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PENN FLUTES

February 12 1:00pm

The all-flute ensemble directed by Michele Kelly will perform a special Valentine’s Day-themed concert at the Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum.

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KING MIDAS

February 13 (All day) - November 27 (All day)

King Midas is remembered in Greek mythology for his golden touch—everything he laid his hands on turned to gold. Learn about the powerful ruler of the Phrygian kingdom, what is now central Turkey, through the new Penn Museum exhibition “The Golden Age of King Midas.” The Museum, at 3260 South St., is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free for Penn faculty, staff, and students with a PennCard. For more information, call 215-898-4000 or visit www.penn.museum.

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SISTER HAZEL

February 16 8:00pm

The band will bring its alternative rock music to World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Show starts at 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. Info: 215-222-1400 or philly.worldcafelive.com. $20-$32.

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DOROTHY ROBERTS

February 17 5:00pm - 6:30pm

The Penn Integrates Knowledge professor will discuss “What’s So Dangerous About Black Women’s Sexuality?” at the Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Roberts’ talk is the first of two lectures on black women’s sexuality as part of the Penn Humanities Forum on Sex. Info: 215-898-8220 or www.phf.upenn.edu.

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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

INDIGENOUS ARTIFACTS

April 10 10:00am - July 6 5:00pm

A curatorial seminar organized by Larry Silver, a professor of history of art, culminates with “On the Wings of Eagle and Raven: Tlingit and Haida Traditions,” celebrating artifacts of Northwest Coast American Indians/First Nations. The exhibition runs through July 6. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 S. 34th St. Info: 215-898-2083 or www.upenn.edu/ARG.

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CAPTURING SKYLINES

April 16 (All day) - June 30 (All day)

In “From Rio to Brotherly Love,” International House Philadelphia exhibits the work of Daniel Gafanhoto, a fine-art photographer who photographs and processes cityscapes, including Philadelphia’s, in a distinct and personal way. The exhibition will be on display through June 30. An opening reception for the exhibit runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at IHP, 3701 Chestnut St. Info: 215-387-5125 or www.ihousephilly.org.

POTTRUCK CLOSED

May 19 (All day) - May 26 (All day)

The Pottruck Health and Fitness Center will be closed for maintenance from Monday, May 19 to Monday, May 26.

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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.

MEMORIAL DAY

May 26 (All day)

The University will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.