Past Events

Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Join editors, stars, models, fashionistas, and designers on September 6, 2012, as they flood stores in cities across the country and around the world for fashion's most iconic extravaganza. Visit King of Prussia for a night of fashion and fun, including a faux photo shoot fashion event, in store events, prizes, and culinary demonstrations! 

Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 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! First Thursday is free for IVC members, and just $15 for non-members in advance, $20 at the door. 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. To RSVP, email Alan Hatfield or call him at (215) 683 - 0992.

Thursday, September 6, 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.

Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Join Marjorie Williams, co-author of Markets of Paris, 2nd Ed, to hear about a fresh way of experiencing Paris--through the city's markets! Highlighting some of the best food, flea, antique and hobbyist markets that Paris has to offer, she will share practical tips for enjoying the markets as a fun way to explore local culture, sample regional foods, find unusual souvenirs, and venture into new neighborhoods. Step off the beaten path of typical tourist sites and discover the City of Light in a whole new light! Marjorie will accompany her talk with a slideshow and stories of her experiences while living in Paris. The talk is free and will be followed by a book signing. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 2:00pm - Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 10:00pm

Bring heralded Japanese playwright-director Toshiki Okada’s sly, personal, and idiosyncratic writing together with Pig Iron Theatre Company’s raucous performance spirit, and you have Zero Cost House, a time- and space-bending autobiographical production about drastic relocations, rereading Walden, remaking government, and the freedom and heaviness of that moment when what’s impossible becomes concrete.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 10:00am - Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 4:00pm

This combination of video, music, and poetry draws heavily on the strict Haiku form as a means to draft a color-based narrative about Shofuso centered on the experience of a person attending a tea ceremony. The narrative will be drafted in three movements; tea garden, ceremony, afterward. This event is free with admission.

Sunday, September 2, 2012 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

The "Antique, Decorative and Tribal Carpets" auction offered by Material Culture showcases hundreds of collectible and decorative hand-woven carpets, many from local estates and collections, including: Serapis, Kazaks, Ushaks, Shirvans, Sultanabads, Turkomans, Khotans, Tebrizes, Moroccans, Bidjars, Hamadans, and many more!

Saturday, September 1, 2012 - 12:00pm - Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 8:00pm

This Labour Day weekend, September 1-3, and the following weekend, September 8-9, The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa will be hosting the 47th Annual Polish-American Family Festival and Country Fair. Come out and celebrate traditional Polish culture with live entertainment, arts and crafts, re-enactments, ethnic foods, midway rides and more.

Saturday, September 1, 2012 - 12:00pm - Sunday, September 2, 2012 - 11:00pm

The first Budweiser Made in America Festival will be held September 1 and September 2 on Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park. Rapper Jay-Z will not only headline the festival, he will also curate the three-stage concert. The show will boast up to 28 musical guests and it will be helmed by Live Nation. Jay made the announce in conjunction with Philadelphia mayor Michael A. Nutter. The event is expected to feature a variety of entertainers across “rock, hip-hop, R&B, Latin and dance."

Thursday, August 30, 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, August 29, 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. In this final concert event of the summer, P.M. @ Penn presents the West Philadelphia Orchestra. An eclectic ensemble made up of Philly’s finest and wildest musicians, this group gets listeners moving with the poignant melodies and the frenetic, propulsive rhythms of Eastern Europe.

Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 12:00pm - 8:00pm

The Ukrainian Folk Festival hosted by the Ukrainian American Sports Center commemorates the 21st anniversary of Ukraine's Independence. Come celebrate a rich day of culture with the sights, sounds and tastes of Ukraine. Festivities range from traditional “zabava” dancing performed to the authentic sounds of the Fata Morgana band, to a performance by the Fralinger String Band of the Philadelphia Mummers, who staged a suite of Ukrainian folk music, dance and costumes for their New Year’s Day 2011 show. Ukrainian ethnic foods, standard picnic fare and cool refreshments will be available. Parking is free and admission is open to the general public.

Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 7:00pm - 10:56pm

The feature length Normal Love is Jack Smith’s follow up to his now legendary film Flaming Creatures. This vivid, full-color homage to B-movies is a dizzying display of camp that clearly affirms Smith’s role as the driving force behind underground cinema and performance art of the post-war era. This print has been restored under the supervision of Jerry Tartaglia and is provided by Filmmakers Co-operative in New York City.

Friday, August 24, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Local (and late) punk rock legend Mikey Wild declared “I hate New York” on his lone 45 recording, but most Philadelphians enjoy their proximity to that storied metropolis to the North, which effectively places us only hours away from the Capital of the World. With that in mind, Secret Cinema presents two rarely seen documentaries about New York.

Thursday, August 23, 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.

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 11:00am - 11:00pm

For the first time in Philadelphia’s history, Diner en Blanc, a unique and exclusive yearly famous event that originally started in Paris is finally coming to The City of Brotherly Love on August 23. Guests elegantly dressed in white, will enjoy the glamorous atmosphere of a secret location that will be announced last minute for a “chic mass picnic” in a public space of the city. Diners will engage in a magical night of great food, fine wine, dancing, and celebrate the diversity of this beautiful city. The event is almost booked--register now to join the waiting list. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

John Carpenter’s student film, made with writer Dan O’Bannon (who would later find fame with Alien, Lifeforce and Total Recall), follows a shabby crew whose mission is to destroy “unstable planets” which might disturb the future colonization of outer space. Twenty years into their mission, the crew has become listless and lazy, ultimately creating room for a simple mistake that could threaten their survival. Dark Star will be followed by Fairchild-Republic's short film Astrovac: Zero Gravity Personal Body Wash UnitAdmission is free. Please bring chairs and blankets; rain or shine.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 7:00pm - 10:30pm

Join the World Cafe Live on Wednesday, August 22nd to sample some of the finest beers from around the world. There will also be a full-service bar selling sodas, wine and spirits. Some tables and chairs will be available, but seating is not guaranteed. Tickets are $55 + processing fees, and Designated Driver tickets for $22 + processing fees.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Originating from the Armenian word for grill, mangal is the name for Turkish barbecue. Beyond just consuming food, mangal often means a gathering of friends and family. On August 22, join The International House of Philadelphia for a typical mangal meal consisting of grilled vegetables, shish kebabs of meats and meatballs called köfte. Members and Guests planning to attend Culture and Cuisine are asked to please consider making a contribution to the Residence Life Fund. Contributions accepted at the door.

Wednesday, August 22, 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 22, P.M. @ Penn presents Animus. This internationally acclaimed ensemble, led by Bill Koutsouros, offers an exciting fusion of ancient and modern music with traditional elements of Greek, Rock, Middle Eastern, Blues, Indian, Jazz, African, and more.