Its time to open up your calendars and call up your closest friends to make sure you get out to the newest round of awesome events. Concerts, world-class dining, and opportunities for adventure all await you, right here in Montco!
DAVID BRIGHTON'S SPACE ODDITY: THE ULTIMATE DAVID BOWIE
The “Space Oddity – The Ultimate David Bowie Experience is a live, multi-media spectacle that takes you on a musical journey through the constantly metamorphosing career of Rock and Roll’s most celebrated innovator. David Brighton and his amazing band deliver a stunning note-for note theatrical concert event… transporting today’s audiences back in time through some of the most exciting moments in the history of Rock music.
"David Brighton has the voice, moves and look to actually step in for David Bowie if he were unavailable and few would ever know. Experiencing Space Oddity made for a truly remarkable evening…” says Harry Maslin, the Producer of David Bowie’s YOUNG AMERICANS and STATION TO STATION Albums.
BRIANNA REMSTER: THE IMPACT OF INCARCERATION ON POLITICAL REPRESENTATION AND VOTING
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
While most incarcerated people cannot vote, they are counted as residents of the legislative districts where they are incarcerated, a practice termed “prison gerrymandering.” Brianna Remster will discuss her research on this topic, showing how incarceration distorts political representation in Pennsylvania, particularly by race, ethnicity, and geography.
Brianna Remster is an assistant professor of sociology and criminology at Villanova University. She researches and teaches about crime, the social consequences of the prison boom, and inequalities in criminal justice experiences. Remster earned her PhD in sociology from the Pennsylvania State University.
This event is part of Eastern State's ongoing Searchlight Series of events addressing issues in contemporary corrections. The Searchlight Series discussions take place the first Tuesday of every month, free and open to the public. No reservations required.
SPECIAL FAMILY EVENT: YOUNG PEOPLE’S CONCERT
Abington Presbyterian Church
John Sall and the Abington Symphony Orchestra invite listeners young and old to share in this delightful program. Introductions to the various instrument families of the orchestra culminate in a performance of Howard Blake’s beautiful narrated score The Snowman, based on the text of Raymond Briggs’ classic children’s book.
Beer, Wine & Spirits Events
CUPCAKE SWEETHEART BRUNCH
Join the Gypsy's on February 9th for a special sweetheart brunch. We have two courses for adults and a special children's menu along with a cupcake & cookie decorating station for dessert!
Adults are $25 and children are $15.
Make your reservations at 215-283-6080
RIBBON CUTTING - SPLITTING EDGE AXE THROWING
Splitting Edge Axe Throwing
TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Ribbon Cutting for the new axe throwing venue - Splitting Edge Axe Throwing! Grand Opening Day Discounts available!
More about Splitting Edge Axe Throwing:
We offer the perfect environment to immerse yourself into some old world architecture and sports. Birthdays, Group Events, Corporate Team Building Events..we do it all here. Plus enjoy throwing axes with your favorite food, pack some with you or choose from the many amazing eateries Pottstown has to offer and yes we are BYOB so cheers and lets book an AXE-ITING EVENT!!!
SWEET TREATS AT POTTSGROVE MANOR
Looking for something different to impress your Valentine? Visit Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, February 9th, to see 18th-century candy and dessert recipes brought to life in the reconstructed kitchen. Then at 1:00 pm, dive into the history of candy with Susan Benjamin, food historian, author, and founder of True Treats Historic Candy located in Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, as she speaks about how some of our favorite treats came to be. Those who pre-register for the lecture will be able to taste samples from True Treats Historic Candy to truly get a taste of history after the lecture. There is a Tasting Fee of $15 per person for those who wish to sample historic candies. Pre-registration for the tasting is required and registration information can be found on the Pottsgrove Manor website, www.montcopa.org/PottsgroveManor. Payment must be received by Saturday, February 2nd and can be cash, check, or money order. Tasting is not required to attend the lecture.
MASTERS OF ILLUSION LIVE
Masters of Illusion LIVE! astounds even the most jaded with its fast-paced sleight of hand experts, escape artists, comedy magicians, illusionists and more!
DONNA THE BUFFALO
Ardmore Music Hall
Donna the Buffalo's feel-good, groove-oriented, danceable and often socially conscious music all began over twenty years ago with roots in old time fiddle music that evolved into a soulful electric Americana mix infused with elements of cajun/ zydeco, rock, folk, reggae, and country. Donna the Buffalo is known for touring the country remaining fiercely independent as one of the industry's most diverse roots-music bands and has "earned a reputation as one of the most respected, eclectic and hardest-working acts today," praises Encore.
LONESOME TRAVELER: A CONCERT FEAT. PETER YARROW
The roots of American folk music with special guest star & folk legend Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary!
The story of folk music is truly the story of an ever-changing America.
Experience the enduring power and popularity of American folk music with Lonesome Traveler, the stirring concert version of the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical that the New York Times called “illuminating…revelatory…achingly beautiful.” The show celebrates the music of great folk artists including Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Pete Seeger and the Weavers, The Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Crosby Stills & Nash and more, plus a special tribute to Leonard Cohen.
On the Stage
COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS: MIKE BRITT
Valley Forge Casino
Mike Britt is a Brooklyn, NY born stand-up comedian. He got his start at the Uptown Comedy Club in Harlem. Since then, He has appeared on Comedy Central Presents, BET’s Comicview, VH1’s Best Week Ever, and The Bad Boys of Comedy. In 2015, he’s now known as the “singer” of the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt theme song.
AN EVENING WITH PATTI STANGER
An evening with Patti Stanger will consist of stories from her days on Bravo’s “Millionaire Matchmaker.” The audience will hear from the third-generation matchmaker about what it was like to match the good, the bad, and the celebrity.
Patti will then let the audience in on what advice she has to offer about navigating the new world of dating and how to find love in the palm of your hand (Tinder, Hinge, Bumble, etc.). She’ll share her secrets about being a successful dater and how other women can also take back the upper hand in the modern dating world.
THE KITCHEN WITCHES
February 1 - February 16
Dolly's cooking show has aired for the final time. She and her son (and producer), Stephen, are discouraged to have their careers end so soon. However, during the last show, Dolly's culinary nemesis, Isobel, makes an unexpected appearance which turns things around. While Dolly and Isobel cook, whipped cream flies as shocking facts about their pasts are revealed. Each woman thinks she is the better cook. Be a part of the audience that gets to decide. The Kitchen Witches is part of phillytheatreweek, a region-wide celebration of theatre hosted by @TheatrePhilly. Learn more at PhillyTheatreWeek.com
Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, students, and children under 12. They are available at the door, online at www.dcptheatre.com or by calling (215) 234-0966. Groups of 10 or more may contact the box office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for a reduced rate.
February 1 - February 17
Steel River Playhouse
Steel River Playhouse is excited to continue with its 10th Anniversary season by presenting the entertaining, musical comedy Nunsense, written by Dan Goggin and Directed by Drew Boardman. This show is a fantastically funny spoof about the misadventures of a group of nuns trying to manage a fundraiser. Sadly, the rest of the sisterhood died from botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia Child of God. As a result, they put on a variety show to raise the desperately needed funds to bury their dearly departed. The performance takes place in the school gym where eighth-grade students are getting ready to perform Grease. An entertaining show with a wonderful cast will undoubtedly make for a fun evening.
THE "TIE THE KNOT" WEDDING SHOWCASE
Talamore Country Club
- Our Signature Gift Bag for each bride
- A chance to Meet and Mingle with the best local wedding experts
- Indulge in fabulous food, wedding cakes, & bubbly
- Collect brilliant planning advice- with a live appearance from “The Wedding Coaches”!
- Score front row access to the hottest designer fashions
- A fun time for your friends, your mom, and fiancé!
- And, our personal favorites… the awesome prizes! Truly the best!