August 3, 2012

Bistrot La Minette on 6th and Bainbridge Streets continues its Dinner and French Movie al Fresco Series throughout the month of July. Movies are in French with English subtitles. Showings are Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30 PM, and on Fridays at 9:30 PM in the Garden Courtyard (weather permitting). Enjoy the freshest seasonal ingredients of Chef Peter Woosely's Provençale Menu for the summer, or come for a light snack, bottle of wine, or fine dessert and coffee. Indulge in the delightful flavors and smells of a unique French dining experience, and appreciate classical French cinema. Film screenings are FREE. Space is limited so be sure to reserve early at 215-925-8000.

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 7:00pm - 11:30pm

Anjuthreads is pleased to invite you to the Ritz East Theater in Old City for the one-night-only Philadelphia Premier of Promise Land on June 28. The much anticipated independent film directed by Kevin Dalvi and produced by Nequa Studios and Reel Now Studios, is a funny, touching, heart-warming film about  South Asian immigrants in the United States, the people they encounter, and their unique triumphs and challenges. This film will only be playing in select cities across the US. Anjuthreads is honored to host this special night by supporting South Asian independent films and emerging filmmakers and actors. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

In collaboration with The Wilma Theater’s production of Angels in America, the The National Museum of American Jewish History of Philadelphia presents a screening of Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner (USA, 2006, 98 minutes), a feature documentary film about Pulitzer and Tony® Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner. Discussion to follow with Dr. Laura Levitt, Professor of Religion, Jewish Studies, and Gender Studies, Temple University and Blanka Zizka, Artistic Director, The Wilma Theater. Moderated by Walter Bilderback, Dramaturg and Literary Manager, The Wilma Theater.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Wednesday nights ring out this summer in University City as the Penn Museum presents its third annual P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights music series. This year's summer lineup features musical styles ranging from Middle Eastern folk/rock to Brazilian Bossa Nova and lively Creole Zydeco to funk fusion. Drinks and light fare will be provided by the Pepper Mill Café’s garden bar, and guests can purchase combination tickets to explore Penn Museum’s many galleries. On June 27, P.M @ Penn presents Tres Compadres, a modern flamenco ensemble combining jazz and Latin influences with spirited dance rhythms for a vibrant live performance, with special appearances from flamenco dancer Inez del Mar, vocalist Farah Siraj, and jazz flutist Tim Shay.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Matthew Palczynski, Curator at the Woodmere Art Museum and organizer of the exhibition Salvatore Pinto: A Retrospective Celebrating the Barnes Legacy (on display at Woodmere from May 12-July 15 2102) examines Salvatore Pinto's influential role in the dialog between American and European modernist traditions towards the end of the 20th century. Reserve your tickets online or by calling 866-849-7056.