Thursday, February 20 2020 9:22

Events Blog—Feb. 20–26

Written by Maria Marabito and Lindsey Miller

This week's roundup of fun events in Chester County area and beyond.

Clear your calendar because the end of February has some great events. Be part of American Heart Month at the Philadelphia Heart Ball, dream about summer at the Atlantic City Boat Show and more. Your weekend just got better!

For more fun events in Chester County area and beyond, go to the Events Page on this website.


Feb. 22—Philadelphia Heart Ball

Feb. 22—Jump! For Willowdale Steeplechase

Feb. 22—Schuylkill River Greenways Heritage & Hops

Feb. 26–Mar. 1—The Atlantic City Boat Show

Feb. 26–Mar. 29—Shakespeare in Love at People’s Light


Philadelphia Heart Ball—Feb. 22

Celebrate everyone who’s made a difference for the American Heart and Stroke Associations at the Philadelphia Heart Ball. The night includes a heart-healthy dinner and dancing (for exercise?) with leaders from philanthropic, corporate, public and healthcare communities. Is there a better way to celebrate 95 years of the American Heart Association?

The event is black-tie optional, with parking/valet available. Rather volunteer or donate? Go online for more info. Tickets $1000. More at

Simeon Foundation Auto Museum, 6825-31 Norwitch Dr., Philadelphia. 6 to 11:30 p.m.


Jump! For Willowdale Steeplechase—Feb. 22

Travel back in time to the ‘70s for a fun-filled night of music and dancing, plus drinks, silent auctions, an oyster bar and photo booth—so you’ll always remember your flashback to the past. And the whole time you’re helping raise funds for one of Willowdale’s beneficiaries. Groovy, huh?

Benefits the Stroud Water Research Center, Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center and Quest Therapeutic Services. Tickets $85. More at

Yellow House, 101 E. Street Rd., Kennett Square. 8 to 11 p.m.


Schuylkill River Greenways Heritage & Hops—Feb. 22

Calling all beer lovers! Learn more about Pennsylvania’s craft beer industry by starting the day off at the Colonial Theatre for a screening of the documentary “Poured in PA.” Then head to Root Down Brewery where you’ll learn about their building’s transformation and Phoenixville’s industrial past while enjoying a beer tasting and lunch. Sound like the history-quest you’ve been waiting for?

Tickets include film, lunch and beer, $30. More at

227 Bridge St., Phoenixville. 11 to 2.


The Atlantic City Boat Show—Feb. 26–Mar. 1

Imagine yourself with fresh air and seawater on your face as you speed across the Atlantic. Make your dreams a reality at the Atlantic City Boat Show next week. At the Mid-Atlantic’s biggest boat sale, you can climb aboard hundreds of boats for every budget, try out the world of paddle sports in the demo pool and be amazed by Twiggy, the waterskiing squirrel.

The Boat Show has something to interest every aquaphile—there’s even a Build-A-Boat event for young sailors! Tickets online, $15; at the door, $17; kids 12 and under, free. More at

Atlantic City Convention Center, One Convention Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ. Wed.–Fri., 11 to 6. Sun., 10 to 6.


Shakespeare in Love at People’s Light—Feb. 26–Mar. 29

Most high school graduates have read at least one Shakespeare play—but what do we know about the man, the myth, the legend, … Shakespeare himself? Well, we do know about the fictional life of Shakespeare, as told by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard in the 1998 Academy Award-winning film Shakespeare in Love. Now adapted for the stage, the play tells the story of a young Shakespeare breaking through his writer’s block when he meets Viola de Lesseps, a wealthy merchant’s daughter with dreams of the stage. Are you imagining a young Gwyneth?

See this funny, passionate story about a love affair that becomes the inspiration for the iconic Romeo and Juliet. Showtimes and tickets online. More at

People’s Light, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern.


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