Past Events

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

The Geographical Society of Philadelphia presents award-winning National Geographic photographer, Bob Krist. Krist has been stranded on a glacier in Iceland, nearly run down by charging bulls in India and knighted with a cutlass in a Trinidad voodoo ceremony. See his world and learn how to capture the scenic vistas, architectural wonders and the people who inhabit these destinations with your own camera.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Speaker Dominic Tierney is a Senior Fellow in FPRI’s Program on National Security Studies and an associate professor of political science at Swarthmore College. He received his Ph.D. in international politics from Oxford University, and has held fellowships at the Mershon Center at Ohio State University, the Olin Institute at Harvard, and the JFK School of Government at Harvard. A regular contributor to The Atlantic Online, he is the author of three books—most recently, How We Fight: Crusades, Quagmires, and the American Way of War (Little, Brown and Co., 2010).

Monday, March 18, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

A world class region invests in the present with an eye toward the future. Over the past year, the Economy League and its World Class partners have convened cross-sector teams to develop strategy frameworks for our region in three key areas: Education and Talent Development, Business Growth, and Infrastructure.

Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Called “the Allman Brothers of Celtic fiddle bands, only prettier” (Mike Weekly, Pottstown Mercury), Burning Bridget Cleary features the musical talents of Rose Baldino and new member, Deirdre Lockman, who lead the band with high-energy and tightly woven harmonies in both fiddle and vocals.

Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Intercultural Journeys will proudly feature Mandy Patinkin, of Showtime's Homeland and Broadway star, in a selection of his favorite tunes and a ground breaking collaboration with Intercultural Journeys' Middle Eastern Ensemble.

Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

The next concert in The German Society of Pennsylvania's 2012/13 “Wister and More!” will present Mélomanie Harpsichord Quintet: Kimberly Reighley, flutes; Tracy Richardson, harpsichord; Donna Fournier, viola da gamba; Douglas McNames, cellos and special guest, Elizabeth Field, violins.

Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

‘Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino’ is a performance that combines literature, theatre, dance and music, and aims to represent and enhance the value of the ‘made in Italy’, starting from the most celebrated Italian ‘piece of wood’; through the story of the timeless work of a wood carver that teaches beauty and truth.

Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

St. Patrick's Day starts early for kids in Narberth! This free family event from the Narberth Business Association is a scavenger hunt where kids search all over town to find ten leprechauns.

Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 12:00pm - Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 4:00pm

Bring the whole family to the Rosenbach to celebrate the work of famed author and illustrator Maurice Sendak — creator of Where the Wild Things Are. Drop in activities include call-and-response story time, 3D bookmaking, and a visit to our latest Sendak exhibition. This festive event features The Wild Things Whirligig!, an interactive, imaginative opera that weaves together characters from Sendak’s work with music by masters who inspired him, like Mozart!

Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

On Saturday, March 16, 2013, the American Swedish Historical Museum will celebrate Waffle Day with some freshly baked Swedish waffles served with whipped cream, strawberry jam and, of course, coffee. 

Friday, March 15, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Dr. Helen Caldicott will autograph her recently published book, Loving This Planet. Dr. Helen Caldicott has electrified audiences worldwide with her call to reduce nuclear weapons, including when she spoke at the CFPA's founding Conference in 1980. This event is free. RSVP requested.

Friday, March 15, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, National Constitution Center Trustee and the first woman to sit on the United States Supreme Court, comes the compelling book Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court about the evolution of the highest court in the land. Join Justice O’Connor for an insider’s look at her experiences, as she shares fascinating stories about one of our country’s most important institutions.

Friday, March 15, 2013 - 9:30am - 2:30pm

Are your aware of what is happening in human rights education? What are your colleagues around the world teaching and doing about human rights? How can you be involved in human rights education to help make the world a better place? This one day conference is for teachers, future teachers, administrators and NGOs for a global dialogue on the importance of human rights education to help achieve the better world we all want.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The National Resource Centers at the University of Pennsylvania will host a panel entitled Migrating Wives: Negotiating Identities in a New Land, which will be hosted at International House Philadelphia. A panel discussion will focus on the changing patterns of immigrant wives’ experiences. Panelists will explore topics such as arranged marriages, polygamy, and the “mail-order bride” industry. The panel will be preceded by a reception.

Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Featuring the trio of Swedish folk musicians Emilia Amper (Nyckelharpa), Anna Roussel (Wooden Flute) and Jonas Bleckman (Cello), Skaran plays Swedish traditional tunes and their own compositions bursting with attitude and joy. Presented by the American Swedish Historical Museum, this explosive trio charms audiences from all over the world with their fascinating instruments, contagious groove and energetic presence. Refreshments to follow performance. 

Friday, March 8, 2013 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

 

Mary Robinson, the seventh, and first woman, President of Ireland and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, will join the Council on International Women's Day 2013 to share highlights of her path to prominence, as well as her vision for the world, about which she writes in her soon-to-be published memoir, Everybody Matters: My Life Giving Voice.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

The 2013 Global Business Conference is the region’s leading international trade forum, bringing together business leaders, senior government officials, and global thought-leaders to share insight on the leading economic trends and competitive strategies shaping the global economy.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

The Solas Awards are an annual honor bestowed upon individuals in the Philadelphia region by the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians for contributions to improving the quality of life for immigrants to Pennsylvania. This year's Solas Awards will be given out on March 6 at the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel. Cocktails, Heavy Hors d’Oeuvres and Dessert will be served.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Wilma Theater is pleased to announce the production of Under the Whaleback by Richard Bean and directed by Blanka Zizka. Showtimes run from March 6th - April 7th, 2013.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

International House Philadelphia (IHP) and CETRA Language Solutions present a free film screening of the German film Beyond Silence in the Ibrahim Theater at IHP. RSVP if you plan to attend.