Another new week means a brand new batch of events coming to Montco. Join in the fun this week with exhilarating new shows, world-class shopping and so much more. Make it a weekend you'll wish would never end, right here in Montgomery County.
LUNAR NEW YEAR
Independence Seaport Museum
Bring the whole family and join us to celebrate Lunar New Year and the Year of the Pig! Learn about the heritage of Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Japanese cultures through performances activities.
Try your hand at calligraphy with Robert Hsu, test out martial art moves with Action Karate Main Line and Yi's Karate of Cherry Hill, drum along to a special performance by Kyo Daiko and much more.
The celebration is included with regular Museum admission.
Beer, Wine & Spirits Events
SLY FOX BREWERY TOUR
February 2 - February 3
Sly Fox Brewing Company
Plan your visit to the Pottstown Tastin' Room on a weekend and get a behind-the-scenes look at the brewing process. Free brewery tours start at 2pm and 4pm every Saturday. Please call to reserve your spot.
No tours will be offered during Bock Fest, Taps, Tunes & Trucks, Can Jam Music Festival, or SFCX
Recurring daily until June 9
Abington Art Center
Permanent lighting installation by Mily-on commissioned for the Schwarzman-Toll Pavilion
Abington Art Center's Pavilion was built in 2000 and designed to engage with the natural setting and the Center's Sculpture Park. During 2016 renovations, the 2500 sq. ft. ceiling needed to be replaced and Mily-on was asked to create both an artistic piece and a practical solution for the structure and its use as a space for private and public events.
The resulting installation lifts the height of the ceiling and uses the structural steel of the roof to hold thousands of fiber optic strands. Like a loom, the fibers have been woven into a pattern that changes its effect from a delicate translucence during the day to the starry glow of the night sky.
Skiing, Snowboard & Tubing at Spring Mountain Adventures
Want to find a way to enjoy the snow and cold this winter? Then make your way over to Montco's very own winter resort, Spring Mountain Adventures. At Spring Mountain, patrons can embark on a snowy adventure on skis, a snowboard or the tubing track! Get outdoors this winter and join in the fun, only at Spring Mountain!
Take a journey back to 1777 with Patriot Trails, our history brand dedicated to exploring the sights and sounds of the Revolutionary War.
Follow in George Washington’s footsteps from Valley Forge National Historic Park to the history and heritage woven throughout the towns of Montgomery County and feel the stories come to life around you as you tour through the historical homes and parks.
THE MCCARTNEY YEARS
A darkened stage is set, awaiting a show that will mesmerize the audience. Cascading light affixes itself to the stage for a band referred to as The McCartney Years to begin their performance. Prepare yourself to feel an utterly amazing true concert experience in an intimate theatre setting. Without leaving your seat, except to move to the music, you are whisked away through time from the Beatlemania craze creatively woven into a familiar musical mosaic from songs that include Sgt Peppers, Abbey Road, and songs from McCartney's post Beatles career in Wings Over America and Rock Show.
The McCartney Years is an international touring production recreating McCartney's music in a 3-hour concert show. The McCartney Years represent the same passion, love and enthusiasm with the musical equivalent of what came out of the Abbey Road Studios to deliver a show that keeps the audience engaged throughout their musical journey together. From the groups inception, every performance is perfectly tweaked to a vocal and musical arrangement that is a mirror reflection of the original score from a library of over 250 songs. Without a doubt the audience, regardless of their age, will be able to take two steps forward and one step back while being completely enthralled in the show, feeling the same love for the music as the musicians on stage.
PFS PRESENTS QUARTER HORSE
The Philadelphia Folksong Society
Quarter Horse is made up of longtime friends and brothers. Their sound is reminiscent of vocal harmony-driven bands such as The Band, CSN, and Fleet Foxes. Their first full-length album was released in December of 2016, produced by Grammy winner Andy Falco (Infamous Stringdusters), and is noted for its compelling songwriting, arrangements and instrumentation. Live shows are equally captivating, from acoustic in an intimate house concert setting to fully electric on a big stage.
WILD MINDS WRITER'S GROUP
Steel City Coffee House
We are Wild Minds, a group dedicated to nurturing artistic expre ssion in a safe, encouraging environment.
We gather to write and workshop, cultivating our own skills while enjoying a new life and energy in each of our endeavors. As artists, we know how it feels to make ourselves uncomfortably vulnerable, and will therefore dedicate this space to existing together in that vulnerability, without judgment, competition, or rejection.
We welcome poets, storytellers, songwriters, fiction writers, visual artists, and playwrights, keeping in mind the time and space limitations of our group. Instruments must be acoustic. Hateful or judgmental attitudes or content will not be tolerated.
On the Stage
THE MIDTOWN MEN
They took Broadway by storm in one of the biggest hits of all-time. Now on their 7th national tour, THE MIDTOWN MEN are bringing their magic to audiences everywhere, singing their favorite "Sixties Hits" from The Beatles, The Rascals, The Turtles, Motown, The Four Seasons and more.
"The seats were filled with shouting, singing, dancing in
the aisle fans!" - Times Square Chronicles
This sensational production reunites Four Stars from the Original Broadway Cast of Jersey Boys. Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer star in this one-of-a-kind concert experience celebrating the music that defined the '60s.
BECOMING DR. RUTH
January 22 - February 17
Act II Playhouse, Ltd.
by Mark St. Germain
The incredible true story behind everyone's favorite sex therapist, from her flight from the Nazis to her struggles to find success as a young mother in America.
"Inspiring and highly enjoyable" -New York Times
COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS: BRAD TRACKMAN
Valley Forge Casino Resort
The Vault at Valley Forge Casino Resort | 8pm
Brad Trackman is a national touring comedian who has been featured as a stand up on CBS's The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, Star Search with Arsenio Hall, AXS tv's Gotham Comedy Live, MTV's The Buried Life, New Joke City with Robert Klein, NBC's Later, NBC's Friday Night and numerous appearances on Comedy Central.
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 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.