Featured Events

garden railway


November 27 (All day) - January 3 (All day)

Back again this year, the Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave., is featuring its bustling model trains running on a quarter-mile track through its ornamented winter garden. The beloved Holiday Garden Railway display is decorated with small buildings—even a replica of Independence Hall—made with natural materials. Check it out from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 215-247-5777 or morrisarboretum.org.

stefan al


December 9 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Stefan Al, a Penn associate professor of urban design, will discuss his latest book, “Villages in the City: A Guide to South China’s Informal Settlements,” at the Penn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut St. Info: penniur.upenn.edu. Registration is required.

Sweet Honey in the Rock


December 12 8:00pm

Internationally renowned a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock will perform its mix of blues, African, jazz, gospel, and R&B music at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-3900 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $20-$50.



December 13 2:00pm

Check out the Second Sunday Culture Films Series at the Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Coinciding with this year's theme of gender across cultures, it will showcase “Mardistan (Macholand),” a documentary exploring notions of Indian masculinity. The film’s director, Harjant Gill, is a featured speaker. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum.

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Event Listings



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


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.



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.


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.



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.