Click on the GlobalPhilly 2017 Events below


Focus your search:

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 12:00am - Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 11:59pm

A World Cup-style tournament held over several months, the Philadelphia International Unity Cup unites the city’s neighborhoods and celebrates its diverse immigrant communities through soccer. The brainchild of Mayor Jim Kenney, the Unity Cup became an annual tradition after its massively successful inaugural year in 2016. Matches of the day include Puerto Rico vs. Indonesia and Ukraine vs. Brazil.

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 11:00am - Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 6:00pm
The Print Center is delighted to present an exhibition, guest curated by Ruth Fine, in conjunction with the Association for Public Art's installation of Puryear's temporary monumental work Big Bling.
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 8:00am - Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 5:00pm

Our 3rd International Exposition for the World from the City of Brotherly Love!

45 days packed with all things international - here in the Greater Philly region as well as abroad - Sept. 15 through Nov 1st, 2017

150 interesting and festive events will be presented by GPA’s diverse membership - reflecting how GLOBAL Philadelphia Association has become.

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:00pm - Friday, January 26, 2018 - 12:00pm

Free Exhibition of more than 250 examples of “real photo postcards” a popular and wide-spread type that were produced by professional and amateur photographers alike between 1904 and 1918. These extraordinary images depict Philadelphia at the zenith of its industrial prosperity. Of particular note are the scores of pictures of children who played on the streets of the ever-growing row-house neighborhoods of the Workshop of the World. Presented by The Athenaeum

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 9:30am - Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 5:00pm

Take a journey through one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in history—and explore the enduring mysteries that remain hidden within its depths.

In 1974, a farmer in China was digging a well when he struck upon fragments of terracotta. Unbeknownst to him, the farmer had uncovered one of the most monumental achievements in human history. Buried beneath the surface of the land were thousands of life-sized statues, constructed over 2,000 years ago—silently and steadfastly guarding the tomb of their master: China’s first emperor.

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 12:00am - Friday, October 20, 2017 - 11:59pm

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 12:00am - Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 11:59pm
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 2:02pm - Monday, October 23, 2017 - 2:02pm

A highly substantive, non-partisan program featuring meetings with Israeli and Palestinian political and community leaders.  Leading this special delegation will be Craig Snyder, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and Jerry Sorkin who has been involved with the Israeli-Palestinian issue for more than three decades. 

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 1:00pm - Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 5:00pm

This exhibition gives a glimpse into the global worries about managing water and food production and the need to become highly frugal and efficient with sustaining both for the good of humanity. Of special interest for those interested in urban farming, sustainable living and fair production practices.

Free event.

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 8:00am
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 2:00pm - Friday, October 27, 2017 - 7:30pm

Stéphane Denève - Conductor

Eighth Blackbird - Ensemble


Higdon - On a Wire, for six soloists and orchestra


Mahler - Symphony No. 1

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Join us for our Fall Reception at Mixto Restaurant. Connect with young professionals and meet our new YCPN Board.

Come lime with us! Ven y comparte con nosotros!

Complimentary Appetizers / Cash Bar

Free Admission

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

 Alla Prima (Italian for “at first attempt”), in which layers of wet paint are applied to previous wet paint layers, is challenging and satisfying for the artist and the viewer. Learn about its glorious history and watch professional artists demonstrate its power.

"... One line placed on the canvas committed her to innumerable risks, to frequent and irrevocable decisions--- Still the risk must run; the mark made.” 
Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 12:00am - Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 11:59pm

Encounter ancient ruins, sacred mosques, endless desert and storied mountains, imposing kasbahs and spirited souks. Travel from the imperial cities of Rabat, Fez, and Marrakech to the High Atlas and vast Sahara. Erfoud, Ouarzazate, and Casablanca are also included on the itinerary.  Our knowledgeable guide takes us to not one, but five UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Highlights include substantive briefings, a private dinner in the traditional home of a Fez family and tea with a Berber family in their cave dwelling.  

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 12:00am - Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 11:59pm

Keynote Speaker

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of International Business Studies

Plenary Speakers

John Cantwell, Rutgers University
Jonathan Doh, Villanova University; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of World Business
Charles Dhanaraj, Temple University
Ram Mudambi, Temple University; Editor, Global Strategy Journal

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for an evening with photographer Jack Carnell and Fall Line Press. Carnell will talk about his work and the release of his new book True Places, published by our friends at Fall Line.

Carnell spent ten years making repeat visits to Georgia. The photographs in this book grew out of his experience of the South and the “true places” that captured his imagination.

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

An evening of Potions, Pubs, and Magical Possibilites in Chestnut Hill.

New for 2017, to make the magic of the event more accessible for visitors – Chestnut Hill has replaced the Harry Potter Pub Crawl with Wands & Wizards on Germantown Avenue. No tickets required, no cost to attend (activities and entertainment options are pay-as-you-go unless otherwise noted), enough mischief to be managed by all.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 8:30am - 4:00pm

Firebolt 5K and One Mile Nimbus Walk

Location: St. Martin in the Fields Church, 8000 St. Martins Lane, Philadelphia PA 19118 Time: 8:30 a.m. Cost: $35 5K - $20 Nimbus Walk

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 8:45am - Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 12:45pm

December 2016 marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Soviet Union. 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Soviet Russia. Both dates give reason to reexamine the history of Eurasia, a vast region with many ethnic groups and multiple religions, at times united under authoritarian governments, at other times divided between dozens of countries.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Please join us in kicking off the first official Music for Food concert in Philadelphia! Music for Food is a national organization that has, since its launch in 2010, created over 450,000 meals across 14 states through benefit concerts. We are pleased to announce an exciting new concert series this year, in collaboration with artists and students at the Curtis Institute of Music, to firmly establish the Philadelphia branch of Music for Food.