Past Events

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 4:00pm - Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 3:00pm

CAROL OF WORDS ~ Walt Whitman in Song

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - Sunday, April 14, 2019

Visit Japan Without Leaving Philly

For centuries, Japan has celebrated the return of spring with ohanami – parties beneath the blossoming cherry trees with food, drink, and entertainment. Now you can experience this delightful tradition without days of arduous travel. 

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 7:30pm

This acclaimed Hungarian artist was lauded as a “major pianistic personality” by the Philadelphia Inquirer upon his initial Chamber Music Society recital in 2014. “His unvarnished treatment of harmony and aggressive rhythm give an imperative impetus and sense of occasion to whatever he does.”

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 8:30am - 1:00pm

Rosemont College's Institute for Ethical Leadership & Social Responsibility Proudly Presents Its 2019 Symposium, "Machines, Minds, and Morality: Ethics in a Changing Technological World"

Few would question the fact that advances in technology, particularly in machine learning and artificial intelligence, have improved our lives and helped increase efficiency in a variety of ways. 

But novel technologies inevitably raise important ethical questions, and the stakes are quite high. 

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Global Tastes is a celebration of Philadelphia’s diverse communities through food! Started in 2007, Global Tastes is Nationalities Service Center’s most important fundraiser of the year and is an exciting event with a food competition featuring global cuisine in Philadelphia. Every year, this gala event raises vital funds that allow immigrants and refugees in the Philadelphia area to continue to benefit from the NSC’s high quality legal, social, education, health and language access services.


Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Roses are splendid in the spring and a painting captures their beauty all year round! In this class, students will learn the time-honored techniques of Chinese calligraphy painting from Katharine Sui Ping Lee, a formally trained calligraphy artist. Each participant will have the opportunity to learn traditional techniques and make their own beautiful creation. All materials will be supplied.

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 8:00am - 9:30am

Mayor Jim Kenney and Anne Fadullon, director of the Department of Planning and Development, will speak about the built environment with topics ranging from neighborhood design to transportation and historic preservation. DAG members expressed special interest in housing policy, bicycle lanes and street right-of-way issues, as well as the Rebuild Philadelphia project and the Mayor’s Historic Preservation Task Force.  

For more information, please contact: Design Advocacy Group, Ian Hester, 267 597 3807, [email protected]

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 8:00am - 9:30am

Penn Welcomes Spring! First Thursday Community Meeting

April's First Thursday Community meeting celebrates Earth Day by exploring environmental sustainability initiatives. Daniel Garofalo of Penn FRES will describe campus programs to keep things green. We will also hear from Jane Horowitz to inform us about Penn's participation in the upcoming Philadelphia Science Festival. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 7:30pm

Kate Hope Day is the author of one of the year’s most anticipated novels, her debut If, Then.

An alumna from the Bryn Mawr class of 2000, Day later served as professor of English at Oregon State University.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Dive into the process of improvisation with master artists Kaoru Watanabe and Doug Hirlinger in a one-night-only demonstration and lecture. Learn how Watanabe and Hirlinger's paths have merged and diverged, discover new insights about musical creativity, and join in a fascinating conversation about collaboration.

Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Presented by Intercultural Journeys and the Painted Bride

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

In Search of the Underground Railroad: Connecting People, Places, and Things

Featuring Dr. Cheryl LaRoche with community partners

Tuesday, April 2, lecture at 7 p.m. preceded by exhibits from 6-7 p.m.
Rutgers-Camden Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 3:00pm

Acclaimed for the “silken clarity of her voice and the needlepoint precision of her coloratura” (New York Times), Richard Tucker Career Grant winner Erin Morley presents an evening of love songs in her PCMS debut. Join us for what these acclaimed artists describe as a “journey through several different kinds of loves and phases of life.”

Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 2:30pm - Monday, April 1, 2019 - 7:30pm

The "Migrations" season spotlights instruments and music from a wide and varied spectrum of cultures and traditions representing distinct regions of the world and diverse communities that immigrated to and reside in the city of Philadelphia. 

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

 In the first of our Social Justice Film Screening series at Haverford House, we'll be showing the documentary film, All of Me, by Arturo Gonzalez Villasenor. The film follows Las Patronas , a group of strong Mexican woman who provide meals to migrants on their journey to cross the US/Mexico border. The screening will be followed by a discussion/ Q&A, led by academics and activists from the Philly region around topics of migration and the use of food as a tool for social justice.    

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 7:30pm

This Salzburg quartet makes “music that challenges convention… with a beauty that brings you to your knees” (Hamburger Abendblatt). Having recorded the Beethoven quartets over the better part of three decades, the Hagens apply their singular sound—lean and direct, with fleet tempos and restrained vibrato—to the master’s awe-inspiring Op. 131 quartet as well as works by Schubert and Webern.

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 7:30pm

Hannibal completes his tenure as composer-in-residence with the world premiere of Healing Tones, an homage to the pre-Columbian nations of the Americas and to his great grandmother, a Cherokee shaman and survivor of the Trail of Tears.

The three-movement oratorio is a creation story with an original text by the composer, and is inspired by his own personal spirituality. The work features three main characters—the Everlasting, the Eternal Mother, and a Shaman—accompanied by orchestra and full chorus.

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Do you want to start reducing your family’s footprint but are not quite sure where to start? This is the class for you! Come learn the basics of reducing the waste production from just about every room in the house. This class will be specifically targeted for the Philadelphia metro area, and include tips and tricks to living a lower waste lifestyle in this region (although general principles can be applied anywhere!). Bring your questions and ideas for a discussion afterwards.

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Weapons of the Spirit recounts the saga of the village of Le Chambon, France, during the Holocaust. In and around that one village in Nazi-occupied France, 5,000 Jews were sheltered―by 5,000 Christians. 

The village was awarded by Haverford College in 1981.

The film will be followed by a discussion with Professor David Harrington Watt.


Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 7:30pm

Schumann’s tempestuous, passionate A Minor Sonata and Prokofiev’s Handel-inspired F Minor Sonata are featured on an inspired program that includes a Philadelphia premiere by Carolin Widmann’s brother, the renowned composer and clarinetist Jörg Widmann.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

An Evening With William Shakespeare

The Friends of the Marple Public Library in Broomall are pleased to present a dramatic program featuring actors from the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre who will perform scenes from several of Shakespeare's most beloved plays.

The Shakespearean trained actors will then invite audience members to join them in this interactive night celebrating the Bard's work. The artists will conclude the program with a talk back session to discuss plots, language, and what it means to perform classical theatre.