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

Black Bodies


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.



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


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.


December 13 4:00pm - December 27 7:30pm

Come and enjoy the Holiday Garden Railway lit up and decorated for the season. White lights sparkle along the rail and miniature greens adorn the buildings. Kids can bring flashlights and help lead the way through the garden as night falls. Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave. Info: Advanced registration is required. 215-247-5777 or www.upenn.edu/arboretum. Members: $9 for adults, $3 for children; non-members: $16 for adults, $7 for children.


December 14 10:30am - March 29 11:30am

Led by an experienced volunteer guide, Winter Wellness Walks stick to the paved paths to get your heart rate up. Morris Arboretum. Walks occur weekly on Saturdays through March 29, 2014. Info: 215-247-5777 or www.upenn.edu/arboretum.



December 21 2:00pm

Penn vs. Drexel. The Palestra. Info: www.pennathletics.com.


December 21 7:00pm

“Blue” is the first film of the “Three Colors” trilogy. Juliette Binoche gives a tour-de-force performance as Julie, a woman reeling from the tragic death of her husband and young daughter. Ibrahim Theater, IHP. Info: 215-387-5125 or www.ihousephilly.org. $9 general admission, $7 for seniors and students, free for IHP members.