Past Events

Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

To celebrate the "Who We Are / Quienes Somos" photography exhibition, organizers and participants of photography outreach programs from around Philadelphia will convene at The Lightroom Gallery to discuss their respective projects and the importance of photography in developing life skills and buildilng cultural understanding in youth.   

Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 10:00am - Monday, May 28, 2012 - 6:00pm

The Barnes Foundation, which promotes appreciation of the arts and horticultural science, will unveil its new Philadelphia home, on May 19, 2012, and will be celebrating the opening through May 28, 2012. In rooms reflective of the intimate layout and unique character of the original Merion galleries, the renowned art collection will be accessible to the public as never before.

Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 10:00am - Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 5:00pm

The nation’s oldest outdoor continuous market will host its highly- anticipated annual festival on Saturday, May 19th and Sunday May 20th from 10am to 5pm, rain or shine. For the past 10 years, the city’s biggest block party has run along South 9th Street, from Fitzwater to Federal Streets as a time honored South Philly tradition. This year's events include DJ Johnny Looch and other musical guests, Procession of Saints parade, and a Family Fun Zone.

Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 8:30am - 4:00pm

Nationalities Service Center's Department of Education Presents its First Annual Conference on Cultural Awareness and the Immigrant Community. Conference topics will include a discussion of cultural prejudices, cultural sensitivity, the DREAM Act, the role of education, and other topics of import to the Philadelphia community. Attendees can register for the conference on-site. Registration fees are $10 for all participants. Public school teachers are able to receive Act 48 credit for their attendance.

Friday, May 18, 2012 - 10:00am - 8:45pm

The Philadelphia Museum of Art will offer free admission all day on Friday, May 18, in celebration of International Museum Day. Free admission will also be extended to the Museum-administered Park Houses, Cedar Grove and Mount Pleasant. Come out and visit Philly's great museums, you have no excuse not to!

Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 7:00pm - Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 4:00pm

The Lantern Theater Company will begin performing The Island, one of the most widely and internationally acclaimed plays during the last decades of the twentieth century that began its theatrical life in 1973 with secret performances held in apartheid-era South Africa, on May 17th, 2012 at St. Stephen's Theater. The Island is Robben Island, South Africa's notorious prison, where John and Winston are political prisoners and cellmates. After absurdly grueling days laboring under the sun, they return to their dark cell to rehearse a makeshift performance of Sophocles' play Antigone. The Island is written by Tony Award-winners Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona and directed by Peter DeLaurier.

Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Celebrate the global achievement of the Greater Philadelphia region and its international business leaders at this year's Awards ceremony. The World Trade Centers' Day Dinner and Awards ceremony is presented annually by the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTC-GP). The 2012 Dinner is especially significant as WTC-GP celebrates its tenth year of providing international trade services and global connections to help Pennsylvania and New Jersey companies succeed in global markets.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 7:30am - 9:00am

The German federal state of Saxony-Anhalt cordially invites you to a business breakfast at the Union League with Governor Dr. Reiner Haseloff to present business opportunities for US companies.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Mark Purcell has been Libraries Curator to the National Trust since 1999, responsible for the Trust’s 168 historic libraries in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. He presided over the cataloguing of the Trust’s vast collection of books and the digitization of the catalogue in 2010. This lavishly illustrated lecture will explore different British country house libraries with books both useful and curious. Mr. Purcell will show fine examples from the National Trust including an early 15th-century Chaucer manuscript at Petworth as well as the book collection at Anglesey Abbey, acquired by the 1st Lord Fairhaven, a member of the British House of Lords who was born in New York City in 1896. Attendees can choose dinner with the lecture or abstain from dinner.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia is delighted to welcome Deirdre Connelly, president of North American Pharmaceuticals at GlaxoSmithKline and Amanda Bennett, executive editor of Bloomberg News and former editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer. In this timely program we look forward to discussing the issues presently on the minds of U.S. business leaders, such as: What is the lasting impact of the recession? How do corporations find and develop forward-looking talent? What are their objectives and strategies for growth--if not survival--as all businesses attempt to remain relevant in the 21st century? And for “big pharma” specifically, what does the end of the blockbuster drug era portend, and how will changes on the healthcare landscape impact the industry’s, and its consumers, future?

Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Join the Tibetan Association of Philadelphia in sharing song, dance, and food to raise money to help support the Tibetan Association, which aims to preserve and promote Tibetan culture, traditions, and language here in Philadelphia. This fundraising event will include the Ridley Creek Band, Appalachian Cloggers, Oak Womyn’s Drumming Circle, a participatory circle dance and prayer for freedom for Tibet. Suggested donation $10.

Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

Join the Auxiliary for their Spring Lecture and Lunch, featuring speaker Christina Keune as she discusses Swedish and Norwegian folk art, Dalmålning and Rosemaling. The lecture will be followed by lunch, dessert and coffee. Advanced ticket prices are $18 for Members and $22 for non-Members. Walk-ins are $25 at the door.

Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 10:00am - Sunday, May 13, 2012 - 5:00pm

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University's bicentennial year features a specially themed Women in Natural Sciences Discovery Weekend (May 12-13), highlighting important aspects of the institution’s historic support of women in science. This history will be shared through presentations and activities featuring the Academy’s Ewell Sale Stewart Library and Archives.

Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 9:30am - Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 8:30pm

The Franklin Institute's Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times exhibit presents one of the most comprehensive collections of ancient artifacts from Israel ever organized, featuring twenty scrolls including the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible and four never-before-seen scrolls. With more than 600 items on display, visitors will experience firsthand the traditions, beliefs and iconic objects from everyday life, more than 2000 years ago. These fascinating artifacts, such as an actual three-ton stone from Jerusalem's Western Wall, highlight the millennia-old traditions that continue to impact modern religions and society today.

Friday, May 11, 2012 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

The Free Library of Philadelphia is pleased to announce an Author Events lecture with Madeline Albright, the first woman to hold the position of United States Secretary of State. Madame Secretary Albright served in the Clinton administration from 1996 to 2000 and as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 1993 to 1997. At this event, she will be in conversation with Trudy Rubin, Foreign Affairs columnist, The Philadelphia Inquirer, to discuss Ms. Albright's recent memoir, Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948. Please note that auditorium seating is sold out, but simulcast tickets are available and can be purchased at this link.

Friday, May 11, 2012 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

The Center for Global Women's Health (CGWH) is pleased to announce its Inaugural Symposium: "Empowerment, Safety, and Health: A Global Mandate for Women and Girls." Keynote Speaker: Zainab Salbi, Founder of Women for Women International. RSVP by May 4 to (215) 898 - 2889 or through this website:

Friday, May 11, 2012 - 6:00am - Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 7:00pm

About 3,500 athletes from more than 100 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada come and compete in the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta, the largest collegiate regatta in the nation and a long-time Philadelphia tradition. The two-day race is held on the Schuylkill River in beautiful Fairmount Park, one of the most famous and scenic rowing routes in the world. The event has attracted competitors and their families for generations, so expect crowds of more than 10,000 spectators.

Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Join the Young Friends of the Penn Museum a night of tequila and Mayan history. The night starts with a specially-crafted Patrón cocktail in the Warden Garden followed by an exclusive, tutored tequila tasting that will explore the history and tradition of Patrón’s signature brand along with special Maya-themed appetizers. Don't forget to visit to the newly opened MAYA 2012: Lords of Time exhibition and explore the Maya’s time-ordered universe and the power wielded by their divine kings, the astounding “lords of time.”

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Project for Nuclear Awareness and Drexel School of Public Health sponsor a panel discussion on Iran, NPT, Loose Nukes, and Nuclear Solutions. Scheduled Speakers include Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr, Professor Frank von Hippel, chair of the International Panel on Fissile Materials, and Professor Jim Ranney, Widener Law School

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 8:05am - Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 5:05pm

Despite mounting pressure from stockholders to discover the next blockbuster drug, R&D budgets are being reduced. Outsourcing drug discovery provides one solution, and China is an ideal partner for this. Among the benefits to outsourcing drug discovery in China:

* Instant market access to a growing local market;
* Lower operational costs;
* Access to new technology and its educated workforce,
* The Chinese government's financial commitment to the healthcare industry.