Presidents Day and Valentine's Day are in the past, but before we look ahead to March, there's still a full week of excitement to enjoy in February, and it includes a return to the Valley Forge Casino Resort for legendary stand-up comic Lisa Lampanelli.
This week also features incredible concerts, brand new exhibits and theatrical performances, and one of the largest bridal events of the year. Here is our list of 13 events happening in Montgomery County, Pa., this week that you won't want to miss.
Valley Forge Casino Resort
One of the most accomplished stand-up comics of all-time, Lisa Lampanelli returns to the Valley Forge Casino Resort this Saturday night. Lampanelli is known best for her hilarious personal stories and audience insults, combining to create a show unlike any other.
Live Music, Comedy, and Performances
AMERICAN RHAPSODY: GERSHWIN SONGBOOK
Montgomery County Community College
Montgomery County Community College's 2018 Lively Arts Series continues with a performance of hits by the great American composer George Gershwin. Nearly a century has passed since Gershwin's heyday during the Jazz Age, but his songs are still the standard by which American songwriters are compared.
CHEFS: THE SIZZLING KITCHEN SHOWDOWN
Move over Chopped. The chefs are the ones sizzling in this competition where the losers of each challenge lose their shirts. Literally. This is the cooking experience that is too hot for TV, and it's coming to the Keswick Theatre this Friday night.
BREWERIES OF THE SCHUYLKILL
Historical Society of Montgomery County
The Schuylkill River has been long been the site of industry and commerce, and America's brewing industry is no exception. From America's oldest brewery in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, to Montco breweries like Scheidt and others, the Schuylkill is rich in brewing tradition, and the focus of a lecture by historican Rich Wagner this Thursday evening.
GOOD NIGHT AT THE MANOR
Be among the first to experience Pottsgrove Manor's new exhibit, Good Night at the Manor. The exhibit highlights after hours activities in the 18th century, including work, relaxation, preparations, and more. Pottsgrove's curator will present a brief lecture on Saturday at 4 p.m., followed by guided tours with living history around the manor house.
GALLERIES AND EXHIBITS
CHARLES SANTORE: FIFTY YEARS OF ART AND STORYTELLING
Woodmere Art Museum
Philadelphia's Woodmere Art Museum presents an open house this Saturday celebrating the new exhibit of works by Charles Santore. Fifty Years of Art and Storytelling is the first-ever retrospective for the renowned illustrator.
NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY
Thursday is National Margarita Day, your new favorite holiday of the year, and Bahama Breeze in King of Prussia is celebrating with $2.22 classic margaritas all day.
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
Wednesday - Sunday
Opening Week: The story of Anne Frank and her family's attempt to escape Germany during the Holocaust is one of the most poignant tales in history. This moving stage adaptation, which features a multi-racial cast, tugs on heartstrings while bringing attention to underlying issues that still exist in today's world. The show opens Wednesday with daily performances through Sunday.
Thursday - Sunday
One Week Only: Join the students of Ursinus College in their performance of Lysistrata, adapted from the story by Ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes. This show, for mature audiences only, tells the story of the women of Athens and Sparta and their strategy to end the Peloponnesian War: a sex strike until the men lay down their arms. Performances are Thursday through Sunday.
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
Opening Week: It's the classic fairy tale you know and love as DCP Theatre presents Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Watch the story of good and evil unfold as the wicked queen tries to ensure that she is the fairest in the land and not Snow White. Performances this week are Friday through Sunday.
THE KING OF PRUSSIA BRIDAL SHOWCASE
Sheraton Valley Forge
Bouche Productions presents the annual King of Prussia Bridal Showcase, this Sunday at the Sheraton Valley Forge. The event features 50 vendors, a runway fashion show, money-saving secrets from wedding planners, great food, wedding cake samples, and much more. Don't forget to stop by the Montco Weddings booth to learn about the complimentary services available.