Past Events

Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Material Culture is excited to present a new home for Colors by Padmini, a designer line of soft furnishings, clothing and accessories inspired by the rich hues and vibrant spirit of Indian textiles and the subcontinent itself. The event to celebrate Colors by Padmini‘s new home within Material Culture will feature live music by Ramesh Vaheri, harmonium player and Ghazal singer, and Daniel Johnson, Tabla player.

Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 8:30am - 3:30pm

Celebrating the publication of the landmark catalogue Renoir in the Barnes Foundation, this symposium will explore Renoir’s paintings in the larger context of “anti-modernism”—a backward-looking impulse that crops up in the work of many of the most radical European artists of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Friday, November 16, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

An evening of live performance, audience participation, and discussion focuses on Shakespeare as a global phenomenon, whose plays are continually adapted and re-imagined for contexts far removed from Renaissance England. Dennis Austin Britton, assistant professor of English at the University of New Hampshire, leads the discussion.

Friday, November 16, 2012 - 6:00pm - Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 5:00pm

The Philadelphia Arts Connection (PAC) is a network of Korean American artists residing in the greater Philadelphia and New York areas. Established in the fall of 2010, the group is comprised of 13 artists (6-7 members studied at the PAFA). The artists come from diverse careers and backgrounds but all are passionate about their art. Their works include various mediums, from oil on canvas, to watercolor, mixed media, acrylics and sculpture.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Miko Peled, author of The General's Son, was born in Jerusalem in 1961 into a well-known Zionist family. His maternal grandfather signed the Israeli Declaration of Independence. His father, Matti Peled, fought in the1948 Israeli War of Independence, and was a general in 1967 during the Six Day War when Israel conquered Gaza, the Golan Heights, the Sinai, and the West Bank. Later, General Peled became a peace activist, a leading proponent of an Israeli dialogue with the PLO.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. join Ambassador Robert T. Grey, Jr. and Gillian Martin Sorensen, senior advisor at the United Nations Foundation and former U.N. assistant secretary general for a discussion and networking reception hosted by Widener University School of Law, International Law Society at the Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom, Widener University School of Law.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Barnes horticultural staff will discuss the mechanics of fall color, why it happens, why different plants display different fall colors, what weather conditions are needed for the best fall display, and what plants have the best fall color potential for our region. In our garden walk-through they will observe other autumnal delights, and discuss what you should be doing at this time of the year in your own garden.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 8:30am - 5:00pm

Join Temple University for their 7th Annual Global Temple Conference on Wednesday, November 14th. This day long symposium will explore and celebrate Temple’s wide ranging international work, and feature opening remarks from the Honorable Peter S. Watson, President and CEO of the Dwight Group, the D.C.-based investment bank.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 8:00am - 11:00am

You have an opportunity for an important sale. You have received a Request for Quotation, and do not know where to begin. The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia is your one-stop-shop to help you identify the necessary steps you need to take – from obtaining an International Credit Report on your prospective customer to determining the best method of payment.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 8:00am - 11:00am

Learn how to use available financing tools to close or expand export sales! Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the region’s leading trade finance lenders to receive the latest information on new financing programs available with U.S. government backing from the Export – Import Bank of the United States and the Small Business Administration.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 8:00am - 11:00am

You have an opportunity for an important sale. You have received a Request for Quotation, and do not know where to begin. The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia is your one-stop-shop to help you identify the necessary steps you need to take – from obtaining an International Credit Report on your prospective customer to determining the best method of payment.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Foreign Policy Research Institute 2012 Annual Dinner will feature James Clarke Professor of Foreign Affairs, Walter Russell Mead. Mr. Mead will keynote the event, where he will also receive the 8th Annual Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Service. The event will take place on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at the Westin Hotel in Philadelphia. The subject of his remarks will be America and the World amid Financial Upheaval, Political Transitions, and a Changing Strategic Balance.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Diwali, or the "Festival of Lights," is a time of great celebration and joy in India. International House is bringing that joy to Philadelphia, hosting a Diwali celebration at the Ibrahim Theater.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 5:30pm - 7:15pm

On October 14, 1962, a U2 spy plane flew over Cuba and brought back photos to President Kennedy confirming the Soviet construction of nuclear missile facilities in Cuba, 90 miles off the coast of Florida. By all measures, and according to the recently released papers of then-Secretary of State Robert F. Kennedy, it is the closest we have ever come to nuclear war. While the United States has developed exponentially and the Soviet Union no longer exists, Cuba remains isolated and, in many respects, trapped in time by that Cold War history. Join the World Affairs Council for a discussion with two experts on Cuba’s history and hear their interesting perspectives on its future.

Monday, November 12, 2012 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Professor Sullivan will begin with an overall broadbrush of the very emotional and complex issues of energy, water and food security in the region. He will then focus more on these issues as they are faced by Yemen, the UAE, Qatar and Egypt.

Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

German children celebrate St. Martin's Day by walking around the streets after dark, carrying lanterns (often self-made) and singing traditional songs to praise the Saint Martin's generosity. They are rewarded for their singing and the beauty of their lanterns with sweets and other treats, a bit like trick-or-treating. Join the German Society in celebrating its annual St. Martin's Day Parade as they march with children and their lanterns throughout the Northern Liberties neighborhood!

Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

On Saturday, Nov. 10, Intercultural Journeys will complete its inaugural concert at New York's Carnegie Hall. The following day, they will bring the same artists to the Wayne and mainline communities. Only on a rare occasion do you have the opportunity to see such world-class virtuosos performing on stage together. The afternoon will begin with a performance and end with a spectacular reception catered by Margaret Kuo. Margaret's award winning restaurants feature authentic Chinese and Japanese cuisine.

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 2:27pm

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts' Annual Bacchanal Wine Gala and Auction features internationally distinguished winemakers and celebrity chefs. Since Bacchanal's inception, the event has raised more than $3 million to help fund PAFA's student scholarships and education programs. Since 1969, Bacchanal has been consistently recognized as a premier wine and auction event in the Philadelphia region and has garnered a national reputation. During Bacchanal, PAFA's prestigious Thomas Jefferson Award is conveyed to honor leading wine producers from around the world.

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 9:30am - Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 5:00pm

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition sails into The Franklin Institute this November showcasing more than 300 legendary artifacts conserved from the ship's debris field, offering visitors a poignant look at this iconic ship and its passengers.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Philadelphia’s Chinatown is a small but resilient community that has consistently overcome outside threats and remains an important cultural center for Asians around the region. Its story raises larger issues of citizenship and rights, the meaning of community, and the diversity that enriches our city.