Past Events

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 7:00pm - 11:30pm

Anjuthreads is pleased to invite you to the Ritz East Theater in Old City for the one-night-only Philadelphia Premier of Promise Land on June 28. The much anticipated independent film directed by Kevin Dalvi and produced by Nequa Studios and Reel Now Studios, is a funny, touching, heart-warming film about  South Asian immigrants in the United States, the people they encounter, and their unique triumphs and challenges. This film will only be playing in select cities across the US. Anjuthreads is honored to host this special night by supporting South Asian independent films and emerging filmmakers and actors. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

In collaboration with The Wilma Theater’s production of Angels in America, the The National Museum of American Jewish History of Philadelphia presents a screening of Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner (USA, 2006, 98 minutes), a feature documentary film about Pulitzer and Tony® Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner. Discussion to follow with Dr. Laura Levitt, Professor of Religion, Jewish Studies, and Gender Studies, Temple University and Blanka Zizka, Artistic Director, The Wilma Theater. Moderated by Walter Bilderback, Dramaturg and Literary Manager, The Wilma Theater.

Wednesday, June 27, 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 June 27, P.M @ Penn presents Tres Compadres, a modern flamenco ensemble combining jazz and Latin influences with spirited dance rhythms for a vibrant live performance, with special appearances from flamenco dancer Inez del Mar, vocalist Farah Siraj, and jazz flutist Tim Shay.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Matthew Palczynski, Curator at the Woodmere Art Museum and organizer of the exhibition Salvatore Pinto: A Retrospective Celebrating the Barnes Legacy (on display at Woodmere from May 12-July 15 2102) examines Salvatore Pinto's influential role in the dialog between American and European modernist traditions towards the end of the 20th century. Reserve your tickets online or by calling 866-849-7056.

Monday, June 25, 2012 - 10:00am - Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 10:00pm

Wawa Welcomes America again this year with a full lineup of great events celebrating the birth of the nation in the City of Brotherly Love, culminating in a spectacular fireworks show on July 4th. With plenty to do between June 25th and July 4th, the entire family can be entertained and educated while getting ready for America's biggest holiday.

Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Each Sunday morning, the Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center of Philadelphia holds a special events covering a wide range of topics. Led by Venerable Losang Samten, Rinpoche when he is in town, and  senior teaching students and other invited guests on other weeks, mantra meditation, shamatha (calm abiding) meditation, Vajrayana guided meditations and visualizations, and traditional Buddhist prayers and practices typically comprise the first hour of Sunday mornings at the Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center of Philadelphia. Following a short break for light snacks and light conversation, the second hour comprises of Dharma teachings, often on a given text, and animated by lively discussion, friendly debate, questions and answers. That said, every Sunday really is unique. People of all levels are welcome. There are cushions, and chairs. A donation of $10 is requested.

Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

A tribute to the great Spanish writer and poet Garcia Lorca by Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas, Rodrigo’s beloved guitar concerto, and Manuel de Falla’s “Love, the Magician” with the fiery talents of Marija Temo and flamenco dancer Ulrika Frank—all under the stars. Olé! $35 in advance, $40 at the door.

Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 4:00pm - 7:30pm

Celebrate summer as a Swede at the annual Midsommarfest, complete with food, drinks, home-made Swedish pastries, music and maypole dancing, as well as crafts and games for the kids. The Maypole raising will take place at 4:15pm and dances will commence at 4:15 and 6pm.

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for ASHM members, $4 for kids 4-12, free for kids under 4. Pay at the door.

The Swedish Market Deli will be open at this event.

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

WHYY presents a culinary celebration of the Delaware Valley's Best Chefs. This 2-hour tasting will feature an array of local area restaurants and busineses who will be serving up their best bites for a chance to win the honor of being crowned the best of the chefs by event attendees. Guests will submit votes for several different categories, including Best Bite, Best Dessert, and the award for the best over-all event winner, Best of the Chefs. Purchase advance tickets here. Advance tickets for WHYY Members are $35 and $45 for Non-Members. At-the-door prices for both Members and Non-Members are $55.

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

In celebration of the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens in 2012, the Free Library of Philadelphia is planning a “Year of Dickens” to showcase the library’s vast collection of his work through special events and festive programs. Join the Free Library of Philadelphia on June 21, for a discussion of Great Expectations, Charles Dickens’s thirteenth novel and one of his most well-known. Dickens Literary Salons are free and open to the public but registration is required. 

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Greenworks Philadelphia, a plan of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, sets 15 sustainability targets in the areas of energy, environment, equity, economy, and engagement to make Philadelphia the greenest city in America by 2015. In June 2012, the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability will release the Greenworks Midway Update and 2012 Progress Report, a report card on how the program is faring and its plans for the future. Join them at the Academy to hear from five leaders who are working hard to move the Philadelphia Greenworks initiative forward.

This event is free and seating is not guaranteed.

Please arrive with your printed registration.

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, in association with the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, presents a memorable evening with Professor Bernard Lewis, internationally recognized as the greatest historian of the Middle East. Buntzie Ellis Churchill, former president of the World Affairs Council and his co-author, will talk with him about his lifetime of experiences from the secret service in World War II to the galvanizing changes now occurring in the Arab world.

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 4:30pm - 7:00pm

 The Wharton School Small Business Development Center welcomes Dr. Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria to discuss opportunities for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in the growth and development of the Nigerian economy -- especially opportunities for trade and investment. He will also address the major initiatives he has developed to provide technical assistance to induce the banking sector to lend to SMEs. Registration is required. This event is free. 

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, a centralized employment and referral center for the region’s growing immigrant community, welcomes the public to meet the Center's new President, Peter Gonzales, and tour the Center's new facilities. Stop by to enjoy light refreshments, explore the spacious new home, and learn about the Center's variety of training, economic development, educational and advocacy programs. Please RSVP by e-mailing [email protected] or by calling Janice Darab at (215) 557 - 2856.

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 11:45am - 2:00pm

GIC Central Bankers Series Presents: Economic Development and the Banking Sector in Nigeria, featuring Dr. Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, in charge of the Financial System Stability (FSS) Directorate. He is responsible for the implementation of far-reaching reforms to enhance the quality and stability of banks and other financial institutions. He supervises the following Departments of the Central Bank of Nigeria: Financial Policy and Regulation Department, Banking Supervision Department, Other Financial Institutions Supervision Department, and the Development Finance Department. He is also a member of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria's Economic Management Team (EMT).

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia hosts a private reception to celebrate the CEOs' China Operations Club program. This event is hosted by Dr. & Mrs. John Bennett of the Devon International Group. You must be a current CEOs' China Operations Club member to attend the Summer Social. Reservations are required and limited to two per company - please RSVP to Lori Nudy by phone (215) 586 - 4240, ext 124, or by email at: [email protected]. Become a sponsor at $500 and help continue the tradition of the summer social for many years to come!

Wednesday, June 20, 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. The series kicks off on June 20 with Barakka, a Philadelphia-based, multi-ethnic group specializing in Turkish folk-rock with a mix of eastern and western instrumentation including guitar, oud, drums, bass, darbuka, and keyboards.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 1:30pm

Peace Day Philly 2012 invites the public to learn more about this region-wide opportunity to observe the United Nations International Day of Peace, a day of ceasefire and non-violence celebrated worldwide on September 21. The launch event will provide the public a chance to share ideas for creating peace and non-violence activities involving the arts, education, community, spirituality and faith, sports, service, intercultural dialogue and more in the days leading up to September 21. RSVP by June 15 at: [email protected].

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 10:00am - Monday, September 3, 2012 - 5:00pm

Gauguin, Cézanne, Matisse: Visions of Arcadia is a new exhibition opening at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on June 20th, to  include masterpieces by artists such as Albert GleizesErnst Ludwig Kirchner, Pablo Picasso, and Paul Signac emphasizing the French tradition of grand public paintings. Works by Nicolas Poussin and others establish the prevalence of the Arcadian theme. This exhibition is only showing in Philadelphia.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 8:30am - 12:00pm

The Asian Mosaic Fund Giving Circle will be hosting a grant-writing workshop for nonprofits on June 20, 2012 at the Philadelphia Foundation. There is no fee to attend the workshop, however, space is limited and participants are encouraged to register by June 13. The workshop presenter is Michelle S. Gollapalli, MBA, CFRE, CAP, who is the Chief Development Officer at the American Pain Foundation.