Two-time Academy Award nominee Mike Figgis, who wrote and directed Leaving Las Vegas, is in Philly this week screening two of his films, and both events are totally free. Read more »
Lunar New Year Celebration @ International House Philadelphia | Friday, January 27
The open-to-the-public celebration at I-House starts off with samples of Chinese cuisine in the Galleria, followed by a show in the Ibrahim Theater featuring traditional Chinese music, dance and martial arts performances. It’s $15, or $10 if you’re a member or alum. Read more »
Director Danny Perez, who used to live in Philly, will be at a special screening of his feature debut, Antibirth, hopefully to provide comfort. International House is showing the gory film, starring Natasha Lyonne and Chloë Sevigny, on Saturday, September 3rd, followed by a Q&A with Perez — if you can make it through the movie. Read more »
The International House Philadelphia will be host to the First Annual International Entrepreneurs Summit of Philadelphia later this month, March 22.
The event will feature entrepreneurs, students, scholars and researchers discussing topics like raising capital, and navigating the immigration process, with guidance provided from business leaders who have already launched successful ventures in a variety of regions.
Panelists include Tulio Albuquerque, Chief Executive Officer and Partner at Initbridge; Beth Cohen, Director of Global Emerging Growth Services at Greenberg Traurig LLP; Marc Kramer, Executive Director of Private Investors Forum; Dhairya Pujara, Founder and CEO of Ycenter, and more.
The program goes from 5:15 to 7 p.m., with networking time to follow.
Participating organizations include Greenberg Traurig LLP, as well as The Science Center, SELECT Greater Philadelphia, Drexel University, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, and Robin Hood Ventures.
Saturday night the International House of Philadelphia held its 54th annual Global Gala: Celebration of Korea at the student housing facility. The black tie/traditional dress event started with a cocktail hour in the beautifully decorated courtyard, with delicious traditional Korean favorites prepared by Catering by Design, as well as having an open bar and silent auction with lots of Korean inspired items including art work and furniture.
Afterward there was a sit-down dinner with traditional Korean foods served family style. There was a short program with mistress of ceremonies Alex Holley, Fox 29’s morning host, doing a great job of moving the night along. The honoree for the evening was Councilman David Oh, who was grateful for the honor and discussed the American dream. Oh presented Tanya Steinberg, president and CEO of International House Philadelphia with a City Council citation honoring the International House for all the work it does. After dinner there was an afterparty with performances and dancing to the tunes of DJ CHOPS till 2 a.m.
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International House of Philadelphia held it’s 53rd annual Global Gala: Colors of Brazil, on Saturday, May 17th.
Guests enjoyed a lively and colorful cocktail party with Samba girls, an extensive silent auction, light bites by Modern Palate Catering Company and danced to the tunes of the much in-demand Afro-Brazilian Funk & Groove Dendê & Band. Guests were then ushered into the dining room with a drum corps and Brazilian dancers. Global cuisine inspired by Brazil was served during a short program with speeches by State Sen. Anthony Williams; Mr. Paul Thomas Johnson, honorary consul to Brazil, who discussed the asset the IHP is to students and to Philadelphia; co-chair Eileen Mijlin, who discussed her experiences in Brazil and it’s culture; and Tanya Steinberg, CEO/president of International House Philadelphia (IHP), who celebrated the long history of IHP and the services and housing it provides to the foreign students who call Philadelphia home during their attendance at universities in our area.
Proceeds from the event go to support IHP’s residential services and arts and humanities programming. After dinner there was dessert, then a lively dance party till 2 a.m.
Every week we round up the one-off film screenings playing in Philadelphia. Click film names for trailer when available.
- Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts (2013, various) Wednesday, February 26, 5:50 p.m.
- Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts (2013, various) Thursday, February 27, 8 p.m.