Neighborhood gardens are awakening all across the county, with brave flowers swaying in the springtime breezes. Even if they droop somewhat during our still-chilly nights, they represent welcome return of color to the local landscape.
Montgomery County is equally as vibrant this weekend, with plenty of things to do and see.
Interweave Bead Fest - Greater Philadelphia
Interweave Bead Fest at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center strings together some of the most talented crafters in the U.S., demonstrating their art. Wander the displays, drop in on a class and pick up some tips during a demo. For fans that are wired for these kind of arts-and-crafts creations, it will be a ball.
Dinosaurs - Sellersville Theater
It's Jurassic Park meets The Muppets in this interactive and unique presentation at Sellersville Theatre. Jim West, who has performed with both the Metropolitan Opera and Mr. Rogers, mixes storytelling, puppetry, pre-history, biology and the music of Mozart and Bach in a performance of monstrous proportions. The kids in the audience will roar for more.
The Capitol Steps: Mock the Vote - The Colonial Theatre
Without becoming partisan, let it suffice to say that the 2016 election cycle gives these sharp-minded, musically gifted satirists plenty of material to work with. Find out for yourself exactly how far they'll go and which Washington insiders - if any - escape their jabs and parodies. Fans should contact the box office of The Colonial Theater quickly, as this appearance may well sell out.
The Glass Menagerie - Steel River Playhouse
It's opening weekend for this Tennessee Williams classic at Steel River Playhouse, where the black-box style stage makes the drama that much more compelling. The story may only involve a four-person cast, but the emotional impact packs a wallop. Performances run until April 17.
Gerry Timlin in Concert - Act II Playhouse
Sheep-Shearing Day - Peter Wentz Farmstead
Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival - Morris Arboretum
I Do at the Zoo - Elmwood Park Zoo
Straight No Chaser - Keswick Theatre
April 10 (3 p.m. and 8 p.m.)