Who says January has to be miserable? Beat the winter blues by getting out to all the fun & exciting events happening this week in Montco!

Special Events

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BEATLEMANIA NOW

January 19
Valley Forge Casino Resort

Through 5 scenes and costume changes, the cast of Beatlmania Now performs live on stage against a backdrop of stunning images spanning the most exciting decade of modern times… the 60’s! You’ll be singing along, dancing in the aisles, and experiencing emotions you thought were long forgotten.

Don’t miss your chance to see the amazing show that is BEATLEMANIA NOW on January 19 only at Valley Forge Casino Resort.

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING WEEKEND

January 19 - January 21
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Eastern State Penitentiary commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. & his 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail” with special readings from the landmark text & opportunities for visitors to respond to its relevance today. Professional actors, youth readers, & community leaders read excerpts from King’s letter three times a day on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, & 3:30 pm. An informal Q&A moderated by a civil rights scholar follows each reading, giving visitors an opportunity to respond to the letter’s relevance today. Family Activities on Monday, January 21: The historic site invites children ages 7-12 & their families to create art in response to themes found in the letter, & read stories about Dr. King’s life and legacy. Community Electronics Recycling on Monday, January 21: In partnership with PAR-Recycle Works, the historic site encourages the public to recycle old electronics from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on January 21.

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JANUARY COCKTAIL CLASS

January 16
Gypsy Blu

Join us the third Wednesday of the month to shake up some cocktails and have a chance to get your concoction featured as our drink of the month! This month we will be featuring: Elijah Craig vs. Dewar’s. We will teach our guests 2-3 cocktails per class and give you the opportunity to learn about the spirits. Once you are a master bartender, we will give you mystery ingredient to create your own cocktail. 

We will have light appetizers available during the class, if you would like dinner, we suggest making a reservation prior to the class. 
 

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Winter Adventures
Across Montgomery County

Montgomery County has a plethora of spots for adventurers to check out all winter long. Snowboarders and skiers (and tubers) can conquer the trails of Spring Mountain, Skydiving enthusiasts can practice their skills at iFly Indoor Skydiving Center. If you have a need for speed and the snow's not your thing, check out the go-kart track at Arnold's Family Fun Center or bring the family to one of our many Escape Room mystery centers. 

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WOMEN'S CAP WORKSHOP

January 19
Pottsgrove Manor

Make your cap the star of your period wardrobe while perfecting your hand sewing skills at Pottsgrove Manor’s Women’s Cap Workshop.

 

Caps were worn by women of all social classes during the 18th century. However, cap styles varied greatly and often changed to reflect the fashions of the time. Caps with lace, gathers, and lappets were extremely popular and were often accessorized with silk ribbons and bows. Workshop participants will create their own cap by using only hand-sewing skills to construct their new headgear. Historic interpreter Deborah Peterson will lead this workshop where participants will also hear a brief lecture on the fashion of caps. Participants will be able to try on several styles of caps before choosing the style that best suits them. If participants do not finish their cap at the end of the workshop, they will have the instructions, materials, and know-how to complete the final steps at home. Start off your New Year with a perfectly hand-sewn cap made at Pottsgrove Manor.

Space is limited. Materials fee is $45 per person. Ages 10+ and, as caps can be tricky, some sewing experience is recommended but all levels are welcome to register for this workshop. Registration information can be found on Pottsgrove Manor’s website, www.montcopa.org/pottsgrovemanor, and registration forms with payment (cash, check, or money order accepted) must be sent by January 12th. Participants are asked to bring a bagged lunch.

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FALSE CONFESSIONS: LAURA NIRIDER & STEVEN DRIZIN-BRENDAN DASSEYS LAWYERS FT. IN MAKING A MURDERER 2

January 17
Ardmore Music Hall

Join Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin, as they discuss coerced and false confessions, interrogation tactics, and the wrongful conviction of Brendan Dassey whose case and post conviction process has captivated the world. 

Laura Nirider is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth (CWCY) at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago. Nirider represents individuals who were wrongfully convicted of crimes when they were children or teenagers. Her clients have included Brendan Dassey, whose case was profiled in the Netflix Global series Making a Murderer, and Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three, whose case was profiled in the documentary West of Memphis.  In addition to her courtroom work, Nirider regularly publishes scholarly and practitioner-focused articles on interrogations and post-conviction relief. In partnership with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, she has co-authored one of the only existing juvenile interrogation protocols. She is also a frequent presenter on interrogations at defender and law enforcement training conferences around the country and has been featured in film and television programs on interrogations. Recently, she co-authored an amicus curiae brief that was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in J.D.B. v. North Carolina for the proposition that the risk of false confession is "all the more troubling...and all the more acute...when the subject of custodial interrogation is a juvenile.”

CRACK THE SKY

January 20​
Ardmore Music Hall

Crack the Sky is an American progressive rock band formed in Weirton, West Virginia in the early 1970s. In 1975, Rolling Stone declared their first album "debut album of the year", and in 1978, Rolling Stone Record Guide compared them to Steely Dan; their first three albums charted on the Billboard 200.

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SEMINAR

January 11 - January 26
The Village Players of Hatboro

(Comedy) By: Theresa Rebeck

SHOW DATES: January (2019) 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26

Four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon, and hearts are unmoored. The wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience in this biting Broadway comedy.

COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS: SPECIAL EVENT CRAIG GASS

January 18
Valley Forge Casino Resort

The Vault at Valley Forge Casino Resor | 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Craig Gass from King of Queens, Sex and The City, for 1 night only!! 

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