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PBK Delaware Valley Upcoming Events

June 7, 2024 - 6:00 - 9:00 pm 

"First Friday" - Casual Evening of Art, Music, Food & Drink

Barnes Foundation Museum, Philadelphia, PA

 

Enjoy a casual evening of art, live music, cocktails, and light fare while socializing with other PBK's at the Barnes Foundation Museum's monthly First Friday event, which  includes access to the Museum's collection galleries and special exhibition gallery.  The June 7th event is presented in partnership with the Philadelphia Latino Arts & Film Festival, which showcases the extraordinary and innovative work of emerging and established Latinx/a/o filmmakers, musicians, and artists. Open seating; cocktails and light fare available for purchase. $35 general admission; $10 Barnes members and students. 1. Click here to register and pay on the Barnes website.  2. Click here to let us know you are coming, so we can e-send you info where the PBK group will meet at the event.  

June 13, 2024 - 7:00 pm

Virtual Book Club - The Island of Missing Trees

 

Virtual discussion of the 2021 novelThe Island of Missing Trees, by Elif Shafak, award-winning British-Turkish novelist; PhD. in political science; honorary fellow of St. Anne's College, Oxford; TED Global speaker; and recipient of the medal of Chevlier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. The novel lyrically moves back and forth in time between the fraught interactions of Greek and Turkish Cypriots during their 20th century conflicts, through the experiences of a young Greek-Turkish mixed couple trying to surmount their cultures' mutual animosities, and the present when their teenage daughter, growing up in England some time after her parents traumatically left Cyprus, wants to unravel her parents' difficult past and the sacrifices they made. Good Reads score 4.4 out of 5. No charge event. Register here.

June 18, 2024 - 6:30 pm  

3rd Annual Dinner with PBK Friends - White Dog Cafe, Haverford, PA

 

Come with or without a guest to the White Dog Cafe, 379 W. Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA, to connect and enjoy great conversations over a leisurely good meal with other interesting PBK members, following on the success of these gatherings in the two prior years.  The restaurant staff are welcoming and don't rush on this weekday night and there is plenty of free parking in the on-site parking lot. Payment is made by PBK card, and reimbursement of your specific food and drink selections is made to PBK afterwards.  Please Click Here to let us know you are coming for an accurate restaurant reservation count, as well as how to contact you for any updates.

June 29, 2024 - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm - New date & time 

Mural Arts Private Walking Tour - Center City West

Philadelphia, PA

 

Explore Mural Arts Philadelphia's interesting and bold works of art in Center City West, from 18th and Market Streets to the Schuylkill River, looping back to 20th and Walnut Streets. This interesting route highlights a variety of new and old murals, with varying themes behind them. The Mural Arts guide will share stories behind the murals, the artists, and their impact on the City over the years.  Tour revenues benefit the many acclaimed social responsibility missions of the Mural Arts organization.  Fee: $25. Optional post-tour Saturday group brunch at The Continental Midtown (menu link) restaurant, 1801 Chestnut St., Philadelphia. Register here.

July 11, 2024 - 7:00 pm

Virtual Movie Club - Past Lives

 

Virtual discussion of the 2023 acclaimed drama, Past Lives, written and directed by notable Korean American filmmaker, Celine Song.  The film spans 24 years to portray a woman who moved from Korea to the US by way of Canada at age 12, to become a successful US writer married to a Caucasian American. She then unexpectedly connects online with her childhood best friend & crush who remains unmarried in Korea.  He comes to meet her in the US, and they wonder what might have been.  Starring Greta Lee, Teo Yoo, and John Magaro. Premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Named as a Top Ten Film of the Year by both the National Board of Review and the American Film Institute. NY Times Critics Pick. Nominated for 5 Globe Awards including Best Picture - Drama, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. Rotten Tomatoes score 95%. View on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, and others. No charge event. Register here.

July 20, 2024 - 10:30 am 

"Mary Cassatt at Work" - Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia, PA

 

Private guided tour of "Mary Cassatt at Work", which includes over 130 diverse works that follow the artist’s evolving practice and demonstrate her interest in the “serious work” of artmaking. The exhibition presents new findings about the materials she used and her processes—which were advanced for her era—as it coincides with a detailed technical study by the PMA of its significant Cassatt holdings. The first major showing of the Cassatt’s oeuvre in the US in 25 years, this show considers her professionalism, her biography, and the wider Parisian world she inhabited, to invite contemporary conversations based on a richer and more complex picture of Cassatt's work.  PMA admission & private tour: $45 adults, $43 seniors, $29 students with ID.  Optional group lunch in the PMA cafe after the tour.  Registration here.

September 13, 2024 - 7:00 pm

Virtual Movie Club - Shirley  - Biopic of Shirley Chisholm

October 7, 2024 - 7:00 pm

Virtual Annual Meeting with Election of 2024-2025 Officers & Council members

October 10, 2024 - 7:00 pm

Virtual Book Club - The Hare with Amber Eyes

November 9, 2024 - 10:30 am

Private guided gallery tour - Penn Museum

November 14, 2024 - 7:00 pm

Virtual Movie Club - TBD

December 12, 2024 - 7:00 pm

Virtual Book Club - The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store

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