Past Events

Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Explore the vast continent of Africa on Saturday, September 15, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm, when the Penn Museum offers a free community afternoon featuring African storytelling and African safari face painting, African drum and African American hip hop dance workshops, and an Afro-Latino focused new film screening, one year after the opening of the Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum gallery project.

Friday, September 14, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Join Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival's Fundraiser Banquet at Joy Tsin Lau Restaurant on Friday, September 14, 6-8:30p.m., for an evening of food and fun to support the 2012 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival! Featuring a delicious 10-course Chinese dinner, live music, complimentary wine, a cash bar, a silent auction and door prizes!

Friday, September 14, 2012 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

On September 14, join the Dialogue Institute in presenting Where Difference Matters: Social Ethics in the Contemporary World at Temple University's Paley Library. Prof. Dr. Ingeborg G. Gabriel, Chair of the Department of Social Ethics and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Roman Catholic Theology at the University of Vienna, Austria, will lead the lecture with respondents Leonid Kishkovsky, John Smith, Harry Halloran and others. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 6:00pm - Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 6:00pm

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center has announced a new solo exhibition by Valerio Spada, entitled Gomorrah Girl, a photographic documentary which explores the limited scope of female adolescence in Naples, where girls are strongly influenced by media culture and are often mothers by age thirteen.

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join the Foreign Policy Institute on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at the Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel for The Two-State Solution: Getting from Here to There. Part of the Stanley and Arlene Ginsberg Lecture Series, this lecture will feature former Director of the Moshe Dayan Center, Asher Susser, and regular contributor to many American and Middle Eastern publications, Hussein Ibish. The speakers will discuss the the prospects of the two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict and offer insight into how we might get “from here to there.” Reservations are required.

Thursday, September 13, 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, September 12, 2012 - 6:00pm

Join the International House in a Philly celebration of Oktoberfest as chefs from Brauhaus Schmitz bring authentic German wursts, sides, desserts and beers to University City.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

On Wednesday, September 12, enjoy an afternoon of Arab music by Al-Bustan's Resident Takht Ensemble at Philadelphia's City Hall! The Ensemble will perform a repertoire of Arab classical and contemporary instrumental music. In addition, Music Director Hanna Khoury will offer contextualization for each song by giving audience members an introduction to Arab music modes, composition, and instruments in a format that is participatory and entertaining.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 8:00am - Friday, September 14, 2012 - 8:00pm

Join Global Interdependence Center for their first event in partnership with Sanford Health. This two-day conference will focus on the topic of building sustainable healthcare models in developing regions and will include discussions on healthcare needs, the development of healthcare infrastructure, the impact of philanthropy, and the role of food security in improving healthcare. This program will include a visit to one of Sanford's existing World Clinic sites in Ghana.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

The Philadelphia International Showcase is the culminating event of The Pennsylvania International Week (PIW).  The Showcase is recognized as the region’s leading international business reception and networking event, Showcase brings together the international business, diplomatic, and academic communities to “showcase” the international vitality of the region and celebrate Greater Philadelphia as a world-class region and international business destination.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Join the Schuylkill River Development Corporation and the City of Philadelphia in the unveiling of the 9/11 Memorial on Schuylkill Banks. Mayor Nutter and representatives from the Police and Fire Departments have been invited to dedicate the memorial and reflect upon the heroes and victims of the tragic events on September 11, 2001, including three Philadelphians who lost their lives in the World Trade Center attacks.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 8:00am - Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 5:00pm

Pennsylvania International Week (PIW) is an annual program, organized in partnership with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development. During this week, Pennsylvania’s Authorized Trade Representatives (ATRs), covering major markets around the world, visit Philadelphia to meet with local companies and discuss export opportunities in their respective markets. If you are a Pennsylvania exporter, PIW offers an important opportunity for you to have individual, pre-scheduled meetings and gain valuable market insight to guide your international business strategy.

Monday, September 10, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Operation Free and the Philadelphia Chapter of the Truman National Security Project invite you to attend an energy security forum and open house featuring the honorable Patrick Murphy, former U.S. representative of Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District. Prior to the discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to meet a community of Fellows, Partners and Veterans, hear about the great things the Chapter is doing, and learn how to get involved. Light refreshments will be served.

Monday, September 10, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Every Monday from Sept 10 to Dec 3, 6 - 9pm, the Philadelphia Arab Music Ensemble will learn and perform a repertoire of Arab Classical Music led by music director and violin virtuoso Hanna Khoury, with percussionist Hafez El Ali Kotain, cellist/maqam theory specialist Kinan Abou-Afach, and player/coach Kinan Idnawi. The Philadelphia Arab Music Ensemble is a community ensemble open to high school and college students and older. 

Monday, September 10, 2012 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm

"Celebrate-Reflect-Promote," a special free conference to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the International Criminal Court (ICC), and commemorate the 225th anniversary of the signing of the US Constitution in Philadelphia sponsored in part by the United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia sponsors of The Philadelphia Global Initiative Rule on Law.

Monday, September 10, 2012 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm

The kick off for a year-long series of seminars and events about the Rule of Law and the International Criminal Court (ICC) will take place on September 10th. You are invited to attend this conference to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Entry-into-Force of the Rome Statute, that established the International Criminal Court (ICC), and in conjunction celebrate the 225th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution in Philadelphia, with dignitaries, professionals and students from our universities/colleges. This conference will take place in the Free Library of Philadelphia.The event is free, but those who want to use CLE credits (continuing legal education) for their professional accreditation, will need to pay $50 for 2 credits.

Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony led by a Urasenke tea master. Learn about the history and principles of chanoyu (tea ceremony), drink a bowl of matcha (green tea) and taste a seasonal sweet. This tea ceremony is conducted by Taeko Shervin, an Urasenke tea master who has introduced guests at Shofuso to Japanese tea ceremony for over 30 years. She was recently honored by the Urasenke school of chanoyu in Kyoto, Japan for her lifetime devotion to the Way of Tea. Space is limited and advance reservations are required.

Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 12:00pm - 5:30pm

Serving as one of Philadelphia’s largest celebrations of Latino arts and culture, the annual "Feria del Barrio" brings together thousands of community residents from throughout the Greater Philadelphia region for a free family event featuring some of the world’s most renowned musical artists. Dozens of community agencies, corporate sponsors and vendors line the city’s historical Centro de Oro for access to the nation’s fastest growing market while children take advantage of crafts, games, and other activities.

Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 10:30am - 2:00pm

A thousand women around the world will be getting help building their own Wordpress websites as part of the new One K in 1 Day initiative, a completely free event which takes place Sept. 9 and is organized by UK-based Startup Training School. Here in Philadelphia, AWeber will host a local, extended version of the program, with help from website designer Lisa Snyder of Silver Hoop Edge.

Friday, September 7, 2012 - 7:00pm - Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 9:00pm

On September 27, 1849, Edgar Allan Poe set out on a lecture tour from Virginia to New York. Days later a train conductor saw Poe in Havre de Grace, Maryland, wearing a stranger’s clothing and heading south to Baltimore where he died on October 7. Innovative stage director Thaddeus Phillips teams up with the Minneapolis-based musical duo Wilhelm Bros. & Co. to create an action-opera that follows the odd details surrounding Poe’s mysterious last days.