Past Events

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

November 5, 7, 9, and 12, 2018, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
At these special programs, happening throughout Veterans Week, visitors will be able to meet the men and women who have served in our nation’s military, as they engage in intimate conversations with members of the Center’s education staff, sharing their stories about their time in the service, and answering audience questions.

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 9:30am - 3:00pm

On Monday, November 12, the Center will host a family-friendly festival celebrating the men and women of our nation’s armed forces. Visitors of all ages can participate in Thank-A-Vet letter writing stations, arts and crafts activities, a flag folding challenge, and veterans chats. Special programming includes Soldier’s Life and Military Muster demonstrations where visitors can experience a day in the life of a Revolutionary-era soldier. Veterans organizations will also be onsite to talk to visitors about the work they do with veterans in the community.

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 8:00am - 4:00pm

You’re invited to attend the second annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) International organization is a movement to empower, celebrate and support women in business worldwide!

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

These music masters regularly obliterate musical borders and traverse new frontiers. Banjoist Béla Fleck, tabla player Zakir Hussain and bassist Edgar Meyer share the stage to unite the worlds of classical, bluegrass and world music. Each individually known as an innovator and virtuoso, their original trio music explores the connections between American roots and the classical Indian tradition. Joined by Rakesh Chaurasia on banusuri, get ready for an evening of world music fusion.

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Acclaimed for her expressive intensity, impeccable technique, and charisma, Grammy Award-winning Isabel Leonard has thrilled audiences around the globe. An audience favorite at the Metropolitan Opera, the celebrated mezzo-soprano moves to the intimate space of Perelman Theater for a program of beloved songs and lesser-known gems by Leonard Bernstein in celebration of the centenary of his birth.

All-Bernstein Vocal Program

This concert is supported by The Presser Foundation.

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 10:30am - 4:30pm

Celebrate the growth and well-being of your children in the traditional ritual of Shichi-go-san! This beautiful ceremony, open to 3 and 7 year-old girls and 5 year-old boys, is an opportunity to get photos of your child in traditional kimono against Shofuso’s backdrop by Rev. Kuniko Kanawa, a trained photographer, Shinto priestess, and expert kimono stylist. Photo session is $490 ($470 JASGP members) and includes professional kimono dressing with themed props. An additional Shinto ritual, in which Rev. Kanawa will humbly appreciate and pray to kami (deities) for your child, including the offering of an evergreen tamagushi branch, is available for an additional $50.

Space is limited, and registration closes November 6 at 3 PM. Please note that there are no refunds for cancellations after this date, and there will be no refunds for missed appointments.

Available photo session times for Sunday, November 11: 10:30 – 12:30 PM, 12:30 – 1:30 PM, 2:00 – 3:30 PM, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Sunday, November 11, 2018 (All day)

Calling all Philadelphia early-stage startups with a focus on life sciences, information tech, or eHealth technologies! You’re in the business of thinking BIG. With 95% of the world’s consumers outside of the U.S., your customer base looms large. Odds are, you are not reaching most of it! Stop playing small.

Apply now for the Global Startup Accelerator, presented by the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians and University City Science Center!

Via this program, you will:

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 4:00pm - Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 3:00pm

SPARKS AND EMBERS ~ Reflections on Beginnings and Endings

  • Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at 4:00 PM
    at The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
     
  • Sunday, November 11th, 2018 at 3:00 PM
    at The Academy of Vocal Arts

Imaginative song pairings to ponder the spark of new life, new seasons and new love, with the embers of endings, all drawn from a diverse body of art-song repertory in many languages, and with a new premiere by Benjamin C.S. Boyle. 

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Celebrate the growth and well-being of your children in the traditional ritual of Shichi-go-san! This beautiful ceremony, open to 3 and 7 year-old girls and 5 year-old boys, is an opportunity to get photos of your child in traditional kimono against Shofuso’s backdrop by Rev. Kuniko Kanawa, a trained photographer, Shinto priestess, and expert kimono stylist. Photo session is $490 ($470 JASGP members) and includes professional kimono dressing with themed props.

Space is limited, and registration closes November 6 at 3 PM. Please note that there are no refunds for cancellations after this date, and there will be no refunds for missed appointments.

Available photo session times for Saturday, November 10: 12:30 – 1:30 PM, 1:30 – 2:30 PM, 2:30 – 3:30 PM, and 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Can an immigrant’s story be universal in today’s America? To find out, Emmy-award winning performer Kayhan Irani excavates memory and experience to reconstruct a sense of belonging. Using video projections, live performance, and humor, Irani embodies characters from her journey and invites the audience to share their own stories. IJ curator Alex Shaw joins Irani as a guest artist.

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join CIC, the Science Center, Wexford Science + Technology, Ventas and a community fueled by collaboration as we celebrate the opening of 3675 Market Street. Get lost in the excitement and explore all that is possible in Philadelphia's newest hub of discovery.

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join CIC, the Science Center, Wexford Science + Technology, Ventas and a community fueled by collaboration as we celebrate the opening of 3675 Market Street. Get lost in the excitement and explore all that is possible in Philadelphia's newest hub of discovery. 

Free, family-friendly, and open to the public. Featuring activations by over 30 local community organizations, local food and drink.

Here's what to expect from the Science Center:

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

November 5, 7, 9, and 12, 2018, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
At these special programs, happening throughout Veterans Week, visitors will be able to meet the men and women who have served in our nation’s military, as they engage in intimate conversations with members of the Center’s education staff, sharing their stories about their time in the service, and answering audience questions.

Friday, November 9, 2018 - Saturday, November 10, 2018

This November, we are presenting the work of both Kun-Yang and KYL/D's senior artists: Liu Mo, Evalina Carbonell and Weiwei Ma. Tickets now on sale!

DATES & TIMES
Friday, November 9, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 2:30 pm
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm

There is a free reception following the Saturday evening performance.

Friday, November 9, 2018 - Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The Dilworth Park Winter season kicks off November 9 with the opening of the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink, Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin, and Wintergarden. The Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market will open November 17. 

Center City District has partnered with 6abc to bring City Hall to life with the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Showcased nightly, the Deck the Hall Light Show presented by Independence Blue Cross, is projected on the west façade of Philadelphia’s historic City Hall and synchronized to festive holiday music.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

“I try for a story to be told and to bring much color and difference of material to the sound in the piano,” Cooper says of her PCMS recital, which explores the audacious late sonatas of Haydn, Schubert, and Beethoven. The visionary intensity of the latter’s radiant Op. 110 sonata is prefaced here by Adès’s exploration of Dowland’s tormented song “In Darkness Let Me Dwell.”

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 7:30pm - Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 10:00pm

Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin teams up with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, one of the biggest vocal talents in the world, a rare combination of exceptional skills and winning personality. 

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 7:00pm - Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 4:00pm

When the family of a wealthy geezer gets wind of his imminent demise, an exuberant and hilarious struggle breaks out to get hold of his estate. In this tour de force of rhyming couplets and period costumes, comic suspense reigns. Will money, low cunning, or love triumph? From the playwright of New Jerusalem, The Liar, and Venus in Fur, this modern farce in the tradition of Molière crackles with humor, poetry, and romance.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:06pm - 2:00pm

Lunch is on us! Join us as we celebrate the launch of the new Online Heritage Education Resource Center.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - Sunday, November 18, 2018

The 2018 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, presented by Comcast is excited to publicize the full program for its 11th annual festival and launch the official 2018 festival trailer, which will take place from November 8-18, 2018.

Click here to watch the festival trailer.