Philadelphia Tech Week

Join the best and brightest minds in the city as the tech industry celebrates technology and innovation with more than 100 events over the course of a week. Festivities include panels, conferences, gaming-themed events, cocktail parties, and many more!

FEBRUARY 2016

New York

Carnegie Hall 125th Anniversary Celebration
Iconic Carnegie Hall celebrates an incredible 125 years of hosting the world’s greatest artist in classical, pop, jazz music with a plethora of the world’s most talented singers and musicians.
Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York
The New York Historical Society offers a look into the early days of computing in New York City through the use of artifacts, images, and stories. Demonstrations with the earliest models will present how far technology has come since the computer’s introduction to The Big Apple.
Lincoln Center’s American Songbook
Celebrating the esteemed composers and talented performers of America’s most popular songs, American Songbook features the talents of such incredible singers such as Rita Moreno, Vanessa Williams, and Janis Ian as they bring the most beloved music to life.
The World in Play
Showcasing a handful of playing cards that have survived from the Middle Ages, these hand-painted decks include a look into a tumultuous, changing world during a time of great social and economic upheaval. Free with admission to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Munch and Expressionism
The Neue Galerie welcomes the work of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, creator of much loved and often imitated painting The Scream, along with several other younger German and Austrian artists who credit Munch for his influence on their style.

Philadelphia

Down the Rabbit Hole: Celebrating 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland
Celebrating 150 years of Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece, Alice in Wonderland, The Rosenbach showcases a history-rich exhibit featuring books, letters, and rare photos of Carroll himself. The display will also explore the influences and magic that the novel has had throughout the years, and how the story connects to Philadelphia itself.
Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis
A pivotal figure in the Harlem art community, influential artist Norman Lewis’ complex series of paintings on the art of the “procession” includes 90 works on various mediums highlighting his respect, and fear, of the procession ritual.
2016 Philadelphia Auto Show
Featuring more than 700 cars on display, the Philadelphia Auto Show is a car enthusiasts dream! From luxury to classic, visitors can browse models that feature streamlined design, green technology, and are available to test drive in the streets of Philly.
Picasso: Experimentation, Change, and the Great War
Examining the dramatic variations in Picasso’s style during the First World War, this show brings together some 50 works by the artist from major American and European museums and private collections, including paintings, drawings, watercolors, and costumes designed for the avant-garde ballet, Parade.

DC

Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze
Featuring an extensive use of mediums such as drawings, paintings, photography, video, and sculpture, “Eye Pop” showcases an intimate look at 53 famous luminaries such as Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt, Katy Perry, Michelle Obama and others who have captured the public eye.
Freedom: Just Around the Corner
Visit the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum for a chance to explore the first exhibition devoted entirely to African American History. Review letters carried by enslaved Americans, peruse hundreds of important historical period artifacts and artwork delivered during the end of the Civil War.

LA

LA Phil - City of Light: Mother Goose, with Installation
Esa-Pekka Salonen’s festival will feature Ravel’s delicate and enchanting Mother Goose which will be enhanced with a newly created installation.
The Gary Peacock Trio
The legendary bassist Gary Peacock brings his trio featuring pianist Mark Copland and drummer Joey Baron to the exquisite Jerry Moss Theatre in Santa Monica.
The Los Angeles Boat Show
Introducing the latest yacht models, boat models, marine accessories and innovations, the Los Angeles Boat Show is produced by the Southern California Marine Association each year.
2016 LA Golf Show
The three-day event for golf enthusiasts returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center to celebrate the vibrant golf community in the heart of Southern California.

London

Tibet’s Secret Temple
Discover the history of Tibetan Buddhist yogic and meditational practices at this major exhibition from the Wellcome Collection, inspired by the exquisite series of murals from the private meditation chamber of the Dalai Lama.
Alice in Wonderland
150 years have passed since 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' was first published. To celebrate the anniversary, the British Library have curated this special exhibition within their entrance hall where visitors can sneak a peak at Lewis Carroll's original manuscript complete with hand-drawn illustrations, as well as beautiful editions by Ralph Steadman, Mervyn Peake, Leonard Weisgard, Salvador Dali and Arthur Rackham.
Never Mind The Sex Pistols
As a young photographer Pierre Benain worked for music magazines Rock & Folk and Rock News. During his regular trips to London he discovered Malcom McLaren and Vivienne Westwood’s shop ‘Too Fast to Live too young to die’ and was eventually introduced to McLaren when asked to promote a Sex Pistols gig in Paris. This show brings together the photographs Benain took of the founding members of the punk scene during his three-day stay.
Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse
Blooming with over 120 works by Monet and his contemporaries including Pierre Bonnard, Wassily Kandinsky, Henri Le Sidaner, Camille Pissarro and Paul Cézanne, this touring show that comes from Cleveland Museum of Art reveals the garden to be a site of creative stimulus and a means to critique the unsettled period.