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HENRIQUE OLIVEIRA

December 18 (All day) - January 15 (All day)

For nearly a decade, artist Henrique Oliveira has been known for his cavernous, monumental constructions, which have taken over galleries and other public spaces in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, Brisbane, Houston, and other cities around the world. In a site-specific installation curated by Arthur Ross Gallery Associate Director Dejáy B. Duckett, Oliveira brings his work to Philadelphia in an exhibition titled “Adenocalcinoma Poliresidual.” The exhibition runs through Jan. 15 and is on display at the Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 S. 34th St., Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 215-898-2083 or visit www.arthurrossgallery.org.

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DANCE MEETS THEATER

January 15 7:30pm

Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre’s innovative ensemble makes its way from Miami’s vibrant arts scene for its Philadelphia debut. A favorite at the prestigious American Dance Festival, this program includes “Various Stages of Drowning: A Cabaret and Dining Alone.” Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St. Multiple performances run through Jan. 17. Info: 215-898-3900 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $20-$50.

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WINTER FEST SKATE

January 17 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join the Penn Ice Rink for Winter Fest Skate. Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut St. Info: www.upenn.edu/icerink. $5 admission includes skate rental.

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LECTURE IN SOCIAL JUSTICE

January 20 5:30pm

The 14th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture in Social Justice will feature Rosario Dawson, actress, activist, and humanitarian; Tiffany Persons, director of Shine on Sierra Leone; and Abrima Erwiah, founder of Studio One Eighty Nine. Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center for Performing Arts. Info: www.africana.sas.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

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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.

THE PORTENAR COLLECTION

July 19 (All day) - September 14 (All day)

The Myron and Anne Jaffe Portenar Collection—a remarkable gift to Penn of more than 500 prints, photographs, works on paper, paintings, and sculpture—will be presented to the public for the first time. The exhibition will include 20th century masters Stuart Davis, Joan Miro, Robert Motherwell, Louise Nevelson, James Rosenquist, and Susan Rothenberg, among others. Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 S. 34th St. Info: www.upenn.edu/ARG.