A brand new week means a chance to experience something wonderful and new in Montgomery County. From our wide range of world-class shopping, incredible dining and plenty of opportunities to catch a one of a kind show or embark on a new adventure, the possibilities are endless. Check out this week's round of exciting events below!
March 30 - 31
Bryn Athyn Historic District
Pysanky is the beautiful, elaborate, Easter eggs found in Polish, Ukrainian and Russian traditions. Learning this centuries-old technique for decorating Easter eggs is easier than you might think. Using a stylus called a kistka, we will write with melted beeswax onto the shell of a raw egg, then dip it into vibrant dyes. We will complete two different eggs in the workshop, and you will keep your kistka and wax to use at home. Join us to make your own little heirloom - it’s a lot of fun, and the results will impress your family and friends!
Beer Wine & Spirits Events
THE BERCY WINE CLUB - ALL ABOUT ALSACE
The Bercy is proud to introduce a series of wine classes. During each class, our sommelier, Steven Gullo will present a flight of six wines chosen around a specific theme. Each flight will be paired with small plates crafted by our Chefs and culinary team.
During this tasting, Steven will pour a variety of wines from Alsace. Alsace is a French wine region in with a unique history and culture as it's situated between the Vosges Mountains and the Rhine River, the natural border with Germany. Thus, Alsatian wines and cuisine share an obvious German influence. Steven will delve into this fascinating region and pour plenty of dry Riesling, Gewürztraminer, and Pinot Gris. Some lesser known red Pinot Noir and sparkling Crémant d'Alsace will also be featured. All wines will be paired with Alsatian-influenced dishes from our Chef.
Recurring Weekly on Saturday
Five Saints Distilling
Tours almost every Saturday 1:30 and 3pm. Get the history of the firehouse, learn about a special piece of fire equipment and get the inside scoop on Five Saints Distilling. Please register on www.FiveSaintsDistilling.com to reserve a spot and find tour and time dates (tours may not be offered on some Saturdays)
AUTISM FRIENDLY TRAIN
Join us on an Autism Friendly Train along our beautiful and scenic line!
Please come early (10 AM or 2:30 PM) and allow yourself to become familiar with the train yard, the ticket building, the boarding platform, the many different train cars and the uniformed staff and volunteers who will be serving you during your excursion on the Secret Valley Line.
Because of the variety of dietary concerns, a special exception has been made and we encourage you to bring your own snacks. We will, however, have our a la carte menu available (we are NOT serving our usual plates in parlor because of dietary restrictions)
SUNDAY FAMILY/PUBLIC SKATING
February 22 - March 30
Philadelphia Skating Club & Humane Society
Get the family together for Sunday afternoon skating! We offer family/public skating on Sundays in February and March (excluding March 3rd) from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Admission is $10 per person (regardless of age) and $5 per skate rental. Come join us!
HEX SIGNS: SACRED & CELESTIAL SYMBOLISM IN PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BARN STARS
March 1 - November 3
Bryn Athyn Historic District
Explores themes of sacred and celestial imagery in the traditional arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with special emphasis on the decorated barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania. This exhibition, which features actual examples of barn stars, decorated objects, and related images, is guest curated by Patrick Donmoyer, director of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University. Donmoyer is the author of Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars (2013). The Heritage Center and Glencairn Museum will collaborate on a full exhibition catalog for the Glencairn exhibition.
RACHEL ANDIE W/ MY FAMILIAR AND THE DESCRIBERS
Rachel Andie is a Japanese American multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Philadelphia, PA. Her solo project consists of looping guitar, layering vocals, and tap dancing as percussion. Her debut album "The Common Calamity" was independently released in August of 2016 with her backing band, We The People, at the age of 19. In January of 2018, she formed a six piece band, Rachel Andie & The Fifth Element, which is an alternative ambient folk group consisting of local musicians and educators in Philadelphia. The Fifth Element is comprised of Rachel Andie on guitar and vocals, Mark Nestman on bass guitar, Drew Gerace on drums, Mariah Del Rio on vocals, Jay Rosen on pedal steel guitar, and Logan Roth on keys. Through a successful Kickstarter campaign, they were able to record their first live studio album titled "Tu Me Manques" which was released on December 1st, 2018 and is now available online. The record will be accompanied by a full length visual album produced by Skyler Jenkins Films which will be released in 2019. Album artwork created by James Matusheski.
Ardmore Music Hall
For over 50 years, Black Uhuru has remained one of the most popular recognized prolific reggae band from Jamaica. The living legends have earned several achievements in the music industry including winning the first ever Grammy Award for reggae music.
WE ARE ALL HOMELESS
March 9 - April 27
Saint Miriam Parish and Friary
Saint Miriam will be the next home for the WE ARE ALL HOMELESS project. The exhibit will feature a cross-section of the works from Willie Baronet on two levels of the parish. We will also tie into this exhibit our Lenten experience for 2019. We will sink more deeply into how we live a life of service and care for the marginalized and the lost and the lonely. We will try to deepen our own will, too, as we seek the homeless, the food insecure, and the forgotten. From the opening of the exhibit on March 9th to its closing celebration on April 27th, we will become homeless.
The WE ARE ALL HOMELESS project began in 1993 due to the awkwardness its founder, Artist, and professor, Willie Baronet, felt when he pulled up to an intersection and encountered a person holding a sign, asking for help. Willie has since purchased more than 1,300 homeless signs over the past 24 years, and he uses this collection to create installations to raise awareness about homelessness. Like many of us, he wrestled with whether or not he was doing good by giving them money or to simply ignore them or avoid their steely gaze. Mostly he admitted the internal struggle with his moral obligation, and how his own choices contributed in conscious or unconscious ways to poverty. Willie struggled with the unfairness of the lives people are born into, the physical, mental, and psychological handicaps. In his struggle, he avoided eye contact with those on the street, unwilling to really see them, and in doing so – like most of us – avoided seeing parts of himself. That changed once he began asking these people if they would sell their signs! Willie's relationship to the homeless has been powerfully and permanently altered and now, so has the world.
On The Stage
March 22 - April 7
A surprisingly funny story of seething tensions and missed connections, from the author of The Whale.
In the days before the Internet, a small town editor plays matchmaker by publishing a newspaper that runs personal ads, uniting the truck drivers who traverse America’s lonely roads. When her own lost lover resurfaces, long-simmering tensions expose carefully guarded secrets, by turns hilarious, exhilarating, and poignant. Meanwhile Matthew, an eager young writer, compels his jaded mentors to consider whether recommitting to the human race is worth all the trouble.
SAME TIME NEXT YEAR
March 19 - April 14
Act II Playhouse, Ltd.
by Bernard Slade
The beloved Broadway romantic comedy. George and Doris - married to other people - meet for an annual tryst for 24 years. Starring Tony Braithwaite and Tracie Higgins.
"Genuinely funny and genuinely romantic" -The New York Post
March 15 - March 30
The Village Players of Hatboro
Catherine has inherited her late father’s mathematical brilliance, but she is haunted by the fear that she might also share his debilitating mental illness. She has spent years caring for her now-deceased father, and upon his death, she feels left alone to pick up the pieces of her life without him. Caught between a new-found connection with Hal, one of her father’s former students, and the reappearance of her sister, Claire, Catherine finds both her world and her mind growing increasingly unstable. Then Hal discovers a groundbreaking proof among the 103 notebooks Catherine’s father left behind, and Catherine is forced to further question how much of her father’s genius or madness will she inherit. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, David Auburn’s Proof is a passionate, intelligent story about fathers and daughters, the nature of genius, and the power of love.
COMEDY NIGHT WITH BUDDY HARRIS, CHRIS O' CONNOR, SHANE GILLIS!
Join us as resident comedian Buddy Harris brings another night full of fun and laughs to The Underground! Joining Buddy will be Comedy Central featured comics Chris O' Conner and Shane Gillis plus more special guests!
Doors open at 7:00pm
COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS: WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE COMEDY TOUR.
Valley Forge Casino Resort
Valley Forge Casino Resort: Women of a Certain Age - Tickets - The Vault inside the Radisson Hotel of The Valley Forge Casino Resort, King of Prussia, PA - March 29, 2019
Women of a Certain Age Comedy is a show straight from the unfettered mouths and uninhibited minds of the funniest, most daring, most experienced people in comedy: the women that have seen it all.