Past Events

Friday, May 17, 2013 - 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Designed to showcase today’s powerful Free Speech movement, American INSIGHT invites filmmakers around the world to join this revolution by submitting films about Free Speech. The Free Speech Film Festival is a program of American INSIGHT, a nonprofit cultural institution that has featured Free Speech and The Spoken Word since 1983.

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

The Philadelphia Film Society and the University of the Arts present Passport to World Cinema, a handpicked selection of the year's strongest cinema from around the globe.

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Established church bodies – Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and churches of the 16thCentury Reformation tradition – have encountered new and dynamic movements associated with evangelical, charismatic, and independent Christianity. Churches throughout the world have taken significant steps forward and have also suffered perceptible setbacks and decline. What has happened to these churches? And where now does the “global church” stand in relation to the ecumenical issues of unity, justice, and peace?

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 7:00pm - Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 4:00pm

Lantern Theater Company Presents the Philadelphia premiere of  "Heroes" by Tom Stoppard. Adapted from Gérald Sibleyras' Le Vent Des Peupliers, Directed M. Craig Getting

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Night Market Philadelphia is the city’s premier street food festival, a roving food event spotlighting Philly’s best ethnic and regional restaurants and food trucks. Inspired by Asia’s lively outdoor markets, our events celebrate up-and-coming neighborhoods and showcase Philadelphia's diverse food and drinks and vibrant arts and culture scene.

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, city officials, police departments and security personnel across the country – and around the world – have begun to reassess current protocol to address similar crowd-gathering events and the possible need to upgrade and/or revamp systems in place. Although authorities have questioned the ability to secure miles of spectator routes for an event such as a marathon, attention is being directed to means of preventing similar attacks and protecting citizens.

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Join the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia for their 11th annual World Trade Centers Day Dinner and Awards.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

From the opening of Charles Willson Peale's Museum in 1786 to the inauguration of the new home of the Barnes Foundation on the Parkway in 2012, Philadelphia has been a center of innovative museum design. Museums have been built or reshaped in every era of its history, expressing the encyclopedic curiosity of the Enlightenment, the mid-century "workshop of the world," and the post-industrial "City Beautiful." Dr. David Brownlee will explore the forces that made Philadelphia a city of museums.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Called “the 21st-century daughter of that other great Igbo novelist, Chinua Achebe" (The Washington Post Book World), Nigerian-born writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie exposes the deep scars of colonialism on the African landscape. Her debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, which followed a 15-year-old girl growing up in sheltered privilege in a country ravaged by political strife, received the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book.

Monday, May 13, 2013 - 6:30pm

The Center proudly welcomes eminent historian and Trustee Dr. Richard R. Beeman for a celebratory book launch and conversation in support of "Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor:

Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 10:00am - Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 5:00pm

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has an exciting exhibition on display through Sunday, May 19. Journeys To New Worlds is a collection from Spain and Portugal and their colonies and contains works from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

On May 11, celebrate Philadelphia’s 10 Sister Cities at Sister Cities Park with a day-long festival that includes dance, music, cooking demos, mini language lessons and hands-on fun for adults and kids alike.

Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 9:00am - 10:30am

The 375th Anniversary of the arrival of the first Finnish and Swedish settlers in America will be celebrated in May 11th 2013 beginning with the Making it in America Jubilee Symposium.  The Symposium will be in the presence of Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden; Speaker of the Parliament of Finland, Mr. Eero Heinäluoma; and Mayor of Philadelphia, Michael A. Nutter.

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 7:30pm - Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 10:00pm

The Carnival of the Animals is a ballet that follows the dream of a boy named Oliver Percy who falls asleep in the American Museum of Natural History. Wild creatures emerge, and hilarious antics ensue.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Join the Geographical Society of Philadelphia for a tour of Chinatown, a culinary lesson and a dinner with Celebrity Chef Joseph Poon.

Monday, May 6, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania will be hosting a genealogy workshop about how to verify the stories of Chinese families. Jeanie Chooey Low, author of China Connection: Finding Ancestral Roots for Chinese in America, will provide techniques for interviewing family members and deciphering gravestone inscriptions.

Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:15pm

The Delaware County Symphony (DCS) will present the final full symphonic concert of the 2012-2013 season at 3:00 pm on Sunday May 5, 2013 in the Meagher Theatre of the Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center at Neumann University Aston. The concert features guest soloist Ms. Beatrice Hsieh performing the challenging and ever popular Violin Concerto in D Major by Johannes Brahms.

Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

On Sunday, May 5th, at 3pm, the German Society of Pennsylvania invites you to a colorful and sparkling potpourri of musical theater selections called “Stay With Me”!

Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Come and join the Grumblethorpe's 5th Annual Jazz Event, an elegant evening of dinner and Jazz featuring world renown musicians Terell Stafford, trumpet, Bruce Barth, piano, Suzanne Brose, vocals, Mike Boone, bass and Chris Beck, drums.

Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Join the Independence Seaport Museum for the Opening Celebration of the Tides of Freedom exhibit the first exhibition in their River of Freedom series. Curated by PBS's Tukufu Zuberi of History Detectives the show explores the concept of freedom through the lens of the African experience along the Delaware.