With nearly 20 incredible things to do this week in Montco, the cold weather blues don't stand a chance. Foodies rejoice as dineKOP Restaurant Week kicks off, along with a Chocolate Lovers' Cocktail Workshop at Boardroom Spirits and tea with the Mad Hatter. Not to mention, there's plenty of concerts and live theater this week to #MakeItMontco. And don't forget to find the leprechauns!
dineKOP RESTAURANT WEEK
March 11- 17
Presented by King of Prussia District
The annual celebration of King of Prussia's dining scene returns March 5 to 11 when the King of Prussia District hosts dineKOP Restaurant Week. Nearly 30 restaurants will be offering special prix fixe pricing for lunch and dinner throughout the week.
GREAT NARBERTH LEPRECHAUN HUNT
St. Patrick's Day gets off to an early start on March 10, when the Great Narberth Leprechaun Hunt kicks off from 1-4 p.m. Kids hunt for leprechauns throughout the downtown district, collecting treats along the way. When they find them all, they earn a St. Paddy's Day prize.
Celebrating the charter that granted William Penn the colony of Pennsylvania, Charter Day is celebrated with free admission and tours at many state historic sites, including Hope Lodge.
DINNER WITH HISTORY - PATRICK HENRY
Washington Memorial Chapel
The Valley Forge Park Alliance Speaker Series continues on March 6 with "Patrick Henry: Champion of Liberty." Author and history Jon Kukla will discuss his new book by the same title. The event includes dinner with the history in the Washington Memorial Chapel's Bishop White Library.
HOODS UP WEEKEND
March 10 - 11
Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles
Join us on March 10th & 11th from 9:30am-4pm for Hoods Up Weekend! Come in and see early and experimental engines from Pennsylvania vehicles built right here in our backyard! Docents will be available throughout the gallery and carriage factory to answer your questions. This event is included with regular admission.
18TH CENTURY COOKING WORKSHOP
The kitchen was a much different place in the 1700s, and Pottsgrove Manor is giving visitors a chance to experience it first hand on March 15 during the 18th Century Cooking Workshop. Visitors will learn to prepare, cook, and serve authentic 18th century dishes - then it's time to enjoy taste these historic eats. (Pre-registration is required by March 2).
LIVE MUSIC, COMEDY, AND PERFORMANCES
THE BOROWITZ REPORT LIVE WITH ANDY BOROWITZ
The New York Times best-selling author and comedian who has written for The New Yorker since 1998 is taking his satirical news column on the road. Join Andy Borowitz for an evening of conversation & storytelling as we get down to addressing what in the world is going on!
Also appearing at the Keswick this week are Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dave Mason on March 9, the ultimate Neil Diamond Tribute group, Real Diamond, on March 10, and soul pioneers The Righteous Brothers on March 11.
COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS: RC SMITH & TRACY LOCKE
Valley Forge Casino Resort
Known in the television and comedy industry as one of the best audience warm-up men in the business, RC is currently the warm-up comic for "The Rachel Ray Show" and has also done worked on "The Colbert Report", The Tony Danza Show", "Who Wants to be a Millionaire", "The Caroline Rhea Show", "Ricki Lake", and NBC's "Clash of the Choirs".
Tracy Locke has been performing as a professional comedian for over 12 years, from sold out shows at Radio City Music Hall to comedy clubs across the nation. She has hosted everything from television, live events, and award shows to corporate team building events. Tracy Locke has done it all!
"We first had our toes curled up in our shoes playing tapes and records from the likes of Sam Cooke, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, and Led Zeppelin. We know that there are feelings in each of us that can only be felt in the presence of live music, so we create music with sticks and strings and our voices that feels like love, and loss, and struggle, and joy."
Another performance at The Underground this week is Ladies of Lansdale Candy Crush on Saturday. The Ladies return for a special March edition!
FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ AT WOODMERE
Woodmere Art Museum
Philadelphia is the "Home of the Jazz Organ" because of artists like Shirley Scott, who took the B-3 organ to new heights. Organist Rich Budesa swings classic tunes "Sugar," "Don't Mess with Mister T," and more with Umar Raheem's saxophone stylings of Stanley Turrentine, Scott's husband.
Also at the Woodmere this week is Tuesday Nights at the Movies - Smile on March 6, where Michael Ritchie’s sharp, ironic comedy hits a broad target—the ludicrous world of teen beauty pageants.
THE JIM HOLTON QUARTET
August Moon Restaurant
Crying Sam Entertainment presents Second Saturday Jazz, featuring some of the area's best in jazz music taking the stage at the August Moon Restaurant in Norristown. This month's featured performer is The Jim Holton Quartet.
LIVELY ARTS FAMILY SERIES: JUSTIN ROBERTS
Montgomery County Community College
Justin Roberts, a two-time Grammy nominee, is truly one of the "all-stars" of the indie family music scene. For nearly 20 years, Justin has been creating the soundtrack to families' lives, crafting songs that navigate the joys and sorrows of growing up.
POINT ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS FIVE FOR FIGHTING WITH STRING QUARTET
Chart-topping and multi-platinum singer/songwriter John Ondrasik, who goes by Five for Fighting, burst on the scene some 15 years ago with his Grammy nominated hit "Superman (It's Not Easy)." On touring with a string quartet Ondrosik says "The quartet shows have been fantastic....to present the more ambitious songs, as well as the popular tunes, in this format has refueled my passion for performing."
ON STAGE AND SCREEN
LOST IN YONKERS
Friday - Sunday
The Village Players of Hatboro Inc.
Opening Week: 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. Opening night is Friday at 8 p.m. Additional performances are scheduled for Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Friday - Sunday
Steel River Playhouse
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 weekend's performances are 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
Wednesday - 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 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7 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 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
CHOCOLATE LOVERS' COCKTAIL WORKSHOP
Chocolate and cocktail lovers rejoice! This is a one-of-a-kind cocktail workshop where you'll be making and enjoying cocktails like 'Orange You Glad I'm Cordial' and more. Each cocktail you create will be paired with a signature Asher's chocolate.
MAD HATTER'S TEA PARTY
Willow Grove Park Mall
Don’t be late for a very important date! There’s plenty of time to say “hello” to the Easter Bunny at Willow Grove Park. 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.