LECTURES & LITERATURE
May 29, 2013
Alice Walker’s esteemed literary career spans over four decades and includes seven novels, four collections of short stories, four children’s books, and volumes of essays and poetry. Her 1983 novel The Color Purple received the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and was adapted for Steven Spielberg’s 1985 film and the Broadway stage. Her many honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the ...More
May 25, 2013
Enjoy a delicious continental breakfast, and then take a tour of the Which Way the Wind Blows: Antique American Weathervanes exhibition with Jennifer Mass, senior scientist in the ...More
May 28, 2013
Since the mid-20th century, Philadelphia has faced the same challenges as most post-industrial cities in the world, namely loss of manufacturing jobs, residents, and taxes. In this ...More
May 29, 2013
Curators, conservators, or educators present an insider’s guide to the Museum’s collection. Meets in Lenfest Hall...More
May 29, 2013
Join us on the last Wednesday of each month (except December) for a moderated book discussion. Titles are suggested and chosen by the participants. The May 29th book is Paula ...More
May 30, 2013
As host of CBC’s radio show WireTap, Jonathan Goldstein “brings self-deprecation to a whole other level” (The Montreal Gazette). Part monologue and part telephone ...More
May 30, 2013
Samuel Powel has the distinction of being the last mayor of Philadelphia under British rule, and the first after American Independence. Often referred to as Philadelphia’s ...More
May 24, 2013
Imagine a home that heats and cools itself, that provides its own water and electricity, grows its own food and manages its own sewage. Thirty years ago, world renowned architect ...More
Two Weeks Only: Commissioned Sound Piece by Artist Michael Kiley at Kuerner Farm. Visitors to the Kuerner Farm from May 13 through May 24 will hear Kuerner Sounds, a pop up experience by noted Philadelphia-based artist and composer Michael Kiley, www.michaelkiley.com, as part of the guided site tour. To create Kuerner Sounds, Kiley manipulated existing sounds from the farm and layered them with original tones to create an atmospheric piece representing his personal aural response to the...
|Brandywine River Museum||05/13/13-|
|Salvaging New Ideas: Reflections on a Residency Program|
A closing gallery talk with exhibiting artist Mark Gardner, moderated by Executive Director Albert LeCoff. Event is free, RSVP to The Center by calling 215-923-8000.
|Center for Art in Wood||05/25/13||Philadelphia|
|The Dark Sideâ€¦Shade Gardening|
The good news is that plants do grow in filtered and full shade. Join us for an informative session on soil conditions and plants that will thrive in your shady nook. FREE coupon towards any shrub or perennial for the shade.
|Shady Brook Farm, Inc.||05/25/13-|
|Wines of the Continental Congress|
During the years of 1774 to 1789, delegates from the thirteen colonies gathered together to decide the fate of our nation. These groups of men were called the Continental Congress and under them, we declared our independence from Great Britain. Many famous historical figures were part of this group, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams; the men we would eventually recognize as our Founding Fathers. But what were the Founding Father’s doing when they were...
|Bring Your Own Picnic To Moland |
Have your lunch in the serenity of our picnic grove near the beautiful Garden of Native Plants. Afterwards, walk the enchanting guided nature trail of Moland Park. Stop by the house and learn of the time when the Continental Army was camped at the site for 13 days in August of 1777. Hear about how the Marquis de Lafayette and Count Pulaski first joined the American Revolution at this location. Donations are gratefully accepted.
|Warwick Township Historical Society||05/26/13||Hartsville|
|42nd Annual Antiques Show|
Outstanding antiques from across the nation are featured at the Brandywine River Museum Antiques Show. This event, hosted by the Museum Volunteers, presents a variety of American and English furniture, glass, metal ware, ceramics, folk art, quilts, Oriental and European porcelain, rugs and other fine collectibles. $15 fee includes museum admission and live music each day from 2 to 4 p.m., as well as Dealer Booth Talks on May 26 & 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Proceeds support the...
|Brandywine River Museum||05/25/13-|
|Input/Output: Photography as Exchange: Jetsonorama|
Input/Output: Photography as Exchange
|Mural Arts Program, City of Philadelphia||05/28/13||Philadelphia|
|Mellor, Meigs, & Howe: An Architectural History in Three Acts|
Illustrated lecture and tour of Goodhart Hall includes a wine-and-cheese reception
|Lower Merion Conservancy||05/28/13||Bryn Mawr|
|Creative Hand exhibition program: Artists Speak, Part 1|
Join us on two separate dates for slide presentations by these distinguished artists whose works are featured in the “Creative Hand, Discerning Heart” exhibition. Paula Chamlee, Alan Goldstein, Bruce Pollock and Paula Winokur
|James A. Michener Art Museum - Doylestown||05/29/13||Doylestown|
|Lecture and Music: James Goggin and Lattimore/Zeigler Duo|
Ruminate on the nuances of color with designer James Goggin. Following the lecture enjoy an improvisational performance by the harp and synthesizer duo of Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler. ICA galleries will remain open until 9pm and refreshments will be served.
|Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)||05/29/13||Philadelphia|
|Conflict Management and Dealing with Difficult People|
Overview : This session is designed to help you manage more effectively by understanding the reasons for conflicts and giving you ways to diffuse negative employees to get desired results and increased productivity and teamwork.
|CAA - Poetry & Discussion|
Poetry & Writing
|Center in the Park||05/02/13-|
|Creating a Healthy Environment through Meditation|
Learn to de-stress through meditation. Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary.
|Amitayus Kadampa Buddhist Center||05/30/13||Philadelphia|
|Beyond Green: How can sustainable design transform our lives? Featuring Rob Fleming|
Join us as we consider ways to lay the groundwork for new and transformative approaches to sustainable design that are ambitious, authentic, and ultimately lifesaving.
|Academy of Natural Sciences||05/30/13||Philadelphia|
|Gardening with History: Planning and Practice|
Our part of the country is particularly rich in garden heritage sites. The focus of this conference, held at Morris Arboretum, is to renew awareness and appreciation of historic gardens in the Delaware Valley as cultural resources worth exploring and stewarding. We will explore historic gardens with an emphasis on how we interpret them, care for, and plan for them today. The conference will provide an opportunity for connection and information sharing among historic garden practitioners and...
|Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania||05/30/13||Philadelphia|
|Art-ful Conversations-Ceramics for Baking and Cooking|
Linda Rohrbach-Austerberry, popular potter and former ceramics
|Beyond the Surface: Environmental Art in Action |
This groundbreaking conference will bring environmental artists and arts professionals from around the country to Philadelphia to discuss ways in which art can create environmental awareness and restore ecological systems. Funded in part by the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage and The National Endowment of the Arts, the conference will provide a forum for professionals and students from arts and culture, design, environmental education, and the environmental sciences to discuss how...
|Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education||05/31/13||Philadelphia|
|Women and Art in Latin America|
On the last Friday of every other month, Raíces presents its signature Tertulia. This event – generally for adults only- is one of Raíces' most popular programs that presents lectures and discussions on cultural topics. During each Tertulia, after the invited guests' presentation and open public discussions, the microphone is opened to any individual or group who would like to share their talents in music, poetry, dance, etc. Raíces calls this cultural encounter...
|Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas Inc.||05/31/13||Philadelphia|
|Celebration of Black Writing - Lifetime Achievement Awards Ceremony|
29th Annual Celebration of Black Writing
Lifetime Achievement Awards Ceremony
|Whatâ€™s Wrong With My Plant? Identifying Tree and Shrub Issues with Dave Martin|
It’s BUG OUT time! Learn how to prevent, protect and control those common garden pests. Enjoy our own expert Dave Martin for this entertaining session on how to handle those pesky pests. FREE bug identification guide and coupons to all who attend.
|Shady Brook Farm, Inc.||06/01/13||Yardley|
|Birds in the Landscape |
Join Hannah Smith, a recent DelVal graduate, and learn how to attract colorful birds to your yard. Select the right plants to keep a resident population feeding and nesting in your gardens.
|Market by Shady Brook Farm at Del Val College, The||06/01/13||Doylestown|
|Understanding the Buddhist View of Emptiness: A Meditation Day Course|
Find freedom from anxiety, anger, and stress through understanding the true nature of our world. Buddha’s teachings on profound emptiness have the power to liberate us from suffering.
|Amitayus Kadampa Buddhist Center||06/01/13||Philadelphia|
|Civil War Reunion Event|
As the cannons roar and soldiers march into battle, witness the excitement and patriotism of the American Civil War as Pennypacker Mills brings this nation-defining moment to life. See a daily battle, visit miliary encampments, and the Civilian Street where cooking, fashion and everyday life is portrayed. Artillery demonstrations, foot-stomping music, special speakers, tours of the Pennypacker mansion, and a on-act Civil War Era play, "Mr. President, I'm Frederick Douglas." Kids...
|Italian American Heritage Festival|
An enjoyable day for your family. Plenty of entertainment, food, sweets, novelty vendors, and fun for the children. There is a Bocce ball tournament. We're trying for the Guinness World Book of Records for making the longest pasta necklace in the world. We have sand art, bubbles, bangles, and "The Human Hamster Ball", fun for everyone...
|Italian American Festival Association||06/02/13||Media|
|Annual Bonsai Show|
An outstanding selection of bonsai (ornamental trees and shrubs whose growth is trained using an ancient Japanese craft) will be on display in the Brandywine River Museum Courtyard. Members of the Brandywine Bonsai Society will be present to demonstrate handling techniques and answer questions regarding special care of the trees. Free with museum admission.
|Brandywine River Museum||06/01/13-|
|Emancipation Proclamation Jubilees Celebration Weekend|
This public program is entitled: “Emancipation Proclamation Jubilees Celebration Weekend” and activities are from 12 noon-10pm on Saturday June 1, and 12 noon -6pm on Sunday June 2.
|Images of the Motherland||06/01/13-|
|Exhibition Opening: Black Bodies in Propaganda - The Art of the War Poster|
|A Conversation with Walter Mosley | Little Green: An Easy Rawlins Mystery|
Walter Mosley is the bestselling author of more than 41 books, including Little Scarlet, Fear Itself, and Bad Boy Brawly Brown. His many honors include an O. Henry Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, a Grammy award, and the PEN American Center’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Mosley burst on the literary scene in 1990 with Devil in a Blue Dress, the first Easy Rawlins mystery mysteries featuring a hard-boiled detective and World War II veteran living in the Watts neighborhood of Los...
|Free Library of Philadelphia - Parkway Central Library||06/03/13||Philadelphia|
|Post-Election Pakistan: More or Less, the World's Most Dangerous Place|
The Pakistani state is weak -- unable to fully control all of its own territory -- yet it has a sizable nuclear arsenal. It has been a significant ally of the United States in many respects, yet equally significant segments of the Pakistani population are increasingly Islamist and anti-American.
|World Affairs Council of Philadelphia||06/03/13||Philadelphia|
|Meet the Author: David Sedaris|
A discussion and book signing featuring best-selling author David Sedaris. Meet the author and pick up a copy of his new book, "Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls."
|Mr. Kennedy Goes to Washington: 45th Anniversary of Bobby Kennedy's Final Speech|
New City Stage Company's hit play is coming back in 2013. We will be presenting the play as part of the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, D.C. in July and to start the 2013-14 season at the Adrienne Theatre in November. We need your help to get there! Please come to our only fundraising event of the season!
|New City Stage Company||06/04/13||Philadelphia|
|Pennsylvania Women in the Civil War|
“Pennsylvania Women and the Civil War” will be Juanita Leisch Jensen’s topic for the June 4th monthly meeting of the Bucks County Civil War Round Table. Juanita is an independent scholar studying the lives and roles of civilians in the Civil War era. She works through primary sources by collecting photographs, original garments, artifacts and books. Over the years she has given presentations in 29 states and England. She kicked off the Civil War Susquicentennial by giving...
|Bucks County Civil War Round Table, Inc||06/04/13||Doylestown|
|A Conversation with Jessica Wapner | The Philadelphia Chromosome|
In The Philadelphia Chromosome, science journalist Jessica Wapner reconstructs the crucial breakthroughs in discovering the links between cancers and their genetic causes. The story unfolds over 50 years, from the first glimpse of a genetic mutation—dubbed the Philadelphia chromosome—in 1959 to determining its role in causing chronic myeloid leukemia and the development of a revolutionary drug that made this once-fatal cancer treatable with a single daily pill. Wapner’s...
|Free Library of Philadelphia - Parkway Central Library||06/04/13||Philadelphia|
|90 Minutes Webinar on Executive Compensation|
Overview : Participants who are new to Executive Compensation will benefit by this overview of the Executive Compensation Program in companies of all types. It will help those who have to design a new program for the first time, as well as those who need insight into established program concepts. The pragmatic Webinar Leader, David Wudyka, will offer his ideas for "do's and don'ts" when managing Executive Compensation.
|King Kong (1933)|
In this landmark adventure, a film crew discovers a colossal ape creature living on a tropical island that they traveled to for an exotic location shoot. All is well when the crew captures the beast and brings him back for display in the States, but the situation takes a thrilling turn when the big ape sets his sights on the film’s leading lady (Fay Wray).
|Bryn Mawr Film Institute||06/04/13||Bryn Mawr|
|Drexel University Mediterranean Ensemble & Panel Discussion|
A distinguished panel of Drexel University’s directors of music and entrepreneurial programs talk with music industry representatives from a wide range of companies that manufacture the equipment that gets the music heard.
|Drexel University - Mandell Theater||06/05/13||Philadelphia|
|Politics, Culture, Religion: The Evolution of Modern Iran |
Susanne, a native Iranian, left the country two years before the revolution, but has remained deeply immersed in Iran's history and culture. Gain a perspective on the evolution of Islam and Shiism, the impact of foreign intervention in the 19th and 20th centuries and ongoing reactions to Western policies. Get an insider's view of the causes for the Revolution of 1979, the Hostage Crisis and the lasting control of the Islamic regime despite people's struggle for democratization. Discuss the...
|Main Line School Night||05/01/13-|
|Behind the Walls of The Eastern State Penitentiary |
Meet the programming staff of Eastern State Penitentiary, and see what most visitors can't: views from the towers, historic images of the prisoners, and behind the scenes views of this National Historic Landmark.
|Free Library of Philadelphia||06/05/13||Philadelphia|
|Making Music Work: Music Technology from Concept to Consumer|
Do you create music? Do you want to know how to get your musical ideas and concepts to the consumer market? The Drexel University Music Program is presenting a panel discussion of internationally known music product experts that will explore solutions for artists of any age or level of musical expertise.
|Drexel University - Mandell Theater||06/05/13||Philadelphia|
|Tale of Two Brains: How Artists Often Got There First|
Bedside diagnosis is struggling in our times of sophisticated diagnostic technology. In fact, the whole art of medicine is struggling. Ironically, one way to rekindle it may indeed be the use of the arts. Multiple studies have shown that structured observation of artworks enhances inspection skills, which is not surprising since many physical findings were often first described by artists and only later by physicians. This lecture by Sal Mangione MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at...
|Fleisher Art Memorial||06/06/13||Philadelphia|
|A Conversation with Gordon Campbell | The Hermit in the Garden|
Distinguished historian Gordon Campbell is the author of numerous books on literature, art, history, and biography, including the bestseller Bible: The Story of the King James Bible. Professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of Leicester, he is a fellow of the British Academy and a former chair of the Society for Renaissance Studies. In 2012 he was awarded the Longman-History Today Trustees Award for a lifetime contribution to History. In The Hermit in the Garden, his interests in...
|Free Library of Philadelphia - Parkway Central Library||06/06/13||Philadelphia|
|Central Stage: Teen Open Mic|
The First Friday of every month is Teen Open Mic at Parkway Central.
|Free Library of Philadelphia - Parkway Central Library||02/01/13-|
|Art on the Town- June 7th|
Sponsored by the City of Wilmington, Art on the Town is a great way to view the exhibitions in our galleries and visit the artist studios during our extended gallery hours. Held on the first Friday of the month, Art on the Town is free and open to the public from 5 - 9 pm unless otherwise noted. Gallery talks 6:30 pm.
|Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts||06/07/13||Wilmington|
|Book Signing Sherry Burton Ways Author of Feel Good Spaces!|
Join author and designer Sherry Burton Ways Principal Designer of Kreative Ways & Solutions, LLC of Washington, DC as she stops in Philadelphia as part of her national "Spaces of Sanity" National Book Tour. She will sign her recent #1 Amazon Best Selling release Feel Good Spaces: A Guide to Decorating Your Home for the Body, Mind, and Spirit at Philly Horizon Books.
|The Art in Architecture Walking Tour - Rittenhouse Square|
How many times have you passed a remarkable example of architecture and not noticed? Slow down and join us for a walking tour of select buildings of in the heart of downtown Philadelphia. We will visit most of the remarkable buildings surrounding Rittenhouse Square.
|Violette de Mazia Foundation||06/08/13||Philadelphia|
|Gretchen Hupfel Symposium|
This year’s Gretchen Hupfel Symposium dovetails with the University of Delaware’s Earth Perfect? Nature, Utopia and the Garden symposium. The public is invited to attend the DCCA for an evening of talks, food, cocktails, and entertainment surrounding the DCCA’s utopian exhibition, imPERFECT CITY. DCCA curator Maiza Hixson will introduce the Gretchen Hupfel Keynote Speaker (TBA) who will speak on themes of utopia and democracy in imPERFECT CITY.
|Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts||06/08/13||Wilmington|
Need some help finding your inner poet? Join Susan Gerardi Bello for a poetry workshop at the Preserve. Come for a morning of quiet reflection, nature walks, and impromptu writing. Participants will take part in writing exercises inspired by the Preserve and will have the opportunity to share their poems with peers. No experience needed – all levels are welcome!
|Bowmans Hill Wildflower Preserve||06/08/13||New Hope|
|Second Saturday Tours of Paulsdale, the Mt. Laurel Birthplace of Quaker Suffragist Alice Paul |
Tours include a 15-minute presentation about Alice Paul's life and work and a guided tour of the first floor of the property where visitors learn about the Paul family's daily life in the house and its present day use as a girl's leadership center.
|Alice Paul Institute||06/08/13||Mount Laurel|
|Under The Spell Of The Hummingbird|
Do you find yourself running to your garden or gazing at your feeder in hopes of seeing the delightful little hummingbird? Then join us to learn some little known facts about this tiny “mystical” bird along with the flowers and feeders most likely to attract them. Coupons for 20% off Hummingbird feeders and perennials, and free landscape design for those who attend.
|Shady Brook Farm, Inc.||06/08/13||Yardley|
|Gallery Talk with Susan Hagen|
Exhibiting artist Susan Hagen talks about the four bodies of work on view at The Center from June 7-July 22.
|Center for Art in Wood||06/08/13||Philadelphia|
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