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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.

WINTER WELLNESS WALKS

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.

William H. Johnson

AN AMERICAN MODERN

January 18 12:00pm - March 23 5:00pm

An essential figure in modern American art, William H. Johnson was skilled in various media and techniques. “William H. Johnson: An American Modern,” a new exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, will feature rare paintings by Johnson. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; weekends, noon to 5 p.m. at Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 S. 34th St. Info: www.upenn.edu/ARG. 

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ICA AT 50

February 12 (All day) - August 17 (All day)

To mark half a century as one of the leading contemporary art museums in the world, the exhibition “ICA@50: Pleasing Artists and Publics Since 1963” animates the Institute of Contemporary Art’s past and propels it into the future. The ICA is celebrating the anniversary by examining lesser-known moments in contemporary art, engage today’s artists, commission new projects, and move toward the unknown. The show runs through Aug. 17. For a full list of artists included in the show, and details on free public events during the exhibition’s run, go to www.icaphila.org

VIOLENCE IN ART

February 21 5:00pm - 6:30pm

The Penn Humanities Forum hosts artist Kara Walker for the R. Jean Brownlee Lecture in Women’s Studies to discuss violence in contemporary art. Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum. Info: Registration is required. www.phf.upenn.edu.

MEN'S BASKETBALL

February 21 7:00pm

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