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 www.morrisarboretum.org.
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 http://www.steelcitycoffeehouse.com.
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 philadelphiatheatrecompany.org.
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 kimmelcenter.org.
Bring the funk