Past Events

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 6:30am - 9:30am

Save the date for Saturday, April 14th for the 11th annual Cherry Blossom 10K Run during Philadelphia’s Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival. Take in Memorial Hall, the Carousel House, and Shofuso Japanese House and Garden as you run through Fairmount Park's historic Centennial District on 10K and 5K routes.

On-site registration opens at 6:30 AM and the race begins at 7:30 AM. 10k Registration: $30, 5k Registration: $25.

For more details on the race, visit https://www.runtheday.com/register/detail/2018-cherry-blossom-10k

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Join Margaret Kuo’s Wayne for a fabulous evening of fine cuisine in the Japanese style Akari Room and enjoy a multi-course meal of exquisite washoku favorites in the kaiseki style with explanations, as well as a demonstration of tea ceremony. Includes welcome sake toast. $75 to attend. To make reservations, call (610) 688-7200.

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Sakura Week at Shofuso culminates with an evening of music and hands-on crafts. Kyo Daiko, Philadelphia's community taiko drum ensemble, will perform outside of Shofuso's gates throughout the evening. Grab a drink and a snack and enjoy the infectious beat of the drums! For those who feel inspired, an all-ages crafting corner will be open throughout the evening for visitors to make their own manga art pins.

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

The Cosmopolitan Canopy Workshop

Elijah Anderson, PhD
Charles and William Day Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the Social Sciences, University of Pennsylvania
William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor of Sociology and Professor of African American Studies, Yale University

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Show off your maki mastery in Madame Saito's Amateur Sushi Making Contest. Held at The HeadHouse Craft Beer Café, 122 Lombard Street, this event is hosted by one of Philadelphia's oldest restaurateurs. All entrants must complete one sushi-making class prior to the competition. Tasting tickets are available for $35 per person, which includes appetizers and half priced drinks.

For more information and for registration, contact Madame Saito at 215-815-8266 or visit www.headhousephilly.com.

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Learn to play shogi, a Japanese strategy game similar to chess, as part of Sakura Week's cultural activities at Shofuso. Guides will be on hand to teach you the basics. Stop by the games table to learn and try other traditional Japanese games.

All Sakura Week activities are free with regular admission to Shofuso ($12 adults, $8 students with ID, seniors, and youth 6-17, $2 ACCESS cardholders, FREE members, military with ID, youth 5 and under)

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm

The annual Dare to Understand Award honors community leaders of distinction. Recipients, through their actions, reflect the Center’s commitment to diversity and challenge barriers to understanding. With this award, we celebrate those who “dare to understand” in bold ways and applaud the courage it takes to cross lines of difference and work together for the common good.

This year, the Interfaith Center will recognize PECO, Jane Golden, and Husnaa Hashim for their dedication to spreading interfaith understanding throughout the Philadelphia region.

Sponsors Reception - 5:30 PM

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 8:30am - 11:30am

This interactive workshop series is an opportunity to identify key areas of improvement within your export processes and implement customized solutions for your growth! 

What to expect: 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Save Our Sites Announces a Special Spring Event

Mt. Vernon Cemetery and Its Siblings in the 1850s

An illustrated lecture presented by Aaron Wunsch, Assistant Professor, Historic Preservation, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania

 

Wednesday, April  11, 2018 – 7:30 PM

Philadelphia Ethical Society

1906 South Rittenhouse Square

Philadelphia, PA  19103

 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Save Our Sites Announces a Special Spring Event

MT. VERNON CEMETERY AND ITS SIBLINGS IN THE 1850S

An illustrated lecture presented by AARON WUNSCH Assistant Professor, Historic Preservation, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 – 7:30 PM
Philadelphia Ethical Society
1906 South Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Tenshin is the story of the 19th-century artist and scholar, Kakuzo Okakura. An influential Meiji era figure, Okakura, struggled to bring Japanese and Asian artistic sensibilities into the broader world. Starring Ken Aoki, Shido Nakamura, and Naoto Takenaka, this biopic tells an exciting tale of Japanese art and culture in a rapidly changing world. This is a free screening.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 6:15pm - 7:30pm

In his new book from Oxford University Press, Samuel Helfont investigates the roots of the religious insurgencies which erupted in Iraq following the American-led invasion in 2003. This book relies on access to the former regime’s internal archives and secret files to challenge many of the underlying assumptions of American plans to occupy and rebuild Iraq.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Designer Cliff Ross continues leading the way in font innovation through a unique collaboration with local Philadelphia artist, Philippe Jean. The two artists met years ago as co-workers at Philadelphia Weekly. Together, the pair has created a book featuring Cliff’s original Philly Fonts and Philippe’s artwork, all inspired by the city of Philadelphia.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

As the race for Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania garners an unprecedented amount of voter interest across the state, join AL DÍA News for a discussion with the Democratic candidates for the position.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:00am - 6:30pm

Spend the day exploring Shofuso’s garden from different perspectives. Grab a drawing board and prepared supplies to sketch the blooms. Artists are welcome to bring their own supplies (easel, small stools and dry materials are acceptable). You can also join our head gardener on a behind the scenes tour of our three garden styles.

All Sakura Week events are free with regular admission: $12 general audiences, $8 students with ID, seniors, and youth 6-17, $2 ACCESS Card holders, and FREE to members, military with ID, and youth 5 and under.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

The gardens at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden are modeled after those found in 17th century Japan's private residences. Join head gardener Sandi Polyakov for a behind the scenes tour of Shofuso's three garden areas during Sakura Week. No advance registration is required for the tour. All Sakura Week events are free with regular admission: $12 general audiences, $8 students with ID, seniors, and youth 6-17, $2 ACCESS Card holders, and FREE to members, military with ID, and youth 5 and under.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 9:30am - 1:00pm

The Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force was established to maximize the Delaware Valley's goods movement capability by sharing information and technology between public and private freight interests, promoting the region's intermodal capabilities and capacity, and developing and implementing a regional goods movement strategy. It advises the DVRPC Board on all goods movement issues, studies and projects. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 5:00pm - Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 10:00pm

Mischief and merriment abound in Shakespeare’s battle of the sexes. Don Pedro’s army may have succeeded in their skirmishes, but in Messina, an idyllic country estate, conflicts of the heart prove much more trying. As young Claudio and Hero fall madly in love, and Benedick and Beatrice reignite their combative courtship, we quickly see how love can bring out the best - and the worst - in all of us. In a whirl of masquerade balls, mistaken identities, Much Ado About Nothing offers intrigue, passion, and adventure.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

The Center for Food and Hospitality Management along with the Philly Chef Conference presents a conversation between Chef Massimo Bottura, world renowned chef of Osteria Francescana, and Jeff Gordinier of Esquire, in a discussion of Massimo's latest book, "Bread is Gold," and his revolutionary refettorio food project.

Donuts and Coffee provided by Federal Donuts and La Colombe.

Registration and seating begins at 9:45 am. Book sales will be held at the event.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Perry World House presents its 2018 Global Shifts Colloquium:

"Prospects for Institutional and Policy Reform on International Migration and Refugees"