MONTCO'S TOP MARCH EVENTS
The Biggest Events and Happenings in Montco
In like a lion; out like a lamb. But Montgomery County's goings-on present a whole menagerie of things to do. Now that the winter coat is increasingly being relegated to the back of the closet, grab your spring jacket and discover all we have to offer.
DRIVING MISS DAISY
Opening March 1
Act II Playhouse
The curtain on this spring production at Act II Playhouse rises March 1 for a month-long run. The story, which won a Pulitzer Prize and became an Oscar-winning film, is a warm-hearted, surprisingly funny look at an unlikely friendship that spans decades and overcomes prejudices.
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
The stage at DCP Theatre ripens audiences' wild imaginations in the March production of James and the Giant Peach. After escaping from his horrible Aunts Spiker and Sponge, James embarks on a fantastical adventure across the ocean with Centipede, Earthworm, Spider, Ladybug, and the rest of his insect friends. The production runs March 4-13.
John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
With the calendar marching forward to spring, the sap is beginning to run in area trees. Which means an influx of sapsuckers to sample it. The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove celebrates this yellow-bellied beauty and its sweet tooth March 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The day starts with a pancake breakfast and includes tree-tapping demonstrations
UNCOVERING WOMEN'S WORK
The March 5 content at Pottsgrove Manor addresses a lesser-known topic: Women in economics in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Turns out, they were heavily involved in balancing the economy of the homestead and keeping the kitchen responsibly supplied. This session addresses how.
OAK RIDGE BOYS
Bucks County becomes Bucks Country with the March 6 concert of The Oak Ridge Boys, with two toe-tappin' good-ol-boy shows (3 p.m. and 8 p.m.) at Sellersville Theater. The band's string of fifty hits include the platinum chart topper "Elvira," plus the number ones "Bobbie Sue," "American Made," "It Takes A Little Rain," "I Guess It Never Hurts To Hurt Sometimes" and "Touch A Hand, Make A Friend." Tickets in advance are advised, as this appearance will likely sell out quickly.
dineKOP Restaurant Week
King of Prussia
The culinary expertise available in King of Prussia on a daily basis is one of Montgomery County's strongest draws for tourists. Here's a chance to revisit an established favorite or discover a new hotspot. Participants in this March 7-13 dining adventure include Bonefish Grill, The Capital Grill, the Grand Lux Café, Morton's the Steakhouse, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Seasons 52 and Sullivan's Steakhouse.
Opening March 11
Steel River Playhouse
Put a little mystery into your March. Deathtrap, which opens March 11 at Steel River Playhouse. The story involves a successful playwright who turns to plagiarism and murder to cure his writer's block. Driven by laughter and what will seem like an endless string of plot twists, this main stage offering will keep you guessing, gasping and giggling until its startling finish.
GREAT NARBERTH LEPRECHAUN HUNT
St. Patrick's Day gets off to an early start on March 12, when the Great Narberth Leprechaun Hunt kicks off from 1-4 p.m. Kids hunt for leprechauns throughout the downtown district, collecting treats along the way. When they find them all, they earn a St. Paddy's Day prize.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY PLÉARÁCA
The Colebrookdale Railroad offers special St. Patrick's Day excursions on March 17. The 6 p.m. departure is a boisterous bash with Guinness, corned beef and cabbage and Irish coffee accompanying dessert.
ELIZABETH PITCAIRN IN CONCERT
The impressive stone interior of Glencairn Museum will echo with the sweet violin music of a celebrated violinist, Elizabeth Pitcairn. The 3 p.m. March 20 program highlights the musical genius of the great-granddaughter of John Pitcairn and the great-niece of brothers Harold and Raymond Pitcairn, some of Bryn Athyn's most famous residents.
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Opening March 24
The Keswick Theatre's full-stage production of Jesus Christ Superstar opens March 24 for a very limited engagement. The dramatization of Jesus' last days are explored with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality. Propelled by a stirring score, the musical illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.
Valley Forge Casino Resort
The Valley Forge Casino Resort Music Fair returns in a big way on March 25 with a performance by rock powerhouse Everclear. The band will be performing their biggest hits from its 20-year history plus tracks off their latest album Black is the New Black.