Past Events

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 1:00pm

Overview

The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." It's The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical.

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 8:00pm

Overview

The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." It's The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical.

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:45pm

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Summer Shorts ArcheDream for Humankind Kick off the summer season with an exciting show at the ArcheDream studio. Enter a blacklit world of wonder as ArcheDream for Humankind brings us back to some of our favorite characters from shows past as well as new characters and scenes never before seen. This exciting montage of ArcheDream worlds past and present will leave you mesmerized! An all ages family event, the show runs 45 minutes with no intermission.

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 2:00pm

Overview

The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." It's The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical.

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 1:00pm - 6:00pm

West Park Arts Fest Brings Art, Music & More to Fairmount Park June 8
A Day of FREE Performances & Activities for the Entire Family!

The West Park Arts Fest celebrates its 12th year bringing this family-friendly event to South Concourse Drive in West Fairmount Park on June 8, 2019, from 1pm to 6pm.

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Calling all Girl Scouts! Join us for a day of science learning, exploration, superheroes and more!

Pre-Registration Required

Join us on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 10:00 for a day of fun, interactive science and exploration as we take Girl Scouts into the Marvel Universe!

Tickets are just $23, huge savings off the box office price, and include:

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 8:00pm

Overview

The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." It's The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical.

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 7:00pm - 10:15pm

Stop by before the 8 p.m. performance of THE GREAT LEAP and grab a drink and a snack in InterAct Theater Company's comfortable lobby, while mingling for a good cause with fellow patrons. From 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., 50% of all concessions sales will be donated to the Council!

About the Show:

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Inspired by the American Philosophical Society’s recent digitization of Benjamin Franklin’s postal records and by its involvement in “The Cybernetics Thought Collective: A History of Science and Technology Portal Project,” this daylong symposium will consider the different ways that social, scientific, and intellectual networks have influenced the pursuit of “useful knowledge.” The event will begin on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 5:30pm with a public reception and keynote presentation from Dr. Augustin Chaintreau, Columbia University.

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Join us on Friday, June 7, 2019 for GIC’s African Business Roundtable, held in collaboration with the Annual ODUNDE Festival! This annual event is free, but registration is required.

Created in 1975, ODUNDE provides opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds to meet, engage, cultivate, and learn about the African Diaspora’s heritage, communities, leadership and arts. ODUNDE is the largest African festival in the United States. Click here to learn more.

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 7:30pm

Overview

The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." It's The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical.

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm

In support of Philadelphia’s place as a national leader in democracy and justice, Citizen Diplomacy honors Robert A. Swift, a pioneer in human rights litigation, for his groundbreaking work in pursuit of justice for human rights victims around the world.

2019 CITIZEN DIPLOMAT OF THE YEAR
ROBERT A. SWIFT

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Inspired by the American Philosophical Society’s recent digitization of Benjamin Franklin’s postal records and by its involvement in “The Cybernetics Thought Collective: A History of Science and Technology Portal Project,” this daylong symposium will consider the different ways that social, scientific, and intellectual networks have influenced the pursuit of “useful knowledge.” The event will begin on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 5:30pm with a public reception and keynote presentation from Dr. Augustin Chaintreau, Columbia University.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 6:30pm

How is the museum collection a site of violence? In conjunction with the exhibition Colored People Time: Quotidian Pasts, this screening delves into the processes of collecting in anthropological and archaeological museums and how these processes are inextricably bound to histories of colonialism in the 19th century. Examining both the processes by which colonists looted art and artifacts from African nations and how these objects were subsequently displayed, this screening addresses the colonial legacy embedded in art institutions today.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

In this talk, Pulitzer Prizewinning historian Walter A. McDougall will explore the nature of the crisis that led to the split between Britain and the colonies between 1763 and 1776, with emphasis on Benjamin Franklin’s role as the colonies’ principal agent in London during those years.  He was an avid British patriot who tried to reconcile Parliament and the colonies until the very last year. What happened and why?  Join us for this unique discussion of the politics and geopolitics of the American Revolution.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Please come and join us during THE ODUNDE FESTIVAL 2019 week of events.

Come and enjoy this FREE event where influential and powerful people in Philadelphia tell their stories of success in their own words. Space is limited. Only RSVP for this event if you can attend, if not be Kind and let the individuals that will be able to attend RSVP. Thank you so much for supporting ODUNDE! We look forward to seeing you at THE ODUNDE FESTIVAL 2019!

*You must be 18 years or older to RSVP.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Rebecca Clothey, PhD

Associate Professor of Education and Director of Global Studies

Drexel University