Past Events

Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 1:00pm - 10:30pm

Join The African & Caribbean Business Council of Greater Philadelphia (ACBC) for the highly anticipated, annual signature event: Business Forum Roundtable and Winter Awards Dinner - 

Leading the Path: Diaspora’s Role in the Economic Development of Africa & the Caribbean

Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 10:00am - Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 5:00pm

Celebrate the growth and well-being of your children in the traditional ritual of shichi-go-san! This beautiful ceremony, open to 3 and 7 year-old girls and 5 year-old boys, is an opportunity to get photos of your child in traditional kimono against Shofuso’s backdrop by Rev. Kuniko Kanawa, a trained photographer, Shinto priestess, and expert kimono stylist.

Space is limited; only 8 slots will take place the weekend of November 9 and November 10. Registration closes November 4 at 3 PM.

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

For our College Night party at the Barnes Foundation, from 7pm to 9pm on Friday, November 8, flash back to the 1970s and 1980s for a retro evening where you’ll hear the classics of Stevie Wonder, The Commodores and other Motown favorites as you enjoy free access to the 23 galleries, with more than 3,000 objects in the iconic Barnes collection. You’ll end the evening with the high energy of HipHop Fundamentals, bringing historic knowledge of the continued legacy that is breakdancing. Don’t forget your 70s bell bottoms and 80s Adidas track suits!

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 6:30pm - 10:30pm

You are cordially invited to our Annual Gala 2019 on Friday, November 8th, 2019 from 6:30-10:30pm at the Science History Institute in Philadelphia, PA.

We will not only celebrate GACC Philadelphia's 30th Anniversary but also honor the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Citizen Diplomacy International cannot wait to see you at November First Thursday, hosted by InterAct Theatre Company located inside the Drake.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 4:30pm

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

What is the legacy of the Cold War? Three historians debate. With comment by David M. Barrett, Professor of Political Science, Villanova University

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen unveils his newest book, Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law—an informal portrait of the justice through an extraordinary series of conversations, starting in the 1990s and continuing to today.

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

Join us for an evening of fashion, philanthropy, and fun! All proceeds will directly benefit the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator, and cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served as we celebrate!

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

THE ART OF SONG – Daron Hagen, World Premiere

Monday, November 4, 2019, 7:30PM (Composer Talk at 7PM)

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 5:30pm

This event has been canceled for today.

Forty years to the day since he was taken hostage by student radicals at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, John Limbert, Foreign Service Officer in Tehran (1978-1981) and US Deputy Secretary of State for Iran (2009-2010, reflects on the experiences of that day and the direction U.S.-Iran relations have taken since.

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 5:00pm - 7:15pm

Since the 1980s at least, the question of whether growing international trade more helps or hurts the US economy, has been a raging debate in national politics.

After campaigning vigorously against his predecessors' records on trade, the Trump administration has canceled prospective trade deals and sought to re-negotiate previous ones. Meanwhile, retaliatory tariffs have been imposed by both the US and China, and the future of global trade is increasingly uncertain.

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

 Transdisciplinary artist and cultural producer Ali Asgar investigates traditional South Asian gender performativity through the popular Bengali folktale, Roopbaan. An iconic symbol of ambigiuous desire, the titular heroine Roopbaan has been reclaimed to express marginal queer experiences of the Bangladeshi LGBTQ community. Through their new performance installation project, Asgar has reimagined Roopbaan as a futuristic drag queen to create a spectacle at the intersection of gender, desire and fantasy.

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

LEDERHOSEN, LAUGHTER and LIBATIONS! Join us for our 50th OKTOBERFEST at The CANNSTATTER, 9130 Academy Rd., Phila. 19114 

Have a beer, have a bratwurst, have  ball!

Doors open 6:00 PM. Music and Dancing from 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM 

Bar and Kitchen Open.

Ample free parking.


Our TODDLERS IN LEDERHOSEN will melt your heart. 

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 7:00pm

International House Philadelphia invites all members of the IHP community to celebrate 50 remarkable years in University City. Join residents, alumni, current and former staff, trustees, and the Greater Philadelphia community on November 2nd for a festive celebration to share memories and reflect on IHP’s legacy as we begin a new chapter.


IHP alumni are invited to join with current residents for lunch in the South America Room to reconnect and share memories.


Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Bongsan Mask Dance-drama preservation society’s 22 performers from Korea will present their dynamic and spectacular mask dance performance with live music. 

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 8:57am - Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 8:57am

Dia de los Muertos is an important Mexican holiday that honors loved ones who have passed. The celebration in LOVE Park will feature music, dance, arts and crafts, and face painting.

An elaborate Day of the Dead altar, created by Cesar Viveros, will also be displayed from Nov. 1–10.