Past Events

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Register today to attend the annual Arts Education Fair! It is the best way for local schools, after school programs, recreation centers, and other interested organizations to connect with arts education providers who specialize in dance, music, photography, creative writing, and other arts activities.

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Free to all
On August 18, Shofuso will host Philadelphia’s sixth annual Obon celebration. The festivities will include the eponymous dances, taiko drumming, tea ceremony demonstrations, traditional games, and arts & crafts. Poi Dog will return to the festival, and will sell a variety of Japanese Hawaiian lunches and snacks.

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Obon is a Japanese celebration of one’s ancestors. Each August, people return to their hometowns to remember the dead and reunite with loved ones. Obon is celebrated with festivities, especially dances called bon odori. These bon odori vary from place to place giving each Obon celebration a distinctive flavor.

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 4:00pm - Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 10:00pm

Mustard Seed Film Festival screens new independent and socially engaged films featuring South Asian filmmakers and actors. Asian Arts Initiative is excited to once again host the Mustard Seed Film Festival opening night, featuring film screenings, food, and a drag show + dance party!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

The Spice Route Ensemble is comprised of internationally acclaimed musicians of diverse Middle Eastern and Eastern Mediterranean traditions working towards the common goal of producing excellent music. The Ensemble believes that this musical excellence serves as an example of multicultural cooperation.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

This workshop provides perspectives on teaching one the world’s oldest – but perhaps also most misunderstood – religious traditions, namely Hinduism.

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Our Youth Arts Workshop students spent this summer exploring the theme of portraiture and creating artwork using various media, such as drawing, sculpture, photography, and public engagement, and learn to talk about identity, stereotypes, and visibility. Spend the afternoon with us and come see all the great things our young artists have been working on!

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Established in 1998, the Atlas Award honors an individual or group for significant humanitarian achievements and for commitment to civic engagement embodying the ideals articulated in the World Affairs Council’s maxim: “In a democracy, agreement is not essential; participation is.”

For 2018 the Officers and Directors of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia are proud to present the Atlas Award to Corteva Agriscience and to have the award accepted on behalf of the company by COO James C. Collins, Jr.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

An eclectic ensemble made up of some of Philly's finest and wildest musicians, the West Philadelphia Orchestra offers up music that is rooted in Eastern European folk traditions, and blended with free jazz, punk, and blues, among other genres.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 12:10pm - 12:50pm

Join the National Constitution Center’s exhibit development team for a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of their latest exhibit, Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation. Elena Popchock, the lead exhibition developer for the project, will explain her curatorial approach to telling Hamilton’s story through a constitutional lens. In addition to providing an overview of the exhibit content and the design process, she will discuss how the team discovered and selected 45 artifacts to feature from numerous museums and archives.

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 8:00am - Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 8:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Inspired by her work History in RGB, artist Maria Dumlao will lead a workshop in which participants will get a glimpse of the artist’s methods and engage in a process of understanding color interaction and relativity. Using assorted color papers and filters, images, and words, the participants will collaborate on a collage that addresses their individual and/or community’s visibility and invisibility in/within Philadelphia.

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

The Philadelphia Career Empowerment Fair is an annual event that aims to help more Philadelphians find and get good jobs.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble CRISOL, Spanish for melting pot, is an ensemble that has been performing in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas since the 1997. This group is dedicated to the interpretation of a variety of folk and traditional music genres from Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela, and other parts of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 7:30pm - Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 7:30pm

Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky

July 31, August 1 & 2 - 7:30 PM

Free Public Event

No tickets or reservations required

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 7:30pm

Russian Romances

June 26, 7:30 PM
July 30, 7:30 PM

Free Public Event

No tickets or reservations required

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Friday, July 27, 2018 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

The saying "Only in America" easily describes the brilliant career of George Gershwin. Born in Brooklyn in 1898 as the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants, Gershwin brought the thrilling worlds of jazz and Broadway into the concert hall and opera house. The serious and the playful make this concert a true portrait of this multi-talented American whose music is heard now in every corner of the world.

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Delve into the background of two of the most well-known period rooms at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA): South Indian Pillared Temple Hall and the Japanese Ceremonial Tea House.

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 7:30pm - 11:30pm

The Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series returns to the Mann with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert, the third film in the Harry Potter series. On July 26, 2018, The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform the magical score from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ while the entire film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 7:00pm

The International Champions Cup (ICC) is an annual club association football exhibition competition. It features club teams from Europe playing pre-season friendly matches, originally in the United States and Canada, but in the years since also in venues in China, Australia, Mexico and across Europe.

Lincoln Financial Field will host a match of the tournament between Italian Serie-A champions, Juventus F.C. and German Bundesliga champions, FC Bayern Munich.