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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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Event Listings

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.

The Bullfighter

THE BULLFIGHTER

April 19 10:00am - July 28 12:00am

“La Tauromaquia: Carnicero, Goya, Picasso and the Bullfight” features 70 exceptional prints by Antonio Carnicero (1748-1814), Francisco Goya (1746-1828), and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). This exhibition reveals founder Arthur Ross’ passion for master prints and honors his vision for a university gallery that presents exhibitions of art and artifacts from around the world. Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 South 34th St. Info: 215-898-2083 or www.upenn.edu/ARG. Exhibit on display through July 28.

Justin

THE BACKYARD SUPER KID

April 28 11:30am

Justin Roberts is truly one of the “all-stars” of the indie family music scene. With numerous national awards and a devoted fan base, Justin and The Not Ready for Naptime Players dish out unexpectedly intelligent and whimsically rocking music for kids and their parents. World Cafe Live. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.worldcafelive.com. $12.

COMMUNITY ART

April 28 3:00pm - 5:00pm

The Community Education Center, a nonprofit performing arts center and artists incubator space at 3500 Lancaster Ave., is holding its 1st Annual Save the CEC Fundraiser. More than a dozen artists/groups—dancers, musicians, actor, poets, and storytellers—perform in support of the CEC. Penn Museum, 3260 South St., Harrison Auditorium. Info: Contact Terri Shockley at 215-387-1911 or email cec@cecarts.org. $20 in advance; $25 at the door.

Lila

PECADOS Y MILAGROS

April 28 7:00pm

For more than a decade, Lila Downs has expertly dipped into traditional Mexican music and fused it with blues, jazz, soul, and other Latin roots traditions. She has performed at prestigious venues and events, such as Carnegie Hall and the Latino Inaugural Ball for President Barack Obama. Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-3910 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $20, $30, $35, $45, $55, $65.