Past Events

Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 8:30am - 12:00pm

The Sub-Saharan Africa Chamber of Commerce cordially is proud to present the East & Southern Africa Trade and Investment Conference. The conference will highlight: Current Market Trends and Transactions in Sub-Saharan Africa; Mining in Africa - Trading and Investing in the East and Southern Africa Trade Blocks (EAC & SADC); and Private Equity Funds in Africa. Read on for a more detailed agenda.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 8:00pm

After selling out Union Transfer in the blink of an eye in May, French electronic group M83 is returning to Philadelphia to fill the Electric Factory with their booming sound and spectacular light show. Known for their building anthems and stick-in-your head riffs, this is sure to be a spectacular show. The band Big Black Delta is opening, and tickets are $40.

Wednesday, August 1, 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 August 1, P.M. @ Penn presents Incendio. A Latin world fusion group from Los Angeles, Incendio balances romantic Spanish guitar with rock-style energy and inspired on-stage improvisation.

Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

All members and friends of the United Nations Association of Greater Philadlephia are invited to come to their 3rd annual fundraiser. Non-profits, like the UNAGP, rely on such fundraisers to continue doing great work, and this garden party will not only help them continue their mission, but it will also be a fun and relaxing party for all to enjoy. Food, cool drinks, raffle prizes, hot air, even hotter dialogues and plenty opinions are all promised for a minimum $10 donation.

Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm

The Vendys are back in Philly! This second-annual food cart cookoff will celebrate the street vendors who bring so much culinary and cultural life to Philadelphia's streets and public spaces. After last year’s very successful first-ever Vendy Awards where Gigi & Big R claimed the winning title, the Second Annual Vendy Awards return to Philly to determine this year’s top curbside chef. Proceeds from the event go to benefit The Food Trust, a non-profit organization dedicated to building a strong, local and healthy food economy. Tickets cost $55 in advance, $60 at the door, with enough food and drinks to leave you more than satisfied.

Friday, July 27, 2012 - 7:00pm

The Ibrahim Theater at the International House of Philadelphia will host a viewing of Lionel Rogosin's 1959 powerful, political film Come Back, Africa. After witnessing firsthand the terrors of fascisim as a soldier in World War II, Rogosin vowed to fight against it wherever and whenever he saw it reemerging. In an effort to expose "what people try to avoid seeing," he travelled to South Africa and Secretly filmed Come Back, Africa, which revealed the cruelty and injustice suffered by black and colored poples under apartheid. $9 General Admission, $7 Senior / Student, FREE for IHP Members

Wednesday, July 25, 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 25, P.M. @ Penn presents Magdaliz and Her Trio Crisol. This Latin ensemble is dedicated to the interpretation of folk and traditional music from all over Latin America and the Caribbean, using Puerto Rican boleros, Cuban sones, Mexican mariachi music, Colombian cumbias, Dominican merengues, and much more.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:30am

The Summer Wonder Club at the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology celebrates cultural diversity through performing arts and live demonstrations. On July 25, Al Bustan Music Program will present an ensemble of musicians playing classical Arab music from Lebanon, Syria and Egypt. Al Bustan Music is a program organized by Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture--a West-Philadelphia based organization that presents and teaches the Arab language, arts, and culture. Tickets to view the show are included with price of Museum admission. 

Monday, July 23, 2012 - 7:30pm - Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 7:30pm

The Russian Opera Workshop presents its second annual free concert series at the Academy of Vocal Arts. Participating artists will arrive to Philadelphia from across the US, Canada, Mexico, and Russia. During the month of July, the vocal artists who were pre-selected by an audition process, will study the Russian language and opera roles, and sing in vocal master classes in anticipation for their public debut. The Opera in Concert of Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades directed by Ghenady Meirson is performed Tuesday-Thursday, July 24th-26th. Tickets are FREE.

Friday, July 20, 2012 - 8:00pm - 11:55pm

The Irish Center in Philadelphia (The Commodore Barry Club) presents an evening of Philly Bloco's Brazilian rhythm and dance to support BuildaBridge International's local arts and afterschool programs. Bring your dancing shoes and your friends for a vibrant fusion of samba, funk, reggae, and New Orleans 2nd line while supporting children and families living in transition. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. 

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 4:00pm - 11:00pm

IVC's 26th annual 'BBQ' is July 19tht! It's the city's most fun Summer event and IVC's only fund-raiser to support our work of creating positive American experiences. For 25 years the annual BBQ has been a way for the IVC to create an "American experience" for guests from abroad.

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!