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If you're looking for something fun, entertaining, or educational to do in Southeastern PA, you've come to the right place.

Our Weekend Guide is packed with a variety of things to do. If you're looking for something to keep the little ones entertained or searching for fun activities to enjoy on date night, we have something for everyone! Check out what's happening this weekend! ​​

1. The Philadelphia Auto Show

JANUARY 27 - FEBRUARY 4, 2018
Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia
Cost: Online: $14.00, general admission (age 13+); $11, military personnel with active ID; $7, child (age 7-12) and seniors (age 62+); free, children age 6 & under are admitted free with a ticketed adult.

​Explore the automotive industry’s newest creations at the Pennsylvania Convention Center during the 2018 Philadelphia Auto Show. More than 700 concept, classic, luxury and exotic cars will be on display over a 700,000-square-foot area. A select number of cars will even be available to test drive.

For more details, please visit: www.phillyautoshow.com

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2. Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

NOW THROUGH MARCH 4TH 2018
Where: 101 S. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS BLVD., PHILADELPHIA, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 925-RINK
Cost: General admission to the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest is FREE. Skate rental and admission is not included. ​

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, Philadelphia’s largest outdoor ice skating rink and winter wonderland, is open seven days a week including all holidays through March 4, 2018. This seasonal attraction, includes a beautifully lit landscape featuring a holiday tree, outdoor seating area with fire pits, cozy warming cabins, the Franklin Fountain Confectionary Cabin, the Kids Lodge with arcade games, and a chalet-inspired Lodge with food and beverages. ​​

For more details, please visit: www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/places/blue-cross-riverrink-winterfest​



PHOTO COURTESY OF MIKE SERVEDIO FOR THE ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES OF DREXEL UNIVERSITY

3. Dinos After Dark

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 5-8 PM
Where: Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Phila.

Cost: Pay what you wish

Philadelphia's natural history museum will be celebrating fourth Fridays this winter and spring with Dinos After Dark, featuring pay what you wish admission, family programming for all ages in Science Live and an indoor beer garden in the famous Dinosaur Hall. Come enjoy a night out meeting live animals, enjoying interactive activities and wandering the historic museum with a drink in hand. Great family fun!

For more details, please visit: ansp.org/programs-and-events/festivals/dinos-after-dark/ Picture


IMAGE COURTESY OF AMBLERRESTAURANTWEEK.COM

4. Ambler Restaurant Week

Although this begins on Monday, January 29th, we don't want you to miss out! Ambler Restaurant Week is back and better than ever, January 29-February 5th! Ambler area restaurants will be offering wonderful specials and prix-fix menus. Whether you’re looking for high end or casual, a bar or a BYOB, lunch or dinner; there is something for everyone. RSVP on facebook to receive updates and be entered to win an Ambler Restaurant Week gift certificate. ​

For more details and list of participating restaurants, please visit: amblermainstreet.org/ambler-restaurant-week/


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5. Murder Mystery at the Castle

JANUARY 27, 2018, 7-10pm
Where: Sand Castle Winery, 755 River Road, Erwinna, PA 18920
Phone: 610-294-8303
Cost: $65 per person (includes dinner, complimentary glass of wine and show)

Ever since the Moulin Rouge opened down the street, the Moulin Bleu has seen nothing but a decline in business. The can can dancers are leaving in droves, they can't get bohemian painters through the door with promises of free drinks, and even the half decent mimes won't work for the Bleu. The owners of the club, Monsieur and Mademoiselle Ennui, are desperate to find a solution to their problem, but the business simply doesn't have the collateral to merit a loan. When they do come up with a plan, it is more than a little disreputable and the reper- cussions could be deadly.

Come enjoy great food, great wine and a great show! For more details, please visit: sandcastlewinery.com/event/murder-mystery/2018-01-27/

6. Arsenic & Old Lace

JANUARY 12-27, 2018
Where: The Village Players - Community Theater of Hatboro, 401 Jefferson Avenue, Hatboro
Phone: 215-675-6774
Cost: $15 General Admission

​​​Arsenic and Old Lace is a farcical black comedy revolving around the Brewster family, descended from the Mayflower, but now composed of insane homicidal maniacs. The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, NY, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves.

His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and “just a pinch” of cyanide, a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home (which then serves as graves for the aunts victims; he thinks that they died of Yellow Fever); and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein, to conceal his identity, and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff.

For more details or to purchase tickets, please visit: www.thevillageplayers.com/2017/12/in-the-wings-arsenic-and-old-lace/​

7. Painting with a Twist and a Cocktail

27, 2018, 5 - 7:30PM
Where: Boardroom Spirits Distillery, 575 W. 3rd Street, Lansdale, PA 19446
www.boardroomspirits.com
Phone: 267-642-9961
Cost: $35 Per Person


Come to Boardroom Spirits on January 27th around 4:30 PM, enjoy your favorite cocktail, and be ready to paint at 5:00 pm. You'll be painting your very own picture (actual picture to be determined) and enjoying one of Boardroom's Classic Cocktails with your ticket purchase.

Ticket price includes:

- All painting supplies and canvas
- Step-by-step instructions with our experienced instructor
- One Classic cocktail of your choice (ex: Cosmo, Mule, Lansdale Lemonade, Bloody Mary, and more)

Try something new this Saturday with this great painting workshop! You'll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and lots of good memories.

For more details, please visit: www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-artists-of-bucks-paint-night-and-cocktail-tickets-41536801692



PHOTO COURTESY OF WWW.MORRISARBORETUM.ORG



8. Winter Wellness Walks

NOVEMBER - MARCH
SATURDAYS: 10:30AM - 11:30AM
SUNDAYS: 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Where: Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119
Phone: 215-247-5777
Cost: Included with Garden Admission

The first step is always the hardest... but it is the most important one!

Led by an experienced Volunteer Guide, these brisk walks will stick to the paved paths and get your heart rate up. Walkers meet at the Visitors Center wearing comfortable clothing and shoes, ready to walk two mile-long loops on the paved paths. Guides will point out some of the Arboretum's trees and other attractions along the way. The walk lasts for approximately an hour, and visitors are welcome to continue on their own afterward.

For more details, please visit: www.morrisarboretum.org/events_special.shtml#walks​


9. WAC Cares Beef & Beer Fundraiser

JANUARY 27, 2018 7-11PM
Where: LRB Sons of Italy, 211 West Butler Avenue, Ambler PA 19002
Cost: $30 per person in advance; $35 at the door


An evening of Beef, Beer, Music, Dancing, Door Prizes and Raffles to benefit WAC Cares Homework Helpers. All proceeds will go towards the purchase of computers, educational supplies and a scholarship program for a deserving Wissahickon high school graduate.

For more details, please visit: www.eventbrite.com/e/wac-cares-beef-beer-tickets-42173158051?aff=es2


10. TOUR THIS BRAND NEW HOME

CALL LINDA GEDNEY AT 215-205-0181 FOR A PRIVATE SHOWING
Where: 1140 Rydal Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046
Offered at: $1,450,000

BRAND NEW HOME! New Construction ready for quick delivery in highly desirable Abington Location! One of two Custom Built Homes with 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths. Just move right in!

​For more details, please visit: bit.ly/2xUMuaO


Sources: uwishunu.com, eventbrite.com, valleyforge.org, montgomerycountyalive.com and morrisarboretum.org







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