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Parrado

LIGHTBULB CAFÉ

July 29 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Emilio Parrado, a professor and chair of the Department of Sociology and the Population Studies Center and director of Penn’s Latin American and Latino Studies Program, speaks at Penn’s Lightbulb Café. World Cafe Live Upstairs. Info: 215-898-8721 or bryangm@pobox.upenn.edu.

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CHICAGO

August 14 8:00pm

Andrew’s Video Vault, presented by Penn’s Cinema Studies Program and The Rotunda, screens the 1927 film “Chicago,” the story of married jazz baby Roxie Hart and the murder of her lover. The Rotunda. Info: www.therotunda.org.

Red Wanting Blue

RED WANTING BLUE

August 22 8:00pm

Led by singer-songwriter Scott Terry, Columbus, Ohio-based band Red Wanting Blue performs passionate songs, anchored by Terry’s powerful baritone. World Cafe Live. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.worldcafelive.com. $12-$23.

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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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.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

July 31 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Enjoy an evening of family friendly movies and pizza to raise funds for teams in The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center. Come to Penn’s Campus with your family, neighbors, and a blanket for the little ones to hang out on during screenings of "Frozen" and "The Hunger Games." 6 p.m. registration, 6:30 p.m. screenings. $10 per person, free for 3 and under. Purchase tickets at www.pennmedicine.org/events.

THE MAGICAL CAR

August 9 2:00pm

IHP screens the 1968 film “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” starring Dick Van Dyke as eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts, who creates an extraordinary car. IHP. Info: 215-386-5125 or www.ihousephilly.org. $5 general admission, free for IHP members.

chicagoimage

CHICAGO

August 14 8:00pm

Andrew’s Video Vault, presented by Penn’s Cinema Studies Program and The Rotunda, screens the 1927 film “Chicago,” the story of married jazz baby Roxie Hart and the murder of her lover. The Rotunda. Info: www.therotunda.org.

FAREWELL 50

August 17 2:00pm - 5:00pm

The ICA celebrates its 50th year and the closing of “ICA@50” with musical guests Bardo Pond, a DJ, snacks, and beer. ICA. Info: 215-898-5911 or www.icaphila.org.

Red Wanting Blue

RED WANTING BLUE

August 22 8:00pm

Led by singer-songwriter Scott Terry, Columbus, Ohio-based band Red Wanting Blue performs passionate songs, anchored by Terry’s powerful baritone. World Cafe Live. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.worldcafelive.com. $12-$23.

FAMILY MATINEE

August 23 2:00pm

IHP screens Academy Award-winner and Best Picture nominee “Babe,” the story of a shy Yorkshire piglet who doesn’t quite know his place in the world. IHP. Info: 215-386-5125 or www.ihousephilly.org. $5 general admission, free for IHP members.

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.

STORY SLAM

September 8 8:30pm

Penn’s Master of Liberal Arts Program and World Cafe Live present First Person Arts StorySlams, an invitation to share five minutes of your life in a room full of people who appreciate a well-told tale. The topic for this edition will be “new kid.” World Cafe Live. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.worldcafelive.com. $10.