Past Events

Friday, October 19, 2012 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

The Global Interdependence Center Fall Tradition honors two GIC VIP's. Join as they celebrate their 2012 Global Citizen Award Recipients, Chair Bill Dunkelberg and Director Sharon Javie. With festivities inspired by Japanese culture, the GIC holds its annual reception honoring Philadelphia's outstanding Global Citizens.

Friday, October 19, 2012 - 12:15pm - Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 3:00pm

Each October the Philadelphia Film Society presents the Philadelphia Film Festival (PFF). Now in its 21st year, Philadelphia's largest film festival unites talented filmmakers and dedicated film lovers for 11 days of world-class cinema. From Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and Toronto, PFF brings more than 100 highly anticipated new films from around the world to venues throughout Philadelphia.

Friday, October 19, 2012 - 10:00am - Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 5:00pm

Step back in time to an era of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance workers, and real-life legends like Al Capone and Carry Nation. Created by the National Constitution Center, American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition is the first comprehensive exhibition about America’s most colorful and complex constitutional hiccup.

Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 8:00pm - Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 8:00pm

The 11-day Festival, brought to you by the Philadelphia Film Society, runs from October 18-28 and features over 100 films from around the world including Official Selections from Sundance, Cannes, Toronto and Berlin Film Festivals. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Stepping is a unique form of dance created by African American college students, which uses the body as a source of rhythm through clapping, stomping, and spoken word. Step Afrika!, the nationally touring professional stepping company, based in Washington D.C., will perform at Temple's Liacouras Center for one night only, on October 18.

Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

How much do our eating habits affect the ecosystem? Is eating local, grassfed, or organic products really better? The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will confront these questions and more in an Urban Sustainability Forum on October 18, based around the question, "Is Sustainable Agriculture Bad for the Planet?"

Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

As part of the background research for the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center, archaeological excavations took place between 1988-1998 in several locations within the complex. Join the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center on Thursday, October 18 to learn about what lay buried beneath the floors.

Thursday, October 18, 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 17, 2012 - 8:00pm - Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 3:00pm

Being Jewish in America is a complicated and unique experience, one that has been documented by many an author or playwright. In Stars of David, a new musical at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, interviews with famous Jews, including Gloria Steinem, Leonard Nimoy, and Joan Rivers, offer perspectives and opinions on Jewish identity.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

As the tension between religion and public life continues to challenge America, the National Museum of American Jewish History hosts a panel which will explore and discuss the intersection of these two parts of American life. A light reception will follow.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture invites the Philadelphia community to join them in welcoming internationally acclaimed Turkish clarinetist Hüsnü Şenlendirici with a reception and performance by the Turkish Choir of Turkish American Friendship Society.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

When disasters strike, the aftermath often involves thoughtful decision making regarding victim compensation. Kenneth R. Feinberg, nicknamed the “Compensation Czar,” is the founder and managing partner of the law firm Feinberg Rozen, LLP, and the man that presidents, attorneys general, and numerous other public officials have contacted in order to assist in fair victim compensation cases during the last three decades.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 11:32am - Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 11:32am

The NALAC National Conference is the only national conference in the United States that specifically convenes Latino artists and arts professionals. More than 500 participants are expected to attend from across the nation. The NALAC national conference weaves diverse participants together and highlights thriving Latino artistic communities across the United States. Conference participants and speakers share their knowledge, resources, and strategies; create new relationships; plan artistic collaborations and organizational partnerships; and reaffirm or alter the field’s national agenda.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Geographical Society is celebrating its 120th year. We have been bringing the world to Philadelphia's doorstep since 1891. Our Explorer Series features travelogue films with the filmmakers present. The Opening film of the Explorer Series this year is Southern Europe with the award winning filmmaker Marlin Darrah. The film opens in Paris, travels to Cannes and the Mediterranean before heading to Spain, Turkey and Greece.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

David Quammen, author of The Song of the Dodo, will discuss his new book SPILLOVER: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic. He will also be signing copies.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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. Şenlendirici will give a free demonstration of Classical and Contemporary Turkish Music with Philadelphia Arab Music Ensemble.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Michael Horowitz, senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Research Institute's National Security Program, will speak on October 16 at the National Liberty Museum as part of the Stanley and Arlene Ginsberg Lecture Series.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 8:30am - Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 4:30pm

This year, The Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (ITMAT) International Symposium will focus on four areas: Global Approaches to Translational Medicine, Translational Therapeutics; The Individualization of Therapy and Systems Pharmacology.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 8:00am - 10:00am

Join the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia for a business breakfast roundtable seminar. This timely, dynamic discussion will focus on the new era of US health care reform, and how recent and future regulations will impact global employers and their employees. 

Monday, October 15, 2012 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Jose Garces is an award-winning Iron Chef, Latin food ambassador, and owner of six acclaimed Philadelphia restaurants. he will be giving a free talk at the Free Library on Monday, October 15.