GlobalPhilly Calendar

Thursday, September 14 2017

12:00am - 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.

11:00am - 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.
     
(All day)

 PHL Diversity raises Philadelphia’s profile as an ethnically diverse convention and visitor destination by showcasing our city’s vibrant multicultural communities, and by encouraging social responsibility in the hospitality industry. We understand that, in order to be a leader, we must go beyond simply accepting “equal opportunity” – we must value and embrace diversity as a strategic competitive advantage.

12:00am - 11:59pm

In September, the Association for Public Art (aPA) in Philadelphia presents a major new site-specific work by the internationally acclaimed artist Cai Guo-Qiang. Commissioned by aPA with Fung Collaboratives on the occasion of the centennial of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Cai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies invites the public to actively experience the grand boulevard as a nocturnal dreamscape conjured from the languorous movements of bobbing clusters of glowing handcrafted Chinese lanterns and groups of customized peddle vehicles.

5:30pm - 8:30pm

This year we'll be celebrating immigrant entrepreneurs as they announce the third class of the Innovators Walk of Fame.

5:52pm

This global EF conference, in partnership with the City of Malaga and Malaga Valley, is co-sponsored by two separate EF Country Chapters: Spain and Jordan, working across different regions, united by a common theme, and will put on center stage a dramatic example of collaboration between Eisenhower Fellows across national borders and regions.

6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) is the first event of its kind in Philadelphia – an award winning annual film festival celebrating and elevating the Asian American experience each November.

6:00pm

CENFAD's event will be a talk by the journalist Stephen Kinzer who is promoting his book The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire.

8:00pm - 2:30pm

A captivating operatic whodunit

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell, the team behind the acclaimed Silent Night, return to Opera Philadelphia for the world premiere of a chamber opera based on Peter Ackroyd's "downright exhilarating" (LA Times) novel, The Trial of Elizabeth Cree.