Be inspired in Montco with nearly twenty things to do this week. We're hoping for sunny skies for programming at Valley Forge Park, but there's plenty of indoor fun too, from live theater and concerts to shopping experiences and history events.
BIKE TO WORK DAY
Presented By: The Encampment Store at Valley Forge National Historical Park
Location: Valley Forge National Historical Park
The 7th Annual Bike to Work Day from Montgomery County and Chester County to Valley Forge National Historical Park is this Friday at 7:15 a.m.
Enjoy a crisp morning ride on the Schuylkill River Trail, and don't forget to grab a wristband for a free beer from Conshohocken Brewing Company after work.
SALUTE OUR TROOPS
May 19 - 20
In 1865, construction commenced on the Colebrookdale Railroad, with many of the workers being soldiers just returning from the Civil War. The Colebrookdale Railroad wishes to extend this gratitude to all those who are, or who have, served in the armed forces by offering a ride on our Deluxe Coach free of charge with proper ID.
All aboard for trains running Saturday at 11:30 a.m. (includes brunch service), 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
ARMED FORCES DAY
Valley Forge National Historical Park
The Second Pennsylvania Regiment will commemorate Armed Forces Day on Saturday with musketry, music, and cannon blasts and a colorful program of living history. The event takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the park’s Muhlenberg Brigade Hut Site, with demonstrations of maneuvering and musket firing scheduled for 11:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Stick around on Saturday for the Spring Campfire Program at Conway's Brigade, featuring General “Mad” Anthony Wayne and the Great Cow Chase.
HAPPY HOUR WITH THE HISTORIAN
Enjoy a glass of cold brew on the grounds of Graeme Park during Happy Hour with the Historian. The event features a cash bar and food with a 30-40 minute talk on a topic of historical interest.
BROTHERS AT ARMS: AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE AND THE MEN OF FRANCE AND SPAIN WHO SAVED IT
Presented By: Paoli Battlefield Historical Park
Location: Historic General Warren Restaurant
Enjoy a Revolutionary Lecture Series at the Historic General Warren.
The success of the War of American Independence depended on substantial military assistance provided by France and Spain, which saw their strategic interests align with those of America in the fight against England.
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Ends May 20
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DIVINELY FEMININE YOU
Country Creek Winery
Join Country Creek Winery for a celebration of women. Enjoy wine, mini-make overs, a professional photo shoot, pop-up designer fashion boutiques and more.
AMERICANA INDIAN SHOW
May 18 - 20
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks
Browse more than 5,000 authentic items for sale during this weekend's Americana Indian Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks. The event is open to the public and includes everything from Navajo rugs to handcrafted turquoise jewelry.
PENN DRY GOODS MARKET
May 18 - 19
Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center
This annual market at the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center is the place to browse some of the finest artistry in needlework, linens, baskets, clothing, textiles and quilts. The day includes demonstrations, lectures and classes, led by patient artisans who are eager to share their skills with future generations.
LIVE MUSIC, COMEDY AND PERFORMANCES
OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT
King of Prussia Town Center
This summer, the Town Center will transform into a free outdoor movie theater showing new releases and beloved classics for all ages. Families can bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy the film.
This week's film is one of Disney's newest animated hits, Coco.
STONE & KEY LIVE MUSIC SERIES - MOJO & THE HELPER MONKEYS
Stone and Key Cellars
Join Stone and Key for another installment in their Live Music Series with Mojo & the Helper Monkeys. Chef Johnny Bravo’s Surf & Turf Food Truck will be on the premises from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. There is no cover for the event, but come early to grab a good seat.
COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS: MIKE SOMERVILLE
Valley Forge Casino Resort
Mike Somerville has carved a unique niche in entertainment: a comedian, TV host, writer, advice guru...there isn't much he doesn't do!
TAYLOR BACKES ART GALLERY OPEN HOUSE
Taylor Backes Glass
Join Taylor Backes Glass for their art gallery open house with performances by Amber Rae & The Swinging Foxes. Admission is free, and beer by Saucony Creek and cider by Frecon Farms is available for purchase.
SYMPATHIQUE 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Pink Martini’s “little orchestra” draws inspiration from the romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s and ‘50s and crosses genres to make an eclectic, modern sound. Come join Pink Martini with lead singer China Forbes for a lively evening of song - plus special guest, NPR host Ari Shapiro.
THE MADS ARE BACK!
Join Mystery Science Theater 3000's Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu as they screen some of the worst movies ever made and riff - or comically make fun of - them live in the same style as the Peabody Award-winning TV series.
Tuesday - Sunday
Act II Playhouse
Opening Week: Act II Playhouse brings the Broadway classic Camelot to its stage in Ambler starting May 16. Relive the timeless story of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table.
Performances this week are Tuesday at 7 p.m., Wednesday - Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Book soon, as seats are filling quickly!
ROMEO & JULIET: A REQUIEM
Tuesday - Sunday
Can you love someone back to life? Romeo and Juliet have been dead a year. The feuding households of Montague and Capulet must reckon with their shared blame and relive the star-crossed lovers’ final days. In this intimate, six-actor version of Shakespeare’s play, the original text is inventively reconstructed to become a vibrant act of redemption and reconciliation.
This week's performances are Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.