Comics, trivia, music, history and more. There’s quite a mix in our Weekend Picks. You can always find even more by visiting our Event Calendar.
90s Trivia at Stone & Key Cellars
When: Friday, February 21 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 435 Doylestown Road, Montgomeryville
What’s the 411? Grab your flannel and scrunchies (wait – aren’t they back?!) for 90s music and entertainment trivia. It promises to be all that and a bag of chips.
Upper Moreland Comic Con
When: Saturday, February 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Upper Moreland High School, Willow Grove
The Upper Moreland Educational Foundation will be hosting its first annual Comic Con. The family-friendly event will feature local vendors, artists, kids’ activities, craft tables, small business and raffles. There will be a Cosplay Contest as well as a Lego Room and a Retro-Gaming station.
Admission is $5, free for children 6 and under if accompanied by a paid adult. Refreshments will be available.
Shaping Democracy: How Black Transformed the American Narrative (a lecture at Pottsgrove Manor)
When: Saturday, February 22 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Pottsgrove Manor, 100 West King Street, Pottstown
Pottsgrove Manor welcomes associate professor of history Tonya Thames Taylor, PhD., of West Chester University for her lecture, “Shaping Democracy: How Blacks Transformed the American Narrative.” When John Potts died in 1768, a probate inventory named the 13 enslaved people who lived at Pottsgrove Manor. The lives of these ten men and three women are not always included in the historical record, making their stories difficult to piece together. Learn more about the lives of enslaved people in Pennsylvania when Thames, a Mississippi native and granddaughter of former sharecroppers, discusses the influence of Black Americans on our history. She is the founding director of the African American Studies Program and a member of the Executive Committee of the Frederick Douglass Institute at West Chester University. This lecture is a suggested $2 donation per person. Tours of the Potts family manor house will be available after the lecture, and the Museum Shop will be open, full of unique and historical gifts.
Explore Animation & Graphics with Python at a Free Workshop for Middle School Girls
When: Saturday, February 22 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Microsoft Store, King of Prussia Mall, 160 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia
This free workshop is for middle school girls, grades 6-8. Do you like to use your creativity to design problems and solutions using codes to represent ideas? Then you have a future in Computer Science! In this workshop, students will learn how to create computer graphics and animated figures/objects using Python in Calico. Sign up here.
Tube Top Mama Returns to the Blue Bell inn
When: Saturday, February 22 from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Where: 601 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell
Come out to The Blue Bell Inn to hear music from our 2019 Happening List Winner Tube Top Mama.
Bury the Hatchet King of Prussia: Open Tournament
When: Sunday, February 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 1020 W. 8th Avenue, King of Prussia
Think you have what it takes? Come out and compete in a hatchet throwing tournament! There will be cash prizes up to $1,000, free beer, free food and more. $50 to enter. Get more information here.
Winter Chores & Treats at Peter Wentz Farmstead
When: Sunday, February 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 2030 Shearer Road, Lansdale
Visit the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead for a glimpse into how the Wentz family kept their hearths warm and spirits high in the cold mid-winter. View cooking demonstrations of delicious cake doughnuts and sample the modern versions, too! Come see the smokehouse in action as the Wentz family preps for the chilly weeks ahead. All ages welcome, suggested donation $2/person.
Paint Your Pet at Painting with a Twist
When: Sunday, February 23 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 1240 Bridge Road, Skippack
Have a favorite photo of your furbaby (or feather-baby or fin-baby) that you’d love to bring to life in a painting? Let Painting with a Twist help you create a one-of-a-kind painting of your favorite critter! After you sign up, send a high-res photo and they’ll make a sketch for you to paint during the class. This class is for ages 15 and up, BYOB if over 21. Canvases are $55 for 12 x 12 or $57 for 16 x 20. Register here.