Past Events

Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 10:00am - Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 4:30pm

A living organism’s ability to produce its own light is one of the most incredible, yet least understood, phenomena in nature. A new exhibit opening this spring at the Academy promises to illuminate this intriguing subject.

Friday, May 31, 2013 - 8:00pm - Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 2:00pm

Join InterAct Theater Company for the world premiere of Some Other Kind of Person.

Friday, May 31, 2013 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

This Friday, May 31st, 2013, Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas (Raíces) presents its third Tertulia program of 2013 on the experiences and talents of female artists who are from Latin America or are inspired by the continent. Through this event, Raíces hopes to bring into focus the global effects that culture, gender, and/or migration have on the women who make art an integral part of their life while showcasing their many talents.

Friday, May 31, 2013 - 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Join some of the sport industry's biggest names at the 2013 Global Rugby Forum this event will feature more than 20 speakers from Great Britain, Brazil, Canada and the US.

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 8:00pm - Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 10:00pm

Join the International Opera Theater for the premiere of the play Jago. Based on an original story by Karen Sailant, Jago is a story of redemption, following the character of Jago from Othello fifteen years after the play's ending. The opera focuses on the relationship between Jago and a young boy on the day before Jago's execution.

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

As host of CBC- Radio Canada's show WireTap, Jonathan Goldstein “brings self-deprecation to a whole other level” (The Montreal Gazette). Part monologue and part telephone conversation, the show reveals “the warp of Goldstein’s imagination” (Toronto Star). Celebrated author David Sedaris calls him “one of the funniest and most original writers I can think of.”

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 6:00pm - Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 7:30pm

The Language Program at International House Philadelphia offers you the opportunity to study a foreign language or improve proficiency in English conversation. Their small, friendly, informal and affordable classes are designed to help students develop basic speaking and listening skills for real-life situations. 

Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join the Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center beneath the full moon and clear sky to celebrate the holy day of Saka Dawa.

Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 9:30am - Monday, May 27, 2013 - 5:00pm

Originally known as Decoration Day, an occasion to honor soldiers who gave their lives during the American Civil War, the Memorial Day civic holiday now honors all members of the military who have given their lives in defense of the Constitution and its legacy of freedom. During Memorial Day weekend, the National Constitution Center will pay tribute to those brave men and women by exploring how Americans honor our military heroes.

Friday, May 24, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The art of food and wine pairing is a specialty at the Wine School. After all, they are the folks who created the two most popular food and wine classes in Philadelphia: the Sommelier Smackdown, and the Corked & Forked series of cooking classes. In "Culinaria" they take the concept to a whole new level. The reigning champion of the Sommelier Smackdown hosts this premier food and wine event, selecting his best food and wine pairings...which you get to enjoy, of course! This month, they are featuring a three course tasting of Thai food with both beer and wine pairings.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

For one special night only, please join award winning singer/songwriter and international recording artist, Doreen Taylor as she kicks off her 2013 "Magic" tour at the World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, PA on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Doreen will create "Magic" on this historic stage as she performs songs from her debut country album "Magic"...and perhaps a few surprises.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

This Italian biographical drama is based on the controversial figure of Giulio Andreotti, a seven-time prime minister of Italy who was tried and acquitted for ties to the Mafia.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join fellow travelers for a delightful evening of travel exchange and a delicious 5-course Italian dinner hosted by the Geographical Society of Philadelphia.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join special keynote speaker Ambassador Andebrhan Giorgis, a veteran of Eritrea's war of independence, a former senior government official and an international expert, in discussing what it took to establish a new country after decades of war and the global threat of piracy and terrorism in the Horn of Africa. Reception to follow.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

It's free. It's fun. There's food. Calling all Philadelphia Teens: Join The Free Library of Philadelphia every Tuesday after school from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the Skyline Room on the 4th Floor of Parkway Central Library for teen activities. Gaming, manga, art, acting—we listen to you and bring you activities that you enjoy.

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Weekly Free Preparation Class for the American Citizenship Examination at the Free Library of Philadelphia, Independence Branch. This free preparation class will be presented on Monday and Thursday afternoons. The Monday classes will be taught, in Mandarin, by instructor, ShuPing Hou. The Thursday classes will be taught by Jack Burch and selected volunteers.

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

See the magnificent film Kon Tiki about the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl's journey drifting on a raft (with 5 other men) from Peru to Polynesia.

Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Presenter and Pennsylvania Bonsai Society member Howard McNeal has worked with bonsai for more than 50 years. Each participant in this small group will learn training, wiring, potting, and caring for a new bonsai, providing long-term guidance after they take their bonsai home. Reservations are required.

Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

International House Philadelphia invites Greater Philadelphia to their 52nd Global Gala:Treasures of Armenia, to celebrate the people, culture, art, and cuisine of Armenia, and to honor their contemporary cultural and business ties with the region.

Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 11:00am - Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 6:00pm

Bring the entire family to experience the Annual Procession of Saints, and to enjoy the live entertainment, family events, crafts, food, food and more food! This event is two days of free entertainment on South 9th Street.