Past Events

Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Join the Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) Philadelphia Chapter for a A Global Celebration Of Women and Food where you will have the opportunity to meet renowned cookbook author, TV personality and current Grand Dame, Nathalie Dupree, who will serve as keynote speaker and sign copies of her new book, Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking.

Friday, May 3, 2013 - 7:30pm - Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 3:00pm

Shen Yun brings to life 5,000 years of Chinese civilization through classical Chinese dance and music in an exhilarating show you will never forget. Shen Yun captures the spirit of a culture long lost. The show moves quickly through regions, dynasties, and legends. Ethnic and folk dances fill the stage with color and energy. Tremendous athleticism, thunderous battle drums, and masterful vocalists are all set to animated backdrops that transport you to another world.

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

At International Visitors Council (IVC)'s First Thursday prime networking events, attendees can expect to meet interesting and lively people from around the world! This is guaranteed to be a friendly evening of citizen diplomacy that will create lasting and positive impressions of the U.S., Philadelphia and of attendees. 

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join the French Heritage Society for a Lecture & Luncheon with Karen Archer. Karen has been with French Heritage Society since 2000, and now serves as Deputy Director for Strategic Development and Communications.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Do you want to reduce stress, quiet down, move in a slow, balanced way, and cultivate energy? In the beautiful outdoor setting of the Morris Arboretum you will share in the practice of the healing art of Tai Chi. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that today is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner accompanied by deep breathing.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Coming on the tenth anniversary of the fall of Baghdad to U.S. military forces in April 2003 and eight weeks into the sequester (under the terms of which the American military budget will be reduced over the next ten years by a comparable level to the post-Vietnam draw-down), the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia is convening this nationally and internationally significant exchange of views on the purposes and costs of American power in the 21st Century.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 10:00am - Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 6:00pm

The 29th annual Philadelphia International Children’s Festival will be Tuesday, April 30 – Saturday, May 4. Enjoy family-friendly music and theatre performances, as well as a host of fun and interactive activities in the FUN ZONE on the Outdoor Plaza including crafts, face painting, jugglers and more!

Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

The German Society of Pennsylvania will present the final concert in their 2012/13 “Wister and More!” series on Sunday, April 28 at 3:00 p.m., featuring again the famous Wister Quartet (Nancy Bean, violin; Davyd Booth, violin and piano; Pamela Fay, viola; and Lloyd Smith, cello).

Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Come listen to a Russian Choral Music Collaboration with the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul! Enjoy two different worlds of Russian sacred choral composition--Tchaikovsky’s Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom and Alfred Schnittke’s Choir Concerto.

Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 12:00pm - Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 2:00pm

The film being highlighted this year as part of Mexican Week Philadelphia 2013 is the documentary, The Flight of the Buttflies, by Mike Slee. The documentary is currently playing at the Franklin Institute.

Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

This event is part of the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival. In William Penn's original plan for his "greene country towne," he intended for Philadelphians to be connected to their waterways. Explore the many ways Philadelphia has been influenced by its relationship to water and the rivers that run through the city.

Friday, April 26, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Come listen to a Russian Choral Music Collaboration with the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul! Enjoy two different worlds of Russian sacred choral composition--Tchaikovsky’s Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom and Alfred Schnittke’s Choir Concerto.

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Come listen to the magical sound of Italian violinist, Matteo Fedeli, as he plays the invaluable violin, Antonio Stradivari 1729 at the Ethical Society in Rittenhouse Square. Accompanied by pianist, Andrea Carcano, the duo will perform music by S. Rachmaninoff, G. Fauré, C. Saint-Saens, G. Pugnani, E. Pente, N. Paganini e B. Bartok. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 7:30pm - Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 3:00pm

Shen Yun brings to life 5,000 years of Chinese civilization through classical Chinese dance and music in an exhilarating show you will never forget. Shen Yun captures the spirit of a culture long lost. The show moves quickly through regions, dynasties, and legends. Ethnic and folk dances fill the stage with color and energy. Tremendous athleticism, thunderous battle drums, and masterful vocalists are all set to animated backdrops that transport you to another world.

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The United States is a decentralized federal system of government composed of individual states with a strong basis in individual property rights and a secular separation of church and state. France, on the other hand, is a highly centralized state, centered in Paris, in which the government replaced the role of king and church. These basic yet fundamental differences impact how each country approaches the preservation of historic monuments, buildings and sites.

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The United States is a decentralized federal system of government composed of individual states with a strong basis in individual property rights and a secular separation of church and state. France, on the other hand, is a highly centralized state, centered in Paris, in which the government replaced the role of king and church. These basic yet fundamental differences impact how each country approaches the preservation of historic monuments, buildings and sites.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 11:45am - 1:30pm

Since its founding in 1940, the Pan American Association of Philadelphia has been dedicated to “promoting cultural, educational and economic activities designed to increase understanding and cooperation among the peoples of the Americas.” Today, the Philadelphia region is home to more than 600,000 residents who are proud to trace their roots to Latin America. Under these circumstances, the need for cultural understanding expressed by our Association founders has become much more relevant. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Come join AFRICOM for the first in our series of cooking classes this year. Come learn how to cook a nice Senegalese dinner with hostess and chef, Ms. Youma Bah, that you will enjoy with new acquaintances at the end.

Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Tom McGuire, author of the book "Stop the Revolution," will be at Historic Waynesborough for the annual Spring lecture.

Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The ancient Roman Empire’s spectacular fighter—the gladiator—takes center stage Sunday afternoon, April 21, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Penn Museum turns the time machine dials back 2,766 years and celebrates Rome’s Birthday (April 21, 753 BCE) at a lively and interactive Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts event.