It's mid-March madness in Montco with 20+ things to do this week. The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, in addition to live concerts and theater, will bring out your creative side. Plus, celebrate your Irish side with a festive ride on the Colebrookdale Railroad – or perhaps a bourbon dinner. With a myriad of events, including Hatboro Restaurant Days just around the corner, it's a #MakeItMontco week for the books.
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SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
March 16 - 18
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks
One of the largest arts and crafts festivals in the country returns to Montgomery County March 16 to 18. The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival features more than 250 of the country's top artisans displaying and selling their unique creations during the three-day event at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY EXCURSION
March 16 - 17
Join us on the Colebrookdale Railroad for one hour and forty five minutes of merrymaking – Irish style. Don your kelly-green attire, gather up your shamrocks, and get ready for a rambling good time.
Excursions run March 16 at 6:30 p.m. and March 17 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Also this weekend, all aboard the Easter Bunny Express this Sunday March 18 at 2:30 p.m. The Bunny brings gifts for all children and an Easter Egg Hunt right on board the train for all children up to 12 years of age.
RESULTS OF THE 2017 PARANOMAL TOURS AT PAOLI BATTLEFIELD
Historic General Warren Restaurant
The Paoli Battlefield is said to be one of the most haunted places in the Philadelphia region. Each year, the battlefield in nearby Malvern hosts a paranormal tour and investigation. On March 12, the results of October's tour will be shared as part of the Revolutionary Lecture Series at the Historic General Warren.
BLACK HAWK DOWN’S MARK BOWDEN
Ursinus College – Lenfest Theater
Mark Bowden, the author of The New York Times #1 best seller, Black Hawk Down, as well as a number of other works of historical non-fiction, will discuss his latest book, Hue 1968. The book focuses on the key battle of the Tet Offensive, which was a turning point of the U.S. war in Vietnam.
THE WORDS PEACE AND JUSTICE AND WHY PEACEMAKERS ARE BLESSED (BUT ONLY SOMETIMES)
In this talk, William Ian Miller considers terms for peace and justice in order to get at contemporary society's approach to them as concepts. Rich in insight and humor, Dr. Miller's lecture promises to be engaging and informative.
LIVE MUSIC, COMEDY, AND PERFORMANCES
WEST AFRICAN KORA MUSIC
Sean Gaskell features traditional songs on the 21 stringed West African Kora. The Kora is native to the Mande peoples who live within the countries of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea Bissau. It is a melodic and seemingly peaceful instrument, which is somewhat contrary to its musical repertoire.
Also taking place at The Underground this week is the Eagles Autism Challenge featuring Wineskin on March 16. Characterized as a Phish meets Black Crows, Wineskin routinely lights up the local covers scene. Share a fun night with friends and support a truly great cause.
COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS: JOE LIST
Joe began his comedy career in Boston, Massachusetts in 2000, weeks after graduating from high school. Since that time, he has been featured on Conan and The Late Show with David Letterman. In 2015, List was a finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing. He also had his own half-hour comedy special on Comedy Central.
FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ AT WOODMERE – PATSY CLINE: IN THE JAZZ COUNTRY
Woodmere Art Museum
Vocalist Kristen Callahan beautifully captures Patsy's Cline's deep country blues with stories of heartbreak that touch the soul from "Crazy," to "I Fall to Pieces" and more.
Also at the Woodmere this week is Tuesday Nights at the Movies – Devil in a Blue Dress and Classical Saturdays - Tempesta di Mare: Harpsichordist Adam Pearl performs Bach’s Goldberg Variations.
THE MUSICAL BOX
March 16 - 17
Renowned for their high quality reproductions of historic Genesis performances since 1993, The Musical Box takes fans along for a time-travel ride, offering people a chance to relive the magic of this unique experience. Performances are March 16 and 17 at 8 p.m.
Another performance at the Keswick this weekend is Jeffrey Osborne on March 18. Since beginning his professional singing career in 1969, Jeffrey Osborne has produced five gold and platinum records. He spent 10 years with the popular funk and soul group, L.T.D. before embarking on a successful solo career that included several Top 40 hits.
ON STAGE AND SCREEN
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Thursday - Sunday
Steel River Playhouse
Closing weekend: Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird comes to life at the Steel River Playhouse. It's the familiar story of Atticus Finch, his daughter Scout, and the quest for truth and justice in the early 20th century Deep South.
This closing weekend's performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
THE BATTLE OF SHALLOWFORD
Friday - Sunday
Methacton Community Theater
Opening Week: It is the night of Orson Welles' history War of the Worlds radio drama! The protagonists fall hook, line and sinker for the broadcast and run out to do battle. Lonny and Ruthie must fend for themselves, and they discover a mutual passion for that which is unknown and each other....a community theatre classic that rings true with anyone who ever lived in a small town or had big dreams!
Opening week performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES
Wednesday - Sunday
Act II Playhouse
Act II favorite Tony Braithwaite stars as Herb, a Hollywood screenwriter, in this performance of Neil Simon's I Ought to Be in Pictures. The show lovingly and hilariously depicts the return of Herb's long forgotten teenage daughter. Performances this week are Wednesday through Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
Thursday - Sunday
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 has performances this week on Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
LOST IN YONKERS
Friday - Sunday
The Village Players of Hatboro Inc.
By America's great comic playwright, this memory play is set in Yonkers in 1942. The hit Broadway production featured Irene Worth, Mercedes Ruehl, and Kevin Spacey in award-winning performances. This week's performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Super excited to announce a very special, one-week exhibition with co-curator, Noelle DeSantis of @ellavanillacakesupplies _____ “Sweet Inspiration: Creative Cakes Inspired by the Illustrations of Charles Santore” will be on view March 15-22. Join us March 15th for a conversation, tasting, and reception event with 10 Philadelphia cake artists featured in the exhibition. _____ Early bird discounted tickets are available through eventbrite until March 1st. Be sure to get yours before this event sells out! Link in bio 🍰
SWEET INSPIRATION: CREATIVE CAKES INSPIRED BY THE ILLUSTRATIONS OF CHARLES SANTORE
March 15 - 22
Woodmere Art Museum
This special one-week exhibition of artistic cakes is inspired by the imaginative illustrations of Charles Santore and includes confections by leading Philadelphia cake artists, many of whom have had formal education in studio and fine art.
On Thursday March 15, the exhibition will kick off with Cake Conversation, Tasting and Reception. Join Noelle DeSantis and nine other Philadelphia-area cake artists for a discussion on designing and creating whimsical cakes, and enjoy a festive night of special tastings provided by each cake artist.
MAD HATTER'S TEA PARTIES
Don’t be late for a very important date! There’s plenty of time to say “hello” to the Easter Bunny at the mall. Visit the Bunny, and then continue your journey down the rabbit hole to Wonderland for the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – an adventure of magic and delight.
The parties take place at the Willow Grove Mall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the Plymouth Meeting Mall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
HATBORO RESTAURANT DAYS
March 16 - 18
Presented by Greater Hatboro Chamber of Commerce
Make reservations at an old favorite or discover you new go-to place during Hatboro Restaurant Days. From March 16 to 18, area restaurants will offers special pricing on breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even late-night.
SUNNYBROOK BALLROOM WEDDING SHOWCASE
The SunnyBrook Ballroom’s Wedding Showcase is the perfect opportunity to view all of the possibilities to make your dream wedding a reality. From DJ’s to photographers, jewelers to salons, and florists to wedding fashions; SunnyBrook gives you the chance to speak face to face with local vendors who want to make your special day what it should be, a memorable event!