Past Events

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 6:00pm - Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 8:00pm

Join us as renowned local architects, urban planners, curators, and historians explore the political, economic, and design trends that drove Philadelphia’s development. Topics include major urban planning projects such as the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Society Hill, our world-class collection of architectural styles, and Philadelphia’s industrial history.

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 10:30am

Join the Three Little Kittens as they travel through nursery rhymes and fairy tale worlds of Cinderella, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin to find their lost mittens.

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 6:45pm - 8:45pm

The Strawbridge Observatory at Haverford College houses 12-inch and 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes which are actively used by students in Haverford astronomy classes. The telescopes are also periodically made available for public use with teaching assistants and/or professors present to provide assistance and background information about what is being viewed.

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 8:30am - 1:15pm

Join Global Interdependence Center (GIC) and LeBow College of Business at Drexel University on Friday, February 28, 2020 for the third annual Sovereign Debt Restructurings conference, focusing this year on Argentina’s prospects and challenges in their restructuring process.

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

The Solas Awards are a hallmark of our organization and the primary fundraising event to recognize key community organizations and business leaders for their work supporting immigrant integration in Philadelphia. At the event, you will meet a remarkable array of business, civic and community leaders who, like you, are tapping into diverse talent to enhance their ability to compete in today’s economy. It is a terrific opportunity to make new contacts and demonstrate support for Philadelphia’s growing global population.

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 5:00pm - 8:30pm

What Happens When Places You Cherish No Longer Exist?  

A panel of experts from all over the world, followed by a reception and live jazz! 

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 2:00pm

Join CENFAD for a lecture and question-and-answer session with Pablo Rubio, Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University. Dr. Rubio will discuss his most recent research on Ronald Reagan, Augusto Pinochet, and the return to democracy in Chile, followed by a brief question and answer session.

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Dominicanos in the Delaware Valley is a rapidly growing organization with the intention of increasing awareness and promoting Dominican culture in the Delaware Valley. Due to the heavy presence of Dominicans in the region, it is important to make our culture accessible and visible to residents in our area. We understand the importance of inclusion and believe that it is through cultural understanding that community relationships and social integration can occur.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 6:00pm - 9:45pm

The annual February Japanese Film Series is presented by the University of Pennsylvania Center for East Asian Studies (UPenn CEAS) and the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia (JASGP) The theme for 2020 is “Modernism vs. Tradition in Japanese Cinema.” All screenings are free and open to the public. No registration required.

This animated film focuses on the life and works of Japanese artist and ukiyo-e painter Katsushika Hokusai, as seen from the eyes of his daughter, Katsushika O-Ei.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 3:00pm - 8:00pm

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 12:00pm

This talk examines temporality and transience as an urban condition in the cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. While these are presented as the main driving force behind the spectacular structures that dominate their cityscapes, there is a resistance among its citizens — locals and expatriates alike. Refusing to succumb to the label of transients they are seeking ways to establish a sense of connection to the cities they live in, setting down roots and for a brief moment of time counter the force of the ‘Temporary City.’  

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

A Mighty Black History Bash!

Black Hero Competition / Poetry Slam / Potluck and more.

All Ages Welcome • Free to All

RSVP to Jamilah at [email protected]

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 11:00am - Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 5:00pm

How one visionary woman revived the art of tapestry weaving for the modern era.

In 1930s Paris, leading modern artists experimented with tapestry design, thanks to pioneering entrepreneur Marie Cuttoli (1879–1973). Cuttoli lived between Algeria and Paris and collected work by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, and Georges Braque.

Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 9:00am - Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 4:00pm

A mini course for NCTA Alumni 2020 and regional K-16 teachers interested in bringing contemporary Japan into their classrooms

Saturday, February 22 and Saturday February 29, 2020
9am-4pm, University of Pennsylvania

This mini course will feature the following topics:

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

FREE FILM SCREENING of recent Oscar Nominee Documentary Feature & much more, THE CAVE! Come and join us for an evening of this award winning documentary and buttery popcorn.

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 6:00pm

The Penn Cultural Heritage Center and Perry World House present a keynote address with artist Michael Rakowitz, the 2020 Nasher Sculpture Prize Laureate and Professor of Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University. He will speak on several projects spanning the past 20 years that engage with issues of displacement, disappearance, and reappearance, including his ongoing series on the pillaging of Iraq's cultural sites, titled The invisible enemy should not exist.

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Experience FOURTEEN, a moving theatrical performance that sheds light on the Reconstruction era and the ratification of the 14th Amendment featuring a talk back with members of the creative team behind this performance—Nora Quinn, National Constitution Center's Director of Theatre Programs and Thavolia Glymph, professor of history and law at Duke University. Following the performance, join the actors and members of the creative team for a discussion and reception.

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Cocktail Reception & Program

Immunotherapy – you have heard of it, but what exactly is it and how does it work?

Hear from a pioneer in the immunorevolution, Dr. Padmanee Sharma, as she answers these questions and explains the benefits of immunotherapy approaches for cancer treatments and what the future holds.

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