Winter isn't coming. It's here. But don't let a little snow scare you away. This week's calendar is jam-packed with events in Valley Forge and Montgomery County. Come see NASCAR champions, world-renowned comedians, and amazing singer-songwriters, or get a hands-on education at one of our historic sites or restaurants.
Here are 16 ways to #MakeItMontco this week:
January 19 - 21
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks
The largest celebration of auto racing on the east coast, Motorsports 2018 comes to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center from January 19 to 21. The event includes an exclusive memorabilia, Q&A interviews, and autograph sessions with some of the sport's biggest stars. This year's headliner is three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart, who will sign autographs on January 20.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
LEGOLAND Discovery Center is hosting its first Adult Night of 2018. From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., adults can enjoy full access to the center without the need to be accompanied by a child. Visit the 4D cinema, take part in a build competition, and win great LEGO prizes. This month's theme is New Year's so don't forget your 2018 glasses and noisemakers!
In the 18th century, pockets weren't sewn into women's garments, they were a fashion accessory. Discovery the history of the waist-string pocket while learning to sew one of your own at this workshop at Pottsgrove Manor.
Colonial Williamsburg-trained Bookbinder Ramon Townsend is the instructor for this step-by-step bookbinding class at the Harriton House. This class is limited to just six participants so be sure to sign up early to ensure your space.
Lock 60 at the Schuylkill Canal Park
The Schuylkill Canal Association will be hosting an open house on Saturday, January 20, at the Locktender's House at Lock 60. Visitors will learn about the history of the canal and its importance locally and regionally while touring the historic home.
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN
Davio's Galleria + Bakery
Each month, Davio's Galleria + Bakery in the King of Prussia Town Center hosts Kids in the Kitchen, a hands-on cooking class for kids and parents. This Sunday, Davio's chefs will teach children how to mix, roll, and shape Davio's signature gnocchi.
BOYERTOWN AREA PROGRESS DINNER
COCOA AND COCKTAILS
Join Boardroom Spirits for a sweet tasting event this Saturday featuring cocoa-infused appetizers from The Cocoa Exchange. Each appetizer will be paired with a cocktail specially crafted for this event.
CROSS-COUNTRY SKI CLINIC
Norristown Farm Park
Norristown Farm Park hosts a free clinic for anyone interested in cross-country skiing. Montgomery County is home to miles of ski-friendly trails to explore, and this event will help you get started by teaching you basic techniques, connecting you with local outfitters, and sharing all of the best places to ski in Montco.
WINTER WONDERS HIKE
Green Lane Park
Take a leisurely hike along the blue trail at Green Lane Park this Saturday. A park ranger will lead the way, discussing animal signs, winter trees, and more starting at 10 a.m.
CONCERTS AND COMEDY
Veteran comedian Kathleen Madigan is bringing her stand-up show to the Keswick Theatre this Saturday night. In her career, Madigan has made 25 appearances on The Tonight Show, performed multiple times on The Late Show with David Letterman, and was recently a featured guest on Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
Act II Playhouse
Tracy Grammer is a renowned singer and author, and on Sunday, she brings a little of both to Act II Playhouse with her Words+Music performance. The event includes readings from her forthcoming memoir with performances of her trademark American folk songs.
Live Theater and Performances
A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS
January 17 - 21
Act 2 Playhouse
Act 2's favorite comedy couple Tony Braithwaite and Jen Childs are back with a two-person show that is sure to delight audiences. A Few of Our Favorite Things features Tony and Jen performing outrageous original songs and sketches. Evening performances will be held Wednesday through Saturday with additional 2 p.m. matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday.
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
January 19 - 21
The Village Players of Hatboro
The Village Players of Hatboro continues its season with the farcical black comedy Arsenic and Old Lace. The show tells the story of Mortimer Brewster and his crazy homicidal family. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
MORNING'S AT SEVEN
January 16 - 21
Morning's at Seven, the latest production from People's Light, is a comedy-drama that puts the focus on family dysfunction. Four close-knit sisters confront long-held secrets with humor in this play by Paul Osborn. Performances are held each evening Tuesday through Sunday with additional matinees on Wednesday and Sunday at 2 p.m.