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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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Black Bodies

RALLY ‘ROUND THE FLAG

June 6 10:00am - March 2 5:00pm

“Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster” presents 33 posters aimed at mobilizing people of color in war efforts, even as they faced oppression at home. Tukufu Zuberi, the Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations at Penn, curates the exhibition, which features posters from his private collection. Penn Museum, 3260 South St., Merle-Smith Galleries, 1st Floor. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. Free with Museum admission.

Rodin

EXPERIENCING RODIN

September 12 10:00am - December 22 5:00pm

View “Auguste Rodin: The Human Experience.” Rodin, called the forefather of modern sculpture, is known for his impressionistic modeling, sensuality, and modernist approach to sculpting the human body. Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 S. 34th St. Info: 215-898-2083 or www.upenn.edu/arg. The exhibit runs through Dec. 22.

Jason Rhoades

JASON RHOADES, FOUR ROADS

September 18 11:00am - December 29 8:00pm

“Jason Rhoades, Four Roads” will be the first major American museum exhibition of the work of this exceptional artist who died in 2006 at the age of 41. The exhibit occupies the entire Institute of Contemporary Art, with four installations to be navigated by four interpretive paths or roads: Jason Rhoades, American Artist; Jason the Mason (a biographical thread named for a childhood nickname); Systems (language, scale, indexing, economies), and Taboo. ICA, 118 S. 36th St. Info: www.icaphila.org. The exhibit runs through Dec. 29.