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SUMMER GARDEN RAILWAY

May 24 (All day) - September 1 (All day)

Enjoy kids’ crafts and ice cream at the grand opening of the Morris Arboretum’s annual Summer Garden Railway display on May 24.

Visitors can admire a quarter-mile of track featuring seven loops and tunnels with 15 different rail lines and two cable cars, nine bridges—including a trestle bridge that can be walked under—and bustling model trains, all set in the lovely garden of the Morris Arboretum. 

The display and buildings are made of natural materials such as bark, leaves, twigs, hollow logs, mosses, acorns, dried flowers, seeds, and stones to form a perfectly proportioned miniature landscape. Each building is an exact replica of the original and is unique in its design. Philadelphia-area landmarks such as a masterpiece replica of Independence Hall are made using pine cone seeds for shingles, acorns as finials, and twigs as downspouts.

The grand opening takes place on May 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave. The event is free with admission. The Garden Railway will remain on display through Sept. 1. For more information, visit www.morrisarboretum.org.

Young Dubliners

THE YOUNG DUBLINERS

September 4 8:00pm

World Cafe Live hosts The Young Dubliners, a band comprised of several Dublin natives who blend traditional Irish music with rock ‘n’ roll to create a jam-friendly sound. World Cafe Live. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.worldcafelive.com. $15-$17.

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"From War to Home"

FROM WAR TO HOME

February 11 (All day) - March 28 (All day)

The exhibit, “From War to Home: Through the Veteran’s Lens,” showcases the images and words of 40 veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The show, funded by the Veterans Administration, provides a window into the impact of military service on health and the stress of making the transition back to civilian life. The exhibit runs through March 28. School of Nursing, Claire M. Fagin Hall, 418 Curie Blvd. Info: www.nursing.upenn.edu.

Quilt

HOW TO MAKE A NATIVE AMERICAN QUILT

February 21 10:00am - April 7 12:00am

“Creating: Quilts of the Lakota” presents more than 20 eye-dazzling quilts from the Pine Ridge Heritage Center and Indian Reservation in South Dakota. In addition, 19th-century Lakota artifacts from the Penn Museum will provide a context for Native sewing traditions prior to the introduction of quilting at Pine Ridge. Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 South 34th St. Info: 215-898-2083 or www.upenn.edu/ARG.

Life of Brian

LIFE OF BRIAN

February 21 11:00am - March 31 6:00pm

“Brian Weil” is the first career retrospective of a photographer who has documented often invisible communities. The exhibit presents 60 photographs, prints, and videos from five distinct bodies of work: “Hasidim,” “Miami Crime,” “Sex,” “AIDS,” as well as a long-term project with members of nascent transgender support groups. Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 South 36th St. Info: 215-898-7108 or www.icaphila.org.

ALL THAT GLITTERS AND FOLDS

February 21 11:00am - March 31 6:00pm

“Glitter and Folds” presents photography, video, and site-specific installations by four contemporary artists—Crystal Z. Campbell, Field Kallop, Jayson Keeling, and Carter Mull—in whose works glitter appears to reveal a folding of invisible phenomena into material reality. ICA. Info: 215-898-7108 or www.icaphila.org.

White

CONTEMPORARY HEART

February 21 11:00am - July 28 6:00pm

“White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart” features the work of artists engaged with clothing, adornment, and self-presentation to highlight the inventive design, tactical implementation, or sartorial sense by which we multiply and complete our personalities. ICA. Info: 215-898-7108 or www.icaphila.org.

AFTERNOON TEA

March 10 1:00pm - 3:00pm

In the “Tea Tasting and History” class, enjoy tasting eight teas associated with five countries. Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave. Info: 215-247-5777 or www.morrisarboretum.org. Members: $35, non-members: $40.

ICE BREAK

March 10 1:30pm

Not doing anything for Spring Break? Give yourself a break and take a friend out on the ice. Buy one admission and get the second one free. Those who need skates must pay for them. Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut St. Info: http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/icerink/.