Past Events

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

The Office of International Programs, Peace Day Philly, the College of Arts and Sciences, the International Area Studies Program, and the Women’s Studies Program are celebrating International Women's Day by presenting International Women’s Day: Agents of Change a panel presentation.

Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Introduce your children to the world of classical music with this interactive musical event, hosted by the Curtis Institute. The Wells Fargo Family Concerts series is aimed at children between the ages of five and twelve. This segment focuses on the percussion family.

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

African music and dance, storytelling, art and artifacts, crafts, games, and cuisine take center stage as the Penn Museum presents the 23rd annual Celebration of African Cultures. The event features a mix of acclaimed local artists including storyteller Sarai Abdul-Malik, master percussionist Paul (Abba) Lucas, dance instructor Cachet Ivey, drum and dance teachers from ODUNDE 365, and percussionists of the Women’s Sekere Ensemble. 

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 9:00am - Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 7:00pm

The British have a word for something that's inventive, dazzling, extraordinary. The word is "Brilliant!" In 2013, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Philadelphia Flower Show will glow with the majestic beauty and creative genius of Great Britain, and pay tribute to centuries of inspiring, influential culture - culminating in the urbane design of 21st-century London.

Friday, March 1, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic and the third woman on the U.S. Supreme Court, for a candid, intimate look at her remarkable life as described in her new memoir, My Beloved World. Justice Sotomayor will recount her journey from a Bronx housing project to Princeton, Yale Law School, the New York County District Attorney’s office, and the Federal District Court, all before the age of 40—followed by her appointment to the nation’s highest court.

Friday, March 1, 2013 - 10:00am - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 4:00pm

Bridgette Mayer Gallery is pleased to announce its sixth solo exhibition of work by artist and Pew Fellow, Rebecca Rutstein. Deep Rift will be on view from February 27 to March 30, 2013, with an opening reception Friday, March 1, from 6:00 - 8:30 pm. The exhibition will feature new large and small paintings, as well as a site-specific, wall mounted sculptural piece spanning 10 x 16 ½ feet.

Friday, March 1, 2013 - 10:00am - Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 5:00pm

Throughout March, visitors to the Center can participate in a variety of events in honor of Women’s History Month. During the Philadelphia Girl Power show, visitors can learn about the remarkable women who have called Philadelphia home, such as Betsy Ross and Marian Anderson. Visitors also can take a self-guided tour of the Center’s main exhibition, The Story of We the People, which highlights defining moments in women’s history.

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

For-profit corporations, especially those doing business in multiple countries (“multinationals”), have tremendous influence on individuals, markets and governments. How do these powerful entities affect positive social change? How are multinational corporations forces for good in the world? What obligations do they have as global citizens to address inequality, especially in countries where they have a market presence? Three Haverford alumni with deep experience in international business, law and trade will share their insights on these and other questions at a panel discussion hosted by the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 2:20pm - 5:00pm

African Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania (ASC) presents a roundtable that will address the recent events in the country of Mali in West Africa which is marred by Islamic militants and now swarmed with foreign intervention from France and neighboring African States.

Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

The next concert in the German Society of Pennsylvania's 2012-13 “Wister and More!” series is on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at 3:00pm. The Society will present Duo Parisienne: Nancy Bean , former Assistant Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, who is well known to the German Society as the First Violinist of the Wister Quartet, and her colleague from 1807 & Friends, harpist Anne Sullivan.

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

 Al-Bustan is pleased to bring together visual artist Kevork Mourad and composer Kinan Abou-afach in a collaborative project of original compositions, a reflection on their memories of Damascus and its rich history.

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

The German Society of Pennsylvania cordially invites you to their "Second Annual Bierfest", on Saturday, February 23rd! As last year, attendees can expect a world-class beer tasting event celebrating Pennsylvania’s German brewing heritage, featuring delicious German-style beers from Pennsylvania and Germany, traditional German cuisine and live bluegrass music by the Keystone Mountain Boys.

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 8:00am - 3:00pm

A symposium jointly hosted by The African American Museum in Philadelphia, the Friends of Independence National Historical Park, Independence National Historical Park, The Library Company of Philadelphia and University of Delaware. Targeted towards K-12 educators in schools and other learning environments, this symposium encourages creative thinking beyond the traditional classroom setting. The focus will be on sharing multiple techniques to motivate students to understand and discuss complex historical events. Educators will have the opportunity to hear both from their peers as well as from specialists across the many disciplines that interact with history/social studies education.

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Italian Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia and the America-Italy Society of Philadelphia present the film, Piazza Fontana: the Italian Conspiracy (Romanzo di Una Strage). This is the second part of the Cosulate's series "Cinema e Misteri d'Italia," in which they explore some of the most intriguing and unsolved mysteries in Italian history.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

One of the most influential English gardens of the twentieth century, Hidcote Manor Garden was the first garden taken on by the British National Trust, which spent millions of pounds on its restoration. The work included researching the original vision of the garden’s enigmatic creator, the American Lawrence Johnston. Glyn Jones, current head gardener at Hidcote, has made it a personal mission to discover as much as possible about Johnston to reveal how he set about creating a garden that has inspired designers all over the world.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

The upheavals associated with the Russian revolution ushered in a period of cultural radicalism in Central Asia which, among other things, redefined the place of Islam in society. This talk will examine the various impulses that drove this change and find the boundary between reform and revolution to be very porous indeed.

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

Speaker Charles Edel of U.S. Naval War College holds a Ph.D. in History from Yale University. Awarded a Henry A. Luce Scholarship, he worked at Peking University’s Center for International and Strategic Studies, where he taught courses on American politics and foreign policy. Previously, he served as a political and counterterrorism analyst for the U.S. government, a research associate at the Council of Foreign Relations, and a history teacher at Middle College High School in New York.

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 10:00am - Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 5:00pm

Paleopalooza returns to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16 and 17, with new dinosaur and live animal shows and the rare chance to see a wide array of real fossils up close.

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 8:45am - 6:00pm

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Middle East North Africa (MENA) Club at Wharton, and the Arab and Middle Eastern student body, are pleased to welcome you to Wharton’s second annual MENA Business Conference taking place at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia on Saturday, February 16, 2013.

Friday, February 15, 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Spring 2013 Film Series will recount some of the murkiest and unsolved episodes in the last 50 years of Italian history.The film, Salvatore Giuliano – by Francesco Rosi (1962, 123’, in Italian with English subtitles), will be introduced by Gabriella Romani, Associate Professor of Italian at Seton Hall University. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free.