Montgomery County, PA Events
As Daylight Lengthens, Calendards Awake
Once clocks spring ahead one hour in early March, it's easy to imagine winter 2015 behind us. In the glow of added sunlight and generally rising temperatures, events across Montgomery County pop up like brave crocuses.
- The King of Prussia Mall draws visitors from all over the world, so to make them feel at home, area chefs cater to culinary traditions of numerous ethnic backgrounds and traditions. These extensive menus come together in dineKOP Restaurant Week, running throughout King of Prussia March 2-8, 2015. This is your chance to enjoy a favorite item or explore the flavors of other cultures - all at steep discounts and prix-fixe convenience. If you're situated further north in Montgomery County, take advantage of the Jenkintown Restaurant Week, March 2-5. 2015, highlighting a dozen of the borough's best foodie destinations.
- If the winter blahs hang on in your household, laugh them away with tickets to Unnecessary Farce at Act II Playhouse through March 22. This evening of slapstick involves side-by-side motel rooms and an ever-present confusion as to who is where and why. The Syracuse Post-Standard theater critic calls it "The funniest two hours of theater I have seen in several years."
- Local superstar Bobby Rydell takes the stage at Sunnybrook Ballroom March 28. Rydell has been a superstar on the music scene since the early 1960s, when he became the youngest performer to headline at the New York nightclub The Copacabana. A film career followed, including a lead role in the 1964 film version of Bye Bye Birdie. Rydell's smooth style brings thoughts of warmer weather, especially with his hit "Wildwood Days."
- The Wharton Esherick Museum re-opens after its winter hibernation, welcoming visitors beginning in March. The whimsical home of craftsman Wharton Esherick is tucked in the woods near Valley Forge National Historical Park, and visitors can fully explore both his fanciful designs and his engineering ingenuity. The spiral staircase alone is reason to visit; its spiral shape comes from the fact that it is an actual mastodon tusk.