Happy Boxing Day

Here's a day-after-Christmas tradition: playing with model trains. The Friday Night Lights program, featuring the Holiday Garden Railway, treats from Bredenbeck's Bakery, and hot cocoa, gets on track at the Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave. Time: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $16; $8 ages 12 and under; reservations required. Information: 215-247-5777 or


Inglourious cheer

Think holidays, and one name comes to mind: yep, Quentin Tarantino. For Pulp Christmas, the Steel City House Band becomes the Royales With Cheese to celebrate the songs of the director's grindhouse-art movies. The festivities go on at Steel City Coffeehouse, 203 Bridge St., Phoenixville. Time: 8 p.m. Tickets: $10. Information: 610-933-4043 or


The old sod

In John Patrick Shanley's Outside Mullingar, Irish farmer neighbors - a father and son, a mother and daughter - find that their 30-year quarrel over a patch of land is complicated when the aging children are drawn to each other. The Philadelphia Theatre Company's fine production finishes its run at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Broad and Lombard Streets. Times: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $25 to $59. Information: 215-985-0420 or


Bring the noise

The kinetic, percussive dance spectacle Stomp returns with an updated and restructured show to the Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St. Times: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 2 and 8 p.m. Monday, 2 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets: $39.50 to $75. Information: 215-893-1999 or


Bring the funk

The one-man jam-band Keller Williams focuses on funk with his new album named after the genre, putting his spin on tunes by Rick James ("Mary Jane"), Talking Heads ("Once in a Lifetime"), and Donna Summer ("I Feel Love") as well as originals. He gets into the groove with his new combo More Than a Little at the Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St. Time: 8 p.m. Tickets: $35. Information: 215-922-1011 or